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O Holy Night [Special Edition] / Luciano Pavarotti


Release Date: 10/11/2005 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 000530102   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Adolphe AdamLouis NiedermeyerCésar FranckSaverio Mercadante,   ... 
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti
Conductor:  Kurt Herbert AdlerPiero GambaSir Georg SoltiLeone Magiera,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic OrchestraWandsworth School Boys' ChoirPhilharmonia Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 18 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

First released on LP and cassette in 1976 O Holy Night has always been one of Luciano Pavarotti's biggest selling albums.
It has now been completely remastered at 96kHz / 24-bit resolution for even greater presence and clarity - and with new cover art that recaptures the spirit of the original LP sleeve. There are also three new, never-released bonus tracks.
First released on LP and cassette in 1976 O Holy Night has always been one of Luciano Pavarotti's biggest selling albums.
It has now been completely remastered at 96kHz / 24-bit resolution for even greater presence and clarity - and with new cover art that recaptures the spirit of the original LP sleeve. There are also three new, never-released bonus tracks. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Minuit, Chrétiens "O holy night" by Adolphe Adam
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Kurt Herbert Adler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 01/1976 
Venue:  All Saints' Church, Petersham, Surrey 
Length: 4 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Douglas Gamley.
This selection is sung in English and French. 
2. Pietà, Signore by Louis Niedermeyer
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Kurt Herbert Adler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Switzerland 
Date of Recording: 01/1976 
Venue:  All Saints' Church, Petersham, Surrey 
Length: 8 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Arranger: Douglas Gamley. 
3. Panis angelicus by César Franck
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Kurt Herbert Adler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra,  Wandsworth School Boys' Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872; France 
Date of Recording: 01/1976 
Venue:  All Saints' Church, Petersham, Surrey 
Length: 4 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: Arranger: Douglas Gamley. 
4. Le sette parole di Nostro Signore: Qual giglio candido by Saverio Mercadante
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Kurt Herbert Adler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Italy 
Date of Recording: 01/1976 
Venue:  All Saints' Church, Petersham, Surrey 
Length: 4 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Arranger: Douglas Gamley. 
5. Ellens Gesang III, D 839/Op. 52 no 6 "Ave Maria" by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Kurt Herbert Adler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/1976 
Venue:  All Saints' Church, Petersham, Surrey 
Length: 4 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Douglas Gamley.
This selection is sung in Italian and Latin. 
6. Gesu Bambino by Pietro Yon
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Kurt Herbert Adler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra,  Wandsworth School Boys' Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917; USA 
Date of Recording: 01/1976 
Venue:  All Saints' Church, Petersham, Surrey 
Length: 4 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is sung in Italian and Latin. 
7. Orfeo ed Euridice: Che farò senza Euridice? by Christoph W. Gluck
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Piero Gamba
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1762/1774; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1977 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Arranger: Alexander Faris. 
8. Requiem Mass: Ingemisco by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1967 
Venue:  Sofiensaal, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
9. Ave Maria by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Kurt Herbert Adler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra,  Wandsworth School Boys' Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
Date of Recording: 01/1976 
Venue:  All Saints' Church, Petersham, Surrey 
Length: 2 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: Arranger: Douglas Gamley.
This work is based on J.S. Bach's Prelude no 1 in C from 'The Well-Tempered Clavier.' 
10. Mille cherubini in coro by Alois Melichar
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Kurt Herbert Adler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/1976 
Venue:  All Saints' Church, Petersham, Surrey 
Length: 4 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Arranger: Douglas Gamley. 
11. Agnus Dei by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Kurt Herbert Adler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Date of Recording: 01/1976 
Venue:  All Saints' Church, Petersham, Surrey 
Length: 3 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: Arranger: Douglas Gamley.
This work was arranged by Ernest Guiraud from the Intermezzo of Bizet's
'L'arlésienne.' 
12. Grande messe des morts, Op. 5: Sanctus by Hector Berlioz
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Kurt Herbert Adler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra,  London Voices,  Wandsworth School Boys' Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; France 
Date of Recording: 01/1976 
Venue:  All Saints' Church, Petersham, Surrey 
Length: 9 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
13. Adeste fideles "O come, all ye faithful" by John Francis Wade
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Kurt Herbert Adler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra,  London Voices
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1782; England 
Date of Recording: 01/1976 
Venue:  All Saints' Church, Petersham, Surrey 
Length: 3 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: Arranger: Douglas Gamley. 
14. O Jesu mi dulcissime by Guida
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Leone Magiera
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra,  Piccolo Coro dell'Antoniano
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Venue:  Teatro Comunale, Bologna 
Length: 2 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: Arranger: Giancarlo Chiaramello.
Teatro Comunale, Bologna (02/19/1997 - 02/20/1997) 
15. Ave verum corpus by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Leone Magiera
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra,  Piccolo Coro dell'Antoniano
Period: Romantic 
Written: Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Teatro Comunale, Bologna 
Length: 3 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: Arranger: Giancarlo Chiaramello.
Teatro Comunale, Bologna (02/19/1997 - 02/20/1997) 
16. Ave Maria, dolce Maria by Luciano Pavarotti
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Leone Magiera
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra,  Piccolo Coro dell'Antoniano
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Italy 
Venue:  Teatro Comunale, Bologna 
Length: 3 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: Arranger: Giancarlo Chiaramello.
Teatro Comunale, Bologna (02/19/1997 - 02/20/1997) 
17. Stabat mater: Cujus animam by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  István Kertész
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832/1842; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1971 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: Latin 

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