I Thank You God


  • The Choral Union – Richard Nance, Conductor

Conceived as a “town and gown” ensemble in 1984, and conducted by Dr. Richard Nance since 1993, the Choral Union consists of singers from across the Puget Sound community, including many PLU faculty, staff, students and alumni. This is the Choral Union’s first recording and features works by Carlyle Sharpe, John Chorbajian, Eric Whitacre, Simon Preston, Z Randall Stroop, Knut Nystedt’s, Benjamin Britten, David Mooney and Frank Ticheli’s. Also featured are Three American Folk Songs, arranged by conductor Richard Nance, along with his composition Batter My Heart, Three Personed God. Our album ends with the title work of this CD “I Thank You God” written by one of the country’s most esteemed women composers, Gwyneth Walker.


Compact Disc – 2004

PLU Multimedia Recordings — Pacific Lutheran University


1Laudate Nomen; Jonathan Young, Organ                                            Carlyle Sharpe (b. 1965)2:42
2Bitter for SweetJohn Chorbajian (b. 1934)3:58
Five Hebrew Love Songs; Amy Grinsteiner, Piano; Marcia Ott, ViolinEric Whitacre (b. 1970)
3I.  Temuná (A picture)1:51
4II.  Kalá kallá (Light bride)3:16
5III.  Lárov (Mostly):53
6IV.  Éyze shéleg! (What snow!); (Nicole Lewin, Soprano)2:21
7V.  Rakút (Tenderness)2:43
8Batter My Heart, Three-Personed GodRichard Nance (b. 1955)4:33
9Alleluyas; Jonathan Young, OrganSimon Preston (b. 1938)5:19
10Amor de mi alma; Amy Grinsteiner, Piano    Z. Randall Stroope (b. 1953)6:02
11Praise To GodKnut Nystedt (b. 1915)4:38
12Festival Te Deum; Jonathan Young, Organ; Jennifer Garrett, Soprano Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)7:11
13Rakes of MallowDavid Mooney (b. 1964)1:37
14There Will Be RestFrank Ticheli (b. 1958)6:50
Three American Folk Songs; Amy Grinsteiner, Piano; Marcia Ott, Violin (Fiddle)arr. Richard Nance
15Arkansas Traveler1:46
17The Blue-Tail Fly2:48