Beautiful River: Songs of Refuge, Love, and Devotion [CD] - BYU Concert Choir

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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
Shaker song

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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