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Gospel Christmas / Floyd, Oregon Symphony, Northwest Community Gospel Chorus


Release Date: 11/16/2018 
Label:  Pentatone   Catalog #: PTC5186720  
Composer:  DeMarcus WilliamsGeorge WinstonMilton BigghamTerry Davis,   ... 
Performer:  Chris TurnerJerry HarrisRodrick NightingaleAlonzo Chadwick,   ... 
Conductor:  Charles Floyd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oregon Symphony OrchestraNorthwest Community Gospel Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This live recording was produced in honor of the 20th anniversary of Gospel Christmas with the Northwest Community Gospel Chorus and the Oregon Symphony.

Once considered an unlikely marriage of musical genres, gospel music with symphony orchestra has now established itself as a tradition. While blues, hymns, and spirituals are typical sources of inspiration for gospel music, the song selections are inspired by many centuries of sacred music. These selections reflect the transformative nature of gospel music itself - from classical music to Latin flavors, R&B, canticles and carols from the first century, the art of the film score, and a bounty of musical traditions that do not compromise the reverence and soulful export at
Read more the core of the musical substance. The visceral communication is not dissimilar to that of opera, where voice and orchestra align, but today's gospel music with symphony orchestra has uniquely established itself as an art form all its own.
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Works on This Recording

1.
King of Kings by DeMarcus Williams
Performer:  Chris Turner (Piano), Jerry Harris (Bass Guitar), Rodrick Nightingale (Drums),
Alonzo Chadwick (Tenor)
Conductor:  Charles Floyd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oregon Symphony Orchestra,  Northwest Community Gospel Chorus
2.
Sacrifice of Praise by George Winston
Performer:  Chris Turner (Piano), Jerry Harris (Bass Guitar), Rodrick Nightingale (Drums),
Robin Henderson (Alto)
Conductor:  Charles Floyd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oregon Symphony Orchestra,  Northwest Community Gospel Chorus
3.
Jesus is Born by Milton Biggham
Performer:  Chris Turner (Piano), Jerry Harris (Bass Guitar), Rodrick Nightingale (Drums),
Quiana Crittenden (Alto)
Conductor:  Charles Floyd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oregon Symphony Orchestra,  Northwest Community Gospel Chorus
4.
And His Name Shall Be Called by Terry Davis
Performer:  Rodrick Nightingale (Drums), Jerry Harris (Bass Guitar), Chris Turner (Piano)
Conductor:  Charles Floyd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oregon Symphony Orchestra,  Northwest Community Gospel Chorus
5.
You Oughta Know by Buryl Red
Performer:  Chris Turner (Piano), Jerry Harris (Bass Guitar), Rodrick Nightingale (Drums),
Jelani Greenidge (Tenor)
Conductor:  Charles Floyd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oregon Symphony Orchestra,  Northwest Community Gospel Chorus
6.
Emmanuel by Norman Hutchins
Performer:  Chris Turner (Piano), Jerry Harris (Bass Guitar), Rodrick Nightingale (Drums),
Alonzo Chadwick (Tenor)
Conductor:  Charles Floyd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oregon Symphony Orchestra,  Northwest Community Gospel Chorus
7.
Jesus Savior, Come as a Child by Gary Hemenway
Performer:  Saeeda Wright (Soprano), Rodrick Nightingale (Drums), Jerry Harris (Bass Guitar),
Chris Turner (Piano), Chelsea Hostetler (Soprano), Tracey Harris (Alto),
Ashley Seamster (Voice)
Conductor:  Charles Floyd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oregon Symphony Orchestra,  Northwest Community Gospel Chorus
8.
Go Tell It - Wonderful Child by James Fortune
Performer:  Rodrick Nightingale (Drums), Jerry Harris (Bass Guitar), Chris Turner (Piano),
Wendy Jackson (Alto), Alonzo Chadwick ()
Conductor:  Charles Floyd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oregon Symphony Orchestra,  Northwest Community Gospel Chorus
9.
Zion Rejoice by Joseph Pace II
Performer:  Chris Turner (Piano), Jerry Harris (Bass Guitar), Rodrick Nightingale (Drums),
Marla Sampson (Soprano)
Conductor:  Charles Floyd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oregon Symphony Orchestra,  Northwest Community Gospel Chorus
10.
Messiah, HWV 56: Hallelujah! by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Rodrick Nightingale (Drums), Jerry Harris (Bass Guitar), Chris Turner (Piano),
Emmanuel Henreid (Tenor), Marilyn Keller (Alto)
Conductor:  Charles Floyd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oregon Symphony Orchestra,  Northwest Community Gospel Chorus
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
11.
Christmas Worship Medley by Charles Floyd
Performer:  Alonzo Chadwick (Tenor), Tracey Harris (Alto), Clairece Rosati-Hemenway (Soprano),
Chris Turner (Piano), Rodrick Nightingale (Drums), Jerry Harris (Bass Guitar),
MaryEtta Callier (Soprano), Jonathan Vaughn (Tenor)
Conductor:  Charles Floyd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oregon Symphony Orchestra,  Northwest Community Gospel Chorus
12.
Joy to the World by Lowell Mason
Performer:  Chris Turner (Piano), Jerry Harris (Bass Guitar), Rodrick Nightingale (Drums),
Saeeda Wright (Soprano)
Conductor:  Charles Floyd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oregon Symphony Orchestra,  Northwest Community Gospel Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; USA 

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