Surprised By Beauty: Minimalism in Choral Music
- Featured: Boston Secession
- Release Date: 1/15/2008
Minimalism: an important modern compositional technique that exploits simple repeating patterns to create rich vocal textures. This recording features significant choral masterworks: William Duckworth's Southern Harmony , a choral work based on 19th century shape-note hymns, Arvo Pärt's The Beatitudes  and Gavin Bryars's And so ended Kant's travelling in this world . Also featured is the premier of "Transport," a movement from Secession's composer-in-residence Ruth Lomon's oratorio-in-progress, Testimony of Witnesses.