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'Our American Journey'

The Grammy-winning vocal ensemble Chanticleer is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a new album called "Our American Journey." The 12 singing men visited The Early Show to perform "Calling My Children Home," a song from that CD.

In the new CD the group celebrates its roots with a program spanning four centuries of music, from the Mexican Baroque to traditional American Classics and works written expecially for the ensemble.

Its members are:

  • Eric Alatorre - bass
  • David Alan Marshall - baritone
  • Matt Oltman - tenor
  • Chris Fritzsche - soprano
  • Mark Sullivan - baritone
  • Jesse Antin - alto
  • Jay White - alto
  • Matt Alber - soprano,
  • Philip Wilder - alto
  • Kevin Baum – tenor
  • Ian Howell – soprano

    Led by Music Director Joseph Jennings, the group has been praised and recognized worldwide for its interpretations of vocal literature. Chanticleer has been recording since 1994.

    Here is a listing of their latest track:

    • Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah, Traditional Appalachian,
    • Credidi Juan de Lienas,
    • Versa est in luctum, Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla,
    • Jefferson (Glorious things of Thee are Spoken), Traditional
    • David's Lamentation, William Billings,
    • Soar Away, A. M. Cagle,
    • Whispers, Steven Stucky,
    • Voices of Autumn, Jackson Hill,
    • The Un-covered Wagon, Brent Michael Davids,
    • "Fuggi, fuggi, dolor" and "Labbra vermiglie e belle" from Tre Rime di Tasso, William Hawley
    • Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair, Stephen Foster,
    • Camptown Races, Stephen Foster,
    • Love Walked In, George Gershwin,
    • Willow Weep for Me, Ann Ronell,
    • Calling My Children Home, Doyle Lawson, Charles Waller and Robert Yates,
    • Wayfarin' Stranger, Traditional
    • I'm a Pilgrim, Traditional
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