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Carol / James Litton, American Boychoir


Release Date: 10/29/1996 
Label:  Virgin Classics   Catalog #: 56180   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  TraditionalLowell MasonDonald FraserGustav Holst,   ... 
Performer:  Frank Della PennaBarbara SimpsonJohn HoodWilliam Stokking,   ... 
Conductor:  James Litton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  American BoychoirOrchestraAlbemarle Consort of Voices
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 2 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. Carol of the Bells by Traditional
Performer:  Frank Della Penna (Carillon)
Conductor:  James Litton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  American Boychoir
Written: Ukraine 
Date of Recording: 06/1996 
Venue:  Chapel, Princeton University, New Jersey 
Length: 2 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Peter J. Wilhousky 
2. Joy to the World by Lowell Mason
Conductor:  James Litton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra,  American Boychoir,  Albemarle Consort of Voices
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; USA 
Date of Recording: 06/1996 
Venue:  Chapel, Princeton University, New Jersey 
Length: 3 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: John Rutter 
3. Lully, lulla, thow littel tyne child "Coventry Carol" by Traditional
Conductor:  James Litton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  American Boychoir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
Date of Recording: 06/1996 
Venue:  Chapel, Princeton University, New Jersey 
Length: 6 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Byron Olson 
4. This Christmastide "Jessye's Carol" by Donald Fraser
Conductor:  James Litton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  American Boychoir
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 06/1996 
Venue:  Chapel, Princeton University, New Jersey 
Length: 6 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: English 
5. Christmas Day, H 109 by Gustav Holst
Performer:  Frank Della Penna (Carillon)
Conductor:  James Litton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra,  American Boychoir,  Albemarle Consort of Voices
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910; England 
Date of Recording: 06/1996 
Venue:  Chapel, Princeton University, New Jersey 
Length: 6 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: English 
6. Deck the Halls by Traditional
Conductor:  James Litton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  American Boychoir,  Albemarle Consort of Voices
Written: Wales, UK 
Date of Recording: 06/1996 
Venue:  Chapel, Princeton University, New Jersey 
Length: 2 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: John Rutter 
7. Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Conductor:  James Litton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  American Boychoir
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1996 
Venue:  Chapel, Princeton University, New Jersey 
Length: 4 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: John Rutter 
8. Minuit, Chrétiens "O holy night" by Adolphe Adam
Conductor:  James Litton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra,  American Boychoir,  Albemarle Consort of Voices
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 06/1996 
Venue:  Chapel, Princeton University, New Jersey 
Length: 6 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: John Rutter 
9. Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing" by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  James Litton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra,  American Boychoir,  Albemarle Consort of Voices
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/1996 
Venue:  Chapel, Princeton University, New Jersey 
Length: 3 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: John Rutter (Verse 3) 
10. What child is this? by Traditional
Performer:  Barbara Simpson (Harp), John Hood (Double Bass), William Stokking (Cello),
Mark Gigliotti (Bassoon), David Wetherhill (French Horn), Louis Rosenblatt (Oboe),
David Cramer (Flute)
Conductor:  James Litton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  American Boychoir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
Date of Recording: 06/1996 
Venue:  Chapel, Princeton University, New Jersey 
Length: 7 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Byron Olson 
11. Away in a manger by William James Kirkpatrick
Conductor:  James Litton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra,  American Boychoir,  Albemarle Consort of Voices
Date of Recording: 06/1996 
Venue:  Chapel, Princeton University, New Jersey 
Length: 3 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: John Rutter 
12. Adeste fideles "O come, all ye faithful" by John Francis Wade
Performer:  Frank Della Penna (Carillon)
Conductor:  James Litton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra,  American Boychoir,  Albemarle Consort of Voices
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1782; England 
Date of Recording: 06/1996 
Venue:  Chapel, Princeton University, New Jersey 
Length: 6 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: John Rutter 
13. We wish you a merry Christmas by Traditional
Conductor:  James Litton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  American Boychoir
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 06/1996 
Venue:  Chapel, Princeton University, New Jersey 
Length: 1 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: John Rutter
Joshua Haberman composed an additonal "coda" for this carol. 

Sound Samples

We Wish You A Merry Christmas (Arr. Rutter)
Carol Of The Bells (Arr. Wilhouskey)
Joy To The World (Arr. Rutter)
The Coventry Carol (Arr. Olson)
This Christmastide (Jessye's Carol)
Christmas Day
Deck The Hall (Arr. Rutter)
Silent Night! Holy Night! (Arr. Rutter)
O Holy Night (Cantique De Noel) (Arr. Rutter)
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Arr. Rutter)
What Child Is This? (Arr. Olson)
Away In A Manger (Arr. Rutter)
O Come, All Ye Faithful (Fanfare Intro By John Rutter)
We Wish You A Merry Christmas (Arr. Rutter)

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