Songs and Chants in Praise of Mary
When choosing a program of their own favorite pieces, the professiona musicians comprising Voices of Ascension, along with their conductor, Dennis Keene, happened to come with many works in praise of Mary, or in a similar mood. Although very different, Keene writes that they share a "deep, internal world of great serenity and beauty."
From the Church of the Ascension in Greenwich Village, New York City, Voices of Ascension masterfully performs works spanning four centuries. They are joined by Vinson Cole, tenor soloist, Kathleen Bride, harp, Patrick Stephens, Steinway piano, and Mark Kruczek on the 1967 Holtkamp Organ in the church.
Alma Redemptoris Mater
Gradual: Os Justi
Cantique de Jean Racine
Tota Pulchra Es