How Glory Goes

How Glory Goes

by Audra McDonald



Few recent recordings have been as eagerly awaited as Audra McDonald's second album. Simply put, How Glory Goes comes through with flying colors on all counts. It's certainly no retread of the brilliant singer's debut Way Back to Paradise, which audaciously concentrated solely on the work of new theatrical composers. How Glory Goes tips the balance in favor of classic Broadway songwriters and trademark tunes, including four by Harold Arlen -- "Anyplace I Hang My Hat Is Home," "A Sleeping Bee," "I Had Myself a True Love," "I Never Has Seen Snow," and "The Man Who Got Away " -- Jerome Kern's "Bill," and Leonard Bernstein's "Somewhere." Although she consciously places herself in comparison with two beloved divas who previously recorded incomparable versions of some of these songs -- Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand -- McDonald comes out smelling like roses, bringing her own personality to gleaming interpretations that highlight her faultless technique and judicious balance of poise and exuberance. McDonald still champions new generation composers. Among the newer songs, Adam Guettel's "How Glory Goes" (from the acclaimed musical "Floyd Collins"), and Jeff Blumenkrantz's "I Won't Mind" are beautiful and affecting songs made even more rewarding by McDonald's heartfelt performances. There's been plenty of praise and hype heaped on McDonald's shoulders lately: How Glory Goes confirms that she's worthy of every bit of both.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/29/2000
Label: Nonesuch
UPC: 0075597958027
catalogNumber: 79580

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Audra McDonald   Primary Artist
Dennis Anderson   Clarinet,English Horn,Oboe
Belinda Whitney-Barratt   Violin
John Beal   Bass
Herb Besson   Trombone
Sarah Carter   Cello
Bruce Coughlin   Performing Ensemble
Katie Dennis   French Horn
Paul Faulise   Trombone
Hunt   Bass Clarinet
Tony Kadleck   Trumpet
Karen Karlsrud   Violin
Karl Kawahara   Violin
Kevin Kuhn   Guitar
Karen Milne   Violin
Lee Musiker   Piano
Brian O'Flaherty   Trumpet
Keith O'Quinn   Trombone
Suzanne Ornstein   Violin,Concert Mistress
Joe Passaro   Percussion,Snare Drums
Dave Ratajczak   Percussion,Snare Drums
Clay Ruede   Cello
Jonathan Tunick   Performing Ensemble
Rev. Dan Willis   Oboe
Avril Brown   Violin
Wayne duMaine   Trumpet
Elizabeth Lim   Violin
Warren Odze   Percussion,Snare Drums
Debra Shufelt   Viola
Dale Stuckenbruck   Violin
Lorra Baylis   Violin
Chris Komer   French Horn
Sarah Adams   Viola
Rick Dolan   Violin
Chuck Wilson   Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Eric Stern   Piano,Conductor
Richard Heckman   Flute,English Horn,Oboe
Laura Bontrager   Cello
Helen Campo   Flute,Alto Flute,Piccolo
Steve Kenyon   Clarinet,Flute,Bass Clarinet
Don McGeen   Bassoon,Bass Clarinet
Grace Paradise   Harp
Ted Sperling   Piano,Conductor,Performing Ensemble
Xin Zhao   Violin
Marc Goldberg   Bassoon
Adam Grabois   Cello
Laura Oatts   Violin
Larry Hochman   Performing Ensemble
Peter Donovan   Bass
Britt Swenson   Violin
Mark Thrasher   Bassoon
Richard Sarpola   Bass
Shelly Holland-Moritz   Viola
Michael Nicholas   Violin
Robert Bush   Flute
Sheila Brown   Viola
Daniel Troob   Performing Ensemble
Steven Hartman   Clarinet

Technical Credits

Robert Hurwitz   Executive Producer
Tommy Krasker   Producer
John McClure   Engineer
Lee Musiker   Arranger
Eric Stern   Arranger
Ted Sperling   Arranger
Frank Rich   Liner Notes
John Clare   Poetry

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