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Precious - Christmas Music With Yoshikazu Mera


Release Date: 10/01/1999 
Label:  Bis   Catalog #: 1049   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Hiro IidaTraditionalAlan MenkenHoagy Carmichael,   ... 
Performer:  Arif St. MichelRosa RussJiro YoshidaMarlon Sanders,   ... 
Conductor:  Jiro Yoshida
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 47 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. Introduction to O store Gut "How great thou art" by Hiro Iida
Performer:  Arif St. Michel (Voice), Rosa Russ (Voice), Jiro Yoshida (Electric Guitar),
Marlon Sanders (Voice)
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 09/1998 
Venue:  Kampo Studios, New York, New York 
Length: 1 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This work was composed in collaboration with Marlon Sanders. 
2. O store Gud "How great Thou art" by Traditional
Performer:  Marlon Sanders (Voice), Rosa Russ (Voice), Yoshikazu Mera (Countertenor),
Arif St. Michel (Voice), Jiro Yoshida (Electric Guitar)
Conductor:  Jiro Yoshida
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Written: by 1891; Sweden 
Date of Recording: 09/1998 
Venue:  Kampo Studios, New York, New York 
Length: 5 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arrangers: Hiro Iida; Marlon Sanders. 
3. Beauty and the Beast: Beauty and the Beast by Alan Menken
Performer:  Jiro Yoshida (Electric Guitar), Yoshikazu Mera (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Jiro Yoshida
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 09/1998 
Venue:  Kampo Studios, New York, New York 
Length: 3 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Jamshied Sharifi. 
4. Stardust by Hoagy Carmichael
Performer:  Gil Goldstein (Piano), Ben Wittman (Percussion), Yoshikazu Mera (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Jiro Yoshida
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; USA 
Date of Recording: 09/1998 
Venue:  Kampo Studios, New York, New York 
Length: 1 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Gil Goldstein. 
5. Carousel: If I loved you by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Ben Wittman (Percussion), Yoshikazu Mera (Countertenor), Gil Goldstein (Piano)
Conductor:  Jiro Yoshida
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; USA 
Date of Recording: 09/1998 
Venue:  Kampo Studios, New York, New York 
Length: 3 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Gil Goldstein. 
6. Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Performer:  Gil Goldstein (Accordion), Yoshikazu Mera (Countertenor), Jiro Yoshida (Electric Guitar),
Gil Goldstein (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/1998 
Venue:  Kampo Studios, New York, New York 
Length: 3 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Gil Goldstein. 
7. The Meaning of Wonder by Gil Goldstein
Performer:  Yoshikazu Mera (Countertenor), Gil Goldstein (Accordion)
Conductor:  Jiro Yoshida
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 09/1998 
Venue:  Kampo Studios, New York, New York 
Length: 4 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: English 
8. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: Someday my Prince will come by Frank Churchill
Performer:  Ben Wittman (Percussion), Yoshikazu Mera (Countertenor), Gil Goldstein (Piano),
Eijiro Nakagawa (Trombone)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937 
Date of Recording: 09/1998 
Venue:  Kampo Studios, New York, New York 
Length: 3 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Hiro Iida. 
9. Minuit, Chrétiens "O holy night" by Adolphe Adam
Performer:  Jamshied Sharifi (Piano), Yoshikazu Mera (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Jiro Yoshida
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 09/1998 
Venue:  Kampo Studios, New York, New York 
Length: 3 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Jamshied Sharifi. 
10. Music of the Spheres by Gil Goldstein
Performer:  Ben Wittman (Cymbals), Yoshikazu Mera (Countertenor), Eijiro Nakagawa (Trombone),
Gil Goldstein (Piano), Jiro Yoshida (Electric Guitar)
Conductor:  Jiro Yoshida
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 09/1998 
Venue:  Kampo Studios, New York, New York 
Length: 5 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Gil Goldstein. 
11. Holiday Inn: White Christmas by Irving Berlin
Performer:  Yoshikazu Mera (Countertenor), Jiro Yoshida (Electric Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USA 
Date of Recording: 09/1998 
Venue:  Kampo Studios, New York, New York 
Length: 5 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Hiro Iida. 
12. Pinocchio: When you wish upon a star by Leigh Harline
Performer:  Andy Ezrin (Piano), Yoshikazu Mera (Countertenor)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940 
Date of Recording: 09/1998 
Venue:  Kampo Studios, New York, New York 
Length: 4 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Andy Ezrin. 

Sound Samples

Introduction
O Lord My God! - How Great Thou Art (arr. Hiro lida and Marlon Sanders): O Lord My God! (How Great Thou Art) (arr. Hiro lida and Marlon Sanders)
Beauty and the Beast (arr. J. Sharifi): Beauty and the Beast (arr. Jamshied Sharifi)
Stardust (arr. Gil Goldstein)
Carousel: If I Loved You (arr. Gil Goldstein)
Silent Night (Stille Nacht) (arr. Gil Goldstein)
The Meaning of Wonder
Someday My Prince Will Come (arr. Hiro Iida): Some Day My Prince Will Come (arr. Hiro Iida)
O Holy Night (Cantique de Noel) (arr. for counter-tenor and orchestra)
Music of the Spheres
Holiday Inn (arr. H. Iida): White Christmas (arr. Hiro Iida)
Pinocchio: When You Wish upon a Star (arr. A. Erzin): When You Wish Upon a Star (arr. Andy Erzin)

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