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Sing to the Lord New Songs
(Audio CD)
Indianapolis Pro Musica

The Choir of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Indianapolis, Indiana and the Indianapolis Pro Music, Frank W. Boles, Director, performs a variety of accompanied and unaccompanied sacred anthems and psalm settings by living, current composers, with Edie Johnson as accompanist, and featuring the music of Frank Boles.

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Product Description


Format: Digital Audio CD
Catalog Number:  CD 7178
Length: 65′ 25″
Tracks:  22
Organ: Holtkamp
Venue: Sweeney Chapel, Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis, Indiana USA
Recorded: 05/08/2004
Released: 04/25/2005
Producer: Donald Smith
Notes Author: texts only
Notes Language: English
Graphics Format: 12pp book, traycard, jewel box
UPC #: 636077717826

“Sing to the Lord New Songs” is devoted to the work of contemporary American composers with 10 of the 22 pieces being by Frank Boles. These include the festive title track, which alternates verses from Psalm 98 with well-known verse from The Temple by George Herbert. Novelty is provided by two of Frank’s arrangements of Nigerian folk melodies, one for brass ensemble and one of choir. Joel Martinson is represented by three excellent settings of otherwise-familiar texts: a portion of the Veni Emmanuel, the Isaiah vision ‘Twas in the year that King Uzziah died, and for Christmas, There is no rose. The influence of the eastern Church is evident in three intriguing works of Frank Ferko. Another George Herbert settings and an attractive Come, thou long-expected Jesus are by Richard Delong. Bob Chilcott’s setting of John 3:16 and two anthems of David Burg (including yet another texts from The Temple) would be useful additions to a choral library. Perhaps the highlight of the whole program is Dan Locklair’s jazzy Magnificat from the Montreal Service. – Victor Hill, Journal of the Association of Anglican Musicians (September 2005)

01 • Psalm Motet: For God Alone • Frank Boles • 2’37”
02 • A Song to the Lamb. Dignus Es • Frank Boles • 2’3″
03 • Christ Being Raised from the Dead • Frank Boles • 1’37”
04 • Christ Our Passover, Pascha Nostrum • Frank Boles • 3’55”
05 • A song of Praise, Benedictus es • Frank Boles • 1’44”
06 • O Come, Thou Rod of Jesse, Come • Joel Martinson • 2’9″
07 • ‘Twas in the Year that King Uzziah Died • Joel Martinson • 2’35”
08 • There is no Rose • Joel Martinson • 3’20”
09 • Motet for Mary, Mother of God • Frank Ferko • 2’42”
10 • Motet for Mary, Mother of God • Frank Ferko • 2’42”
11 • Motet for the Annunciation • Frank Ferko • 2’27”
12 • God so loved the world • Bob Chilcott • 2’45”
13 • O Sorrow Deep • David Hurd • 2’48”
14 • Love Bade Me Welcome • David Hurd • 2’52”
15 • Come, My Way, My Truth, My Life • Richard Delong • 1’48”
16 • Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus • Richard Delong • 1’59”
17 • Magnificat (Montréal Service) • Dan Locklair • 4’31”
18 • As panting Deer desires the waterbrooks • Frank Boles • 2’57”
19 • God Be in My Head • Frank Boles • 4’27”
20 • A Nigerian Folk Melody for Brass Ensemble • Frank Boles • 3’6″
21 • A Nigerian Folk Hymn – Jesus, We Want to Meet • Frank Boles • 3’1″
22 • Sing to the Lord New Songs • Frank Boles • 7’9″

Indianapolis Pro Musica
St. Paul’s Choir is an intergenerational choir of trained boy and girl choristers with adults, that sing weekly services, evensongs, and concerts with orchestra at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Indianapolis. This parish, founded in 1866, is the largest Episcopal congregation in Indiana. Learn more…