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A Christmas Nativity


Release Date: 10/11/2005 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 000538902   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  John Jacob NilesRichard Storrs WillisAdolphe AdamAriel Ramirez,   ... 
Performer:  Leontyne PriceDame Joan SutherlandJosé CarrerasLuciano Pavarotti,   ... 
Conductor:  Richard WestenburgHerbert von KarajanRichard BonyngeDamian Sanchez,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica SacraVienna Philharmonic OrchestraVienna Singverein,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 4 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
I wonder as I wander by John Jacob Niles
Conductor:  Richard Westenburg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Sacra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 06/1987 
Venue:  St. Barnabas Church, Greenwich, CT 
Length: 3 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Vernon de Tar. 
2.
It came upon the midnight clear by Richard Storrs Willis
Performer:  Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna Singverein
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: 06/1961 
Venue:  Sofiensaal, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 1 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Xaver Mayer. 
3.
Minuit, Chrétiens "O holy night" by Adolphe Adam
Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 05/1965 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: English 
4.
Navidad nuestra: El Nacimiento by Ariel Ramirez
Performer:  José Carreras (Tenor)
Conductor:  Damian Sanchez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bilbao Choral Society,  Laredo Choral Salvé
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1964; Argentina 
Length: 3 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: Spanish 
5.
Gesu Bambino by Pietro Yon
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Kurt Herbert Adler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917; USA 
Date of Recording: 01/1976 
Venue:  All Saints' Church, Petersham, Surrey 
Length: 4 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
6.
Il est né, le divin enfant by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trapp Family Singers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century; France 
Length: 1 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: French 
7.
What child is this? by Traditional
Performer:  Renata Tebaldi (Soprano), Sir George Thalben-Ball (Organ)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
Date of Recording: 04/1971 
Venue:  London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Douglas Gamley. 
8.
Sweet little Jesus boy by Traditional
Performer:  Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 06/1961 
Venue:  Sofiensaal, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Robert MacGimsey. 
9.
Child in the Manger by Traditional
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clare College Choir,  Clare College Orchestra
Date of Recording: 1979 
Length: 2 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: John Rutter. 
10.
I saw three ships by Traditional
Conductor:  Richard Westenburg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Sacra
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 06/1987 
Venue:  St. Barnabas Church, Greenwich, CT 
Length: 1 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Edwin Fissinger. 
11.
We three kings by John Henry Hopkins Jr.
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Length: 2 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Language: English 
12.
Shepherd's Pipe Carol by John Rutter
Performer:  John Scott (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bach Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Length: 3 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Language: English 
13.
The Little Drummer Boy "Carol of the Drum" by Katherine K. Davis
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Carl Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  London Voices
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: David Cullen. 
14.
The first nowell by Traditional
Conductor:  Richard Westenburg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Sacra
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 06/1987 
Venue:  St. Barnabas Church, Greenwich, CT 
Length: 3 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: English 
15.
Lully, lulla, thow littel tyne child "Coventry Carol" by Traditional
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is sung in Middle English. 
16.
Mary's boy child by Jester Hairston
Performer:  Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 3 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: English 
17.
Messiah, HWV 56: For unto us a child is born by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert,  English Concert Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Language: English 
18.
Joy to the World by Lowell Mason
Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/1965 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Language: English 
19.
O little town of Bethlehem by Lewis H. Redner
Conductor:  Richard Westenburg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Sacra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; USA 
Date of Recording: 06/1987 
Venue:  St. Barnabas Church, Greenwich, CT 
Length: 3 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: English 
20.
Away in a manger by William James Kirkpatrick
Conductor:  Richard Westenburg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Sacra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 06/1987 
Venue:  St. Barnabas Church, Greenwich, CT 
Length: 2 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Richard Westenburg. 
21.
Musae Sioniae: Es ist ein' Ros' entsprungen by Michael Praetorius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trapp Family Singers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1609; Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: German 
22.
Do You Hear What I Hear? by Gloria Shayne Baker
Performer:  Anthony Way (Boy Soprano)
Conductor:  John Scott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra,  St. Paul's Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1962 
Length: 4 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: English 

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