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Shushan The Palace

Audio Samples

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
>     Part 2. no 38, Air. How Beautiful Are the Feet
>     Part 3. no 45. Air. I Know That My Redeemer Liveth
>     Part 2. no 52. Air. If God Be For Us
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 208, "Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!" (Hunt) BWV 208
>     no 9. Aria. Sheep May Safel
>Siberry, Jane : A Star Shall Rise Up Out of Jacob (after Mendelssohn)
>Praetorious, Michael : Musae Sioniae
>Holst, Gustav : In the bleak mid-winter
>Poston, Elisabeth : Jesus Christ the Apple Tree
>Schop, Johann : Work(s)
>     Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light

Album Summary

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 208, "Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!" (Hunt) BWV 208
>Siberry, Jane : A Star Shall Rise Up Out of Jacob (after Mendelssohn)
>Praetorious, Michael : Musae Sioniae
>Holst, Gustav : In the bleak mid-winter
>Poston, Elisabeth : Jesus Christ the Apple Tree
>Schop, Johann : Work(s)
Performers Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Building on an international reputation as one of the great creators and innovators in contemporary popular music, legendary Canadian artist Jane Siberry goes a step further with a recording of mainly classical and traditional sacred songs. Bach, Handel.Sheeba music.2005.

Notes & Reviews:

Personnel: Jane Siberry (vocals, keyboards); Mark Friedman , Martine Dubé (violin); Sally Benson (viola); Peter Kiesewalter (clarinet, keyboards); Jim "Eno" Roe (oboe); Chris Lane, Manon Lafrance (trumpet, piccolo trumpet, flugelhorn); Lawrence Vine (French horn); John Geggie (double bass).

Recording information: Raven Street Studios, Ottawa, Canada; Wild Boar Studio, NY; Zolis Audio, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Shushan the Palace (Hymns of Earth), Jane Siberry's Christmas album, also doubles as her classical album. The recording, "originally only Christmas songs, but ultimately becoming less seasonal," as she puts it in her liner notes, finds her singing religious material composed by the likes of Handel, Bach, Mendelssohn, Holst, and others. The classical music meets her more than halfway, especially because of her own orchestrations and those of Peter Kiesewalter, which, employing a small orchestra, are not dissimilar to the style of some of Siberry's original, secular music. As a vocalist, she likes to overdub numerous parts, creating a sound that sometimes recalls vocal groups of the mid-'50s, such as the Chordettes and the McGuire Sisters. This is not the average Christmas album, but it may please the more reverent and serve as a formal, yet not stuffy, change of pace from typical seasonal fare. ~ William Ruhlmann



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>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Part 2. no 38, Air. How Beautiful Are the Feet
  • Performers: Christopher Lane (Trumpet); Colin Traquair (Trombone); Leah Roseman (Violin); Christopher Lane (Flugelhorn); Rosalind Sartori (Cello); Jim Roe (Oboe); David Thies-Thompson (Violin); Manon Lafrance (Flugelhorn); Martine Dubé (Violin); Sally Benson (Viola); Robert Uchida (Violin); Jill Kirwan (French Horn); Peter Kiesewaiter (Clarinet); Manon Lafrance (Trumpet); Lawrence Vine (French Horn); Jane Siberry (Voice); Peter Kiesewaiter (Keyboards); John Geggie (Double Bass); Jane Siberry (Keyboards); David Hutchenreuther (Cello); Tob Kiesewalter (Recorder); Michelle Seto (Viola); Mark Friedman (Violin)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1741
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 208, "Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!" (Hunt) BWV 208 :: no 9. Aria. Sheep May Safel
  • Performers: Michelle Seto (Viola); Tob Kiesewalter (Recorder); Jane Siberry (Keyboards); Rosalind Sartori (Cello); Jim Roe (Oboe); Peter Kiesewaiter (Clarinet); David Thies-Thompson (Violin); Peter Kiesewaiter (Keyboards); Mark Friedman (Violin); David Hutchenreuther (Cello); John Geggie (Double Bass); Christopher Lane (Flugelhorn); Robert Uchida (Violin); Christopher Lane (Trumpet); Sally Benson (Viola); Jill Kirwan (French Horn); Manon Lafrance (Trumpet); Manon Lafrance (Flugelhorn); Lawrence Vine (French Horn); Jane Siberry (Voice); Martine Dubé (Violin); Colin Traquair (Trombone); Leah Roseman (Violin)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 02/23/1713
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Siberry, Jane : A Star Shall Rise Up Out of Jacob (after Mendelssohn)
  • Performers: Colin Traquair (Trombone); David Thies-Thompson (Violin); Jim Roe (Oboe); Leah Roseman (Violin); Martine Dubé (Violin); Christopher Lane (Flugelhorn); Christopher Lane (Trumpet); David Hutchenreuther (Cello); Tob Kiesewalter (Recorder); Mark Friedman (Violin); Michelle Seto (Viola); Rosalind Sartori (Cello); Peter Kiesewaiter (Clarinet); Sally Benson (Viola); Robert Uchida (Violin); Jill Kirwan (French Horn); Manon Lafrance (Flugelhorn); Lawrence Vine (French Horn); Jane Siberry (Voice); Jane Siberry (Keyboards); John Geggie (Double Bass); Peter Kiesewaiter (Keyboards); Manon Lafrance (Trumpet)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Part 3. no 45. Air. I Know That My Redeemer Liveth
  • Performers: Manon Lafrance (Trumpet); David Thies-Thompson (Violin); Colin Traquair (Trombone); Leah Roseman (Violin); Christopher Lane (Flugelhorn); Christopher Lane (Trumpet); David Hutchenreuther (Cello); Tob Kiesewalter (Recorder); Michelle Seto (Viola); Mark Friedman (Violin); Martine Dubé (Violin); Sally Benson (Viola); Jill Kirwan (French Horn); Manon Lafrance (Flugelhorn); Lawrence Vine (French Horn); Robert Uchida (Violin); Jim Roe (Oboe); Rosalind Sartori (Cello); Jane Siberry (Voice); Jane Siberry (Keyboards); Peter Kiesewaiter (Keyboards); John Geggie (Double Bass); Peter Kiesewaiter (Clarinet)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Praetorious, Michael : Musae Sioniae
  • Performers: John Geggie (Double Bass); Peter Kiesewaiter (Keyboards); Peter Kiesewaiter (Clarinet); Jane Siberry (Keyboards); David Thies-Thompson (Violin); Colin Traquair (Trombone); Christopher Lane (Flugelhorn); Christopher Lane (Trumpet); David Hutchenreuther (Cello); Tob Kiesewalter (Recorder); Michelle Seto (Viola); Mark Friedman (Violin); Martine Dubé (Violin); Sally Benson (Viola); Robert Uchida (Violin); Jill Kirwan (French Horn); Manon Lafrance (Trumpet); Manon Lafrance (Flugelhorn); Lawrence Vine (French Horn); Leah Roseman (Violin); Rosalind Sartori (Cello); Jane Siberry (Voice); Jim Roe (Oboe)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1600
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Holst, Gustav : In the bleak mid-winter
  • Performers: Manon Lafrance (Flugelhorn); Jill Kirwan (French Horn); Rosalind Sartori (Cello); Jim Roe (Oboe); David Thies-Thompson (Violin); Colin Traquair (Trombone); Sally Benson (Viola); Christopher Lane (Trumpet); Robert Uchida (Violin); Christopher Lane (Flugelhorn); David Hutchenreuther (Cello); Tob Kiesewalter (Recorder); Michelle Seto (Viola); Mark Friedman (Violin); Martine Dubé (Violin); Leah Roseman (Violin); Jane Siberry (Voice); Lawrence Vine (French Horn); Manon Lafrance (Trumpet); Peter Kiesewaiter (Clarinet); John Geggie (Double Bass); Jane Siberry (Keyboards); Peter Kiesewaiter (Keyboards)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1904-1905
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Poston, Elisabeth : Jesus Christ the Apple Tree
  • Performers: Peter Kiesewaiter (Clarinet); Peter Kiesewaiter (Keyboards); Christopher Lane (Flugelhorn); Christopher Lane (Trumpet); Leah Roseman (Violin); Colin Traquair (Trombone); David Thies-Thompson (Violin); Manon Lafrance (Flugelhorn); Jane Siberry (Keyboards); Robert Uchida (Violin); Sally Benson (Viola); Martine Dubé (Violin); Mark Friedman (Violin); Michelle Seto (Viola); Tob Kiesewalter (Recorder); David Hutchenreuther (Cello); John Geggie (Double Bass); Jim Roe (Oboe); Jill Kirwan (French Horn); Rosalind Sartori (Cello); Manon Lafrance (Trumpet); Lawrence Vine (French Horn); Jane Siberry (Voice)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1967
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Schop, Johann : Work(s) :: Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light
  • Performers: Robert Uchida (Violin); Jill Kirwan (French Horn); Manon Lafrance (Flugelhorn); Manon Lafrance (Trumpet); Mark Friedman (Violin); Martine Dubé (Violin); Sally Benson (Viola); Lawrence Vine (French Horn); Christopher Lane (Trumpet); Rosalind Sartori (Cello); John Geggie (Double Bass); Peter Kiesewaiter (Keyboards); Peter Kiesewaiter (Clarinet); Jane Siberry (Keyboards); Jane Siberry (Voice); David Hutchenreuther (Cello); Tob Kiesewalter (Recorder); Michelle Seto (Viola); David Thies-Thompson (Violin); Colin Traquair (Trombone); Jim Roe (Oboe); Leah Roseman (Violin); Christopher Lane (Flugelhorn)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Part 2. no 52. Air. If God Be For Us
  • Performers: Martine Dubé (Violin); Sally Benson (Viola); Christopher Lane (Flugelhorn); Leah Roseman (Violin); David Hutchenreuther (Cello); Rosalind Sartori (Cello); Christopher Lane (Trumpet); Tob Kiesewalter (Recorder); Michelle Seto (Viola); Mark Friedman (Violin); David Thies-Thompson (Violin); Colin Traquair (Trombone); Lawrence Vine (French Horn); Manon Lafrance (Flugelhorn); Manon Lafrance (Trumpet); Robert Uchida (Violin); Peter Kiesewaiter (Keyboards); Peter Kiesewaiter (Clarinet); John Geggie (Double Bass); Jane Siberry (Keyboards); Jane Siberry (Voice); Jill Kirwan (French Horn); Jim Roe (Oboe)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741
  • Studio/Live: Studio