Julian Wachner and the Grammy-nominated Choir of Trinity Wall Street, The Trinity Youth Chorus, and the NOVUS NY orchestra collaborated to create The Snow Lay on the Ground (CD 180). A stunning recording of nine brilliant carol settings and three organ improvisations performed by Wachner, the album continues to garner widespread enthusiasm from critics.
“Julian Wachner continues to do fantastic work with the Choir of Trinity Wall Street, as their atmospherically recorded The Snow Lay on the Ground: Festive Carols from Trinity Wall Street (Arsis) shows. Together with the Trinity Youth Chorus and Novus NY, these renditions of Wachner ‘s arrangements, along with his four unedited, first-take organ improvisations, score a 10. Dynamics are excellent for CD, with the beginning of ‘Joy to the World’ strong enough to bolster a crumbling empire.”– Jason Victor Serinus, Bay Area Reporter
“Julian Wachner — composer, arranger, conductor, organist — is the director of music and the arts at New York’s historic Trinity Episcopal Church on Wall Street. The Snow Lay on the Ground: Festive Carols from Trinity Wall Street shows off all his talents, with the assistance of the Choir of Trinity Wall Street, the Trinity Youth Chorus and Novus NY, the church’s resident contemporary music orchestra. Wachner often takes a maximalist approach to familiar carols but brings something new and thoughtful to others, and his organ improvisations are creative and enlightening.”– Sarah Bryan Miller, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 2016
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