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Christmas 1972-2004 [no label, 1CD]

Dale Warland conducting. Live at various dates and venues 1972-2004. Very good radio broadcast.

Thanks to zootype for sharing the tracks at Dime.

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“The Dale Warland Singers was a 40-person choral group in the United States, based in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St Paul, Minnesota. Founded in 1972 and conducted by Dale Warland, the ensemble tackled a repertoire of difficult, complex, and beautiful polyphonic works for both a cappella and accompanied choir. Their repertoire consisted primarily of twentieth-century composers and arrangers, including works by Arvo Pärt, Samuel Barber, Charles Ives, Joseph Ott, Stephen Paulus and others. They also performed well-known works by the composers such as Allegri and Mendelssohn. The ensemble’s farewell concert was held on May 30, 2004. - wikipedia

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HD over FM broadcast, FM-HD tuner > PC > Soundforge > stereo 16-bit 44.1kbps WAV > tracked and edited in Soundforge > WAVs > SBEs repaired, checksum and FLAC-8 files created in Trader’s Little Helper
WCRB-HD-FM Boston broadcast; December 09, 2012

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Track 01. radio intro 1:13
Track 02. Il Est Ne Le Divin Enfant [”He is born, the divine Child”] 2:28
(Traditional French, arranged by Donna Gartman Schultz)

Track 03. radio intro 1:52
Track 04. Bereden väg för Herran [”Prepare the Way for the Lord”] 3:00
(Traditional Swedish)

Track 05. Wonder Tidings [Stephen Paulus] 3:18

Track 06. radio intro 2:35
Track 07. Long Ago Christ Was Born In Bethlehem [Herbert Howells] 5:02
Track 08. radio outro 0:12

Track 09. radio intro 1:14
A Festival of Carols, Frank Ferko
Track 10. The Angel’s Song - Part A 3:14
Track 11. The Angel’s Song - Part B 1:19
Track 12. The Angel’s Song - Part C 2:25
Track 13. The Angel’s Song - Part D 3:41
Track 14. The Angel’s Song - Part E 2:39

Track 15. radio intro 1:33
Track 16. Joseph Dearest, Joseph Mine (Trad German) 3:01

Track 17. Huron Carol [Twas in the Moon of Wintertime] 3:24
Jean de Brébeuf, Canadian

Track 18. Carol Of The Bells 1:20
after the traditional Ukranian tune “Shchedryk”, adapted by Mykola Leontovych [Ukranian] with English lyrics by Peter J Wilhousky [American, published 1936]

Track 19. radio intro 0:25
Track 20. Kaladu (Trad) 2:10

Track 21. Gabriel’s Message (Trad Basque, arranged by Stephen Paulus) 4:06

Track 22. radio intro 2:07
Track 23. Silent Night (Trad) 2:33
Franz Xaver Gruber, music, and Father Joseph Mohr, lyrics [Austrian]; arranged by Malcolm Sargent - Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht
Track 24. radio outro 1:36
57 mins

Dale Warland Singers
Kathleen Robinson - oboe
Kathy Kienzle - harp
Marin Plath - harp
Jay Johnson - percussion
Dale Warland conducting

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