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The Ultimate Relaxation Christmas Album Ii


Release Date: 10/11/2005 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 000535502   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Richard Storrs WillisTraditionalJohann Sebastian BachHarold Edwin Darke,   ... 
Performer:  Robert KingSimon KeenlysideStephen CleoburyLynton Atkinson,   ... 
Conductor:  Annuncio Paolo MantovaniRichard WestenburgJohn RutterGeorge Guest,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mike Sammes SingersMike Sammes ChorusAnnunzio Paolo Mantovani Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 7 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. It came upon the midnight clear by Richard Storrs Willis
Conductor:  Annuncio Paolo Mantovani
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mike Sammes Singers,  Mike Sammes Chorus,  Annunzio Paolo Mantovani Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Length: 3 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: English 
2. The first nowell by Traditional
Conductor:  Annuncio Paolo Mantovani
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Annunzio Paolo Mantovani Orchestra
Written: England 
Length: 2 Minutes 19 Secs. 
3. Still, still, still by Traditional
Conductor:  Richard Westenburg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Sacra
Written: Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1987 
Venue:  St. Barnabas Church, Greenwich, CT 
Length: 2 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Norman Luboff. 
4. Cradle Song by Traditional
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clare College Choir
Written: Flanders, Belgium 
Venue:  Ely Cathedral, Ely, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: John Rutter. 
5. Suo Gan by Traditional
Performer:  Robert King (Treble), Simon Keenlyside (Treble), Stephen Cleobury (Organ),
Lynton Atkinson (Treble)
Conductor:  George Guest
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Written: Wales, UK 
Length: 3 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: Welsh 
Notes: Arranger: George Guest. 
6. Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesu bleibet meine Freude "Jesu, joy of man's desiring" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Eric Rogers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eric Rogers Chorale,  Eric Rogers Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Language: English 
7. In the bleak mid-winter by Harold Edwin Darke
Performer:  Anthony Way (Boy Soprano)
Conductor:  John Scott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra,  St. Paul's Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; England 
Date of Recording: 1996 
Length: 5 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Language: English 
8. Jesus, Jesus, rest your head by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trapp Family Singers
Written: USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Language: English 
9. Away in a manger by William James Kirkpatrick
Performer:  Mark Tinkler (Boy Soprano)
Conductor:  George Guest
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Length: 2 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Sir David Willcocks. 
10. Mary's Lullaby by John Rutter
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clare College Choir,  Clare College Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Venue:  Ely Cathedral, Ely, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: English 
11. While shepherds watched their flocks by night by Traditional
Conductor:  Annuncio Paolo Mantovani
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Annunzio Paolo Mantovani Orchestra
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1592; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 24 Secs. 
12. The Little Drummer Boy "Carol of the Drum" by Katherine K. Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trapp Family Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958; USA 
Length: 1 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: English 
13. The Twelve Days of Christmas by Traditional
Conductor:  Annuncio Paolo Mantovani
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mike Sammes Singers,  Mike Sammes Chorus,  Annunzio Paolo Mantovani Orchestra
Written: England 
Length: 5 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Language: English 
14. Once in Royal David's City by Henry John Gauntlett
Conductor:  Annuncio Paolo Mantovani
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mike Sammes Singers,  Mike Sammes Chorus,  Annunzio Paolo Mantovani Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 42 Secs. 
15. Crown of Roses by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clare College Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Venue:  Ely Cathedral, Ely, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: English 
16. Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Performer:  Stephen Goss (Guitar), Anthony Way (Treble)
Conductor:  John Scott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Paul's Cathedral Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Stephen Goss. 
17. Requiem, Op. 48: In paradisum by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Stephen Cleobury (Organ)
Conductor:  George Guest
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887-1890; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: Composition written: France (1877 - 1890). 
18. Panis angelicus by César Franck
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Barry Rose
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
19. Ellens Gesang III, D 839/Op. 52 no 6 "Ave Maria" by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Kurt Herbert Adler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
20. Jingle Bells by James Pierpont
Conductor:  Annuncio Paolo Mantovani
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Annunzio Paolo Mantovani Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 9 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Still, still, still - Arr. Norman Luboff
Panis Angelicus
Cradle Song (Flemish trad.)
Suo Gân
Herz Und Mund Und Tat Und Leben Bwv 147: Jesu Bleibet Meine Freude
Ave Maria, "Ellens Gesang III", D839
In the Bleak Midwinter
Away in a manger
Mary's Lullaby
Carol of the Drum
Once in Royal David's City
Legenda (Legend;The Crown of Roses) Op.54, No.5]
Silent Night
Requiem, Op.48: 7. In paradisum

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