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Just Before Sunrise

Audio Samples

>Scheer, Gene : Just Before Sunrise, song
>Waits, Tom : The Briar and the Rose, song
>Heusen, James Van : Polka dots and moonbeams
>Moore, Ben : In the Dark Pine-Wood, for voice & piano
>Bucchino, John : It Feels like Home, song
>Scheer, Gene : Say Anything, song
>Thalken, Joseph : Time, song
>Cullen, David : The Dance of Love, song
>Joel, Billy : And So It Goes, song
>Waits, Tom : Innocent When You Dream, song
>Sting : Secret Marriage
>Moore, Ben : When You Are Old and Gray, song
>Scheer, Gene : Jam Tart, song
>Moore, Ben : This Heart that Flutters, for voice & piano
>Thalken, Joseph : I Have Loved Hours at Sea, song

Album Summary

>Scheer, Gene : Just Before Sunrise, song
>Waits, Tom : The Briar and the Rose, song
>Heusen, James Van : Polka dots and moonbeams
>Moore, Ben : In the Dark Pine-Wood, for voice & piano
>Bucchino, John : It Feels like Home, song
>Scheer, Gene : Say Anything, song
>Thalken, Joseph : Time, song
>Cullen, David : The Dance of Love, song
>Joel, Billy : And So It Goes, song
>Waits, Tom : Innocent When You Dream, song
>Sting : Secret Marriage
>Moore, Ben : When You Are Old and Gray, song
>Scheer, Gene : Jam Tart, song
>Moore, Ben : This Heart that Flutters, for voice & piano
>Thalken, Joseph : I Have Loved Hours at Sea, song
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Notes & Reviews:

Just Before Sunrise is a collection of romantic and intimate songs of today. Musically capturing the in-between time before sunrise, Nathn Gunn sings music for life's special moments and offers a reflection on the soul and spirit of one of today's finest classical singers.

Notes & Reviews:

Personnel: Nathan Gunn (baritone); Kristin Chenoweth (vocals); Nathan Brown (guitar, electric guitar); Grace Paradise (harp); Belinda Whitney (violin); Richard Brice (viola); Brian Miller , Kathleen Nester (flute, piccolo, recorder); Guy Klucevsek (accordion); Paul Garment (clarinet, bass clarinet); Lino Gomez (bass clarinet); Russ Rizner-French (French horn); Eldar Djangirov (piano); Marco Panascia (acoustic bass); Peter Donovan (electric bass); Todd Strait (drums).

Recording information: Legacy Recording, New York, NY (12/11/2006-04/13/2007); Sony Music Studios, New York, NY (12/11/2006-04/13/2007).

Although baritone Nathan Gunn is best known for his stirring work in the opera, his first solo album is anything but classical. Instead, JUST BEFORE SUNRISE is a collection of contemporary pop songs, featuring tunes by Tom Waits, Billy Joel, and Sting, alongside a standard or two. Although Gunn's rich, resonant voice seems slightly out of place in a pop context, the album, which is characterized by intimate, jazzy arrangements, is effortlessly enjoyable, and should appeal to followers of Gunn's romantic operatic work as well as contemporary vocal and easy listening fans.



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Works Details

>Scheer, Gene : Just Before Sunrise, song
  • Performers: Kathleen Nester (Flute); Nathan Gunn (Baritone); Russ Rizner-French (French Horn); Debra Shufelt (Viola); Lino Gomez (Clarinet); Richard Brice (Viola); Guy Klucevsek (Accordion); Kathleen Nester (Recorder); Nathan Brown (Guitar); Sarah Seiver (Cello); Belinda Whitney (Violin); Peter Donovan; Kathleen Nester (Piccolo); Julie Gunn (Piano); Jimmy Ercole; Paul Garment (Clarinet); Brian Miller (Flute); Grace Paradise (Harp); Brian Miller (Recorder); Brian Miller (Piccolo); M. Haskins (Percussion)
  • Conductor: David Cullen
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal

>Waits, Tom : The Briar and the Rose, song
  • Performers: Russ Rizner-French (French Horn); Richard Brice (Viola); Nathan Gunn (Baritone); Debra Shufelt (Viola); Guy Klucevsek (Accordion); Kathleen Nester (Flute); Jimmy Ercole; Paul Garment (Clarinet); Julie Gunn (Piano); Brian Miller (Piccolo); Brian Miller (Flute); M. Haskins (Percussion); Brian Miller (Recorder); Belinda Whitney (Violin); Peter Donovan; Grace Paradise (Harp); Sarah Seiver (Cello); Nathan Brown (Guitar); Lino Gomez (Clarinet); Kathleen Nester (Piccolo); Kathleen Nester (Recorder)
  • Conductor: David Cullen
  • Running Time: 3 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal

>Heusen, James Van : Polka dots and moonbeams
  • Performers: Paul Garment (Clarinet); Brian Miller (Piccolo); Brian Miller (Recorder); M. Haskins (Percussion); Debra Shufelt (Viola); Julie Gunn (Piano); Brian Miller (Flute); Richard Brice (Viola); Lino Gomez (Clarinet); Guy Klucevsek (Accordion); Jimmy Ercole; Sarah Seiver (Cello); Kathleen Nester (Flute); Grace Paradise (Harp); Nathan Brown (Guitar); Kathleen Nester (Recorder); Belinda Whitney (Violin); Kathleen Nester (Piccolo); Russ Rizner-French (French Horn); Peter Donovan; Nathan Gunn (Baritone)
  • Conductor: David Cullen
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal

>Moore, Ben : In the Dark Pine-Wood, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Russ Rizner-French (French Horn); Peter Donovan; Nathan Brown (Guitar); Belinda Whitney (Violin); Sarah Seiver (Cello); Grace Paradise (Harp); M. Haskins (Percussion); Brian Miller (Flute); Paul Garment (Clarinet); Brian Miller (Recorder); Brian Miller (Piccolo); Lino Gomez (Clarinet); Debra Shufelt (Viola); Guy Klucevsek (Accordion); Julie Gunn (Piano); Jimmy Ercole; Kathleen Nester (Flute); Richard Brice (Viola); Nathan Gunn (Baritone); Kathleen Nester (Recorder); Kathleen Nester (Piccolo)
  • Conductor: David Cullen
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal

>Bucchino, John : It Feels like Home, song
  • Performers: Peter Donovan; Belinda Whitney (Violin); Sarah Seiver (Cello); Russ Rizner-French (French Horn); M. Haskins (Percussion); Brian Miller (Piccolo); Brian Miller (Recorder); Paul Garment (Clarinet); Brian Miller (Flute); Lino Gomez (Clarinet); Julie Gunn (Piano); Jimmy Ercole; Guy Klucevsek (Accordion); Debra Shufelt (Viola); Nathan Brown (Guitar); Richard Brice (Viola); Kristin Chenoweth (Voice); Grace Paradise (Harp); Nathan Gunn (Baritone); Kathleen Nester (Flute); Kathleen Nester (Piccolo); Kathleen Nester (Recorder)
  • Conductor: David Cullen
  • Running Time: 2 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal

>Scheer, Gene : Say Anything, song
  • Performers: Paul Garment (Clarinet); Kathleen Nester (Flute); Kathleen Nester (Recorder); Kathleen Nester (Piccolo); Debra Shufelt (Viola); Guy Klucevsek (Accordion); Richard Brice (Viola); Jimmy Ercole; Russ Rizner-French (French Horn); Lino Gomez (Clarinet); M. Haskins (Percussion); Brian Miller (Recorder); Brian Miller (Piccolo); Brian Miller (Flute); Julie Gunn (Piano); Nathan Gunn (Baritone); Grace Paradise (Harp); Peter Donovan; Belinda Whitney (Violin); Sarah Seiver (Cello); Nathan Brown (Guitar)
  • Conductor: David Cullen
  • Running Time: 4 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal

>Thalken, Joseph : Time, song
  • Performers: Brian Miller (Flute); Brian Miller (Piccolo); Julie Gunn (Piano); Brian Miller (Recorder); M. Haskins (Percussion); Richard Brice (Viola); Grace Paradise (Harp); Nathan Brown (Guitar); Kathleen Nester (Flute); Sarah Seiver (Cello); Belinda Whitney (Violin); Peter Donovan; Kathleen Nester (Recorder); Kathleen Nester (Piccolo); Russ Rizner-French (French Horn); Debra Shufelt (Viola); Lino Gomez (Clarinet); Nathan Gunn (Baritone); Jimmy Ercole; Guy Klucevsek (Accordion); Paul Garment (Clarinet)
  • Conductor: Joseph Thalken
  • Running Time: 3 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal

>Cullen, David : The Dance of Love, song
  • Performers: Nathan Gunn (Baritone); Belinda Whitney (Violin); Sarah Seiver (Cello); Peter Donovan; M. Haskins (Percussion); Paul Garment (Clarinet); Brian Miller (Piccolo); Brian Miller (Flute); Julie Gunn (Piano); Guy Klucevsek (Accordion); Jimmy Ercole; Brian Miller (Recorder); Russ Rizner-French (French Horn); Debra Shufelt (Viola); Lino Gomez (Clarinet); Richard Brice (Viola); Nathan Brown (Guitar); Kathleen Nester (Piccolo); Kathleen Nester (Flute); Grace Paradise (Harp); Kathleen Nester (Recorder)
  • Conductor: David Cullen
  • Running Time: 2 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal

>Joel, Billy : And So It Goes, song
  • Performers: Peter Donovan; Julie Gunn (Piano); Brian Miller (Piccolo); Brian Miller (Flute); Nathan Brown (Guitar); Belinda Whitney (Violin); Sarah Seiver (Cello); Kathleen Nester (Recorder); Grace Paradise (Harp); Kathleen Nester (Piccolo); Kathleen Nester (Flute); Jimmy Ercole; Guy Klucevsek (Accordion); Lino Gomez (Clarinet); Russ Rizner-French (French Horn); Richard Brice (Viola); Debra Shufelt (Viola); M. Haskins (Percussion); Brian Miller (Recorder); Paul Garment (Clarinet); Nathan Gunn (Baritone)
  • Conductor: David Cullen
  • Running Time: 3 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal

>Waits, Tom : Innocent When You Dream, song
  • Performers: Debra Shufelt (Viola); Guy Klucevsek (Accordion); Julie Gunn (Piano); M. Haskins (Percussion); Jimmy Ercole; Brian Miller (Recorder); Brian Miller (Flute); Brian Miller (Piccolo); Russ Rizner-French (French Horn); Lino Gomez (Clarinet); Paul Garment (Clarinet); Belinda Whitney (Violin); Grace Paradise (Harp); Nathan Brown (Guitar); Sarah Seiver (Cello); Peter Donovan; Richard Brice (Viola); Kathleen Nester (Flute); Nathan Gunn (Baritone); Kathleen Nester (Recorder); Kathleen Nester (Piccolo)
  • Conductor: David Cullen
  • Running Time: 2 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal

>Sting : Secret Marriage
  • Performers: Grace Paradise (Harp); Nathan Brown (Guitar); Kathleen Nester (Flute); Kathleen Nester (Piccolo); Debra Shufelt (Viola); Eldar Djangirov (Piano); Brian Miller (Recorder); Brian Miller (Flute); Julie Gunn (Piano); Jimmy Ercole; Paul Garment (Clarinet); Brian Miller (Piccolo); M. Haskins (Percussion); Richard Brice (Viola); Russ Rizner-French (French Horn); Lino Gomez (Clarinet); Nathan Gunn (Baritone); Kathleen Nester (Recorder); Peter Donovan; Guy Klucevsek (Accordion); Belinda Whitney (Violin); Sarah Seiver (Cello)
  • Conductor: David Cullen
  • Running Time: 3 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal

>Moore, Ben : When You Are Old and Gray, song
  • Performers: Belinda Whitney (Violin); Sarah Seiver (Cello); Nathan Brown (Guitar); Peter Donovan; Kathleen Nester (Recorder); Kathleen Nester (Piccolo); Nathan Gunn (Baritone); Kathleen Nester (Flute); Richard Brice (Viola); Julie Gunn (Piano); Brian Miller (Recorder); Brian Miller (Flute); Russ Rizner-French (French Horn); Debra Shufelt (Viola); Lino Gomez (Clarinet); Grace Paradise (Harp); Jimmy Ercole; Brian Miller (Piccolo); M. Haskins (Percussion); Paul Garment (Clarinet); Guy Klucevsek (Accordion)
  • Conductor: David Cullen
  • Running Time: 3 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal

>Scheer, Gene : Jam Tart, song
  • Performers: Paul Garment (Clarinet); Nathan Gunn (Baritone); Kathleen Nester (Recorder); Kathleen Nester (Flute); Grace Paradise (Harp); Sarah Seiver (Cello); Belinda Whitney (Violin); Nathan Brown (Guitar); Debra Shufelt (Viola); M. Haskins (Percussion); Julie Gunn (Piano); Lino Gomez (Clarinet); Russ Rizner-French (French Horn); Brian Miller (Piccolo); Eldar Djangirov (Piano); Richard Brice (Viola); Jimmy Ercole; Guy Klucevsek (Accordion); Brian Miller (Flute); Brian Miller (Recorder); Kathleen Nester (Piccolo); Todd Strait (Drums); Marco Panascia (Bass Guitar); Peter Donovan
  • Conductor: David Cullen
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal

>Moore, Ben : This Heart that Flutters, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Russ Rizner-French (French Horn); Nathan Gunn (Baritone); Richard Brice (Viola); Kathleen Nester (Flute); Sarah Seiver (Cello); Peter Donovan; Belinda Whitney (Violin); Kathleen Nester (Piccolo); Grace Paradise (Harp); Kathleen Nester (Recorder); Nathan Brown (Guitar); M. Haskins (Percussion); Brian Miller (Recorder); Jimmy Ercole; Brian Miller (Flute); Lino Gomez (Clarinet); Debra Shufelt (Viola); Julie Gunn (Piano); Guy Klucevsek (Accordion); Brian Miller (Piccolo); Paul Garment (Clarinet)
  • Conductor: David Cullen
  • Running Time: 2 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal

>Thalken, Joseph : I Have Loved Hours at Sea, song
  • Performers: Kathleen Nester (Flute); Kathleen Nester (Recorder); Kathleen Nester (Piccolo); Nathan Gunn (Baritone); Grace Paradise (Harp); Brian Miller (Flute); Brian Miller (Recorder); Brian Miller (Piccolo); Julie Gunn (Piano); Jimmy Ercole; Debra Shufelt (Viola); Lino Gomez (Clarinet); Russ Rizner-French (French Horn); Guy Klucevsek (Accordion); Paul Garment (Clarinet); M. Haskins (Percussion); Peter Donovan; Belinda Whitney (Violin); Nathan Brown (Guitar); Sarah Seiver (Cello); Richard Brice (Viola)
  • Conductor: David Cullen
  • Running Time: 2 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal