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Cantus: Comfort and Joy Vol 1

Song NameComposerArranger
Puer natus est
Gabriel's MessageJohn Rutter
Ave MariaFranz Piebl
O Little Town of BethlehemKenneth Jennings
Hodi Christus natus estAntiphon
O Magnum MysteriumGeorge Frideric Handel
O Magnum MysteriumMorten Lauridsen
Mary Had a BabyWilliam L. Dawson
Suo GanLawrence J. Wiliford
A La Nanita NanaNorman Luboff
I Wonder as I WanderJohn Jacob Niles
The Three KingsHealey Willan
What Child Is This?Timothy C. Takach
Die KonigePeter CorneliusErick Lichte
Coventry CarolRobert J. Powell
Silent NightFranz GruberBrian Arreola

Cantus does it again and delivers another top knotch recording and shows how this fine male ensemble is developing into a world class act. This well recorded release features Gregorian chant, folksong arrangements, and major Christmas works for male choir, such as Morten Lauridsen's glorious "O Magnum Mysterium" and Franz Biebl's moving "Ave Maria." Also featured are new arrangements by members of the ensemble of familiar holiday songs, as well as newly commissioned Christmas compositions. The song selection ranges from familiar carols such as "O Little Town of Bethlehem," "I Wonder as I Wander," "The Three Kings," "What Child Is This and "Silent Night," to a Welsh lullaby, "Suo Gan," and "Gabriel's Message," a Basque carol arranged by John Rutter. This CD is intended to go well with a cold night, a roaring fire, and some eggnog. Due to the loving work of John Atkinson and the singers of Cantus, the album is that and more. It illuminates the human side of the Nativity, focusing on the idea of new life in the dead of winter and the bond between parent and child. Beautiful holiday music, finely-crafted and effortlessly sung.

Item code: 7316C | 1 CD | $15.98 |add item to cart
Choral | A Cappella | Male | United States
Related: Men's Choir Christmas
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