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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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