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Christmas Time is Here / Alexander, Pacific Chorale

Album Summary

>Alexander, John : A Carol Fantasy, for choir
>Traditional, Christmas : Angels We Have Heard on High
>Traditional, Christmas : The First Nowell (English)
>Praetorious, Michael : Musae Sioniae
>Gauntlett, Henry John : Once in Royal David's City, carol
>Poston, Elisabeth : Jesus Christ the Apple Tree
>Biebl, Franz : Ave Maria
>Anonymous : The Lamb
>Traditional, Christmas : I Wonder As I Wander (American)
>Traditional, Christmas : Sing We Now of Christmas (Noel Nouvelet)
>Davis, Katherine K. : The Little Drummer Boy "Carol of the Drum"
>Wood, Dale : Work(s)
>Leontovych, Mykola : Carol of the Bells
>Traditional, Christmas : Wassail Song ("Here We Come a-Wassailing"), carol (a.k.a. "Here We Come a-Caroling")
>Pierpont, James : Jingle Bells
>Blane, Ralph : Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (for the film Meet Me in St. Louis)
>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
>Britten, Benjamin : A New Year Carol
>Guaraldi, Vince : Christmastime is Here
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>Alexander, John : A Carol Fantasy, for choir
  • Performers: David Stetson (Trombone); Keith Popejoy (French Horn); Mindy Ball (Harp); Amy Bowers (Trombone); Fred Greene (Tuba); James Taylor (French Horn); Russell Dicey (French Horn); Danielle Squyres (Percussion); Kenneth McGrath (Percussion); Jason Gamer (Trumpet); Tony Ellis (Trumpet); Lori Loftus (Keyboards); Robert Frear (Trumpet); Robert Slack (Timpani); Barry Perkins (Trumpet); George Thatcher (Trombone)
  • Conductor: John Alexander
  • Notes: Concordia University, Irvine, CA (12/20/2004/12/21/2004)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 3 sec.

>Traditional, Christmas : Angels We Have Heard on High
  • Performers: David Stetson (Trombone); Keith Popejoy (French Horn); Mindy Ball (Harp); Amy Bowers (Trombone); Fred Greene (Tuba); James Taylor (French Horn); Russell Dicey (French Horn); Danielle Squyres (Percussion); Kenneth McGrath (Percussion); Jason Gamer (Trumpet); Tony Ellis (Trumpet); Lori Loftus (Keyboards); Robert Frear (Trumpet); Robert Slack (Timpani); Barry Perkins (Trumpet); George Thatcher (Trombone)
  • Conductor: John Alexander
  • Notes: Concordia University, Irvine, CA (12/20/2004/12/21/2004)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1840

>Traditional, Christmas : The First Nowell (English)
  • Performers: David Stetson (Trombone); Keith Popejoy (French Horn); Mindy Ball (Harp); Amy Bowers (Trombone); Fred Greene (Tuba); James Taylor (French Horn); Russell Dicey (French Horn); Danielle Squyres (Percussion); Kenneth McGrath (Percussion); Jason Gamer (Trumpet); Tony Ellis (Trumpet); Lori Loftus (Keyboards); Robert Frear (Trumpet); Robert Slack (Timpani); Barry Perkins (Trumpet); George Thatcher (Trombone)
  • Conductor: John Alexander
  • Notes: Concordia University, Irvine, CA (12/20/2004/12/21/2004)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 9 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1823

>Praetorious, Michael : Musae Sioniae
  • Performers: David Stetson (Trombone); Keith Popejoy (French Horn); Mindy Ball (Harp); Amy Bowers (Trombone); Fred Greene (Tuba); James Taylor (French Horn); Russell Dicey (French Horn); Danielle Squyres (Percussion); Kenneth McGrath (Percussion); Jason Gamer (Trumpet); Tony Ellis (Trumpet); Lori Loftus (Keyboards); Robert Frear (Trumpet); Robert Slack (Timpani); Barry Perkins (Trumpet); George Thatcher (Trombone)
  • Conductor: John Alexander
  • Notes: Concordia University, Irvine, CA (12/20/2004/12/21/2004)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1600

>Gauntlett, Henry John : Once in Royal David's City, carol
  • Performers: David Stetson (Trombone); Keith Popejoy (French Horn); Mindy Ball (Harp); Amy Bowers (Trombone); Fred Greene (Tuba); James Taylor (French Horn); Russell Dicey (French Horn); Danielle Squyres (Percussion); Kenneth McGrath (Percussion); Jason Gamer (Trumpet); Tony Ellis (Trumpet); Lori Loftus (Keyboards); Robert Frear (Trumpet); Robert Slack (Timpani); Barry Perkins (Trumpet); George Thatcher (Trombone)
  • Conductor: John Alexander
  • Notes: Concordia University, Irvine, CA (12/20/2004/12/21/2004)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1850

>Poston, Elisabeth : Jesus Christ the Apple Tree
  • Performers: David Stetson (Trombone); Keith Popejoy (French Horn); Mindy Ball (Harp); Amy Bowers (Trombone); Fred Greene (Tuba); James Taylor (French Horn); Russell Dicey (French Horn); Danielle Squyres (Percussion); Kenneth McGrath (Percussion); Jason Gamer (Trumpet); Tony Ellis (Trumpet); Lori Loftus (Keyboards); Robert Frear (Trumpet); Robert Slack (Timpani); Barry Perkins (Trumpet); George Thatcher (Trombone)
  • Conductor: John Alexander
  • Notes: Concordia University, Irvine, CA (12/20/2004/12/21/2004)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1967

>Biebl, Franz : Ave Maria
  • Performers: David Stetson (Trombone); Keith Popejoy (French Horn); Mindy Ball (Harp); Amy Bowers (Trombone); Fred Greene (Tuba); James Taylor (French Horn); Russell Dicey (French Horn); Danielle Squyres (Percussion); Kenneth McGrath (Percussion); Jason Gamer (Trumpet); Tony Ellis (Trumpet); Lori Loftus (Keyboards); Robert Frear (Trumpet); Robert Slack (Timpani); Barry Perkins (Trumpet); George Thatcher (Trombone)
  • Conductor: John Alexander
  • Notes: Concordia University, Irvine, CA (12/20/2004/12/21/2004)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1964

>Anonymous : The Lamb
  • Performers: David Stetson (Trombone); Keith Popejoy (French Horn); Mindy Ball (Harp); Amy Bowers (Trombone); Fred Greene (Tuba); James Taylor (French Horn); Russell Dicey (French Horn); Danielle Squyres (Percussion); Kenneth McGrath (Percussion); Jason Gamer (Trumpet); Tony Ellis (Trumpet); Lori Loftus (Keyboards); Robert Frear (Trumpet); Robert Slack (Timpani); Barry Perkins (Trumpet); George Thatcher (Trombone)
  • Conductor: John Alexander
  • Notes: Concordia University, Irvine, CA (12/20/2004/12/21/2004)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 17 sec.

>Traditional, Christmas : I Wonder As I Wander (American)
  • Performers: David Stetson (Trombone); Keith Popejoy (French Horn); Mindy Ball (Harp); Amy Bowers (Trombone); Fred Greene (Tuba); James Taylor (French Horn); Russell Dicey (French Horn); Danielle Squyres (Percussion); Kenneth McGrath (Percussion); Jason Gamer (Trumpet); Tony Ellis (Trumpet); Lori Loftus (Keyboards); Robert Frear (Trumpet); Robert Slack (Timpani); Barry Perkins (Trumpet); George Thatcher (Trombone)
  • Conductor: John Alexander
  • Notes: Concordia University, Irvine, CA (12/20/2004/12/21/2004)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 16 sec.
  • Written: by 1933

>Traditional, Christmas : Sing We Now of Christmas (Noel Nouvelet)
  • Performers: David Stetson (Trombone); Keith Popejoy (French Horn); Mindy Ball (Harp); Amy Bowers (Trombone); Fred Greene (Tuba); James Taylor (French Horn); Russell Dicey (French Horn); Danielle Squyres (Percussion); Kenneth McGrath (Percussion); Jason Gamer (Trumpet); Tony Ellis (Trumpet); Lori Loftus (Keyboards); Robert Frear (Trumpet); Robert Slack (Timpani); Barry Perkins (Trumpet); George Thatcher (Trombone)
  • Conductor: John Alexander
  • Notes: Concordia University, Irvine, CA (12/20/2004/12/21/2004)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 48 sec.
  • Form: Christmas

>Davis, Katherine K. : The Little Drummer Boy "Carol of the Drum"
  • Performers: David Stetson (Trombone); Keith Popejoy (French Horn); Mindy Ball (Harp); Amy Bowers (Trombone); Fred Greene (Tuba); James Taylor (French Horn); Russell Dicey (French Horn); Danielle Squyres (Percussion); Kenneth McGrath (Percussion); Jason Gamer (Trumpet); Tony Ellis (Trumpet); Lori Loftus (Keyboards); Robert Frear (Trumpet); Robert Slack (Timpani); Barry Perkins (Trumpet); George Thatcher (Trombone)
  • Conductor: John Alexander
  • Notes: Concordia University, Irvine, CA (12/20/2004/12/21/2004)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1958

>Wood, Dale : Work(s) :: Three Little Carols- How Very Still It Is Tonight / A Christmas Wish / Love Came Down at
  • Performers: David Stetson (Trombone); Keith Popejoy (French Horn); Mindy Ball (Harp); Amy Bowers (Trombone); Fred Greene (Tuba); James Taylor (French Horn); Russell Dicey (French Horn); Danielle Squyres (Percussion); Kenneth McGrath (Percussion); Jason Gamer (Trumpet); Tony Ellis (Trumpet); Lori Loftus (Keyboards); Robert Frear (Trumpet); Robert Slack (Timpani); Barry Perkins (Trumpet); George Thatcher (Trombone)
  • Conductor: John Alexander
  • Notes: Concordia University, Irvine, CA (12/20/2004/12/21/2004)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas

>Leontovych, Mykola : Carol of the Bells
  • Performers: David Stetson (Trombone); Keith Popejoy (French Horn); Mindy Ball (Harp); Amy Bowers (Trombone); Fred Greene (Tuba); James Taylor (French Horn); Russell Dicey (French Horn); Danielle Squyres (Percussion); Kenneth McGrath (Percussion); Jason Gamer (Trumpet); Tony Ellis (Trumpet); Lori Loftus (Keyboards); Robert Frear (Trumpet); Robert Slack (Timpani); Barry Perkins (Trumpet); George Thatcher (Trombone)
  • Conductor: John Alexander
  • Notes: Concordia University, Irvine, CA (12/20/2004/12/21/2004)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1910

>Traditional, Christmas : Wassail Song ("Here We Come a-Wassailing"), carol (a.k.a. "Here We Come a-Caroling")
  • Performers: David Stetson (Trombone); Keith Popejoy (French Horn); Mindy Ball (Harp); Amy Bowers (Trombone); Fred Greene (Tuba); James Taylor (French Horn); Russell Dicey (French Horn); Danielle Squyres (Percussion); Kenneth McGrath (Percussion); Jason Gamer (Trumpet); Tony Ellis (Trumpet); Lori Loftus (Keyboards); Robert Frear (Trumpet); Robert Slack (Timpani); Barry Perkins (Trumpet); George Thatcher (Trombone)
  • Conductor: John Alexander
  • Notes: Concordia University, Irvine, CA (12/20/2004/12/21/2004)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1850

>Pierpont, James : Jingle Bells
  • Performers: David Stetson (Trombone); Keith Popejoy (French Horn); Mindy Ball (Harp); Amy Bowers (Trombone); Fred Greene (Tuba); James Taylor (French Horn); Russell Dicey (French Horn); Danielle Squyres (Percussion); Kenneth McGrath (Percussion); Jason Gamer (Trumpet); Tony Ellis (Trumpet); Lori Loftus (Keyboards); Robert Frear (Trumpet); Robert Slack (Timpani); Barry Perkins (Trumpet); George Thatcher (Trombone)
  • Conductor: John Alexander
  • Notes: Concordia University, Irvine, CA (12/20/2004/12/21/2004)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1850

>Blane, Ralph : Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (for the film Meet Me in St. Louis)
  • Performers: David Stetson (Trombone); Keith Popejoy (French Horn); Mindy Ball (Harp); Amy Bowers (Trombone); Fred Greene (Tuba); James Taylor (French Horn); Russell Dicey (French Horn); Danielle Squyres (Percussion); Kenneth McGrath (Percussion); Jason Gamer (Trumpet); Tony Ellis (Trumpet); Lori Loftus (Keyboards); Robert Frear (Trumpet); Robert Slack (Timpani); Barry Perkins (Trumpet); George Thatcher (Trombone)
  • Conductor: John Alexander
  • Notes: Concordia University, Irvine, CA (12/20/2004/12/21/2004)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1944

>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
  • Performers: David Stetson (Trombone); Keith Popejoy (French Horn); Mindy Ball (Harp); Amy Bowers (Trombone); Fred Greene (Tuba); James Taylor (French Horn); Russell Dicey (French Horn); Danielle Squyres (Percussion); Kenneth McGrath (Percussion); Jason Gamer (Trumpet); Tony Ellis (Trumpet); Lori Loftus (Keyboards); Robert Frear (Trumpet); Robert Slack (Timpani); Barry Perkins (Trumpet); George Thatcher (Trombone)
  • Conductor: John Alexander
  • Notes: Concordia University, Irvine, CA (12/20/2004/12/21/2004)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1818

>Britten, Benjamin : A New Year Carol :: A New Year Carol
  • Performers: David Stetson (Trombone); Keith Popejoy (French Horn); Mindy Ball (Harp); Amy Bowers (Trombone); Fred Greene (Tuba); James Taylor (French Horn); Russell Dicey (French Horn); Danielle Squyres (Percussion); Kenneth McGrath (Percussion); Jason Gamer (Trumpet); Tony Ellis (Trumpet); Lori Loftus (Keyboards); Robert Frear (Trumpet); Robert Slack (Timpani); Barry Perkins (Trumpet); George Thatcher (Trombone)
  • Conductor: John Alexander
  • Notes: Concordia University, Irvine, CA (12/20/2004/12/21/2004)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1935

>Guaraldi, Vince : Christmastime is Here
  • Performers: David Stetson (Trombone); Keith Popejoy (French Horn); Mindy Ball (Harp); Amy Bowers (Trombone); Fred Greene (Tuba); James Taylor (French Horn); Russell Dicey (French Horn); Danielle Squyres (Percussion); Kenneth McGrath (Percussion); Jason Gamer (Trumpet); Tony Ellis (Trumpet); Lori Loftus (Keyboards); Robert Frear (Trumpet); Robert Slack (Timpani); Barry Perkins (Trumpet); George Thatcher (Trombone)
  • Conductor: John Alexander
  • Notes: Concordia University, Irvine, CA (12/20/2004/12/21/2004)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas