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Prima Voce - The Spirit Of Christmas Past


Release Date: 11/01/1994 
Label:  Nimbus   Catalog #: 7861   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  John Francis WadeJohann Nepomuk HummelAdolphe AdamCharles Gounod,   ... 
Performer:  John McCormackEmmy DestinnEnrico CarusoEugene Lutsky,   ... 
Conductor:  Walter RogersCharles O'ConnellHermann WeigertJosef Pasternack,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  OrchestraChorus
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 14 Mins. 

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Includes a star was his candle. Soloists: Lawrence Tibbett, Stewart Wille. Includes a star was his candle. Soloists: Lawrence Tibbett, Stewart Wille. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Adeste fideles "O come, all ye faithful" by John Francis Wade
Performer:  John McCormack (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra,  Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1782; England 
Date of Recording: 03/31/1915 
Length: 4 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
2. Hallelujah by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Performer:  Emmy Destinn (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 
Date of Recording: 1908 
Length: 3 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: German 
3. Minuit, Chrétiens "O holy night" by Adolphe Adam
Performer:  Enrico Caruso (Tenor)
Conductor:  Walter Rogers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 02/23/1919 
Length: 4 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: French 
4. Ave Maria by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Eugene Lutsky (Piano), Efrem Zimbalist (Violin), Alma Gluck (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
Date of Recording: 1913 
Length: 4 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: This work is based on J.S. Bach's Prelude no 1 in C from 'The Well-Tempered Clavier.' 
5. The oldest Christmas story by Hanns Eisler
Performer:  Charles Laughton (Spoken Vocals)
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 1943 
Length: 3 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: English 
6. Lully, lulla, thow littel tyne child "Coventry Carol" by Traditional
Performer:  Gladys Ripley (Alto), Harold Williams (Baritone), John McHugh (Tenor),
Isobel Baillie (Soprano)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
Date of Recording: C1944 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: John Stainer. 
7. Panis angelicus by César Franck
Performer:  Richard Crooks (Tenor)
Conductor:  Charles O'Connell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872; France 
Date of Recording: 01/16/1942 
Length: 4 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
8. O du fröhliche by Traditional
Performer:  Lotte Lehmann (Soprano)
Conductor:  Hermann Weigert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/04/1928 
Length: 3 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Language: German 
9. Gesu Bambino by Pietro Yon
Performer:  Giovanni Martinelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Josef Pasternack
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra,  Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917; USA 
Date of Recording: 04/07/1926 
Length: 4 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: English 
10. L'enfance du Christ, Op. 25: Le repos de la Sainte Famille by Hector Berlioz
Performer:  Paul Planel (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850-1854; France 
Date of Recording: 12/1932 
Length: 6 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: French 
11. Mörike Lieder: no 25, Schlafendes Jesuskind by Hugo Wolf
Performer:  Elisabeth Schumann (Soprano), Ernest Lush (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 08/26/1935 
Length: 3 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: German 
12. Legenden (3), Op. 33: no 3, Des fremden Kindes by Carl Loewe
Performer:  Karl Erb (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1834; Berlin, Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1937 
Length: 3 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: German 
13. Exsultate jubilate, K 165 (158a): Alleluia by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Sigrid Onegin (Soprano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1773; Milan, Italy 
Date of Recording: 1928 
Length: 3 Minutes 23 Secs. 
14. Ellens Gesang III, D 839/Op. 52 no 6 "Ave Maria" by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Rosa Ponselle (Soprano), Mischa Violin (Violin), Romano Romani (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 11/01/1939 
Length: 5 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
15. Schlichte Weisen (60), Op. 76: no 52, Maria Wiegenlied by Max Reger
Performer:  Claudia Muzio (Soprano)
Conductor:  Lorenzo Molajoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903-1912; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1935 
Length: 2 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
16. Christmas Candle by Elinor Remick Warren
Performer:  Carroll Hollister (Piano), John Charles Thomas (Baritone)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; USA 
Date of Recording: 01/08/1942 
Length: 2 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: English 
17. The night before Christmas by Traditional
Performer:  Basil Rathbone (Spoken Vocals)
Date of Recording: C1939 
Length: 3 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: English 
18. Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Performer:  Stewart Wille (Organ), Ernestine Schumann-Heink (Alto)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Austria 
Date of Recording: 11/03/1926 
Length: 3 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: German 
19. Mille cherubini in coro by Alois Melichar
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Austria 
Date of Recording: 10/25/1935 
Length: 2 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Arranger: Edoardo Senatra. 

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