the music of d. donald cervone

From time to time I will place on this site recordings or information about my compositions. Please check it now and then if you wish to see the latest material. The site was developed by my sons, Gian Carlo and Davide Piero. We hope you enjoy it.

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Nunc dimittis

download Nunc dimittis (Allegheny/Jamison) [ mp3 - 2.4 MB ]
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download Nunc dimittis (Rochester/Erickson) [ mp3 - 3.8 MB ]
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I composed this in 1973 shortly after the death of Morten J. Luvaas, to whose memory it is dedicated. This recording is of a performance by The Allegheny College Choir, conducted by Ward Jamison, from a concert they gave in Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (home of the Pittsburgh Symphony). It was given for a gathering of the Allegheny College alumni in the Pittsburgh area.

The concert was part of a year-long commemoration of the seventy-fifth anniversary of the founding of The Allegheny Singers by Morten J. Luvaas. The composer sang with this group and studied with Luvaas, 1950-1952, when he was a student at Allegheny College before transferring to the Eastman School of Music.