TRACK LISTING

 

Emergence

Joanna Estelle composer/lyricist/arranger

 

Umori [Moods]

Frédéric Lacroix piano

 

1 I. Appassionato [Ardent]   1:23

2 II. Determinato [Determined]   1:11

3 III. Energico [Energetic]   1:10

4 IV. Estroso [Whimsical]   1:39

5 V.  Luccicante [Shimmery]   1:23

6 VI. Pentito [Repentant]   1:54

7 VII. Riflessivo [Reflective]   2:01

8 VIII. Sognante [Wistful]   1:35

9 IX. Solenne [Solemn]   1:48

10 X. Speranzoso [Hopeful]   1:35

 

11 Susannah’s Lullaby (This is a Face of Love)   3:38

Morgan Strickland soprano  Frédéric Lacroix piano

 

12  Language of a Rose   4:52

Morgan Strickland soprano  Brandon Wilkie cello

Frédéric Lacroix piano

 

13  Moyi mamij [For My Mother]   3:53

Laura Dziubaniuk soprano Laurence Ewashko baritone

Brandon Wilkie cello  Frédéric Lacroix piano

 

14  Qu’est-ce que c’est la vie?

(Hommage à Diana, Princesse de Galles)

[What is Life?

(Tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales)]   4:27

Morgan Strickland soprano   Brandon Wilkie cello

Frédéric Lacroix piano

 

15 Abwoon d’bwashmaya [Aramaic Lord’s Prayer] 5:06

Susan Elizabeth Brown soprano  Roland Gjernes cello

 

16  Water Canticle (For Margaret Trudeau)  4:20

arr. John Gordon Armstrong

Ewashko Singers  |  Laurence Ewashko artistic director

Robert Ryan tenor solo   Aude Urbancic piano

 

17  La chanson de ton coeur [The Song of Your Heart]   3:05

Capital Chamber Choir  |  Jamie Lobackartistic director

Sonya Sweeney piano

 

18 Child of the Manger   3:42

arr. John Gordon Armstrong

Capital Chamber Choir  |  Jamie Loback artistic director

 

19  Song for Abwoon   11:43

Ewashko Singers  |  Laurence Ewashko artistic director

Susan Elizabeth Brown soprano soloist

Brandon Wilkie cello soloist   Jeffrey Miller flute I

Pascale Margely flute II   Frédéric Hodgson oboe

Brigitte Amyot violin  Kevin James viola

Jean-François Marquis ensemble cello  Peter Kilpatrick bass

 

 

CREDITS

 

A debt of gratitude is owed to Alice Parker for her expert tutelage and friendship; Larysa Kuzmenko, Christina Petrowska Quilico and Dr. Lisette Canton for being shining examples of excellence in classical music; Dr. Andrea McCrady for her support; and to family and friends for their ongoing belief in my musical journey.

 

Sincere thanks to all musicians involved in the recording of this album, particularly featured soloists.

 

Special thanks go to those who helped transform the dream of a recording into a reality: Tom Barnes, David Berry, Laurence  Ewashko, John Gray, Kevin James, Jamie Loback, Robin Moir, MacKay United Church (Ottawa ON, Canada), St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (Ottawa ON, Canada), Calvin Presbyterian Church (Toronto, ON, Canada) and PARMA Recordings.

 

This album is dedicated to my mother, Nadia Hope Storoschuk, who passed away during its production.

 

 

 

Tracks 1-10

Recorded June 27, 2016 at MacKay United Church in Ottawa ON

Session Producers Joanna Estelle, Frédéric Lacroix

Session and Sound Editing Engineer Tom Barnes

 

Track 11

Recorded February 19, 2017 at MacKay United Churchin in Ottawa ON

Session Producer Joanna Estelle

Session and Sound Editing Engineer Tom Barnes

 

Track 12

Recorded June 28, 2016 at MacKay United Church in Ottawa ON

Session Producer Joanna Estelle

Session and Sound Editing Engineer Tom Barnes

 

Track 13

Recorded November 5, 2016 at MacKay United Church in Ottawa ON

Session Producers Joanna Estelle, Laurence Ewashko

Session and Sound Editing Engineer Tom Barnes

 

Track 14

Recorded August 30, 2017 at MacKay United Church in Ottawa ON

Session Producer Joanna Estelle

Session and Sound Editing Engineer Tom Barnes

 

Track 15

Recorded September 18, 2017 at Calvin Presbyterian Church in Toronto ON

Session Producer Joanna Estelle

Session Engineer John Gray

Sound Editing Engineer Tom Barnes

 

Track 16

Recorded November 5, 2016 at MacKay United Church in Ottawa ON

Session Producers Joanna Estelle, Laurence Ewashko

Session and Sound Editing Engineer Tom Barnes

 

Track 17

Recorded February 19, 2017 at MacKay United Church in Ottawa ON

Session Producers Joanna Estelle, Jamie Loback

Session and Sound Editing Engineer Tom Barnes

 

Track 18

Recorded February 19, 2017 at MacKay United Church in Ottawa ON

Session Producers Joanna Estelle, Jamie Loback

Session and Sound Editing Engineer Tom Barnes

 

Track 19

Recorded November 5, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Ottawa ON

Session Producers Joanna Estelle, Laurence Ewashko

Session and Sound Editing Engineer Tom Barnes

 

Aramaic text for Abwoon d’bwashmaya and Song for Abwoon used with the kind permission of Dr. Neil Douglas-Klotz. (www.abwoon.org)

 

 

Cover artwork After the Storm Marc Jordan. (www.marcjordan.com)

 

 

Executive Producer Bob Lord

Executive A&R Sam Renshaw

A&R  Brandon MacNeil

Audio Director  Jeff LeRoy

Engineering Manager Lucas Paquette

Mastering Shaun Michaud

Design & Marketing Director  Brett Picknell

Design Emily Roulo

 

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