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Comfort And Joy Vol 2 / Cantus

Release Date: 08/19/2005 
Label:  Cantus Recordings   Catalog #: 5637240530   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  AnonymousTraditionalHalsey StevensWilliam Dawson,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 44 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"If you love the sound of an adult male choir (no countertenors), you must get to know these singers. I’ve reviewed all three of their previous releases, and every one of them moved me to the core... You’ll be hard pressed to find lovelier or more novel holiday music anywhere." -- Lindsay Koob, American Record Guide

Cantus, America's newest full-time male vocal ensemble, proudly presents part two of their groundbreaking Christmas offering - Comfort and Joy. Conceived as a whole, Comfort and Joy tells the Christmas story from two different perspectives and two separate attitudes; the music of volume one embodies the feeling of Christmas comfort, while volume two's repertoire focuses on Yuletide joy. Comfort and Joy:
Read more Volume 1 was released in October, 2004.

To tell the Christmas story in song, Comfort and Joy: Volume 2 highlights Cantus' diverse repertoire and focuses on music from around the world. Standout tracks include Babatunde Olatunji's "Betelehemu," Ariel Ramirez' "Los Reyes Magos" and Erick Lichte's 5/4 tour de force jazz arrangement of "Deck the Halls."

Digitally recorded, edited and mastered in 24-bit sound by Stereophile Magazine Editor-in-Chief John Atkinson, Comfort and Joy: Volume Two is a state-of-the-art audiophile recording. It is gorgeously packaged in a regal blue tri-fold case with metallic O-sleeve that represents Cantus' continued commitment to producing records that wed the finest choral music with beautiful artwork and packaging.
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Works on This Recording

Puer natus in Bethlehem by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus
Period: Medieval 
Notes: Arranger: Erick Lichte. 
Omnis mundus jucundetur by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 14th Century; Sweden 
All This Night Shrill Chanticleer by Halsey Stevens
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus
What Sweeter Music by Halsey Stevens
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus
As I Out Rode This Enderes Night by Halsey Stevens
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus
A Virgin Most Pure by Halsey Stevens
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus
Hail Mary by William Dawson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus
Go tell it on the mountain by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus
Period: Romantic 
Written: USA 
Hodie Christus natus est by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus
Period: Medieval 
Masters in this hall by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus
Written: France 
God rest ye merry, gentlemen by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus
Written: England 
Alilo by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus
Written: Georgian Republic 
Ríu, ríu, chíu "El lobo rabioso" by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus
Period: Medieval 
Written: Spain 
Los Reyes Magos by Ariel Ramirez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus
Period: 20th Century 
Betelehemu by Babatunde Olatunji
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus
Deck the Halls by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus
Written: Wales, UK 

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