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.

Return to the full catalog

Buy recording

CD price: 19.99

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

News and Press

[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.

Gramophone Full review