RELEASED: April 23, 2005
LABEL: Arsis Audio
PRODUCER: Robert Schuneman
Mechem: Seven Joys of Christmas and Beyond
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The first ever recording of the complete Christmas choral works of Kirke Mechem. Featuring: The Seven Joys of Christmas (version with chamber orchestra), Two Christmas Ballads, Christmas Past & Christmas Present, and much more.

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Stanford University Chamber Chorale & Orchestra
Stephen M. Sano, conductor
Laura Dahl, pianist
Recorded for surround sound, January 5, 6, 7 and April 23, 2005
Stanford Memorial Church, Stanford University, California
Recording Engineer: Edward J. Kelly
Producer: Robert Schuneman

Tracking Listing:
SEVEN JOYS OF CHRISTMAS, Opus 25 – A Sequence of Carols Arranged for Mixed Chorus & Orchestra (1964)
1. The Joy of Love: This is the truth (Soloist: Meredith Kendall)
2. The Joy of Bells: Ding, Dong! Merrily on high
3. The Joy of Mary: Joseph dearest, Joseph mine
4. The Joy of Children: Patapan
5. The Joy of the New Year: New year song
6. The Joy of Dance: Fum, fum, fum!
7. The Joy of Song: God bless the master of this house
8. LET ALL MORTAL FLESH KEEP SILENCE, Opus 2, No. 2 Variations for Mixed Chorus a cappella (1951)
9.CHRISTMAS THE MORN, Opus 63, No. 2 for Mixed Chorus a cappella (1996)
10.CHRISTMAS PAST, Opus 52, No.1b for Mixed Chorus & Piano (1987)
11.CHRISTMAS PRESENT, Opus 52, No. 2b for Mixed Chorus & Piano (1987)
TWO CHRISTMAS BALLADS, Opus 35 for Mixed Chorus & Piano (1969)
12. 1. Christmas Carol, Opus 35, No. 1
13. 2. The Ballad of Befana – An Epiphany Legend
14. MAKE A JOYFUL NOISE UNTO THE LORD, Opus 2, No. 1 for Mixed Chorus a cappella (1951)
THREE MOTETS, Opus 57 for Mixed Chorus a cappella (1994)
15. 1. Gloria
16. 2. Alleluia, Amen
17. 3. Cantate Domino
18. LET US BREAK BREAD TOGETHER, Opus 60, No. 2 Variations for Mixed Chorus & Piano (1995)

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