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"In Dulci Jubilo" A Classical Guitar Christmas by Eva Beneke
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"In Dulci Jubilo" was the result of a great guitarist falling in love with a great guitar. When Eva Beneke first played a 1952 Hauser that was here at GSI, she told us it would be a dream to record a CD on it. Thanks to the generosity of the new owner who about this time had just purchased it, we were able to borrow the guitar back long enough to record this very album. Eva decided it would be fitting to do an all-Christmas music album and assembled a fantastic group of musicians including Grammy-winner Scott Tennant and arranger Mark Small (who arranged for LAGQ's Grammy-winning Guitar Heroes). GSI produced and recorded the CD.
The CD features guitar solos, guitar duos and several chamber pieces arranged for guitar, cello, violin and oboe/English horn. In addition to traditional German and English Christmas songs the CD includes holiday music by Bach, Haendel, Holst, Schubert and more.
1. Friedrich Silcher: Alle Jahre Wieder
2. G.F. Haendel: Hallelujah Chorus
3. after M. Praetorius: Es Ist Ein Ros' Entsprungen
4. Franz Schubert: Ave Maria
5. Joy Medley
6. J.S. Bach: Wie Soll Ich Dich Empfangen (BWV 248)
7. J.S. Bach: Ich Steh An Deiner Krippen Hier (BWV 245)
8. J.S. Bach: Siciliana (BWV 1001)
9. In Dulci Jubilo
10. Franz Gruber: Silent Night
11. Maria Durch Ein Dornwald Ging
12. O Tannenbaum
13. Gustav Holst: In The Bleak Midwinter
by Larry Brandes
Being a chronic student of the classical guitar, when someone like Eva comes along, with her graceful touch and soulful interpretations, I pay attention. I knew this album would be original and beautiful, that is an understatement. Es ist ein Ros' Entsprungen was first recorded by her as a Guitar Salon video on the most beautiful guitar I have ever heard. The last guitar built by Herman Hauser I, I believe it is the best guitar in the world. Absolutely stunning music…
For The Music Lover
As a professional musician, I enjoy this album thoroughly. From the selections (all of my favorite standard -and obscure- xmas music), the instrumentation and orchestration, to the sensitive artistry- this album is a musician's Christmas album…
Superior Christmas CD
Great playing. Really nice tone on both guitars on all of the songs. Thanks for making this.