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|Washington Men's Camerata, American Anonymous, Franz Biebl|
Brothers Sing On! Classics for Men's Chorus
Genres: Folk, Special Interest, Pop, Classical
"The Washington Men's Camerata under conductor Frank Albinder has a sound all its own ? warm, sensual, immaculately balanced, scrupulously tuned, melon-sweet, athletically limber." - WASHINGTON POST "Their ensemble is tig... more »
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"The Washington Men's Camerata under conductor Frank Albinder has a sound all its own ? warm, sensual, immaculately balanced, scrupulously tuned, melon-sweet, athletically limber." - WASHINGTON POST "Their ensemble is tight, their sense of rhythm secure, and they harmonize together beautifully." - BALTIMORE ALTERNATIVE "The Washington Men excel in a close harmony, glee-club style of singing ? smooth, warm, mostly mellow, and precisely balanced." - AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE "The Washington Men's Camerata hails from the other Washington; it's a highly regarded 18-year-old chorus led by Frank Albinder?[this is] a very fine disc?the choral blend is excellent and the music all well chosen." - SEATTLE TIMES An exploration of classic "glee club" repertoire for male vocal ensemble, including favorites such as Down by the Sally Gardens, Biebl?s Ave Maria, and Vive L? Amour. The Washington Men?s Camerata is America?s leading male "large vocal" ensemble. The group is directed by Frank Albinder, formerly a member of Chanticleer. The CD booklet contains complete song texts and translations. This title is the newest in a list of best-selling titles by the Washington Men?s Camerata on Gothic, including the perennial favorite Spirit of Freedom. The nationally renowned Camerata have been guests on National Public Radio's All Things Considered, Performance Today and Pipedreams. Engineered by the Grammy-winning team of Preston Smith and Steve Barnett.
Men's Chorus Sampler
J. G. Whitemyer | Wheaton, IL | 08/12/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"A very enjoyable sampling of works for men's chorus. One cannot find any fault in the Camerata's performance; their harmony and enunciation are equally thrilling. The title song and the Ave Maria were the high points of the CD for me. I had hoped for a bit less of the "folk" content and more of the "classical" content, but everyone's mileage will vary on these choices. Taken altogether, this is a definite asset to the choral portion of my CD collection.