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Peninsula Women's Chorus
Carols and Lullabies

Song NameComposer
Oh, mi Belen!Conrad Susa
El Desembre CongelatConrad Susa
AlegriaConrad Susa
A la Nanita NanConrad Susa
Las PosadasConrad Susa
Campana sobre CampanaConrad Susa
En Belen Tocan a FuefgoConrad Susa
El Noi de la MareConrad Susa
ChiquirriquitinConrad Susa
El RorroConrad Susa
Hodie Christus natus estJozsef Karai
Missa BrevisRamona Luengen
-KyrieRamona Luengen
-SanctusRamona Luengen
-Agnus DeiRamona Luengen
Two selections from The Place of the BlestRandall Thompson
-The Carol of the RoseRandall Thompson
-AlleliuiaRandall Thompson
O Regem coeliTomas Luis de Victoria
Christmas IntradaDavid Conte

Directed by Patricia Hennings

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!

Item code: 6842C | 1 CD | $15.98 add item to cart
Choral | Some a cappella | Female | United States

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