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Glorious Splendor - Christmas with the Washington Chorus

Audio Samples

>Gardner, John Linton : Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day, for chorus, Op. 75/2
>Distler, Hugo : Es ist ein' Ros' entsprungen
>Dirksen, Richard Wayne : Welcome All Wonders, for soprano, chorus & organ
>Shafer, Robert : Magnificat for chorus, organ & percussion
>Joubert, John : Torches, for chorus & organ, Op. 7a
>Nestor, Leo : Of the Father's Love Begotten, for chorus, brass, organ & percussion
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Der Tag, der ist so freudenreich
>Raminsh, Imant : Ubi caritas, for a capella chorus
>Britten, Benjamin : A Boy was Born, Op. 3
>     Jesu, as Thou art our Savior
>Oxley, Harrison : Prelude for organ 'Whence is that goodly fragrance?'
>Rutter, John : What sweeter music
>White, Nicholas : Magnificat for chorus, brass, organ & percussion
>Gounod, Charles : Ave Maria
>Milford, Robin : Pastoral Dance on 'On Christmas Night', for organ (from Three Christmas Pieces, Op. 19)
>Jenkins, Joseph Wilcox : Joy To The World, for chorus, brass, organ & percussion

Album Summary

>Gardner, John Linton : Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day, for chorus, Op. 75/2
>Distler, Hugo : Es ist ein' Ros' entsprungen
>Dirksen, Richard Wayne : Welcome All Wonders, for soprano, chorus & organ
>Shafer, Robert : Magnificat for chorus, organ & percussion
>Joubert, John : Torches, for chorus & organ, Op. 7a
>Nestor, Leo : Of the Father's Love Begotten, for chorus, brass, organ & percussion
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Der Tag, der ist so freudenreich
>Raminsh, Imant : Ubi caritas, for a capella chorus
>Britten, Benjamin : A Boy was Born, Op. 3
>Oxley, Harrison : Prelude for organ 'Whence is that goodly fragrance?'
>Rutter, John : What sweeter music
>White, Nicholas : Magnificat for chorus, brass, organ & percussion
>Gounod, Charles : Ave Maria
>Milford, Robin : Pastoral Dance on 'On Christmas Night', for organ (from Three Christmas Pieces, Op. 19)
>Jenkins, Joseph Wilcox : Joy To The World, for chorus, brass, organ & percussion
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

"For shoppers desiring something a bit more in the Christmas vein, one can't do better than 'Glorious Splendor'...features new arrangements of some old favorites but also highlights a number of truly inspired contemporary composers." -Washington Times

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Saint Luke Catholic Church, McLean, VA.



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Works Details

>Gardner, John Linton : Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day, for chorus, Op. 75/2
  • Performers: Washington Chorus; Paul Skevington (Organ); Laura Lewis (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Robert Shafer
  • Ensemble: National Capital Brass and Percussion
  • Running Time: 2 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1965
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Distler, Hugo : Es ist ein' Ros' entsprungen
  • Performers: Washington Chorus; Laura Lewis (Soprano); Paul Skevington (Organ)
  • Conductor: Robert Shafer
  • Ensemble: Washington Chorus
  • Running Time: 2 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Dirksen, Richard Wayne : Welcome All Wonders, for soprano, chorus & organ
  • Performers: Rhea Walker; Washington Chorus; Paul Skevington (Organ); Laura Lewis (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Robert Shafer
  • Ensemble: National Capital Brass and Percussion
  • Running Time: 7 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Shafer, Robert : Magnificat for chorus, organ & percussion
  • Performers: Washington Chorus; Paul Skevington (Organ); Laura Lewis (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Robert Shafer
  • Ensemble: National Capital Brass and Percussion Ensemble
  • Running Time: 7 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2002
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Joubert, John : Torches, for chorus & organ, Op. 7a
  • Performers: Washington Chorus; Laura Lewis (Soprano); Paul Skevington (Organ)
  • Conductor: Robert Shafer
  • Ensemble: Washington Chorus
  • Running Time: 2 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Nestor, Leo : Of the Father's Love Begotten, for chorus, brass, organ & percussion
  • Performers: Washington Chorus; Paul Skevington (Organ); Laura Lewis (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Robert Shafer
  • Ensemble: National Capital Brass and Percussion
  • Running Time: 11 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2000
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Der Tag, der ist so freudenreich
  • Performers: Washington Chorus; Paul Skevington (Organ); Laura Lewis (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Robert Shafer
  • Ensemble: Washington Chorus
  • Running Time: 2 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1713-1715
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Raminsh, Imant : Ubi caritas, for a capella chorus
  • Performers: Washington Chorus; Laura Lewis (Soprano); Paul Skevington (Organ)
  • Conductor: Robert Shafer
  • Ensemble: Washington Chorus
  • Running Time: 5 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1992
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Britten, Benjamin : A Boy was Born, Op. 3 :: Jesu, as Thou art our Savior
  • Performers: Washington Chorus; Laura Lewis (Soprano); Paul Skevington (Organ)
  • Conductor: Robert Shafer
  • Ensemble: Washington Chorus
  • Running Time: 3 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1933
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Oxley, Harrison : Prelude for organ 'Whence is that goodly fragrance?'
  • Performers: Washington Chorus; Paul Skevington (Organ); Laura Lewis (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Robert Shafer
  • Ensemble: National Capital Brass and Percussion Ensemble
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Rutter, John : What sweeter music
  • Performers: Washington Chorus; Paul Skevington (Organ); Laura Lewis (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Robert Shafer
  • Ensemble: National Capital Brass and Percussion Ensemble
  • Running Time: 4 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1988
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>White, Nicholas : Magnificat for chorus, brass, organ & percussion
  • Performers: Washington Chorus; Paul Skevington (Organ); Laura Lewis (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Robert Shafer
  • Ensemble: National Capital Brass and Percussion
  • Running Time: 10 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Gounod, Charles : Ave Maria
  • Performers: Washington Chorus; Paul Skevington (Organ); Laura Lewis (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Robert Shafer
  • Ensemble: National Capital Brass and Percussion Ensemble
  • Running Time: 3 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1852
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Milford, Robin : Pastoral Dance on 'On Christmas Night', for organ (from Three Christmas Pieces, Op. 19)
  • Performers: Washington Chorus; Paul Skevington (Organ); Laura Lewis (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Robert Shafer
  • Ensemble: National Capital Brass and Percussion Ensemble
  • Running Time: 3 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Jenkins, Joseph Wilcox : Joy To The World, for chorus, brass, organ & percussion
  • Performers: Washington Chorus; Paul Skevington (Organ); Laura Lewis (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Robert Shafer
  • Ensemble: National Capital Brass and Percussion
  • Running Time: 4 min. 10 sec.
  • Studio/Live: Studio