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  Christmas choral recordings A-Z
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one beautiful song
SATB choir
piano & pipe organ

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A CHRISTMAS PEACE  Christmas
Chorus Angelicus & Gaudeamus
Directed by Paul Halley
PEL1000   Single Track MP3 $1.49

An elegantly beautiful arrangement of Silent Night with America the Beautiful created by Paul Halley in memory of September 11, 2001.

'I am stunned silly by the beauty of Chorus Angelicus.  What an achievement!  The voices and the musicianship are nothing short of outstanding.' - Music, Art, and Literature

 

 
   



SATB Choir
pipe organ

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CHRISTMAS ANGELICUS Christmas
Chorus Angelicus & Gaudeamus
Directed by Paul Halley
JN103  Digital download only

A beautiful celebration of the holiday season with traditional and contemporary carols.

'Recording and performances are superb, with the sweet, transparent sound of Chorus Angelicus imparting something inimitable and irreplaceable: innocent wonder at the season.' - The Choral Journal 

'The vocals are sublime – ranging from the hauntingly ethereal to the “joyful noise” for which these groups are known!  It is easy to imagine oneself in heaven, or at least in the musician’s suburb of it!'
- AGO, Waterbury, CT
 
 
   



SATB choir
pipe organ

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WHAT CHILD IS THIS? Christmas
Chorus Angelicus & Gaudeamus
Directed by Paul Halley
PEL1005  Digital download or physical CD

This stunningly beautiful offering from Paul Halley and his choirs is spiced with inventive harmonies and textures. Lots of Paul Halley arrangements and compositions among these carols for Christmas.

'Halley’s own arrangements are pleasingly inventive. It’s a well ordered programme ending gently with Watts’ Cradle Hymn after an exhilaratingly liberated Go, Tell It on the Mountain.' - Gramophone Magazine

Fresh but tasteful arrangements invigorate this latest offering. Recording and performances are superb.'
- The Choral Journal

 

 
    Choral recordings A-Z
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solo vocals
SATB choir
piano & pipe organ
rhythm section

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SOUND OVER ALL WATERS
Theresa Thomason and  Paul Halley
with Keramion
PEL1001  Digital download or physical CD

Singer Theresa Thomason and choral ensemble Keramion perform with top instrumentalists in Halley compositions.

'Halley is an immensely creative musician who gathers inspiration from wherever the wind blows. Never a manufacturer of illusions, Halley feels the true impact of what he creates because he understands the intrinsic relationship between music and life.'
- Sound Waves

'
Teamed up with gospel diva Theresa Thomason and a supporting cast that would do Cecil B. DeMille proud, Halley commands a unique medium remarkable for its fluidity and emotional power. The performances are superb.' - The American Organist


 
 
   



SSA choir
piano & pipe organ

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UNTRAVELED WORLDS
Chorus Angelicus
Directed by Paul Halley
PEL1004 Digital download only

Chorus Angelicus provides the perfect voice , brilliant and clear, for a song journey around the world. 

'There are a few pieces in which I literally could not be sure if the singing was a-capella or organ accompanied – I suspect the latter, but the registration and blending is so good that the organ, if present, becomes literally another voice in the chorus.  Now that’s Voix Humaine!' - AGO, Waterbury, CT

 

 
   

Voices of Light

SSA choir
piano & pipe organ

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VOICES OF LIGHT
Chorus Angelicus
Directed by Paul Halley
JN101 Digital download only

Debut recording of Paul Halley’s children’s choir. A rich and varied sampler. With flutist Rhonda Larson on final track.

'...so clear, so tight an ensemble, sounding as one voice at times, and the quality of that sound almost as a resonating glass of water." - The New York Times
 

 
   

Wondrous Love

SATB choir
piano & pipe organ
brass & timpani

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WONDROUS LOVE  
featuring Halley's Love Songs for Springtime
Chorus Angelicus & Gaudeamus
The Battell Brass - Directed by Paul Halley
JN104  Digital download only

Choral works of Paul Halley performed by his own choirs with organ and brass.

'The ease with which the composer moves between styles as disparate as Gregorian chant and shape-note hymnody - all the while tying it together with his own unique sound - is most impressive.' - The American Organist

'...an enriching experience regardless of your belief system; there is a universality in the musical expression that transcends denomination.'
- Rambles Magazine

 
 
   

Keyboard albums A-Z
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pipe organ

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NIGHTWATCH 
Paul Halley
pipe organ

PEL1002   Digital download or physical CD

Improvisations and meditations on the Great Organ of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine.

'For some of us, the most memorable moments in several classic Paul Winter Consort albums are those in which the rich and grounded voice of the great organ at St. John the Divine, in the hands of Paul Halley, begins to simmer at the periphery and then swell to a truly heart-warming grander impossible for any other instrument to achieve.' - Pipedreams

'Halley's improvisations on the Cathedral's great organ dance, float, and sing as he carries us on a journey from dusk into the dawning of a new day. The album is at times joyous, at times meditative, but always uplifting and exciting.' - The Christian Herald



 

 
   



piano, pipe organ
& harpsichord

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TRIPTYCH
Paul Halley
Piano - Organ - Harpsichord
PEL1003  Digital download or physical CD
 
Paul Halley creates an exciting new repertoire of compositions for the unique ensemble of piano, pipe organ, and harpsichord.

'Playing music that is at once vibrant and intricately contrapuntal, Halley deploys the instruments with a symphonic sense of coloration.'
- Billboard Magazine

'In the intense and sometimes overwhelmingly insular community of church musicians, Paul Halley smiles and hands us this delicious reminder that, hey, there is another world out there.' - Pipedreams
 

 
         
   

Selections A-Z from other labels
highlighting the work Paul Halley

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piano & pipe organ
with ensemble

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ANGEL ON A STONE WALL
Paul Halley
piano and pipe organ solos alternating with ensemble pieces to include flutes, bass, guitars, percussion. With The Paul Winter Consort & friends

A collection of Paul Halley’s instrumental compositions, from intimate solo piano pieces to dynamic ensemble works.


'Perhaps it’s his clarity that’s most outstanding, or maybe because of his clarity he can accomplish so much more than ordinary mortals.'
- Kitchener/Waterloo Record

'An inspired testament to the keyboard maturity and compositional vision of one of today's most original musician.' - The Huntsville News

 

 
   



jazz ensemble
with world percussion
& pipe organ

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BARNUM HILL
Nick Halley and friends
Sax, Guitars, Bass, Piano,
Percussion, Pipe organ

NH-884501017558
 

Several
of New York's rising jazz stars on saxophones, guitars, and bass in a traditional jazz framework expanded to include the wild sounds of percussion from around the world and the great pipe organ.  



 
 
   

Free As A Bird

flutes
piano & pipe organ
with ensemble

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FREE AS A BIRD  
Rhonda Larson - flute
Paul Halley - keyboards
and an ensemble of friends

Flutist Rhonda Larson in solo and ensemble works created by Paul Halley. Halley on organ and piano.



 

 

 
   



SATB choirs
solo vocals
piano & pipe organ
jazz ensemble

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MISSA GAIA / EARTH MASS
Paul Winter and The Paul Winter Consort
The Choirs of
The Cathedral of St. John The Divine
directed by Paul Halley.

The original 1982 live recording.
A contemporary celebration of the earth,
with voices of wolf, whale and loon,
recorded in the world's largest gothic cathedral.

We apologize but Pelagos no longer has stock of this CD.

Choral octavo of Missa Gaia
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New Friends

cello
piano & pipe organ

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NEW FRIEND 
Eugene Friesen  - cello
Paul Halley  - piano & pipe organ


Improvisational duets for two classic instruments and two friends, recorded in the Cathedral of St. John the Divine.




 
 
   

pete

solo vocals
SATB choir
guitars & banjos

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PETE
Pete Seeger & friends
Gaudeamus
The Union Baptist Church Singers
The Cathedral Singers

Grammy Award-winning album by American folk legend Pete Seeger, with choral arrangements by Paul Halley.



 
 
   

pianosong

piano & pipe organ

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PIANOSONG
Paul Halley
piano and pipe organ


Serene and contemplative improvisations on piano and organ recorded in the Cathedral of St. John the Divine

'Halley has a strong sense of melody and harmony, a boundless range of technique and an irresistibly affirmative point of view.'
- Pulse Magazine

'This is the music of warmth, serenity and great charm... Free-flowing, but thoughtful improvisations on lyrical, original theme.'
- The Ottawa Citizen



 
 
   



SATB choir
a cappella

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SACRED FEAST
Gaudeamus
Directed by Paul Halley


Gaudeamus performs unaccompanied sacred masterworks in the beautiful acoustic of Trinity College Chapel, Hartford on this release from DMP Records.

Out of print and no longer available. Record label has retired from business and retained all masters of this Paul Halley/Gaudeamus recording.


 
 
   

SUSAN OSBORN: Still Life

solo vocals
piano
flutes, guitar, percussion

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STILL LIFE
Susan Osborn
Classical melodies arranged by Paul Halley
Lyrics by Osborn and Densmore
 

Singer/lyricist Susan Osborn performs beautiful classical masterpieces arranged for voice by Paul Halley.

Cover painting by Meg Race



 
 
   



solo vocals
piano
oboe, guitar, percussion

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TIDELINE
Susan Osborn
More classical melodies
arranged by Paul Halley
Lyrics by Osborn and Densmore


Singer/lyricist Susan Osborn's reprise with more classical masterpieces arranged for piano and voice by Paul Halley.

Cover painting by David Densmore


 
 
   



narration
whale songs
piano & pipe organ
saxophone
percussion

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WHALES ALIVE
Paul Winter & Paul Halley
Narrated by Leonard Nimoy
 
 
Improvisations on soprano sax and pipe organ
recorded at The Cathedral of St. John The Divine with voices of humpback whales recorded by Dr. Roger Payne.

 
 
  Recordings • featuring Paul Halley & friends