MasterVoices | Ted Sperling, Conductor
Music and Lyrics by Adam Guettel
Orchestrations by Don Sebesky and Jamie Lawrence
Ted Sperling, Artistic Director and Conductor
Running Time: Approx. 20 minutes
The fourth and final chapter, FAITH, explores the possibility of finding fulfillment through belief in something bigger. There’s a Land conjures a version of heaven where all problems are solved. There’s a Shout also puts stock in a God that will come to the rescue. Awaiting You mourns the loss of loved ones and teachers. A recasting of Saturn Returns shows the acceptance that fulfillment will have to come from an internal change, a reconciliation of desire and acceptance. Light After Darkness uses one more hymn text to recapitulate the themes of the piece and celebrate its completion.
Anthony Roth Costanzo, Artolution, Trip Cullman, Emma Lou DeLaney, Erik Freer, Max Frieder, Jennifer Holliday, Mykal Kilgore, Milan Magaña, Theresa McCarthy, Miles Mykkanen, Kelli O’Hara, Larry Owens, Nicholas Phan, Andrew Palermo, Justine Rafael, Katja Stoer, The Gospel Soul Children of New York, Ted Sperling, and The MasterVoices Chorus.
Myths and Hymns title art by Mikyung Lee