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Christmas with True Concord: Carols in the American Voice / Holtan


Release Date: 11/01/2019 
Label:  Reference Recordings   Catalog #: 734  
Composer:  TraditionalWilliam James KirkpatrickFranz Xaver GruberJeffrey Van,   ... 
Performer:  Guy WhatleyChristine VivonaSara FrakerCait Frizzell,   ... 
Conductor:  Eric Holtan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  True Concord OrchestraTrue Concord Voices
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Holiday Musical Treasures- Newly Imagined! Eric Holtan, founder and conductor of True Concord Voices and Orchestra states: “Every December, True Concord presents its popular Lessons and Carols by Candlelight concerts in the Tucson area. Unique in the local milieu of seasonal offerings, the focus is on sacred Christmas carols. Even in their simplest form, carols evoke emotionally powerful memories of personal and family experiences that enrich and enliven annual holiday celebrations. With this album, I wanted to capture the essence of our much-loved concerts with the mostly familiar carols presented here, but in musical settings by American composers that are new or not widely known. With the kind assistance of advisor Dale Warland — who set Read more the standard of excellence with several cherished Christmas recordings over the years by The Dale Warland Singers — True Concord offers these holiday treasures, most of which are receiving their world premiere recordings. This is Christmas With True Concord — Carols in the American Voice.”This is the group's second album on Reference Recordings. True Concord'sfirst album, "Far in the Heavens,"received a GRAMMY® nomination for Best Choral Performance, and composer Stephen Paulus won posthumously the GRAMMY® for Best Classical Contemporary Composition. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
On Christmas Night "Sussex Carol" by Traditional
Performer:  Guy Whatley (Organ)
Conductor:  Eric Holtan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  True Concord Orchestra,  True Concord Voices
Written: England 
Notes: (arr. Gerald Near) 
2.
Es ist ein Ros entsprungen (Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming) (Alte geistliche Kirchengesäng 1599) by Traditional
Conductor:  Eric Holtan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  True Concord Orchestra,  True Concord Voices
Period: Renaissance 
Written: circa 1599; Germany 
Notes: (arr. Michael Praetorius) 
3.
Come all you worthy gentlemen by Traditional
Performer:  Christine Vivona (Harp)
Conductor:  Eric Holtan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  True Concord Orchestra,  True Concord Voices
Notes: (arr. Dale Warland) 
4.
Away in a manger by William James Kirkpatrick
Performer:  Sara Fraker (Oboe), Guy Whatley (Organ)
Conductor:  Eric Holtan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  True Concord Orchestra,  True Concord Voices
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Notes: (arr. Mack Wilberg) 
5.
Go tell it on the mountain by Traditional
Conductor:  Eric Holtan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  True Concord Orchestra,  True Concord Voices
Period: Romantic 
Written: USA 
Notes: (arr. Stacey V. Gibbs for choir) 
6.
Joseph, lieber Joseph mein by Traditional
Performer:  Cait Frizzell (Soprano), Christine Vivona (Harp)
Conductor:  Eric Holtan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  True Concord Orchestra,  True Concord Voices
Notes: (arr. Peter Rutenberg) 
7.
Cradle Song by Traditional
Performer:  Guy Whatley (Organ)
Conductor:  Eric Holtan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  True Concord Orchestra,  True Concord Voices
Written: Flanders, Belgium 
Notes: (arr. Gerald Near) 
8.
Wexford Carol by Traditional
Performer:  Christine Vivona (Harp)
Conductor:  Eric Holtan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  True Concord Orchestra,  True Concord Voices
Written: Ireland 
Notes: (arr. Mack Wilberg) 
9.
Venez divin Messie (O Come, Divine Messiah), carol (French) by Traditional
Performer:  Guy Whatley (Organ)
Conductor:  Eric Holtan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  True Concord Orchestra,  True Concord Voices
Written: 17th Century 
Notes: (arr. Howard Helvey for choir and organ) 
10.
Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Performer:  Cait Frizzell (Soprano), Patrick Muehleise (Tenor)
Conductor:  Eric Holtan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  True Concord Orchestra,  True Concord Voices
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Austria 
Notes: (arr. Stephen Paulus) 
11.
Sing we now of Christmas by Traditional
Performer:  Christine Vivona (Harp)
Conductor:  Eric Holtan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  True Concord Orchestra,  True Concord Voices
Written: France 
Notes: (arr. Fred Prentice) 
12.
Fourteen Angels by Jeffrey Van
Performer:  Steven Lerman (Guitar)
Conductor:  Eric Holtan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  True Concord Orchestra,  True Concord Voices
13.
Ding Dong! Merrily on high by Traditional
Performer:  Peter Rutenberg (Vocals)
Conductor:  Eric Holtan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  True Concord Orchestra,  True Concord Voices
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; France 
Notes: (arr. Charles Wood) 
14.
One Gift by Glenn L. Rudolph
Performer:  Guy Whatley (Organ)
Conductor:  Eric Holtan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  True Concord Orchestra,  True Concord Voices
15.
Infant holy, infant lowly by Traditional
Conductor:  Eric Holtan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  True Concord Orchestra,  True Concord Voices
Written: Poland 
Notes: (arr. Matthew Culloton) 
16.
Love Came Down at Christmas by Howard Helvey
Performer:  Sara Fraker (Oboe), Alexander Tentser (Piano)
Conductor:  Eric Holtan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  True Concord Orchestra,  True Concord Voices
17.
Midnight Clear by Russell Schulz-Widmar
Performer:  Guy Whatley (Organ)
Conductor:  Eric Holtan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  True Concord Orchestra,  True Concord Voices

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