Shushan the Palace (Hymns of Earth) Christmas
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||How Beautiful Are the Feet||Jane Siberry||3:37||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Sheep May Safely Graze||Jane Siberry||3:45||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||A Star Shall Rise Up Out of Jacob||Jane Siberry||1:41||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||I Know That My Redeemer Liveth||Jane Siberry||6:09||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming||Jane Siberry||4:51||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||In the Bleak Midwinter||Jane Siberry||4:21||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Jesus Christ the Apple Tree||Jane Siberry||3:07||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light||Jane Siberry||4:50||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||If God Be for Us||Jane Siberry||4:23||$0.99||View in iTunes|
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.
Born: October 12, 1955 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s