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composed by Alan Murray, Amanda McBroom, Anonymous, English, Anonymous, Swedish, César Franck, Charles Gounod, Christmas Traditional, Giovanni Pergolesi, James P. Carrell, John Rutter, Joseph Brackett, Karl Jenkins, Lowell Mason, Stanley Myers, Stephen Sondheim

What is this Bryn Terfel collection, exactly, that contains "Simple Gifts," the beginning of Pergolesi's "Stabat Mater," "Send in the Clowns," and even "The Rose" (not the one e'er blooming, but the Bette Midler or Conway Twitty vehicle)? It is, per the back cover text, Bryn's "personal collection of sacred, spiritual, and meditative songs." The album still might seem like quite a hodgepodge to a browser reading the tracklist, but it is exactly the elusiveness of the thread connecting these songs that makes this a superior ...

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  1. Ave verum corpus, motet for chorus, strings & organ, K. 618
  2. Deep River
  3. The Lord Bless You and Keep You, for chorus & orchestra
  4. I'll Walk Beside You
  5. Stabat mater, for soprano, alto, strings & organ in F minor
  6. Still, Still, Still (Stille, stille, stille) (Austrian)
  7. Simple Gifts ("'Tis the gift to be simple")
  8. How Great Thou Art (Tune: O store Gud)
  9. Panis angelicus for tenor, organ, harp, cello & bass
  10. Bless This House, for chorus & keyboard
  11. Ave verum corpus, for baritone & orchestra
  12. The Deer Hunter, film score: She Was Beautiful (Cavatina)
  13. The Rose, song
  14. Amazing Grace (Tune: New Britain)
  15. Tosturi Duw (God's Mercy), song for voice & organ
  16. Morning Has Broken, song (Tune: Bunessan)
  17. Nearer My God to Thee, for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  18. Ave Maria, for voice & piano, CG 89e (after Bach's Prelude No. 1 from the Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1)
  19. Send in the Clowns (for the musical A Little Night Music)
  20. God Be With You Till We Meet Again
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Simple Gifts
2005, Deutsche Grammophon

UPC: 028947755630

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