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

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

>Heusen, James Van : Polka dots and moonbeams
  • Performers: Russ Rizner-French (French Horn); Nathan Gunn (Baritone); Kathleen Nester (Recorder); Kathleen Nester (Piccolo); Belinda Whitney (Violin); Kathleen Nester (Flute); Grace Paradise (Harp); Nathan Brown (Guitar); Sarah Seiver (Cello); Peter Donovan; Brian Miller (Piccolo); Brian Miller (Flute); Brian Miller (Recorder); Julie Gunn (Piano); Jimmy Ercole; Guy Klucevsek (Accordion); Debra Shufelt (Viola); Lino Gomez (Clarinet); Richard Brice (Viola); Paul Garment (Clarinet); M. Haskins (Percussion)
  • 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); Paul Garment (Clarinet); M. Haskins (Percussion); Brian Miller (Recorder); Brian Miller (Piccolo); Brian Miller (Flute); Julie Gunn (Piano); Jimmy Ercole; Guy Klucevsek (Accordion); Debra Shufelt (Viola); Lino Gomez (Clarinet); Richard Brice (Viola); Nathan Gunn (Baritone); Kathleen Nester (Recorder); Kathleen Nester (Piccolo); Kathleen Nester (Flute); Grace Paradise (Harp); Nathan Brown (Guitar); Sarah Seiver (Cello); Belinda Whitney (Violin); Peter Donovan
  • Conductor: David Cullen
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal

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

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

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

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

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

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

>Scheer, Gene : Jam Tart, song
  • Performers: Nathan Gunn (Baritone); Kathleen Nester (Recorder); Kathleen Nester (Flute); Grace Paradise (Harp); Nathan Brown (Guitar); Sarah Seiver (Cello); Belinda Whitney (Violin); Kathleen Nester (Piccolo); Marco Panascia (Bass Guitar); Todd Strait (Drums); Peter Donovan; Paul Garment (Clarinet); M. Haskins (Percussion); Brian Miller (Piccolo); Brian Miller (Flute); Brian Miller (Recorder); Eldar Djangirov (Piano); Julie Gunn (Piano); Jimmy Ercole; Guy Klucevsek (Accordion); Lino Gomez (Clarinet); Russ Rizner-French (French Horn); Richard Brice (Viola); Debra Shufelt (Viola)
  • 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); Richard Brice (Viola); Nathan Gunn (Baritone); Paul Garment (Clarinet); M. Haskins (Percussion); Debra Shufelt (Viola); Lino Gomez (Clarinet); Brian Miller (Recorder); Brian Miller (Piccolo); Brian Miller (Flute); Julie Gunn (Piano); Jimmy Ercole; Guy Klucevsek (Accordion); Kathleen Nester (Flute); Kathleen Nester (Recorder); Kathleen Nester (Piccolo); Grace Paradise (Harp); Nathan Brown (Guitar); Sarah Seiver (Cello); Belinda Whitney (Violin); Peter Donovan
  • Conductor: David Cullen
  • Running Time: 2 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal

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