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

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

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

>Sting : Secret Marriage
  • Performers: Brian Miller (Recorder); Brian Miller (Flute); Eldar Djangirov (Piano); Jimmy Ercole; Debra Shufelt (Viola); Julie Gunn (Piano); Paul Garment (Clarinet); M. Haskins (Percussion); Brian Miller (Piccolo); Belinda Whitney (Violin); Sarah Seiver (Cello); Richard Brice (Viola); Russ Rizner-French (French Horn); Lino Gomez (Clarinet); Nathan Gunn (Baritone); Kathleen Nester (Flute); Kathleen Nester (Piccolo); Grace Paradise (Harp); Nathan Brown (Guitar); Peter Donovan; Guy Klucevsek (Accordion); Kathleen Nester (Recorder)
  • 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 (Recorder); Kathleen Nester (Piccolo); Richard Brice (Viola); Paul Garment (Clarinet); M. Haskins (Percussion); Brian Miller (Piccolo); Lino Gomez (Clarinet); Debra Shufelt (Viola); Russ Rizner-French (French Horn); Grace Paradise (Harp); Jimmy Ercole; Brian Miller (Flute); Julie Gunn (Piano); Brian Miller (Recorder); 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: Debra Shufelt (Viola); Brian Miller (Recorder); Lino Gomez (Clarinet); Brian Miller (Flute); Jimmy Ercole; Brian Miller (Piccolo); Guy Klucevsek (Accordion); Eldar Djangirov (Piano); Richard Brice (Viola); Russ Rizner-French (French Horn); Julie Gunn (Piano); M. Haskins (Percussion); Peter Donovan; Kathleen Nester (Piccolo); Sarah Seiver (Cello); Nathan Gunn (Baritone); Kathleen Nester (Recorder); Kathleen Nester (Flute); Grace Paradise (Harp); Nathan Brown (Guitar); Belinda Whitney (Violin); Marco Panascia (Bass Guitar); Todd Strait (Drums); 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: Kathleen Nester (Flute); Jimmy Ercole; Brian Miller (Piccolo); Brian Miller (Recorder); Brian Miller (Flute); Julie Gunn (Piano); Guy Klucevsek (Accordion); Peter Donovan; Kathleen Nester (Recorder); Nathan Brown (Guitar); Grace Paradise (Harp); Sarah Seiver (Cello); Kathleen Nester (Piccolo); Belinda Whitney (Violin); Paul Garment (Clarinet); Nathan Gunn (Baritone); Richard Brice (Viola); Russ Rizner-French (French Horn); Lino Gomez (Clarinet); Debra Shufelt (Viola); M. Haskins (Percussion)
  • 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); Peter Donovan; Sarah Seiver (Cello); Belinda Whitney (Violin); Kathleen Nester (Recorder); Kathleen Nester (Flute); Kathleen Nester (Piccolo); Nathan Gunn (Baritone); Grace Paradise (Harp); Brian Miller (Piccolo); Brian Miller (Flute); M. Haskins (Percussion); Paul Garment (Clarinet); Brian Miller (Recorder); Russ Rizner-French (French Horn); Lino Gomez (Clarinet); Debra Shufelt (Viola); Guy Klucevsek (Accordion); Julie Gunn (Piano); Jimmy Ercole; Richard Brice (Viola)
  • Conductor: David Cullen
  • Running Time: 2 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal