Short Takes: Sep. 7, 1992

MUSIC

A Battalion-Size Musical Force

They have lifted their voices in sacred and secular song ever since their wagon trains pulled up to the Great Salt Lake in the summer of 1847. That once small choir soon became one of the world's finest battalion-size forces (325 singers), reason enough for Sony Music to reissue some of the MORMON TABERNACLE CHOIR'S top hits. The five-CD set includes hymns, Civil War songs and American standards. The choir's ringing harmonies and bright tones are perfectly suited to chorales (Sheep May Safely Graze, with its heavenly shifting of voices) or patriotic marches (The Caissons Go...

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