Songs of Innocence and Experience

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EBM EBM0610014/ HL 45008

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5-10 vocalists (Sop M-S Contr Ten Bar Bs BoySopr Country/Rock/Folk singers), 3 Choruses (SATB, Madrigal, Children's): 2 Sax: Perc(7).Org.Pno.Hp: Gtr.EGtr.EBass
A full-length song cycle encompassing musical styles from romantic to modern, from country to rock, utilizing more than 200 vocalists and musicians. The 2004 recording by the University of Michigan School of Music Orchestra and Choruses under the direction of Leonard Slatkin was honored with four Grammy awards: • Best Classical Album • Best Choral Performance • Best Classical Contemporary Composition • Best Producer of the Year, Classical Performances have taken place in Stuttgart, Germany; Ann Arbor, Michigan [twice]; Chicago, Illinois; Brooklyn, New York; St. Louis, Missouri; New York, New York; London, England; Costa Mesa and La Jolla, California; and Minneapolis, Minnesota “A masterpiece of our time and place … gigantically ambitious.” — N.Y. Times “One of the finest and most important new American works of the decade.” — Chicago Tribune “The greatest achievement of synthesis in American music since Porgy and Bess.” — The Boston Globe