Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, Dc | This House Shall Stand: Songs of My Family

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This House Shall Stand: Songs of My Family

by Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, Dc

In a commission by composers Robert Espindola and Robert Seeley, the chorus sings of the heartwarming and at times heartbreaking facts of life in a family, from the ones we are born into to the ones we form in our adult lives.
Genre: Classical: Choral Music
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Always With Love
3:47 $0.99
2. On Grandpa's Knee
4:03 $0.99
3. The Gift of Two (feat. Pj Brennan & Jonny Simmonds)
3:47 $0.99
4. Our Stockings (feat. Barrett Whitener)
4:43 $0.99
5. Crossfire (feat. Joe Cannon)
2:35 $0.99
6. Nightfall (feat. Peter Fox)
2:31 $0.99
7. At the Window (feat. Eric Belkengren)
5:25 $0.99
8. The Man in My Father's Life (feat. Katie Mcmanus)
3:13 $0.99
9. Neighbors and Friends
3:13 $0.99
10. A Wall of Glass (feat. Robert T. Boaz & Justin Bank)
3:38 $0.99
11. Dance One More Time (feat. Robert T. Boaz)
3:59 $0.99
12. Empty Frame (feat. Colin James)
4:08 $0.99
13. This House Shall Stand
6:03 $0.99
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Album Notes
Artistic Director: Jeff Buhrman
Assistant Music Director: Thea Kano
Principal Accompanist: Theodore Guerrant
Executive Director: Robert Johnson
Marketing Manager: John W. Sykes
Business and Administrative Manager: Rachel M. Williams

This House Shall Stand: Songs of My Family was recorded, edited and mixed by Curt Wittig and Mary Gottlieb

CD Package Art Direction and Graphic Design by John W. Sykes

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This House Shall Stand: Songs of My Family: "Songs of My Family reflects the joys and sorrows, challenges and achievements of GLBT relationships with our biological families and with our families of choice. On a personal level, Songs of My Family speaks to my own life as a gay man, a parent, a partner and a member of the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, DC. I am honored to join my voice with this chorus, as we sing about the journeys of our lives." —Alex Ford
"Always With Love": "Dedicated to our chorus and kindred families, always with love." —Kathy McGee and Marsha Holloman
"On Grandpa's Knee": "For my loving granddaughters Kate and Loren... you bring great joy and happiness to your grandpa. I love you" —Popi (Michael Baker)
"The Gift of Two": "Happy Birthday, PJ. We love you." —Mom and Dad
"Our Stockings": "To our extended family, GMCW. Thank you, gentlemen, for music that comforts and inspires." —Greg Kubiak and Joe Canter
"Crossfire": "In honor of Alan Savada and Will Stevenson and their son, Samuel." —Jack Gerard
"Nightfall": "For friends whose love has graced my journey: John, Bob, Karl, Bud, Tim, Daniel, Richard, Tom and Curt." —Jack Reiffer
"At the Window": "In memory of my late partner Stephen Brent Miller." —Paul Kuntzler
"The Man in My Father's Life": "Dedicated to Becca and Kate. We are both so happy and richer for having you in our lives." —Stuart Kopperman and Kit Grieder
"Neighbors and Friends": "Dedicated to all families — traditional and non-traditional. May your lives be filled with old-fashioned picnics." —Jerry Lee, Joe Vignali and Chris Asaro
"A Wall of Glass": "In remembrance of Uncle Dick who left us too soon. And to my partner and friend, Rusty... let no walls keep us apart. With love." —Scott Reiber
"Dance One More Time": "Jerry — thank you for nine wonderful years and for sending me someone to dance with again." —Howie
"Empty Frame": "Dedicated to my brothers, Frank, Jim and Edward." —Charles Merk
"This House Shall Stand": "To GMCW for adding beautiful music to our lives and to Alan Keffer and George Epting for introducing them to us." —Thomas Mounteer and George Farrah

Special thanks to the following for their generous contributions to the commissioning and recording of Songs of My Family:
Alex Ford and Steven Toporoff
Jim and Barbara Tozzi
Dan Patton and Steve Ranger



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