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CD-cover-SOUNZSCAPES ~ FROM OUR LANDS 

This unique celebration, featuring the music of Canadian and New Zealand composers, won Choral Canada’s National Award for ‘Outstanding Choral Recording’ in 2014. Elise Bradley, Artistic Director. Marquis 7 7471814392 1 (2013).




Tracks

1. I Te Timatanga – Te Whanau Wehi 2. Cantate Domino – Rupert Lang 3. Ohana I runga rawa [live] – David Hamilton 4. Magic Prayer – Srul Irving Glick 5. Magnificat – Eleanor Daley 6. Child with the Starry Crayon – Eleanor Daley 7. Peace Song – Dorothy Buchanan 8. Sanctus – Richard Oswin 9. Weep No More – David Childs 10. Watane [live] – Mark Sirett 11. Tsimshian Welcome Chant – Arr: Donald Patriquin 12. Cape Breton Lullaby [live] – Kenneth Leslie, Arr: Stuart Calvert 13. Te Iwi E – Te Whanau Wehi 14. Song for the Mira – Allister MacGillivray, Arr: Stuart Calvert 15. I Went to the Market [live] – Arr: Donald Patriquin

 

how sweet the soundHOW SWEET THE SOUND 

A compilation of works for treble voices and orchestra! This repertoire was also performed during the choir’s tour to Hungary, Slovakia and Austria in July 2006. Jean Ashworth Bartle, Music Director. Marquis 81361 (2006).




Tracks

1-3) Dixit Dominus – Baldassare Galuppi 4-9) St. Leopold Mass – Johann Michael Haydn 10) Cantique de Jean Racine – Gabriel Fauré 11) Noël des enfants – Claude Debussy 12) Ave Maria – Johannes Brahms 13) Pie Jesu – Robert Evans 14-16) Psalm Trilogy – Srul Irving Glick 17) A Psalm of Praise – Eleanor Daley 18) Evening Song – Zoltán Kodaly 19) Freedom Trilogy – Paul Halley

 

Ceremony of Carols A CEREMONY OF CAROLS 

This is a compilation of the most popular Christmas selections from the choir’s previous recordings-including John Rutter’s Dancing Day and Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols. Jean Ashworth Bartle, Music Director. Marquis 81327 (2003).




Tracks

1) Es ist ein’ Ros’ entsprungen – Michael Praetorius 2) The Huron Carol – Trad. arr. Healy Willan 3) D’ou viens-tu bergère – Trad. arr. Howard Cable Dancing DayJohn Rutter 4) Prelude 5) Angelus ad virginem 6) A virgin most pure with 7) Personent hodie 8) Interlude 9)There is no rose 10) Coventry Carol 11) Tomorrow shall be my dancing day 12) I Saw Three Ships – Gustav Holst 13) Promptement levez-vous – Trad. arr. Ruth Watson Henderson 14) Stille Nacht – Trad. arr. John Rutter 15) Noël nouvelet – Trad. arr. Howard Cable A Ceremony of Carols Op. 28 – Benjamin Britten 16) Procession 17) Wolcum Yole! 18) There is no Rose 19)That yongë child 20) Balulalow 21) As dewe in Aprille 22) This little Babe 23) Interlude-harp solo 24) In Freezing Winter Night 25) Spring Carol 26) Adam lay ibounden 27) Recession 28) Alleluia from Cantata No. 142 – J.S. Bach 

 

A Song for All Seasons   A SONG FOR ALL SEASONS 

This recording is a celebration of great choral music for treble voices spanning more than three centuries, from the glorious counterpoint of Bach’s Suscepit Israel to the tranquility of Sir David Willcocks’ beautiful setting of Psalm 23. Jean Ashworth Bartle, Music Director. Marquis 81311 (2003).




Tracks

1) Wir eilen mit schwachen – J.S. Bach 2) Suscepit Israel – J.S. Bach 3) The Snow – Edward Elgar 4-6) Three Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda – Gustav Holst 7-9) Psalm Trilogy –David Willcocks 10) Benedictus – Krzysztof Penderecki 11) Salut Printemps Claude Debussy 12) City Called Heaven – Josephine Poelinitz 13) Queen Jane – Stephen Hatfield 14) The Birds – Eleanor Daley 15) Song for Canada – Paul Halley

 

Makers    COME, YE MAKERS OF SONG 

A musical millenium spanning Pergolesi to Poulenc, featuring the world premiere of Srul Irving Glick’s Psalm Trilogy at the Sydney Opera House. Jean Ashworth Bartle, Music Director. Marquis/EMI 81255 (2000).




Tracks

1) Come, Ye Makers of Song – Ruth Watson Henderson 2) Freedom Trilogy – Paul Halley 3-5) Dixit Dominus – Baldassare Galuppi 6-8) Psalm Trilogy – Srul Irving Glick 9-14) Stabat Mater – Giovanna Battista Pergolesi 15) Agnus Dei – W.A. Mozart 16) Laudate Pueri – Felix Mendelssohn 17) Lift Thine Eyes – Felix Mendelssohn 18) Ave Maria – Gustav Holst 19) Prayer of St. Francis – Michael Hurd 20-24) Petites Voix – Francis Poulenc 25) Glory to Thee, My God This Night – Thomas Tallis 

 

Lights  SONGS OF THE LIGHTS 

 Folk, jazz and contemporary choral music of Canadians Lydia Adams,  Stephen Hatfield, Donald Patriquin, Imant Raminsh and Ruth Watson  Henderson. Jean Ashworth Bartle, Music Director. Marquis/EMI 81253  (2000).




Tracks

1) On suuri sun rants autius – Matti Hyokki 2-5) Songs of the Lights – Imant Raminsh 6) Micma’q Honour Song – arr. Lydia Adams 7) African Celebration – Stephen Hatfield 8) City Called Heaven – arr. Josephine Poelinitz 9) Go Down Moses – arr. Mark Hayes   10-15) World Suite One – arr. Donald Patriquin 16) Don’t Ever Squeeze a Weasel – Ruth Watson Henderson 17) Sing Me a Song – Leonard Enns 18) We Rise Again – arr. Lydia Adams 19) George Gershwin Medley – arr. Bill Holcombe 20) Somewhere – Leonard Bernstein 

 

A Boy was Born   A BOY WAS BORN 

Features the perennial favourite, Brother Heinrich’s Christmas, narrated by Lois Marshall; Elmer Iseler Singers and MacMillian Singers, guest artists. Named ‘Outstanding Choral Recording’ in 1998. Jean Ashworth Bartle, Music Director. TCC 015 (1998).




Tracks

1)“Winter” from Folksongs of the Four Seasons – Ralph Vaughan Williams)  2) Brother Heinrich’s Christmas-A Fable with Music – John Rutter 3) Salvator Mundi-A Christmas Carol sequence – William Mathias 4) A Boy was Born, Op. 3 – Benjamin Britten 

 

My Heart Soars   MY HEART SOARS 

This inspiring and all-Canadian celebration of life, laughter, love and praise includes works by Eleanor Daley, Allister MacGillivray, Srul Irving Glick and Harry Freedman. Jean Ashworth Bartle, Music Director. Marquis/EMI 81199 (1996).




Tracks

1) I’se the B’y – arr. John E. Govedas 2) The Blooming Bright Star of Belle Isle 3) Song for the Mira 4) Cape Breton Lullaby 5) Away from the Roll of the Sea – Allister MacGillivray arr. Stuart Calvert 6-9) Four Songs of Early Canada – arr. Donald Patriquin 10-14) Moments in Time – Srul Irving Glick15) Keewaydin – Harry Freedman 16) The Blue Eye of God –Nancy Telfer 17) Pie Jesu – Robert Evans 18) My Heart Soars – Ruth Watson Henderson 19) Cantate Domino – Imant Raminsh

 

Along the Road    ALONG THE ROAD TO BETHLEHEM 

A delightful selection of Christmas favourites, including Ruth Watson Henderson’s charming work, The Last Straw. Features tenor Ben Heppner (as the camel!) and members of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Jean Ashworth Bartle, Music Director, CBC SMCD 5151 (1995).




Tracks

1) Star Carol – Rutter 2) The Kings – Cornelius, arr. Henderson 3) Sussex Carol – Trad. arr. Willcocks 4) See Amid the Winter’s Snow – Goss, arr. Willcocks 5) Jesus Child – Rutter 6) Song of the Crib – Trad. arr. Holman 7) Wexford Carol – Trad. arr. Holman 8) The Garden of Jesus – Trad. arr. Holman 9) Good King Wenceslas – Trad. arr. Jacques 10) Hey! Now – Chilcott 11) Mid-winter – Chilcott  12) Farewell! Advent – Chilcott 13) Shepherd’s Pipe Carol – Rutter 14) Jesus Christ the Apple Tree – Poston 15-22) The Last Straw- a Christmas Fable – Henderson/Thury