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Cantate Hodie/Bach Choir of Pittsburgh
Bach Choir of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Symphony Brass, Cantate Hodie, Christmas music, choir, organ, brass, Musicological Journey Through the Twelve Days of Christmas, Brady Allred


 
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Program and Notes
 
Cantate Hodie: Sing Forth This Day!
Bach Choir of Pittsburgh/Bach Chamber Choir
Pittsburgh Symphony Brass
E.M. Skinner organ, Opus 884, 1931 at East Liberty Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh, PA
Brady R. Allred, Conductor


A connoisseur's Christmas! One of the most exciting seasonal CDs to come around in a LONG time! Featuring the artistry of the world acclaimed Bach Choir of Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Symphony Brass, Cantate Hodie features an imaginative program of originals and arrangements that are sure to warm the heart and treat the ears! The Musicological Journey Through the Twelve Days of Christmas is hysterical.  Arranged by Craig Courtney, and transcribed by Brady Allred & Daniel Shaw, each verse parodies a different genre of classical music.

This is a Hybrid Multichannel Super-Audio CD (SACD) which also plays on a standard CD player.

*World Premiere Recordings

1. Cantate Hodie (Sing Forth This Day), Op. 197* - Joseph Willcox Jenkins - [ 11:16 ]

2. In the Bleak Midwinter - Harold Darke/arr. by Carol Barnett - [ 4:28 ]

Two Movements for Advent - Settings by Joseph M. Martin
3. Comfort Ye My People - [ 2:07 ]
4. How Brightly Shines the Morning Star - [ 5:15 ]

Two Carols* - Mack Wilberg
5. Lullee, lullai, lullo, lullabye (O, Who Will Come and Listen This Night?) - [ 5:11 ]
6. Gloria tibi domine (A Little Child There Is Ybore) (0:41) - [ 3:02 ]

7. All My Heart This Night Rejoices - Setting by Leo Nestor - [ 2:27 ]

8. The Dream Isaiah Saw* (2:32) - Glenn L. Rudolph - [ 6:18 ]

9. Silent Night - Setting by Leo Nestor - [ 3:43 ]

We Sing Thy Birth* - Stephen Paulus
10. So Hallow'd is the Time (William Shakespeare) - [ 2:53 ]
11. This Happy Morn (John Milton) - [ 3:16 ]
12. Sing, Hevin Imperial, Most of Hicht! (William Dunbar) - [ 3:57 ]
13. Wither's Carol* - Kieren MacMillan - 4:33

Musicological Journey Through the Twelve Days of Christmas - Craig Courtney
14. A Partridge from 6th century Rome - [ 0:21 ]
15. Two Turtle Doves from 15th century France - [ 0:29 ]
16. Three French Hens from 16th century Italy (0:33) - [ 0:52 ]
17. Four Calling Birds from 17th century Italy (0:41) - [ 0:45 ]
18. Five Gold Rings from 18th century Germany - [ 0:48 ]
19. Six Geese a-Laying from 18th century Austria - [ 1:28 ]
20. Seven Swans a-Swimming from 19th century France - [ 1:11 ]
21. Eight Maids a-Milking from 19th century Germany - [ 0:55 ]
22. Nine Ladies Dancing from 19th century Austria - [ 1:12 ]
23. Ten Lords a-Leaping from 19th century Italy - [ 0:39 ]
24. Eleven Pipers Piping from 19th century Russia - [ 1:01 ]
25. Twelve Drummers Drumming from 19th century USA - [ 1:06 ]

26. Jingle, bells (0:36) - arr. by David Willcocks - [ 1:52 ]

Total Playing Time - [ 71:08 ]

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