Veiled Light
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New music for male chorus is given supelative performances by the Miami University Men's Glee Club.

The conception of this recording, Veiled Light, was inspired by the desire to advance the male choral art through superb repertoire written in the 21st century. This innovative and ambitious recording features 13 works by living composers, capturing a wide range of artistry and musical emotions with great spirit, sensitivity, and sincerity. Five works were specifically written for the Miami University Men's Glee Club in its mission to promote and foster the creation and development of new choral works for male choir. Founded in 1907, the Miami University Men's Glee Club has maintained a tradition of musical excellence throughout its storied history. For more than a century, the Glee Club has presented concerts to countless audiences on their campus, around the state, nation, and world. They have toured internationally, performing in Belgium, England, France, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, and Wales. Conductor Jeremy D. Jones has led the Glee Club in performances at the American Choral Directors Association Central Division Conference as well as several Intercollegiate Men's Choruses National Seminars. The Glee Club was awarded first place and overall grand champion awards at the Concours Européen de Chant Choral in Luxembourg in 2014.
Contents:
Michael Engelhardt, composer
Gaudete!
Miami University Men's Glee Club; Jeremy D. Jones, conductor; Christopher Smith, tenor; Joe Atkinson, Daniel Brinson, Patrick Schoeppner, David Watkins, percussion

Douglas Pew, composer
Lead Gently, Lord
Miami University Men's Glee Club; Jeremy D. Jones, conductor

Jeffrey T. Horvath, composer
Demon in My View
Miami University Men's Glee Club; Jeremy D. Jones, conductor

Timothy C. Takach, composer
Rough Beast
Miami University Men's Glee Club; Jeremy D. Jones, conductor; Joe Atkinson, Patrick Schoeppner, David Watkins, percussion

Brian Schmidt, composer
Lux Aeterna
Miami University Men's Glee Club; Jeremy D. Jones, conductor

A.R. Rahman, composer
Wedding Qawwali
Miami University Men's Glee Club; Jeremy D. Jones, conductor; Joe Atkinson, Daniel Brinson, Patrick Schoeppner, percussion

Anthony J. Maglione, composer
Night, Veiled Night
Miami University Men's Glee Club; Jeremy D. Jones, conductor; Pansy Chang, cello; Tommy Wessendarp, tenor; Loren Reash-Henz, baritone

Bob Chilcott, composer
Five Ways To Kill A Man
Miami University Men's Glee Club; Jeremy D. Jones, conductor; Joe Atkinson, David Watkins, percussion

Reginald Unterseher, composer
The Steady Light
Miami University Men's Glee Club; Jeremy D. Jones, conductor

Abbie Betinis, composer
Abraham Lincoln Walks At Midnight
Miami University Men's Glee Club; Jeremy D. Jones, conductor; William Buchsbaum, piano; Joe Atkinson, percussion

Richard Burchard, composer
Dedication
Miami University Men's Glee Club; Jeremy D. Jones, conductor; Nathan Lombardi, Chris Paulus, tenor

Ron Jeffers, composer
I Have Had Singing
Miami University Men's Glee Club; Jeremy D. Jones, conductor

Jonathan Kolm, composer
Songs For The People
Miami University Men's Glee Club; Jeremy D. Jones, conductor; William Buchsbaum, piano

Review:
"What one hopes for in a recording of contemporary music for choir (men's choir, in this case) is a high level of performance and a reasonably high consistency of musical quality of the works themselves. Those standards are met, and exceeded, on this disc, which was a voyage of pleasurable discovery for me…Excellent notes give background and context for each piece. A warm recorded sound that balances ambience with clarity rounds out this superb production. All who are associated with this recording should be very proud of their accomplishments." (Fanfare)
"Critics obviously have blind spots, and truth be told, men's glee clubs have typically been one of mine…Well, long before I had finished the programmed hour with the 89-voice Men's Glee Club of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, I was sold. This is a fine choir with warmth, balance, musicality, and great technical polish. Conductor Jeremy D. Jones conducts his 100-year-old-plus chorus with flair and sensitivity, obtaining a lightness of touch which belies its size.…Meanwhile, to lover or doubter, I recommend this fine release." (Fanfare)