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Shushan The Palace

Audio Samples

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
>     Part 2. no 38, Air. How Beautiful Are the Feet
>     Part 3. no 45. Air. I Know That My Redeemer Liveth
>     Part 2. no 52. Air. If God Be For Us
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 208, "Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!" (Hunt) BWV 208
>     no 9. Aria. Sheep May Safel
>Siberry, Jane : A Star Shall Rise Up Out of Jacob (after Mendelssohn)
>Praetorious, Michael : Musae Sioniae
>Holst, Gustav : In the bleak mid-winter
>Poston, Elisabeth : Jesus Christ the Apple Tree
>Schop, Johann : Work(s)
>     Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light

Album Summary

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 208, "Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!" (Hunt) BWV 208
>Siberry, Jane : A Star Shall Rise Up Out of Jacob (after Mendelssohn)
>Praetorious, Michael : Musae Sioniae
>Holst, Gustav : In the bleak mid-winter
>Poston, Elisabeth : Jesus Christ the Apple Tree
>Schop, Johann : Work(s)
Performers Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Building on an international reputation as one of the great creators and innovators in contemporary popular music, legendary Canadian artist Jane Siberry goes a step further with a recording of mainly classical and traditional sacred songs. Bach, Handel.Sheeba music.2005.

Notes & Reviews:

Personnel: Jane Siberry (vocals, keyboards); Mark Friedman , Martine Dubé (violin); Sally Benson (viola); Peter Kiesewalter (clarinet, keyboards); Jim "Eno" Roe (oboe); Chris Lane, Manon Lafrance (trumpet, piccolo trumpet, flugelhorn); Lawrence Vine (French horn); John Geggie (double bass).

Recording information: Raven Street Studios, Ottawa, Canada; Wild Boar Studio, NY; Zolis Audio, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Shushan the Palace (Hymns of Earth), Jane Siberry's Christmas album, also doubles as her classical album. The recording, "originally only Christmas songs, but ultimately becoming less seasonal," as she puts it in her liner notes, finds her singing religious material composed by the likes of Handel, Bach, Mendelssohn, Holst, and others. The classical music meets her more than halfway, especially because of her own orchestrations and those of Peter Kiesewalter, which, employing a small orchestra, are not dissimilar to the style of some of Siberry's original, secular music. As a vocalist, she likes to overdub numerous parts, creating a sound that sometimes recalls vocal groups of the mid-'50s, such as the Chordettes and the McGuire Sisters. This is not the average Christmas album, but it may please the more reverent and serve as a formal, yet not stuffy, change of pace from typical seasonal fare. ~ William Ruhlmann



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>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Part 2. no 38, Air. How Beautiful Are the Feet
  • Performers: Rosalind Sartori (Cello); Lawrence Vine (French Horn); Michelle Seto (Viola); Tob Kiesewalter (Recorder); David Hutchenreuther (Cello); Manon Lafrance (Trumpet); Christopher Lane (Flugelhorn); Manon Lafrance (Flugelhorn); Jill Kirwan (French Horn); Robert Uchida (Violin); Christopher Lane (Trumpet); Colin Traquair (Trombone); Leah Roseman (Violin); Jim Roe (Oboe); Martine Dubé (Violin); Mark Friedman (Violin); Peter Kiesewaiter (Clarinet); Peter Kiesewaiter (Keyboards); John Geggie (Double Bass); David Thies-Thompson (Violin); Sally Benson (Viola); Jane Siberry (Keyboards); Jane Siberry (Voice)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1741
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 208, "Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!" (Hunt) BWV 208 :: no 9. Aria. Sheep May Safel
  • Performers: Mark Friedman (Violin); David Hutchenreuther (Cello); Tob Kiesewalter (Recorder); Michelle Seto (Viola); Rosalind Sartori (Cello); Christopher Lane (Flugelhorn); Leah Roseman (Violin); Christopher Lane (Trumpet); Colin Traquair (Trombone); Jim Roe (Oboe); David Thies-Thompson (Violin); Martine Dubé (Violin); Sally Benson (Viola); Robert Uchida (Violin); Jill Kirwan (French Horn); Manon Lafrance (Trumpet); Manon Lafrance (Flugelhorn); Lawrence Vine (French Horn); Jane Siberry (Voice); John Geggie (Double Bass); Peter Kiesewaiter (Clarinet); Peter Kiesewaiter (Keyboards); Jane Siberry (Keyboards)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 02/23/1713
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Siberry, Jane : A Star Shall Rise Up Out of Jacob (after Mendelssohn)
  • Performers: Peter Kiesewaiter (Keyboards); Peter Kiesewaiter (Clarinet); Martine Dubé (Violin); Robert Uchida (Violin); Jill Kirwan (French Horn); Manon Lafrance (Flugelhorn); Manon Lafrance (Trumpet); Lawrence Vine (French Horn); Jane Siberry (Voice); Jane Siberry (Keyboards); John Geggie (Double Bass); Sally Benson (Viola); Leah Roseman (Violin); Christopher Lane (Flugelhorn); Christopher Lane (Trumpet); David Hutchenreuther (Cello); Tob Kiesewalter (Recorder); David Thies-Thompson (Violin); Jim Roe (Oboe); Michelle Seto (Viola); Colin Traquair (Trombone); Mark Friedman (Violin); Rosalind Sartori (Cello)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Part 3. no 45. Air. I Know That My Redeemer Liveth
  • Performers: David Thies-Thompson (Violin); Colin Traquair (Trombone); Jim Roe (Oboe); Rosalind Sartori (Cello); Jill Kirwan (French Horn); Manon Lafrance (Trumpet); Tob Kiesewalter (Recorder); Sally Benson (Viola); Martine Dubé (Violin); Mark Friedman (Violin); Robert Uchida (Violin); David Hutchenreuther (Cello); Christopher Lane (Trumpet); Christopher Lane (Flugelhorn); Leah Roseman (Violin); Michelle Seto (Viola); Lawrence Vine (French Horn); Peter Kiesewaiter (Clarinet); Peter Kiesewaiter (Keyboards); John Geggie (Double Bass); Jane Siberry (Voice); Manon Lafrance (Flugelhorn); Jane Siberry (Keyboards)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Praetorious, Michael : Musae Sioniae
  • Performers: Peter Kiesewaiter (Clarinet); David Thies-Thompson (Violin); Jim Roe (Oboe); Rosalind Sartori (Cello); Leah Roseman (Violin); Sally Benson (Viola); Peter Kiesewaiter (Keyboards); John Geggie (Double Bass); Jane Siberry (Keyboards); Jane Siberry (Voice); Lawrence Vine (French Horn); Manon Lafrance (Flugelhorn); Manon Lafrance (Trumpet); Robert Uchida (Violin); Colin Traquair (Trombone); Martine Dubé (Violin); Mark Friedman (Violin); Michelle Seto (Viola); Tob Kiesewalter (Recorder); David Hutchenreuther (Cello); Christopher Lane (Trumpet); Christopher Lane (Flugelhorn); Jill Kirwan (French Horn)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1600
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Holst, Gustav : In the bleak mid-winter
  • Performers: Michelle Seto (Viola); Robert Uchida (Violin); Sally Benson (Viola); Martine Dubé (Violin); Mark Friedman (Violin); Tob Kiesewalter (Recorder); Christopher Lane (Flugelhorn); Manon Lafrance (Flugelhorn); Manon Lafrance (Trumpet); Leah Roseman (Violin); Colin Traquair (Trombone); David Thies-Thompson (Violin); Christopher Lane (Trumpet); Peter Kiesewaiter (Clarinet); John Geggie (Double Bass); Jane Siberry (Keyboards); David Hutchenreuther (Cello); Jill Kirwan (French Horn); Jane Siberry (Voice); Lawrence Vine (French Horn); Jim Roe (Oboe); Rosalind Sartori (Cello); Peter Kiesewaiter (Keyboards)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1904-1905
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Poston, Elisabeth : Jesus Christ the Apple Tree
  • Performers: Rosalind Sartori (Cello); Peter Kiesewaiter (Keyboards); John Geggie (Double Bass); Michelle Seto (Viola); Peter Kiesewaiter (Clarinet); Martine Dubé (Violin); Mark Friedman (Violin); Tob Kiesewalter (Recorder); David Hutchenreuther (Cello); Christopher Lane (Flugelhorn); Christopher Lane (Trumpet); Leah Roseman (Violin); Colin Traquair (Trombone); David Thies-Thompson (Violin); Jim Roe (Oboe); Manon Lafrance (Trumpet); Jane Siberry (Keyboards); Jane Siberry (Voice); Lawrence Vine (French Horn); Manon Lafrance (Flugelhorn); Jill Kirwan (French Horn); Robert Uchida (Violin); Sally Benson (Viola)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1967
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Schop, Johann : Work(s) :: Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light
  • Performers: David Hutchenreuther (Cello); Manon Lafrance (Flugelhorn); Manon Lafrance (Trumpet); Jill Kirwan (French Horn); Robert Uchida (Violin); Sally Benson (Viola); Martine Dubé (Violin); Mark Friedman (Violin); Tob Kiesewalter (Recorder); Jane Siberry (Keyboards); Christopher Lane (Trumpet); Christopher Lane (Flugelhorn); Leah Roseman (Violin); Colin Traquair (Trombone); David Thies-Thompson (Violin); Jim Roe (Oboe); Rosalind Sartori (Cello); Michelle Seto (Viola); Lawrence Vine (French Horn); Jane Siberry (Voice); Peter Kiesewaiter (Keyboards); Peter Kiesewaiter (Clarinet); John Geggie (Double Bass)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Part 2. no 52. Air. If God Be For Us
  • Performers: Robert Uchida (Violin); Jane Siberry (Keyboards); Peter Kiesewaiter (Keyboards); Jill Kirwan (French Horn); Peter Kiesewaiter (Clarinet); John Geggie (Double Bass); Jane Siberry (Voice); Lawrence Vine (French Horn); Manon Lafrance (Flugelhorn); Manon Lafrance (Trumpet); Sally Benson (Viola); Jim Roe (Oboe); Martine Dubé (Violin); Mark Friedman (Violin); Michelle Seto (Viola); Tob Kiesewalter (Recorder); David Hutchenreuther (Cello); Christopher Lane (Flugelhorn); Christopher Lane (Trumpet); Leah Roseman (Violin); David Thies-Thompson (Violin); Rosalind Sartori (Cello); Colin Traquair (Trombone)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741
  • Studio/Live: Studio