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Caliban Does Christmas

Audio Samples

>Anderson, Leroy : Sleigh Ride
>Coots, John Frederick : Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town
>Traditional, Christmas : I Saw Three Ships, carol
>Jackson, Fraser [Bassoon] : A Nutcracker Digest, for bassoon quartet (after Tchaikovsky)
>Lehrer, Tom : A Christmas carol
>Jackson, Fraser [Bassoon] : Siberian Sleighride, for bassoon quartet
>Loesser, Frank Henry : What are you doing New Year's Eve?
>Horsdal, Valdemar "Valdy" : Secret Santa, song
>Traditional, Christmas : The Twelve Days of Christmas
>Silver, Fred : The 12 Days After Christmas, for chorus
>Javits, Joan : Santa Baby
>Heusen, James Van : The Secret of Christmas, song
>Gauthier, Claude : Marie-Noel, song
>Gordon, Irving : Too Fat for the Chimney, song
>Claman, Dolores : Hockey Night in Canada, television series theme
>Arrogant Worms, The : The Same Christmas Cake, song
>Anonymous : Megruli Alilo (Megrelian Ritual Song)
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Lieutenant Kijé Suite, Op. 60
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Album Summary

>Anderson, Leroy : Sleigh Ride
>Coots, John Frederick : Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town
>Traditional, Christmas : I Saw Three Ships, carol
>Jackson, Fraser [Bassoon] : A Nutcracker Digest, for bassoon quartet (after Tchaikovsky)
>Lehrer, Tom : A Christmas carol
>Jackson, Fraser [Bassoon] : Siberian Sleighride, for bassoon quartet
>Loesser, Frank Henry : What are you doing New Year's Eve?
>Horsdal, Valdemar "Valdy" : Secret Santa, song
>Traditional, Christmas : The Twelve Days of Christmas
>Silver, Fred : The 12 Days After Christmas, for chorus
>Javits, Joan : Santa Baby
>Heusen, James Van : The Secret of Christmas, song
>Gauthier, Claude : Marie-Noel, song
>Gordon, Irving : Too Fat for the Chimney, song
>Claman, Dolores : Hockey Night in Canada, television series theme
>Arrogant Worms, The : The Same Christmas Cake, song
>Anonymous : Megruli Alilo (Megrelian Ritual Song)
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Lieutenant Kijé Suite, Op. 60
Performers Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

The Caliban Quartet of Bassoonists has been praised by critics around the world for its brilliant playing, inventive programming and sunny good humor. Who better to lead you through a varied collection of sparking Christmas music? Their new CD includes everything from comedy to swing, to gorgeous ballads and choral music. For this disc, the Quartet is joined by five different singers (including Canadian fold legend Valdy), two drummers and even a partridge in a pear tree.

Notes & Reviews:

Personnel: Alan Gasser, Marilyn Monroe, Mary Lou Fallis, Heather Bambrick (vocals); Brian Barlow (whistling, drums, cowbells, tambourine, triangle, percussion, bells, sleigh bell); Michael Francis (guitar, electric guitar, dulcimer); Kathleen McLean, Nadina Mackie Jackson (bassoon); Guido Basso (trumpet, flugelhorn); Guy Few (trumpet, background vocals); Alain Trudel (trombone); Mark Duggan (vibraphone, glockenspiel, xylophone, tambourine, temple blocks, triangle, wood block, bells, sleigh bell); Scott Alexander (acoustic bass, electric bass).

Recording information: Inception Sound Studios, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.



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Works Details

>Anderson, Leroy : Sleigh Ride
  • Performers: Fraser Jackson (Bassoon); Caliban Quartet (Percussion); Mark Duggan (Temple Blocks); Fraser Jackson (Contrabassoon); Nadina Jackson (Bassoon); Michael Francis (Guitar); Brian Barlow (Drums); Mathieu Lussier (Bassoon); Kathlene McLean (Bassoon); Mark Duggan (Xylophone); Mark Duggan (Bells)
  • Ensemble: Caliban Quartet
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1948
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Coots, John Frederick : Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town
  • Performers: Fraser Jackson (Contrabassoon); Mark Duggan (Vibraphone); Bonnie Brett (Voice); Mike Francis (Guitar); Mathieu Lussier (Bassoon); Kathlene McLean (Bassoon); Caliban Quartet (Drums); Guido Basso (Trumpet); Nadina Jackson (Bassoon); Fraser Jackson (Bassoon); Brian Barlow (Drums)
  • Ensemble: Caliban Quartet
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1934
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional, Christmas : I Saw Three Ships, carol
  • Performers: Scott Alexander (Double Bass); Caliban Quartet (Drums); Nadina Jackson (Bassoon); Fraser Jackson (Bassoon); Fraser Jackson (Contrabassoon); Valdy (Voice); Brian Barlow (Drums); Michael Francis (Guitar); Mark Duggan (Glockenspiel); Kathlene McLean (Bassoon); Mathieu Lussier (Bassoon)
  • Ensemble: Caliban Quartet
  • Running Time: 3 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: circa 1666
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Jackson, Fraser [Bassoon] : A Nutcracker Digest, for bassoon quartet (after Tchaikovsky)
  • Performers: Mark Duggan (Triangle); Brian Barlow (Tambourine); Brian Barlow (Drums); Nadina Jackson (Bassoon); Fraser Jackson (Contrabassoon); Caliban Quartet (Tambourine); Mark Duggan (Bells); Kathlene McLean (Bassoon); Mathieu Lussier (Bassoon); Fraser Jackson (Bassoon)
  • Ensemble: Caliban Quartet
  • Running Time: 4 min. 57 sec.
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Lehrer, Tom : A Christmas carol
  • Performers: Caliban Quartet (Percussion); Kathlene McLean (Bassoon); Fraser Jackson (Bassoon); Fraser Jackson (Contrabassoon); Nadina Jackson (Bassoon); Brian Barlow (Drums); Mathieu Lussier (Bassoon)
  • Ensemble: Caliban Quartet
  • Running Time: 2 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Jackson, Fraser [Bassoon] : Siberian Sleighride, for bassoon quartet
  • Performers: Michael Francis (Guitar); Nadina Jackson (Bassoon); Brian Barlow (Percussion); Kathlene McLean (Bassoon); Caliban Quartet (Percussion); Fraser Jackson (Bassoon); Fraser Jackson (Contrabassoon); Mathieu Lussier (Bassoon)
  • Ensemble: Caliban Quartet
  • Running Time: 2 min. 49 sec.
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Loesser, Frank Henry : What are you doing New Year's Eve?
  • Performers: Brian Barlow (Drums); Heather Bambrick (Voice); Fraser Jackson (Bassoon); Nadina Jackson (Bassoon); Fraser Jackson (Contrabassoon); Michael Francis (Guitar); Mathieu Lussier (Bassoon); Kathlene McLean (Bassoon); Caliban Quartet (Voice); Scott Alexander (Double Bass); Guido Basso (Flugelhorn)
  • Ensemble: Caliban Quartet
  • Running Time: 4 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Horsdal, Valdemar "Valdy" : Secret Santa, song
  • Performers: Fraser Jackson (Bassoon); Caliban Quartet (Trombone); Mathieu Lussier (Bassoon); Kathlene McLean (Bassoon); Valdy (Voice); Alain Trudel (Trombone); Nadina Jackson (Bassoon); Fraser Jackson (Contrabassoon); Brian Barlow (Drums)
  • Ensemble: Caliban Quartet
  • Running Time: 2 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional, Christmas : The Twelve Days of Christmas
  • Performers: Fraser Jackson (Bassoon); Kathlene McLean (Bassoon); Mathieu Lussier (Bassoon); Nadina Jackson (Bassoon); Brian Barlow (Drums); Fraser Jackson (Contrabassoon); Caliban Quartet (Percussion); Brian Barlow (Drum Set); Brian Barlow (Bells); Brian Barlow (Triangle)
  • Ensemble: Caliban Quartet
  • Notes: Composition written: By 1864.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1864
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Silver, Fred : The 12 Days After Christmas, for chorus
  • Performers: Caliban Quartet (Voice); Fraser Jackson (Contrabassoon); Fraser Jackson (Bassoon); Mary Fallis (Voice); Nadina Jackson (Bassoon); Mathieu Lussier (Bassoon); Kathlene McLean (Bassoon)
  • Ensemble: Caliban Quartet
  • Running Time: 3 min. 19 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Javits, Joan : Santa Baby
  • Performers: Michael Francis (Guitar); Brian Barlow (Drums); Heather Bambrick (Voice); Nadina Jackson (Bassoon); Guido Basso (Flugelhorn); Marilyn Monroe (Voice); Kathlene McLean (Bassoon); Mathieu Lussier (Bassoon); Fraser Jackson (Bassoon); Fraser Jackson (Contrabassoon); Caliban Quartet (Voice); Scott Alexander (Double Bass)
  • Ensemble: Caliban Quartet
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Phil Springer.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1953
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Heusen, James Van : The Secret of Christmas, song
  • Performers: Kathlene McLean (Bassoon); Caliban Quartet (Bassoon); Mathieu Lussier (Bassoon); Fraser Jackson (Contrabassoon); Fraser Jackson (Bassoon); Nadina Jackson (Bassoon); Valdy (Voice)
  • Ensemble: Caliban Quartet
  • Running Time: 4 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1959
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Gauthier, Claude : Marie-Noël, song
  • Performers: Fraser Jackson (Bassoon); Fraser Jackson (Contrabassoon); Nadina Jackson (Bassoon); Alain Trudel (Trombone); Kathlene McLean (Bassoon); Mathieu Lussier (Bassoon); Guy Few (Trumpet); Caliban Quartet (Trombone)
  • Ensemble: Caliban Quartet
  • Running Time: 3 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Gordon, Irving : Too Fat for the Chimney, song
  • Performers: Mary Fallis (Voice); Brian Barlow (Drums); Nadina Jackson (Bassoon); Fraser Jackson (Contrabassoon); Mark Duggan (Percussion); Alain Trudel (Trombone); Mark Duggan (Wood Block); Fraser Jackson (Bassoon); Mathieu Lussier (Bassoon); Kathlene McLean (Bassoon); Guy Few; Mark Duggan (Glockenspiel); Caliban Quartet (Drums)
  • Ensemble: Caliban Quartet
  • Running Time: 2 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Claman, Dolores : Hockey Night in Canada, television series theme
  • Performers: Mathieu Lussier (Bassoon); Kathlene McLean (Bassoon); Caliban Quartet (Bassoon); Fraser Jackson (Contrabassoon); Nadina Jackson (Bassoon); Fraser Jackson (Bassoon)
  • Ensemble: Caliban Quartet
  • Running Time: 1 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1968
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Arrogant Worms, The : The Same Christmas Cake, song
  • Performers: Kathlene McLean (Bassoon); Mary Fallis (Voice); Nadina Jackson (Bassoon); Fraser Jackson (Bassoon); Fraser Jackson (Contrabassoon); Caliban Quartet (Voice); Mathieu Lussier (Bassoon)
  • Ensemble: Caliban Quartet
  • Running Time: 3 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1997
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Anonymous : Megruli Alilo (Megrelian Ritual Song)
  • Performers: Mathieu Lussier (Bassoon); Nadina Jackson (Bassoon); Alan Gasser (Voice); Fraser Jackson (Contrabassoon); Fraser Jackson (Bassoon); Caliban Quartet (Voice); Kathlene McLean (Bassoon)
  • Ensemble: Caliban Quartet
  • Running Time: 2 min. 46 sec.
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Prokofiev, Sergei : Lieutenant Kijé Suite, Op. 60 :: Troika
  • Performers: Brian Barlow (Triangle); Nadina Jackson (Bassoon); Brian Barlow (Drums); Mark Duggan (Xylophone); Kathlene McLean (Bassoon); Mathieu Lussier (Bassoon); Caliban Quartet (Percussion); Fraser Jackson (Bassoon); Fraser Jackson (Contrabassoon); Michael Francis (Dulcimer); Mark Duggan (Tambourine)
  • Ensemble: Caliban Quartet
  • Running Time: 2 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1933-1934
  • Studio/Live: Studio