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DASHING

SOUNDS OF THE SEASON

David Tanner

Alphonse Adam

Delvyn Case

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

L Peter Deutsch

James Shrader

Henry Wolking

Christopher J. Hoh

Phillip Rhodes

Timothy Lee Miller

 

OVERVIEW

 

Navona Records is delighted to present DASHING, a festive album for the holiday season featuring brand new works and arrangements of holiday favorites by several outstanding composers, with performances by The Stanbery Singers, the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Salt Lake City Jazz Orchestra.

 

Familiar faces and tunes make appearances here, such as Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s perennial holiday favorite, Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy from his ballet The Nutcracker. Henry Wolking provides a jazz arrangement of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen; likewise, David Tanner contributes with an arrangement of O Holy Night. His other work, A Visit from St. Nicholas, sets Clement Moore’s classic poem “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” to orchestra, with narration by Kerry Stratton. Delvyn Case and Timothy Lee Miller deliver rousing, spirited music with their Rocket Sleigh for orchestra and A Christmas Celebration for wind band, respectively.

 

Christopher J. Hoh introduces the album’s choral works with his invitational Come Now and Celebrate, along with a choral arrangement of Thomas W. Talley’s folksong “Behold That Star,” composed in the style of African–American spirituals. L. Peter Deutsch weaves choral voices with solo instruments on each of his Three Winter Holiday Songs, “A Winter’s Rime,” “Hodie Christus Natus Est,” and “The Holly and the Ivy.” James Shrader contributes two choral works—a setting of “In the Bleak Midwinter” as a theme and variations, and Balulalow, written in a traditional Scottish style. Phillip Rhodes rounds out the album with the luminescent A Lullaby for the Nativity.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

 

Composer Christopher J. Hoh has produced choral commissions for The Stuttgart German-American Chorus, and California’s Meistersingers. In addition to several current composition projects, he is also editing neglected works from the European Renaissance and America for performance

 

In addition to his work as an accomplished composer, David Tanner is well-known as an adept saxophonist, having worked with ensembles and artists as diverse as the Toronto Symphony and Ella Fitzgerald. His music can be heard on the Navona release OF BIRDS AND LEMONS (NV5887)

 

Boston-based composer Delvyn Case’s works have been performed by award-winning artists such as the Chestnut Brass Company, D’Anna Fortunato, and Charles Abramovic. His piece Rocket Sleigh has been performed by over 50 orchestras across the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom

 

Trombonist and incredibly diverse composer Henry Wolking has composed complex and cosmopolitan works for a variety of ensembles, with influences drawn from classical and jazz styles, as well as the folk sounds of Central and Eastern Europe and Cuba. Wolking has previously released on Navona Records, CROSS CONNECTION (NV5903) and Big Round Records, IN SEA (BR8944)

 

James Shrader has composed extensively for choir. He has conducted choral performances, which have included his own compositions, across the United States, the United Kingdom, and Europe. In addition to composition and conducting, he is an active professor and author

 

L Peter Deutsch composes primarily for small instrumental or a capella vocal ensembles, known for his modal harmonies, fluent text setting, and lyrical melodies. His work to date includes three choral commissions ("Brethren and Lovers," San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus, 2008, "The Dimensions of Love," Bay Choral Guild, 2011, and "Where Everything is Music," Arizona Women in Tune, 2012)

 

Composer Phillip Rhodes is a featured composer on the Navona compilation SPARKS (NV6050) and has been the recipient of numerous commissions and awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, two Tanglewood Orchestra Prizes, and a citation and award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters

 

Versatile composer Timothy Lee Miller has composed for chamber ensembles, orchestra, wind ensemble, chorus and solo voice, jazz ensembles, and several small film and television projects. He is also an accomplished arranger and publisher. Miller is a featured composer on the premier Ansonica Records release ABRAZO: THE HAVANA SESSIONS (AR0001)

 

 

ALSO ON NAVONA RECORDS

 

CZECH AND MORAVIAN CHRISTMAS CAROLS (NV6010)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Release Date: September 9, 2016

Label: Navona Records

Catalog #: NV6055

File Under: Classical

Format: CD

List Price: $14.99

UPC #: 896931003551

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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TRACK TITLES

 

David Tanner (SOCAN)

 

A Visit From St. Nicholas

Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra  |  Petr Vronský, conductor

Kerry Stratton, narration

 

Alphonse Adam (arr. David Tanner) (SOCAN)

 

O Holy Night (Cantique de Noel)

Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra  |  Petr Vronský, conductor

David Tanner, saxophone

 

Delvyn Case (BMI)

 

3 Rocket Sleigh

Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra  |  Petr Vronský, conductor

 

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

 

4 Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy

Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra  |  Petr Vronský, conductor

 

L PETER DEUTSCH

 

5 A Winter’s Rime

The Stanbery Singers  |  Paul Stanbery, conductor

Emily S. Van Niman, english horn

 

6 The Holly and the Ivy

The Stanbery Singers  |  Paul Stanbery, conductor

Rebekah E. Chesnes, flute

 

7 Hodie Christus Natus Est

The Stanbery Singers  |  Paul Stanbery, conductor

Davis McKinney, trumpet

 

James Shrader

 

8 Balulalow

The Stanbery Singers  |  Paul Stanbery, conductor

Samantha Staton, soprano; Christopher Scott Wyatt, tenor

 

9 In the Bleak Midwinter

The Stanbery Singers  |  Paul Stanbery, conductor

 

Henry Wolking

 

10 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

Salt Lake City Jazz Orchestra  |  Henry Wolking, conductor

Kevin Stout, trombone

 

Christopher J. Hoh

 

11 Behold That Star

The Stanbery Singers  |  Paul Stanbery, conductor

Sean David Taylor, baritone; Shawn Dawson, organ

 

12 Come Now and Celebrate

The Stanbery Singers  |  Paul Stanbery, conductor

Tisha C. Patton, piano

 

Phillip Rhodes

 

13 A LULLABY FOR THE NATIVITY

The Stanbery Singers  |  Paul Stanbery, conductor

Shawn Dawson, organ; Haejin Kim, violin

 

TIMOTHY LEE MILLER

 

14 A Christmas Celebration

Moravian Philharmonia Wind and Percussion Ensemble

Petr Vronský, conductor

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