Comfort and Joy: Volume One (2004)

“The complexity of the music is fully expressed, the diction is perfect, the emotions alive.” – Gramophone Magazine

Cantus proudly presents part one of their groundbreaking Christmas offering – Comfort and Joy. To tell the Christmas story in song, Comfort and Joy: Volume One features a millennium of sumptuous music and singing traditions that span the globe. From Gregorian chant and fresh folksong arrangements to modern compositions and traditional Christmas carols, the warm and emotional singing of Cantus is both meditative and stirring. Comfort and Joy: Volume One is a true Christmas present of song.

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Track Listing:

1. Puer natus est
Introit for the third mass of Christmas
2. Gabriel’s Message
Basque carol, arr. John Rutter
3. Ave Maria
Franz Biebl
4. O Little Town of Bethlehem
Kenneth Jennings
5. Hodie Christus natus est
6. O magnum mysterium
Jacob Handl
7. O magnum mysterium
Morten Lauridsen
8. Mary Had a Baby
arr. William L. Dawson
9. Suo Gân
arr. Lawrence J. Wiliford
10. A La Nanita Nana
arr. Norman Luboff
11. I Wonder as I Wander
Appalachian tune, John Jacob Niles
12. The Three Kings
Healey Willan
13. What Child is This?
arr. Timothy C. Takach
14. Die Könige
Peter Cornelius, arr. Erick Lichte
15. Coventry Carol
15th c. tune, arr. Robert J. Powell
16. Silent Night
Franz Gruber, arr. Brian Arreola