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Pieces For Christmas Peace

Imbert, Raphael: Sax, Cnd/Fa
Release Date: 12/31/2007 
Label:  Zig Zag   Catalog #: 61104   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  RaphaŽl ImbertHenry Walford DaviesJohn Frederic CootsFelix Bernard,   ... 
Performer:  RaphaŽl ImbertJean-Luc Di FrayaMarion Rampal
Conductor:  RaphaŽl Imbert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sixtine Group
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 14 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

For this recording the Sixtine Group has revisited the repertory of its concert programme devoted to American Christmas numbers in order to produce an original object brimming with vitality, humour, yet also reverence. Why choose the American Christmas tradition? Because it offers the ideal thematic peg to recount the formidable cultural diversity, resulting from the great waves of immigration, which has presided over the evolution of American music, sacred and secular, for the past four centuries. For this recording the Sixtine Group has revisited the repertory of its concert programme devoted to American Christmas numbers in order to produce an original object brimming with vitality, humour, yet also reverence. Why choose the American Christmas tradition? Because it offers the ideal thematic peg to recount the formidable cultural diversity, resulting from the great waves of immigration, which has presided over the evolution of American music, sacred and secular, for the past four centuries. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Tango Triste, for saxophone & ensemble by RaphaŽl Imbert
Performer:  RaphaŽl Imbert (Saxophone)
Conductor:  RaphaŽl Imbert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sixtine Group
Length: 6 Minutes 40 Secs. 
2.
O little town of Bethlehem by Henry Walford Davies
Performer:  RaphaŽl Imbert (Saxophone), Jean-Luc Di Fraya (Voice), Jean-Luc Di Fraya (Percussion),
Marion Rampal (Voice)
Conductor:  RaphaŽl Imbert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sixtine Group
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Length: 4 Minutes 38 Secs. 
3.
Santa Claus is comin' to town by John Frederic Coots
Performer:  RaphaŽl Imbert (Saxophone), Jean-Luc Di Fraya (Voice), Jean-Luc Di Fraya (Percussion),
Marion Rampal (Voice)
Conductor:  RaphaŽl Imbert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sixtine Group
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 26 Secs. 
4.
Winter Wonderland by Felix Bernard
Performer:  RaphaŽl Imbert (Saxophone), Jean-Luc Di Fraya (Voice), Jean-Luc Di Fraya (Percussion),
Marion Rampal (Voice)
Conductor:  RaphaŽl Imbert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sixtine Group
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
5.
Amazing grace by John Newton
Performer:  RaphaŽl Imbert (Saxophone), Jean-Luc Di Fraya (Percussion), Jean-Luc Di Fraya (Voice),
Marion Rampal (Voice)
Conductor:  RaphaŽl Imbert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sixtine Group
Period: Classical 
Written: 1799 
Length: 4 Minutes 22 Secs. 
6.
I'll be home for Christmas by Walter Kent
Performer:  RaphaŽl Imbert (Saxophone), Jean-Luc Di Fraya (Voice), Jean-Luc Di Fraya (Percussion),
Marion Rampal (Voice)
Conductor:  RaphaŽl Imbert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sixtine Group
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 12 Secs. 
7.
Frosty the Snowman by Steve Nelson
Performer:  RaphaŽl Imbert (Saxophone), Jean-Luc Di Fraya (Percussion), Jean-Luc Di Fraya (Voice),
Marion Rampal (Voice)
Conductor:  RaphaŽl Imbert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sixtine Group
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950; USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 13 Secs. 
8.
Timon en berceuse, for saxophone & ensemble by RaphaŽl Imbert
Performer:  RaphaŽl Imbert (Saxophone)
Conductor:  RaphaŽl Imbert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sixtine Group
Length: 9 Minutes 20 Secs. 
9.
Holiday Inn: White Christmas by Irving Berlin
Performer:  RaphaŽl Imbert (Saxophone), Jean-Luc Di Fraya (Percussion), Jean-Luc Di Fraya (Voice),
Marion Rampal (Voice)
Conductor:  RaphaŽl Imbert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sixtine Group
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 50 Secs. 
10.
Away in a manger by James R. Murray
Performer:  RaphaŽl Imbert (Saxophone), Jean-Luc Di Fraya (Percussion), Jean-Luc Di Fraya (Voice),
Marion Rampal (Voice)
Conductor:  RaphaŽl Imbert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sixtine Group
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887 
Length: 4 Minutes 11 Secs. 
11.
Oh Hanukkah, traditional holiday song by Traditional
Performer:  RaphaŽl Imbert (Saxophone), Jean-Luc Di Fraya (Percussion), Jean-Luc Di Fraya (Voice),
Marion Rampal (Voice)
Conductor:  RaphaŽl Imbert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sixtine Group
Length: 8 Minutes 27 Secs. 
12.
Cette Veille de Christmas, song by Terry Huval
Performer:  RaphaŽl Imbert (Saxophone), Jean-Luc Di Fraya (Voice), Jean-Luc Di Fraya (Percussion),
Marion Rampal (Voice)
Conductor:  RaphaŽl Imbert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sixtine Group
Length: 3 Minutes 50 Secs. 
13.
Santa Claus Is Back In Town by Jerry Leiber
Performer:  RaphaŽl Imbert (Saxophone), Jean-Luc Di Fraya (Percussion), Jean-Luc Di Fraya (Voice),
Marion Rampal (Voice)
Conductor:  RaphaŽl Imbert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sixtine Group
Length: 5 Minutes 20 Secs. 
14.
Auld lang syne by Robert Burns
Performer:  RaphaŽl Imbert (Saxophone), Jean-Luc Di Fraya (Voice), Jean-Luc Di Fraya (Percussion),
Marion Rampal (Voice)
Conductor:  RaphaŽl Imbert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sixtine Group
Period: Classical 
Written: 18th Century; Scotland 
Length: 2 Minutes 20 Secs. 
15.
Spinoza, for saxophone & ensemble by RaphaŽl Imbert
Performer:  RaphaŽl Imbert (Saxophone)
Conductor:  RaphaŽl Imbert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sixtine Group
Length: 6 Minutes 9 Secs. 

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