Holiday Shop


WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

Christmas With The Stars / Enya, Natalie Cole, Et Al


Release Date: 08/18/1998 
Label:  Erato   Catalog #: 35810   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Franz Xaver GruberJohann Sebastian BachTraditionalHector Berlioz,   ... 
Performer:  EnyaJouko HarjanneDame Kiri Te KanawaChristopher Kale,   ... 
Conductor:  Edward HigginbottomRobin StapletonJohn Eliot GardinerJoel Cohen,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford New College ChoirBBC Philharmonic OrchestraMonteverdi Choir,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 7 Mins. 

Special Order:  This CD requires additional production time and ships within 2-3 business days.  
On sale! $17.98
ArkivCD  $12.99
Special Order



This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

This selection features both ADD and DDD recordings. This selection features both ADD and DDD recordings. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Performer:  Enya (Voice)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 43 Secs. 
2.
O Jesulein süss, O Jesulein mild, BWV 493 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Edward Higginbottom
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford New College Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1736; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 9 Secs. 
3.
O Tannenbaum by Traditional
Performer:  Jouko Harjanne (Trumpet), Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Robin Stapleton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Written: Westphalia, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 28 Secs. 
4.
L'enfance du Christ, Op. 25: L'adieu des bergers by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monteverdi Choir,  Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850-1854; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 47 Secs. 
5.
O little town of Bethlehem by Henry Walford Davies
Performer:  Jouko Harjanne (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Robin Stapleton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lichfield Cathedral Choir,  Coventry Cathedral Choir,  BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Length: 3 Minutes 18 Secs. 
6.
Jesus, the light of the world by Traditional
Performer:  Christopher Kale (Tenor), William Hite (Tenor), Joel Frederiksen (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Joel Cohen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Schola Cantorum Boston,  Brown University Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1890; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 15 Secs. 
7.
Once in Royal David's City by Henry John Gauntlett
Conductor:  Edward Higginbottom
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford New College Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 42 Secs. 
8.
In the bleak mid-winter by Gustav Holst
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chanticleer
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1906; England 
Length: 5 Minutes 7 Secs. 
9.
I wonder as I wander by John Jacob Niles
Conductor:  Edward Higginbottom
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford New College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 4 Secs. 
10.
Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Jouko Harjanne (Trumpet), Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano), Michael George (Bass)
Conductor:  Robin Stapleton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lichfield Cathedral Choir,  Coventry Cathedral Choir,  BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 46 Secs. 
11.
The first nowell by Traditional
Performer:  Thomas Hampson (Baritone)
Conductor:  Hugh Wolff
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
Written: England 
Length: 3 Minutes 22 Secs. 
12.
The Holly and the Ivy by Traditional
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano), Michael George (Bass)
Conductor:  Robin Stapleton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lichfield Cathedral Choir,  Coventry Cathedral Choir,  BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Written: England 
Length: 2 Minutes 55 Secs. 
13.
Christmas Time by Sol Selegna
Performer:  Ray Charles (Voice)
Length: 4 Minutes 27 Secs. 
14.
Amazing Grace by Traditional
Performer:  Natalie Cole (Voice), Placido Domingo (Tenor), José Carreras (Tenor)
Conductor:  Vjekoslav Sutej
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Length: 3 Minutes 25 Secs. 
15.
I'll Be Home for Christmas by Kim Gannon
Performer:  José Carreras (Tenor), Natalie Cole (Voice), Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Notes: This selection was written in collaboration with Walter Kent and Buck Ram. 
16.
What child is this? by Traditional
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Vjekoslav Sutej
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Vienna Opera Children's Chorus
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 18 Secs. 
17.
Holiday Inn: White Christmas by Irving Berlin
Performer:  Thomas Hampson (Baritone)
Conductor:  Hugh Wolff
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 28 Secs. 
18.
Joy to the World by Lowell Mason
Conductor:  Joel Cohen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Camerata,  Schola Cantorum Boston,  Brown University Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 6 Secs. 
19.
Adeste fideles "O come, all ye faithful" by John Francis Wade
Conductor:  Edward Higginbottom
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford New College Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1782; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 48 Secs. 
20.
Musae Sioniae: Es ist ein' Ros' entsprungen by Michael Praetorius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chanticleer
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1609; Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 9 Secs. 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Classic christmas Chorales with jarring inserts i December 17, 2014 By Linda Berlin (Sacramento, CA) See All My Reviews "This disc starts with a carol by Enya then launches into 12 beautiful chorale classic carols, one of which is a spiritual, Jesus is the Light of the World, by the Brown Univ. choir, which is very good, if not perhaps in the lineup incorrectly. Unfortunately that is the biggest problem with this disc. The weird juxtaposition of the song selections, which is why I gave it only 3 stars. Individually, the music is what you want for Christmas chorale, but throwing Ray Charles into the middle is just wrong. What follows his sole tune are 3 songs with Natalie Cole, Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras which sound like they are from a PBS holiday special and are jarring at best. I have nothing against Natalie Cole but whomever assembled the music for this should either have put Enya, Ray and Natalie at the very end or just done a separate disc with more contemporary Christmas music." Report Abuse
Review This Title
Review This Title Share on Facebook




YOU MUST BE A SUBSCRIBER TO LISTEN TO ARKIVMUSIC STREAMING.
TRY IT NOW FOR FREE!
Sign up now for two weeks of free access to the world's best classical music collection. Keep listening for only $19.95/month - thousands of classical albums for the price of one! Learn more about ArkivMusic Streaming
Aleady a subscriber? Sign In