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Carols From The Yard / Somerville, Harvard University Choir


Release Date: 10/17/1995 
Label:  Gothic Records   Catalog #: 49075   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  James WoodmanTraditionalJohn Francis WadeGiovanni Palestrina,   ... 
Performer:  Nancy GranertRachel DobrowAwet AndemicaelCarrie Benes,   ... 
Conductor:  Murray Forbes Somerville
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Harvard University ChoirHarvard Bach Society Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 15 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Selections recorded live at the traditional Harvard Carol Services on December 11 & 12, 1994. Additional material was recorded December 10, 1994 and January 14, 1995. This recording is of the entire service, and includes spoken parts of the mass. Selections recorded live at the traditional Harvard Carol Services on December 11 & 12, 1994. Additional material was recorded December 10, 1994 and January 14, 1995. This recording is of the entire service, and includes spoken parts of the mass. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. In dulci jubilo by James Woodman
Performer:  Nancy Granert (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1994; USA 
Venue:  Memorial Church, Harvard University 
Length: 1 Minutes 58 Secs. 
2. In dulci jubilo by Traditional
Conductor:  Murray Forbes Somerville
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Harvard University Choir
Period: Medieval 
Written: 12th Century; Germany 
Venue:  Memorial Church, Harvard University 
Length: 3 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Archibald T. Davison 
3. Adeste fideles "O come, all ye faithful" by John Francis Wade
Performer:  Nancy Granert (Organ)
Conductor:  Murray Forbes Somerville
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Harvard University Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1782; England 
Venue:  Memorial Church, Harvard University 
Length: 5 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is followed by, and includes the timing of, sentences from Scripture and Invocation spoken by Reverend Professor Peter J. Gomes. 
4. Canite tuba by Giovanni Palestrina
Conductor:  Murray Forbes Somerville
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Harvard University Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1572; Italy 
Venue:  Memorial Church, Harvard University 
Length: 4 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: This selection is preceded by, and includes the timing of, the First Lesson spoken by Reverend Professor Peter J. Gomes. 
5. Come rejoicing, praises voicing by Charles Callahan
Performer:  Nancy Granert (Organ)
Conductor:  Murray Forbes Somerville
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Harvard University Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Venue:  Memorial Church, Harvard University 
Length: 2 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Language: English 
6. Kleine geistliche Konzerte, Op. 8: Ein Kind ist uns geboren, SWV 302 by Heinrich Schütz
Performer:  Nancy Granert (Organ)
Conductor:  Murray Forbes Somerville
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Harvard University Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1639; Germany 
Venue:  Memorial Church, Harvard University 
Length: 3 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: German 
7. Personent hodie, H 135 no 2 by Gustav Holst
Performer:  Nancy Granert (Organ), Rachel Dobrow (Bells)
Conductor:  Murray Forbes Somerville
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Harvard University Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: ?1916-17; England 
Venue:  Memorial Church, Harvard University 
Length: 2 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
8. Ave Maria, Op. 12 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Nancy Granert (Organ)
Conductor:  Murray Forbes Somerville
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Harvard University Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1858; Germany 
Venue:  Memorial Church, Harvard University 
Length: 6 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: This selection is preceded by, and includes the timing of, the Second Lesson spoken by Reverend Preston B. Hannibal. 
9. Mary had a baby by Traditional
Performer:  Awet Andemicael (Soprano)
Conductor:  Murray Forbes Somerville
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Harvard University Choir
Venue:  Memorial Church, Harvard University 
Length: 2 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: William L. Dawson 
10. In the ending of the year by Peter Niedmann
Performer:  Nancy Granert (Organ)
Conductor:  Murray Forbes Somerville
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Harvard University Choir,  Harvard Bach Society Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Venue:  Memorial Church, Harvard University 
Length: 4 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: English 
11. In the bleak mid-winter by Harold Edwin Darke
Conductor:  Murray Forbes Somerville
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Harvard University Choir,  Harvard Bach Society Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; England 
Venue:  Memorial Church, Harvard University 
Length: 8 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection is preceded by, and includes the timing of, the Third Lesson spoken by Reverend Professor Peter J. Gomes. 
12. And all in the morning by Traditional
Performer:  Nancy Granert (Organ)
Conductor:  Murray Forbes Somerville
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Harvard University Choir
Venue:  Memorial Church, Harvard University 
Length: 3 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Gerald Near 
13. Sing lullaby by Anonymous
Conductor:  Murray Forbes Somerville
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Harvard University Choir
Venue:  Memorial Church, Harvard University 
Length: 3 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: David Willcocks 
14. Jesus, Jesus, rest your head by Anonymous
Conductor:  Murray Forbes Somerville
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Harvard University Choir
Written: Germany 
Venue:  Memorial Church, Harvard University 
Length: 3 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Russell Schulz-Widmar (1981) 
15. Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Performer:  Carrie Benes (Soprano), Sharon Kunde (Soprano), Nancy Granert (Organ)
Conductor:  Murray Forbes Somerville
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Harvard University Choir,  Harvard Bach Society Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Austria 
Venue:  Memorial Church, Harvard University 
Length: 4 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: English 
16. Joy to the World by Lowell Mason
Performer:  Nancy Granert (Organ)
Conductor:  Murray Forbes Somerville
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Harvard University Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; USA 
Venue:  Memorial Church, Harvard University 
Length: 1 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: English 
17. Amen by William Byrd
Conductor:  Murray Forbes Somerville
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Harvard University Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
Venue:  Memorial Church, Harvard University 
Length: 1 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: This selection is preceded by a spoken Benediction. 
18. Paean on Divinum Mysterium for Organ by John Cook
Performer:  Murray Forbes Somerville (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: 1956 
Venue:  Memorial Church, Harvard University 
Length: 4 Minutes 20 Secs. 
19. Ríu, ríu, chíu "El lobo rabioso" by Mateo Flecha
Performer:  Christopher Thorpe (Tambourine), Daniel Gallisá (Baritone)
Conductor:  Murray Forbes Somerville
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Harvard University Choir
Period: Medieval 
Written: Spain 
Venue:  Memorial Church, Harvard University 
Length: 2 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: Spanish 
Notes: Arranged: Noah Greenberg 
20. To us is born Immanuel by Michael Praetorius
Conductor:  Murray Forbes Somerville
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Harvard University Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Germany 
Venue:  Memorial Church, Harvard University 
Length: 1 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Language: English 

Sound Samples

Prelude: In dulci julbio
In dulci Jubilo (arr. A.T. Davidson)
Adeste fideles (arr. J. Ferris and D. Willcocks)
Sentences from Scripture and Invocation
The First Lesson
Motets for 5-8 Voices: Book 2 for 5, 6 and 8 Voices: Canite tuba
Come Rejoicing, Praises Voicing
Ein Kind ist uns geboren, SWV 302
Personent hodie (arr. G. Holst): Personent hodie
The Second Lesson
Ave Maria, Op. 12
Mary had a Baby (arr. W.L. Dawson)
Riu Riu Chiu (arr. N. Greenberg)
In the Ending of the Year
The Third Lesson
In the Bleak Mid-Winter
And all in the morning (arr. G. Near)
The Infant King (Sing Lullaby) (arr. D. Willcocks)
To Us Is Born Immanuel, Christ Our Lord
Jesus, Jesus Rest Your Head (arr. R. Schulz-Widmar)
Stille Nacht (Silent Night) (arr. M.F. Somerville)
Prayers and the Lord's Prayer
Joy to the World
Benediction - Amen
Paean on Divinum Mysterium

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