Follow That Star - CD

CCS 20498 - The Gents: Follow That Star
Peter Dijkstra, conductor
Guest performers:
-Marimba Quartet Carrefour
-Rubens Quartet
-Maxym Minakov, double bass
Composer: VARIOUS COMPOSERS (christmas)
Year of release: 1th 2003 (SACD) / 2th 2013 (Normal)
Number of cd's: 1
Total length: 52:41 minutes
Including shipping: € 15,- (NL) / € 17,- (EU)


When you hear these 14 polished, stylistically savvy male singers, you’ll be taken in by the warm, vibrant sound, the fine blend, and by the nifty arrangements, most written specially for The Gents by Dutch arrangers. (…) Channel Classics’ sound on this Hybrid Super Audio Cd is truly super, its full-featured dynamic range and clarity lending impressive realism to an unusual and well-produced program that easily stands out among the dozens of new Christmas recordings. Classics (…) All the vocalists have extremely flexible voices, but the altos really soar to stratospheric heights. (…) (…) Masterful choir singing absolutely captivated and surrounded me in a multichannel wonder. (…) Audiophile Audition (…) a honey-rich tone, and overflowing with puppyish enthusiasm… they’ve certainly wagged my tail. (…) (…) What distinguishes this from so many similar efforts is the sheer variety and wit of the specially commissioned arrangements, which make use of some unexpected instrumental sonorities. (…) International Record Review

1 Follow That Star Peter Gritton 2.23 2 Gaudete Christus est natus Anonymus (from: Piae Cantiones 1582), arr. Bouwe de Jong 2.07 3 Es ist ein Ros entsprungen Anonymus (from: Alte geistliche Kirchengesäng 1599), arr. Rene Veen 4.03 4 Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas Hugh Martin & Ralph Blane, arr. Peter Gritton 2.42 5 White Christmas Irving Berlin, arr. Tijs Krammer 3.17 6 Walking in the air Howard Blake, arr. Tijs Krammer 3.49 7 Wonderful Christmastime Paul McCartney, arr. Tijs Krammer 3.20 8 Hijo de la luna Jose Maria Cano, arr. Tijs Krammer 4.20 9 Santa Claus is coming to town Fred Coot, arr. Peter Gritton 2.25 10 Just another star Karl Jenkins & Carol Barratt, arr. Peter Gritton 3.15 11 Jingle bell rock Bobby Helms, arr. Tijs Krammer 3.17 12 Let it snow Sammy Cahn & Jule Styne, arr. Bouwe de Jong 3.20 13 The Christmas Song Mel Tormé & Robert Wells, arr. Peter Gritton 2.22 14 Sleighride (instrumental) Leroy Anderson, arr. Bouwe de Jong 3.00 15 Winter Wonderland Felix Bernard, arr. Peter Gritton 3.17 16 Silent Night Franz Gruber, arr. Euwe de Jong 3.51