Sixth World Symposium on Choral Music: Choral Highlights (featuring 27 participating choirs)
St. Olaf Records E-2474/5
...which was the son of... was recorded at the Cathedral of St. Paul, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA on August 9, 2002 during the 6th World Choral Symposium. The other works were recorded at Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA during August 3 to 10, 2002. This 2CD set was released in July 2003.
Recording engineers:Minnesota Public Radio; Post production and mastering:David Trembley; Album production: Mike Wolsted, Encore Productions; Cover design:Sheba Concept and Design; Graphic concept/layout:Lisa M. Graff, Graffics Design.
Track conducted by Tõnu Kaljuste
Disc 2. Track 12. Arvo Pärt: ...which was the son of... (2000) (5:39)
World Youth Choir 2002 / Tõnu Kaljuste
A complete listing of all the track details of composers, work titles, choirs and conductors is beyond the scope of this site. Please see the link to the record company below for further disc details.
Commissions, Dedications, Premieres and Awards
...which was the son of... was commissioned by the city of Reykjavik, Iceland, on the occasion of its being one of the European Cities of Culture in the Year 2000, for performance by the Voices of Europe youth choir and its conductor Thorgerdur Ingólfsdóttir. The work is dedicated to Thorgerdur Ingólfsdóttir.
The score of Arvo Pärt's ...which was the son of... is published by Universal Edition Vienna as UE 31 507 (ISMN M-008-06260-5).
Other Points of Interest and Links
The booklet notes contain a brief overview of the Sixth World Choral Symposium by James Frazier. A paragraph of information is provided on each of the 27 choirs and their conductors contained on the recording. Texts are provided only in English without any other original languages. In the case of ...which was the son of..., only the basis of the text is stated as St. Luke 3:23-38.
The entire World Youth Choir performance from where ...which was the son of... is selected can be heard via internet streaming audio at the Minnesota Public Radio website.
This recording can be purchased from the record company at St. Olaf Records, St. Olaf College Bookstore, 1520 St. Olaf Avenue, Northfield, MN 55057, USA. Telephone: (888) 232-6523 or +1 (507) 646-3048; Fax: +1 (507) 646-3779 or from its website at www.stolafrecords.com.