Gloryland: Folk Songs, Spirituals, Gospel hymns of Hope & Glory Anonymous 4, Darol Anger & Mike Marshall
- 1I'm on my Journey Home02:15
- 2An Address for All - Like Noah's Weary Dove04:20
- 3Wayfaring Stranger03:56
- 4Wayfaring Stranger (Instrumental)01:37
- 5Where We'll Never Grow Old03:30
- 7The Wagoner's Lad02:49
- 9Return Again02:51
- 10The Lost Girl03:50
- 12Pleading Saviour02:21
- 14The Shining Shore04:42
- 15Saint's Delight03:58
- 16Just Over in the Gloryland02:55
- 17You Fair and Pretty Ladies03:35
- 18Parting Friends - Wayfaring Stranger02:42
- 19Green Pastures03:57
Info for Gloryland: Folk Songs, Spirituals, Gospel hymns of Hope & Glory
In a second pilgrimage to the roots of Anglo-American vocal music, Anonymous 4 are joined by instrumentalists Darol Anger and Mike Marshall for a selection of hauntingly beautiful religious folk songs and gospel hymns that tell a story of love and loss, hope and redemption.
„Anonymous 4 is the team of four women who were acclaimed for "American Angels", which stayed in the Billboard classical charts almost a year and a half, ending at the top. "Gloryland" is a continuation of the "Angels" repertoire, this time benefiting considerably from two instrumentalists playing various types of violin, mandolin and guitar. ...a winning formula that draws on the sheer sincerity of gospel hymns... Intonation and ensemble are impeccable; sources and styles are well researched; and the recording is vivid.“ (Gramophone)
"For sheer radiance... no one else comes close" (Billboard)
Darol Anger, violin, mandolin
Mike Marshal, mandolins, guitar
Violinist, fiddler, composer, producer and educator, Darol Anger is at home in a number of musical genres, some of which he helped to invent. With the jazz-oriented Turtle Island String Quartet, Anger developed and popularized new techniques for playing contemporary music styles on string instruments. The virtuosic "Chambergrass" groups Darol Anger's Republic Of Strings, Psychograss, and the long-lived Anger-Marshall Duo feature his compositions and arrangements. His Grammy-nomimated folk-jazz group Montreux was the original musical model for the New Adult Contemporary radio format. The David Grisman Quintet forged a new genre of acoustic string band music with Darol's "fertile inventiveness, surprising touches and technical mastery" (Boston Herald) often in the forefront. On any day, Darol can be heard on NPR's "Car Talk" theme along with Earl Scruggs, David Grisman and Tony Rice.
Working with some of the world's great improvising string musicians, among them Stephane Grappelli, Mark O'Connor, David Grisman, Tony Rice, Bela Fleck and Vassar Clements, has contributed to the development of Anger's signature voice, both as a player and a composer. His work includes recordings, videos, and books of jazz originals and arrangements, and traditional-derived music in many styles.
Anger has produced dozens of critically lauded recordings since 1977 which have featured his compositions and performances. Highlights include two recent recordings by The Republic Of Strings, his current intergenerational group; Heritage, a monumental masterpiece which brought together most of the most important voices in the traditional, contemporary folk and bluegrass music scene; Psychograss and the Anger-Marshall Duo's ongoing iconoclastic string of recordings, which continue to set new standards for the Newgrass/jazz genre; collaborations with Cajun fiddler Michael Doucet (the Grammy-nominated Fiddlers 4), with banjoist Alison Brown, and the String Cheese Incident's Michael Kang; with the classical vocal group the Anonymous 4 and chamber music work and recording with pianist Phillip Aaberg and duo work with multi-string virtuoso Mike Marshall, frequent guesting with the quintessential Jamgrass band Yonder Mountain, and his recent Compass Records release Diary Of A Fiddler, which sets Anger in duet with the most prominent and innovative fiddlers of our time.
He is an Associate Professor at the Berklee School of music. He recently began an ambitious online Fiddle School at ArtistWorks.com.
Anger helped found the String Resource Board of the International Association of Jazz Educators. He has led seminars at the Stanford, Oberlin and Amherst Jazz Worshops, regularly teaches at the Berklee School of Music and the Mark O'Connor Fiddle Camp, and at workshops and clinics from Campo Do Jordao, Brazil to the Music Conservatory at Bremen, Germany. He has released two popular instructional videos for Homespun Tapes, is a Contributing Editor for Strings magazine, and serves on the ASTA Editorial Board.
The recipient of a 1995 California Arts Council Composer Fellowship, Anger was nominated in 1997 for the CalArts Alpert Award in the Arts. He is a McDowell Fellow and received a Composers' Residency from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. He has been a featured soloist on a number of motion picture soundtracks, and he wrote and performed the score for the Sundance Award-winning film Best Offer. He was the winner of the Frets Magazine Readers' Poll for Best Jazz Violinist for four years running. he is the Music Director of the StringNation Festival, an annual contemporary music festival hosted by Rutgers University.
made his Carnegie Hall debut at the age of 20 with jazz violin legend Stephane Grappelli as a member of the David Grisman Quartet. In 1985 he would perform in that famed hall with his own classical ensemble The Modern Mandolin Quartet in 1985.
Mike has been at the forefront of New Acoustic music for over 40 years having been the founding member of many groups including the Montreux Band, Psychograss, Choro Famoso and The Anger Marshall Band. He is indeed a living compendium of musical styles and has the ability to seamlessly blend his American roots background with a deep understanding of European classical music, Brazilian choro and other world music. Mike is a fluid Jazz improviser and a master on mandolin, guitar, mandocello and violin.
Between 1999 and 2003 Mike collaborated with Joshua Bell, Edgar Meyer, Bela Fleck and Sam Bush on two separate projects. These groups toured the U.S.A. extensively and performed at the Aspen Music Festival, San Francisco Performances and Chamber Music at Lincoln Center, NY. Both ensembles were nominated for Grammy Awards for their Sony Classical releases.
In 2014 Mike was nominated for his third Grammy Award for his recording with the Turtle Island Quartet.
Currently Mike is touring with German mandolin virtuoso Caterina Lichtenberg. The two have released two cds on the Adventure Music label and have performed at the Carmel Bach Festival, The Savannah Music Festival, the Bach Haus Liepzig, Germany and the Rockygrass Bluegrass Festival in Colorado and have been soloists with the New Century Orchestra under Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, and Orchester l’arte del mondo from Cologne, Germany.
Their most recent recording is a CD of Johann Sebastian Bach duets performed on mandocello and mandolin.
Mike’s past duet projects have included tours and Cds with mandolinists Chris Thile, violinist Darol Anger, bassist Edgar Meyer, Brazilian Mandolinist Hamilton de Holanda and pianists Jovino Santos Neto and Andy Narell. His recordings can be found on the Windham Hill, Sony Classical, Rounder, Sugar Hill and Compass labels as well his own Adventure Music label.
As a music educator Mike is committed to passing on his knowledge through a variety of channels. He currently directs the Mike Marshall School of Mandolin through the ArtistWorks on-line educational company where he is teaching hundreds of mandolinists from around the world. He has published six books on mandolin technique and has produced three video instruction DVDs.
Since 2012 Mike has been the director of the Acoustic Music Seminar at the Savannah Music Festival where he hand-selects fifteen of the brightest young acoustic music virtuosos from around the world (ages 15 – 22) for a week of intensive study and musical inspiration.
Between 2003 and 2015 Mike directed the Mandolin Symposium at the University of California in Santa Cruz with partner David Grisman and in 2017 he will be launching the Global Mandolin Retreats project, which will be a mandolin educational experience located in various inspiring locations around the world. Mike splits his time currently between his home in San Francisco, CA and Wuppertal, Germany where his wife, Caterina Lichtenberg holds the position of mandolin professor at the Cologne Music Conservatory.
Renowned for their unearthly vocal blend and virtuosic ensemble singing, the four women of Anonymous 4 combine historical scholarship with contemporary performance intuition to create their magical sound. Their programs have included music from the year 1000; the ecstatic music and poetry of the 12th-century abbess and mystic, Hildegard of Bingen; 13th-century chant and polyphony from England, France, and Spain; American folksongs, shape note tunes, and gospel songs; and works newly written for the group. Anonymous 4 has performed for sold-out audiences on major concert series and at festivals throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East; and has made 19 best-selling recordings for harmonia mundi usa.