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Karita's Christmas


Release Date: 11/26/2002 
Label:  Ondine   Catalog #: 1010   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Leevi MadetojaJean SibeliusArmas MaasaloTraditional,   ... 
Performer:  Karita Mattila
Conductor:  Pertti Pekkanen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Turku Philharmonic OrchestraCathedralis Aboensis Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 2 Mins. 

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Includes work(s) by various composers. Includes work(s) by various composers. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Cast off thy everyday cares by Leevi Madetoja
Performer:  Karita Mattila (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pertti Pekkanen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Turku Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Finland 
Date of Recording: 07/2002 
Venue:  Concert Hall, Turku, Finland 
Length: 2 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: Finnish 
Notes: Arranged: Ilkka Kuusisto 
2. Christmas Songs (5), Op. 1: no 4, Give me no splendour, gold or pomp by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Karita Mattila (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pertti Pekkanen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Turku Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1895-1909; Finland 
Date of Recording: 07/2002 
Venue:  Concert Hall, Turku, Finland 
Length: 3 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Language: Finnish 
Notes: Arranged: Yrjö Hjelt 
3. Christmas Songs (5), Op. 1: no 3, Outside it grows dark by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Karita Mattila (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pertti Pekkanen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Turku Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1895/1913; Finland 
Date of Recording: 07/2002 
Venue:  Concert Hall, Turku, Finland 
Length: 2 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: Finnish 
Notes: Arranged: Yrjö Hjelt 
4. Christmas Songs (5), Op. 1: no 5, High are the snowdrifts by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Karita Mattila (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pertti Pekkanen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Turku Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901; Finland 
Date of Recording: 07/2002 
Venue:  Concert Hall, Turku, Finland 
Length: 2 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: Finnish 
Notes: Arranged: Yrjö Hjelt 
5. Christmas Bells by Armas Maasalo
Performer:  Karita Mattila (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pertti Pekkanen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Turku Philharmonic Orchestra,  Cathedralis Aboensis Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 07/2002 
Venue:  Concert Hall, Turku, Finland 
Length: 5 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Language: Finnish 
Notes: Arranged: Yrjö Hjelt 
6. Angels we have heard on high by Traditional
Performer:  Karita Mattila (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pertti Pekkanen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Turku Philharmonic Orchestra,  Cathedralis Aboensis Chorus
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 07/2002 
Venue:  Concert Hall, Turku, Finland 
Length: 2 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: Finnish 
Notes: Arranged: Yrjö Hjelt 
7. Ellens Gesang III, D 839/Op. 52 no 6 "Ave Maria" by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Karita Mattila (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pertti Pekkanen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Turku Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 07/2002 
Venue:  Concert Hall, Turku, Finland 
Length: 6 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: Arranged: Yrjö Hjelt 
8. Minuit, Chrétiens "O holy night" by Adolphe Adam
Performer:  Karita Mattila (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pertti Pekkanen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Turku Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 07/2002 
Venue:  Concert Hall, Turku, Finland 
Length: 4 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: Finnish 
Notes: Arranged: Yrjö Hjelt 
9. Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Performer:  Karita Mattila (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pertti Pekkanen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Turku Philharmonic Orchestra,  Cathedralis Aboensis Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Austria 
Date of Recording: 07/2002 
Venue:  Concert Hall, Turku, Finland 
Length: 4 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: Finnish 
Notes: Arranged: Yrjö Hjelt 
10. The Nightingale's Christmas by Karl Collan
Performer:  Karita Mattila (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pertti Pekkanen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Turku Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Finland 
Date of Recording: 07/2002 
Venue:  Concert Hall, Turku, Finland 
Length: 4 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: Finnish 
Notes: Arranged: Yrjö Hjelt 
11. The Sparrow's Christmas by Otto Kotilainen
Performer:  Karita Mattila (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pertti Pekkanen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Turku Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Finland 
Date of Recording: 07/2002 
Venue:  Concert Hall, Turku, Finland 
Length: 4 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: Finnish 
Notes: Arranged: Ilkka Kuusisto 
12. Ave Maria by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Karita Mattila (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pertti Pekkanen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Turku Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
Date of Recording: 07/2002 
Venue:  Concert Hall, Turku, Finland 
Length: 2 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: Arranged: Yrjö Hjelt
This work is based on J.S. Bach's Prelude no 1 in C from 'The Well-Tempered Clavier.' 
13. Beauty around us by Traditional
Performer:  Karita Mattila (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pertti Pekkanen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Turku Philharmonic Orchestra,  Cathedralis Aboensis Chorus
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century; Denmark 
Date of Recording: 07/2002 
Venue:  Concert Hall, Turku, Finland 
Length: 3 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Language: Finnish 
Notes: Arranged: Yrjö Hjelt 
14. Meet Me in St. Louis: Have yourself a merry little Christmas by Hugh Martin
Performer:  Karita Mattila (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pertti Pekkanen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Turku Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; USA 
Date of Recording: 07/2002 
Venue:  Concert Hall, Turku, Finland 
Length: 5 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Yrjö Hjelt
This selection was written in collaboration with Ralph Blane. 
15. We wish you a merry Christmas by Traditional
Performer:  Karita Mattila (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pertti Pekkanen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Turku Philharmonic Orchestra,  Cathedralis Aboensis Chorus
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 07/2002 
Venue:  Concert Hall, Turku, Finland 
Length: 3 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Yrjö Hjelt 
16. Der Morgen im Lenze by Johann Abraham P. Schulz
Performer:  Karita Mattila (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pertti Pekkanen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Turku Philharmonic Orchestra,  Cathedralis Aboensis Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1790; Germany 
Date of Recording: 07/2002 
Venue:  Concert Hall, Turku, Finland 
Length: 3 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: Finnish 
Notes: Arranger: Yrjö Hjelt. 

Sound Samples

Arkihuolesi kaikki heita (Throw Thy Everyday Cares Aside) (arr. for soprano and orchestra)
5 Christmas Songs, Op. 1 (arr. for soprano and orchestra): No. 4. En etsi valtaa, loistoa (Give me no splendor, gold or pomp)
5 Christmas Songs, Op. 1 (arr. for soprano and orchestra): No. 3. Jo joutuu ilta (Outside it is getting dark)
5 Christmas Songs, Op. 1 (arr. for soprano and orchestra): No. 5. On hanget korkeat, nietokset (High are the snowdrifts)
Joulun kellot (The bells of Christmas) (arr. for soprano, chorus and orchestra)
Suloaanet enkelten (Angels we have heard on high)
Ellen's Gesang III (Ave Maria!), Op. 56, No. 6, D. 839, "Hymne an die Jungfrau" (arr. for soprano and orchestra)
Oi jouluyo (O Holy Night) (arr. for soprano and orchestra)
Jouluyo, juhlayo (Silent Night) (arr. for mezzo-soprano, chorus and orchestra): Jouluyo, juhlayo (Silent Night) (arr. for soprano, chorus and orchestra)
Sylvian joululaulu (The Nightingale's Christmas) (arr. for soprano and orchestra)
Varpunen jouluaamuna (The sparrow on Christmas morning) (arr. for soprano and orchestra)
Ave Maria (arr. for soprano and orchestra)
Maa on niin kaunis (Beauty Around Us)
Te lapsoset, lapsoset kuruhtakaa (O Hurry, Ye Children) (arr. for soprano, chorus and orchestra)
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (arr. for soprano and orchestra)
We Wish You a Merry Christmas

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