Composers: Mason Bates, Vaughan Williams
Compositions: Children of AdamDona Nobis Pacem
Performers: Richmond Symphony & Chorus/Steven Smith
Catalogue Number: Reference Recordings FR732

Mason Bates (b. 1977) is an American composer, known for experimenting with electronics, jazz, and other crossover areas with mainstream classical music. However, his large choral work Children of Adam, about the Christian myth of creation is straightforward and traditionally tonal. The choral writing is reminiscent of Vaughan Williams, whose well known Dona Nobis Pacem is the coupling.