The River of Love


“This a fascinating hybrid, mixing three choral suites...with a selection of the Shaker hymns and spirituals that inspired them. ...A primary New England Voices mandate is to commission new works on Shaker themes. Good news, as this beautifully presented first sampling demonstrates.” —American Record Guide


Released 2007
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The River of Love

Music by the Shakers and music inspired by Shaker themes. Featuring New England Voices and Malcolm Halliday, conductor.

With Amy Carroll, flute; Karen Oosterbaan; Frederick Bednarz, violin; Thomas Fajaro, viola; Harel Gietheim, cello
Prayer Universal
Simple Gifts
A Mince Pie or a Pudding
There's a Light
Let Zion Move
I Will Go on My Way
Drink Ye
I Love Mother
Mother Ann's Song
Mother Ann's Closet
Dismission of the Devil
The Humble Heart, More Love
Invitation to the River of Love
Love is Little Pretty Home
A Snag of It or a Handful of Gospel Love
Tuvan Throat Singing
Adagio in Lydian Mode
Sweet Summerland
Come Life Shaker Life