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Gloria: Music for Christmas

by Mississauga Festival Choir & David Ambrose

The second album from Mississauga Festival Choir, featuring a selection of choral music for Christmas including the exuberant and dramatic cantata "Gloria" by John Rutter.
Genre: Classical: Cantata
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1. Rejoice and Be Merry
Mississauga Festival Choir & David Ambrose
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2. Blow, Blow Thou Winter Wind
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3. Snow
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4. The Huron Carol
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5. We Need a Little Christmas
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6. Quelle Est Cette Odeur Agréable?
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7. Cedit, Hyems
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8. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
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9. Winter Song
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10. The Night of Promise
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11. Gloria: I. Gloria in Excelsis Deo
Mississauga Festival Choir & David Ambrose
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12. Gloria: II. Domine Deus, Rex Caelestis
Mississauga Festival Choir & David Ambrose
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13. Gloria: III. Quoniam Tu Solus Sanctus
Mississauga Festival Choir & David Ambrose
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
The Mississauga Festival Choir is a non-auditioned, adult choir from the Toronto, Canada area. The 150-voice Mississauga Festival Choir was founded in 1984 to honour the City of Mississauga’s 10th anniversary. It has been an integral part of the city’s arts scene ever since, providing exemplary music education and performances to the people of Mississauga.

Founded by Dr. Lori-Anne Dolloff and led by David Ambrose since 2006, MFC is a true community choir open to all singers--no audition is necessary.

MFC is proud of its strong community ties, and each season raises funds for neighbourhood charities through its Festival of Friends event, raising almost $20,000 for many causes over the past seven years.

MFC also represents the people of Mississauga internationally, having toured Scotland and Ireland, and in the summer of 2014, Budapest, Vienna, Salzburg and Prague. The 2013/14 season was MFC's 30th!

Gloria: Music for Christmas

Recorded October 4th and 5th, 2013 at Runnymede United Church, Toronto

Conductor: David Ambrose
Accompanist: David Eliakis

Festival Ensemble
Trumpet: Steven Abra, Ted Clark, Paul Sanvidotti, Ira Zingraff
Trombone: Nate Fanning, Aubrey Kelly
Bass Trombone: Isabelle Lavoie
Tuba: Frank Law
Organ: Matthew Coons
Percussion: Dean Kurtis-Pomeroy, Étienne Levesque

1. Rejoice and Be Merry
Traditional
Arrangement: John Rutter
With Festival Ensemble

2. Blow, Blow Thou Winter Wind
Text: William Shakespeare
Music: John Rutter

3. Snow
Words and Music: Irving Berlin

4. The Huron Carol
Traditional
Arrangement: Robert B. Anderson

5. We Need a Little Christmas
Words and Music: Jerry Herman

6. Quelle Est Cette Odeur Agréable
Traditional
Arrangement: Scott MacMillan
Soloist: Charles Sy
Harp: Angela Schwarzkopf
Organ: Matthew Coons

7. Cedit, Hyems (Begon, Winter)
Performed by the Mississauga Festival Chamber Choir
Text: Traditional
Music: Abbie Betinis
Flute: M. Dawn Pear

Nox, et tenebrae, et nublia
confusa mundi et turbida,
lux intrat, albescit polus,
Christus venit, discedite!
Cedit, hyems, tua durities,
frigor abiit; rigor et glacies
brumalis et feritas, rabies,
torpor et improba segnities,
pallor et ira, dolor et macies.
Nunc amor aureus advenies,
indomitos tibi subjicies,
tendo manus...

Night - confused, disordered,
Disturbed darkness of the world -
Light breaks in, the heavens grow bright,
Christ has come! Depart!
Now, Winter, yieldeth all thy dreariness,
The cold is over, all thy frozenness,
All frost and fog, and wind's untowardness.
All sullenness, uncomely sluggishness,
Paleness and anger, grief and haggardness.
Now Love, all golden, comest thou to me,
Bowing the tameless 'neath thine empery.
I stretch my hands...

8. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Words and Music: High Martin and Ralph Blane
Soloist: Charles Sy

9. Winter Song
Words and Music: Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson
Soloist: Jenny Johnston
Violin: Janie Kim
Cello: Paul Widner

10. The Night of Promise
Words and Music: David Ambrose
Soloist: Sabrina Santelli-Perez
Harp: Angela Schwarzkopf

Gloria
Words: Traditional
Music: John Rutter
With Festival Ensemble
Soloists: Glynis Ratcliffe, Sabrina Santelli-Perez, Kate Bicknell

11. 1st Movement

Gloria in excelsis Deo
et in terra pax hominibus bonae voluntatis
Laudamus te, benedicimus te,
adoramus te, glorificamus te,
gratias agimus tibi propter magnam gloriam tuam.

Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace to people of good will.
We praise you, we bless you,
we adore you, we glorify you,
we give you thanks for your great glory.

12. 2nd Movement

Domine Deus, Rex Caelestis,
Deus Pater omnipotens.
Domine Fili Unigenite, Jesu Christe,
Domine Deus, Agnus Dei, Filius Patris,
qui tollis peccata mundi, miserere nobis;
qui tollis peccata mundi, suscipe deprecationem nostram.
Que sedes ad dexteram Patris, miserere nobis.

Lord God, heavenly King,
O God, almighty Father
Lord Jesus Christ, Only Begotten Son,
Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father,
You take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us;
You take away the sins of the world, receive our prayer.
You are seated at the right hand of the Father,
have mercy on us.

13. 3rd Movement

Quoniam tu solus Sanctus, tu solus Dominus,
tu solus Altissimus
Jesu Christe, cum Sancto Spiritu:
in gloria Dei Patris. Amen

For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord,
you alone are the Most High,
Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit,
in the glory of God the Father. Amen

Acknowledgements

Mississauga Festival Choir would like to thank the following groups and individuals who have made this recording possible:
Culture Division, City of Mississauga
Runnymede United Church
MFC Administrative Director: Susan Ritchie
Design: Dave Gouveia
Recording Engineers: Carmon Barry and Eugene Huo
Mixed by: Eugene Hui / Emmanuel Recording Studios

All songs recorded with permission through CMRRA and Cabin 24 Records

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