Choral Works
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Reverent choral music that is intricately crafted.

All of the works on this disc of choral music are world premiere recordings. As Dr. Hailstork says in the notes for this album, he has always enjoyed singing, right from the beginning when he was a boy soprano in the choir of the Cathedral of All Saints in Albany, New York. Here he was exposed to a wide range of choral music. When he went to Howard University from 1959-1963, he also sang in the choir. The choir often appeared with the National Symphony Orchestra singing the great works from the choral-orchestral repertoire. Dr. Hailstork studied with H. Owen Reed, David Diamond, Vittorio Giannini, Nadia Boulanger, and Mark Fax at Howard University. He is currently on the faculty of Norfolk State University in Norfolk, Virginia, where he is Professor of Music and Composer-in-Residence. In the past few years his music has been performed more and more often. The McCullough Chorale, founded in 1984 by Donald McCullough is Virginia's only professional chorale.
Contents:
Adolphus Hailstork, composer
Spiritual Songs
McCullough Chorale, Donald McCullough, conductor


Adolphus Hailstork, composer
Songs of Life and Love
McCullough Chorale, Donald McCullough, conductor


Adolphus Hailstork, composer
Setting from the Song of Solomon
McCullough Chorale, Donald McCullough, conductor


Adolphus Hailstork, composer
The Lamb
McCullough Chorale, Donald McCullough, conductor


Adolphus Hailstork, composer
Seven Songs of the Rubaiyat
McCullough Chorale, Donald McCullough, conductor


Adolphus Hailstork, composer
A Carol For All Children
McCullough Chorale, Donald McCullough, conductor

Review:
"It's always good to see a company branch out and produce a disc of music by a composer other than Bach, Beethoven and the Boys. Adolphus Hailstork has written numerous works for chorus, solo voice, chamber ensembles, band and orchestra... Hailstork knows the art of building to a climax without sounding obvious about it. His vocal lines are intricately crafted and very grateful to the ear... above all, his music is vocal... the entire disc is done a cappella, so it's no mean achievement..." (American Record Guide)
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