Following their award-winning, best-selling CD All Creatures of Our God and King, the BYU Concert Choir delivers another winner. Beautiful River is a timeless collection of hymns, anthems, and folk songs, including a gorgeous new collection of Hebrew love songs by composer Eric Whitacre. You'll find Beautiful River perfect for peaceful, tranquil listening.
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1. Beautiful River
Rev. Robert Lowry, arr. William Hawley
2. I Gotta Home Ina dat Rock
Traditional spiritual, arr. Moses Hogan
3. Be Still My Soul
Words: Katharina von Schlegel, trans. Jane Borthwick; Music: Jean Sibelius, arr. Dan Bird
Five Shaker Songs
arr. Kevin Siegfried
4. Come to Zion
Adapted from "Come to Zion," Pauline Bates
5. Love Is Little
Adapted from Shaker song "Love is Little"
6. Dismission of Great I
From Shaker song "My Carnal Life I Will Lay Down"
7. We Must Be Meek
8. Lay Me Low
From Shaker song "Lay Me Low," Addah Z. Potter
9. There Is a Balm in Gilead
Traditional spiritual, arr. Benjamin Harlan
Five Hebrew Love Songs
Hila Plitmann and Eric Whitacre
10. Temuná (A Picture)
11. Kala, Kallá (Light Bride)
12. Lárov (Mostly)
13. Ézeg shéleg! (What Snow!)
14. Rakút (Tenderness)
15. God So Loved the World
Words: John 3:16; Music: Bob Chilcott
16. I Will Arise
Traditional, arr. Alice Parker and Robert Shaw
17. The Covert of His Wings
Words: Psalms 55, 56, 58, 59, 61, 102; Music: Lane Johnson
18. Irish Blessing
Traditional, arr. Graeme Langager
Rosalind Hall, conductor
Carric Smolnik and Jared Oaks, piano; Carly Jackson, oboe; Emily Outhier, flute; and the BYU Honors String Quartet—Ben Chan, Kate Homer, Leslie Richards, Scott Thomas Lesser.
Produced by Rosalind Hall with Jon Holloman
Executive producer and postproduction: Ron Simpson
Recording engineer: Jon Holloman
Digital editing and mastering: Troy Sales
Recorded on the stage of the de Jong Concert Hall, Brigham Young University
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