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Christmas With The Master Chorale Of Washington / Mccullough


Release Date: 11/23/1999 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 353   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Jonathan WillcocksJohn RutterWilliam MathiasDonald McCullough,   ... 
Performer:  J. Thomas Mitts
Conductor:  Donald McCullough
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Master Chorale of Washington
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 59 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A very sophisticated, audiophile release for the Christmas season.

The Master Chorale of Washington (formerly the Paul Hill Chorale) has attracted the praise of critics nationwide through over 200 performances at the Kennedy Center, American and European tours, and national radio and television broadcasts. Since 1969, the Chorale has performed with the National Symphony Orchestra under Howard Mitchell, Antal Dorati, Dmitri Kabalevsky, Julius Rudel, Neville Marriner and Mstislav Rostropovich. In 1971, the Chorale was featured in the inaugural concerts of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, and performs an annual series of concerts in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. There are 140 singers in
Read more the group, including a professional core. In June 1999, the Chorale was awarded the prestigious Margaret Hillis Achievement Award for Choral Excellence by Chorus America.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Magnificat by Jonathan Willcocks
Performer:  J. Thomas Mitts (Keyboards)
Conductor:  Donald McCullough
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Master Chorale of Washington
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1997; England 
2.
There is a flower by John Rutter
Performer:  J. Thomas Mitts (Keyboards)
Conductor:  Donald McCullough
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Master Chorale of Washington
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
3.
Sir Christèmas by William Mathias
Performer:  J. Thomas Mitts (Keyboards)
Conductor:  Donald McCullough
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Master Chorale of Washington
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Wales, UK 
4.
Let all mortal flesh keep silent by Donald McCullough
Performer:  J. Thomas Mitts (Keyboards)
Conductor:  Donald McCullough
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Master Chorale of Washington
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
5.
Angels we have heard on high by Traditional
Performer:  J. Thomas Mitts (Keyboards)
Conductor:  Donald McCullough
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Master Chorale of Washington
Written: France 
6.
Make we joy by Edwin Fissinger
Performer:  J. Thomas Mitts (Keyboards)
Conductor:  Donald McCullough
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Master Chorale of Washington
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Norway 
7.
There is no rose by Traditional
Performer:  J. Thomas Mitts (Keyboards)
Conductor:  Donald McCullough
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Master Chorale of Washington
Written: England 
Notes: Arranged: Robert H. Young 
8.
The Virgin Mary had a baby boy by Traditional
Performer:  J. Thomas Mitts (Keyboards)
Conductor:  Donald McCullough
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Master Chorale of Washington
Written: USA 
Notes: Arranged: Robert Decormier 
9.
African noel by Traditional
Performer:  J. Thomas Mitts (Keyboards)
Conductor:  Donald McCullough
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Master Chorale of Washington
Notes: Arranged: Andre J. Thomas 
10.
What child is this? by Traditional
Performer:  J. Thomas Mitts (Keyboards)
Conductor:  Donald McCullough
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Master Chorale of Washington
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
Notes: Arranged: Donald McCullough 
11.
Hodie Christus natus est by Donald McCullough
Performer:  J. Thomas Mitts (Keyboards)
Conductor:  Donald McCullough
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Master Chorale of Washington
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 

Sound Samples

Magnificat: No. 1.
Magnificat: No. 2. Et misericordia
Magnificat: No. 3. fecit potentiam
Magnificat: No. 4. There Is No Rose of Such Virtue
Magnificat: No. 5. Gloria Patri
There Is a Flower
Sir Christemas
Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
Angels We Have Heard on High
Make We Joy
There Is No Rose of Such Virtue
The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy
African Noel
What Child Is this?
Hodie

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