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Chanticleer 4 CD: How Sweet the Sound (2004), Our American Journey (2002), Mysteria (1995), Colors of Love (1999)
Posted By : Piterets | Date : 16 Dec 2021 07:02:08 | Comments : 6

Chanticleer 4 CD: How Sweet the Sound (2004), Our American Journey (2002), Mysteria: Gregorian Chants (1995), Colors of Love (1999)
Contemporary Classical, Choral, Gospel, Spirituals | 1995-2004 | EAC (FLAC, cue, no log) | Front covers

Chanticleer - based in San Francisco - is known around the world as “an orchestra of voices” for the seamless blend of its twelve male voices ranging from countertenor to bass and its original interpretations of vocal literature, from Renaissance to jazz, and from gospel to venturesome new music.

Chanticleer: How Sweet the Sound: Spirituals & Traditional Gospel Music (2004)

A departure from their usual style, How Sweet the Sound is a rare treat from Chanticleer. Featuring all new arrangements by Joseph Jennings, the group gives a deeply heartfelt performance. The opening song "Jesus Hits Like An Atom Bomb," with soloist Kevin Baum, is an explosive beginning to this recording of spirituals and traditional gospel music. Guest artist Bishop Yvette A. Flunder sings with amazing power and soul and greatly enhances this album. In addition to his leadership, Jennings also lends his voice and piano skills to several tunes. These songs are some of America's greatest music.

Track List:

Jesus Hits Like an Atom Bomb (L.V. McCollum)
Surely God is Able (W. H. Brewster, Sr.)
Amazing Grace (John Newton)
Medley: Soon One Mornin'/What You Gon' Do When the World's on Fire/You Can't
Hide/Run on For a Long Time (Traditional)
Didn't It Rain (Traditional)
Sit Down Servant/Plenty Good Room (Traditional)
Keep Your Hand on the Plow (HOLD ON) (Traditional)
My Soul is a Witness (Traditional)
There is a Balm in Gilead (Traditional)
Medley: Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child/Poor Pilgrim of Sorrow/Walk in Jerusalem (Traditional)
Be Still and Know That I'm God (Joseph Jennings)

2004 TOTAL TIME: 68:38

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Chanticleer: Our American Journey (2002)

"Our American Journey" is, incredibly, legendary group Chanticleer's 25th CD, and it celebrates the music of America, from sacred motets by 17th century Mexican composers to shape-note hymns to newly-commissioned works on American themes. It is a showcase of the rich traditions and also of the creative tension between unity and diversity that are inherent in American music and in American life. Chanticleer's Music Director Joseph Jennings, who adapted and arranged a number of the works, said, "(The CD) captures the essence of what we do when we're on the road, and how we want to present ourselves."

Track List:

1. Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah / Traditional Appalachian
2. Credidi / Juan de Lienas
3. Versa est in luctum / Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla
4. Jefferson (Glorious things of Thee are Spoken) / Traditional
5. David's Lamentation / William Billings
6. Soar Away / A. M. Cagle
7. Whispers / Steven Stucky
8. Voices of Autumn / Jackson Hill
9. The Un-covered Wagon / Brent Michael Davids
10. "Fuggi, fuggi dolor" and
11. "Labbra vermiglie e belle" from Tre Rime di Tasso / William Hawley
12. Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair / Stephen Foster
13. Camptown Races / Stephen Foster
14. Love Walked In / George Gershwin
15. Willow Weep for Me / Ann Ronell
16. Calling My Children Home / Doyle Lawson Charles Waller and Robert Yates
17. Wayfarin' Stranger / Traditional
18. I'm a Pilgrim / Traditional

2002 TOTAL TIME 77:52

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Chanticleer: Mysteria: Gregorian Chants (1995)

Hauntingly beautiful, mysterious and possessed by a wealth of melodic expression, Chanticleer's Mysteria represents three distinct musical stages of Gregorian chant over several hundred years. Recorded while on tour in a small village church in Welver, Germany, Chanticleer's seamless singing has been compared to that of "masterful angels."

Beautifully sung and varied. If you want sheer melodic purity and beauty, choose this disc.

1. Ash Wednesday and Lent Antiphon: Immutemur, Kyrie XVII, Gradual: Laetatus sum
2. Palm Sunday Antiphon: Hosanna, Psalm 23
3. Maundy Thursday Antiphon: Dominus Iesus
4. Good Friday Responsory: Tenebrae factae sunt, Hymn with refrain: Pange lingua, Crux fidelis, Reproaches and Trisagion
5. Holy Saturday Responsory: Christus factus est, Hymn: Vexilla Regis
6. Easter Gloria in excelsis II, Alleluia V. Pascha nostrum, Sequence: Victimae paschali laudes, Offertory: Iubilate Deo, Agnus Dei XVII
7. In Honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary Antiphon: Alma redemptoris, Antiphon: Ave Regina caelorum, Antiphon: Regina caeli, Antiphon: Salve Regina

1994 TOTAL TIME: 61:05

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Chanticleer: Colors of Love (1999) was released earlier and is still available here.
Posted By: FIboreka Date: 16 Dec 2021 14:32:38
Thank you very much!
Posted By: pepeillo Date: 16 Dec 2021 16:02:12
Great release!!!
Many thanks, dear Piterets...
Posted By: Cheetah Date: 17 Dec 2021 05:48:35
Super, thanks. If you come across "And On Earth, Peace: A Chanticleer Mass " that would be spectacular too :)
Posted By: Piterets Date: 17 Dec 2021 15:38:30
You are all welcome!
Cheetah, I will keep an eye for that disc.
Posted By: d'Avignon Date: 17 Dec 2021 16:36:49
Wonderful! Thank you very much. The Americans are downright unbeatable when it comes to close harmony singing. I'm currently listening to the first disc.
Posted By: Piterets Date: 17 Dec 2021 17:10:22
You are welcome, d'Avignon! I was pleasantly surprised that I quite liked How Sweet the Sound. It seems there is a lot to like in purely vocal Gospel singing. :) Keep Your Hand on the Plow is a delight!

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