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The Season's Sacred Mystery, Beloved Carols & Gregorian Chants for Christmas / Gloriae Dei Cantores Schola

Album Summary

>Hunter, Ralph : Sing Noel
>Near, Gerald : My Dancing Day
>Jergenson, Dale : A Flight of Angels, for handbell choir
>Billings, William : Shepherd's Carol
>Burt, Alfred S. : The Star Carol, carol for voice & piano
>Crissman, James : Carol of the Friendly Beasts, for chorus
>Kirkpatrick, William J. : Away in a manger
>Darke, Harold Edwin : In the Bleak Midwinter
>Adam, Adolphe : Cantique de Noël, for voice & orchestra ("Minuit, Chrétiens," "O Holy Night")
>Traditional, Christmas : Sussex Carol ("On Christmas Night")
>Traditional, Christmas : O Little Town of Bethlehem
>Burt, Alfred S. : Caroling, Caroling (Christmas Bells Are Ringing), carol for voice & piano
>Traditional, Christmas : The Holly and the Ivy (English)
>Traditional, Christmas : Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French)
>Traditional, Christmas : Masters in This Hall
>Warrell : A Merry Christmas, carol setting for chorus
>Saylor, Bruce Stuart : A Christmas Garland
>Chant, Gregorian : Hodie scietis, introit (for Christmas Vigil Mass)
>Chant, Gregorian : Hodie scietis, gradual (for Christmas Vigil Mass)
>Chant, Gregorian : Crastina die, alleluia (Ad Missam in Vigilia)
>Chant, Gregorian : Tollite portas, offertory (for Christmas Vigil Mass)
>Chant, Gregorian : Revelabitur, communion (for Christmas Vigil Mass)
>Chant, Gregorian : Dominus dixit, introit for the Christmas midnight Mass
>Chant, Gregorian : Tecum principium, gradual for Christmas Midnight Mass
>Chant, Gregorian : Alleluia. Dominus dixit (for Christmas Midnight Mass)
>Chant, Gregorian : Laetentur caeli, offertory (for Christmas Midnight Mass)
>Chant, Gregorian : In splendoribus sanctorum, communion chant (1st Mass of Christmas)
>Chant, Gregorian : Lux fulgebit, introit
>Chant, Gregorian : Benedictus qui venit, gradual (for Christmas Mass at Dawn)
>Chant, Gregorian : Dominus dixit, alleluja
>Chant, Gregorian : Deus enim firmavit, offertory (for Christmas Mass at Dawn)
>Chant, Gregorian : Exsulta filia Sion, communion (for Christmas Mass at Dawn)
>Chant, Gregorian : Puer natus est nobis, introit
>Chant, Gregorian : Viderunt omnes, gradual in mode 5 (Liber Usualis 409; GR. 33)
>Chant, Gregorian : Dies sanctificatus, alleluia
>Chant, Gregorian : Tui sunt caeli, offertory in mode 4
>Chant, Gregorian : Viderunt omnes, communion in mode 1 (Liber Usualis 410, GR. 35)
>Chant, Gregorian : Alma redemptoris mater (solemn mode), antiphon in mode 5
>Chant, Gregorian : Ave Regina caelorum, antiphon in Mode 6
>Chant, Gregorian : Regina cæli (solemn mode), antiphon in mode 6
>Chant, Gregorian : Salve regina (solemn mode), antiphon in mode 1
>Chant, Gregorian : Alma redemptoris mater (simple mode), antiphon in mode 5
>Chant, Gregorian : Ave Regina caelorum, Marian antiphon
>Chant, Gregorian : Regina cæli (simple mode), antiphon in mode 6
>Chant, Gregorian : Salve regina (simple mode), antiphon in mode 5
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

"Allow this CD to transport you right past the malls and into the season's sacred mystery." - The Dallas Morning News (The Chants of Christmas)This Christmas, give and receive the gift of music and be lifted out of the ordinary stresses of life to contemplate the timeless and unchanging love of God and the mystery of the Christmas Story. "In The Chants of Christmas, the ancient Gregorian "melodies" deliver a mystical aura that envelops the listener, and the mesmerizing impact is equally effective during the holiday season and throughout the year... the product provides a magic carpet ride of relaxation, yet stimulation. For me, this music provides the ideal backdrop for contemplation on a cold December night... downright divine!" Christmasreviews.com. Sing Noel with Gloriae Dei Cantores is a Christmas treat from beginning to end. The recording opens with Sing Noel - a colorful set of carols moving seamlessly from one to another. From Caroling, Caroling to My Dancing Day and The Holly and the Ivy - this recording brings you a traditional Christmas experience that will brighten your Christmas cheer and warm your heart. "I adore well-executed choral music for the holidays, and Gloriae Dei Cantores certainly fills the bill. Sing Noel is an outstanding... moving release ofintensely lovely seasonal music." Christmasreviews.com . Gloriae Dei Cantores collaborated with The Boston Pops Orchestra on 10 Holiday Tours "One of the finest crafted, best blended, and innately musical ensembles with which I have had the pleasure to work." Keith Lockhart, Conductor, Boston Pops

"Allow this album to transport you right past the malls and into the season's sacred mystery." - The Dallas Morning News This Christmas, give and receive the gift of music and be lifted out of the ordinary stresses of life to contemplate the timeless and unchanging love of God and the mystery of the Christmas Story. "In The Chants of Christmas, the ancient Gregorian "melodies" deliver a mystical aura that envelops the listener, and the mesmerizing impact is equally effective during the holiday season and throughout the year... the product provides a magic carpet ride of relaxation, yet stimulation. For me, this music provides the ideal backdrop for contemplation on a cold December night... downright divine!" - Christmasreviews.com Sing Noel with Gloriae Dei Cantores is a Christmas treat from beginning to end. The recording opens with Sing Noel - a colorful set of carols moving seamlessly from one to another. From Caroling, Caroling to My Dancing Day and The Holly and the Ivy - this recording brings you a traditional Christmas experience that will brighten your Christmas cheer and warm your heart. "I adore well-executed choral music for the holidays, and Gloriae Dei Cantores certainly fills the bill. Sing Noel is an outstanding... moving release ofintensely lovely seasonal music."Christmasreviews.com



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>Hunter, Ralph : Sing Noel
  • Performers: David Chalmers (Organ); Jay Humeston (Cello); James Jordan (Organ)
  • Conductor: Elizabeth Patterson
  • Ensemble: Gloriae Dei Ringers
  • Running Time: 17 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Near, Gerald : My Dancing Day
  • Performers: David Chalmers (Organ); James Jordan (Organ)
  • Conductor: Elizabeth Patterson
  • Ensemble: Gloriae Dei Ringers
  • Running Time: 1 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Jergenson, Dale : A Flight of Angels, for handbell choir
  • Performers: David Chalmers (Organ); James Jordan (Organ)
  • Conductor: Elizabeth Patterson
  • Ensemble: Gloriae Dei Ringers
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.

>Billings, William : Shepherd's Carol
  • Performers: David Chalmers (Organ); James Jordan (Organ)
  • Conductor: Elizabeth Patterson
  • Ensemble: Gloriae Dei Ringers
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Burt, Alfred S. : The Star Carol, carol for voice & piano
  • Performers: David Chalmers (Organ); James Jordan (Organ)
  • Conductor: Elizabeth Patterson
  • Ensemble: Gloriae Dei Ringers
  • Running Time: 2 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1954

>Crissman, James : Carol of the Friendly Beasts, for chorus
  • Performers: David Bott (Boy Soprano); David Chalmers (Organ); Ryan Haig (Percussion); James Jordan (Organ); Matthew Witter (Boy Soprano)
  • Conductor: Elizabeth Patterson
  • Ensemble: Gloriae Dei Ringers
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Kirkpatrick, William J. : Away in a manger :: Cradle Song) (New English Hymnal 22)
  • Performers: David Chalmers (Organ); James Jordan (Organ)
  • Conductor: Elizabeth Patterson
  • Ensemble: Gloriae Dei Ringers
  • Running Time: 2 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1885

>Darke, Harold Edwin : In the Bleak Midwinter
  • Performers: David Chalmers (Organ); James Jordan (Organ)
  • Conductor: Elizabeth Patterson
  • Ensemble: Gloriae Dei Ringers
  • Running Time: 4 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 19th Century

>Adam, Adolphe : Cantique de Noël, for voice & orchestra ("Minuit, Chrétiens," "O Holy Night")
  • Performers: David Chalmers (Organ); James Jordan (Organ); Carol Mastrodomenico (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Elizabeth Patterson
  • Ensemble: Gloriae Dei Brass Ensemble
  • Running Time: 7 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1851

>Traditional, Christmas : Sussex Carol ("On Christmas Night")
  • Performers: David Chalmers (Organ); James Jordan (Organ)
  • Conductor: Elizabeth Patterson
  • Ensemble: Gloriae Dei Brass Ensemble
  • Running Time: 1 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Post-Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1892

>Traditional, Christmas : O Little Town of Bethlehem
  • Performers: David Chalmers (Organ); James Jordan (Organ); Carol Mastrodomenico (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Elizabeth Patterson
  • Ensemble: Gloriae Dei Brass Ensemble
  • Running Time: 4 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1868

>Burt, Alfred S. : Caroling, Caroling (Christmas Bells Are Ringing), carol for voice & piano
  • Performers: David Chalmers (Organ); James Jordan (Organ)
  • Conductor: Elizabeth Patterson
  • Ensemble: Gloriae Dei Brass Ensemble
  • Running Time: 1 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1954

>Traditional, Christmas : The Holly and the Ivy (English)
  • Performers: David Chalmers (Organ); James Jordan (Organ)
  • Conductor: Elizabeth Patterson
  • Ensemble: Gloriae Dei Brass Ensemble
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1710

>Traditional, Christmas : Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French)
  • Performers: David Chalmers (Organ); James Jordan (Organ)
  • Conductor: Elizabeth Patterson
  • Ensemble: Gloriae Dei Brass Ensemble
  • Running Time: 3 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1588

>Traditional, Christmas : Masters in This Hall
  • Performers: David Chalmers (Organ); James Jordan (Organ)
  • Conductor: Elizabeth Patterson
  • Notes: Composition written: Circa 1860.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1860

>Warrell : A Merry Christmas, carol setting for chorus
  • Performers: David Chalmers (Organ); James Jordan (Organ)
  • Conductor: Elizabeth Patterson
  • Running Time: 1 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas

>Saylor, Bruce Stuart : A Christmas Garland
  • Performers: David Chalmers (Organ); James Jordan (Organ)
  • Conductor: Elizabeth Patterson
  • Running Time: 5 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas

>Chant, Gregorian : Hodie scietis, introit (for Christmas Vigil Mass)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas

>Chant, Gregorian : Hodie scietis, gradual (for Christmas Vigil Mass)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas

>Chant, Gregorian : Crastina die, alleluia (Ad Missam in Vigilia)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 54 sec.

>Chant, Gregorian : Tollite portas, offertory (for Christmas Vigil Mass)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas

>Chant, Gregorian : Revelabitur, communion (for Christmas Vigil Mass)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas

>Chant, Gregorian : Dominus dixit, introit for the Christmas midnight Mass
  • Running Time: 3 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas

>Chant, Gregorian : Tecum principium, gradual for Christmas Midnight Mass
  • Running Time: 5 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas

>Chant, Gregorian : Alleluia. Dominus dixit (for Christmas Midnight Mass)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas

>Chant, Gregorian : Laetentur caeli, offertory (for Christmas Midnight Mass)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas

>Chant, Gregorian : In splendoribus sanctorum, communion chant (1st Mass of Christmas)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas

>Chant, Gregorian : Lux fulgebit, introit
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Chant, Gregorian : Benedictus qui venit, gradual (for Christmas Mass at Dawn)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas

>Chant, Gregorian : Dominus dixit, alleluja
  • Running Time: 2 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Choral

>Chant, Gregorian : Deus enim firmavit, offertory (for Christmas Mass at Dawn)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas

>Chant, Gregorian : Exsulta filia Sion, communion (for Christmas Mass at Dawn)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas

>Chant, Gregorian : Puer natus est nobis, introit
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Chant, Gregorian : Viderunt omnes, gradual in mode 5 (Liber Usualis 409; GR. 33)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Choral

>Chant, Gregorian : Dies sanctificatus, alleluia
  • Running Time: 2 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Choral

>Chant, Gregorian : Tui sunt caeli, offertory in mode 4
  • Running Time: 2 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Chant, Gregorian : Viderunt omnes, communion in mode 1 (Liber Usualis 410, GR. 35)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Choral

>Chant, Gregorian : Alma redemptoris mater (solemn mode), antiphon in mode 5
  • Running Time: 1 min. 53 sec.
  • Form: Choral

>Chant, Gregorian : Ave Regina caelorum, antiphon in Mode 6
  • Running Time: 1 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Chant, Gregorian : Regina cæli (solemn mode), antiphon in mode 6
  • Running Time: 1 min. 53 sec.

>Chant, Gregorian : Salve regina (solemn mode), antiphon in mode 1
  • Running Time: 3 min. 2 sec.

>Chant, Gregorian : Alma redemptoris mater (simple mode), antiphon in mode 5
  • Running Time: 1 min. 19 sec.
  • Form: Choral

>Chant, Gregorian : Ave Regina caelorum, Marian antiphon
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Choral

>Chant, Gregorian : Regina cæli (simple mode), antiphon in mode 6
  • Form: Choral

>Chant, Gregorian : Salve regina (simple mode), antiphon in mode 5
  • Running Time: 1 min. 52 sec.