Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
Download from iTunes Quantity in Basket: None ADOLPHUS HAILSTORK Swing Low, Sweet Chariot TROY1680 - Price: $16.99
play sound file need help?
Go Back >

 

Hailstork turns his attention to music for string quartet in this new recording.

Distinguished composer Adolphus Hailstork studied at Michigan State University, the Manhattan School of Music, Howard University, and the American Institute at Fontainebleau. He has written numerous works for chorus, solo voice, piano, organ, chamber ensembles, band, and orchestra. His music has been performed by orchestras around the country and he has received commissions from performing organizations such as the Cincinnati Opera, the Houston Choral Society, and the Atlanta Festival, among many others. He is on the faculty at Old Dominion University. This recording, his fifth for Albany Records, concentrates on music for strings and includes a trio as well as works for string quartet. The Ambrosia Quartet (Simlon Lapointe and Mayu Cipriano, violin; Beverly Kane Baker, viola; and Rebecca Gilmore, cello) are all members of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and have been performing as a quartet for more than a decade both in Virginia and around the United States.
Contents:
Adolphus Hailstork, composer
Three Spirituals
Simon Lapointe, violin; Beverly Kane Baker, viola; Rebecca Gilmore, cello

Adolphus Hailstork, composer
Eslanda Dances
Ambrosia Quartet

Adolphus Hailstork, composer
Swing Low Sweet Chariot
Ambrosia Quartet

Adolphus Hailstork, composer
String Quartet No. 3
Ambrosia Quartet

Review:
"…This is music of noble simplicity. The album opens with a gentle setting of "We Shall Overcome," the first of Three Spirituals; the piece has a hymnal polyphony that sounds like an African-American combination of Bach and early Ives.…There is harmonic ambiguity and ingenuity in the Quartet 3, but this soulful music raarely wanders far from its tonal center. The Ambrosia Quartet, founded in 2002 in southern Virginia, plays with loving sensitivity." (American Record Guide)
You may also like:
More Info
iTunes ADOLPHUS HAILSTORK Choral Works
More Info
iTunes ADOLPHUS HAILSTORK Ignis Fatuus
More Info
iTunes ADOLPHUS HAILSTORK As Falling Leaves
More Info
iTunes ADOLPHUS HAILSTORK Amazing Grace