Feminine Fusion

S08 Ep42: Voices Raised, Part 6


Cappella Clausura photo by Sam Brewer

Cappella Clausura
photo by Sam Brewer

“Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.” – Maya Angelou


There is a power inherent in women’s voices joined together in song that is greater than any individual voice.  This week, performances from women’s choirs.

“Voices Raised”

Hilary Tann:  Contemplations 21, 22
Cappella Clausura; Amelia LeClair, director
“Exultet Terra”
Navona Records 6069

Traditional:  Svatba (Wedding); Strati na Angelaki Doumasche (Haiduk Song); Messetschinko io Greilivko (Love Song from the Mountains); Polegnala e Todora (Love Song)
Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares
“Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares”
Nonesuch 79165

Jan Jirásek:  King Lavra
Jitro Czech Girls Choir; Jiří Skopal, director
Michal Chrobák, piano’ Pavel Plašil, percussion; Jan Jirásek, scissors
“Parallel Worlds”
Navona Records 6101

Daniel McDavitt:  Locus Iste (I Feel…)
Brigham Young University Women’s Choir; Jean Appolonie, director
“Locus Iste (I Feel…)”
BYU Music Group 118

Florent Schmitt:  En bonnes voix, Op. 91
Calliope; Régine Théodoresco, director
Marie-Cécile Milan, piano
“Schmitt:  Complete Works for Women’s Voices”
Timpani 1C1218



Run time:  58:30

Feminine Fusion highlights the roles of women in classical music. Host Diane Jones brings you stories and music of the women who create, perform, and inspire. Produced in the studios at WCNY-FM.

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