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Songs from America's Heartland
Jerold Ottley, Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Songs from America's Heartland
Genre: Classical
 
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Songs from America's Heartland is a feast for choral music lovers or singers. While there is some pop-schlock ("What a Wonderful World," "Bridge Over Troubled Water"), the Mormon Tabernacle Choir also performs some classic...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Jerold Ottley, Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Title: Songs from America's Heartland
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Decca
Release Date: 5/10/1991
Genre: Classical
Style: Opera & Classical Vocal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 028943083423

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Songs from America's Heartland is a feast for choral music lovers or singers. While there is some pop-schlock ("What a Wonderful World," "Bridge Over Troubled Water"), the Mormon Tabernacle Choir also performs some classic arrangements of old American songs. John Rutter (yes, a Brit) is well represented with the opening and closing rousers "When the Saints Go Marching In" and "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" as well as his folk-song set, which includes the a cappella hoedown "Sourwood Mountain," the gorgeous "Black Sheep," and the bouncy, get-up-and-dance "Down by the Riverside." Also represented are James Erb's luscious eight-part a cappella "Shenandoah" and Mack Wilberg's fiendishly difficult "Cindy" for 10-part chorus, four-hand piano, and lots of percussion. The 300 voices of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir perform with conviction and beauty, and Jerold Ottley conducts, accompanied by piano, organ, and full orchestra. --David Horiuchi

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I Love It, I Love It, I Love It!
Richard Komm | San Francisco, CA United States | 03/23/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Well, it was really cool hearing "When the Saints Go Marching In", "Down by the Riverside", and "Blowin' in the Wind" (and others) by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. But then I'm just nuts about this National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame ensemble (inducted April, 2004). Basically, I'd love anything by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and their accompanying orchestra (if any)."
Songs from America's Heartland
PENNY L. WHEELER | Altenburg, MO, USA | 07/01/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Some old favorites, beautifully performed by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. I remember learning these songs in choir in the 60's. Always fun to sing along with."