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06Whispered and Revealed

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    Whispered and Revealed
    Album
    Holiday Harmonies: Songs of Christmas
    Artist
    Essential Voices USA
    Label
    Sono Luminus
    Released
    2015

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One of our favorite albums so far this year is by violinist and composer Todd Reynolds. Mark Kingsley/Innova records hide caption

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Sing Out, Mr President: Andrew Jackson's One-Man Majority

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As a boy chorister, Nico Muhly was inspired by the melding of words and music by William Byrd. Samantha West hide caption

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Nico Muhly: Senex Puerem Portabat (Los Angeles Master Chorale/Grant Gershon)

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New York Program Helps Young Musicians 'Face The Music'

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