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1    MRS. H. H. A. (AMY) BEACH
Mass In E Flat, Op. 5
WLC1000
Three Flower Songs: "The Clover," "The Yellow Daisy," and "The Bluebell"
WLC2001
The Rose of Avontown, Op. 30
WLC2003
 
"the first major work composed by an American woman"
 
"a favorite with women's choruses in the early years of the 20th century"  
 
2    DUDLEY BUCK
Hymn to Music
WLC1009
Paul Revere's Ride
WLC3003
 
"ca. 1877 hymn of praise to music by one of late 19th century America's favorite composers"
 
"entertaining setting of the Longfellow poem complete with a quotation from The Star-Spangled Banner"  
 
3    GEORGE WHITEFIELD CHADWICK
The Beatitudes
WLC1004
; Mary's Lullaby
WLC2000
 
"praise to music by the Dean of the Boston classicists"
 
"Circa 1910 Christmas gem for women's voices.˛  
 
4    SAMUEL COLERIDGE-TAYLOR
Three Choral Ballads, Op. 54, nos. 1-3
WLC1007
 
"Selections from Longfellow's 1842 publication, ŒPoems on Slavery' set to music for an African-American chorus in 1904"  
 
5    WILL MARION COOK
Swing Along!
WLC1014  
 
"A 1903 choral rag from a man who Duke Ellington called "the master of all the masters of our people"  
 
6    MABEL W. DANIELS
The Voice Of My Beloved, Op. 16, No. 2
WLC2002  
 
"Winner of a 1911 National Federation of Musical Clubs, this work by one of the early 20th century's most successful female composers of choral music, is a setting of the biblical text which begins "Rise up my love, my fair one"  
 
7    R. NATHANIEL DETT
The Chariot Jubilee
 
"One of the first attempts at including a spiritual (Swing low, sweet chariot) into a large choral work by a legendary champion of African-American music"  
 
8    ARTHUR FOOTE
Vita nostra plena bellis, Op. 47
WLC1002  
 
"A choral tour de force, with a text by Alain de Lille (ca. 1128-1212), set by the conductor of the Harvard Glee Club and the first person to receive a Master's degree in Music from an American university"  
 
9    WILLIAM WALLACE GILCHRIST
Twilight
WLC1003  
 
"An American romantic treasure by a successful Philadelphia composer, choral conductor, organist and teacher"  
 
10    MARGARET RUTHVEN LANG
The Jumblies
WLC3001
The Hawthorn Tree
WLC1008
The Old Man of Dumbree
WLC2004  
 
"Edward Lear's wonderful nonsense tale of the Jumblies for men's voices˛ "a choral masterwork from the pen of a master of choral part-song writing and a contemporary of Amy Beach"  
 
"more Edward Lear limericks, this time for women's voices"  
 
11    CHARLES MARTIN LOEFFLER
For One Who Fell in Battle
 
"a large-scale work by America's own internationally-trained Impressionist"  
 
12    EDWARD A. MACDOWELL
Two Songs From The 13th Century,
"A.D. 1230 Nithart" and "A.D. 1290 Frauenlob"
WLC3002
Drei Lieder f¸r vierstimmigen M”nnerchor, Op. 27
WLC3000  
 
"texts from German Minnesingers translated and set by one of America's greatest composers"  
 
"texts by Heine, Goethe, and Schiller set in the Männerchor tradition in German with English translations by MacDowell, one of America's best known composers"  
 
13    HORATIO PARKER
Adstant Angelorum Chori, Op. 45
WLC1001
Jam sol recedit (Now sinks the sun)
WLC1010
Light's Glittering Morn
WLC1012
The Lord is my Light
WLC1011  
 
"large-scale prize-winning work first performed at Carnegie Hall in 1899 set to a text in praise of angels by Thomas ā Kempis"  
 
"the undisputed masterpiece of late 19th century American choral music"  
 
"Parker's most successful and enduring Easter anthem"  
 
"one of the most popular church anthems of the early 20th century"  
 
14    J. C. D. PARKER
Three Part Songs "Day-Break," "The River Sprite," and "Bugle Song"
WLC1006  
 
"A group of inspired part songs by an important American choral musician of the19th century"  
 
15    ADOLF WEIDIG
A Roundelay, Madrigal for mixed voices
WLC1005  
 
"award winning composition by Rheinberger's pupil and Sowerby's teacher."  
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

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