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The Many Moods Of Christmas / Shaw, Atlanta So & Chorus


Release Date: 10/25/1990 
Label:  Telarc   Catalog #: 80087   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  TraditionalFranz Xaver GruberJohn Francis WadeLowell Mason,   ... 
Performer:  Marilyn WalthallGeorge Petsch
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atlanta Symphony OrchestraAtlanta Symphony Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 47 Mins. 

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The Many Moods of Christmas presents Robert Shaw and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in performances of eighteen traditional Christmas carols. A classic recording in its own right, this Telarc release is actually a remake of Robert Shaw's classic release of the same name in the 1960's.

The Many Moods of Christmas presents Robert Shaw and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in performances of eighteen traditional Christmas carols. A classic recording in its own right, this Telarc release is actually a remake of Robert Shaw's classic release of the same name in the 1960's. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Good Christian men, rejoice by Traditional
Performer:  Marilyn Walthall (Organ)
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atlanta Symphony Orchestra,  Atlanta Symphony Chorus
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/03/1983 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Atlanta, Georgia 
Length: 11 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "Silent Night", "Patapan" and "Adeste fideles."
Arranger: Robert Russell Bennett. 
2.
Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Performer:  Marilyn Walthall (Organ)
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atlanta Symphony Orchestra,  Atlanta Symphony Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Austria 
Date of Recording: 05/03/1983 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Atlanta, Georgia 
Length: 11 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "Good Christian men, rejoice", "Patapan" and "Adeste fideles."
Arranger: Robert Russell Bennett. 
3.
Adeste fideles "O come, all ye faithful" by John Francis Wade
Performer:  Marilyn Walthall (Organ)
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atlanta Symphony Orchestra,  Atlanta Symphony Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1782; England 
Date of Recording: 05/03/1983 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Atlanta, Georgia 
Length: 11 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "Good Christian men, rejoice", "Silent Night" and "Patapan."
Arranger: Robert Russell Bennett. 
4.
Joy to the World by Lowell Mason
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atlanta Symphony Orchestra,  Atlanta Symphony Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/03/1983 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Atlanta 
Length: 10 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "O Sanctissima", "Away in a manger", "Fum, fum, fum" and "March of the Kings."
Arranger: Robert Russell Bennett.This selection is sung in English, French, Latin and Spanish. 
5.
Away in a manger by William James Kirkpatrick
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atlanta Symphony Orchestra,  Atlanta Symphony Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 05/03/1983 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Atlanta 
Length: 10 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "O Sanctissima", "Joy to the World", "Fum, fum, fum" and "March of the Kings."
Arranger: Robert Russell Bennett.
This selection is sung in English, French, Latin and SpanishEnglish, French, Latin and Spanish. 
6.
Fum, fum, fum by Traditional
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atlanta Symphony Orchestra,  Atlanta Symphony Chorus
Written: Mexico 
Date of Recording: 05/03/1983 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Atlanta 
Length: 10 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "O Sanctissima", "Joy to the World", "Away in a manger" and "March of the Kings."
Arranger: Robert Russell Bennett.
This selection is sung in English, French, Latin and SpanishEnglish, French, Latin and SpanishEnglish, French, Latin and Spanish. 
7.
March of the Kings by Traditional
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atlanta Symphony Orchestra,  Atlanta Symphony Chorus
Date of Recording: 05/03/1983 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Atlanta 
Length: 10 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "O Sanctissima", "Joy to the World", "Away in a manger" and "Fum, fum, fum."
Arranger: Robert Russell Bennett.
This selection is sung in English, French, Latin and SpanishEnglish, French, Latin and SpanishEnglish, French, Latin and SpanishEnglish, French, Latin and Spanish. 
8.
What child is this? by Traditional
Performer:  George Petsch (Lute)
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atlanta Symphony Orchestra,  Atlanta Symphony Chorus
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
Date of Recording: 05/03/1983 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Atlanta, Georgia 
Length: 12 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing"", "Un flambeau, Jeannette, Isabelle" and "Angels we have heard on high."
Arranger: Robert Russell Bennett. 
9.
Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  George Petsch (Lute)
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atlanta Symphony Orchestra,  Atlanta Symphony Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/03/1983 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Atlanta, Georgia 
Length: 12 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "What child is this?", "Un flambeau, Jeannette, Isabelle" and "Angels we have heard on high."
Arranger: Robert Russell Bennett. 
10.
Un flambeau, Jeannette, Isabelle by Traditional
Performer:  George Petsch (Lute)
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atlanta Symphony Orchestra,  Atlanta Symphony Chorus
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 05/03/1983 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Atlanta, Georgia 
Length: 12 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "What child is this?", "Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing"" and "Angels we have heard on high."
Arranger: Robert Russell Bennett. 
11.
Angels we have heard on high by Traditional
Performer:  George Petsch (Lute)
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atlanta Symphony Orchestra,  Atlanta Symphony Chorus
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 05/03/1983 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Atlanta, Georgia 
Length: 12 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "What child is this?", "Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing"" and "Un flambeau, Jeannette, Isabelle."
Arranger: Robert Russell Bennett. 
12.
The first nowell by Traditional
Performer:  Marilyn Walthall (Organ)
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atlanta Symphony Orchestra,  Atlanta Symphony Chorus
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 05/03/1983 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Atlanta, Georgia 
Length: 12 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no 12, Brich an, du schönes Morgenlicht", "O little town of Bethlehem", "I saw three ships" and "Deck the hall."
Arranger: Robert Russell Bennett. 
13.
I saw three ships by Traditional
Performer:  Marilyn Walthall (Organ)
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atlanta Symphony Orchestra,  Atlanta Symphony Chorus
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 05/03/1983 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Atlanta, Georgia 
Length: 12 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no 12, Brich an, du schönes Morgenlicht", "The first nowell", "O little town of Bethlehem" and "Deck the hall."
Arranger: Robert Russell Bennett. 
14.
Deck the Halls by Traditional
Performer:  Marilyn Walthall (Organ)
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atlanta Symphony Orchestra,  Atlanta Symphony Chorus
Written: Wales, UK 
Date of Recording: 05/03/1983 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Atlanta, Georgia 
Length: 12 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no 12, Brich an, du schönes Morgenlicht", "The first nowell", "O little town of Bethlehem" and "I saw three ships."
Arranger: Robert Russell Bennett. 
15.
Patapan by Bernard De La Monnoye
Performer:  Marilyn Walthall (Organ)
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atlanta Symphony Orchestra,  Atlanta Symphony Chorus
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Burgundy, France 
Date of Recording: 05/03/1983 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Atlanta, Georgia 
Length: 11 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "Good Christian men, rejoice", "Silent Night" and "Adeste fideles."
Arranger: Robert Russell Bennett. 
16.
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no 12, Brich an, du schönes Morgenlicht by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Marilyn Walthall (Organ)
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atlanta Symphony Orchestra,  Atlanta Symphony Chorus
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1734-1735; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/03/1983 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Atlanta, Georgia 
Length: 12 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "The first nowell", "O little town of Bethlehem", "I saw three ships" and "Deck the hall."
Arranger: Robert Russell Bennett. 
17.
O little town of Bethlehem by Henry Walford Davies
Performer:  Marilyn Walthall (Organ)
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atlanta Symphony Orchestra,  Atlanta Symphony Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 05/03/1983 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Atlanta, Georgia 
Length: 12 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no 12, Brich an, du schönes Morgenlicht", "The first nowell", "I saw three ships" and "Deck the hall."
Arranger: Robert Russell Bennett. 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  3 Customer Reviews )
 An old favorite! January 18, 2014 By Dorothea Collins (Saline, MI) See All My Reviews "It wouldn't be Christmas without listening to the Many Moods of Christmas! Finally got it on CD since my old tape is worn out!" Report Abuse
 Excellent CD January 25, 2013 By Richard L. (Lake Barrington, IL) See All My Reviews "I've been looking for this recording for a couple decades...the combination of Robert Shaw & Robert Russell Bennett gives new life to the traditional carols." Report Abuse
 really Christmas !!! January 22, 2013 By kalliopi l. (tulsa, OK) See All My Reviews "Oh, really Christmas time!!! Very very beautiful c.d. It "smells" Christmas and joy. Who wants to bye it will feel marvelous !!!" Report Abuse
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