Richard Yardumian: Come, Creator Spirit
Liner Notes   Cat. No. NWCRL430     Release Date: 2011-03-15
Lili Chookasian, mezzo-soprano
Chamber Symphony of Philadelphia Chorale; Robert Page, director; Members of the Fordham University Glee Club; James B. Welch, director;
Members of the Thomas More College Women's Chorale; James Kurtz, director;
Chamber Symphony of Philadelphia; Anshel Brusilow, conductor

 

Richard Yardumian's Mass: Come, Creator Spirit was commissioned by Fordham University in 1965 to commemorate its 125th anniversary. It is the first Mass setting by an established American composer which reflects the 1963 decision of the Ecumenical Council in Rome permitting the Mass to be said in the English vernacular. This decree was the result of the Council's new constitutional requirement for congregational participation in the worship service. Yardumian's Mass is constructed around a simple setting of the hymn, “Veni, Creator Spiritus,” which may be sung by the congregation (vox populi). This hymn from Vespers for Pentecost underlies four of the five sections of the Mass. A tenth-century Armenian liturgical melody, “Soorp, Soorp,” ("Holy, Holy") is used as the basis of the Sanctus.

The Mass was premiered at a concert sponsored by Fordham for the occasion at Philharmonic Hall in New York on March 31, 1967. The recording was made the following day.

This title, originally issued on the CRI label, is now available as a burn-on-demand CD (CD-R) or download in MP3/320, FLAC or WAV formats. CD-Rs come in a protective sleeve; no print booklet or jewel case included. Liner notes are accessible via the link above.

Lili Chookasian

Richard Yardumian: Come, Creator Spirit

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CD-Rs come in a protective sleeve; no print booklet or jewel case included.


Track Listing

Come, Creator Spirit: I. Lord Have Mercy (Kyrie)
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Come, Creator Spirit: II. Glory (Gloria)
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Come, Creator Spirit: III. Creed (Credo)
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Come, Creator Spirit: IV. Holy Blessing (Sanctus)
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Come, Creator Spirit: V. Lamb of God (Agnus Dei)
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