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Always (Christmas 2004)

Referred to many as the “singer’s singer” and called “the most awesome voice in gospel music” by Billboard magazine, Cynthia Clawson has received a Grammy® and five Dove awards for her work as a songwriter, vocal artist and musician. Her career has spanned over four decades with 22 recordings to her credit. She was three years old when her father first asked her to sing in the small church he pastored, and Cynthia has not stopped since – from local neighborhood churches to London’s Wembley Stadium. Though never considered a southern gospel singer by critics and fans, she has been honored to be a frequent guest on Bill and Gloria Gaither’s Homecoming Series. Cynthia has reached millions throughout the world with her music. A graduate of Howard Payne University with a major in vocal performance and a minor in piano, Cynthia was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from her alma mater in 2007. She holds the same honorary degree from Houston Baptist University in 1995. Her rendition of “Softly and Tenderly” set the evocative tone for the soundtrack of the Academy Award winning movie The Trip to Bountiful. Included in her schedule, Cynthia has performed as a guest artist for Grammy-nominated Conspirare, a choral group recognized as the preeminent a cappella choral ensemble in the United States. She's also performed with the Houston Chamber Choir as well as years of singing with church choirs around the world. Her talents bridge the arts of music, theater and cabaret. Her eclectic style allows her artistry full expression.
With Special Guest Artist Cynthia Clawson

2-DISC SET

Recorded live December 2004 at The Carillon, Austin, TX

Additional musical arrangements, piano/vocal performances by Craig Hella Johnson


DISC ONE

  1. O Sapientia (Springfield Antiphonal) / Veni Emmanuel (French processional)
  2. On Your Wings (Sam Beam, iron and wine)
  3. One Day I’ll Fly Away (Joe Sample)
  4. Collage: Feathered Dove (Sacred Harp) / Hound of Heaven (Company) / O sinner man (traditional English folk song)
  5. O Salutaris Hostia (Pierre de la Rue)
  6. Somebody’s Knocking (spiritual) / Who By Fire (Leonard Cohen/CHJ)
  7. I Heard the Voice (Thomas Tallis/arr. CHJ)
  8. Killing Me Softly (Gimbel/Fox)
  9. I’ll Be Loving You (Irving Berlin/arr. CHJ)
  10. O Morning Star (Philipp Nicolai)
  11. Oh How Shall I Receive You? (Johann Crueger)
  12. Hodie Christus Natus Est (J.P. Sweelinck)
  13. The Guests (Leonard Cohen)
  14. Some Enchanted Evening (Richard Rogers)
  15. Wade in the Water (Judy Henske)
  16. i will wade out (Eric Whitacre)
  17. O Nata Lux (Morten Lauridsen)
  18. Ye Shall Have a Song (Randall Thompson)
  19. Song of Bernadette (Leonard Cohen)
  20. With So Little To Be Sure Of (Stephen Sondheim)
  21. What a Fellowship (A.J. Showalter)
  22. hope, faith, life, love (Eric Whitacre)
  23. Hey, My Love (Lady Maisry/arr. CHJ)
  24. Hallelujahs (Chris Rice)

DISC TWO

  1. Come, Love, Carolling (Sydney Carter)
  2. Senzenina (Niel van der Watt)
  3. As with Gladness Men of Old (C. Kocher/arr. Bruce Greer)
  4. Joy to the World (G.F. Handel)
  5. Collage: Impossible (Oscar Hammerstein II) / It’s Impossible (Sid Wayne) / Sometimes When We Touch (Dan Hill) / I Can Dream, Can’t I (Sammy Fain)
  6. O Love, That Will Not Let Me Go (Albert L. Peace)
  7. O Little Town of Bethlehem (Lewis H. Redner)
  8. Tantum ergo (Maurice Duruflé)
  9. Collage: We Clasp the Hands (CHJ) / I Could’ve Danced All Night (Lerner-Lowe/arr. CHJ)

BONUS TRACKS

Fest-und Gedenksprüche, Opus 109 (Johannes Brahms)

  1. Unsere Väter hofften auf dich
  2. Wenn ein starker Gewappneter
  3. Wo ist ein so herrlich Volk
  1. Sanctus from Mass for Double Chorus (Frank Martin)
  2. Motherless Child (CHJ)