Stacey Gibbs, the reigning king of Spiritual arrangements and Richard Burchard, the modern day motet master, have teamed up and produced this remarkable piece that delivers both of their styles, and without compromises. Opening in Latin with Burchard’s setting of Romans 18:21, one expects a beautiful and serious anthem. But the next statement comes from Gibbs in a setting of “How Long?” that turns the corner. Soon thereafter the choir divides in two and both styles are sung together. It is a stunning achievement that works to a glorious conclusion. Great for festivals and concerts with advanced high school, college and community choirs.
Bruce Rogers Choral Series