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Young People's Chorus of NYC Debuts 'Transient Glory III' Disc with Free Download

By Ian Holubiak i.holubiak@classicalite.com on Jan 29, 2016 02:01 PM EST

The Young People's Chorus of New York City is an organization dedicated to perpetuating music and the arts among kids. Their latest release, Transient Glory III, showcases the unique Young People's Chorus line as they chant about the essence of NYC. In an added exclusive, the organization is sharing a free track for download entitled "One Sweet Morning" by John Corigliano.

The mission of the YPC is simple as it is one that's aimed at preserving young voices on recording and continuing the lineage of chorus music through different generations of young singers.

As per their website, the YPC describes Transient Glory III:

"Transient Glory was created in 2001 by Francisco J. Núñez and the Young People's Chorus of New York City to spotlight the children's chorus as a serious and glorious instrument capable of making music of the highest quality during that fleeting period of time when their voices are imbued with a particular poignancy and innocence."

And that is what the disc captures with ease. Sure, one can hear the delicacy and innocence in a child's voice but that texture added to a singing voice generates a quality only produced at that kind of early age. Singing street names, subway routes, embodying New York from top to bottom is Transient Glory III, a unique album via Cantaloupe Music (a label pioneered by our favorites at Bang on a Can All-Stars) that uses whispers, water dripping, large rooms, massive reverb and eerie electronic stabs to add color and legitimacy to its songs.

The result is an ear-popping experience, delicately conducted to fit into the recording sphere as well as encapsulate modern music (that is, to circle back to the "electronic elements" statement). Tracks like "Tembandumba" have added percussive elements like stomping and a wood block to help establish a dynamic to the singing, one that courses from loud to soft chorus singing juxtaposed with soloists chanting in the foreground.

Luckily for music fans, the YPC has decided to share a track form the album entitled "One Sweet Morning" and it is now available for downloaded via SoundCloud.

Be sure to purchase the album from any digital distributor and download "One Sweet Morning" now. But in the meantime, check out a video about Glory below.

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TagsYoung People's Chorus of New York City, Francisco J. Núñez, Cantaloupe Music, One Sweet Morning, Transient Glory III