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Christmas Adagios - Holiday Classics To Touch Your Heart


Release Date: 10/08/2002 
Label:  Rca Victor Red Seal Catalog #: 63972   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Adolphe AdamWilliam James KirkpatrickMel TormeTraditional,   ... 
Performer:  Bill DouglasEmily MitchellJeremy WallEddie Gomez,   ... 
Conductor:  Morton GouldEugene OrmandyJames GalwaySir Thomas Beecham,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian BrassNew Philharmonia OrchestraRCA Victor Symphony Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 11 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. Minuit, Chrétiens "O holy night" by Adolphe Adam
Performer:  Bill Douglas (Piano), Emily Mitchell (Harp), Jeremy Wall (Keyboards),
Eddie Gomez (Bass Guitar), Dave Samuels (Percussion), Richard Stoltzman (Clarinet),
Café (Percussion)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 1959-97 
Length: 6 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Wall 
2. Away in a manger by William James Kirkpatrick
Performer:  Maya Irvine (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
Date of Recording: 1959-97 
Length: 2 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Dedrick 
3. The Christmas Song by Mel Torme
Performer:  Steve Erquiaga (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946 
Date of Recording: 1959-97 
Length: 3 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Wells 
4. O come, O come Emmanuel by Traditional
Performer:  Eddie Gomez (Bass Guitar), Dave Samuels (Percussion), Café (Percussion),
Richard Stoltzman (Clarinet), Jeremy Wall (Keyboards), Emily Mitchell (Harp),
Dave Douglas (Piano)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century; France 
Date of Recording: 1959-97 
Length: 4 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Bill Douglas 
5. Amazing Grace by Traditional
Performer:  Bill Douglas (Piano), Dave Samuels (Percussion), Eddie Gomez (Bass Guitar),
Richard Stoltzman (Clarinet), Café (Percussion), Emily Mitchell (Harp),
Jeremy Wall (Keyboards)
Date of Recording: 1959-97 
Length: 2 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Richard Stoltzman 
6. Serenade of Carols: Coventry Carol by Morton Gould
Conductor:  Morton Gould
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; USA 
Date of Recording: 1959-97 
Length: 3 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Notes: This selection also contains "The Holly and The Ivy" from Serenade of Carols. 
7. Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Conductor:  Morton Gould
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Austria 
Date of Recording: 1959-97 
Length: 3 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Morton Gould 
8. It came upon the midnight clear by Richard Storrs Willis
Conductor:  Morton Gould
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: 1959-97 
Length: 2 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Morton Gould 
9. Fantasia on Greensleeves by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Morton Gould
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Morton Gould Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; England 
Date of Recording: 1959-97 
Length: 5 Minutes 25 Secs. 
10. On Christmas Night "Sussex Carol" by Traditional
Performer:  Johnny Cunningham (Fiddle), Micheal O'Domhnaill (Guitar), Brian Dunning (Flute),
Micheal O'Domhnaill (Whistle), Micheal O'Domhnaill (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nightnoise
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 1959-97 
Length: 3 Minutes 57 Secs. 
11. Messiah, HWV 56: He shall feed His flock...Come unto Him by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Emily Mitchell (Harp), Café (Percussion), Jeremy Wall (Keyboards),
Eddie Gomez (Bass Guitar), Bill Douglas (Piano), Richard Stoltzman (Clarinet),
Dave Samuels (Percussion)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Date of Recording: 1959-97 
Length: 4 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Jeremy Wall 
12. Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesu bleibet meine Freude "Jesu, joy of man's desiring" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  John De Lancie (Oboe)
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1959-97 
Length: 3 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Harris 
13. Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no 10, Sinfonia in G major by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  James Galway (Flute)
Conductor:  James Galway
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1734-1735; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1959-97 
Length: 2 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: James Galway 
14. Messiah, HWV 56: Pastoral Symphony "Pifa" by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Date of Recording: 1959-97 
Length: 4 Minutes 38 Secs. 
15. Ave Maria by Charles Gounod
Performer:  James Galway (Flute)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
Date of Recording: 1959-97 
Length: 2 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is recorded with a harp accompaniment on this CD.
This work is based on J.S. Bach's Prelude no 1 in C from 'The Well-Tempered Clavier.' 
16. Holiday Inn: White Christmas by Irving Berlin
Performer:  Alfred Krips (Violin)
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USA 
Date of Recording: 1959-97 
Length: 2 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Mason 
17. We three kings by John Henry Hopkins Jr.
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 1959-97 
Length: 2 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Dedrick 
18. Concerti grossi (12), Op. 6: no 8 in G minor "Christmas" by Arcangelo Corelli
Conductor:  Robert Salter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Guildhall String Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1712; Rome, Italy 
Date of Recording: 1959-97 
Length: 4 Minutes 6 Secs. 
19. Musae Sioniae: Es ist ein' Ros' entsprungen by Michael Praetorius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1609; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1959-97 
Length: 2 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Dedrick 
20. Hänsel und Gretel: Abends will ich schlafen gehn "Evening Hymn" by Engelbert Humperdinck
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1959-97 
Length: 3 Minutes 7 Secs. 

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