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San Francisco Choral Artists
So Gracious Is The Time - An American Christmas

Song NameComposerArranger
Twelfth NightSamuel Barber
I Wonder As I Wander TraditionalFenno Heath
What Child Is This TraditionalFenno Heath
Sweet Was The Song Herbert Bielawa
In The Bleak MidwinterRandolph Currie
A Virgin UpspottedWilliam Billings
Sanctus Brian Banks
Almighty FatherLeonard Bernstein
Ave Maria R. Nathanial Dett
Glory To God In The HighestRandallThompson
Ave Maria William Ludtke
Virga Jesse Flourit William Ludtke
O Magnum MysteriumWilliam Ludtke
Ave MariaDavid Conte
Wonders Of ChristmasRoger Nixon
MilfordJoseph Stephenson
SherburneDaniel Read
Hail Mary William L. Dawson
Deck The HallsTraditionalJames McKelvy
Snowfall G. ThornhillGene Puerling
Silent NightF. GruberDavid Conte

Directed by Magen Solomon

A Christmas collection that attempts to narrow the gap between the music most performed (that written before 1900) and the vibrant work of living, working composers. "So gracious" the aptly-named Choral Artists combined beloved classics, fresh and original arrangements of traditional melodies, and some of their favorite (and previously unrecorded) works of Bay Area Composers. Favorites are Laurie Lee's powerful "Twelfth Night," Fenno Heath's flawless arrangements of "I Wonder as I Wander" and "What Child is This?," Herbert Bielawa's "Sweet Was the Song," William Billings' lilting, joyous "A Virgin Unspotted," "Ave Maria" and "Silent Night," both arranged by David Conte, Roger Nixon's 3-part "Wonders of Christmas" particularly "Christmas Greeting," Wm. Dawson's fine spiritual "Hail Mary!," John Stephenson's powerful "Milford" and Ruth Thornhill's "Snowfall," arranged by Gene Puerling. The eclectic and engaging "So gracious" touches, surprises and delights us with every song!

Item code: 8623C | 1 CD | $15.95 add item to cart
Choral | Some a cappella | Mixed | United States

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