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Spirituals

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About this CD

”Spirituals and other related stuff”

S:t Jacobs Kammarkör
Anders Paulsson, sopransax
Andrew Canning, orgel
Steve Dobrogosz, piano
Marymal Holmes, sopran
John Williams, baryton

Dirigent – Gary Graden, tenor

Flag_of_the_United_States American Record Guide, March/april 1998

”…St Jacobs Chamber Choir perform with spirit…”
”…recommend it highly to anyone…”

Spirituals

St Jacob’s Chamber Choir/ Gary Graden
BIS 5006 (Qualiton) 74 minutes

These spiritual arrangements, many with vocal or instrumental solos, are very lovely and not overdone. The St Jacob’s Chamber Choir may not always sound idiomatically correct, but they perform with spirit and magnificent ensemble singing. The soloists are first-rate. I loved Anders Paulsson’s soprano sax blueslike descants in many of selections. Conductor Gary Graden also sing sings a delightful Ain’t Got Time to Die. The sound is superb: rich, detailed, wide-ranging.

I thoroughly enjoyed this beautiful disc and recommend it highly to anyone who loves this repertoire or fine choral singing in general.

REYNOLDS

Photos from the recording session (Phots by Staffan Engwall)

Marymal Holmes och John Williams

Marymal Holmes and John Williams

Andrew Canning

Organist Andrew Canning

Spiritualsskivan 2

Spiritualsskivan 3

Marymal Holmes och John Williams 2

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