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Out Of This World / Chanticleer


Release Date: 10/04/1994 
Label:  Teldec   Catalog #: 96515   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Steven SametzOrlando GibbonsThomas TallisDavid Conte,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chanticleer
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 0 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"There are so many superb qualities to this Teldec disc, I hesitate where to begin. Let me give you a taste: it’s inventive; it’s funny; it’s moving; it’s beautiful. And it’s virtually flawless. Chanticleer is a 12-strong all-male a cappella vocal group with a stunning purity of sound. The countertenors reach up to an almost sopranino range; the deep bass is a phenomenon in himself.

Their harmonic empathy is breathtaking. They hone Tallis and Gibbons like period instruments and make Strauss feel like barbershop. Their Irving Berlin sounds as if Lennie Bernstein himself were conducting from the clouds. Their gospel sears the soul. Joseph Jennings, their director, is an inspired arranger (as in Straight Street; or Bill
Read more Evans revamped à la Meredith Monk). The uppermost solos (Christopher Frizsche) are melting.

Chanticleer’s chief show-stopper (after Shenandoah) is John Rutter’s gorgeous arrangement of O Waly, Waly."
Performance: 5 (out of 5) Sound: 5 (out of 5)

-- BBC Music Magazine
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Works on This Recording

1. I have had singing by Steven Sametz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chanticleer
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Length: 1 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Language: English 
2. O clap your hands by Orlando Gibbons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chanticleer
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 17th Century; England 
Length: 4 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Language: English 
3. If ye love me by Thomas Tallis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chanticleer
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Language: English 
4. Charm me asleep by David Conte
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chanticleer
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: English 
5. Nude descending a staircase by Allen Shearer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chanticleer
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: English 
6. Betsy: Blue Skies by Irving Berlin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chanticleer
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Language: English 
7. Shenandoah by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chanticleer
Written: USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: English 
8. Straight street by James Woodie Alexander
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chanticleer
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 2 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This song was written in collaboration with Alexander and Jesse Whitaker. 
9. Out of this world by Harold Arlen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chanticleer
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: English 
10. O waly, waly by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chanticleer
Written: England 
Length: 3 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Language: English 
11. Jesus met the woman at the well by James Woodie Alexander
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chanticleer
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 5 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: English 
12. Magnificat á 12 by Andrea Gabrieli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chanticleer
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
13. Choruses (3) for male voices, AV 123: no 1, Vor den Türen by Richard Strauss
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chanticleer
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1935; Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: German 
14. Choruses (3) for male voices, AV 123: no 2, Traumlicht by Richard Strauss
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chanticleer
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1935; Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: German 
15. Choruses (3) for male voices, AV 123: no 3, Fröhlicht im Maien by Richard Strauss
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chanticleer
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1935; Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Language: German 
16. Journey to Recife by Bill Evans
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chanticleer
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: J. Jennings 

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