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Season of Light: Songs of Thanksgiving, Christmas, Chanukah, New Year

Release date: 18 Nov 2016, SLE-70006


Lee Musiker, Essential Voices USA, Judith Clurman


Benjamin Britten, Jacob Narverud, John Bucchino, Ryan Nowlin, Mykola Dmytrovych Leontovych, Peter J. Wilhousky, David Chase, Jean Mouton, Stephen Schwartz, Tedd Firth






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Jacob Narverud: Season of Light 2:31   $
Season of Light 02:31   $
John Bucchino: Grateful 5:05   $
Grateful (arr. R. Nowlin for choir and piano) 05:05   $
Mykola Dmytrovych Leontovych: Carol of the Bells 1:20   $
Carol of the Bells (arr. P.J. Wilhousky for choir) 01:20   $
Traditional: God rest ye merry, gentlemen 3:46   $
God rest ye merry, gentlemen (arr. D. Chase for choir and piano) 03:46   $
Jean Mouton: Ave Maria, gratia plena 2:12   $
Ave Maria, gratia plena 02:12   $
Stephen Schwartz: Chanukah Song, "We Are Lights" 4:27   $
Chanukah Song, "We Are Lights" (arr. R. Nowlin for choir and piano) 04:27   $
Benjamin Britten: Friday Afternoons, Op. 7 2:12   $
No. 5. A New Year Carol 02:12   $
Traditional: Auld Lang Syne 2:36   $
Auld Lang Syne (arr. T. Firth for choir and piano) 02:36   $

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At the season of the winter solstice, light diminishes in our world. To counteract the onslaught of the darkness, traditional religions have created festivals to hold fast to a small steady flicker of illumination. Essential Voices USA presents a sampler of music celebrating this effort to infuse light and joy into the holiday season. We go from Thanksgiving to Christmas to Chanukah and to the New Year, with both new music and traditional carols - an emotional journey through the holiday seasons. Judith Clurman's Essential Voices USA is one of New York's preeminent choral ensembles - it performs in many of the city's iconic venues and events and records and premieres works by America's finest composers and lyricists. Regularly on stage with the New York Pops in it's Carnegie Hall subscription series, televised on NBC's July 4th Macy's 2014 Spectacular Fireworks and the Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting in 2011 and 2012, the ensemble comprises a talented roster of seasoned professionals and auditioned volunteers, dynamically fitted to the unique needs of each project.

Season of Light: Songs of Thanksgiving, Christmas, Chanukah, New Year

Category Vocal

Period Medieval

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