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A Chanticleer Christmas

Release Date: 09/14/2010 
Label:  Mesa Bluemoon   Catalog #: 2093   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  AnonymousJacob HandlGiovanni Maria NaninoMichael Praetorius,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chanticleer
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Chanticleer is known around the world as “an orchestra of voices” for the seamless blend of its twelve male voices ranging from countertenor to bass. Founded in San Francisco in 1978, Chanticleer has developed a worldwide reputation for its impeccable musicianship, beauty of sound, and wide-ranging repertoire from Renaissance and Mexican Baroque to jazz, gospel, folk, and adventurous new music. Chanticleer has sold over a million records and enjoys a devoted and passionate fan base.

Called “the world’s reigning male chorus,” by the New Yorker magazine, and named “Ensemble of the Year” by Musical America in 2008, Chanticleer will perform more than 100 concerts in 2010-11, the GRAMMY Award-winning ensemble’s 33rd Season.
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A Chanticleer Christmas features the ensemble in its natural a cappella setting. Selling more than a million records over the years, Chanticleer's holiday recording have been their most beloved. Here they offer unforgettable renditions of “The First Nowell”, “Away in a Manger” and “O Holy Night” as well as a new LIVE recording of their signature song, the Biebl “Ave Maria”.
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Works on This Recording

Hodie Christus natus est by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chanticleer
Period: Medieval 
Admirabile commercium by Jacob Handl
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chanticleer
Hodie nobis caelorum Rex by Giovanni Maria Nanino
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chanticleer
Enatus est Emanuel by Michael Praetorius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chanticleer
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Germany 
Musae Sioniae, Book 7: Vom Himmel hoch da komm' ich her by Michael Praetorius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chanticleer
Caroling, caroling by Alfred S. Burt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chanticleer
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; USA 
Angels we have heard on high by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chanticleer
Written: France 
Bethlehem Down by Peter Warlock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chanticleer
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; England 
There Is No Rose of Such Virtue by Robert H. Young
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chanticleer
Rocking Carol by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chanticleer
Un flambeau, Jeannette, Isabelle by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chanticleer
Written: France 
Away in a manger by William James Kirkpatrick
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chanticleer
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Minuit, Chrétiens "O holy night" by Adolphe Adam
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chanticleer
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
The first nowell by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chanticleer
Written: England 
Ave Maria by Franz Biebl
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chanticleer
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1964; Germany 

Featured Sound Samples

Ave Maria (Biebl)
Rocking Carol (Traditional)
Admirabile commercium (Handl)

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