Phoenix Chorale, Christopher Gabbitas – The Christmas Album (2023)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 01:11:20 minutes | 2,20 GB | Genre: Classical
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Bringing together the same engineering team that recorded the Phoenix Chorale’s Grammy Winning recording All Night Vigil, The Phoenix Chorale will release THE CHRISTMAS ALBUM, October 13, 2023 worldwide.
This will be the first recording featuring Phoenix Chorale’s Artistic Director Christopher Gabbitas, and the first partnership with Signum Classics. The album will be available for purchase and digital download beginning October 13. Visit lnk.to/PhoenixChoraleChristmas for all streaming and purchase options.
THE CHRISTMAS ALBUM is the Phoenix Chorale’s 7th album and was recorded earlier this year by Blanton Alspaugh, Producer, John Newton, Engineer. Alspaugh and Newton are the same producing and engineering team from Soundmirror who recorded Phoenix Chorale’s All Night Vigil, which won the GRAMMY for “Best Choral Performance” in 2016. (Chandos Label)
THE CHRISTMAS ALBUM has a sense of place, clearly identifying the Chorale as both American and from a border state with Mexico.There is Hispanic influence in the repertoire choices, which include Catalan folksongs as well as Hispanic Renaissance music.
THE CHRISTMAS ALBUM features a commissioned piece from Cecilia McDowall, Trinity Triptych, which celebrated the 2021 centenary of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, (Phoenix Chorale’s home in Downtown Phoenix,) as well as two pieces from local composers, Tom Peterson’s original composition, A Quiet Chamber and Kira Zeeman Rugen’s arrangement of traditional Irish Wexford Carol, both recorded for the first time.
The album also includes several songs originally arranged for the famed King’s Singers, which have been newly adapted for the Phoenix Chorale by Christopher Gabbitas, himself a former King’s Singer.
1-01. Phoenix Chorale – Veni Veni Emmanuel (Arr. for Choir by Philip Lawson) (03:25)
1-02. Phoenix Chorale – El Nino Querido (Arr. for Choir by Goff Richards & Christopher Gabbitas) (03:16)
1-03. Phoenix Chorale – Claro Abril Resplandecio (Arr. for Choir by Goff Richards & Christopher Gabbitas) (02:06)
1-04. Phoenix Chorale – Nit de Vetlla (Arr. for Choir by Goff Richards & Christopher Gabbitas) (03:11)
1-05. Phoenix Chorale – Resonet in Laudibus (04:03)
1-06. Phoenix Chorale – Trinity Triptych: O Magnum Mysterium (04:21)
1-07. Phoenix Chorale – Trinity Triptych: O Nata Lux (03:44)
1-08. Phoenix Chorale – Trinity Triptych: O Virgo Virginum (02:45)
1-09. Phoenix Chorale – Beati Dei Genitrix Maria (03:30)
1-10. Phoenix Chorale – Gaudete (Arr. for Choir by Brian Kay & Christopher Gabbitas) (01:42)
1-11. Phoenix Chorale – A Quiet Chamber (04:40)
1-12. Phoenix Chorale – The Wexford Carol (Arr. for Choir by Kira Zee man Rugen) (04:55)
1-13. Phoenix Chorale – In the Bleak Midwinter (Arr. for Choir by Alexander L’Estrange) (05:33)
1-14. Phoenix Chorale – Christ the Apple Tree (03:53)
1-15. Phoenix Chorale – La Peregrinacion (Arr. for Choir by Peter Knight & Christopher Gabbitas) (04:03)
1-16. Phoenix Chorale – Winter Wonderland (Arr. for Choir by Alexander L’Estrange) (03:36)
1-17. Phoenix Chorale – Sleigh Ride (Arr. for Choir by Alexander L’Estrange) (02:40)
1-18. Phoenix Chorale – The Christmas Song (Arr. for Choir by Peter Knight & Christopher Gabbitas) (03:31)
1-19. Phoenix Chorale – Jingle Bells (Arr. for Choir by Ben Parry) (02:43)
1-20. Phoenix Chorale – Noche de Paz (Arr. for Choir by James Burton) (03:35)