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Cantus: Tidings

Song NameComposerArranger
Veni, Veni Emmanuel
O Magnum MysteriumJacob Handl
Riu, Riu Chiu
Gabriels' MessageJohn Rutter
Salvation Is CreatedPavel P. Tschesnokov
AlleluiaRandall Thompson
Hail MaryWilliam L. Dawson
Lo, How A Rose E're BloomingHugo Distler
O Holy ChildMichael Cox
Coventry CarolRobert J. Powell
Suo GanLawrence Wiliford
I Wonder As I WanderJohn J. Niles
God Rest You Merry, GentlemenDavid Willcocks
I Saw Three ShipsRalph Vaughan Williams
Deck The HallsErick Lichte
Silent NightBrian Arreola

"Cantus" is an eleven member all-male group hailing from St. Olaf's College in Minnesota. Their holiday disc includes many traditional favorites, such as "Coventry Carol," "Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming," and "God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen" and an original version of "Deck the Halls" (done in 5/4, with jazzy harmonies??, a definite departure from the style on the rest of the recording). "Riu, Riu, Chiu," sung in Spanish, and accompanied by appropriate percussion, accented like a russian song (ask the group about this.) The recording, made in a church, adds atmosphere and presence to the group's own melliflous blend; the notes "float" effortlessly as if weightless. The classically-trained voices are well-suited to the sacred material, the sound of which conveys allegiance to its origin centuries ago. A calming shelter from the Christmas frenzy.

Item code: 6467C | 1 CD | $14.95 |add item to cart
Choral | A Cappella | Male | United States
Related: Men's Choir Christmas
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