Hear selections from new releases with our weekly Choral Featured Album Fridays at 11 a.m. central on the Choral Stream.
This week on the Choral Featured Album, we present And So It Goes: Songs of Folk and Lore, the new release from the Elora Singers. Comprising 21 tracks, the record includes works by Stephen Paulus, Eric Whitacre, Vaughan Williams, and more. Read more about the album below (from the Naxos website):
This recording traverses Canada, America and the British isles in music that has helped define the culture of those nations. England is represented by two of its most celebrated composers, Holst and Vaughan Williams, and the iconic Scottish Auld Lang Syne is traditionally sung to greet each new year. Celebrated Canadian songs include Jimmy Rankin's Juno Award-winning Fare thee well love. Eric Whitacre's distinctive harmonic clusters can be heard in Go lovely rose, and Gordon Lightfoot counts Bob Dylan among his many fans, Dylan once declaring that when he heard a song such as Pussywillows, cat-tails, he wished 'it would last forever.'