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Anthony Plog

Anthony Plog

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Subtitle: A Cantata

General Info

Year: / 2018
Duration: 21:30
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra and choir
Publisher: Unknown
Cost: Score and Parts - unknown


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Program Notes

Twenty-eight years ago, a community was formed. Known as Magdalene, the community is made up of women with a criminal history of prostitution and drug abuse. The women live together in houses for two years, free of charge, with no resident staff. After two years in the Magdalene community, the women graduate—not to leave, but to become sisters who are committed to one another for life.

The Magdalene community starts every day by gathering in a circle, where they read the Bible, pray, and make sure everyone is all right. They share stories and wisdom. They tell the truth.

This cantata presents some of their harrowing, uplifting words and stories in a musical setting—orchestra, chorus, soloists, and narrator—by American composer Anthony Plog. The music of Anthony Plog has been performed in over 30 countries around the world and featured on hundreds of recordings worldwide. Plog is the recipient of numerous grants and commissions, including the National Endowment for the Arts, the Utah Symphony, the Malmo Symphony, the Summit Brass, the Chicago Chamber Musicians, the GECA Brass Ensemble in France, the University of Texas at Austin, and the St. Louis Brass Quintet.

In this cantata, the Magdalene women open their circle and invite us in, seeking to share their truth that in whatever brokenness we know, the seeds of healing are sown.

- Program Note by composer


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