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Glorious Splendor - Christmas With The Washington Chorus


Release Date: 11/02/2004 
Label:  Gothic Records   Catalog #: 49220   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  John GardnerHugo DistlerRichard DirksenRobert Shafer,   ... 
Performer:  Laura LewisPaul Skevington
Conductor:  Robert Shafer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Capital Brass and Percussion EnsembleWashington Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 15 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. Tomorrow shall be my dancing day, Op. 75 no 2 by John Gardner
Performer:  Laura Lewis (Soprano), Paul Skevington (Organ)
Conductor:  Robert Shafer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Capital Brass and Percussion Ensemble,  Washington Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1965; England 
2. Die Weihnachtsgeschichte, Op. 10 "Christmas Story": Es ist ein' Ros' entsprungen by Hugo Distler
Performer:  Paul Skevington (Organ), Laura Lewis (Soprano)
Conductor:  Robert Shafer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Capital Brass and Percussion Ensemble,  Washington Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1933; Germany 
3. Welcome, all wonders by Richard Dirksen
Performer:  Laura Lewis (Soprano), Paul Skevington (Organ)
Conductor:  Robert Shafer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Capital Brass and Percussion Ensemble,  Washington Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
4. Magnificat by Robert Shafer
Performer:  Laura Lewis (Soprano), Paul Skevington (Organ)
Conductor:  Robert Shafer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Capital Brass and Percussion Ensemble,  Washington Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
5. Torches, for chorus & organ, Op. 7a by John Joubert
Performer:  Laura Lewis (Soprano), Paul Skevington (Organ)
Conductor:  Robert Shafer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Capital Brass and Percussion Ensemble,  Washington Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
6. Of the Father's Love Begotten by Leo Nestor
Performer:  Laura Lewis (Soprano), Paul Skevington (Organ)
Conductor:  Robert Shafer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Capital Brass and Percussion Ensemble,  Washington Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
7. Der Tag, der ist so freudenreich, BWV 294 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Laura Lewis (Soprano), Paul Skevington (Organ)
Conductor:  Robert Shafer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Capital Brass and Percussion Ensemble,  Washington Chorus
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?Leipzig, Germany 
8. Ubi caritas by Imant Raminsh
Performer:  Paul Skevington (Organ), Laura Lewis (Soprano)
Conductor:  Robert Shafer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Capital Brass and Percussion Ensemble,  Washington Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1992; Canada 
9. A Boy was Born, Op. 3: Jesu, as Thou art our Saviour by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Paul Skevington (Organ), Laura Lewis (Soprano)
Conductor:  Robert Shafer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Capital Brass and Percussion Ensemble,  Washington Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1955/1961; England 
10. Prelude: Whence is that Goodly Fragrance by Harrison Oxley
Performer:  Paul Skevington (Organ), Laura Lewis (Soprano)
Conductor:  Robert Shafer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Capital Brass and Percussion Ensemble,  Washington Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
11. What Sweeter Music by John Rutter
Performer:  Laura Lewis (Soprano), Paul Skevington (Organ)
Conductor:  Robert Shafer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Capital Brass and Percussion Ensemble,  Washington Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1987; England 
12. Magnificat by David Ashley White
Performer:  Laura Lewis (Soprano), Paul Skevington (Organ)
Conductor:  Robert Shafer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Capital Brass and Percussion Ensemble,  Washington Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
13. Ave Maria by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Laura Lewis (Soprano), Paul Skevington (Organ)
Conductor:  Robert Shafer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Capital Brass and Percussion Ensemble,  Washington Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
Notes: This work is based on J.S. Bach's Prelude no 1 in C from 'The Well-Tempered Clavier.' 
14. Pastorale Dance on "On Christmas Night" by Robin Milford
Performer:  Laura Lewis (Soprano), Paul Skevington (Organ)
Conductor:  Robert Shafer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Capital Brass and Percussion Ensemble,  Washington Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
15. Joy to the World by Lowell Mason
Performer:  Paul Skevington (Organ), Laura Lewis (Soprano)
Conductor:  Robert Shafer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Capital Brass and Percussion Ensemble,  Washington Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; USA 
Notes: Arranger: Joseph Wilcox Jenkins. 

Sound Samples

Tomorrow shall be my dancing day
Es ist ein Ros entsprungen (Lo! How a Rose, E'er Blooming) (Sung in English)
Welcome All Wonders
Magnificat
Torches, Op. 7a
Of the Father's Love Begotten
Der Tag, der ist so freudenreich, BWV 605
Ubi caritas: Ubi Caritas
A Boy was Born, Op. 3: Variation 3: Jesu, As Thou Art Our Saviour
Whence is that goodly fragrance?
What Sweeter Music: What sweeter music
Magnificat
Ave Maria (version for voice and organ)
3 Christmas Pieces, Op. 19: Pastoral Dance on On Christmas Night
Joy to the World

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