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Christmas With Chanticleer & D

Chanticleer; Upshaw , Various Audio CD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
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7. Distler : Es ist ein Ros entsprungen : IV Das Blümelein so kleine
8. Distler : Es ist ein Ros entsprungen : V Die Hirten zu der Stunden
9. "Distler : Es ist ein Ros entsprungen : VI Lob, Ehr sei Gott, dem Vater"
10. Distler : Es ist ein Ros entsprungen : VII So singen Wir all Amen
11. "Trad / Arr Humphries, Jennings, Oltman : Noël Nouvelet"
12. "Trad / Arr Bold, Kirkpatrick : A Lullaby & Away in a Manger"
13. Trad / Arr Willcocks : The First Nowell
14. Willan : The Three Kings
15. Mäntyjärvi : Die Stimme des Kindes
16. Trad / Arr Wiliford : Suo Gàn
17. Trad / Arr Carter : Spanish Carol
18. Trad / Arr Rathbone : Coventry Carol
19. Boyce / Pace : Beautiful Star of Bethlehem
20. Trad / Arr Jennings : Huron Carol
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful! Dec 10 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
As a long-time Chanticleer fan, I was anxious to experience this album. It is truly a wonderful collection of songs. From the classic renditions of familiar Christmas tunes such as "The First Nowell" and "Stille Nacht" to the intricately beautiful arrangements of "Suo Gân" and "Es ist ein' Ros' entsprungen," to upbeat songs such as "Beautiful Star of Bethlehem" and "Noel Nouvelet" -- the men of Chanticleer offer a showcase of their talents with this collection. It will easily become a favorite for those music lovers who appreciate not only the music of the season, but the beauty of the human voice.
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4.0 out of 5 stars nice June 21 2004
Format:Audio CD
These are a cappella renditions of songs from a variety of sources; Chanticleer's style gives almost all of them a distinctly medieval feel. Beautiful arrangements, but don't expect to understand all the lyrics, even when you speak the featured language. The faked accents (as on "Beautiful Star of Bethlehem," where I guess they were trying for Ozark mountain hillbilly and wound up with my home dialect) can be moderately annoying.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting selections; beautiful singing Oct. 23 2003
Format:Audio CD
This CD is quite excellent, but I've knocked off one star for a simple reason: Dawn Upshaw. It's not that her voice isn't beautiful, but gee whiz, I wanted to hear Chanticleer! I felt that in the songs she sang, she completely dominated them, so my favorite songs on the CD are the ones which Chanticleer sings without her.
I think my favorite on this CD was "The Huron Carol." I liked it because it is something different from the usual holiday fare (I'm getting awfully bored with most of what choirs usually sing for Christmas) and it expresses a completely different understanding of the miracle of Christ's birth. If you're looking for something new for a jaded Christmas music palate, this is certainly the CD to do it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love Chanticleer. May 10 2003
Format:Audio CD
Chanticleer did it again. What a wonderful collaboration. Perfect tone, clear vertical structure, and fantastic interpretation of favorite and not-so-well-known pieces. Buy this.
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The absolute highlight here is Distler's setting of "Lo How A Rose E'er Blooming", a fantasia based on the familiar tune. Dawn Upshaw's solo on the third verse is especially appealing.
Also especially notable is Healey Wilan's "The Three Kings" with its hushed, reverent opening building to an ecstatic climax.
And also especially appealing is the "Mary and the Baby Medley" which includes "What Child Is This" along with a traditional German carol and two African-American spirituals.
This medley then leads into a beautiful rendition of "Stille Nacht". Definitely recommended for those who love the more classical Christmas music.
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Though my wife is an opera singer, my knowledge of what constitutes "good" music is reduced to simply what sounds "good" to me! So while I can't tell you why this CD is good, I can tell you that it clearly is.
From the opening song--a crisp, pure tone from Dawn Upshaw--you will realize that this is not typical holiday music fare. It's not the brassy, celebratory music we're accustomed to hearing during the holidays. Instead, it has an "old" feel to it, capturing the tone of early music.
The variety present on this CD is incredible. From a Spanish song of joy to African American spirituals.
We've had this CD for only 2 days, but it has received continuous play.
Give it a try and be amazed by what this CD has to offer.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous! Nov. 16 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This disc is filled with the flawless, pristine singing Chanticleer's admirers have come to expect. Upshaw's ravishing soprano adds to the beauty of this inspiring and festive collection. Highly recommended.
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