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Just Before Sunrise

Audio Samples

>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

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

>Waits, Tom : The Briar and the Rose, song
  • Performers: Russ Rizner-French (French Horn); Richard Brice (Viola); Guy Klucevsek (Accordion); Debra Shufelt (Viola); Sarah Seiver (Cello); Belinda Whitney (Violin); Peter Donovan; Nathan Brown (Guitar); Kathleen Nester (Flute); Grace Paradise (Harp); M. Haskins (Percussion); Brian Miller (Recorder); Brian Miller (Flute); Jimmy Ercole; Julie Gunn (Piano); Brian Miller (Piccolo); Paul Garment (Clarinet); Lino Gomez (Clarinet); Kathleen Nester (Piccolo); Kathleen Nester (Recorder); Nathan Gunn (Baritone)
  • Conductor: David Cullen
  • Running Time: 3 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal

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

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

>Scheer, Gene : Say Anything, song
  • Performers: Paul Garment (Clarinet); Kathleen Nester (Recorder); Kathleen Nester (Piccolo); Julie Gunn (Piano); Debra Shufelt (Viola); M. Haskins (Percussion); Richard Brice (Viola); Brian Miller (Recorder); Brian Miller (Piccolo); Russ Rizner-French (French Horn); Jimmy Ercole; Guy Klucevsek (Accordion); Lino Gomez (Clarinet); Brian Miller (Flute); Nathan Gunn (Baritone); Grace Paradise (Harp); Nathan Brown (Guitar); Peter Donovan; Belinda Whitney (Violin); Sarah Seiver (Cello); Kathleen Nester (Flute)
  • Conductor: David Cullen
  • Running Time: 4 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal

>Thalken, Joseph : Time, song
  • Performers: Brian Miller (Piccolo); Julie Gunn (Piano); Brian Miller (Flute); Brian Miller (Recorder); M. Haskins (Percussion); Belinda Whitney (Violin); Kathleen Nester (Recorder); Debra Shufelt (Viola); Sarah Seiver (Cello); Nathan Brown (Guitar); Grace Paradise (Harp); Kathleen Nester (Flute); Kathleen Nester (Piccolo); Nathan Gunn (Baritone); Richard Brice (Viola); Russ Rizner-French (French Horn); Lino Gomez (Clarinet); Peter Donovan; Paul Garment (Clarinet); Jimmy Ercole; Guy Klucevsek (Accordion)
  • Conductor: Joseph Thalken
  • Running Time: 3 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal

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

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

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

>Sting : Secret Marriage
  • Performers: Grace Paradise (Harp); Kathleen Nester (Piccolo); Kathleen Nester (Flute); Nathan Brown (Guitar); Debra Shufelt (Viola); Jimmy Ercole; Julie Gunn (Piano); Eldar Djangirov (Piano); Brian Miller (Flute); Brian Miller (Recorder); Brian Miller (Piccolo); M. Haskins (Percussion); Paul Garment (Clarinet); Lino Gomez (Clarinet); Russ Rizner-French (French Horn); Nathan Gunn (Baritone); Richard Brice (Viola); Kathleen Nester (Recorder); Peter Donovan; Guy Klucevsek (Accordion); Belinda Whitney (Violin); Sarah Seiver (Cello)
  • Conductor: David Cullen
  • Running Time: 3 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal

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

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

>Moore, Ben : This Heart that Flutters, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Nathan Gunn (Baritone); Richard Brice (Viola); Russ Rizner-French (French Horn); Kathleen Nester (Flute); Grace Paradise (Harp); Peter Donovan; Kathleen Nester (Recorder); Kathleen Nester (Piccolo); Belinda Whitney (Violin); Nathan Brown (Guitar); Sarah Seiver (Cello); Guy Klucevsek (Accordion); Debra Shufelt (Viola); Brian Miller (Piccolo); M. Haskins (Percussion); Julie Gunn (Piano); Jimmy Ercole; Lino Gomez (Clarinet); Brian Miller (Recorder); Brian Miller (Flute); Paul Garment (Clarinet)
  • 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); Kathleen Nester (Recorder); Kathleen Nester (Flute); Kathleen Nester (Piccolo); Nathan Gunn (Baritone); Grace Paradise (Harp); Jimmy Ercole; Guy Klucevsek (Accordion); Brian Miller (Piccolo); Julie Gunn (Piano); Debra Shufelt (Viola); Brian Miller (Recorder); Brian Miller (Flute); M. Haskins (Percussion); Russ Rizner-French (French Horn); Lino Gomez (Clarinet); Paul Garment (Clarinet); Richard Brice (Viola)
  • Conductor: David Cullen
  • Running Time: 2 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal