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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
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 

Sound Samples

O Little Town of Bethlehem
I Wonder as I Wander - Arr. Vernon de Tar
It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
Do You Hear What I Hear?
O Holy Night
Navidad Nuestra: 3. El Nacimiento (vidala catamarqueña)
Away in a Manger - Arr. Richard Westenburg
Gesù Bambino
Il est né le divin enfant
What child is this (Greensleeves)
Sweet little Jesus Boy
Child in a Manger (Celtic trad.)
I Saw Three Ships - Arr. Edwin Fissinger
We Three Kings of Orient Are
Shepherd's Pipe Carol
The Little Drummer Boy
The first Nowell
Coventry Carol
Mary's boy child
Es ist ein' Ros' entsprungen (Speierisches Gesangbuch, Köln, 1599) - (German Chorale)
Messiah, HWV56 / Part 1: 12. Chorus: "For unto us a Child is born"
Joy To The World

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