The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass

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The world premiere recording of Carol Barnett and Marisha Chamberlain’s bluegrass mass — a joyful affirmation of life expressed in sophisticated choral sound and jubilant bluegrass harmonies written especially for the VocalEssence Ensemble Singers and bluegrass band Monroe Crossing. Plus ten American masterworks spanning the centuries, originally recorded for the national radio program Saint Paul Sunday, from Billings to Bolcom and beyond.

The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass (Carol Barnett, composer; Marisha Chamberlain, librettist)
1

Ballad Refrain

2

Kyrie

3

Ballad, First Verse

4

Gloria

5

Ballad, Second Verse and Refrain

6

Credo

7

Sanctus

8

Ballad, Third & Fourth Verses and Refrain

9

Agnus Dei

10

Interlude: "Art Thou Weary?"

11

Benediction

12

Conclusion

13 O Praise the Lord of Heaven (William Billings)
14 The Paper Reeds by the Brooks (Randall Thompson)
15 Beneath These Alien Stars (Libby Larsen)
16 The Day Is Done (Stephen Paulus)
17 I Cannot Dance, O Lord (Aaron Jay Kernis)
18 Sing, My Soul, His Wondrous Love (Ned Rorem)
19 Heritage (William Bolcom)
20 Zuni Sunrise Song (Brent Michael Davids)
21 Water Night (Eric Whitacre)
22 My Soul's Been Anchored (Moses Hogan)