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CD180 The Snow Lay on the Ground


The Snow Lay on the Ground


conductor Julian Wachner

CD180   $16.00

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Julian Wachner is known as one of North America’s most exciting and versatile musicians, sought after as conductor, composer and keyboard artist. All of these elements come together on this recording of festive carols settings composed during Wachner’s tenure as conductor of The Washington Chorus and as Director of Music and Arts at Trinity Wall Street in New York City. This recording features nine brilliant carol settings performed by the GRAMMY-nominated Choir of Trinity Wall Street, The Trinity Youth Chorus, and the NOVUS NY orchestra. The recording also features three organ improvisations on carols performed by Mr. Wachner.

Track Listing:
1. The Snow Lay on the Ground
2. Angels We Have Heard on High
3. Un Flambeau
4. The First Nowell
5. Improvisation: Puer nobis
6. Niño Lindo
7. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
8. Improvisation: Adeste Fidelis
9. Joy to the World
10. Improvisation: Divinum mysterium
11. Silent Night
12. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
13. Improvisation: In dulci jubilo

Producer Geoffrey Silver is a choral specialist, who received his training at Westminster Abbey and Cambridge University, before co-founding New York Polyphony and record label, Acis. His label regularly receives critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic: Fantasticus, his second album with Quicksilver, was praised as “fantasticus, indeed” by Gramophone, and was a New York Times top ten of 2014; BACH, The Great Eighteen Chorales by Renée Anne Louprette, received a New York Times critics’ choice for 2014; the American Record Guide described Vale Rideout’s Britten/Finzi song cycles as “strong and excellent”; and James Oestreich of the New York Times recently hailed Dashon Burton’s Songs of Struggle as “imaginative and delightful…a beautiful and lovable disc.” Geoffrey is Chorus Master of The Washington Chorus, and was recently appointed to lead the music program at Stowe, an exclusive private school in England with renowned choral, music and production programs. As a freelance producer, he has worked with The Choir of Trinity Wall Street on several projects, including the choral works of Trevor Weston, and its world-famous interpretation of Messiah.