Sisters of Freedom

Composers: Linda Twine,
Chorus: Harlem Spiritual Ensemble
Genre: Spiritual
Label: ARTS Crossing
Booklet with lyrics/libretto: yes
CDs / Unit: 1
Cat-Nr.: 49002-2
Total Time: 72:35
Recordingdate: Aug 99
Technologie: Digital 24bit/96khz
Release Date: 2000

Description

The first audiophile recording of Arts ''Crossing'' collection is an exceptional event. The Harlem Spiritual Ensemble come back to the recording with an exciting proposal including the large cantata ''Sisters of Freedom'' composed by Linda Twine and dedicated to Sojourner Truth and Harriet Tubman, two of the main American female personality who fought against the slavery. This is one of the most interesting works by far dedicated to the fight against slavery and it is based on original music by Linda Twine and themes taken from the most well known gospels and spirituals.

The CD is completed by well known spirituals such as ''Amen'', ''Ain't gonna let nobody'' or ''Cert'ny Lawd''. Over 70' of irresistible music performed in the best way by one of the leading american groups which includes six singers (what a voice!), two percussionists and one pianist.

The recording - made in the North Presbyteryan Church in Harlem , New York - utilizes the new technique of 24 bit / 96 KHz. Impressive dynamics, faithful reproduction of the voices and of the instruments. The DVD version  offers one of the most incredible sound experience but the CD version too is wonderful.

For definitively enjoy this recording, try the last spiritual (''Ain't gonna let nobody turn me round'') or the Finale from the cantata ''Sisters of Freedom''. One of the best ever recording dedicated to spirituals.

ALSO AVAILABLE ON DVD-A: 49002-6

Table of MP3 Tracks

No. Tracktitle Tracktime Price put into basket  
Disc 1
1
I told Jesus it would be all right if He changed my name
Sisters of Freedom - A Cantata
Composer: Linda Twine
05.46 2,00 €
2
Changed my name
Sisters of Freedom - A Cantata
Composer: Linda Twine
00.34 0,99 €
3
The Auction
Sisters of Freedom - A Cantata
Composer: Linda Twine
05.23 2,00 €
4
The Good Old Righteous Way
Sisters of Freedom - A Cantata
Composer: Linda Twine
02.58 0,99 €
5
(Narration)
Sisters of Freedom - A Cantata
Composer: Linda Twine
00.24 0,99 €
6
Changed my name (Reprise) Go Down Moses
Sisters of Freedom - A Cantata
Composer: Linda Twine
01.37 0,99 €
7
The Runaway
Sisters of Freedom - A Cantata
Composer: Linda Twine
02.36 0,99 €
8
(Narration)
Sisters of Freedom - A Cantata
Composer: Linda Twine
02.25 0,99 €
9
The Old Ship Of Zion
Sisters of Freedom - A Cantata
Composer: Linda Twine
06.07 2,00 €
10
(Narration)
Sisters of Freedom - A Cantata
Composer: Linda Twine
01.37 0,99 €
11
I am Going Through (Finale)
Sisters of Freedom - A Cantata
Composer: Linda Twine
08.38 2,00 €
12
Ah wanna be ready Judas wuz a weak man
Spirituals
Composer:
07.35 2,00 €
13
Sit down, Servant
Spirituals
Composer:
02.28 0,99 €
14
Every time Ah feel duh Spirit
Spirituals
Composer:
03.36 0,99 €
15
Steal away
Spirituals
Composer:
02.48 0,99 €
16
Certny Lawd
Spirituals
Composer:
03.34 0,99 €
17
Balm in Gilead
Spirituals
Composer:
04.44 0,99 €
18
Amen
Spirituals
Composer:
03.06 0,99 €
19
Aint gonna let nobody turn me round
Spirituals
Composer:
03.03 0,99 €

Reviews:

classicstoday.com (17.06.2004)


"The singers all have splendid voices ... A singing that rocks ... The recording is exceptionally realistic, with very wide dynamic range and frequency response, and uncanny presence. This CD is a memorable adventure"

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