Pure Elektra

Catalogue No: EWC1205

Thank you for picking up this CD and exploring what it has to offer. As I write, it’s the spring of 2012 and Elektra Women’s Choir is half-way through its 25th anniversary season. A recording like this has two intended audiences: one of listeners who are attracted to the exhilarating and moving sounds of fine choral music, and another of choral conductors who are looking to discover new repertoire for their own ensembles. I hope you all find something of beauty and value on these tracks They represent highlights from several seasons of Elektra programming, and pieces that I feel are worthy of being heard and appreciated far and wide. All but three of the composers and arrangers are alive and well today, most of them Canadians, and their presence on this recording signifies my true respect for the beautiful work they do creating unique and engaging works for women’s voices. Composer – performer – listener – the circle is incomplete without all of us.

Again, thank you for reaching out to discover this music. I hope you will find a joyful and meaningful listening experience ahead of you.

Close your eyes, open your ears, and take a deep breath of pure Elektra.

with Stephen Smith, piano; Lorna McGhee, flute

Booklet here: Pure Elektra

Pieces on this Recording:

  1. Da Pacem Canadian Work Jeffrey Enns
  2. Ave Regina Coelorum Giovanni Legrenzi
  3. Lauda Sion Gyorgy Orban
  4. In the Gardens of Shushan Canadian Work Sheldon Rose
  5. Cedit, Hyems (Be Gone, Winter!) Abbie Betinis
  6. Magnificat Canadian Work Christine Donkin
  7. Early Spring Canadian Work Traditional Newfoundland Kathleen Allan (arr) 
  8. I Am Not Yours Canadian Work Stephen Chatman
  9. Joy Canadian Work Kathleen Allan
  10. Changed Forever Canadian Work Shari Ulrich Kate MacColl (arr) 
  11. Un Canadien errant Canadian Work Traditional French Canadian Mark Sirett (arr) 
  12. Garden of Dreams, The Canadian Work Timothy Corlis
  13. Solitude Canadian Work Stephen Smith
  14. Le ruisseau Gabriel Faure
  15. what i want Canadian Work Stephen Smith
  16. One Voice Canadian Work Ruth Moody
  17. Magnificat Nicola Porpora

Canadian Work Legend Canadian Work