The Stories Behind Their Music

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Mandorla

Mandorla

The best music of any kind takes us on a journey, teaching us something, or revealing a new perspective. The best of sacred music does all of these things, too, but with a specific intention: if we allow it to,...

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American Psalms

American Psalms

In an earlier recording, Music of the Americas (1492-1992), Gloriae Dei Cantores performed Psalm 8 from the Ainsworth Psalter (1612), brought to America by the Pilgrims in 1620, as well as American Revolutionary composer William Billings’s highspirited paraphrase of Psalm...

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The Psalms

The Psalms

The Psalms have been a part of daily worship for well over two thousand years. Gloriae Dei Cantores has chanted the Psalms in worship services for more than thirty years and brings a wealth of experience and devotion to the...

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Herbert Howells (1892-1983)

Herbert Howells (1892-1983)

Often, out of great suffering and deep need, incredible beauty is born. This was certainly the case with Herbert Howells (1892-1983): he surmounted poverty and social rejection early on in life, struggled with debilitating illness, and personal and national tragedies,...

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The aura and mystique of Franz Liszt

The aura and mystique of Franz Liszt

Perhaps for most people, the aura and mystique of Franz Liszt (1811-1886) materializes in his artistry as a young, passionate piano virtuoso; for others, it is embodied in the generous legacy of Liszt's teaching, which produced numerous disciples and strongly...

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The Voice of Jean Langlais

The Voice of Jean Langlais

The cathedrals of France in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries produced a marvelous line of organist/composers devoted to the art of improvisation and composition. Their immersion in Gregorian chant shines through their work. The great nineteenth-century organs of Aristide Cavaillé-...

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American Psalmody II — By the Rivers of Babylon

American Psalmody II — By the Rivers of Babylon

By the Rivers of Babylon, American Psalmody II, continues to highlight the quality and diversity of the sacred music repertory by American composers of the twentieth century. As in the case of Make His Praise Glorious, American Psalmody I, (GDCD 025),...

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Be Merry! With Gloriæ Dei Cantores

Be Merry! With Gloriæ Dei Cantores

Christmas evokes many responses: the delight of a treasured gift, the warmth of friendships, the chance to sing and dance, or special times of worship. Gloriæ Dei Cantores invites you to celebrate these moments with Be Merry! a collection of...

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