As You Set Out For Ithaka
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Secular and Sacred compositions from distinguished composer David Ashley White are offered on this recording.

David Ashley White’s secular and sacred compositions are widely performed and published and he has received numerous commissions. Recordings of his music appear on the Gothic and Zephyr labels. In addition to the extensive publication of White’s choral and instrumental music, his hymns are included in a number of hymnals, including those of the Episcopal, Methodist, and United Church of Christ. A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, David White serves as director of the University of Houston Moores School of Music. The core of the music on this recording duplicates the repertoire from a concert honoring the composer at the University of Houston and focuses on his secular music, although some of the works employ sacred texts. The music represents a wide range of White’s output offering amid the diversity unifying elements of lyricism and expressiveness.
Contents:
David Ashley White, composer
Two Choral Sketches
Moores School Concert Chorale, Betsy Cook Weber, conductor

David Ashley White, composer
Homages
Melaine Sonnenberg, mezzo-soprano, Wayne Brooks, viola, Timothy Hester, piano

David Ashley White, composer
Five Glimpses
Timothy Hester, piano

David Ashley White, composer
Fear no more the heat o' th' sun
Women of the Moores School Concert Chorale, Daryl Robinson, piano, Betsy Cook Weber, conductor

David Ashley White, composer
Two Choruses from This Bitterly Beautiful Land
Moores School Concert Chorale, Daryl Robinson, piano, Carly Jones, clarinet, Betsy Cook Weber, conductor

David Ashley White, composer
To Hear in Rapture
Timothy Jones, bass-baritone, Nancy Weems, piano

David Ashley White, composer
Aria from Songs & Dances for a Celebration
Karen Wylie, alto saxophone, Rita Porfiris, viola, Ruth Tomfohrde, piano

David Ashley White, composer
Carols for the Nativity
Moores School Concert Chorale, Betsy Cook Weber, conductor

David Ashley White, composer
Phantasy and Toccata
Timothy Hester, piano

David Ashley White, composer
From The Blue Estuaries
Moores School Concert Chorale, Betsy Cook Weber, conductor

David Ashley White, composer
As you set out for Ithaka
Melaine Sonnenberg, mezzo-soprano, Timothy Hester, piano

Review:
“Having been most familiar with [David Ashley] White’s sacred music, I was delightful-ly shocked to discover the enormous breadth of his compositional style as presented on this disc. …I couldn’t help but smile when I heard White’s prodigious skill at work, and I can understand why his colleagues and student at Moores School of Music are proud of him.” (The Journal of the Association of Anglican Musicians)