DMA Student, Emerson Eads, Releases "Mass for the Oppressed" CD

Author: Matt Haines

Mass For The Oppressed Album Cover

Conducting student Emerson Eads (DAM2018) is celebrating the release of the CD of his Mass for the Oppressed, composed and recorded at Notre Dame as part of his doctoral activities. A CD release party took place in Fairbanks, Alaska, and was chronicled by the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. The article reports:  "It took Eads four months to complete the Mass, which includes parts for strings, piano, percussion, choir and four vocalists. Eads wanted a central message of the composition to be mercy, and he included words from a diary entry written by Pope Francis before the pope’s ordination. A crowdfunding campaign enabled the recording and CD production."

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