Reconstruction

This fall, Third Practice is recapping Joshua Bornfield's mixed voice arrangement of his work Reconstruction, a choral fantasy on 19th-century American hymnody. This beautiful five movement work looks to the structure of the Roman Catholic Mass for inspiration; as such, we've chosen to intersperse its robust Americana strains with movements from Byrd's immortal Mass for Four Voices. An anthem by early American composer William Billings and a shape-note inspired Psalm setting by Martin Bresnick set the tone for this inventive reimagining of American choral traditions.

Friday, September 8 at 7:30PM - Immaculate Conception Chapel, Mount St. Mary's University, Emmitsburg, MD

This concert is free and open to the public