Overview 1. Joy- Joy 2. O Holy Night 3. Jesus- What A Wonderful Child 4. Do You Hear What I Hear? 5. Mary- Did You Know? 6. Joyful Halleluia 7. Tonight 8. Manger Medley 9. I Heard The Bells On Christmas 10. Birthday Of A King 11. Joy To The World/For Unto Us
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Studio: Spring Hill Music Group, Inc
Record Label Spring Hill Music Group, Inc
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.6" Width: 4.8" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Release Date Oct 31, 2000
Publisher WORD MUSIC - CHRISTMAS #190
ISBN 7474024896 ISBN13 9787474024893 UPC 789042100823
Availability 0 units.
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A Great Gem thats goes so often unseen Dec 7, 2006
Great Christmas CD!! The second song, O Holy Night, is something to behold in terms of breath control, power, softness, and then at the end ALL VOCAL PIPES FIRING!!! This is how O Holy Night should be sung - with reverence and confidence! The Millar Brass Ensemble does a phenomenal job making these compositions fresh, intricate, and exciting, while retaining the signature melodies we've all come to know and expect from these hymns.
Of note, track #9 (I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day) is a beauty. Listen for David's exceptional breath control at the end of the song when he sings the final words: "to man". He decides to use a good portion of his vocal strength and breath to emphasize the word "to". And yet he finds a way, without taking a new breath, to role into a very difficult, breath-robbing word "man" for 14 more seconds until the song ends. He does it mellow, clearly and gently, without strain. I think it's just David's way of letting his listeners know that he likes to push the envelope and sing certain parts of a songs in ways that shouldn't even be vocally possible.
Lastly, on Birthday Of The King, track #10. After the Hark the Herald interlude concludes, David literally transforms into an unrelentingly powerful fortissimo of singing that is carried through to the end of the song. The ending, of course, is a long-sustained HIGH note that shoots off like a laser until his mighty operatic vibrato kicks in fully! It's one of those goose bump endings that fills your body with joy, your mind with disbelief, and your heart with contentment because you know that there still exists a handful of supremely talented singers, like David, who can evoke the deepest of emotions from us.
Exactly what Christmas music should be Dec 2, 2006
I've had this CD for several years, and it always makes the holiday season more special for me. It's got mostly traditional songs, with a few newer compositions (the title cut is terrific), and an over-the-top vocal styling that would sound out of place any other time of the year but is exactly what you want from Christmas music. Phelps works this material with, well, joy -- and that's what makes this album such a treat.