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Welcome All Wonders! / Cathedral Choral Society

Album Summary

>Traditional, Christmas : Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French)
>Traditional, Christmas : Personent hodie (On this day Earth shall ring) (Piae Cantiones)
>Wade, John Francis : O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fideles)
>Dirksen, Richard Wayne : Chanticleer
>Whitacre, Eric : Lux Aurumque
>Susa, Conrad : Let Us Gather Hand in Hand
>Nestor, Leo : A Child Is Born
>Traditional, Christmas : Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella ("Un flambeau, Jeanette, Isabelle")
>Traditional, Christmas : Rejoice and Be Merry
>Traditional, Christmas : Adam lay ybounden, carol (English)
>Biggs, John : Nova, Nova
>Traditional, Christmas : Good King Wenceslas (Piae Cantiones, 1582)
>Traditional, Spanish : The Holy Infant's Lullaby (Text
>Fissinger, Edwin : Welcome Yule
>Leighton, Kenneth : Lully, Lulla, Thou Little Tiny Child (Text
>Traditional, Christmas : I Wonder As I Wander (American)
>Dirksen, Richard Wayne : Welcome All Wonders, for soprano, chorus & organ
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing"
>Nassor, Edward : Variations on Noel Nouvelet
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Notes & Reviews:

This is an interesting mix of contemporary mixed-voice choir with organ and brass from the Cathedral Choral Society, the resident chorus of Washington National Cathedral. Features mostly contemporary pieces and arrangements of well-known Christmas works.

Notes & Reviews:

Personnel: Jake Levin (soprano, treble); Jeannette D. Warren, Margot T. Young, Kathleen Ying Shu Sheu, MaryKate Hotaling, Rebecca Christie, Portia Hargrove, Katelyn W. Kyser, Charlotte Jaeger, Jeannie Cummins Eisenhour, Jane Woodall, Rachel Barham, Phyllis Hannum, Catherine E. Ort Mabry, Nerissa Paglinauan, Linda Etheridge, Bridget Tunstall, Laura M. Connors, Susanna Beiser, Chris Markus, Janice L. Lockard, Mary Olch, Rebecca Schendel, Lynne Fitzhugh, Leslie Kruse, Laura F. Kieffer, Beth L. Law, Tarshwa Cooper, Clara Cohen (soprano); James M.E. Mixter, David Patterson , John Heaton, Matthew A. Reklau, David McGaw, Raymond Rhinehart, Woodie Fagan, Keith Anderson , Matthew Roberts, David L. Moulton, Dave Costanza, Christine H. Mulligan, James Turner, James Clay , James Newton (tenor); Charles Ervin, Walter Leathers, Ernest Abbott, Don Lassell, Hans Bjornson, Erik Stokstad, Andrew Thompson , George Cervantes, Brian Eriksen, Alfred Chiplin, Melvyn K. Prince, Chris Buechler, Eric Andersen, Kai Groennings, Bernhard D. Saxe, Stephen C. Roberts, Robert Woodall, Joe Bruno, Craig Reynolds, Harold Quayle, Paul Stokstad, Jonathan Lochhaas, Georg Dolzmann, Nikos Singelis, Steven B. Rich, James Kennedy, John Palmer, Joe Winters, David E. Williams (bass voice); Eric Plutz (organ, keyboards); Edward M. Nassor (carillon).

Recording information: National Cathedral, Washington D.C. (01/11/2004-01/14/2004).



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Works Details

>Traditional, Christmas : Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French)
  • Performers: Edward Nassor (Carillon); Edward Nassor (Carillon)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1588

>Traditional, Christmas : Personent hodie (On this day Earth shall ring) (Piae Cantiones)
  • Performers: St. Ringers; Washington Society
  • Running Time: 3 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1582

>Wade, John Francis : O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fideles)
  • Performers: Washington Society; Paul Halley (Descant); Eric Plutz (Organ)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1751

>Dirksen, Richard Wayne : Chanticleer
  • Performers: Washington Society; Eric Plutz (Organ)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Whitacre, Eric : Lux Aurumque
  • Performers: Melanie Steinkamp; Jeannie Eisenhour; Washington Society; Rebecca Schendel
  • Running Time: 3 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 2000

>Susa, Conrad : Let Us Gather Hand in Hand
  • Performers: Washington Society; Eric Plutz (Organ)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Nestor, Leo : A Child Is Born :: Variations on "Puer natus in Bethlehem"
  • Performers: Washington Society; Eric Plutz (Organ)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Traditional, Christmas : Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella ("Un flambeau, Jeanette, Isabelle")
  • Performer: Eric Plutz (Organ)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.
  • Written: 18th Century

>Traditional, Christmas : Rejoice and Be Merry
  • Performers: St. Ringers; Washington Society; Eric Plutz (Organ)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas

>Traditional, Christmas : Adam lay ybounden, carol (English)
  • Performer: Washington Society
  • Running Time: 2 min. 39 sec.

>Biggs, John : Nova, Nova
  • Performers: Kathleen Sheu; Washington Society; Eric Plutz (Organ)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Traditional, Christmas : Good King Wenceslas (Piae Cantiones, 1582)
  • Performers: Jon Bruno; Jake Levin (Treble); Washington Society; Eric Plutz (Organ)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: circa 1582

>Traditional, Spanish : The Holy Infant's Lullaby (Text :: From the Hispanic mystery play, "Los Pastores")
  • Performers: Washington Society; Eric Plutz (Organ)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 59 sec.

>Fissinger, Edwin : Welcome Yule
  • Performers: Deborah Sternberg; Jon Bruno; Washington Society
  • Running Time: 2 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Leighton, Kenneth : Lully, Lulla, Thou Little Tiny Child (Text :: From the pageant of the shearmen and tailors, Coventry,
  • Performers: Washington Society; Leslie Kruse
  • Running Time: 3 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Traditional, Christmas : I Wonder As I Wander (American)
  • Performer: Washington Symphonic Brass
  • Running Time: 4 min. 25 sec.
  • Written: by 1933

>Dirksen, Richard Wayne : Welcome All Wonders, for soprano, chorus & organ
  • Performers: Jeannie Eisenhour; Washington Society; Eric Plutz (Organ)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing"
  • Performers: Washington Society; Paul Halley (Descant); Eric Plutz (Organ)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1840.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1840

>Nassor, Edward : Variations on Noël Nouvelet
  • Performers: Edward Nassor (Carillon); Edward Nassor (Carillon)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 12 sec.