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Go Tell It on the Mountain
Go Tell It on the Mountain
 
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Christmas with the Grace Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys
Benjamin Bachmann, organ
Jeffrey Smith, director

Produced on the Pro Organo label, America’s premiere brand for organ and choral excellence, this CD was recorded in Grace Cathedral in January 2007. It features American Christmas carols and American versions of traditional Christmas Carols. The cathedral choir and soloists are accompanied by the 1934 Aeolian-Skinner organ, percussion, piano, and string bass. Among the unusual highlights:

  • Swingin’ version of “Go tell it on the mountain” with Jazz trio
  • Premiere recording of several carols, among them the ultra-romantic “It came upon a midnight clear” by former cathedral musician Richard Purvis
  • Diverse mixture of the traditional and the innovative
  • High-definition digital sound, a vivid reflection of the cathedral’s acoustical ambience

To hear a short sample from this CD (Lo, how a Rose), click below.

Songs on this CD are:

  • Tomorrow shall be my Dancing Day arr. Gerald Near
  • Tomorrow shall be my Dancing Day* arr. James Bassi
  • Magnificat* arr. James Bassi
  • Nunc dimittis* arr. James Bassi
  • O Mary and the Baby arr. Hugh Keyte and Andrew Parrott
  • Good King Wenceslas arr. Leo Sowerby
  • That Hallowed Season* - John La Montaine
  • The Birds* - John La Montaine
  • Christ Child’s Lullabye* arr. Donald Nally
  • It came upon a Midnight Clear* arr. Richard Purvis and Jeffrey Smith
  • Chanticleer - Richard Wayne Dirksen
  • Infant Holy, Infant Lowly arr. Gerre Hancock
  • Gabriel to Mary Came* arr. Jeffrey Smith
  • The Hills are Bare at Bethlehem* arr. Ken Clark
  • Lo, how a Rose e’er Blooming* arr. Gerald Near
  • A Christmas Carol* - Charles Ives, arr. Matthew Edwards
  • Manger Carol arr. Leo Sowerby and Jeffrey Smith
  • The Best of Rooms - Gerald Near
  • In the Chill of Bleak Midwinter* - McNeil Robinson
  • Go Tell It on the Mountain* arr. Jeffrey Smith; piano part by Matthew Edwards

* Denotes premiere CD recording



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