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Christmas With The Dale Warland Singers / Kienzle, Van, Etc


Release Date: 08/05/2003 
Label:  Gothic Records   Catalog #: 49208   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Felix MendelssohnTraditionalEdmund RubbraHenry Walford Davies,   ... 
Performer:  Jay JohnsonKathleen RobinsonKathy KienzleBrian Kremer,   ... 
Conductor:  Dale Warland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dale Warland Singers
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 1 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews


Dale Warland's group stands on more than 30 years of first-rate performances and acclaimed recordings, and this one from 2002 is a fine representative of its sound and singing style, and of its well-loved Christmas repertoire. It's a warm, unaffected, unforced sound colored by natural resonance rather than the excessive vibrato that defines so many American choirs. The ensemble's legato technique is exemplary, and while all sections of this professional choir are superb, the sopranos are particularly notable for their uniformly lustrous tone. The repertoire titles will be very familiar to Christmas choral music fans, although the particular arrangements may not.


Some of these
Read more lesser-known settings include Donna Schultz's Il est né, Kirke Mechem's Fum, fum, fum! and Patapan, and director Warland's own Huron Carol and O little town of Bethlehem (set to the Forest Green tune). There are several fine Stephen Paulus contributions--Gabriel's Message and Three Nativity Carols--along with Jan Sandström's delightfully spooky and increasingly popular version of Es ist ein Ros entsprungen. Traditional favorites such as Wilhousky's Carol of the Bells and Norman Luboff's Joseph Dearest also make welcome appearances, and the disc concludes with Malcolm Sargent's (yes, that Malcolm Sargent) simple and lovely arrangement of Silent Night. Harp, oboe, percussion, and bells add occasional strokes of color, and the sound is ideal. In other words, this is a solidly performed, well-recorded program of the old and new (often combined in the same piece) that will fit nicely into any Christmas music collector's library.
--David Vernier, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Jay Johnson (Hand Bells), Kathleen Robinson (Oboe)
Conductor:  Dale Warland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dale Warland Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/2002 
Venue:  Aquinas Chapel, St. Thomas U., St. Paul 
Length: 2 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Carol Barnett. 
2.
The Holly and the Ivy by Traditional
Performer:  Kathleen Robinson (Oboe), Kathy Kienzle (Harp)
Conductor:  Dale Warland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dale Warland Singers
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 01/2002 
Venue:  Aquinas Chapel, St. Thomas U., St. Paul 
Length: 3 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Stephen Paulus. 
3.
Carol of the Bells by Traditional
Conductor:  Dale Warland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dale Warland Singers
Written: Ukraine 
Date of Recording: 01/2002 
Venue:  Aquinas Chapel, St. Thomas U., St. Paul 
Length: 1 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arrangers: Peter Wilhousky; Mykola D. Leontovich. 
4.
Gabriel's message by Traditional
Performer:  Kathy Kienzle (Harp)
Conductor:  Dale Warland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dale Warland Singers
Written: Basque Provinces 
Date of Recording: 01/2002 
Venue:  Aquinas Chapel, St. Thomas U., St. Paul 
Length: 4 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Stephen Paulus. 
5.
Il est né, le divin enfant by Traditional
Performer:  Brian Kremer (Percussion), Jay Johnson (Percussion), Kathy Kienzle (Harp),
Kathleen Robinson (Oboe)
Conductor:  Dale Warland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dale Warland Singers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century; France 
Date of Recording: 01/2002 
Venue:  Aquinas Chapel, St. Thomas U., St. Paul 
Length: 2 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Donna Gartman Schulz. 
6.
The Virgin's cradle song by Edmund Rubbra
Conductor:  Dale Warland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dale Warland Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 01/2002 
Venue:  Aquinas Chapel, St. Thomas U., St. Paul 
Length: 1 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Language: French 
7.
Susanni by Traditional
Conductor:  Dale Warland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dale Warland Singers
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/2002 
Venue:  Aquinas Chapel, St. Thomas U., St. Paul 
Length: 1 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arrangers: Alice Parker; Robert Shaw. 
8.
Prepare the Way, O Zion by Traditional
Conductor:  Dale Warland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dale Warland Singers
Written: Sweden 
Date of Recording: 01/2002 
Venue:  Aquinas Chapel, St. Thomas U., St. Paul 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Margareta Jalkéus. 
9.
Fum, fum, fum by Traditional
Performer:  Kathy Kienzle (Harp)
Conductor:  Dale Warland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dale Warland Singers
Written: Mexico 
Date of Recording: 01/2002 
Venue:  Aquinas Chapel, St. Thomas U., St. Paul 
Length: 0 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Kirke Mechem. 
10.
Sweet was the song of the Virgin by Traditional
Performer:  Jeffrey Van (Guitar), Marie Spar Dymit (Soprano)
Date of Recording: 01/2002 
Venue:  Aquinas Chapel, St. Thomas U., St. Paul 
Length: 2 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Alf A. Houkom. 
11.
Joseph, lieber Joseph mein by Traditional
Conductor:  Dale Warland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dale Warland Singers
Date of Recording: 01/2002 
Venue:  Aquinas Chapel, St. Thomas U., St. Paul 
Length: 2 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Norman Luboff. 
12.
What wonderful tidings by Traditional
Performer:  Kathy Kienzle (Harp), Kathleen Robinson (Oboe)
Conductor:  Dale Warland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dale Warland Singers
Date of Recording: 01/2002 
Venue:  Aquinas Chapel, St. Thomas U., St. Paul 
Length: 3 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Stephen Paulus. 
13.
O little town of Bethlehem by Henry Walford Davies
Conductor:  Dale Warland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dale Warland Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 01/2002 
Venue:  Aquinas Chapel, St. Thomas U., St. Paul 
Length: 4 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Dale Warland. 
14.
Ai, nama mamina by Andrejs Jansons
Performer:  Brian Kremer (Percussion), Jay Johnson (Percussion)
Conductor:  Dale Warland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dale Warland Singers
Written: Latvia 
Date of Recording: 01/2002 
Venue:  Aquinas Chapel, St. Thomas U., St. Paul 
Length: 2 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Language: Latvian 
Notes: This selection is performed in Latvian. 
15.
Patapan by Traditional
Performer:  Kathy Kienzle (Harp)
Conductor:  Dale Warland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dale Warland Singers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Burgundy, France 
Date of Recording: 01/2002 
Venue:  Aquinas Chapel, St. Thomas U., St. Paul 
Length: 1 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Kirke Mechem. 
16.
The friendly beasts by Traditional
Performer:  Kathy Kienzle (Harp), Brian Steele (Baritone), Lynette Johnson (Alto),
Jeffrey Van (Guitar)
Conductor:  Dale Warland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dale Warland Singers
Period: Medieval 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 01/2002 
Venue:  Aquinas Chapel, St. Thomas U., St. Paul 
Length: 4 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Jeffrey Van. 
17.
The Huron carol by Traditional
Performer:  Kathleen Robinson (Oboe)
Conductor:  Dale Warland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dale Warland Singers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Canada 
Date of Recording: 01/2002 
Venue:  Aquinas Chapel, St. Thomas U., St. Paul 
Length: 3 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Dale Warland.
This selection is sung in English and Latin. 
18.
Tomorrow shall be my dancing day, Op. 75 no 2 by John Gardner
Performer:  Brian Kremer (Percussion), Dwight Bigler (Piano), Jay Johnson (Percussion)
Conductor:  Dale Warland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dale Warland Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1965; England 
Date of Recording: 01/2002 
Venue:  Aquinas Chapel, St. Thomas U., St. Paul 
Length: 2 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: English 
19.
Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Conductor:  Dale Warland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dale Warland Singers
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/2002 
Venue:  Aquinas Chapel, St. Thomas U., St. Paul 
Length: 3 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Sir Malcolm Sargent. 
20.
This endere nyghth by Anonymous
Performer:  Kathy Kienzle (Harp), Kathleen Robinson (Oboe)
Conductor:  Dale Warland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dale Warland Singers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: circa 1600; England 
Date of Recording: 01/2002 
Venue:  Aquinas Chapel, St. Thomas U., St. Paul 
Length: 4 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Stephen Paulus. 
21.
Musae Sioniae: Es ist ein' Ros' entsprungen by Michael Praetorius
Conductor:  Dale Warland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dale Warland Singers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1609; Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/2002 
Venue:  Aquinas Chapel, St. Thomas U., St. Paul 
Length: 3 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: Arranger: Jan Sandström. 

Sound Samples

Il est ne, le divin enfant (arr. D. Gartman Schultz)
Dormi Jesu, Op. 3, No. 1, "The Virgin's Cradle Song"
Susanni (arr. A. Parker and R. Shaw)
Prepare The Way (arr. M. Jalkeus)
7 Carols for Christmas (arr. K. Mechem): 7 Carols for Christmas: Fum, fum, fum! (arr. K. Mechem)
Sweet Was the Song the Virgin Sang
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (arr. C. Barnett)
Joseph Dearest, Joseph Mine (arr. N. Luboff)
3 Nativity Carols: No. 1. The Holly and the Ivy
3 Nativity Carols: No. 2. This Endris Night
3 Nativity Carols: No. 3. Wonder Tidings
O Little Town of Bethlehem (arr. D. Warland)
3 Latvian Carols: No. 3. Ai, nama mamina
The Friendly Beasts (arr. J. Van)
Carol of the Bells (arr. P. Wilhousky)
Es ist ein Ros entsprungen (arr. J. Sandstrom)
Huron Carol (arr. D. Warland)
7 Joys of Christmas: No. 4. Patapan
Tomorrow shall be my dancing day
Gabriel's Message (arr. S. Paulus)
Silent Night (Stille Nacht) (arr. M. Sargent)

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 Beautiful voices! December 21, 2012 By Tiffany Susan Griffith (Hermosa Beach, CA) See All My Reviews "This album has beautiful arrangements with beautiful vocals." Report Abuse
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