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Moriarty: Missa Adsum! Celebrating Women

By Antonina Lisohorska

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By Antonina Lisohorska, Sofia Soloviy, Ukrainian Festival Chorus, Ukrainian Festival Orchestra, and Vladislav Tlushch. By Richard Moriarty. Classical. Listening CD. Toccata Classics #TOCC0503. Published by Toccata Classics (NX.TOCC0503).

Item Number: NX.TOCC0503

Conducted by Theodore Kuchar.

The American composer Richard Moriarty (born in Boston in 1946) spent his professional life as a pathologist, taking up composition upon his retirement as a student of Adolphus Hailstork and Richard Danielpour. His deeply felt orchestral song-cycle We That Wait, using poems from the American Civil War written by women, and the expansive, exuberant Missa Adsum! Celebrating Women, are both grand statements in a proud American tradition of Neo-Romanticism, accessible, direct and sincere. Of the premiere performance, one reviewer wrote: Adsum-Celebrating Women was a tour de force, whose title comes from the Roman rite of ordination when candidates are called by name and answer Adsum- Present! It was sung with passion and beauty... (M.D. Ridge).

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