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Joy To The World / Empire Brass


Release Date: 09/13/2005 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 31538   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Lowell MasonTraditionalWilliam J. KirkpatrickRichard Storrs Willis,   ... 
Performer:  Mark KrollArthur PressNancy Allen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Empire BrassHandbell Ringers of Wheeler School
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 59 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. Joy to the World by Lowell Mason
Performer:  Mark Kroll (Harpsichord), Arthur Press (Percussion), Nancy Allen (Harp)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Empire Brass,  Handbell Ringers of Wheeler School
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; USA 
Venue:  Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, MA 
Length: 2 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Frank Denson.
Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, MA (05/25/1988 - 05/27/1988) 
2. The Holly and the Ivy by Traditional
Performer:  Nancy Allen (Harp), Mark Kroll (Harpsichord), Arthur Press (Percussion)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Empire Brass,  Handbell Ringers of Wheeler School
Written: England 
Venue:  Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, MA 
Length: 2 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Frank Denson.
Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, MA (05/25/1988 - 05/27/1988) 
3. Away in a manger by William J. Kirkpatrick
Performer:  Arthur Press (Percussion), Mark Kroll (Harpsichord), Nancy Allen (Harp)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Empire Brass,  Handbell Ringers of Wheeler School
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Venue:  Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, MA 
Length: 4 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "It came upon the midnight clear" and "O little town of Bethlehem."
Arranger: Frank Denson.Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, MA (05/25/1988 - 05/27/1988) 
4. It came upon the midnight clear by Richard Storrs Willis
Performer:  Arthur Press (Percussion), Nancy Allen (Harp), Mark Kroll (Harpsichord)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Empire Brass,  Handbell Ringers of Wheeler School
Period: Romantic 
Venue:  Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, MA 
Length: 4 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "Away in a manger" and "O little town of Bethlehem."
Arranger: Frank Denson.
Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, MA (05/25/1988 - 05/27/1988) 
5. O little town of Bethlehem by Henry Walford Davies
Performer:  Arthur Press (Percussion), Mark Kroll (Harpsichord), Nancy Allen (Harp)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Empire Brass,  Handbell Ringers of Wheeler School
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Venue:  Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, MA 
Length: 4 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "Away in a manger" and "It came upon the midnight clear."
Arranger: Frank Denson.
Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, MA (05/25/1988 - 05/27/1988) 
6. Good Christian men, rejoice by Traditional
Performer:  Mark Kroll (Harpsichord), Nancy Allen (Harp), Arthur Press (Percussion)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Empire Brass,  Handbell Ringers of Wheeler School
Written: Germany 
Venue:  Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, MA 
Length: 3 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Frank Denson.
Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, MA (05/25/1988 - 05/27/1988) 
7. The first nowell by Traditional
Performer:  Mark Kroll (Harpsichord), Nancy Allen (Harp), Arthur Press (Percussion)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Empire Brass,  Handbell Ringers of Wheeler School
Written: England 
Venue:  Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, MA 
Length: 3 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Frank Denson.
Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, MA (05/25/1988 - 05/27/1988) 
8. Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Nancy Allen (Harp), Mark Kroll (Harpsichord), Arthur Press (Percussion)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Empire Brass,  Handbell Ringers of Wheeler School
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Venue:  Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, MA 
Length: 6 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "Angels we have heard on high."
Arranger: Frank Denson.Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, MA (05/25/1988 - 05/27/1988) 
9. Angels we have heard on high by Traditional
Performer:  Arthur Press (Percussion), Mark Kroll (Harpsichord), Nancy Allen (Harp)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Empire Brass,  Handbell Ringers of Wheeler School
Written: France 
Venue:  Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, MA 
Length: 6 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing"."
Arranger: Frank Denson.
Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, MA (05/25/1988 - 05/27/1988) 
10. God rest ye merry, gentlemen by Traditional
Performer:  Arthur Press (Percussion), Mark Kroll (Harpsichord), Nancy Allen (Harp)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Empire Brass,  Handbell Ringers of Wheeler School
Written: England 
Venue:  Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, MA 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Frank Denson.
Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, MA (05/25/1988 - 05/27/1988) 
11. Lo, how a rose e'er blooming by Traditional
Performer:  Nancy Allen (Harp), Mark Kroll (Harpsichord), Arthur Press (Percussion)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Empire Brass,  Handbell Ringers of Wheeler School
Venue:  Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, MA 
Length: 3 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Frank Denson.
Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, MA (05/25/1988 - 05/27/1988) 
12. Make a joyful noise by Frank Denson
Performer:  Mark Kroll (Harpsichord), Arthur Press (Percussion), Nancy Allen (Harp)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Empire Brass,  Handbell Ringers of Wheeler School
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1988; California 
Venue:  Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, MA 
Length: 4 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Frank Denson.
Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, MA (05/25/1988 - 05/27/1988) 
13. O come, O come Emmanuel by Traditional
Performer:  Arthur Press (Percussion), Mark Kroll (Harpsichord), Nancy Allen (Harp)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Empire Brass,  Handbell Ringers of Wheeler School
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century; France 
Venue:  Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, MA 
Length: 2 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Frank Denson.
Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, MA (05/25/1988 - 05/27/1988) 
14. Deck the Halls by Traditional
Performer:  Arthur Press (Percussion), Mark Kroll (Harpsichord), Nancy Allen (Harp)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Empire Brass,  Handbell Ringers of Wheeler School
Written: Wales, UK 
Venue:  Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, MA 
Length: 3 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Frank Denson.
Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, MA (05/25/1988 - 05/27/1988) 
15. Good King Wenceslas by Traditional
Performer:  Nancy Allen (Harp), Arthur Press (Percussion), Mark Kroll (Harpsichord)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Empire Brass,  Handbell Ringers of Wheeler School
Written: England 
Venue:  Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, MA 
Length: 2 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Frank Denson.
Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, MA (05/25/1988 - 05/27/1988) 
16. What child is this? by Traditional
Performer:  Mark Kroll (Harpsichord), Arthur Press (Percussion), Nancy Allen (Harp)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Empire Brass,  Handbell Ringers of Wheeler School
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
Venue:  Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, MA 
Length: 2 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Frank Denson.
Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, MA (05/25/1988 - 05/27/1988) 
17. Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Performer:  Mark Kroll (Harpsichord), Nancy Allen (Harp), Arthur Press (Percussion)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Empire Brass,  Handbell Ringers of Wheeler School
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Austria 
Venue:  Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, MA 
Length: 3 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Frank Denson.
Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, MA (05/25/1988 - 05/27/1988) 
18. O Tannenbaum by Traditional
Performer:  Arthur Press (Percussion), Nancy Allen (Harp), Mark Kroll (Harpsichord)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Empire Brass,  Handbell Ringers of Wheeler School
Written: Westphalia, Germany 
Venue:  Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, MA 
Length: 2 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Frank Denson.
Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, MA (05/25/1988 - 05/27/1988) 
19. Minuit, Chrétiens "O holy night" by Adolphe Adam
Performer:  Arthur Press (Percussion), Nancy Allen (Harp), Mark Kroll (Harpsichord)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Empire Brass,  Handbell Ringers of Wheeler School
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
Venue:  Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, MA 
Length: 4 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Frank Denson.
Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, MA (05/25/1988 - 05/27/1988) 
20. Adeste fideles "O come, all ye faithful" by John Francis Wade
Performer:  Mark Kroll (Harpsichord), Arthur Press (Percussion), Nancy Allen (Harp)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Empire Brass,  Handbell Ringers of Wheeler School
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1782; England 
Venue:  Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, MA 
Length: 3 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Frank Denson.
Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, MA (05/25/1988 - 05/27/1988) 

Sound Samples

O come all ye faithful (Adesle fideles) (2005 Digital Remaster): O come all ye faithful (Adesle fideles)
Joy To The World (2005 Digital Remaster)
The Holly and The Ivy (2005 Digital Remaster)
Medley: Away In A Manger, It Came Upon A Midnight Clear, O Little Town Of Bethlehem (2005 Digital Remaster)
Good Christian Men Rejoice (2005 Digital Remaster)
The First Nowell (2005 Digital Remaster)
Medley: Hark! The Herald Angel Sing/Angels We Have Heard on High (2005 Digital Remaster)
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen (2005 Digital Remaster)
Lo. How a Rose E'er Blooming (2005 Digital Remaster)
Make a Joyful Noise (2005 Digital Remaster)
O Come, O Come Emanuel (2005 Digital Remaster)
Deck The Halls (2005 Digital Remaster)
Good King Wenceslas (Tune from Piae Cantiones) (2005 Digital Remaster)
What Child Is This? (2005 Digital Remaster)
Silent Night (2005 Digital Remaster)
O Tannenbaum (2005 Digital Remaster)
O Holy Night (2005 Digital Remaster)
O come all ye faithful (Adesle fideles) (2005 Digital Remaster)

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