Vocal Music of Lukas Foss
Liner Notes   Cat. No. NWCR880     Release Date: 2007-01-01
Rosalind Rees, soprano; Megan Friar, alto; Ronald Forsmo, tenor; Drew Michael Martin, tenor; Jay Willoughby, baritone; Joseph Neal, bass; Gregg Smith Singers; Gregg Smith, Conductor; Oresta Cybriwsky, piano; Thomas Schmidt, organ; Joseph Passaro, percussion; Lukas Foss, narrator; David Starobin, mandolin;

Lukas Foss is a unique figure in American music, holding an extraordinary legacy as conductor, composer, pianist and pedagogue.

As one of the country’s leading and most respected composers, Foss has over 120 compositions of all genres to his credit. At age 23, he was the youngest composer to be awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship; he has since received numerous commissions, awards and honors for his works, many of which have been played throughout the United States and Europe by world-renowned artists and ensembles. Recognized as a major contributor to American music, he has been elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 1995 the New York Philharmonic saluted Foss by dedicating an entire week of concerts to his works.

At the age of 18 he was already known as a musical wunderkind (G. Schirmer published his first work when he was 15), having graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied conducting, composition and piano. He went on to study with Koussevitzky at the Berkshire Music Center at Tanglewood and Hindemith at Yale.

A recipient of 15 honorary doctorates, Foss has held the position of composer-in-residence at Harvard University, Carnegie Mellon University, Yale University, Manhattan School of Music, UCLA, the Tanglewood Institute and Boston University


This title, originally issued on the CRI label, is now available for order from New World Records as an on-demand CD (CD-R). It can also be downloaded in MP3/320, FLAC and/or WAV format(s).

Gregg Smith Singers

Vocal Music of Lukas Foss

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Track Listing

Behold! I Build an House
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Adon Olom
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Introductions and Good-byes
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Three Airs on O'Hara's Angel
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and then the rocks on the mountains begin to shout
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De Profundis
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