Paul Moravec: The Blizzard Voices
Recording Release Date 
September 2017
SACD Recording 
Recording Length 
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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[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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