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Reincarnations is both the title of the underrated set of Samuel Barber choral pieces performed here and the overarching idea of this strong release from the Florida choir Seraphic Fire. With the simplicity of folk hymnody as a backdrop represented by a couple of Shaker hymns, director Patrick Dupré Quigley posits a line of American choral composition coming down from Barber to the present day, based on sophisticated techniques of various kinds applied to simple, appealing melody. This has proven to be such a potent ...

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  1. I Cannot Attain unto it, for chorus & piano
  2. Light of Common Day, for chorus & piano
  3. Give Good Gifts One to Another
  4. Followers of the Lamb, for chorus & piano
  5. Death and Resurrection from the Valley of Delight, for soloists, chorus & piano
  6. Reincarnations, for 4 voices, Op. 16
  7. Good Night Dear Heart, for chorus & piano
  8. As there are Flowers, for chorus & piano
  9. I Am, for soprano, chorus & piano
  10. Fear Not, Dear Friend, for soprano, chorus & piano
  11. Earth Song, for chorus
  12. Mid-Winter Songs, for chorus & piano
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