While I was walking I heard a sound...
For Three choirs and nine soloists spatialized in balconies.
Boy sopranos, male falsettos and operatic singers join forces in a total of three choirs and nine solosits consisting of one humdred and twenty singers. While I Was Walking, I Heard a Sound is scored for up to 42 voices and explores the boundaries of vocal art. It was recorded in a large, resonant cathedral with a natural 2.5 second reverberation.
Conductor, Robert Geary
San Francisco Choral Society
Ensemble of the Piedmont Choirs
Sound Color Ensemble: Kevin Baum
Dina Emmerson, Anne Hege, Cheryl Keller, Richard Mix, Tina Osinski, Amy X Neuberg, Gary Ruschman, Randall Wong
"It is unequivocally the most mesmerizing, haunting and wrenching piece of
music I have heard in a long time...While I Was Walking is a non-negotiable
item on my desert island list."
-Margaret Leng Tan
Total time: 31:12
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Audio - Part 1 (mp3, 8.2MB)