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Roberto Alagna - Christmas Album


Release Date: 10/10/2006 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 000718302   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Roberto AlagnaJohn Francis WadeHenri MartinetFranz Xaver Gruber,   ... 
Performer:  Robin SmithRoberto AlagnaJohn BarclaySkaila Kanga,   ... 
Conductor:  Robin Smith
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony OrchestraNew London Children's ChoirElora Choir of St. John's,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Works on This Recording

1. Gentil Pere Noël by Roberto Alagna
Performer:  Robin Smith (Programming), Roberto Alagna (Tenor), Robin Smith (Percussion),
John Barclay (Brass), Skaila Kanga (Harp), Alistair Malloy (Percussion),
Robin Smith (Keyboard), Peter Davies (Brass), Guy Barker (Trumpet),
Nigel Gomm (Brass), Ron Bryans (Brass), Simon Gunton (Trombone),
Steve Wick (Brass)
Conductor:  Robin Smith
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  New London Children's Choir,  Elora Choir of St. John's  ... 
Period: 20th Century 
Notes: Arranger: Robin Smith. 
2. Adeste fideles "O come, all ye faithful" by John Francis Wade
Performer:  Steve Wick (Brass), Ron Bryans (Brass), Simon Gunton (Trombone),
Peter Davies (Brass), Nigel Gomm (Brass), John Barclay (Brass),
Guy Barker (Trumpet), Alistair Malloy (Percussion), Skaila Kanga (Harp),
Robin Smith (Programming), Robin Smith (Keyboard), Robin Smith (Percussion),
Roberto Alagna (Tenor)
Conductor:  Robin Smith
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  New London Children's Choir,  Elora Choir of St. John's  ... 
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1782; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: Arranged: Robin Smith
Arranger: Robin Smith. 
3. Petit Papa Noël by Henri Martinet
Performer:  Hugh Burns (Guitar), Steve Wick (Brass), Ron Bryans (Brass),
Simon Gunton (Trombone), Peter Davies (Brass), Nigel Gomm (Brass),
Guy Barker (Trumpet), John Barclay (Brass), Skaila Kanga (Harp),
Alistair Malloy (Percussion), Robin Smith (Keyboard), Robin Smith (Programming),
Robin Smith (Percussion), Roberto Alagna (Tenor)
Conductor:  Robin Smith
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  New London Children's Choir,  Elora Choir of St. John's  ... 
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 4 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: This selection was written in collaboration with Raymond Vincy.
Arranged: Robin Smith
Arranger: Robin Smith. 
4. Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Performer:  Peter Davies (Brass), Simon Gunton (Trombone), Nigel Gomm (Brass),
Guy Barker (Trumpet), John Barclay (Brass), Skaila Kanga (Harp),
Alistair Malloy (Percussion), Robin Smith (Programming), Robin Smith (Percussion),
Robin Smith (Keyboard), Roberto Alagna (Tenor), Steve Wick (Brass),
Ron Bryans (Brass)
Conductor:  Robin Smith
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  New London Children's Choir,  Elora Choir of St. John's  ... 
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Robin Smith
Arranger: Robin Smith. 
5. O! Ce veste minunata by Traditional
Performer:  Robin Smith (Programming), Peter Davies (Brass), Robin Smith (Percussion),
Robin Smith (Keyboard), Roberto Alagna (Tenor), Nigel Gomm (Brass),
Guy Barker (Trumpet), John Barclay (Brass), Skaila Kanga (Harp),
Alistair Malloy (Percussion), Simon Gunton (Trombone), Ron Bryans (Brass),
Steve Wick (Brass)
Conductor:  Robin Smith
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  New London Children's Choir,  Elora Choir of St. John's  ... 
Written: Romania 
Length: 2 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: Romanian 
Notes: Arranged: Robin Smith
Arranger: Robin Smith. 
6. Il est né, le divin enfant by Traditional
Performer:  Roberto Alagna (Tenor), Robin Smith (Programming), Robin Smith (Keyboard),
Robin Smith (Percussion), Alistair Malloy (Percussion), Steve Wick (Brass),
Ron Bryans (Brass), Simon Gunton (Trombone), Peter Davies (Brass),
Nigel Gomm (Brass), Guy Barker (Trumpet), John Barclay (Brass),
Skaila Kanga (Harp)
Conductor:  Robin Smith
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  New London Children's Choir,  Elora Choir of St. John's  ... 
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: Arranged: Robin Smith
Arranger: Robin Smith. 
7. Away in a manger by William J. Kirkpatrick
Performer:  Steve Wick (Brass), Ron Bryans (Brass), Simon Gunton (Trombone),
Peter Davies (Brass), Nigel Gomm (Brass), Guy Barker (Trumpet),
John Barclay (Brass), Robin Smith (Percussion), Alistair Malloy (Percussion),
Skaila Kanga (Harp), Robin Smith (Keyboard), Robin Smith (Programming),
Roberto Alagna (Tenor)
Conductor:  Robin Smith
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  New London Children's Choir,  Elora Choir of St. John's  ... 
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Robin Smith
Arranger: Robin Smith. 
8. Ellens Gesang III, D 839/Op. 52 no 6 "Ave Maria" by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Steve Wick (Brass), Simon Gunton (Trombone), Ron Bryans (Brass),
Peter Davies (Brass), Guy Barker (Trumpet), Nigel Gomm (Brass),
John Barclay (Brass), Skaila Kanga (Harp), Alistair Malloy (Percussion),
Robin Smith (Percussion), Robin Smith (Programming), Robin Smith (Keyboard),
Roberto Alagna (Tenor)
Conductor:  Robin Smith
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  New London Children's Choir,  Elora Choir of St. John's  ... 
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: This work is based on J.S. Bach's Prelude no 1 in C from "The Well-Tempered Clavier."
Arranged: Robin Smith and Jeff Jarratt
Arrangers: Robin Smith; Jeff Jarratt. 
9. Minuit, Chrétiens "O holy night" by Adolphe Adam
Performer:  Steve Wick (Brass), Ron Bryans (Brass), Simon Gunton (Trombone),
Peter Davies (Brass), Nigel Gomm (Brass), Guy Barker (Trumpet),
John Barclay (Brass), Skaila Kanga (Harp), Alistair Malloy (Percussion),
Robin Smith (Programming), Robin Smith (Percussion), Robin Smith (Keyboard),
Roberto Alagna (Tenor)
Conductor:  Robin Smith
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  New London Children's Choir,  Elora Choir of St. John's  ... 
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
Length: 4 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: Arranged: Robin Smith
Arranger: Robin Smith. 
10. O Tannenbaum by Traditional
Performer:  Steve Wick (Brass), Simon Gunton (Trombone), Ron Bryans (Brass),
Peter Davies (Brass), Nigel Gomm (Brass), Guy Barker (Trumpet),
John Barclay (Brass), Skaila Kanga (Harp), Robin Smith (Keyboard),
Alistair Malloy (Percussion), Robin Smith (Programming), Robin Smith (Percussion),
Roberto Alagna (Tenor)
Conductor:  Robin Smith
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  New London Children's Choir,  Elora Choir of St. John's  ... 
Written: Westphalia, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Robin Smith
Arranger: Robin Smith. 
11. The First Nowell by William Sandys
Performer:  Steve Wick (Brass), Ron Bryans (Brass), Simon Gunton (Trombone),
Peter Davies (Brass), Nigel Gomm (Brass), Guy Barker (Trumpet),
John Barclay (Brass), Skaila Kanga (Harp), Alistair Malloy (Percussion),
Robin Smith (Programming), Robin Smith (Percussion), Robin Smith (Keyboard),
Roberto Alagna (Tenor)
Conductor:  Robin Smith
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  New London Children's Choir,  Elora Choir of St. John's  ... 
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Robin Smith
Arranger: Robin Smith. 
12. The Love of a Child by Chris Winter
Performer:  Lance Ellington (Voice), Chris Winter (Voice), Roberto Alagna (Tenor),
Steve Wick (Brass), Ron Bryans (Brass), Simon Gunton (Trombone),
Peter Davies (Brass), Nigel Gomm (Brass), Guy Barker (Trumpet),
John Barclay (Brass), Skaila Kanga (Harp), Alistair Malloy (Percussion),
Robin Smith (Programming), Robin Smith (Percussion), Robin Smith (Keyboard),
Russ Ballard (Voice), Russ Ballard (Guitar), Miriam Stockley (Voice)
Conductor:  Robin Smith
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  New London Children's Choir,  Elora Choir of St. John's  ... 
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 4 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection was written in collaboration with Russ Ballard.
Arranged: Robin Smith and Chris Winter
Arrangers: Robin Smith; Chris Winter. 
13. Guardian Angels by Harpo Marx
Performer:  Guy Barker (Trumpet), Nigel Gomm (Brass), Peter Davies (Brass),
Simon Gunton (Trombone), Ron Bryans (Brass), Steve Wick (Brass),
Connie Greaves (Voice), Alistair Malloy (Percussion), Robin Smith (Programming),
Skaila Kanga (Harp), Roberto Alagna (Tenor), Robin Smith (Percussion),
Robin Smith (Keyboard), John Barclay (Brass)
Conductor:  Robin Smith
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  New London Children's Choir,  Elora Choir of St. John's  ... 
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Robin Smith
Arranger: Robin Smith. 
14. Mille cherubini in coro by Alois Melichar
Performer:  Roberto Alagna (Tenor), Robin Smith (Percussion), Robin Smith (Keyboard),
Alistair Malloy (Percussion), Skaila Kanga (Harp), John Barclay (Brass),
Guy Barker (Trumpet), Nigel Gomm (Brass), Peter Davies (Brass),
Simon Gunton (Trombone), Ron Bryans (Brass), Robin Smith (Programming),
Steve Wick (Brass)
Conductor:  Robin Smith
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  New London Children's Choir,  Elora Choir of St. John's  ... 
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: Arranger: Robin Smith. 
15. God rest ye merry, gentlemen by Traditional
Performer:  Robin Smith (Percussion), Roberto Alagna (Tenor), Robin Smith (Programming),
Alistair Malloy (Percussion), Skaila Kanga (Harp), John Barclay (Brass),
Guy Barker (Trumpet), Nigel Gomm (Brass), Peter Davies (Brass),
Simon Gunton (Trombone), Ron Bryans (Brass), Steve Wick (Brass),
Robin Smith (Keyboard)
Conductor:  Robin Smith
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  New London Children's Choir,  Elora Choir of St. John's  ... 
Written: England 
Length: 3 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Robin Smith
Arranger: Robin Smith. 
16. Holiday Inn: White Christmas by Irving Berlin
Performer:  Robin Smith (Percussion), Robin Smith (Programming), Robin Smith (Keyboard),
Alistair Malloy (Percussion), Skaila Kanga (Harp), John Barclay (Brass),
Peter Davies (Brass), Guy Barker (Trumpet), Nigel Gomm (Brass),
Simon Gunton (Trombone), Ron Bryans (Brass), Steve Wick (Brass),
Roberto Alagna (Tenor), B.J. Cole (Steel Guitar)
Conductor:  Robin Smith
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  New London Children's Choir,  Elora Choir of St. John's  ... 
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Robin Smith
Arranger: Robin Smith. 
17. Christmas Medley by 
Notes: This selection is a medley which includes "Christmas Medley" by Robin Smith, "We wish you a merry Christmas" by Traditional, "In dulci jubilo" by Traditional and "We three kings" by John Henry Hopkins Jr. (1820 - 1891).
Arranger: Robin Smith. 
18. Sleigh Ride Medley by 
Notes: This selection is a medley which includes "Sleigh Ride Medley" by Robin Smith, "Jingle Bells" by James Pierpont (1822 - 1893), "Deck the hall" by Traditional and "Sleigh Ride" by Leroy Anderson (1908 - 1975).
Arranger: Robin Smith. 

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