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Requiem Novum on Sounds Choral

Sounds Choral this Sunday (1/21, with an encore broadcast Tuesday at 3 pm) presents selections of a new work by Swedish composer Mårten Jansson.

James Jordan shares music from the recent release by the Voces8 Foundation of Mårten Jansson's Requiem Novum, with text by American poet Charles Anthony Silvestri.

Grammy™-nominated conductor James Jordan, Artistic Director and Conductor of The Same Stream is recognized and praised throughout the musical world as one of America’s pre-eminent conductors, recording artist, writer, music psychologist and innovators in choral music. He was described as a “visionary” by The Choral Journal, which cited his book Evoking Sound as a “must read.” His more than 45 books explore both the philosophical and spiritual basis of musicianship, as well as aspects of choral rehearsal teaching and learning and are considered to be essential books in the conducting profession. His book Evoking Sound has been praised by the Choral Journal as a “must read.” At Westminster Choir College he is professor and senior conductor, and he conducts Westminster Schola Cantorum and the critically acclaimed Westminster Williamson Voices. He is also director of the Westminster Conducting Institute and co-director of the Choral Institute at Oxford.