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An American Christmas / Doug Fullington, The Tudor Choir

Album Summary

>Herron, R. : Shepherd's Star (William Walker's The Southern Harmony, 1835)
>Billings, William : Shiloh (Suffolk Harmony, 1786)
>Traditional, Christmas : The Cherry Tree Carol
>Anonymous : Antioch (William Walker's The Southern Harmony, 1835)
>Read, Daniel : Sherburne
>Billings, William : Emanuel. For Christmas (Stoughton Musical Society's Centennial Collection of Sacred Music, 1878)
>Ingalls, Jeremiah : Redemption (Jeremiah Ingall's The Christian Harmony; or Songster's Companion, 1805)
>Stephenson, Joseph : Anthem from Luke (Davisson's The Kentucky Harmony, 1816)
>Traditional, Christmas : Joys Seven (Joshua Himes's Millennial Harp, 1842)
>Billings, William : Bethlehem
>Stephenson, Joseph : Redemption (William Walker's The Southern Harmony, 1835)
>Billings, William : Boston
>Traditional, Christmas : Bonnie Doon (John Gordon McCurry's The Social Harp, 1855)
>Traditional, Christmas : Star in the East (Council of Southern Mountain Workers' Songs of All Times, 1945)
>Massengale, John : Oxford (Denson edition, The Original Sacred Harp, 1987)
>Billings, William : Judea (The Singing Master's Assistant, 1778)
>French, Edward : New Bethlehem (Stoughton's Musical Society's Centennial Collection of Sacred Music, 1878)
>Swan, Timothy : London (Stephen Jenk's Delight's of Harmony; or Norfolk Compiler, 1805)
>Traditional, Christmas : I Saw Three Ships, carol
>McCurry, John G. : Raymond (The Sacred Harp, 1991 edition)
>William Harvey Swan, Jr. : Convoy (W.H. & M.L. Swan's New Harp of Columbia, 1867)
>Traditional, Christmas : Distress (William Walker's The Traditional Harmony, 1835)
>Stephenson, Joseph : Milford (Joseph S. James, ed. Original Sacred Harp Revised, 1911)
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Notes & Reviews:

A Loft Recordings perennial best seller, this disc showcases the Tudor Choir exploring Christmas tunes belonging to the American shape note tradition. Fascinating, truly unusual music for modern ears not just for holiday listening. - The News Tribune

Notes & Reviews:

Personnel: Jennifer Fanning (soprano); David Stutz, Richard Greene & Beryl Marriott, Mark Powell (tenor).

Recording information: Bastyr University, Kenmore, WA (02/01/2002-02/03/2002).



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Works Details

>Herron, R. : Shepherd's Star (William Walker's The Southern Harmony, 1835)
  • Performer: Tudor Choir
  • Running Time: 4 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1825

>Billings, William : Shiloh (Suffolk Harmony, 1786)
  • Performer: Tudor Choir
  • Running Time: 3 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Traditional, Christmas : The Cherry Tree Carol
  • Performer: Tudor Choir
  • Running Time: 5 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1820

>Anonymous : Antioch (William Walker's The Southern Harmony, 1835)
  • Performer: Tudor Choir
  • Running Time: 1 min. 48 sec.

>Read, Daniel : Sherburne
  • Performer: Tudor Choir
  • Running Time: 5 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Billings, William : Emanuel. For Christmas (Stoughton Musical Society's Centennial Collection of Sacred Music, 1878)
  • Performer: Tudor Choir
  • Running Time: 4 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Christmas

>Ingalls, Jeremiah : Redemption (Jeremiah Ingall's The Christian Harmony; or Songster's Companion, 1805)
  • Performer: Tudor Choir
  • Running Time: 3 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Stephenson, Joseph : Anthem from Luke (Davisson's The Kentucky Harmony, 1816)
  • Performer: Tudor Choir
  • Running Time: 3 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Traditional, Christmas : Joys Seven (Joshua Himes's Millennial Harp, 1842)
  • Performer: Tudor Choir
  • Running Time: 3 min. sec.

>Billings, William : Bethlehem
  • Performer: Tudor Choir
  • Running Time: 5 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Christmas

>Stephenson, Joseph : Redemption (William Walker's The Southern Harmony, 1835)
  • Performer: Tudor Choir
  • Running Time: 2 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Billings, William : Boston
  • Performer: Tudor Choir
  • Running Time: 3 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Christmas

>Traditional, Christmas : Bonnie Doon (John Gordon McCurry's The Social Harp, 1855)
  • Performer: Tudor Choir
  • Running Time: 4 min. 39 sec.

>Traditional, Christmas : Star in the East (Council of Southern Mountain Workers' Songs of All Times, 1945)
  • Performer: Tudor Choir
  • Running Time: 3 min. 18 sec.

>Massengale, John : Oxford (Denson edition, The Original Sacred Harp, 1987)
  • Performer: Tudor Choir
  • Running Time: 3 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 18th Century

>Billings, William : Judea (The Singing Master's Assistant, 1778)
  • Performer: Tudor Choir
  • Running Time: 3 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>French, Edward : New Bethlehem (Stoughton's Musical Society's Centennial Collection of Sacred Music, 1878)
  • Performer: Tudor Choir
  • Running Time: 2 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Swan, Timothy : London (Stephen Jenk's Delight's of Harmony; or Norfolk Compiler, 1805)
  • Performer: Tudor Choir
  • Running Time: 1 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Traditional, Christmas : I Saw Three Ships, carol
  • Performer: Tudor Choir
  • Running Time: 1 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: circa 1666

>McCurry, John G. : Raymond (The Sacred Harp, 1991 edition)
  • Performer: Tudor Choir
  • Running Time: 2 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>William Harvey Swan, Jr. : Convoy (W.H. & M.L. Swan's New Harp of Columbia, 1867)
  • Performer: Tudor Choir
  • Running Time: 3 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Traditional, Christmas : Distress (William Walker's The Traditional Harmony, 1835)
  • Performers: Tudor Choir; Wesley Rogers
  • Running Time: 2 min. 34 sec.

>Stephenson, Joseph : Milford (Joseph S. James, ed. Original Sacred Harp Revised, 1911)
  • Performer: Tudor Choir
  • Running Time: 3 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical