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    SOLSTICE GEMS, a limited edition double CD SOLSTICE GEMS
    Paul Winter
    LMUS039
    pete seeger, dimitri pokrovsky singers
    Available as a limited edition double CD for $25
    from Living Music only purchase SOLSTICE GEMS

    SOLSTICE GEMS is the limited-edition double-CD of the special NPR broadcast heard throughout the US during the month of December 2002.

    The double album presents highlights from 20 years of Paul Winter's Winter Solstice Celebrations and features the Paul Winter Consort and their special guests Theresa Thomason, Pete Seeger, Susan Osborn, Davy Spillane, Noirin Ni Riain, Mickey Hart, Kecia Lewis-Evans, Luciana Souza, Oscar Castro-Neves, Arto Tuncboyaciyan and the Dmitri Pokrovsky Ensemble.

    SOLSTICE GEMS is available from Living Music only by mail order (toll free call in the USA 800-437 2281) and online.

    TRACKING
    [* Year of Performance]

    Disc I
    1. Tomorrow is My Dancing Day
    [1991]* 3:04
    (Trad. English; arr. Halley) Back Alley Music, ASCAP
    Paul Winter | soprano sax
    Eugene Friesen | cello
    Rhonda Larson | flute
    Paul Halley | piano
    Russ Landau | bass
    Glen Velez | percussion
    Sammy Figueroa | percussion
    Gordon Gottlieb | drums

    2. Kurski Funk [1991] 4:08
    (Trad. Russian; arr. Pokrovsky; with new music by Halley, Castro-Neves, Winter) Living Earth Music, BMI; Umpawaug Music, ASCAP
    Paul Winter | soprano sax
    Eugene Friesen | cello
    Rhonda Larson | flute
    Paul Halley | piano
    Russ Landau | bass
    Glen Velez | percussion
    Sammy Figueroa | percussion
    Gordon Gottlieb | drums
    The Dmitri Pokrovsky Ensemble:
    Elena Sidorenko, Olga Uketcheva, Irene Shishkina, Evgeny Vedernikov, Dmitri Fokin, Sergei Zhirkov

    3. In My Life [1980] 4:31 (Lennon, McCartney) Sony/ATV Music, ASCAP
    Susan Osborn | vocal
    Paul Winter | soprano sax
    Eugene Friesen | cello
    Nancy Rumbel | English horn
    Jim Scott | guitar
    Paul Halley | organ
    Te d Moore | percussion
    The Consort's first Winter Solstice Celebration at the Cathedral took place on December 19, 1980. This song was performed in tribute to John Lennon who was murdered in New York 11 days earlier.

    4. Canyon Chaconne [2000] 6:41 (Winter, Halley) Living Earth Music, BMI
    Paul Winter | soprano sax
    Dorothy Papadakos | organ

    5. Singing to the Mountain [1999] 5:00
    (Tuncboyaciyan) Svota Music, BMG, BMI
    Arto Tuncboyaciyan | sazabo and vocal
    Eugene Friesen | cello
    Jordan Rudess | keyboards

    6. Dawnwalker [1997] 6:53 (Spillane) Burrenstone Music
    Davy Spillane | Uilleann pipes
    Paul Winter | soprano sax
    Paul Halley | organ

    7. Hodie/Good People All [1987] 9:29
    (Gregorian chant/Trad. Irish; arr. Halley)
    Back Alley Music, ASCAP
    Paul Winter | soprano sax
    Rhonda Larson | flute
    Eugene Friesen | cello
    Paul Halley | piano
    Russ Landau | bass
    Te d Mo or e | drums
    CafÈ | percussion

    8. How Can I Keep from Singing [1987] 3:07
    (Original music by Rev. R. Lowry; original words by Anne Warner, c. 1850; third verse by Doris Plenn; arr. Seeger) Sanga Music Inc.
    Pete Seeger | guitar, vocal
    For Leonard Peltier

    9. The Sparrow [1988] 5:07
    (Trad. American; arr. Lewis-Evans) Living Earth Music, BMI
    Kecia Lewis-Evans | vocal
    Paul Halley | piano
    Paul Winter | soprano sax
    Eugene Friesen | cello
    Russ Landau | bass
    Te d Mo or e | drums
    CafÈ | percussion

    10. Primavera [1998] 4:22
    (Lyra, de Moraes) Tonga Editora Musical Ltda.
    Oscar Castro-Neves | guitar
    Paul Winter | soprano sax
    Paul Halley | organ

    TURNING POINT SUITE
    A Journey Through the Longest Night of the Year
    11. Night Forest [1991] 2:12
    (Winter, Friesen, Larson, Perchanok)
    Living Earth Music, BMI
    Paul Winter | soprano sax
    Eugene Friesen | cello
    Rhonda Larson | flute
    Mark Perchanok | Heckelphone

    12. River [1992] 1:46
    (Trad. Russian; arr. Pokrovsky) Living Earth Music, BMI
    Elena Sidorenko, Maria Nefedova, and Irene Shickina of The Dmitri Pokrovsky Ensemble

    13. Storm [1999] :42
    Gordon Gottlieb | timpani and surdos
    Dorothy Papadakos | organ
    Jamey Haddad | gongs
    Paul Winter | gongs

    14. The Bells of Solstice [1994] 1:33
    Bell-ringers around Cathedral with Paul Winter, soprano sax. Epic Song (Trad. Cossack; arr. Pokrovsky) Living Earth Music, BMI The men of The Dmitri Pokrovsky Ensemble.

    15. Return of the Sun [1990] 1:26
    (Halley) Back Alley Music, ASCAP
    Paul Halley | organ
    Scott Sloan | Sun gong

    16. Solstice Chant [1991] 2:11
    (Halley) Back Alley Music, ASCAP
    Paul Winter | soprano sax
    Rhonda Larson | flute
    Eugene Friesen | cello
    Paul Halley | piano
    Dorothy Papadakos | organ
    Glen Velez | percussion
    Gordon Gottlieb | drums
    Sammy Figueroa | percussion
    Scott Sloan | Sun gong
    NÛirÌn NÌ Riain | vocal
    The Dmitri Pokrovsky Ensemble
    solstice, npr, radio Disc II
    1. Caravan at Dawn
    [1999] 6:27
    (Winter, Tuncboyaciyan, Hart, Rudess)
    Living Earth Music, BMI
    Paul Winter | soprano sax
    Arto Tuncboyaciyan | vocal, percussion
    Mickey Hart | RAMU (Random Access Music Universe)
    Jordan Rudess | keyboards
    Var da n Gr i goryan | zurna

    2. Luiza [2000] 2:53
    (Jobim) Jobim Music, ASCAP
    Luciana Souza | vocal
    Paul Meyers | guitar
    Nilson Matta | bass
    Eugene Friesen | cello
    Paul Sullivan | piano
    Paul Winter | soprano sax

    3. Icarus [1998] 3:14 (Towner) Distant Hills Music, ASCAP
    Oscar Castro-Neves | guitar
    Paul Winter | soprano sax
    Eugene Friesen | cello
    Paul Halley | piano
    Eliot Wadopian | bass
    Gordon Gottlieb | percussion
    Jamey Haddad | percussion

    4. Improvisations on an Appalachian Carol [1998] 5:09
    (Trad. American; arr. Halley, Friesen)
    Back Alley Music, ASCAP; Onegin Music, BMI
    Paul Halley | piano
    Eugene Friesen | cello

    5. Good Wish [1993] 4:17
    (Music by Jan Harmon; words from the Carmina Gaedelica) Harmon Publishing
    Gordon Bok | guitar, vocal
    Paul Winter | soprano sax
    Eugene Friesen | cello
    Glen Velez | percussion
    Dorothy Papadakos | organ

    6. The Rain is Over and Gone [1994] 6:27 (Halley) Back Alley Music, ASCAP
    Theresa Thomason | vocal
    Paul Halley | piano
    Eliot Wadopian | bass
    Jamey Haddad | drums
    Paul Winter | soprano sax

    7. Fanfare [1990] 1:07 (Trad. French; arr. Donders)
    Living Earth Music, BMI
    Dimitri Donders | French hunting horn
    8. Christmas Day is Come [1991] 3:30
    (Trad. Irish; arr. NÌ Riain) Living Earth Music, BMI
    NÛirÌn NÌ Riain | vocal
    Paul Halley | organ
    Paul Winter | soprano sax

    9. Duet for the Longest Night [1990] 2:40 (Winter, Halley) Living Earth Music, BMI;
    Back Alley Music, ASCAP
    Paul Winter | soprano sax
    Paul Halley | organ

    10. Down in Belgorod [1991] 3:39 (Trad. Russian; arr. Pokrovsky; with new music by Castro-Neves, Halley, Friesen, Winter)
    Living Earth Music, BMI
    Paul Winter | soprano sax
    Eugene Friesen | cello
    Rhonda Larson | flute
    Paul Halley | piano
    Russ Landau | bass
    Glen Velez | percussion
    Sammy Figueroa | percussion
    Gordon Gottlieb | drums
    The Dmitri Pokrovsky Ensemble

    11. Silent Night [2000] 3:00 (Trad. German: arr. Halley, Winter)
    Back Alley Music, ASCAP; Living Earth Music, BMI
    Paul Sullivan | piano
    Arto Tuncboyaciyan | vocal (Armenian)
    Luciana Souza | vocal (Portuguese)
    Paul Winter | soprano sax
    Dorothy Papadakos | organ
    Eugene Friesen | cello

    12. Song for the World [1987] 3:35 (Trad. Russian; new music by Halley)
    Back Alley Music, ASCAP
    The Dmitri Pokrovsky Ensemble
    Paul Halley | piano
    Paul Winter | soprano sax
    Eugene Friesen | cello
    Russ Landau | bass
    Te d Mo or e | drums
    Glen Velez | percussion

    13. Wolf Eyes [1991] 5:17 (Timber wolf, Winter, Darling)
    Living Earth Music, BMI
    Timber wolf | recorded in Minnesota by Fred Harrington
    Paul Winter | soprano sax
    Paul Halley | piano
    Eugene Friesen | cello
    Russ Landau | bass
    Glen Velez | percussion
    Sammy Figueroa | percussion
    Gordon Gottlieb | percussion

    14. Minuit/Adeste Fideles [1991] 5:46
    (Minuit; Trad. Guinean; words by Keita Fodeba; English words by Osborn & Guth) Umpawaug Music, ASCAP (Adeste Fideles; Trad. Carol; arr. Winter, Halley) Living Earth Music, BMI
    Paul Winter | vocal, soprano sax
    Paul Halley | vocal, piano
    Kecia Lewis-Evans | vocal
    Eugene Friesen | cello
    Rhonda Larson | flute
    Russ Landau | bass
    Mark Perchanok | Heckelphone
    Sammy Figueroa | percussion
    Glen Velez | percussion
    Gordon Gottlieb | percussion
    Dorothy Papadakos | organ


    The following tracks have been included on previous Living Music albums:
  • on SOLSTICE LIVE (LM 0024) - 'Tomorrow is My Dancing Day', 'Hodie/Good People All', 'The Sparrow', 'Night Forest', 'River', 'Return of the Sun', 'Solstice Chant', 'Fanfare', 'Christmas Day is Come', 'Duet for the Longest Night', 'Down in Belgorod', 'Minuit/Adeste Fideles'
  • on CELTIC SOLSTICE (LM 0036) - 'Dawnwalker'
  • on PETE (LM 0032) - 'How Can I Keep from Singing'
  • on JOURNEY WITH THE SUN (LM 0038) - 'Caravan at Dawn'
  • on EARTHBEAT (LM 0015) - 'Song for the World'
  • CD-ROM


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