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Home (Christmas 2000)

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

Recorded live December 2000 at The Carillon and First English Lutheran Church, Austin, TX

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

OUT OF PRINT


I. LONGING FOR HOME

  1. Cathedrals (Jay Clifford)
  2. Can’t Get No Satisfaction / Far Away / Where Is the Love
  3. Each Winter as the Year Grows Oldery (Annabeth Gay)
  4. Super flúmina Babylónis (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina)
  5. Ich wollt dass ich daheime wär (Hugo Distler)
  6. Spirit Seeking Light and Beauty (Gaelic) / We Kiss in a Shadow (Richard Rodgers) / Spirit Seeking Light and Beauty (Reprise)

II. COMING HOME

  1. Shall We Gather (Carlson/Stromberg/Lowry)
  2. Let the River Run (Carly Simon)
  3. Veni Emmanuel (plainsong chant)
  4. One More Dayspring (Ragan Courtney/John Ros Asco) / Abide with Me (William H. Monk)
  5. There’s a Place for Us / Land of Rest / Jerusalem My Happy Home (Leonard Bernstein)
  6. Abide with Me (William H. Monk)
  7. O Lord God (Paul Tschesnokoff)

III. THE ANGEL BE

  1. Shall You for Me, Will I for You

IV. HEAVEN ON EARTH

  1. In Paradisum (Petr Ebsen)
  2. On Fine Nights (chant) / When My Soul Goes Home (Cynthia Clawson/David Maddux)

V. GOD ENTERS OUR DANCE

  1. I Could Have Danced All Night