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While You Are Alive by Cantus
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While You Are Alive, an outstanding collection of music, celebrating life through a gorgeous marriage of poetry and music. Album highlights include a new commission from Steven Sametz setting the poetry of Walt Whitman to music in "We Two," "Lux Aurumque" a choral favorite from Eric Whitacre, a new nine- part work created for Cantus by Edie Hill "A Sound Like This" a world premiere recording by Timothy C. Takach, a delightful piece by Veljo Tormis featuring St. Paul Chamber Orchestra flutist Julia Bogorad-Kogan, and "The Turning," the musical result of composer Maura Bosch's work with Cantus, the American Composer's Forum and the Tubman Family Alliance. This CD offers over 65 minutes of music, 40 of which are of world premiere recordings. Listen to a sample