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  1. Soundstreams presents 'The Fool by The Roadside" (1999) by Nic Gotham

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    "The poem by W. B. Yeats was quoted by Banuta Rubess as a postscript to her libretto for my opera 'Oh Pilot'. Yeats’ powerfully concise reflection on life, death and love combines…

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    • Soundstreams presents 'Four2' (1990) by John Cage

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      Composed in 1990 for mixed chorus. Each vocal section of the four-part choral ensemble, sopranos, altos, tenors, and basses, is given its own sounds placed within time brackets. The text consists…

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      • Soundstreams presents 'Horo horo hata hata' (2008) by Santa Ratniece

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        Horo horo hata hata evokes a spiritual world, with animism and shamanism inspired by the language and culture of the Ainu people (Island of Hokkaido of the Kuril and Sachalin Islands, Japan). The…

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        • Soundstreams presents ASAP for SATB (World Premiere) by Ana Sokolovic

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          Sokolović’s playful compositional style shines within this work for choir. Written for the biennial University Voices concert in 2012, this piece is inspired by text messaging, or texting. This…

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          • Soundstreams presents 'Prisoner of Conscience' (1985) by John Weinzweig

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            The composer dedicated 'Prisoner of Conscience' to Amnesty International, an organization that alerts the world of those citizens in many countries who have been taken away in the night…

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            • Soundstreams presents 'Psalm 23' (1999) by Lera Auerbach

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              Psalm 23 is a piece for mixed choir performed in Hebrew and is based on the original text from the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. First performed in 1999, this work is dedicated to Tom Waldeck. Performed…

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              • Soundstreams presents 'Choral Concerto' (1984) by Alfred Schnittke

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                The Concerto’s texts are from the third chapter of The Book of Lamentations, by Grigor Narekatsi, an Armenian monk who lived from 951-1003. The texts were translated into Russian by Naum…

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                • Soundstreams presents 'Lullaby' (2002) by Lera Auerbach

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                  Lullaby is a piece for mixed choir based on William Blake's poem Cradle Song. This work was first performed in Vienna by the Vox Humana Chamber Choir in November 2004. Performed by: Calixa Lavallée…

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                  • Soundstreams presents 'All Night Vigil' (Vespers) by Sergei Rachmaninov

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                    The all-night vigil is celebrated on the eve of the main feasts of the Orthodox Church. Originally it lasted all night and consisted of three separate services to celebrate the beauty of the setting…

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                    • Soundstreams presents 'Psalm 130' (1999) by Lera Auerbach

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                      'Psalm 130' is a piece for mixed choir performed in Latin and is based on Psalm 130, a Penitential Psalm (Psalms of Confession) used in liturgical prayers for the departed in Western liturgical…

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                      • Soundstreams presents an interview with Canadian composer Ana Sokolovic

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                        Canadian composer Ana Sokolović discusses 'ASAP for SATB' (2012), her new work for choirs. Commissioned by Soundstreams with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, this work was…

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                        • Soundstreams presents Salon 21: An Interview with Canadian composer Nic Gotham

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                          Soundstreams presents in the 2012/2013 Salon 21 series, conductor and broadcaster Howard Dyck and composer Nic Gotham, who delve into the rich culture and history of Russian choral music and its…

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