A Harvest Home (2014)

Recorded Live for Broadcast

“If you know someone who just loves beautiful music performed beautifully, I can think of no better holiday gift.” – Capital Public Radio

“★★★★” – All About Jazz
“Album of the Week” – WQXR, New York
“New Release of the Week” – WMFT, Chicago

Feature from American Public Media’s New Classical Tracks:

For years, public radio listeners around the country have celebrated “Thanksgiving with Cantus” with American Public Media. This fall, Cantus releases a recording of beloved songs celebrating the joy of the holiday. A Harvest Home includes original arrangements of favorite hymns, American folk tunes as well as new compositions by Ysaye Barnwell, Byron Adams and pieces by Edvard Grieg, Felix Mendelssohn and Randall Thompson.

“Fall is the welcoming of Winter, it is a time of winding down and being grateful. Cantus has caught this promise from across the globe and distilled it into a seasonal offering that smells of apples and roast turkey. Please pass the cider…” – All About Jazz

CD (includes shipping): $20.00

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Track Listing

1. For the Beauty of the Earth – Conrad Kocher, arr. Paul John Rudoi

2. The Pasture – Randall Thompson

3. America the Beautiful – Samuel A. Ward, arr. Paul John Rudoi

4. Would You Harbor Me? – Ysaye M. Barnwell

5. My Journey Yours – Elise Witt, arr. Michael Holmes

6. Come, Ye Thankful People, Come – Jason McCoy

7. We Gather Together – Eduard Kremser, arr. Aaron Humble

8. Holy Manna – William Moore

9. Food, Glorious Food – Lionel Bart, arr. Aden G. Lewis

10. Tyteberet – Edvard Grieg

11. Trinklied – Felix Mendelssohn

12. Fiddle Tune – Traditional, arr. Chris Foss

13. Turkey in the Straw – American Folksong, arr. Dwight Bigler

14. Simple Gifts – Joseph Brackett, arr. Stephen Caracciolo

15. How Can I Keep From Singing? – Robert W. Lowry, arr. Stephen Caracciolo

16. A Thankful Heart – John T. Hocutt, arr. Aaron Humble

17. Eventide – Byron Adams