The Far West

$ 14.99

Zachary Wadsworth is a composer of “fresh, deeply felt and strikingly original” music (Washington Post) whose work has been heard at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, and Westminster Abbey. Though still in his early 30's, as recipient of the Douglas Moore Fellowship for American Opera, he was in residence at the Metropolitan Opera and the Santa Fe Opera. Wadsworth's haunting cantata, The Far West and other recent choral works are beautifully sung by the Canadian chamber choir, Luminous Voices, Directed by Timothy Shantz.



The poetry absolutely slays the listener...while the words are the stars in this piece, Zachary Wadsworth has composed a votive in The Far West, and Lawrence Wiliford and Luminous Voices shimmer throughout.” - The Whole Note

Zachary Wadsworth’s tenderly elegiac choral song cycle are at once vivid and sleekly elegant, and Wadsworth builds them into a musical edifice that is gently haunting. The harmonies flicker in and out of tonal lushness, skirting with sentimentality and then dispelling it in a burst of vigor and angst.” - San Francisco Chronicle


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Zachary Wadsworth (b. 1983):
Come to the Road (2013) (text adapted from Paul Laurence Dunbar)
Up-Hill (2015) (text by Christina Rossetti)
The Far West (2014) (texts adapted from Tim Dlugos and George Herbert)

Luminous Voices, Timothy Shantz, director
Lawrence Wiliford, tenor (
The Far West)


Zachary Wadsworth upcoming performances:

Canada's 2016 Choral Conference and Festival

2016 May Festival