Provenance by the Kinnara Ensemble / J.D. Burnett
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Kinnara Ensemble / J.D. Burnett — Provenance
Release date : Sept. 22, 2017
Label : Affetto Recordings
Tracklist:
  1. Gitanjali Chants | Craig Hella Johnson
  2. Musica Dei donum optimi | Orlande de Lassus
  3. Fest- und Gedenksprüche | Johannes Brahms
  4. Unsere Väter
  5. Wenn ein starker
  6. Wo ist ein so herrlich Volk
  7. from Sept Chansons | Francis Poulenc
  8. La blanche neige
  9. A peine défigurée
  10. Belle et ressemblante
  11. Soneto de la Noche fromNocturnes | Morten Lauridsen
  12. Lamentations of Jeremiah | Alberto Ginastera
  13. O vos omnes
  14. Ego vir videns
  15. Recordare domine
  16. The Day is Done | Stephen Paulus
  17. The Old Church | Stephen Paulus
  18. Shenandoah | arr. James Erb
  19. Marianne | arr. Philip Wilby

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The past two decades have marshaled an upspringing of professional choral ensembles in the United States, enriching the artistic environment for choral music lovers and professional singers alike. A product of that new landscape, the fully professional Kinnara Ensemble has forged a bold path in the busy musical marketplace in New Jersey and the surrounding areas. Kinnara Ensemble was founded in the fall of 2008 by a handful of recent Westminster Choir College alumni who missed the musical fulfillment they enjoyed as students. Ten years later, Kinnara Ensemble, comprising singers from throughout the nation, releases this album commemorating our provenance and the ensuing path of musical and human exploration. Kinnara Ensemble strives to honor the capacious choral tradition – that rich inheritance – with exemplary choral experiences that speak to the modern soul.

Kinnara Ensemble’s first album, Provenance, is a bold step out for this recent arrival on the choral scene. The ensemble tackles a wide array of choral repertoire: di Lasso, Brahms, Poulenc, Paulus… and the austere, stunning, and rarely recorded Lamentations of Jeremiah by Alberto Ginastera.