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Just Before Sunrise

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

>Moore, Ben : This Heart that Flutters, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Richard Brice (Viola); Nathan Brown (Guitar); Peter Donovan; Jimmy Ercole; Paul Garment (Clarinet); Lino Gomez (Clarinet); Julie Gunn (Piano); Nathan Gunn (Baritone); M. Haskins (Percussion); Guy Klucevsek (Accordion); Brian Miller (Flute); Brian Miller (Piccolo); Brian Miller (Recorder); Kathleen Nester (Flute); Kathleen Nester (Piccolo); Kathleen Nester (Recorder); Grace Paradise (Harp); Russ Rizner-French (French Horn); Sarah Seiver (Cello); Debra Shufelt (Viola); Belinda Whitney (Violin)
  • Conductor: David Cullen
  • Running Time: 2 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal

>Thalken, Joseph : I Have Loved Hours at Sea, song
  • Performers: Richard Brice (Viola); Nathan Brown (Guitar); Peter Donovan; Jimmy Ercole; Paul Garment (Clarinet); Lino Gomez (Clarinet); Julie Gunn (Piano); Nathan Gunn (Baritone); M. Haskins (Percussion); Guy Klucevsek (Accordion); Brian Miller (Flute); Brian Miller (Piccolo); Brian Miller (Recorder); Kathleen Nester (Flute); Kathleen Nester (Piccolo); Kathleen Nester (Recorder); Grace Paradise (Harp); Russ Rizner-French (French Horn); Sarah Seiver (Cello); Debra Shufelt (Viola); Belinda Whitney (Violin)
  • Conductor: David Cullen
  • Running Time: 2 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal