In Celebration of the Human Voice - The Essential Musical Instrument
A collection of a cappella lullabies including sheet music and CDs.
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Review: The Beijing Angelic Choir, composed of the best voices from several local choirs in Beijing, is distinguished by their sweet, superbly trained voices and musical training. Included are 12 songs: 'You-you-zha,' 'Clear Moon, Quiet Winds,' 'Hammock Hanging Between Betel Trees,' 'Puyama Lullaby,' 'Tu-jia Lullaby,' 'A-ni-qie-er,' 'Kitty, Stop Meowing,' 'Li Lullaby,' 'Lullaby of the Fisherman's Family,' 'Tibetan Lullaby,' 'My Brother, Pu-ru-lai' and 'A-lai, Ba-lang-mu.' These songs are lightly accompanied, with emphasis, of course, on the singing of the children. The sound is dreamlike, sweet and soaring, almost other-worldly. We'd love to learn more about the beautiful, haunting lullabies, but most of the liner notes are in Chinese and we can only use our imagination. 'Lullabies' was a finalist for the 1996 NAIRD award for the Best Children's Music, and is stunningly lovely CD!
Songlist: You-you-zha (Man), Clear Moon, Quiet Winds (Northeastern China), Hammock Hanging Beween Betel Trees (Guangdong), Puyuma Lullaby (Taiwan), Tu-jia Lullaby (Hunan), A-ni-qie-er (Hani tribe, Yunnan), Kitty, Stop Meowing (Anhul), Li Lullaby (Hainan), Lullaby of the Fisherman's Family (Guangxi), Tibetan Lullaby (Western Tibet), My Brother, Pu-ru-lai (Inner Mongolian), A-lai, Ba-lang-mu (Ulger)
Review: The Beijing Angelic Choir sings lullabies from Austria, Germany, Italy, England, America and more. The sweet voiced children's choir sings the many familiar tunes in Chinese. The children are accompanied by lightly synthesized backgrounds. It is very interesting to hear how western songs are interpreted by the Chinese. All of the translations are in Chinese.
Songlist: Lullaby (Mozart) (Austria), Lullaby (Brahms) (Germany), Lullaby (Italy), Children Are Asleep (Russia), Autumn Night (England), Sleep, Darling Baby (Mexico), Lullaby (Schubert) (Austria), Lullaby (America), Flow Gently Sweet Afton (J.E. Spilman), Lullaby (Japan), Yi-li Yi-li (Phillipines), Lullaby (France), Lullaby (India)
Review: Cantabile is an ensemble of four male voices who came together as a group while studying at Cambridge University in the 1980s and have gone on to become one of England's premiere choral ensembles. The programme on this release is a very eclectic mix with nearly all the music excellently arranged by the group themselves. The singing itself is all first class. The four voices blend beautifully and there isn't a sour note to be heard. Diction is consistently crystal clear although texts and English translations, where appropriate, are provided. As you'd expect, the contribution of Malcolm Martineau is first rate. There's a great deal to enjoy here and I can imagine this being particularly restful and enjoyable late evening listening, perhaps with the fire burning gently and a glass of something warming at your elbow. Try this for something a bit different!
Songlist: Lullabye (Goodnight My Angel), Evening Prayer , Barcarolle, Hushabye , Wiegenlied , Bilbo's Last Song , lullaby , Haere Ra , Hawaiian Lullaby , Moonshine Lullaby, Cancion De Cuna Para Dormir A Un Negrito , My Lagan Love , Schlaendes Jesuskind , Lullaby Of Birdland , Oblivion , Discendi, O Sonno Vago, Lullaby, Nacht Und Traume , Bilbo's Last Song , Stay Awake , Goin' Home , Our Revel Now Are Ended , Counting Up My Toes
Review: A collection of the most beautiful international evening songs and lullabies in atmospheric arrangements for mixed choir. Apart from classical pieces in German, the present new and modern arrangements comprise Spanish, Swedish, Scottish, French, and Indian tunes, among others. The pieces are suited for concerts, services, celebrations, or as encore pieces.
Songlist: A la nanita, Abend wird es wieder, Abends will ich schlafen geh'n, Ade nun zur guten Nacht, All Night, All Day, Au claire de la lune, Bajuschi Baju, Der Mond ist aufgegangen, Egening Rise, Guten Abend, gut' Nacht, Guter Mond, Hush, Little Baby, Hush-a-ba Birdie Croon, Irish Lullaby, Kein schoner Land, Limu, limu lima, Sally Gardens, Schlaf, Kindchen, schlaf, Schlaflied, Solvejgs Lied, Thula Thula, Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, Vierzehn Englein, Weibt du wieviel Sternlein stehen
Review: This renamed and repackaged version of Chor Leoni's first Christmas recording (Magnificat) presents three substantial and endearing seasonal works. The sunny Carols and Lullabies: Christmas in the Southwest by Conrad Susa derives from the folk music of Hispanic America, and sets the Holy birth in the context of a Southwestern pinata party. Italian composer Ottorino Respighi was an early twentieth-century composer who looked to the past for inspiration and musical materials, e.g., in his well-known Ancient Airs and Dances. This tendency can also be heard in the Laud to the Nativity of Our Lord, Respighi's self-described 'personal Christmas card to the world.' The disc also includes the premiere recording of a Chor Leoni commission, Magnificat by Vancouver composer Rupert Lang. Using the unusual combination of mezzo-soprano soloist and male chorus, Lang seeks to express Mary's personal, human response to the formal biblical text, with wonderful results. Special guests for this recording include mezzo-soprano Mariateresa Magisano (winner of the 1998 Metropolitan Opera Auditions), soprano Lambroula Maria Pappas (winner of the 1999 Metropolitan Opera Auditions), and Elektra Women's Choir (four-time consecutive First Place winners in the CBC Competition).
Songlist: Oh, mi Belen!, El Desembre Congelat, Alegria, A la Nanita Nana, Las Posadas, Campana Sobre Campana, En Belen Tocan a Fuego, El Noi de la Mare, Chiquirriquitin, El Rorro, Lauda per la Nativita del Signore , Magnificat, Recitative, Mary's Song, Magnificat, Quia Fecit, Fecit Potentiam, Suscepit Israel, Gloria
Review: Three Lullabies Opus 49. First performed at the Lerchenborg Festival by Ars Nova, conducted by Bo Holton.
Songlist: Usnijze mi, usnij (Go to sleep, Go to sleep) , Kolyszze sie kolysz (Rock, rock) , Nie piej, kurkke, nie piej (Don't crow, cock, don't crow).
Review: A collection of 18 easy supplementary repertory songs, all in English.
Songlist: Birds in the Night, Cradle Song, The Forsaken Maid, Hymn to the Night, I Have Twelve Oxen, I Will Go With My Father A-Ploughing , It Was A Lover and His Lass, Jeanette and Her Little Wooden Shoes, Love is a Sickness Full of Woes, O, Bid Your Faithful Ariel Fly, Should He Upbraid, Spring Comes Laughing, Tears, Two Roses, Under The Greenwood Tree, The Valley of Laughter, The Winds Are Calling, Without Thee!
Review: Decorah, Iowa's renowned Luther College music ensembles, the Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra, Nordic Choir, Concert Band, Pike Kor, Cathedral Choir, Collegiate Chorale, Norsemen and Cantorei present a stellar collection of 15 songs, beginning with rich a cappella renderings of Kurt Bestor's 'Prayer of the Children,' and Morten Lauridson's lovely 'O Magnum Mysterium.' Other favorites include Roger Folstrom's 'A La Nanita Nana,' Eric Whitacre's 'Sleep,' Frank Ticheli's a cappella 'There Will Be Rest,' Eleanor Daly's 'What Sweeter Music,' Pete Seeger's 'The Bells of Rhymney' and 'The Gartan Mother's Lullaby.' A powerful, touching, well-chosen collection from Luther College's, and some of the world's, finest ensembles!
Songlist: Prayer Of The Children, O Magnum Mysterium, All Is Well , The Fairy Garden From Mother Goose, A La Nanita Nana , Rocking Carol , Sleep , Nocurne From A Mid Summer's Nights Dream, There Will Be Rest, Away In A Manger, A Childhood Hymn , What Sweeter Music , Pastorale From Christmas Orotorio, The Bells Of Rhymney, The Garten Mother's Lullaby
Review: Barbershop supergroup Max Q, Greg, Tony, Gary and Jeff, are all multiple winners of SPEBSQSA gold, with groups like the Vocal Majority, Keepsake, Platinum, Rapscallions and Acoustix, came together to form a barbershop supergroup. At the recent convention in Indianapolis, the group placed 2nd only to Vocal Spectrum, winning Silver Medals against very tought competition. 'For the Children is an ambitious 2-CD set of daytime songs and lullabies, dedicated to Tony's niece Christal, who has been courageously fighting cancer since the age of four, and to the group's own 9 children, who receive letters from Daddy in the liner notes. Disc 1 has some wonderful stuff, Disney songs 'You Can Fly,' Randy Newman's 'You've Got A Friend in Me' from 'Toy Story,' and 'Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah, 'Do-Re-Me' from 'The Sound of Music' and 'Pure Imagination' from 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.' 'Schoolhouse Rock! Medley,' 'Sesame Street Theme' and 'Sing-Along Medley' are all outstanding. Disc 2 has 'Brahms' Lullaby, 'Jesus Loves Me Medley,' 'All the Pretty Little Horses,' Newman's 'When She Loved Me,' 'Baby Mine' from 'Dumbo,' 'The Five Pennies Medley,' 'Stay Awake' from 'Mary Poppins' and 'Hushaby' are all incredible. Great arrangements, harmonies and kid voices (and some occasional light accompaniment) add up to one of the best CDs to turn kids on to singing that we've ever heard. Bravo, guys!
Songlist: You Can Fly, You've Got A Friend In Me, Old MacDonald, If You're Happy And You Know, Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah, Do-Re-Mi, Pure Imagination, Schoolhouse Rock, I'm Just A Bill, Conjuction Junction, A Noun Is A Person, Place Or Thing, Interjections, Lolly, Lolly, Lolly, Get Your Adverbs Here, Electricity, Electricity, Verb! That's What's Happening, Schoolhouse Rock! Theme, Dry Bones, Sesame Street Theme, Sing , Head, Shoulders, Knees And Toes, Row Row Row Your Boat, The Oitsy Bitsy Spider, I'm A Little Teapot, The Alphabet Song, I Can Sing A Rainbow, BINGO, Sing - Reprise, Brahms' Lullaby, Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, Jesus Loves Me Medley, All The Pretty Little Horses, When She Loved Me, Rock-a-Bye Baby, Baby Mine, The Five Pennies Medley, Stay Awake, Hushaby, One Last Lullaby
Review: The 61-strong Peninsula Women's Chorus was established in 1966, and has been under the direction of Dr. Patricia Hennings since 1975, and the Christmas CD 'Carols' is their fourth CD. The first 10 songs are a marvelous group called 'Carols and Lullabies, Christmas in the Southwest' by Conrad Susa. A friend of Susa's showed him a collection of traditional Spanish carols he had sung as a boy in Arizona, and Susa put them together to form a narrative. combining homey, artful simplicity with Renaissance music, Songs like 'Alegria' and the Andalusian song 'Chiquirriquitin,' with their lilting, dancing marimbas, and the lovely 'A La Nanita Nana,' are the gems of the CD. The second half of the CD takes us more in the direction of the sacred (Karai's 'Hodie Christus natus est' and Missa Brevis' 'Kyrie,' 'Sanctus' and 'Agnus Dei'). Throw in 'The Carol of the Rose,' 'Alleluia' and others, and you have a surprising, delightful Christmas CD!
Songlist: Oh, mi Belen!, El Desembre Congelat, Alegria, A la Nanita Nan, Las Posadas, Campana sobre Campana, En Belen Tocan a Fuefgo, El Noi de la Mare, Chiquirriquitin, El Rorro, Hodie Christus natus est, Missa Brevis, -Kyrie, -Sanctus, -Agnus Dei , Two selections from The Place of the Blest, -The Carol of the Rose, -Alleliuia, O Regem coeli, Christmas Intrada
Review: Whether you're a karaoke singer or preparing for an audition, the Pro Vocal series is for you. The book contains the lyrics, melody, and chord symbols for eight hit songs. The CD contains demos for listening and separate backing tracks so you can sing along. The CD is playable on any CD, but it is also enhanced for PC and Mac computer users so you can adjust the recording to any pitch without changing the tempo! Perfect for home rehearsal, parties, auditions, corporate events, and gigs without a backup band.
Songlist: Dreamship, Good Night, I L.O.V.E.Y.O.U. , Lullaby for Teddy, Lullaby (Goodnight, My Angel), Playing a Lullaby, Waltzing Down Lullaby Lane, Wings
Review: 'Sleep, Holy Babe' is a unique collection based on the theme of The Nativity. At its heart lie nine Christmas lullabies, as well as two carols and a motet depicting the story of Christ's birth. These are framed by a pair of Advent antiphons and Magnificat settings and an Epiphany carol. 'Sleep, Holy Babe' contains: Five new pieces commissioned specially for this anthology by Daniel Burges, Hilary Campbell, Andrew Earis, Catherine Kontz, and Anthony Mudge - Eight recently-composed works by David Bevan, Alexander Campkin, John Duggan, Emma Gibbins, Trevor Ling, Francis Pott, and Jonathan Rathbone - A variety of texts covering a range of themes including the Lullaby, the Baby Jesus, the Virgin Mary, the Nativity scene, the Star in the east, the Shepherds, the Magi, and King Herod - Two 'O' antiphons (in four and six parts) by Pierre de Manchincourt (1510-1564), and two contemporary faux-bourdon Magnificat settings (in four and eight parts) - New settings of well-known texts such as: 'The Coventry Carol', 'Lullay my Liking', and 'Sing Lullaby' - New and recent texts by: Alexia Anastasiadis, Donald Atkinson, John Duggan, and Claire Lawrence - Two pieces for three-part upper voices (SSA), one unaccompanied, one with harp (or piano) accompaniment; and a three-part piece for lower voices (TTB) - 14 unaccompanied pieces, and 3 accompanied pieces.
Songlist: O Emanuel, Magnificat, O Virgo Virginum, Magnificat (a8), The Virgin Mary Bore a Child, A Lullaby, Sleep My Dreaming One, O Magnum Mysterium, Quid Petis, O Fili?, Lullay, My Liking, Christmas Gifts, Sing Lullaby, O Babe, Born Bare, In Your Father's Care, Coventry Carol, Why Impious Herod
Review: Lullabies have been around for thousands of years and in almost all cultures and are probably some of the very first songs ever sung by humans. A lullaby is not surprising appreciated by many of us even as we age and they can be a pleasant addition to any concert. Here are a collection of interesting arrangements of lullabies from Europe.
Songlist: A Welsh Lullaby, Celtic Lullaby, Hush Little Baby, Lullaby, Three Lullabies, Op. 49
Review: 'Come, come, shepherds let us go! Let's run to Bethlehem.' Written in the 'Bambuco Fiestero' rhythm of the Andes Mountains of Columbia, the characteristic dance rhythm of 6/8 against 3/4 is the main feature of this a cappella setting. In Spanish, with English translation. 'Canticos De Navidad' - Juan Orrego-Sala, a noted Latin American composer, is Professor Emeritis of Composition and Latin American Music at the Indiana University School of Music. This charming set of Christmas pieces reflects his native country, Chile, not only in the language, but in the characteristic rhythms and harmonies. The second of the three, Alleluya, can be extracted for year-round performance, and, although diminutive in length, deserves a place along side the well-known 'Alleluia' by Randall Thompson with whom the composer studied. The original settings of 'Four Spanish Lullabies' create the feeling of tenderness and sorrow so typical of the Spanish lullaby. A litling Brazilian style lullaby, a 3-part a cappella chorus, a flight of imagination and a comical nursery rhyme make up this compelling set. The energetic Colombian folksong 'Maquerule' tells the tale of a friendly baker who learns the hard way to collect the cash upfront! Strong syncopation and a staccato singing section add to the fun. Includes suggestions for using optional percussion.
Songlist: A Belen Pastores (Villancico), Canticos De Navidad, Maquerule, Four Spanish Lullabies, Fum, Fum, Fum
Review: This CD is a fabulous mix of a cappella and accompanied lullabies. With songs from Bobby McFerrin, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Sweet Honey in the Rock, and Take 6, this is sure to be a bedtime favorite.
Songlist: Swedish Lullaby, Courtyard Lullaby, A La Nanita Nana, Be Still My Child, Sakura/ Owayare, All The Pretty Horses, Lullaby, Down By The Salley Gardens , Sleep, Little One, Sleep, Sweet Lullaby, Spirit Lullaby, Common Thread
Review: Veljo Tormis (b. 1930) is recognized especially for his vocal and choral works. For him, music begins with words; he does not have 'purely musical' ideas. Tormis is a real master of large-scale choral composition. His music is often connected with ancient folk songs of Estonian and other Balto-Finnic peoples.
Songlist: Laulan lapsele (I Sing for My Child), Marjal aega magada (It's Time for the Little Berry to Sleep), Lase kiik kaia! (Let the Cradle Swing!), Aiutus (Lulling)