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Harvest Home / The Dale Warland Singers


Release Date: 10/11/2005 
Label:  Gothic Records   Catalog #: 49243   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Robert LowryJoseph BrackettStephen FosterStephen Paulus,   ... 
Performer:  Linda ChattertonJeffrey VanBrian SteeleMarie Spar Dymit,   ... 
Conductor:  Dale Warland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dale Warland Singers
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 56 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews


If you remember a time when truth, in all areas of life, was a virtue, when personal responsibility was the rule, when everyone, young and old, knew the old hymns and songs of faith and communal fellowship, then you will appreciate the sentiments expressed by many of the pieces on this fine disc, one of the last CDs from the Dale Warland Singers before the group's "retirement" in May, 2004. Although the program certainly is appropriate as a tribute to the revered place of home and family in the traditional North American celebration of Thanksgiving, it also stands as a well-chosen compilation of some of the more beloved old American hymns--especially Shaker tunes--and spirituals, spiced
Read more with a few folk songs such as Emma Lou Diemer's spiffy arrangement of She'll be comin' round the mountain and Carol Barnett's equally lively version of Cindy.

The arrangements, by some of the finest in the business, are excellent, and that is one reason choral fans will enjoy this disc. The other reason is the typically outstanding ensemble singing--highlighted by lovely legatos and unisons (listen to the opening bars of Kevin Siegfried's Peace)--and by consistently sensitive sectional and group balances. From the opening Beautiful River, by Rev. Robert Lowry, to William Hawley's touching setting of the Shaker hymn Not one sparrow is forgotten, to Siegfried's Lay me low (another Shaker tune), this is as satisfying and uplifting a choral program as you're likely to hear in this repertoire. Stephen Paulus is well represented (his The Old Church is especially affecting), as are Carol Barnett and Warland himself, whose setting of Simple Gifts is the embodiment of simplicity and beauty. The sound perfectly complements this superb choir. Warmly recommended. [11/8/2005]

– David Vernier, ClassicsToday.com

Also available - Christmas With The Dale Warland Singers
"Dale Warland's group stands on more than 30 years of first-rate performances and acclaimed recordings, and this is a fine representative of its sound and singing style, and of its well-loved Christmas repertoire. This is a solidly performed, well-recorded program of the old and new that will fit nicely into any Christmas music collector's library.” – David Vernier, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1. Shall we gather at the river? by Robert Lowry
Conductor:  Dale Warland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dale Warland Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1864; Brooklyn, New York, 
Venue:  Aquinas Chapel, St. Thomas U., St. Paul 
Length: 3 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: William Hawley.
Aquinas Chapel, St. Thomas U., St. Paul (11/2003 - 05/2004) 
2. Simple gifts by Joseph Brackett
Performer:  Linda Chatterton (Flute), Jeffrey Van (Guitar)
Conductor:  Dale Warland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dale Warland Singers
Written: USA 
Venue:  Aquinas Chapel, St. Thomas U., St. Paul 
Length: 2 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Dale Warland.
Aquinas Chapel, St. Thomas U., St. Paul (11/2003 - 05/2004) 
3. Gentle Annie by Stephen Foster
Performer:  Jeffrey Van (Guitar)
Conductor:  Dale Warland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dale Warland Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; USA 
Venue:  Aquinas Chapel, St. Thomas U., St. Paul 
Length: 3 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Edwin Fissinger.
Aquinas Chapel, St. Thomas U., St. Paul (11/2003 - 05/2004) 
4. The Old Church by Stephen Paulus
Conductor:  Dale Warland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dale Warland Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Venue:  Aquinas Chapel, St. Thomas U., St. Paul 
Length: 3 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Aquinas Chapel, St. Thomas U., St. Paul (11/2003 - 05/2004) 
5. She'll be comin' round the mountain by Traditional
Conductor:  Dale Warland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dale Warland Singers
Written: USA 
Venue:  Aquinas Chapel, St. Thomas U., St. Paul 
Length: 3 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Emma Lou Diemer.
Aquinas Chapel, St. Thomas U., St. Paul (11/2003 - 05/2004) 
6. Peace by Anonymous
Conductor:  Dale Warland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dale Warland Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; USA 
Venue:  Aquinas Chapel, St. Thomas U., St. Paul 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Kevin Siegfried.
Aquinas Chapel, St. Thomas U., St. Paul (11/2003 - 05/2004) 
7. A la claire fontaine by Traditional
Performer:  Linda Chatterton (Flute), Jeffrey Van (Guitar)
Conductor:  Dale Warland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dale Warland Singers
Written: France 
Venue:  Aquinas Chapel, St. Thomas U., St. Paul 
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: Arranger: Norman Luboff.
Aquinas Chapel, St. Thomas U., St. Paul (11/2003 - 05/2004) 
8. Deep river by Traditional
Performer:  Brian Steele (Baritone)
Conductor:  Dale Warland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dale Warland Singers
Written: USA 
Venue:  Aquinas Chapel, St. Thomas U., St. Paul 
Length: 3 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Norman Luboff.
Aquinas Chapel, St. Thomas U., St. Paul (11/2003 - 05/2004) 
9. Not One Sparrow is Forgotten by Traditional
Conductor:  Dale Warland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dale Warland Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Venue:  Aquinas Chapel, St. Thomas U., St. Paul 
Length: 2 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: William Hawley.
Aquinas Chapel, St. Thomas U., St. Paul (11/2003 - 05/2004) 
10. Cindy by Traditional
Performer:  Jeffrey Van (Guitar)
Conductor:  Dale Warland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dale Warland Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Venue:  Aquinas Chapel, St. Thomas U., St. Paul 
Length: 2 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Carol Barnett.
Aquinas Chapel, St. Thomas U., St. Paul (11/2003 - 05/2004) 
11. We shall walk through the valley in peace by Traditional
Conductor:  Dale Warland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dale Warland Singers
Venue:  Aquinas Chapel, St. Thomas U., St. Paul 
Length: 2 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: William Appling.
Aquinas Chapel, St. Thomas U., St. Paul (11/2003 - 05/2004) 
12. The water is wide by Traditional
Performer:  Linda Chatterton (Flute), Jeffrey Van (Guitar)
Conductor:  Dale Warland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dale Warland Singers
Venue:  Aquinas Chapel, St. Thomas U., St. Paul 
Length: 3 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Jeffrey Van.
Aquinas Chapel, St. Thomas U., St. Paul (11/2003 - 05/2004) 
13. Lay me low by Addah Z. Potter
Conductor:  Dale Warland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dale Warland Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; USA 
Venue:  Aquinas Chapel, St. Thomas U., St. Paul 
Length: 4 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Kevin Siegfried.
Aquinas Chapel, St. Thomas U., St. Paul (11/2003 - 05/2004) 
14. The Road Home by Traditional
Performer:  Marie Spar Dymit (Soprano)
Conductor:  Dale Warland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dale Warland Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Venue:  Aquinas Chapel, St. Thomas U., St. Paul 
Length: 3 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Stephen Paulus.
Aquinas Chapel, St. Thomas U., St. Paul (11/2003 - 05/2004) 
15. We Gather Together by Traditional
Conductor:  Dale Warland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dale Warland Singers
Written: USA 
Venue:  Aquinas Chapel, St. Thomas U., St. Paul 
Length: 3 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arr. Stephen Paulus 
16. An American Thanksgiving: McKay by Carol Barnett
Conductor:  Dale Warland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dale Warland Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2003; Minneapolis, Minneso 
Venue:  Aquinas Chapel, St. Thomas U., St. Paul 
Length: 3 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Aquinas Chapel, St. Thomas U., St. Paul (11/2003 - 05/2004) 
17. By and By (I'm gonna lay down this heavy load) by Traditional
Performer:  Lynette Johnson (Mezzo Soprano), Joel C. Fischer (Tenor)
Conductor:  Dale Warland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dale Warland Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Venue:  Aquinas Chapel, St. Thomas U., St. Paul 
Length: 3 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Carol Barnett.
Aquinas Chapel, St. Thomas U., St. Paul (11/2003 - 05/2004) 

Featured Sound Samples

Shall We Gather at the River?
We Gather Together

Sound Samples

Beautiful River (Shall We Gather at the River) (arr. W. Hawley)
Simple Gifts (arr. D. Warland)
She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain (arr. E. L. Diemer)
Shaker Songs: I. Peace
McKay
A la claire fontaine (arr. N. Luboff)
Deep River (arr. N. Luboff)
We Gather Together (arr. S. Paulus)
Not One Sparrow is Forgotten (arr. W. Hawley)
Cindy (arr. C. Barnett)
Gentle Annie (arr. E. Fissingers)
We Shall Walk Through the Valley in Peace (arr. W. Appling)
The Water is Wide (arr. J. Van): The Waters is Wide (arr. J. Van)
By and By (arr. C. Barnett)
The Old Church
Shaker Songs: IV. Lay Me Low
The Road Home (arr. S. Paulus)

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