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Where the Sun Will Never Go Down

Song NameComposer
Old Time Religion
Deep RiverTraditional
Jesus Come By Here
All Night, All Day
We Shall Walk Through the Valley in Peace
Where the Sun Will Never Go Down
Ain't That Good NewsTraditional
Good News
Swing Low, Sweet ChariotWallis Willis
Over Yonder
I Got Shoes
Steal AwayWallace Willis
I've Been 'Buked
Lord I Want to be a Christian
Am I a Soldier of the Cross
Twelve Gates to the City

Directed by Joseph Jennings

Director Joseph Jennings arranged most of the songs on this recording. Chanticleer apply their magnificent voices to the African-American sacred music tradition of spirituals, jubilees, hymns and chants. The idea of a concert style performance of these songs was pioneered at the end of the Civil War by the Fisk Jubilee Singers.Because of the exacting concert standard which Chanticleer applies the music, their performance is very much in that tradition. Under Mr. Jennings direction the group sings very familiar tunes, "Old Time Religion," "Deep River," "All Night, All Day" (you have to hear the soaring soprano on this one!), "Good News" and "Steal Away" to name just a smattering. We also like the voluminous notes which Mr. Jennings writes to accompany the music, for his point of view and information are illuminating.

Item code: 6309C | 1 CD | $17.98 add item to cart
Choral | Male | United States

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