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Just Before Sunrise

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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