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Paul Moravec: Sanctuary Road - Dashon Burton (bass baritone); Joshua Blue (tenor); Laquita Mitchell (soprano); Malcolm J. Merriweather (baritone);...
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  1. Sanctuary Road, for soloists, chorus & orchestra
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The Underground Railroad, the path of clandestine safe houses through which African American slaves were smuggled to freedom in Canada, has been the subject of dramatic musical treatments before, but composer Paul Moravec's Sanctuary Road is unique. Moravec terms it an oratorio, and indeed, with its prominent choral role, multiple functions for the chorus (it both comments on the actions and embodies slaveholders), and episodic structure, an oratorio is what it is. Yet there's plenty of dramatic action of an operatic sort, ...

Paul Moravec: Sanctuary Road 2020, Naxos

UPC: 636943988428