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Our Heart's Joy

Song NameComposerArranger
Ave Maria...Virgo serena Jean Mouton
Quem vidistis pastores?Andrea Gabrieli
In dulci jubilioMichael Praetorius
Virgen sanctaFrancisco Gurrero
E la don don Anonymous
Riu, riu, chiu Traditional Spanish
Ave Maria Franz Biebl
There Is No Rose Anonymous
A Hymn to the VirginBenjamin Britten
Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day -Traditional British Dale Grotenhuis
Il est ne le divin enfant Traditional FrenchJohn Rutter
O Come, o Come, Emmanuel Traditional FrenchJoseph Jennings
I Wonder as I Wander Traditional AmericanMark Keller
Medley of Christmas SpiritualsJoseph Jennings
Rise Up Shepherd and Follow
Behold That Star
Sweet Little Jesus Boy
Poor Little Jesus
What Month Was Jesus Born in?
Children, Go Where I Send Thee
Go Tell It on the MountainTraditional AmericanJoseph Jennings
Silent NightFranz Xaver Gruber

Comprising a mix of old and new, ecclesiastic and pastoral, familiar and undiscovered, this CD is a rich array. Biebl's "Ave Maria" is a contemporary setting, the final "Amen" resolved in a series of step-wise imitative phrases. Britten's "A Hymn To The Virgin" is a simple and consonant arrangement with a stark and melancholy beauty. The merry and lively ""Il Est Ne Le Divin Enfant" is arranged by Rutter, while a medley of Christmas spirituals is a satisfying blend of Chanticleer's trained vocal style, with the non-diatonic contradiction of the blues. The final track: "Silent Night," capturing all the magic of the season, as simple and unique as a perfect snowflake. Newly remastered in 2004.

Item code: 6302C | 1 CD | $15.98 add item to cart
Choral | A Cappella | Male | United States

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