All Saints’ CD Store

New: Raymond Chenault – Concert Favorites

$35 online + shipping | $30 when purchased at the church | ORDER NOW

Raymond Chenault – Concert Favorites

This two CD set features 18 organ solo pieces on the magnificent James G. Kenan Memorial Organ, built by John-Paul Buzard of Champaign, Illinois. This project has been in the works since the installation of the organ in 2003 and features many of Ray’s favorite organ works from the 19th and 20th century French, Belgian and Dutch organ schools – many of which have been rarely heard or recorded until now.

This CD is available for $30.00 online, by mail* or pick one up in the church music suite. Ray would be pleased to autograph a copy for you.

Track Listing (click to open)

close

CD 1

  1. Toccata No. 1 Marius Monnikendam (1896-1977) 3:33
  2. Prélude in E-flat minor, Op. 66 Vincent D’Indy (1851-1931) 5:31
  3. Choral, Op. 37, No. 4 Joseph Jongen (1873-1953) 5:02 from Quatre Pièces pour Orgue
  4. Adagio Alexandre Guilmant (1837-1911) 4:03 from Organ Sonata 3, Op. 56
  5. March of the Magi Théodore Dubois (1837-1924) 5:09 from 12 Pièces pour Orgue
  6. Apparition de l’Église Éternelle Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992) 8:03
  7. Ave Maria, Ave Maris Stella Jean Langlais (1907-1991) 7:14 from Trois Paraphrases Grégoriennes, Op. 5
  8. Cantilène Improvisée Charles Tournemire (1870-1939) 4:40 trans. M. Duruflé
  9. Rorate Caeli – Choral Orné Jeanne Demessieux (1921-1968) 2:54 from 12 Choral Preludes on Gregorian Chant Themes, Op. 8
  10. Salve Regina Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937) 7:21 from Organ Symphony No. 2, Op. 13, No. 2

TOTAL TIME: 53:34

CD 2

  1. Sortie en La Majeur from 10 Pièces pour Orgue Dubois 6:17
  2. Le Banquet Céleste Messiaen 6:22
  3. Incantation Pour un Jour Saint, Op. 64 Langlais 5:53
  4. Lamento, Op. 24 Marcel Dupré (1886-1971) 7:13
  5. Premier Choral Hendrik Andriessen (1892-1981) 9:22
  6. Prélude à 5 Parties Jacques-Nicolas Lemmens (1823-1881) 4:11 from École d’Orgue, Deuxième Partie, Op. 26
  7. Berceuse à la Mémoire Pierre Cochereau (1924-1984) 7:55 de Louis Vierne trans. Frédéric Blanc
  8. Allegro Deciso Dupré 7:38 from Évocation Poème Symphonique, Op. 37

TOTAL TIME: 54:54

close

"This collection of mostly French and Belgian organ repertoire (the Dutch Hendrik Andriessen being the lone exception), primarily drawn from the 20th century, is one of those marvelous, unexpected delights that lights up a music reviewer’s life. First, it intelligently brings together 18 shorter works by 14 composers (Dupré, Dubois, Langlais, and Messiaen have two selections apiece; in addition, Duruflé appears indirectly, as an arranger of the piece by Tournemire), most abstracted from larger sets, into a varied and yet stylistically unified and aesthetically satisfying program that provides a first-rate entry into and overview of a broad swath of important but mostly seldom recorded repertoire. Second, the performances by Raymond Chenault—organist and choirmaster of All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Atlanta since 1975—are simply magnificent, perfectly gauged down to even the smallest details for absolute rightness of tempos, rhythmic precision, sculpting of phrases, an unerring and vibrant sense of timbres in use of registrations and stops, and interpretive voice for each and every composer. (Chenault is so good that he actually had me enjoying the two pieces of Messiaen, whose music I normally detest.) Third, there is the instrument itself, the James G. Kenan Memorial Organ that is the op. 29 of John-Paul Buzard Pipe Organ Builders. Completed in 2003, this massive instrument—63 stops, 87 ranks, and 5,143 pipes, including five 32-foot pipes for the pedal division—replaced one only about one-third its size and is exceptional for both its power, range of tonal colors, and adaptability to widely varying types of repertoire, and is ideally adapted to its acoustical environment. Fourth, there is the rich, full-bodied, yet absolutely clear recorded sound secured by Gothic for this release. Fifth and last but hardly least, there are the extremely wellwritten booklet notes by Chenault about the music and Buzard about the organ, accompanied by an array of color photographs. The fold-out digipak houses the two CDs in opposing wings and slips the booklet into a cardboard sleeve rather than a plastic tray in the center, all adorned with yet more color photos. This is a model release of the highest quality on every level, in every way; recommended with unqualified enthusiasm!"
—James A. Altena, Fanfare Magazine

Track Samples (click to open)

close

Disc 1, Track 1: Toccata No. 1

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Disc 1, Track 5: March of the Magi from 12 Pieces pour Orgue

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Disc 2, Track 2: Le Banquet Celeste

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Disc 2, Track 6: Prelude a 5 Parties from Ecole d’Orgue, Deurieme Partie, Op. 26

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.


The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace

$17 online | $12 when purchased at the church | ORDER NOW

The Armed Man

A recording of the May 30, 2008, performance of Karl Jenkins’ "The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace," featuring The All Saints’ Choir, directed by Ray Chenault and augmented by 30 singers from around the Atlanta area, accompanied by a 14-piece orchestra and organist Elizabeth Chenault. As the tragedy of Kosovo was unfolding in 2000, Karl Jenkins, a Welsh composer, wrote this 70-minute work to reflect on the horror of war.

Track Listing (click to open)

close

Track Listing

  1. THE ARMED MAN (L’Homme Arme)
  2. CALL TO PRAYERS (Adhaan) (Jamal Charkaoui, muezzin)
  3. KYRIE (Laurie Swann, mezzo-soprano)
  4. SAVE ME FROM BLOODY MEN
  5. SANCTUS (text from the Roman Mass, based on Isaiah 6:3 & Revelation 4:8)
  6. HYMN BEFORE ACTION
  7. CHARGE!
  8. ANGRY FLAMES (Melissa Fonatine, soprano; Karen Sikorski, alto; Rick Clement, tenor; Gerald Yarbray, bass)
  9. TORCHES (text from the Mahabharata, a Hindu religious text)
  10. AGNUS DEI (text from the Roman Mass, based on John 1:29)
  11. NOW THE GUNS HAVE STOPPED (Laurie Swann, mezzo-soprano)
  12. BENEDICTUS
  13. BETTER IS PEACE (Jennifer Johnson, soprano; Karen Sikorski, alto; Rick Clement, tenor; Gerald Yarbray, bass)

Close

close

Track Samples (click to open)

close

The Armed Man

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Sanctus

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.


A Service of Prayer for Peace

$12 online | $7 when purchased at the church | ORDER NOW

A recording of the December 17, 2006 worship service featuring the combined choirs of All Saints’ Episcopal Church. This contemplative and moving worship service was offered by the clergy and choirs of All Saints’ during Advent as a non-partisan prayer for that which is needed most in our warring world: peace in our time. Through music and meditation, participants are invited to listen and pray for those affected by war on all fronts. Included with the CD is the service bulletin with meditations written for each musical selection.


The World Premiere Performance of Douglas Major’s Requiem Mass in C Minor ($20)

$20 online | $15 when purchased at the church | ORDER NOW

Requiem Mass in C Minor

Recorded live in concert on Friday, October 28, 2005 at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Atlanta, Georgia

  • Conductor: Douglas Major
  • Choirmaster: Raymond Chenault
  • Organ: Elizabeth Chenault
  • Violin: Peter Ciaschini, Helen Kim
  • Viola: Elizabeth Derderian-Wood
  • Violincello: David Hancock
  • Bass: Emory Clements

"… this work is beautifully crafted… lovely intricate writing… affecting vocal solos. This substantial work, a credit to the All Saints’ music program, should rightfully enter its repertoire."
—The Atlanta-Journal Constitution

Track Listing (click to open)

close

Track Listing

  1. REQUIEM AETERNAM (Laurie Burlington, soprano; Karen Sikorski, mezzo-soprano)
  2. KYRIE (Christina Howell, soprano; Nannette Soles, mezzo-soprano; Jared Morrison, tenor; Rob Burlington, baritone)
  3. DIES IRAE
  4. RECORDARE JESU PIE – CONFUTATIS MALEDICTIS – DIES IRAE (Lisa Hilliard, soprano; James Marshall, baritone)
  5. LACRIMOSA
  6. PIE JESU (DeWayne Trainer, tenor)
  7. VII: OFFERTORIUM (Lisa Hilliard, soprano)
  8. VIII: SANCTUS – BENEDICTUS (Rebecca Arnold, soprano; Nannette Soles, mezzo-soprano; Jared Morrison, tenor; Rob Burlington, baritone)
  9. IX: AGNUS DEI
  10. X. LIBERA ME (Laurie Swann, mezzo-soprano)
  11. XI. IN PARADISUM

(Total Playing Time 48:47)

close


Oh, Beautiful for Spacious Skies

$17 online | $12 when purchased at the church | ORDER NOW

Oh Beautiful for Spacious Skies

"O Beautiful for Spacious Skies" was recorded live at All Saints’ Church on May 19, 2003. An event that was part of All Saints’ Centennial observations, the program features mostly American composers (John Rutter being the exception) and music having strong ties to America. This concert was a celebration in music of our heritage, giving thanks for our freedom in America and underscoring the renewed vigor of patriotic expression by Americans evident after the events beginning with September 11, 2001.

Many of the arrangements are by Mack Wilberg, the celebrated composer/arranger in residence with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in Salt Lake City. It is easy to recognize his style of writing, which many of us have enjoyed through the many live broadcasts and CDs produced by the Tabernacle Choir in honor of America. The final choral section is meant to give us a sense of yearning for peace, love for the beauty of our earth, and our love of God and country.

The centerpiece of the concert is Rene Clausen’s CRYING FOR A DREAM, a choral commission written for The American Choral Director’s Convention in South Dakota. Written for three choirs, children’s choir, narrators, two pianos, flute and percussion, this moving work is based on Native American writings, particularly those of Chief Seattle. The entire work is a powerful and emotionally moving statement, one which has always been so apparent in the Native American Indian’s spirituality and love, reverence and protection of the earth. This is clearly a musical sermon that is in need of being heard today more than every. Dr. Clausen is one of America’s most celebrated and gifted composers, conductors and choral clinicians. He is the Director of the Concordia Choir of Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota.

Track Listing (click to open)

close

Track Listing

  1. Saints Bound for Heaven – arr. Mack Wilberg
  2. The King of Love My Shepherd Is (Greg Jordan, solo) – arr. Mack Wilberg
  3. We’ll Shout and Give Him Glory – arr. Mack Wilberg
  4. The Morning Trumpet (Men of the Choir) – arr. Mack Wilberg
  5. The Water is Wide (Men of the Choir) – arr. Mack Wilberg
  6. Hark! I Hear the Harps Eternal (Laurie Burlington, solo) – arr. Alice Parker

    CRYING FOR A DREAM – Rene Clausen

  7. Hear Me, I Will Live
  8. War Song
  9. How Can You Buy the Sky?
  10. Anthen of Peace – arr. Mack Wilberg
  11. Shenandoah (James Marshall, solo) – arr. Linda Spevacek
  12. America the Beautiful – arr. Mack Wilberg
  13. The Battle Hymn of the Republic – arr. John Rutter

close


Promised Land

$12 online | $7 when purchased at the church | ORDER NOW

  • Director: Raymond Chenault, Organist and Choirmaster
  • Accompanist: Elizabeth Chenault, Associate Organist and Choirmaster

“sensitive, delicately textured. …moments of eloquence…”
—American Record Guide

“An almost-all-white choir captures the idiom of the African American spiritual in all of its varying and flexible senses. The entire program is wisely selected and professionally performed. This whole disc is one sheer delight.”
—The Journal of the Association of Anglican Musicians

Track Listing (click to open)

close

Track Listing

  1. Witness – arr. Jack Halloran (James Marshall, soloist)
  2. Steal Away – arr. Nicholas White
  3. Do Lord – arr. Norman Luboff
  4. Nobody Knows de Trouble I’ve Seen – arr. H.T. Burleigh (Greg Jordan, tenor)
  5. Born, Born in Bethlehem – arr. Donald Moore (Bobby Johnston, Craig McConnell, soloists)
  6. Peace Like a River – arr. Philip Baker
  7. Wade in the Water – arr. Moses Hogan (Laurie Swann, soloist)
  8. Let Us Break Bread Together – arr. Moses Hogan (James Marshall, baritone)
  9. Deep River – arr. John Barnard
  10. He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands – arr. Margaret Bonds (Melissa Fontaine, soprano)
  11. Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child – arr. Fenno Heath (David Schnell, soloist)
  12. Go Where I Send Thee! – arr. Caldwell & Ivory
  13. Poor Wayfaring Stranger – arr. Victor C. Johnson
  14. Ezekiel Saw de Wheel – arr. William Dawson (Greg Jordan, soloist)
  15. Talk About A Child That Do Love Jesus – arr. Raymond Chenault (Jennifer Jordan, soprano)
  16. Peter Go Ring dem Bells (from Cantata) – John Carter (Laurie Burlington, soloist)
  17. Keep Your Lamps! – arr. Andre Thomas
  18. I Want Jesus to Walk With Me – arr. Raymond Haan
  19. The Battle of Jericho – arr. Moses Hogan
  20. There’s a Man Goin’ Round – arr. Moses Hogan (Greg Jordan, soloist)
  21. Ain-a That Good News – arr.William Dawson

close


A Christmas Alleluia

$12 online | $7 when purchased at the church | ORDER NOW

  • Director: Raymond Chenault, Organist and Choirmaster
  • Accompanist: Elizabeth Chenault, Associate Organist and Choirmaster
  • Harp: Deidre Henson Agustin
  • Chanticleer – Richard Dirksen

“The contemporary music is mostly unusual and quite interesting. The choir sounds big and quite mellifluous.”
—American Record Guide

“The choir is in superb form, with lovely tone, secure pitch, and interpretive sensitivity.”
—The Journal of the Association of Anglican Musicians

Track Listing (click to open)

close

Track Listing

  1. How Far is it to Bethlehem? – arr. Stephen Paulus (Laurie Burlington, Chad Dyar, soloists)
  2. Long, Long, Ago – Carlisle Floyd
  3. Riu, Riu, Chiu – Spanish Carol, arr. Linda Spevacek-Avery (Alan Clark, Bobby Johnston, Shawn Charton, James Marshall, soloists)
  4. I Sing of a Maiden – Patrick Hadley
  5. Sweet Little Jesus Boy – Robert MacGimsey (Laurie Swann, soloist)
  6. Little Town of Bethlehem – arr. Stephen Paulus
  7. Mary’s Lullaby – Douglas Major (Lisa Hilliard, Jennifer Jordan, soloists)
  8. Alleluia, A Newe Work is Come – Richard Dirksen
  9. Elizabeth’s Song (The Annunciation Story) – Richard Dirksen (Melissa Fontaine, soloist)
  10. The Ship Carol (Jesu Carols) – Stephen Paulus

    A Ceremony of Carols, Opus 28 – Benjamin Britten, sung by treble voices

  11. Processional
  12. Wolcum Yole!
  13. There is No Rose
  14. That Younge Child (Laurie Swann, soloist)
  15. Balulalow (Lisa Hilliard, soloist)
  16. As Dew in Aprille
  17. This Little Babe
  18. Interlude
  19. In Freezing Winter Night (Jennifer Jordan, Holly McCarren, soloists)
  20. Spring Carol (Jennifer Jordan, Holly McCarren, soloists
  21. Deo Gracias
  22. Recessional
  23. He Shall Feed His Flock (Messiah) – G.F. Handel (Laurie Swann, Jennifer Jordan, soloists)
  24. Sleep Little One – Ron Nelson
  25. Joy to the World – arr. John Rutter

close


Christmas at Spivey Hall

$20 online | $15 when purchased at the church | ORDER NOW

Christmas at Spivey Hall

“I don’t remember when I have enjoyed a seasonal recording as much as this one. This is a definite must to add to your Christmas listening list!”
—American Record Guide

Track Listing (click to open)

close

Track Listing

  1. Sleigh Ride – Leroy Anderson
  2. Christmas Fantasy – Charles Callahan
  3. Two Preludes on Christmas Carols
  4. Away in a Manger – Paul Lindsley Thomas
  5. Unto Us a Boy is Born
  6. Fantasia on “Greensleeves” – Philip Moore
  7. Nativity Scenes – Myron Roberts
  8. The Christmas Song – Mel Torme
  9. Carol of the Drum – Katherine Davis
  10. Gesu Bambino – Pietro A. Yon
  11. White Christmas – Irving Berlin
  12. Angels Among Us – Robert Powell
  13. Prelude on “Veni Emmanuel” – Herbert Buffington
  14. A Christmas Fancy on “Bring a Torch” – Jefferson McConnaughey
  15. Go Tell it on the Mountain – Naji Hakim
  16. Toccata on “God Rest You Merry Gentlemen” – Robert Hobby

close


20th Century Organ Music for Two, Vol. 2

$20 online | $15 when purchased at the church | ORDER NOW

20th Century Organ Music for Two, Vol.2

“The playing here is nothing short of electrifying. There is a clarity of purpose and depth of musicality in every selection. There is nothing superficial in the music or their performance. Their handling of the organ in Washington National Cathedral is first-rate, making full dramatic use of its resources and generous acoustics. A recording I will enjoy for years to come!”
—American Record Guide

“As for the playing, the Chenaults’ international reputation is its own recommendation here – yet another feather in the caps of both Gothic Records and the splendid Chenaults.”
—The Diapason

“The playing throughout is highly impressive – musical, rhythmical, accurate, and colorful. A record to play again and again.”
—The Organists Review

“The Chenaults have extracted every color and nuance from the instrument at the Washington National Cathedral and probed every expressive element of which this instrument and its building in their own duet together are capable.”
—The Journal of The Association of Anglican Musicians

“We will certainly rush to see (and hear) the gifted Chenaults with this interesting repertoire.”
—The American Organist

Track Listing (click to open)

close

Track Listing

  1. Rhapsody – Naji Hakim
  2. Eclogue – Richard Shephard
  3. Allegro for Organ Duet – Philip Moore
  4. The Juggler – Myron Roberts
  5. Sonate a Deux – Gatson Litaize
  6. The Emerald Isle – Charles Callahan
  7. The Stars and Stripes Forever – J.P. Sousa

Please to open a new message to in your mail program.