Middletown Chronicles III. The Workers

by Marjorie M. Rusche

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Middletown Chronicles (the making of Middletown, America)
III. The Workers
cantata for soprano solo, tenor solo, SATB chorus, chamber orchestra
commissioned by Masterworks Chorale, Andrew Crow, Artistic Director
May 14, 2016 premiere


People paid a whole lot of blood, tears. Workers now don't believe that they can control their own destiny -- well, they can do the same thing we did .. The wheels of a thousand factories musically humming, The flame that shoots from Nature's mighty reservoir -- embers like stars. People paid a whole lot of blood, sweat, and tears.


released May 14, 2016
Kelci Kosin, soprano
Ganson Salmon, tenor
Andrew Crow, conductor
Marjorie M. Rusche, composer



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Marjorie M. Rusche is an internationally performed award winning classical composer who combines romantic, modern, vernacular and world music influences. Dr. Rusche composes music for opera, music theater, dance, orchestra, chorus, chamber ensembles & soloists. She teaches music composition, orchestration, music theory, and piano at Indiana University South Bend and the University of Notre Dame. ... more

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