Gloria! (CD-80519) is compiled from a group of selections designed to uplift the spirit, and features a wide variety of styles and musical ideas, from the jubilance of the title track (Vivaldi's Gloria) to the crystalline serenity of Randall Thompson's Alleluia. Other selections include movements from J.S. Bach's Mass in B Minor; Haydn's Creation; Schubert's Mass in G; the Duruflé and Verdi Requiems; the Frank Martin Mass; Arvo Pärt's Magnificat, and more.
Recently, Robert Shaw, age 82, conducted the National Symphony Orchestra's Beethoven Festival in Washington, D.C., where he was hailed as a musical legend. Called the "Dean" of American choral conductors, Shaw's schedule is full through 2002, according to journalist Wendell Brock of Atlanta. Upcoming on Telarc will be a recording of the Dvorák Stabat Mater with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus.