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Something Beautiful (Christmas 2011)


Matt Alber
Mela Dailey

With Featured Guest Artists Matt Alber and Mela Dailey

Recorded live December 2011 at The Carillon on Exposition, Austin, TX

Thomas Burritt, Percussion
Piano/vocal performances by Craig Hella Johnson. Arrangements not otherwise noted are by Craig Hella Johnson.

Solos by Cameron Beauchamp, Carr Hornbuckle, Cecilia Kittley, Stefanie Moore, Kathlene Ritch, Sonja DuToit Tengblad, Paul Max Tipton

  1. Huron Carol / Rorate Coeli / Shema / Come Wanderer / Fly Away (traditional Huron / plainsong chant / Hebrew prayer / Craig Hella Johnson / John Denver)
  2. Vaga Luna (Vincenzo Bellini)
  3. I Am Your Moon (Craig Hella Johnson)
  4. Collage: Your Absence / Into More Pieces / Long Way from Home / I Forgot My Name (Stevie Ray Vaughn, arr. Craig Hella Johnson)
  5. Come to the Water (John Foley, arr. Howard Helvey )
  6. Something Beautiful / Wie soll ich dich empfangen / Joy to the World (Sinéad O’Connor / Johann Crueger / G.F. Handel)
  7. Let the River Run (Carly Simon, arr. Craig Hella Johnson)
  8. What Child Is This (traditional)
  9. This Little Babe (Benjamin Britten)
  10. O Little Town of Bethlehem / Where Is Love? (Lewis Redner / Lionel Bart, arr. Joshua Shank)
  11. Then I Saw You (Cynthia Clawson)
  12. How Deep Is the Ocean / Alleluia / Love’s Divine (Irving Berlin / Craig Hella Johnson / Mark Batson & Seal Olusegun Samuel)
  13. What If (Eric Whitacre, orchestration Stephen A. Martin)
  14. Get Together (Chet Powers)
  15. The Kiss (Judee Sill)
  16. Tshotsholoza (traditional South African freedom song, arr. Jeffrey Ames)
  17. We Are (Pablo Cardenas)
  18. We Are the Ones (Sunny McHale)
  19. Get Happy / Happy Days Are Here Again (Harold Arlen / Milton Ager)
  20. Joyful, Joyful / Don’t You Worry (Ludwig von Beethoven, arr. Mervyn Warren, adapted Roger Emerson / Stevie Wonder)
  21. Hacia Belén va una burra / Do You Hear What I Hear / A la Nanita Nana (traditional / Gloria Shayne Baker & Noel Regney / traditional, arr. Conrad Susa)
  22. I Pray on Christmas (Harry Connick, Jr.)
  23. Silent Night / The Kiss (Reprise) (Franz Gruber / Judee Sill)
  24. It’s Impossible (Sid Wayne & Armando Manzanero)
  25. All Is Full of Love (Björk Gudmundsottir)
  26. We Clasp the Hands (Craig Hella Johnson)
  27. I Could Have Danced All Night (Frederick Loewe)