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The Twelve Days Of Christmas / Crees, Rose, Et Al


Release Date: 11/28/2006 
Label:  Brass Classics   Catalog #: 3006   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Jeremiah ClarkeTraditionalPeter WarlockJohann Sebastian Bach,   ... 
Performer:  Matthew Rose
Conductor:  Eric Crees
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Brass SoloistsRoyal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

On this recording, a joyous pre-Christmas performance in the Floral Hall of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden has been captured on CD by Brass Classics. The concert, which formed part of a series by the Royal Opera House Brass Soloists, was given in December 2005 to a capacity audience. These excellent players were joined by sixteen members of the Chorus of the Royal Opera House, and by the talented young bass Matthew Rose, to perform a wide variety of seasonal music, both vocal and instrumental, under the baton of the ensemble's Artistic Director Eric Crees. The repertoire ranges from a Gabrieli Canzona, performed from the gallery, to Eric Crees' witty version of The Twelve Days of Christmas, by way of traditional carols such as In the Read more Bleak Midwinter, and Ding Dong Merrily on High, lesser-known carols including the entertaining Maltworms, Bach's Three Christmas Choral Preludes, and many more. The concert was rounded of in rousing style with a swinging performance of Eric Crees' jazzy Christmas Trilogy. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Ode on Union of King and Parliament: The King's March by Jeremiah Clarke
Conductor:  Eric Crees
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Brass Soloists
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1702; England 
Date of Recording: 12/2005 
Venue:  Live  Floral Hall, Royal Opera House, Covent G 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "Suite in D major: Prince of Denmark's March "Trumpet Voluntary"." 
2. Suite in D major: Prince of Denmark's March "Trumpet Voluntary" by Jeremiah Clarke
Conductor:  Eric Crees
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Brass Soloists
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1700; England 
Date of Recording: 12/2005 
Venue:  Live  Floral Hall, Royal Opera House, Covent G 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "Ode on Union of King and Parliament: The King's March." 
3. God rest ye merry, gentlemen by Traditional
Performer:  Matthew Rose (Bass)
Conductor:  Eric Crees
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Brass Soloists
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 12/2005 
Venue:  Live  Floral Hall, Royal Opera House, Covent G 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Eric Crees. 
4. Carols (3): Balulalow by Peter Warlock
Conductor:  Eric Crees
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Brass Soloists
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923; England 
Date of Recording: 12/2005 
Venue:  Live  Floral Hall, Royal Opera House, Covent G 
Language: English 
5. Bethlehem Down by Peter Warlock
Conductor:  Eric Crees
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Brass Soloists
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; England 
Date of Recording: 12/2005 
Venue:  Live  Floral Hall, Royal Opera House, Covent G 
Language: English 
6. Turley, Turlow by Peter Warlock
Conductor:  Eric Crees
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Brass Soloists
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 12/2005 
Venue:  Live  Floral Hall, Royal Opera House, Covent G 
Language: English 
7. Chorale Preludes (6) BWV 645-650 "Schübler": no 1, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Eric Crees
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Brass Soloists
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1748-1749; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/2005 
Venue:  Live  Floral Hall, Royal Opera House, Covent G 
Notes: Arranger: Eric Crees. 
8. Orgelbüchlein: Puer natus in Bethlehem, BWV 603 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Eric Crees
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Brass Soloists
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1713-1717; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/2005 
Venue:  Live  Floral Hall, Royal Opera House, Covent G 
Notes: Arranger: Eric Crees. 
9. Orgelbüchlein: In dulci jubilo, BWV 608 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Eric Crees
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Brass Soloists
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1713-1717; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/2005 
Venue:  Live  Floral Hall, Royal Opera House, Covent G 
Notes: Arranger: Eric Crees. 
10. In the bleak mid-winter by Gustav Holst
Conductor:  Eric Crees
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Brass Soloists
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1906; England 
Date of Recording: 12/2005 
Venue:  Live  Floral Hall, Royal Opera House, Covent G 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Eric Crees. 
11. Maltworms by Peter Warlock
Conductor:  Eric Crees
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Brass Soloists
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; England 
Date of Recording: 12/2005 
Venue:  Live  Floral Hall, Royal Opera House, Covent G 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Eric Crees.
This work was composed in collaboration with Ernest John Moeran. 
12. O Jesu me dulcissime by Giovanni Gabrieli
Conductor:  Eric Crees
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Brass Soloists
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/2005 
Venue:  Live  Floral Hall, Royal Opera House, Covent G 
Language: English 
13. Ding Dong! Merrily on high by Traditional
Conductor:  Eric Crees
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Brass Soloists
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; France 
Date of Recording: 12/2005 
Venue:  Live  Floral Hall, Royal Opera House, Covent G 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection is based on the tune "Branle l'officiel" from Thoinot
Arbeau's "Orchésographie". 
14. Weihnachtslieder (6), Op. 8: no 3, Die Könige by Peter Cornelius
Conductor:  Eric Crees
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Brass Soloists
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856/1870; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/2005 
Venue:  Live  Floral Hall, Royal Opera House, Covent G 
Language: English 
15. The Twelve Days of Christmas by Traditional
Conductor:  Eric Crees
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Brass Soloists
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 12/2005 
Venue:  Live  Floral Hall, Royal Opera House, Covent G 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Eric Crees. 
16. Christmas Trilogy by Eric Crees
Conductor:  Eric Crees
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Brass Soloists
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 12/2005 
Venue:  Live  Floral Hall, Royal Opera House, Covent G 
Language: English 

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