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Gregg Smith Singers

Overview
Works: 425 works in 787 publications in 6 languages and 14,972 library holdings
Genres: Musical settings  Masses  Symphonies  Music 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Musician, cha
Classifications: M2020.S882S95, 782.1
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Most widely held works by Gregg Smith Singers
The glory of Gabrieli by Giovanni Gabrieli( Recording )

24 editions published between 1967 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music for multiple choirs, brass and organ recorded in the Basilica of San Marco, Venice
The complete music of Carl Ruggles by Carl Ruggles( Recording )

6 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music of Irving Fine by Irving Fine( Recording )

7 editions published between 1977 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music for chorus by Charles Ives( Recording )

11 editions published between 1965 and 1966 in 3 languages and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rake's progress by Igor Stravinsky( Recording )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Synopsis ACT I: Anne Trulove is in the garden of her father's country house with her suitor, Tom Rakewell, admiring the springtime. Sending Anne into the house, her father, Trulove, tells Tom he has arranged an accountant's job for him in the city. Tom declines the offer and the older man leaves. A stranger enters as Tom declares his determination to live by his wits and enjoy life. When he says "I wish I had money," the stranger introduces himself as Nick Shadow, "at your service." Shadow tells Tom that a forgotten rich uncle has died, leaving the young man a fortune. Anne and Trulove return to hear the news, the latter urging Tom to accompany Shadow to London to settle the estate. As Tom leaves, promising to send for Anne as soon as everything is arranged, Shadow turns to the audience to announce, "the Progress of a Rake begins." At a brothel in the city, whores entertain a group of "roaring boys," dissolute young playboys; together they toast Venus and Mars. Shadow coaxes Tom to recite for the madam, Mother Goose, the catechism he has taught him: to follow nature rather than doctrine, to seek beauty (which is perishable) and pleasure (which means different things to different people). Tom refuses, however, to define love. Turning back the clocks when he sees Tom restless to escape, Shadow commends him to the pursuit of hedonism with these companions. Tom responds with ruminations of love. When the whores offer to console him, Mother Goose claims him for herself and leads him off. As evening falls, Anne leaves her father's house, determined to find Tom, since she has heard nothing from him. ACT II: Tom, who is in the morning room of his house in the city, is beginning to tire of city pleasures and no longer dares to think of Anne. When he says "I wish I were happy," Shadow appears, showing a poster for Baba the Turk, a bearded lady whom he urges Tom to marry, because only when one is obligated to neither passion nor reason can one be truly free. Amused by the idea, Tom gets ready to go out. Anne approaches Tom's house but is hesitant to knock. As darkness falls, she sees servants enter with strangely shaped packages. A conveyance arrives and Tom steps out. Startled to see Anne, he says she must forget him, he cannot go back to her. Baba calls out from the sedan, whereupon Tom admits to the astonished Anne that he is married. Hurried along by Baba's impatient remarks, Anne faces the bitter realities, while Tom repeats that it is too late to turn back. As Tom helps Baba from the sedan, a curious crowd gathers. Anne hurriedly leaves. In his morning room, Tom sits sulking amid Baba's curios as she chatters about the origin of each. When he refuses to respond to her affection, she complains bitterly. Tom silences her and she remains motionless as Tom falls asleep. Shadow wheels in a strange contraption, and when Tom awakens, saying "Oh I wish it were true," the machine turns out to be his dream: an invention for making stones into bread. Seeing it as a means of redemption for his misdeeds, Tom wonders whether he might again deserve Anne. Shadow points out the device's usefulness in gulling potential investors. ACT III: On a spring afternoon, the same scene (including the stationary Baba) is set for an auction. Customers examine the various objects: Tom's business venture has ended in ruin. Amid rumors as to what has become of Tom, Anne enters in search of him. An auctioneer, Sellem, begins to hawk various objects -- including Baba, who resumes her chatter after the crowd bids to purchase her. Indignant at finding her belongings up for sale, she tries to order everyone out. She draws Anne aside, saying the girl should try to save Tom, who still loves her. Anne, hearing Tom and Shadow singing in the street, runs out. Shadow leads Tom to a graveyard with a freshly dug grave, where he reminds the young man that a year and a day have passed since he promised to serve him: now the servant claims his wage. Tom must end his life by any means he chooses before the stroke of twelve. Suddenly, Shadow offers a reprieve: they will gamble for Tom's soul. When Tom, placing his trust in the Queen of Hearts, calls upon Anne, and her voice is heard, Shadow realizes he has lost. In retaliation, he condemns Tom to insanity. As Shadow disappears and dawn rises, Tom -- gone mad -- imagines himself Adonis, waiting for Venus. In an insane asylum, Tom declares Venus will visit him, whereupon fellow inmates mock the idea. The Keeper admits Anne. Believing her to be Venus, Tom confesses his sins: "I hunted the shadows, disdaining thy true love." Briefly they imagine timeless love in Elysium. With his head upon her breast, Tom asks her to sing him to sleep. As she does, her voice moves the other inmates. Trulove comes to fetch his daughter, who bids the sleeping Tom farewell. When he wakens to find her gone, he cries out for Venus as the inmates sing "Mourn for Adonis." EPILOGUE: The principals gather to tell the moral that each finds in the story. Anne warns that not every man can hope for someone like her to save him; Baba warns that all men are mad; Tom warns against self-delusion, to Trulove's agreement; Shadow mourns his role as man's alter ego; and all concur that the devil finds work for idle hands
I hear America singing choral works of William Schuman, Ned Rorem, Louise Talma by Gregg Smith Singers( )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cantata on anonymous 15th and 16th century English lyrics Mass ; In memoriam Dylan Thomas by Igor Stravinsky( Recording )

11 editions published in 1967 in English and Multiple languages and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Distant playing fields [20th century vocal chamber works] by William Mayer( )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Auricles apertures ventricles three works by Edwin London( Recording )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in Hebrew and English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I build an house vocal music of Lukas Foss by Lukas Foss( Recording )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music of William Billings by William Billings( Recording )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great sentimental age by Gregg Smith Singers( )

3 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jove's nectar by Edwin London( Recording )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphony of Psalms by Igor Stravinsky( )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mythologies by Harold Blumenfeld( )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orchestral songs ; Complete choral music by Elliott Carter( Recording )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new Stravinsky by Igor Stravinsky( Recording )

8 editions published between 1966 and 1970 in 5 languages and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La belleza del silencio = The beauty of silence by Orlando Jacinto García( )

2 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American triptych by Aaron Copland( Recording )

8 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New music of Charles Ives for solo voice, chorus, and chamber orchestra by Charles Ives( Recording )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Cantatas, Secular (Women's voices) Carroll, Lewis, Chamber orchestra music Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices, 4 parts), Unaccompanied Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices) Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices), Unaccompanied Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices) with band Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices) with instrumental ensemble Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices) with orchestra Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices) with organ Choruses, Secular Choruses, Secular (Men's voices, 3 parts), Unaccompanied Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices, 4 parts) with piano Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices, 8 parts), Unaccompanied Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices) Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices), Unaccompanied Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices) with instrumental ensemble Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices) with piano Choruses, Secular (Women's voices, 3 parts) with piano Choruses, Secular (Women's voices) with instrumental ensemble Choruses (Mixed voices) Gloria in excelsis Deo (Music) Jonson, Ben, Masses Masses, Unaccompanied Masses--Excerpts McCord, David Thompson Watson, Motets Operas Orchestral music Organ music Orgel, Irene Piano music Psalms (Music) Psalms (Music)--34th Psalm Psalms (Music)--47th Psalm Requiems Sacred vocal ensembles, Unaccompanied Sacred vocal quartets, Unaccompanied Shakespeare, William, Sonatas (Violin and piano) Songs, English Songs (High voice) with instrumental ensemble Songs (High voice) with piano Songs (Medium voice) with chamber orchestra Songs (Medium voice) with piano String orchestra music Symphonies United States Vocal music
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Smith (Gregg) Singers

Smith Singers.

The Gregg Smith Singers

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