The McCormick Percussion Group returns to Ravello Records for their sixth release, SOLI FOR SOPRANO WITH PERCUSSION ORCHESTRA. In the vein of their past work, this album showcases the collaboration of solo soprano, featuring critically acclaimed soprano Jamie Jordan and percussion orchestra.
Lyrically, the pieces are influenced by the modernist texts of poet Wallace Stevens, the holy influence of the Bible, and the concept of opposites. This unique combination of voice and percussion explores traditional human values, freedom as a necessity of expression, and the sensuality of sound and imagery.
The McCormick Percussion Group, led by conductor Robert McCormick, was formed to explore and record new and unusual works in the percussion ensemble idiom. SOLI FOR SOPRANO WITH PERCUSSION ORCHESTRA showcases the works by contemporary composers Matt Barber, Baljinder Singh Sekhon, and the late Jean Barraqué.