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Gentle Peace

by Various Artists

A collection of songs and instrumentals by a cross-over composer of pop, jazz and classical music.
Genre: Classical: Vocal Music
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Dream World
The Potpourris
1:49 $0.99
2. The Soho Serenade
Ethel Regan
2:44 $0.99
3. Variations On Original Theme
Anthony Spaccoratella
5:07 $0.99
4. Seasonal Song No. 1: Thaw
The Jubilate Chorale
1:18 $0.99
5. Seasonal Song No. 2: Spring Bluets
The Jubilate Chorale
1:17 $0.99
6. Seasonal Song No. 3: Lovely Hill Torrents
The Jubilate Chorale
1:50 $0.99
7. Free as the Breeze
John Mazotti
2:15 $0.99
8. A Gift Round
Sharing a New Song Chorus
0:57 $0.99
9. The Dark Night Is Ending
Roger Lee Hall
1:59 $0.99
10. Variations On Auld Lang Syne
Roger Lee Hall
2:36 $0.99
11. Song of the Old Folks (Auld Lang Syne)
Old Stoughton Musical Society Chorus
0:58 $0.99
12. Gentle Peace
Stoughton Musicfest Quartet
2:36 $0.99
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Album Notes
This collection includes both songs and keyboard instrumentals over 40 years from the the 1960s to 2005. The first few selections are pop and jazz songs from the 1960s. The three "Seasonal Songs" from the 1970s are based on texts about the ending of each season. "A Gift Round" was composed for the Sharing A New Song Chorus and their Russian tour in 1988. It opened a concert in Russia which featured for the first time both Russian and American choruses. The round is sung in Russian with the translation being: "We give you a gift of our songs." There are two sets of piano variations, one (No. 3) from 1968 based on an original theme, and the other (No. 10) from 2005 based on the familiar tune of "Auld Lang Syne," followed by a rare vocal version from 19th century New England. The title song of the album is from a live concert and based on an anti-war poem written by a 10 year old school girl back in 1814 during The War of 1812, written several months before "The Star-Spangled Banner." The opening words can speak to us today as well:
"Come, Gentle Peace, with smiling ray,
Beam on our land, a cloudless day."
The songs and instrumentals on this album exhibit both a calmness and a joyous exuberance with examples of peace -- "Gentle Peace."



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