Music of Foss & Shifrin
Roger Wagner Chorale; Roger Wagner, Conductor; Lukas Foss, piano; James MacInnes, piano
Melvin Kaplan, oboe; Charles Russo, clarinet; Robert Cecil, horn; Ynez Lynch, viola; Harriet Wingreen, piano;

In describing Psalms, Lukas Foss writes:
“Regardless of the division into three parts, Psalms is actually a one-movement composition. Psalm 98 forms the main body of the work. The beginning (Psalms 121, 95) is an invocation and prelude; the end (Psalm 23) is a closing prayer and epilogue.”

Behold! I Build an House was composed for the dedication of a Boston University Chapel in 1950. 


Seymour Shifrin's Serenade for Five Instruments was commissioned by the Juilliard School of Music and received its first performance on February 17, 1956, as part of the School’s Fiftieth Anniversary Festival. The work is in three movements. “The title is given not in any generic sense,” comments the composer. “It derives primarily from the character of the slow middle movement and the relative directness and simplicity of the formal procedures used throughout.”

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Music of Foss & Shifrin

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Track Listing

Psalms
Lukas Foss
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Behold! I build an House
Lukas Foss
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Serenade for Five Instruments: Serenade for Five Instruments: I. Allegro Molto
Seymour Shifrin
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Serenade for Five Instruments: Serenade for Five Instruments: II. Largo assai
Seymour Shifrin
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Serenade for Five Instruments: Serenade for Five Instruments: III. Presto Molto
Seymour Shifrin
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