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Christmas With Chanticleer And Dawn Upshaw


Release Date: 10/16/2001 
Label:  Teldec   Catalog #: 85555   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ralph Vaughan WilliamsHugo DistlerJaakko MäntyjärviHealey Willan,   ... 
Performer:  Dawn UpshawKevin BaumDavid Alan MarshallMatthew Oltman,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chanticleer
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 10 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Celebrate the season with Chanticleer's newest Christmas collection! Special guest Dawn Upshaw joins Chanticleer for a lovely offering of holiday gems. Well-known favorites such as "Silent Night" and unusuual arrangements of the lovely "Noël nouvele" and "Huron Carol" will fill your home with peace during the Christmas season and year-round.

"Chanticleer fans will be thrilled with this "long-awaited sequel" to its earlier (1995) release Sing We Christmas. In fact, lovers of Christmas music in general will find lots to enjoy here, especially with the bonus of soprano Dawn Upshaw performing on several tracks...I
Read more can't emphasize enough the beauty and sumptuous blend the choir achieves on almost every piece--and the seasoned performance style that brings each selection to its fullest expression." - ClassicsToday
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Works on This Recording

1.
Traditional English Carols (8): no 6, The truth sent from above by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chanticleer
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919; England 
Date of Recording: 2001 
Venue:  Skywalker Ranch, Nicasio, California 
Length: 4 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: English 
2.
Die Weihnachtsgeschichte, Op. 10 "Christmas Story": Es ist ein' Ros' entsprungen by Hugo Distler
Performer:  Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chanticleer
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1933; Germany 
Date of Recording: 2001 
Venue:  Skywalker Ranch, Nicasio, California 
Length: 10 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Language: German 
3.
Die Stimme des Kindes by Jaakko Mäntyjärvi
Performer:  Kevin Baum (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chanticleer
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 2001 
Venue:  Skywalker Ranch, Nicasio, California 
Length: 5 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: German 
4.
The Three Kings by Healey Willan
Performer:  Kevin Baum (Tenor), David Alan Marshall (Baritone), Matthew Oltman (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chanticleer
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Canada 
Date of Recording: 2001 
Venue:  Skywalker Ranch, Nicasio, California 
Length: 3 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Joseph Running 
5.
Lully, lulla, thow littel tyne child "Coventry Carol" by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chanticleer
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
Date of Recording: 2001 
Venue:  Skywalker Ranch, Nicasio, California 
Length: 3 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Jonathan Rathbone 
6.
Noël nouvelet by Traditional
Performer:  Matthew Oltman (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chanticleer
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 2001 
Venue:  Skywalker Ranch, Nicasio, California 
Length: 2 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: Arranged: Ian Humphries, Joseph Jennings and Matthew Oltman 
7.
Away in a manger by William James Kirkpatrick
Performer:  Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chanticleer
Date of Recording: 2001 
Venue:  Skywalker Ranch, Nicasio, California 
Length: 3 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection is a medley which also includes "A Lullaby" by Thomas Bold. 
8.
The first nowell by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chanticleer
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 2001 
Venue:  Skywalker Ranch, Nicasio, California 
Length: 3 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: David Willcocks 
9.
The Huron carol by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chanticleer
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Canada 
Date of Recording: 2001 
Venue:  Skywalker Ranch, Nicasio, California 
Length: 4 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Joseph Jennings 
10.
Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Performer:  Michael Lichtenauer (Tenor), Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chanticleer
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Austria 
Date of Recording: 2001 
Venue:  Skywalker Ranch, Nicasio, California 
Length: 4 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: Arranged: Michael McGlynn 
11.
Maria durch ein' Dornwald ging by Traditional
Performer:  Kevin Baum (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chanticleer
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 2001 
Venue:  Skywalker Ranch, Nicasio, California 
Length: 12 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection is a part of a medley, which also includes "What Child is
This," "Mary and the Baby, Sweet Lamb," and "Jerusalem in the Morning."
Arranged: Joseph Jennings 
12.
What child is this? by Traditional
Performer:  Michael Lichtenauer (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chanticleer
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
Date of Recording: 2001 
Venue:  Skywalker Ranch, Nicasio, California 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection is a part of a medley, which also includes "Maria Wanders through the Thorn," "Mary and the Baby, Sweet Lamb" and "Jerusalem in the Morning."
Arranged: Joseph Jennings 
13.
Jerusalem in the Morning by Traditional
Performer:  Joseph Jennings (Rattle), Matthew Alber (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chanticleer
Written: Israel 
Date of Recording: 2001 
Venue:  Skywalker Ranch, Nicasio, California 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection is a part of a medley, which also includes "What Child is
This," "Mary and the Baby, Sweet Lamb" and "Maria Wanders Through the Thorn."
Arranged: Joseph Jennings 
14.
Suo Gan by Traditional
Performer:  Matthew Oltman (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chanticleer
Written: Wales, UK 
Date of Recording: 2001 
Venue:  Skywalker Ranch, Nicasio, California 
Length: 2 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: Welsh 
Notes: Arranged: Lance Wiliford 
15.
Spanish Carol by Traditional
Performer:  Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chanticleer
Written: Spain 
Date of Recording: 2001 
Venue:  Skywalker Ranch, Nicasio, California 
Length: 1 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: Spanish 
Notes: Arranged: Andrew Carter 
16.
Mary had a baby by Traditional
Performer:  Jay White (Alto)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chanticleer
Date of Recording: 2001 
Venue:  Skywalker Ranch, Nicasio, California 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection is a part of a medley, which also includes "What Child is
This," "Maria Wanders Through the Thorn" and "Jerusalem in the Morning."
Arranged: Joseph Jennings 
17.
Beautiful Star of Bethlehem by Adger M. Pace
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chanticleer
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 2001 
Venue:  Skywalker Ranch, Nicasio, California 
Length: 3 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection was written in collaboration with R. Fischer Boyce. 
18.
Today the Virgin by John Tavener
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chanticleer
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1989; England 
Date of Recording: 2001 
Venue:  Skywalker Ranch, Nicasio, California 
Length: 2 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Language: English 
19.
A Christmas Round by John Tavener
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chanticleer
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1990; England 
Date of Recording: 2001 
Venue:  Skywalker Ranch, Nicasio, California 
Length: 1 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: English 

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