Close to You (Carillon Christmas 2019)


Close to You features music from Carillon Christmas 2019 recorded live at The Carillon, a historic chapel in Austin, TX.  Curated especially for this space, the music blends sacred and secular, classical and contemporary, calling us into a deeper experience of who we truly are. Featuring solo performances by singers Kathlene Ritch, Simon Barrad, Carr Hornbuckle, Stefanie Moore, Matt Alber, Mela Sarajane Dailey, Estelí Gomez, David Kurtenbach, Drayton Eggleson and poetry readings from Elizabeth Pétillot, John Proft, and Michael Jones.

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Track listing:

  1. Virtus Raddix Jesse Oriens Craig Hella Johnson 2:48 
  2. Lauliku Lapsepoli Veljo Tormis 2:35 3.
  3. O Come Little Children J.A.P. Schulz, arr. Carolyn Jennings 1:58
  4. Litany John Musto 3:05 
  5. Fons et Erigo Craig Hella Johnson 1:51 
  6. Song From the Road Craig Hella Johnson 5:24 
  7. Let My Love Be Heard Jake Runestad 5:14 
  8. Oh Love, how shall I meet you Traditional Irish 1:23 
  9. Love Came down at Christmas Johann Crüger 0:36 
  10. Pastorale Aaron Copland 2:30 
  11. Stars Ēriks Ešenvalds 5:51 
  12. The Chanukah Song Stephen Schwartz, arr. Ryan Nowlin 4:15 
  13. A Little Lovely Dream Edie Hill 0:50 
  14. Close to You Burt Bacharach 2:32 
  15. O Love That Will Not Let Me Go Christopher Miner 0:55 
  16. Annunciation (from To Touch the Sky) Kevin Puts 3:04 
  17. Love Divine, All Loves Excelling John Zundel 1:20 
  18. The Lone Wild Bird Walker’s Southern Harmony, arr. Craig Hella Johnson 1:27 
  19. In the Bleak Midwinter Gustav Holst, arr. Craig Hella Johnson 1:24 
  20. God Bless America Irving Berlin 1:35 
  21. Hymn for America Stephen Paulus 2:35 
  22. Let There be Peace on Earth Jill Jackson-Miller and Sy Miller 1:46 
  23. Silent Night Franz Gruber 1:21 
  24. Departure Michael Dennis Browne 1:45 
  25. This Little Light of Mine Spiritual 0:54 
  26. All Together Lance Horne 2:55 
  27. Let There be Peace on Earth – reprise Jill Jackson-Miller and Sy Miller 0:52 

Recorded live December 2019 at The Carillon on Exposition, Austin, TX

Additional piano/vocal performances by Craig Hella Johnson.

Release Date: 09/15/2021

Additional information

Weight4.00 oz
Dimensions5.5 × .75 × 5.0 in