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The Ultimate Christmas Album / Pavarotti, Te Kanawa, Et Al


Release Date: 10/17/1995 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 448614   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Adolphe AdamTraditionalFranz Xaver GruberIrving Berlin,   ... 
Performer:  Luciano PavarottiDame Joan SutherlandLeontyne PriceDame Kiri Te Kanawa,   ... 
Conductor:  Kurt AdlerRichard BonyngeHerbert von KarajanCarl Davis,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra LondonAmbrosian SingersNew Philharmonia Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 5 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Minuit, Chrétiens "O holy night" by Adolphe Adam
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Kurt Adler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra London
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
Length: 4 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Douglas Gamley. 
2.
The Twelve Days of Christmas by Traditional
Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ambrosian Singers,  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Written: England 
Length: 3 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Douglas Gamley. 
3.
Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Performer:  Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna Singverein
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Xaver Mayer. 
4.
Holiday Inn: White Christmas by Irving Berlin
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Carl Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  London Voices
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: David Cullen. 
5.
Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  John Scott (Organ), David Corkhill (Percussion), James Blades (Percussion)
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bach Choir,  Philip Jones Brass Ensemble members
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
6.
Good King Wenceslas by Traditional
Performer:  Valda Aveling (Harpsichord), Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano), Patricia Clark (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra,  Ambrosian Chorus
Written: England 
Length: 2 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Douglas Gamley. 
7.
God rest ye merry, gentlemen by Traditional
Performer:  Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna Singverein
Written: England 
Length: 2 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Xaver Mayer. 
8.
Adeste fideles "O come, all ye faithful" by John Francis Wade
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Kurt Adler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra London,  London Voices
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1782; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: Arranger: Douglas Gamley. 
9.
Deck the Halls by Traditional
Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ambrosian Singers,  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Written: Wales, UK 
Length: 1 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Douglas Gamley. 
10.
Winter Wonderland by Felix Bernard
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Carl Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  London Voices
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: David Cullen. 
11.
I saw three ships by Traditional
Performer:  William Kendall (Tenor), Mark Tinkler (Treble)
Conductor:  George Guest
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Written: England 
Length: 1 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Sir David Willcocks. 
12.
The first nowell by Traditional
Performer:  Leslie Pearson (Organ)
Conductor:  David Squibb
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trinity Choir,  London Festival Brass Ensemble
Written: England 
Length: 3 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Leslie Pearson . 
13.
Shepherds in the field abiding by Traditional
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Length: 3 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Carol Wood. 
14.
Away in a manger by William James Kirkpatrick
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bach Choir
Length: 2 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Sir David Willcocks. 
15.
Joy to the World by Lowell Mason
Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; USA 
Length: 1 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Douglas Gamley. 
16.
Mary's boy child by Jester Hairston
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Carl Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  London Voices
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 3 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: David Cullen. 
17.
It came upon the midnight clear by Richard Storrs Willis
Performer:  Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Length: 1 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Xaver Mayer. 
18.
Ding Dong! Merrily on high by Traditional
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection is based on the tune "Branle l'officiel" from Thoinot
Arbeau's "Orchésographie."
Arranger: Carol Wood. 
19.
What child is this? by Traditional
Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Douglas Gamley. 
20.
Meet Me in St. Louis: Have yourself a merry little Christmas by Hugh Martin
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Carl Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: David Cullen. 
21.
Ellens Gesang III, D 839/Op. 52 no 6 "Ave Maria" by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Kurt Adler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra London
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: Arranger: Douglas Gamley. 

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