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Shushan the Palace (Hymns of Earth) Christmas


Download links and information about Shushan the Palace (Hymns of Earth) Christmas by Jane Siberry. This album was released in 2004 and it belongs to Gospel, Rock, Traditional Pop Music, Alternative genres. It contains 9 tracks with total duration of 36:44 minutes.

Artist: Jane Siberry
Release date: 2004
Genre: Gospel, Rock, Traditional Pop Music, Alternative
Tracks: 9
Duration: 36:44
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No. Title Length
1. How Beautiful Are the Feet 3:37
2. Sheep May Safely Graze 3:45
3. A Star Shall Rise Up Out of Jacob 1:41
4. I Know That My Redeemer Liveth 6:09
5. Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming 4:51
6. In the Bleak Midwinter 4:21
7. Jesus Christ the Apple Tree 3:07
8. Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light 4:50
9. If God Be for Us 4:23



Shushan the Palace (Hymns of Earth), Jane Siberry's Christmas album, also doubles as her classical album. The recording, "originally only Christmas songs, but ultimately becoming less seasonal," as she puts it in her liner notes, finds her singing religious material composed by the likes of Handel, Bach, Mendelssohn, Holst, and others. The classical music meets her more than halfway, especially because of her own orchestrations and those of Peter Kiesewalter, which, employing a small orchestra, are not dissimilar to the style of some of Siberry's original, secular music. As a vocalist, she likes to overdub numerous parts, creating a sound that sometimes recalls vocal groups of the mid-'50s, such as the Chordettes and the McGuire Sisters. This is not the average Christmas album, but it may please the more reverent and serve as a formal, yet not stuffy, change of pace from typical seasonal fare.