Performed by Essential Voices USA (EVUSA) and conducted by Judith Clurman along with guest artists, Broadway stars Kelli O’Hara and Ron Raines and composer-arranger Larry Hochman. On the Sono Luminus Label (DSL-92162), Sono Luminus.
More information available on EVUSA's CDs & Books page, here.
Marc Shaiman wrote an arrangement for Judith based on the beautiful Theme from The American President movie. Ramsey McClean added the lyrics and called the piece Seed of Grain. Judith conducted the first performance at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center. Marc asked Judith to conduct this version and collaborate with him for his Bucket List CD. Marc is the pianist on the recording.
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“A gorgeous CD…
The members of EVUSA do exquisite work on the often complex pieces, and O'Hara and Raines imbue their selections with brilliant phrasing and nuance.”
— The Huffington Post
The work Peace (words by Eleanor Roosevelt) was premiered, under Judith’s direction, at the Washington National Cathedral. It is included in this forthcoming release, a recording of select works by Howard Shore.