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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
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. 

Sound Samples

Oh Come, Immanuel
Once in Royal David's city
Unto us a Child is born
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Good Christian men rejoice
O holy night (Minuit chrétien)
The Holly and the Ivy
See amid the winter's snow
I Saw Three Ships
This Christmastide (Jessye's Carol)
Coventry Carol
In the Bleak Mid-winter
Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht
Angels we have heard on high
We Three Kings of Orient are
Joy to the World
Adeste Fideles (O come, all ye faithful)
Amen
Angels from the realms of Glory
The first Nowell
It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
Away in a manger
Ihr Kinderlein, kommet - Arr. Bruce Saylor as "O Come Litle Children"
Of the Father's Love Begotten (from Divinum Misterium)
Mary had a baby
Es ist ein' Ros' entsprungen
Puer Natus in Bethlehem (Benedictine Processional,14th C.)
Ave Maria
Noël Nouvelet
A Christmas Garland
La Ballade du Jésus-Christ
Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht
Balm in Gilead
Adeste Fideles (O come, all ye faithful)

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