December Celebration - New Carols by Seven American Composers

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December holds in its hands many worlds of celebration as the month unfolds with Hanukkah, Winter Solstice, Christmas and the eve of the New Year. Over the centuries a great deal of music has marked this time of year, but very little has been added to the canon in recent decades. Gordon Getty inspired us with his composition of delightful new Christmas carols to invite a group of American composers to celebrate the season in music. The resulting New Carols by Seven American Composers, a rich and tuneful recording of new holiday classics for all to share with their friends and families, features the work of Mark Adams, Jake Heggie, Joan Morris and William Bolcom, David Garner, Luna Pearl Woolf, John Corigliano, and Gordon Getty, who, in addition to his Four Christmas Carols arranged Franz Gruber’s Silent Night for mixed chorus and chamber orchestra, the culminating album track.

Product Description:

  • Release Date: August 15, 2014

  • Catalog Number: PTC5186537

  • UPC: 827949053764

  • Label: Pentatone

  • Number of Discs: 1

  • Composer: David Garner, Franz Xaver Gruber, Gordon Getty, Jake Heggie, Joan Morris & William Bol, John Corigliano, Luna Pearl Woolf, Mark Adamo

  • Conductor: Dawn Harms

  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Volti Chorus

  • Performer: Lester Lynch, Lisa Delan, Steven Bailey