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In the Bleak Midwinter CD

Following the success of their debut album Totus Tuus, composer Michael John Trotta returns with the New York Repertory Singers with this album of new recordings with In the Bleak Midwinter. Favorites such as Break of Day, In the Bleak Midwinter, and This Present Moment receive wonderful performances. Also included are unaccompanied works in the style of “I Shall See” including Veni, Veni, Emmanuel and Adam Lay YBounden, as well as a moving new setting the “Silent Night” text (All is Calm). His music is praised as “elegant, singable music with a strong spiritual heft” making him”one of the most exciting and prominent composers of choral music.”

Recorded Live in New York City  at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in  December 2015 with the New York Repertory Singers and Chamber Orchestra this album features music for choir and chamber orchestra and unaccompanied choir. Following the success of Totus Tuus, the composer once again leads the New York Repertory Singers and Chamber Orchestra.

This release from Michael John Trotta is a superb new recording offering powerfully new and engaging choral repertoire that is supremely expressive and masterfully composed. Michael John Trotta magnificently honors texts that are grounded in tradition while always reflecting a refreshingly modern approach with a compositional voice that is entirely his own.