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Sing Noel / Patterson, Gloriae Dei Cantores


Release Date: 10/28/2016 
Label:  Paraclete Recordings   Catalog #: 128  
Composer:  Ralph HunterGerald NearDale JergensonWilliam Billings,   ... 
Performer:  Jay HumestonJames E. Jordan Jr.David ChalmersMatthew Witter,   ... 
Conductor:  Elizabeth C. PattersonRichard J. Pugsley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gloriae Dei CantoresGlorić Dei Artes Instrumental EnsembleGloriae Dei Ringers,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Sing Noel with Gloriæ Dei Cantores is a Christmas treat from beginning to end! The album opens with Sing Noel - a colorful set of carols moving seamlessly from one to another. From Caroling, Caroling to My Dancing Day and The Holly and the Ivy - this recording brings the listener a traditional Christmas experience that will brighten Christmas cheer and warm hearts.

"Exudes professionalism and emotion from every pore."
—Carol Swanson, Christmasreviews.com

". . . And so I listened – The First Noel came and went as did I Wonder as I Wander. . .lush, rich and – well, was it my imagination or did I see the ghost of Jimmy Stewart, eyes twinkling. . . "
—Jonathan Woolf,
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"The choral artistry for which Gloriae Dei Cantores has become known can be heard in each selection. The ageless and profound wonder of Christmas comes alive with the singing of each word and the playing of each note."
—Wallace Cheatham, Christianity and the Arts
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Works on This Recording

1.
Sing Noel by Ralph Hunter
Performer:  Jay Humeston (Cello)
Conductor:  Elizabeth C. Patterson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gloriae Dei Cantores,  Glorić Dei Artes Instrumental Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 1999 
Venue:  Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts 
Length: 17 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Language: English 
2.
My Dancing Day by Gerald Near
Performer:  James E. Jordan Jr. (Organ), David Chalmers (Organ)
Conductor:  Elizabeth C. Patterson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gloriae Dei Cantores
Period: 20th Century 
Venue:  Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts 
Length: 1 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Language: English 
3.
A Flight of Angels by Dale Jergenson
Conductor:  Richard J. Pugsley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gloriae Dei Ringers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Venue:  Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts 
Length: 2 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Language: English 
4.
Methinks I see an heav'nly host "The Shepherd's Carol" by William Billings
Conductor:  Elizabeth C. Patterson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gloriae Dei Cantores
Period: Classical 
Written: 18th Century; USA 
Venue:  Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts 
Length: 2 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: English 
5.
Star Carol by Alfred S. Burt
Conductor:  Elizabeth C. Patterson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gloriae Dei Cantores
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; USA 
Venue:  Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts 
Length: 2 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: English 
6.
The friendly beasts by Traditional
Performer:  Matthew Witter (Boy Soprano), Ryan Haig (Boy Soprano), David Bott (Boy Soprano)
Conductor:  Elizabeth C. Patterson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gloriae Dei Cantores
Period: Medieval 
Written: France 
Venue:  Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts 
Length: 2 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: English 
7.
Away in a manger by William James Kirkpatrick
Conductor:  Elizabeth C. Patterson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gloriae Dei Cantores
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Venue:  Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts 
Length: 2 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Language: English 
8.
In the bleak mid-winter by Harold Edwin Darke
Conductor:  Richard J. Pugsley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gloriae Dei Ringers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; England 
Venue:  Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts 
Length: 4 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: English 
9.
Cantique de Noel by Traditional
Performer:  Carol Mastrodomenico (Soprano)
Conductor:  Elizabeth C. Patterson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gloriae Dei Cantores,  Glorić Dei Artes Instrumental Ensemble
Date of Recording: 1999 
Venue:  Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts 
Length: 7 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Language: English 
10.
On Christmas Night "Sussex Carol" by Traditional
Conductor:  Elizabeth C. Patterson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gloriae Dei Cantores,  Glorić Dei Artes Instrumental Ensemble
Written: England 
Venue:  Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts 
Length: 1 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Language: English 
11.
O little town of Bethlehem by Henry Walford Davies
Performer:  Carol Mastrodomenico (Soprano)
Conductor:  Elizabeth C. Patterson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gloriae Dei Cantores
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 1999 
Venue:  Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts 
Length: 4 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: English 
12.
Caroling, caroling by Alfred S. Burt
Conductor:  Elizabeth C. Patterson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gloriae Dei Cantores
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; USA 
Venue:  Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts 
Length: 1 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: English 
13.
The Holly and the Ivy by Traditional
Conductor:  Elizabeth C. Patterson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gloriae Dei Cantores
Written: England 
Venue:  Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts 
Length: 2 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: English 
14.
Ding Dong! Merrily on high by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gloriae Dei Brass Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; France 
Venue:  Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts 
Length: 3 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: English 
15.
Masters in this hall by Traditional
Performer:  David Chalmers (Organ), James E. Jordan Jr. (Organ)
Conductor:  Elizabeth C. Patterson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gloriae Dei Cantores
Written: France 
Venue:  Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts 
Length: 4 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: English 
16.
A merry Christmas by Traditional
Conductor:  Elizabeth C. Patterson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gloriae Dei Cantores,  Glorić Dei Artes Instrumental Ensemble
Written: England 
Venue:  Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts 
Length: 1 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: English 
17.
A Christmas Garland by Bruce Stuart Saylor
Conductor:  Elizabeth C. Patterson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gloriae Dei Cantores,  Glorić Dei Artes Instrumental Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 1999 
Venue:  Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts 
Length: 5 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: English 

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