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Light of Gold: Cappella SF Christmas

Britten / Cappella Sf / Bohlin
Release Date: 07/10/2015 
Label:  Delos   Catalog #: 3485   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  TraditionalMichael PraetoriusFranz Xaver GruberBenjamin Britten,   ... 
Performer:  Emma QuinnAlexandra SesslerJonathan DimmockJimmy Kansau,   ... 
Conductor:  Ragnar Bohlin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cappella SF
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 57 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
O come, O come Emmanuel by Traditional
Conductor:  Ragnar Bohlin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cappella SF
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century; France 
Venue:  St. Ignatius Church, San Francisco, CA 
Length: 1 Minutes 51 Secs. 
2.
Psallite unigenito by Michael Praetorius
Conductor:  Ragnar Bohlin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cappella SF
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Germany 
Venue:  St. Ignatius Church, San Francisco, CA 
Length: 1 Minutes 35 Secs. 
3.
In dulci jubilo by Traditional
Conductor:  Ragnar Bohlin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cappella SF
Period: Medieval 
Written: 12th Century; Germany 
Venue:  St. Ignatius Church, San Francisco, CA 
Length: 1 Minutes 28 Secs. 
4.
Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Conductor:  Ragnar Bohlin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cappella SF
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Austria 
Venue:  St. Ignatius Church, San Francisco, CA 
Length: 3 Minutes 23 Secs. 
5.
A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28: Balulalow by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Emma Quinn (Harp), Alexandra Sessler ()
Conductor:  Ragnar Bohlin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cappella SF
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; England 
Venue:  St. Ignatius Church, San Francisco, CA 
Length: 1 Minutes 27 Secs. 
6.
A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28 : This Little babe by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Emma Quinn (Harp)
Conductor:  Ragnar Bohlin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cappella SF
Period: Modern 
Written: 1942 
Venue:  St. Ignatius Church, San Francisco, CA 
Length: 1 Minutes 34 Secs. 
7.
The first nowell by Traditional
Performer:  Jonathan Dimmock (Organ)
Conductor:  Ragnar Bohlin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cappella SF
Written: England 
Venue:  St. Ignatius Church, San Francisco, CA 
Length: 5 Minutes 5 Secs. 
8.
Candlelight Carol by John Rutter
Performer:  Jonathan Dimmock (Organ)
Conductor:  Ragnar Bohlin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cappella SF
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1984; England 
Venue:  St. Ignatius Church, San Francisco, CA 
Length: 4 Minutes 15 Secs. 
9.
Gaudete Christus est natus (Piae Cantiones 1582) by Traditional
Conductor:  Ragnar Bohlin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cappella SF
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Europe 
Venue:  St. Ignatius Church, San Francisco, CA 
Length: 1 Minutes 28 Secs. 
10.
The Song of the Star, for chorus by Fredrik Sixten
Conductor:  Ragnar Bohlin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cappella SF
Period: Contemporary 
Venue:  St. Ignatius Church, San Francisco, CA 
Length: 1 Minutes 35 Secs. 
11.
Look! Shepherds of Bethlehem, carol for chorus by Folke Bohlin
Performer:  Jimmy Kansau (), Danielle [Mezzo-Soprano Vocal] Sampson ()
Conductor:  Ragnar Bohlin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cappella SF
Venue:  St. Ignatius Church, San Francisco, CA 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
12.
Jul, jul stralande jul by Gustaf Nordqvist
Conductor:  Ragnar Bohlin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cappella SF
Period: Romantic 
Written: Sweden 
Venue:  St. Ignatius Church, San Francisco, CA 
Length: 2 Minutes 59 Secs. 
13.
Patapan by Traditional
Conductor:  Ragnar Bohlin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cappella SF
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Burgundy, France 
Venue:  St. Ignatius Church, San Francisco, CA 
Length: 1 Minutes 33 Secs. 
14.
O magnum mysterium, for chorus by David Conte
Conductor:  Ragnar Bohlin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cappella SF
Period: Contemporary 
Venue:  St. Ignatius Church, San Francisco, CA 
Length: 3 Minutes 20 Secs. 
15.
Lux aurumque by Eric Whitacre
Performer:  Julia [Soprano Vocal] Fischer ()
Conductor:  Ragnar Bohlin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cappella SF
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2000; USA 
Venue:  St. Ignatius Church, San Francisco, CA 
Length: 4 Minutes 7 Secs. 
16.
Go tell it on the mountain by Traditional
Conductor:  Ragnar Bohlin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cappella SF
Period: Romantic 
Written: USA 
Venue:  St. Ignatius Church, San Francisco, CA 
Length: 1 Minutes 45 Secs. 
17.
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (for the film Meet Me in St. Louis) by Ralph Blane
Performer:  Jonathan Dimmock (Organ)
Conductor:  Ragnar Bohlin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cappella SF
Period: Modern 
Written: circa 1944; United States of Ame 
Venue:  St. Ignatius Church, San Francisco, CA 
Length: 4 Minutes 56 Secs. 
18.
Lo, how a Rose, for chorus by Marten Jansson
Conductor:  Ragnar Bohlin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cappella SF
Period: Contemporary 
Venue:  St. Ignatius Church, San Francisco, CA 
Length: 3 Minutes 43 Secs. 
19.
Ding Dong Merrily on High, carol setting for soloists & children's chorus by Sir David Willcocks
Performer:  Jonathan Dimmock (Organ)
Conductor:  Ragnar Bohlin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cappella SF
Venue:  St. Ignatius Church, San Francisco, CA 
Length: 1 Minutes 54 Secs. 
20.
There Is No Rose, for chorus by Fredrik Sixten
Conductor:  Ragnar Bohlin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cappella SF
Period: Contemporary 
Venue:  St. Ignatius Church, San Francisco, CA 
Length: 5 Minutes 46 Secs. 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 A Golden Disc October 3, 2015 By Dean Frey See All My Reviews "This is the first disc from a fine new choir, Cappella SF, led by Ragnar Bohlin, Director of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus. The program chosen is, I think, the best kind for a Christmas CD: a mixture of old favourites and unfamiliar pieces or arrangements. As well, there’s a variety of musical textures, a mix of soloists and featured parts, and the important contribution of harp and organ on some of the tracks. Most importantly, the singing is of a very high standard. The title track, Eric Whitacre’s Lux Aurumque, calls for “absolute vocal clarity and pinpoint accuracy of intonation,” as Lindsay Koob writes in her excellent liner notes. Bohlin and his singers deliver just that. Though I’ve always preferred the pure sound of an alto in the Britten carols, soprano soloist Alexandra Sessler is very impressive in Balulalow. Of the less familiar carols on the disc, I especially enjoyed Fredrik Sixten’s simple but profound The Song of the Star, and the very beautiful Jul, Jul, Stralande Jul, by Gustaf Nordqvist. The disc ends with Barlow Bradford’s great arrangement of my favourite, and what I think is the best, of all the secular Christmas songs, Hugh Martin’s Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." Report Abuse
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