R. Nathaniel Dett: The Ordering of Moses / Conlon, Cincinnati Symphony

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In 1937, Cincinnati's May Festival gave the world premiere of R. Nathaniel Dett's oratorio, "The Ordering of Moses", a 'Biblical Folk Scene' composed in 1932. ...

In 1937, Cincinnati's May Festival gave the world premiere of R. Nathaniel Dett's oratorio, "The Ordering of Moses", a 'Biblical Folk Scene' composed in 1932.  The event was broadcast live to the nation by NBC radio.  The present recording captures a thrilling 2014 concert of Dett's magnum opus, performed by four stellar vocal soloists, the May Festival Chorus, and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, conducted by James Conlon.

 REVIEWS:

Conlon leads the Cincinnati musicians in a performance of radiant intensity. The chorus are in glorious communal voice and the Cincinnati Symphony blend elegance with vitality. How is it possible that a work as soaring and powerful as R. Nathaniel Dett’s The Ordering of Moses could have languished for so long?

-- Gramophone

This is certainly a major milestone in African-American classical music—a fine piece, very well done!

-- American Record Guide

This brilliantly stirring 1937 oratorio receives its first commercial recording, live from Carnegie Hall. Excellent soloists with sensitive chorus and orchestra.

-- BBC Music Magazine



Product Description:


  • Release Date: May 10, 2016


  • UPC: 090404946226


  • Catalog Number: BCD9462


  • Label: Bridge Records


  • Number of Discs: 1


  • Composer: R. Nathaniel, Dett


  • Orchestra/Ensemble: May Festival Chorus