The Bob Cole Chamber Choir, Jonathan Talberg, conductor; and Ted Atkatz, marimba
Dominick DiOrio - Alleluia
NOTUS: IU Contemporary Vocal Ensemble
Dominick DiOrio, conductor
Marco Schirripa, marimba
Catherine Sailer, conductor
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from the California State University, Long Beach; Jonathan Talberg, conductor; Ted Atkatz, marimba
Kent Hatteberg, conductor
Recorded live November 15, 2015
I personally remain suspicious when perusing any copy of new music with the title "Alleluia" after Randall Thompson as it is hard to say more than he did, strictly in the choral idiom, so long ago. That being said, I too can evolve and Dominick DiOrio has crafted a thrilling new treatment worthy of attention and praise."
Sean Burton, Iowa ACDA Summer Symposium
Commissioned by the Texas Two-Year College Choral Directors Association in celebration of their 40th anniversary and composed for the 2013 Texas Two-Year College All-State Choir, Joey M. Martin, conductor.
Alleluia is joyous, celebratory, and invigorating music. I wanted to explore the percussive qualities of the voice and the lyrical capabilities of the marimba. The two instruments mesh well together, and each informs the other, contributing an energetic and propulsive drive to the work.