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Choose Something Like a Star (2005)

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square present a loving tribute to the choral music of Randall Thompson. Included are the Frostiana song cycle; two Alleluia's; four excerpts from "The Peaceable Kingdom" and more!

  • Language English
  • UPC Code 783027000528
  • Media Types CD; MP3; Digital Download

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  1. TracksTrack TitleTrack Time
  2. 01 The Last Words of David 3:55
    Music By
    Randall Thompson
    Lyrics By
    Old Testament (2 Samuel 23: 3, 4)
    Publisher
    Music published by and copyrights held by E.C. Schirmer Music Co. (ASCAP). © 1950. Used with permission of E.C. Shirmer Music Co.
  3. 02 The Road Not Taken (Frostiana, I) 4:47
    Music By
    Randall Thompson
    Lyrics By
    from The Poetry of Robert Frost
    Publisher
    From the poetry of Robert Frost, edited by Edward Connery Lathem. Copyright 1942, 1944, 1951 by Robert Frost; copyright 1970 by Lesley Frost Ballantine; copyright 1049, 1069 by Henry Holt and Company. Reprinted by permission of Henry Holt and Company, LLC.
  4. 03 The Pasture (Frostiana, II) 3:28
    Music By
    Randall Thompson
    Lyrics By
    Poem by Robert Frost
    Artist
    Daron Bradford and William Holman
    Publisher
    from the Poetry of Robert Frost, edited by Edward Connery Lathem. Copyright 1942, 1944, 1951 by Robert Frost; copyright 1970 by Lesley Frost Ballentins; copyright 1949, 1969 by Henry Holt and Company. Reprinted by permission of Henry Holt and Company, LLC.
  5. 04 Come In (Frostiana, III) 4:44
    Music By
    Randall Thompson
    Lyrics By
    from The Poetry of Robert Frost
    Publisher
    from the Poetry of Robert Frost, edited by Edward Connery Lathem. Copyright 1942, 1944, 1951 by Robert Frost; copyright 1970 by Lesley Frost Ballentins; copyright 1949, 1969 by Henry Holt and Company. Reprinted by permission of Henry Holt and Company, LLC.
  6. 05 The Telephone (Frostiana, IV) 2:27
    Music By
    Randall Thompson
    Lyrics By
    Poem by Robert Frost
    Publisher
    from the Poetry of Robert Frost, edited by Edward Connery Lathem. Copyright 1942, 1944, 1951 by Robert Frost; copyright 1970 by Lesley Frost Ballentins; copyright 1949, 1969 by Henry Holt and Company. Reprinted by permission of Henry Holt and Company, LLC.
  7. 06 A Girl's Garden (Frostiana, V) 3:14
    Music By
    Randall Thompson
    Lyrics By
    Poem by Robert Frost
    Publisher
    from the Poetry of Robert Frost, edited by Edward Connery Lathem. Copyright 1942, 1944, 1951 by Robert Frost; copyright 1970 by Lesley Frost Ballentins; copyright 1949, 1969 by Henry Holt and Company. Reprinted by permission of Henry Holt and Company, LLC.
  8. 07 Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening (Frostiana, VI) 4:49
    Music By
    Randall Thompson
    Lyrics By
    from The Poetry of Robert Frost
    Publisher
    from The Poetry of Robert Frost, edited by Edward Connery Lathem. Copyright 1942, 1944, 1951 by Robert Frost; copyright 1970 by Lesley Frost Ballentine; copyright 1949, 1969 by Henry Holt and Company. Reprinted by permission of Henry Holt and Company, LLC.
  9. 08 Choose Something Like a Star (Frostiana, VII) 6:19
    Music By
    Randall Thompson
    Lyrics By
    from "The Poetry of Robert Frost", edited by Edward Connery Latham
    Publisher
    from the Poetry of Robert Frost, edited by Edward Connery Lathem. Copyright 1942, 1944, 1951 by Robert Frost; copyright 1970 by Lesley Frost Ballentins; copyright 1949, 1969 by Henry Holt and Company. Reprinted by permission of Henry Holt and Company, LLC.
  10. 09 Say Ye to the Righteous (The Peaceable Kingdom, I) 4:20
    Music By
    Randall Thompson
    Lyrics By
    Old Testament (Isaiah 3:10, 11; 65:14)
    Publisher
    Music published by and copyrights held by E.C. Schirmer Music Co. (ASCAP). © 1975. Used with permission of E.C. Shirmer Music Co.
  11. 10 The Paper Reeds by the Brooks (Peaceable Kingdom, V) 3:10
    Music By
    Randall Thompson
    Lyrics By
    Old Testament (Isaiah 19:7)
    Publisher
    Music published by and copyrights held by E.C. Schirmer Music Co. (ASCAP). © 1975. Used with permission of E.C. Schirmer Music Co.
  12. 11 Have Ye Not Known? (The Peaceable Kingdom, VII) 0:46
    Music By
    Randall Thompson
    Lyrics By
    Old Testament (Isaiah 40:21)
    Publisher
    Music published by and copyrights held by E.C. Schirmer Music Co. (ASCAP). © 1975. Used with permission of E.C. Shirmer Music Co.
  13. 12 Ye Shall Have a Song (The Peaceable Kingdom, VIII) 4:19
    Music By
    Randall Thompson
    Lyrics By
    Old Testament (Isaiah 30:29)
    Publisher
    Music published by and copyrights held by E.C. Schirmer Music Co. (ASCAP). © 1950. Used with permission of E.C. Shirmer Music Co.
  14. 13 Alleluia, Amen 5:37
    Music By
    Randall Thompson
    Publisher
    Music published by and copyrights held by E.C. Schirmer Music Co. (ASCAP). ©1971. Used with permission of E.C. Shirmer Music Co.
  15. 14 Alleluia 5:39
    Music By
    Randall Thompson
    Publisher
    Music published by and copyrights held by E.C. Schirmer Music Co. (ASCAP). © 1940

Description

The choral music of Randall Thompson represents one of the high points of American choral music composition. Noted for its beautiful harmonies, timeless sense of drama, and meticulous craftsmanship, his music hs been described as American in spirit yet universal in its appeal. Few American choral music students of the '60s, '70s, '80s, or '90s have not sung his music.

It is fitting that the Mormon Tabernacle Choir should preserve and keep alive the legacy of one of America's greatest choral composers. This recording is offered as our gift to future generations so they may discover the mood, the feeling, the innocence, and the joy of an earlier time of America's history.

Poetry Acknowledgement

“The Road Not Taken,” “The Pasture,” “Come In,” “The Telephone,” “A Girl's Garden,” “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,” and “Choose Something Like a Star.” From THE POETRY OF ROBERT FROST edited by Edward Connery Lathem. Copyright 1942, 1944, 1951 by Robert Frost, copyright 1970 by Lesley Frost Ballantine, copyright 1949, 1969 by Henry Holt and Company. Reprinted by permission of Henry Holt and Company, LLC.