Chor Leoni: Yuletide Fires Ii
Label: CYPRESS (Canadian Indie)
Chor Leoni Men's Choir
What Child Is is? - English traditional / Alma Redemptoris Mater - Gregorian chant / A La Nanita Nana - Spanish traditional / Ubi Caritas - Ola Gjeilo / Ave Regina Caelorum - Gregorian chant / e Gate of the Year - Eleanor Daley / Ave Maria - Ambrosian chant / e ree Kings - Healey Willan / Sweet Was the Song - Jeff Enns / In the Bleak Midwinter - Gustav Holst / Peace I Leave with You - Knut Nystedt / Salve Regina - Gregorian chant / Koppången - Pererik Moraeus / Cantique de Noël - Adolphe Adam / Regina Caeli - Gregorian chant / A New Year Carol - Benjamin Britten / O Tannenbaum - German traditional / Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - Hugh Martin / To Drive the Cold Winter Away - English traditional / e Mummer Song - Alan Doyle and Sean McCann / Christmas Time Is Here - Vince Guaraldi
With our world changing so rapidly, with our means of communication proliferating at dizzying speeds, and with our cultures and beliefs intermingling and becoming less well-defined, what does Christmas mean to people in our world and how do we choose the music for a CD that celebrates this time of year? In many ways the music on this CD, Yuletide Fires II, is a reflection of our current world. You'll find ancient Latin chant expressing the wonder of the virgin and child; familiar words and carols that connect us to a Christmas of our childhood; and songs written in the twenty first century that explore new ways to celebrate the joys of Christmas and hopes and possibilities of a new year. Here are also tunes and tales that tell of traditions and transport us back in memory to that time of heightened anticipation. We are thrilled to have Judith Forst join us on this CD - what a wonderful Christmas present!