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Noel - A Music Feast


Release Date: 10/18/2005 
Label:  Gothic Records   Catalog #: 49244   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  George Frideric HandelHenrik OdegaardJohann Sebastian BachTraditional,   ... 
Performer:  Linda StrandbergJoan LippincottDavid DahlJ. Melvin Butler,   ... 
Conductor:  Joseph FlummerfeltRichard SparksJoan LippincottDonald Allured,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster ChoirNew Jersey Symphony OrchestraChoral Arts Northwest,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Loft Recordings and Gothic Records, in collaboration with Classical KING-FM, present “Noël: A Musical Feast.” This compilation of Christmas music features our labels’ bestselling artists, including the Dale Warland Singers, the Choral Scholars of King’s College, the Compline Choir, Choral Arts, Opus 7, the Tudor Choir, the Westminster College Choir, the Washington Chorus, and Joan Lippincott.

A charitable project of The Gothic Catalog and Classical KING FM, $2 from every sale of this CD will go to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.

Handel: Hallelujah from Messiah
Bach: Sinfonia in D Major from Cantata 120
Traditional English, arr. Keith Roberts: The Twelve Days of
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Traditional French, arr. Terry Price: A Carol for All Seasons
Leontovich (Russian), arr. Wilhousky: Carol of the Bells
Traditional French, arr. Schultz: Il est né, le divin enfant
Gade: Af Hoiheden oprunden (How brightly shines the Morningstar)
Ødegaard: Den yndigste rose
Praetorius, arr. by Sandström: Es ist ein Ros entsprungen (Lo, How a Rose e’er blooming)
Basque, arr. Paulus: Gabriel’s Message
Anon. Medieval, arr. Shafer: Personent Hodie
Pinkham: Christmas Cantata
Zipoli: Pastorale
Willan: What is this lovely fragrance?
Balbastre: Aujo deu de pubelle
Holst: In the bleak mid-winter
Bardos: Dormi, fili care
Tavener: The Lamb
Gruber, arr. Herbolsheimer: Stille Nacht

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Works on This Recording

1.
Messiah, HWV 56: Hallelujah! by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Linda Strandberg (Soprano)
Conductor:  Joseph Flummerfelt,  Richard Sparks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Choir,  New Jersey Symphony Orchestra,  Choral Arts Northwest
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Language: Norwegian 
Notes: 1999 - 2000 
2.
Den Yndigste Rose by Henrik Odegaard
Conductor:  Richard Sparks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Choral Arts
Written: Norway 
Length: 2 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Notes: 1999 - 2000 
3.
Wir danken dir, Gott, BWV 29: no 1, Sinfonia in D major by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Joan Lippincott (Organ)
Conductor:  Joan Lippincott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Princeton University Chapel Camerata
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 54 Secs. 
4.
The Twelve Days of Christmas by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's College Choral Scholars
Written: England 
Length: 7 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Keith Roberts. 
5.
A Carol for All Seasons by Traditional
Conductor:  Donald Allured
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Concert Bell Choir
Written: France 
Length: 1 Minutes 50 Secs. 
6.
Carol of the Bells by Traditional
Conductor:  Dale Warland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dale Warland Singers
Written: Ukraine 
Length: 1 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Peter J. Wilhousky. 
7.
Il est né, le divin enfant by Traditional
Conductor:  Dale Warland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dale Warland Singers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 27 Secs. 
8.
Af Hoiheden Oprunden by Niels Gade
Performer:  David Dahl (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Norway 
Length: 3 Minutes 10 Secs. 
9.
Gabriel's message by Traditional
Conductor:  Dale Warland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dale Warland Singers
Written: Basque Provinces 
Length: 4 Minutes 5 Secs. 
10.
Personent hodie by Anonymous
Conductor:  Robert Shafer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Washington Chorus
Period: Medieval 
Written: 1582; Sweden 
Length: 1 Minutes 56 Secs. 
11.
Christmas Cantata: 1st movement, Allegro "Quem vidistis, pastores" by Daniel Pinkham
Conductor:  Robert Shafer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Washington Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 11 Secs. 
12.
Christmas Cantata: 2nd movement, Adagio "O mangnum mysterium" by Daniel Pinkham
Conductor:  Robert Shafer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Washington Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958; USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 0 Secs. 
13.
Christmas Cantata: 3rd movement, Allegro "Gloria in excelsis Deo" by Daniel Pinkham
Conductor:  Robert Shafer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Washington Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 23 Secs. 
14.
Pastoral in C major by Domenico Zipoli
Performer:  J. Melvin Butler (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 43 Secs. 
15.
What is this lovely fragrance? by Traditional
Performer:  Vernon Nicodemus (Baritone)
Conductor:  Peter Hallock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Compline Choir
Written: France 
Length: 3 Minutes 16 Secs. 
16.
Recueil de noëls formant 4 suittes: Suite no 2 in A major - Au jô deu de pubelle by Claude-Béninge Balbastre
Performer:  J. Melvin Butler (Organ)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1770; France 
Length: 1 Minutes 54 Secs. 
17.
In the bleak mid-winter by Gustav Holst
Conductor:  Doug Fullington
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tudor Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1906; England 
Length: 5 Minutes 17 Secs. 
18.
Dormi, dormi, file care by Lajos Bárdos
Conductor:  Loren Ponten
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Opus 7 Vocal Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Hungary 
Length: 2 Minutes 6 Secs. 
19.
The Lamb "Little Lamb, who made thee?" by John Tavener
Conductor:  Loren Ponten
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Opus 7 Vocal Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1982; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
20.
Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Conductor:  Loren Ponten
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Opus 7 Vocal Ensemble
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Bern Herbolsheimer. 
21.
Musae Sioniae: Es ist ein' Ros' entsprungen by Michael Praetorius
Conductor:  Dale Warland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dale Warland Singers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1609; Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 48 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Messiah, HWV 56: Part II: Hallelujah!
Herr Gott, Beherrscher aller Dinge, BWV 120a: Sinfonia
The Twelve Days of Christmas (arr. K. Roberts)
A Carol for All Seasons
Carol of the Bells (arr. P. Wilhousky)
Il est ne, le divin enfant (arr. D. Gartman Schultz)
3 Chorale Preludes: No. 1. Af hojheden oprunden er (Wie schon leuchtet der Morgenstern)
Den yndigste rose
Es ist ein Ros entsprungen (arr. J. Sandstrom)
Gabriel's Message (arr. S. Paulus)
Personent Hodie (arr. R. Shafer)
Christmas Cantata: I. Quem vidistis pastores?
Christmas Cantata: II. O magnum mysterium et admirabile
Christmas Cantata: III. Gloria in excelsis Deo
Pastorale
What is this lovely fragrance? (arr. H. Willan)
Au jo deu de pubelle
In the bleak midwinter
Dormi, fili care
The Lamb
Silent Night (Stille Nacht) (arr. B. Herbolsheimer)

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