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The Jessye Norman Collection - A Christmas Collection


Release Date: 11/08/2005 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 000550802   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  TraditionalHenry John GauntlettFelix MendelssohnAdolphe Adam,   ... 
Performer:  Jessye NormanHarry HuffSara Cutler
Conductor:  Robert DeCormierDavid Robertson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  American BoychoirNew York Choral SocietyEmpire Chamber Ensemble,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 46 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
O come, O come Emmanuel by Traditional
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Conductor:  Robert DeCormier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  American Boychoir,  New York Choral Society,  Empire Chamber Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century; France 
Date of Recording: 1986 
Venue:  Manhattan Center Studios, New York City 
Length: 5 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Donald Fraser. 
2.
Once in Royal David's City by Henry John Gauntlett
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Conductor:  Robert DeCormier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Empire Chamber Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; England 
Date of Recording: 1986 
Venue:  Manhattan Center Studios, New York City 
Length: 1 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Donald Fraser. 
3.
Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Conductor:  Robert DeCormier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  American Boychoir,  New York Choral Society,  Empire Chamber Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1986 
Venue:  Manhattan Center Studios, New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Donald Fraser. 
4.
Good Christian men, rejoice by Traditional
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Conductor:  Robert DeCormier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  American Boychoir,  New York Choral Society,  Empire Chamber Ensemble
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 1986 
Venue:  Manhattan Center Studios, New York City 
Length: 1 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Donald Fraser. 
5.
Minuit, Chrétiens "O holy night" by Adolphe Adam
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Conductor:  Robert DeCormier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  American Boychoir,  New York Choral Society,  Empire Chamber Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 1986 
Venue:  Manhattan Center Studios, New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Donald Fraser. 
6.
The Holly and the Ivy by Traditional
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Conductor:  Robert DeCormier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  American Boychoir,  New York Choral Society,  Empire Chamber Ensemble
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 1986 
Venue:  Manhattan Center Studios, New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Donald Fraser. 
7.
See amid the winter's snow by Traditional
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Conductor:  Robert DeCormier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  American Boychoir,  New York Choral Society,  Empire Chamber Ensemble
Date of Recording: 1986 
Venue:  Manhattan Center Studios, New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Donald Fraser. 
8.
I saw three ships by Traditional
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Conductor:  Robert DeCormier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  American Boychoir,  New York Choral Society,  Empire Chamber Ensemble
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 1986 
Venue:  Manhattan Center Studios, New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Donald Fraser. 
9.
This Christmastide "Jessye's Carol" by Donald Fraser
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Conductor:  Robert DeCormier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  American Boychoir,  New York Choral Society,  Empire Chamber Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 1986 
Venue:  Manhattan Center Studios, New York City 
Length: 5 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Language: English 
10.
Lully, lulla, thow littel tyne child "Coventry Carol" by Traditional
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Conductor:  Robert DeCormier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  American Boychoir,  New York Choral Society,  Empire Chamber Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
Date of Recording: 1986 
Venue:  Manhattan Center Studios, New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Donald Fraser. 
11.
In the bleak mid-winter by Harold Edwin Darke
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Conductor:  Robert DeCormier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  American Boychoir,  New York Choral Society,  Empire Chamber Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; England 
Date of Recording: 1986 
Venue:  Manhattan Center Studios, New York City 
Length: 5 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Donald Fraser. 
12.
Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Conductor:  David Robertson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Thomas Men and Boy's Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Austria 
Date of Recording: 1996 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Donald Fraser. 
13.
Angels we have heard on high by Traditional
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Conductor:  Robert DeCormier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  American Boychoir,  New York Choral Society,  Empire Chamber Ensemble
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 1986 
Venue:  Manhattan Center Studios, New York City 
Length: 1 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Donald Fraser. 
14.
Joy to the World by Lowell Mason
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Conductor:  Robert DeCormier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  American Boychoir,  New York Choral Society,  Empire Chamber Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; USA 
Date of Recording: 1986 
Venue:  Manhattan Center Studios, New York City 
Length: 1 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Donald Fraser. 
15.
Adeste fideles "O come, all ye faithful" by John Francis Wade
Performer:  Harry Huff (Organ), Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Conductor:  David Robertson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of St. Luke's,  St. Thomas Men and Boy's Choir,  Choristers of St. Barnabas  ... 
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1782; England 
Date of Recording: 1996 
Length: 3 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Donald Fraser.
This selection is sung in English and Latin. 
16.
Amen by Traditional
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Conductor:  Robert DeCormier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  American Boychoir,  New York Choral Society,  Empire Chamber Ensemble
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 1986 
Venue:  Manhattan Center Studios, New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Donald Fraser. 
17.
Angels from the realms of Glory by Henry Thomas Smart
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Conductor:  David Robertson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of St. Luke's,  St. Thomas Men and Boy's Choir,  Choristers of St. Barnabas  ... 
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; England 
Date of Recording: 1996 
Length: 2 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Bruce Stuart Saylor. 
18.
The first nowell by Traditional
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Conductor:  David Robertson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Thomas Men and Boy's Choir,  Choristers of St. Barnabas,  Riverside Church Choir New York
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 1996 
Length: 3 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Bruce Stuart Saylor. 
19.
It came upon the midnight clear by Richard Storrs Willis
Performer:  Harry Huff (Organ), Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: 1996 
Length: 3 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Bruce Stuart Saylor. 
20.
Away in a manger by William James Kirkpatrick
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Conductor:  David Robertson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  American Boychoir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 1996 
Length: 1 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Bruce Stuart Saylor. 
21.
Of the Father's love begotten by Traditional
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Conductor:  David Robertson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  American Boychoir
Date of Recording: 1996 
Length: 1 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Bruce Stuart Saylor. 
22.
Mary had a baby by Traditional
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Conductor:  David Robertson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  American Boychoir
Date of Recording: 1996 
Length: 2 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Bruce Stuart Saylor. 
23.
Puer natus in Bethlehem by Anonymous
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Conductor:  David Robertson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Thomas Men and Boy's Choir,  Choristers of St. Barnabas,  Riverside Church Choir New York
Period: Medieval 
Date of Recording: 1996 
Length: 3 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: Arranger: Bruce Stuart Saylor. 
24.
Ellens Gesang III, D 839/Op. 52 no 6 "Ave Maria" by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Sara Cutler (Harp), Harry Huff (Organ), Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1996 
Length: 5 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: Arranger: Bruce Stuart Saylor. 
25.
Noël nouvelet by Anonymous
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano), Harry Huff (Organ)
Conductor:  David Robertson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Thomas Men and Boy's Choir,  Choristers of St. Barnabas,  Riverside Church Choir New York
Period: Renaissance 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 1996 
Length: 2 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: Arranger: Bruce Stuart Saylor. 
26.
A Christmas Garland by Bruce Stuart Saylor
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Conductor:  David Robertson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Thomas Men and Boy's Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 1996 
Length: 4 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: English 
27.
La Ballade du Jésus Christ by Anonymous
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Conductor:  David Robertson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English National Opera Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 1996 
Length: 2 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: Arranger: Bruce Stuart Saylor. 
28.
There is a balm in Gilead by Traditional
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Conductor:  David Robertson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Thomas Men and Boy's Choir,  Choristers of St. Barnabas,  Riverside Church Choir New York
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 1996 
Length: 3 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Bruce Stuart Saylor. 
29.
Unto us a child is born by Johann Friedrich Peter
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Conductor:  Robert DeCormier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Choral Society,  Empire Chamber Ensemble
Period: Classical 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 1986 
Venue:  Manhattan Center Studios, New York City 
Length: 1 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Donald Fraser. 
30.
Der Morgen im Lenze "Ihr Kinderlein kommet" by Johann Abraham P. Schulz
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano), Harry Huff (Organ), Sara Cutler (Harp)
Conductor:  David Robertson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Thomas Men and Boy's Choir
Period: Classical 
Date of Recording: 1996 
Length: 1 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: Arranger: Bruce Stuart Saylor. 
31.
We three kings by John Henry Hopkins Jr.
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Conductor:  Robert DeCormier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  American Boychoir,  New York Choral Society,  Empire Chamber Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 1986 
Venue:  Manhattan Center Studios, New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Donald Fraser. 
32.
Musae Sioniae: Es ist ein' Ros' entsprungen by Michael Praetorius
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Conductor:  David Robertson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Thomas Men and Boy's Choir,  Choristers of St. Barnabas,  Riverside Church Choir New York
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1609; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1996 
Length: 2 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: Arranger: Bruce Stuart Saylor. 

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