Our Dancing Day / The Memphis Boy Choir & Chamber Choir

Album Summary

>Praetorious, Michael : Psallite unigenito
>Gauntlett, Henry John : Once in Royal David's City, carol
>Pettman, Edgar : A Carol of Adoration, for chorus
>Rutter, John : Shepherd's Pipe Carol
>Britten, Benjamin : A Shepherd's Carol
>Este, Thomas : While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks by Night (tune Winchester Old)
>Traditional, Christmas : Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French)
>Terry, Richard Runciman : Cradle Song of the Infant Jesus
>Belcher, Diane Meredith : Lutebook Lullabye
>Pinkham, Daniel : Christmas Cantata (Sinfonia Sacra)
>Pavlechko, Thomas : Sleep, Holy Child
>Waters, Charles F. : I Sing of a Maiden
>Chilcott, Robert : Nova! nova!, for chorus
>Leighton, Kenneth : Carols (3), Op. 25
>Mathias, William : Sir Christemas
>Peebles, James : Adam Lay Ybounden
>Scheidt, Samuel : Puer natus in Bethlehem
>Spicer, Paul : There is no Rose of such Virtue
>Wade, John Francis : O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fideles)
>Darke, Harold Edwin : In the Bleak Midwinter
>Gardner, John Linton : Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day, for chorus, Op. 75/2
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composers
Notes & Reviews:

Personnel: Kristin Lensch (soprano, organ); Mona Kreitner, Addie Peyronnin, Libby Austin, Deborah Smith, Betty Page (soprano); William Compton, James Peebles, Adrian Killebrew, James Brinson, Gannon Weaver, Drew Massengale (tenor); William Krieger (baritone, bass voice); George Dowdy, Marshall Elam, Paul Zilch, Jack Bugbee, William Cooper (bass voice); Alexander Happ (treble); John Ayer, George Guest, Philip Ledger (descant); Liza Zurlinden, Soh-Hyun Park Altino (violin); Lenny Schranze (viola); Lee Altino (cello); Jeanne Simmons (flute); Stan Friedman, Susan Enger, Scott E. Moore, Betty Carter (trumpet); Donn Schaefer, Mark Vail, Johnny Mueller, Greg Luscombe (trombone); Randall Nelson (drums); Debbie Smith (tambourine); Edna Murray (timpani).

Recording information: Zarex Studios, South Bend, IN.



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Works Details

>Praetorious, Michael : Psallite unigenito
  • Performers: Memphis Boychoir; The Chamber Choir; Kristin Lensch (Organ)
  • Conductor: John Ayer
  • Ensemble: Memphis Brass Ensemble
  • Running Time: 1 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Gauntlett, Henry John : Once in Royal David's City, carol
  • Performers: Memphis Boychoir; The Chamber Choir; Alexander Happ (Treble); Kristin Lensch (Organ); George Guest (Descant)
  • Conductor: John Ayer
  • Running Time: 5 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1850

>Pettman, Edgar : A Carol of Adoration, for chorus
  • Performers: Memphis Boychoir; The Chamber Choir; Kristin Lensch (Organ)
  • Conductor: John Ayer
  • Running Time: 3 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Rutter, John : Shepherd's Pipe Carol
  • Performers: Memphis Boychoir; The Chamber Choir; Kristin Lensch (Organ); Jeanne Simmons (Flute)
  • Conductor: John Ayer
  • Running Time: 3 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1966

>Britten, Benjamin : A Shepherd's Carol
  • Performers: William Compton; Addie Peyronnin; William Krieger (Baritone); Memphis Boychoir; The Chamber Choir; Kristin Lensch (Organ)
  • Conductor: John Ayer
  • Running Time: 5 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1944

>Este, Thomas : While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks by Night (tune Winchester Old)
  • Performers: Memphis Boychoir; The Chamber Choir; Kristin Lensch (Organ)
  • Conductor: John Ayer
  • Ensemble: Memphis Brass Ensemble
  • Running Time: 3 min. 28 sec.

>Traditional, Christmas : Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French)
  • Performers: Memphis Boychoir; The Chamber Choir; Kristin Lensch (Organ)
  • Conductor: John Ayer
  • Running Time: 2 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1588

>Terry, Richard Runciman : Cradle Song of the Infant Jesus
  • Performers: Memphis Boychoir; The Chamber Choir; Kristin Lensch (Organ)
  • Conductor: John Ayer
  • Running Time: 1 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Belcher, Diane Meredith : Lutebook Lullabye
  • Performers: Mona Kreitner; Memphis Boychoir; The Chamber Choir; Kristin Lensch (Organ)
  • Conductor: John Ayer
  • Running Time: 4 min. 15 sec.

>Pinkham, Daniel : Christmas Cantata (Sinfonia Sacra) :: Movement 3. Allegro
  • Performers: Memphis Boychoir; The Chamber Choir; Kristin Lensch (Organ)
  • Conductor: John Ayer
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas

>Pavlechko, Thomas : Sleep, Holy Child
  • Performers: Memphis Boychoir; The Chamber Choir; Kristin Lensch (Organ)
  • Conductor: John Ayer
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.

>Waters, Charles F. : I Sing of a Maiden
  • Performers: Memphis Boychoir; The Chamber Choir; Kristin Lensch (Organ); Libby Austin
  • Conductor: John Ayer
  • Running Time: 1 min. 35 sec.

>Chilcott, Robert : Nova! nova!, for chorus
  • Performers: Memphis Boychoir; The Chamber Choir; Kristin Lensch (Organ)
  • Conductor: John Ayer
  • Running Time: 2 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Leighton, Kenneth : Carols (3), Op. 25
  • Performers: Addie Peyronnin; Memphis Boychoir; The Chamber Choir; Kristin Lensch (Organ)
  • Conductor: John Ayer
  • Running Time: 3 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas

>Mathias, William : Sir Christèmas
  • Performers: Memphis Boychoir; The Chamber Choir; Kristin Lensch (Organ)
  • Conductor: John Ayer
  • Running Time: 1 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas

>Peebles, James : Adam Lay Ybounden
  • Performers: Memphis Boychoir; The Chamber Choir; Kristin Lensch (Organ)
  • Conductor: John Ayer
  • Running Time: 1 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Scheidt, Samuel : Puer natus in Bethlehem
  • Performers: William Compton; Addie Peyronnin; Memphis Boychoir; The Chamber Choir; Kristin Lensch (Organ)
  • Conductor: John Ayer
  • Ensemble: Memphis Brass Ensemble
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Spicer, Paul : There is no Rose of such Virtue
  • Performers: Memphis Boychoir; The Chamber Choir; Kristin Lensch (Organ)
  • Conductor: John Ayer
  • Running Time: 2 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Wade, John Francis : O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fideles)
  • Performers: Memphis Boychoir; The Chamber Choir; Kristin Lensch (Organ); Philip Ledger (Descant)
  • Conductor: John Ayer
  • Running Time: 4 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1751

>Darke, Harold Edwin : In the Bleak Midwinter
  • Performers: Memphis Boychoir; The Chamber Choir; Kristin Lensch (Organ)
  • Conductor: John Ayer
  • Running Time: 5 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 19th Century

>Gardner, John Linton : Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day, for chorus, Op. 75/2
  • Performers: Debbie Smith (Tambourine); Memphis Boychoir; Randall Nelson (Drums); The Chamber Choir; Kristin Lensch (Organ)
  • Conductor: John Ayer
  • Running Time: 2 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1965