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Reise and Shine
Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 3:30 a.m. by Mary Beth Crain
When Franz Schubert was dying, at the untimely age of 31, you'd think he wouldn't have had the energy to compose what would become one of the world's most famous song cycles. But despite ill health and being perennially penniless, S...
Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 4:30 a.m. by Mary Beth Crain
In 1937, Benjamin Britten was commissioned to create an oratorio on the subject of angels for the British Broadcasting System. Obviously the BBC had faith in the young choral composer, who was only 24. They weren't disappointed; on ...
Make a Joyful Sound
Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 4:30 a.m. by Mary Beth Crain
Albert McNeil began working in church music when he was 18 at the People's Independent Church of Christ in L.A., a mega-church with 5,000 members and four choirs. Soon the prodigy choral director assembled a double quartet that call...