Paul Moravec: The Blizzard Voices
September 2017
Disc 1: 61:21
  • Boston Modern Orchestra Project
  • Gil Rose, conductor

Paul Moravec’s contemporary update to the vaunted tradition of the oratorio, chronicling the fearsome “Schoolhouse Blizzard” that hit the Great Plains in 1888.

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Track listing

Disc 1 
 The Blizzard Voices
1.I. Prologue - The Plains
2.II. There Was a Day
3.III. The Blizzard Bore Down
4.IV. Billy
5.V. I Never See a Sunflower
6.VI. All Night the Wind Moaned
7.VII. Lois Mae Royce
8.VIII. Fare Thee Well, Mother
9.IX. Telegraph
10.X. Minnie Freeman
11.XI. My Sister Was Born
12.XII. In the Morning - XIII. Light the Fire
13.XIV. The Searching Parties
14.XV. In Remembrance
15.XVI. Epilogue

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[CD Review] Moravec The Blizzard Voices

Paul Moravec’s ambitious The Blizzard Voices chronicles a snowstorm that suddenly struck across the upper Midwest in 1888 and killed hundreds, including a large number of children returning home from school. It is a secular oratorio, the third of the composer’s ‘American Historical’ series of large-scale choral works, and brings an impressive battery of musical resources to the task.

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