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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

1.
Puer natus in Bethlehem by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus
Period: Medieval 
Notes: Arranger: Erick Lichte. 
2.
Omnis mundus jucundetur by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 14th Century; Sweden 
3.
All This Night Shrill Chanticleer by Halsey Stevens
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus
4.
What Sweeter Music by Halsey Stevens
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus
5.
As I Out Rode This Enderes Night by Halsey Stevens
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus
6.
A Virgin Most Pure by Halsey Stevens
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus
7.
Hail Mary by William Dawson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus
8.
Go tell it on the mountain by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus
Period: Romantic 
Written: USA 
9.
Hodie Christus natus est by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus
Period: Medieval 
10.
Masters in this hall by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus
Written: France 
11.
God rest ye merry, gentlemen by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus
Written: England 
12.
Alilo by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus
Written: Georgian Republic 
13.
Ríu, ríu, chíu "El lobo rabioso" by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus
Period: Medieval 
Written: Spain 
14.
Los Reyes Magos by Ariel Ramirez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus
Period: 20th Century 
15.
Betelehemu by Babatunde Olatunji
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus
16.
Deck the Halls by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus
Written: Wales, UK 

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