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Joy To The World: An American Christmas

Handel / Haydn Society / Christophers
Release Date: 10/08/2013 
Label:  Coro   Catalog #: 16117   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  John Jacob NilesMorten LauridsenLowell MasonRichard Storrs Willis,   ... 
Performer:  Sonja DuToit TengbladThomas ArmstrongWoodrow BynumStefan [Tenor (Vocal)] Reed
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Handel & Haydn Society
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 3 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Celebrate Christmas with America's oldest arts organisation, the Handel and Haydn Society's, as they explore a fascinating and eclectic selection of festive music from traditional carols using American tunes to Christmas motets by Charles Ives and contemporary American composer, James Bassi. Also included are carols by the 'father of American choral music', Bostonian William Billings, and the captivating and instantly-recognisable Carol of the Bells by Mykola Leontovich. Celebrate Christmas with America's oldest arts organisation, the Handel and Haydn Society's, as they explore a fascinating and eclectic selection of festive music from traditional carols using American tunes to Christmas motets by Charles Ives and contemporary American composer, James Bassi. Also included are carols by the 'father of American choral music', Bostonian William Billings, and the captivating and instantly-recognisable Carol of the Bells by Mykola Leontovich. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
I wonder as I wander by John Jacob Niles
Performer:  Sonja DuToit Tengblad ()
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Handel & Haydn Society
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Venue:  WGBH Studios, Boston, MA 
Length: 2 Minutes 33 Secs. 
2.
O magnum mysterium by Morten Lauridsen
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Handel & Haydn Society
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1994; USA 
Venue:  WGBH Studios, Boston, MA 
Length: 6 Minutes 5 Secs. 
3.
Joy to the World by Lowell Mason
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Handel & Haydn Society
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; USA 
Venue:  WGBH Studios, Boston, MA 
Length: 2 Minutes 25 Secs. 
4.
It came upon the midnight clear by Richard Storrs Willis
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Handel & Haydn Society
Period: Romantic 
Venue:  WGBH Studios, Boston, MA 
Length: 2 Minutes 46 Secs. 
5.
Methinks I see an heav'nly host "The Shepherd's Carol" by William Billings
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Handel & Haydn Society
Period: Classical 
Written: 18th Century; USA 
Venue:  WGBH Studios, Boston, MA 
Length: 1 Minutes 52 Secs. 
6.
In dulci jubilo by Traditional
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Handel & Haydn Society
Period: Medieval 
Written: 12th Century; Germany 
Venue:  WGBH Studios, Boston, MA 
Length: 3 Minutes 7 Secs. 
7.
Shepherd's carol by Robert Chilcott
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Handel & Haydn Society
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 2005; England 
Venue:  WGBH Studios, Boston, MA 
Length: 3 Minutes 28 Secs. 
8.
There is a flower by John Rutter
Performer:  Sonja DuToit Tengblad ()
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Handel & Haydn Society
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Venue:  WGBH Studios, Boston, MA 
Length: 4 Minutes 34 Secs. 
9.
O little town of Bethlehem by Henry Walford Davies
Performer:  Thomas Armstrong (Descant)
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Handel & Haydn Society
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Venue:  WGBH Studios, Boston, MA 
Length: 3 Minutes 25 Secs. 
10.
Angels we have heard on high by Traditional
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Handel & Haydn Society
Written: France 
Venue:  WGBH Studios, Boston, MA 
Length: 2 Minutes 55 Secs. 
11.
Carol-Anthems (3) for Chorus: no 2, A spotless rose by Herbert Howells
Performer:  Woodrow Bynum ()
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Handel & Haydn Society
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918-1920; England 
Venue:  WGBH Studios, Boston, MA 
Length: 3 Minutes 18 Secs. 
12.
Polyhymnia caduceatrix et panegyrica: In dulci jubilo by Michael Praetorius
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Handel & Haydn Society
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1619; Germany 
Venue:  WGBH Studios, Boston, MA 
Length: 3 Minutes 43 Secs. 
13.
Quem pastores laudavere, carol for unaccompanied chorus by James Bassi
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Handel & Haydn Society
Venue:  WGBH Studios, Boston, MA 
Length: 4 Minutes 25 Secs. 
14.
A virgin unspotted by William Billings
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Handel & Haydn Society
Period: Classical 
Written: 18th Century; USA 
Venue:  WGBH Studios, Boston, MA 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
15.
Carol of the Bells by Mykola Leontovych
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Handel & Haydn Society
Period: Modern 
Written: 1910; Ukraine 
Venue:  WGBH Studios, Boston, MA 
Length: 1 Minutes 25 Secs. 
16.
In dulci jubilo by Robert Lucas Pearsall
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Handel & Haydn Society
Period: Romantic 
Written: England 
Venue:  WGBH Studios, Boston, MA 
Length: 3 Minutes 35 Secs. 
17.
In the bleak mid-winter by Gustav Holst
Performer:  Stefan [Tenor (Vocal)] Reed ()
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Handel & Haydn Society
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1906; England 
Venue:  WGBH Studios, Boston, MA 
Length: 4 Minutes 36 Secs. 
18.
A Christmas Carol by Charles Ives
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Handel & Haydn Society
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1894; USA 
Venue:  WGBH Studios, Boston, MA 
Length: 2 Minutes 23 Secs. 

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