Track listing

 

1 Some Children See Him 3:50

Alfred Burt composer

Wihla Hutson lyrics

soloist Corey Dalton Hart

 

2 Cantate Domino 4:01

Paul John Rudoi composer

Psalm 96:1-4 text

 

3 Riu Chiu 1:31

Traditional Spanish Villancico, arr. The Modern Folk Quartet

Members of Renaissance Men Fausto Miro, Corey Dalton Hart, Brian Church, Benjamin Pfeil, Eric Christopher Perry tambourine

 

4 Mary Had a Baby 2:28

Traditional Spiritual, arr. David Wright

Members of Renaissance Men Eduardo Antonio Ramos Suárez, Corey Dalton Hart, Brian Church, Benjamin Pfeil

 

5 O Magnum Mysterium 3:31

Jan Wilke composer

Responsorial Chant from the Matins of Christmas

 

6 The Longest Night 6:50

Daniel E Gawthrop composer

Jane Griner lyrics

soloists Benjamin Pfeil, Eric Christopher Perry, Will Prapestis

 

7 I’ll Be Home For Christmas 3:36

Kim Gannon, Buck Ram, Walter Kent music & lyrics, arr. Rascal Flatts

Members of Renaissance Men Eric Christopher Perry, Will Prapestis, Anthony Burkes Garza

 

8 Jingle Bells 1:38

James Lord Pierpont music & lyrics

Members of Renaissance Men Fausto Miro, Will Prapestis, Anthony Burkes Garza, Benjamin Pfeil

 

9 Snowfall 3:56

Claude Thornhill composer

Ruth Thornhill lyrics, arr. The Four Freshmen

Members of Renaissance Men Eric Christopher Perry vocals, percussion, Will Prapestis vocals, bass, Brian Church vocals, guitar, Anthony Burkes Garza vocals

 

10 Frosty the Snowman 1:54

Steve Nelson, Walter E “Jack” Rollins music & lyrics, arr. Rob Campbell

Members of Renaissance Men Eric Christopher Perry, Peter C Schilling, Will Prapestis, Anthony Burkes Garza

 

11 I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas 2:52

John Rox music & lyrics, arr. Jon Nicholas

Members of Renaissance Men Eric Christopher Perry, Peter C Schilling, Will Prapestis, Anthony Burkes Garza

 

12 Angels We Have Heard on High 6:56

Traditional French Carol, arr. Saunder Choi, translation James Chadwick

soloists Eric Christopher Perry, Will Prapestis

 

13 Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas 3:17

Hugh Martin, Ralph Blume music & lyrics, arr. Jim Clancy

soloist Benjamin Pfeil

 

 

CREDITS

Tracks 1-7, 9-11, 13 recorded on December 8-11, 2019 at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Newton Lower Falls MA; Track 8 recorded November 29, 2017 at WGBH Studios in Brighton MA; Track 12 recorded May 30, 2020 at Church of the Redeemer in Chestnut Hill MA.

Producer & Engineer Jeffrey Means (Tracks 1-7, 9-13), Suono Vivo Audio Service

Producer & Engineer Antonio Oliart Ros (Track 8) WGBH, Brighton MA

Original A Very RenMen Christmas Logo Ryan Stickney

 

acknowledgements

This album is dedicated to our family, friends, and all of our devoted RenFriends for your attendance at our A Very RenMen Christmas concerts and galas and for your love, support, and generosity to make this record and the past five years possible. You asked for this record and we are proud to finally make this a reality for you. We could not have done it without you. Thank you.

 

Profound thanks to the Boston Cultural Council and the Newton Cultural Council for support of the A Very RenMen Christmas LIVE! concert and gala in November 2019 from which this record was made.

 

Our Director of Grants: Samantha Dotterweich

 

Our Board of Directors: Michael Scanlon, Holly Cameron, Chris Sole, Kirsten Johnson, Tim and Mary Rector, Semi Spahillari, Dorrie Taylor

 

Jeffrey Means for your brilliance and kindness.

 

Daniel E Gawthrop for our fruitful and meaningful collaboration as our first Composer In Residence. Words cannot even begin to express our gratitude.

 

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Newton Lower Falls MA, and Church of the Redeemer, Chestnut Hill MA

 

Tim and Jane Gillette, whose generous donations funded our early concerts and galas.

 

Tim Barberich and Eileen Gebrian, whose unexpectedly generous donations allowed our dreams of producing albums to come true.

 

Additional thanks:

.  Rick Simpson and Jody Hill Simpson

.  Tami Papagiannopoulos

.  Tami’s Treats (our annual Christmas cookies!)

.  “The Lion Chef” Chef Daniel Pontes-Macedo

.  West on Centre, West Roxbury MA

.  Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, Columbus OH

.  Jay Mobley

 

 

Executive Producer Bob Lord

 

Executive A&R Sam Renshaw

A&R Director Brandon MacNeil

 

VP, Audio Production Jeff LeRoy

Audio Director Lucas Paquette

 

VP, Design & Marketing Brett Picknell

Art Director Ryan Harrison

Design Edward A. Fleming

Publicity Patrick Niland, Sara Warner

 

 

 

 

 

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