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The Ultimate Classical Christmas / Ma, Domingo, Battle


Release Date: 10/23/2007 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 714332   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  TraditionalJohn Francis WadeLowell MasonCharles Gounod,   ... 
Performer:  Charlotte ChurchJosé CarrerasPlacido DomingoYo-Yo Ma,   ... 
Conductor:  Sian EdwardsVjekoslav SutejWynton MarsalisMichael Stern,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony OrchestraVienna Symphony OrchestraGumpoldskirch Boys Choir,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 58 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Includes christmas carol(s) by various composers. Soloist: Charlotte Church. Includes christmas carol(s) by various composers. Soloist: Charlotte Church. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Ding Dong! Merrily on high by Traditional
Performer:  Charlotte Church (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sian Edwards
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection is based on the tune "Branle l'officiel" from Thoinot
Arbeau's "Orchésographie". 
2. Adeste fideles "O come, all ye faithful" by John Francis Wade
Performer:  José Carreras (Tenor), Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Vjekoslav Sutej
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Gumpoldskirch Boys Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1782; England 
Date of Recording: 12/23/1992 
Venue:  Live  Rathaus, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Lalo Schifrin. 
3. Joy to the World by Lowell Mason
Conductor:  Wynton Marsalis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wynton Marsalis Septet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; USA 
Date of Recording: 12/08/1991 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Wynton Marsalis. 
4. Ave Maria by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Bobby McFerrin (Voice)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
Date of Recording: 08/1991 
Venue:  Dreamland Studios, Woodstock, New York 
Length: 2 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Notes: This work is based on J.S. Bach's Prelude no 1 in C from 'The Well-Tempered Clavier.' 
5. Ellens Gesang III, D 839/Op. 52 no 6 "Ave Maria" by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Joshua Bell (Violin)
Conductor:  Michael Stern
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of St. Luke's,  Women's Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Right Track Studio, New York City 
Length: 4 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: Arranger: James Kessler.
Right Track Studio, New York City (04/12/2006 - 04/14/2006) 
6. Gesu Bambino by Pietro Yon
Performer:  Huang Ying (Soprano)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917; USA 
Date of Recording: 12/1996 
Venue:  Austria Center, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
7. Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesu bleibet meine Freude "Jesu, joy of man's desiring" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Ton Koopman (Harpsichord), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Conductor:  Ton Koopman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/1998 
Venue:  Stadsgehoorzaal, Leiden, Netherland 
Length: 2 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Ton Koopman. 
8. Villancico de Navidad by Agustín Barrios Mangoré
Performer:  John Williams (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; Paraguay 
Date of Recording: 06/1994 
Venue:  Air Studios, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 16 Secs. 
9. Winter Wonderland by Felix Bernard
Conductor:  Wynton Marsalis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wynton Marsalis Septet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; USA 
Date of Recording: 12/08/1991 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Wynton Marsalis. 
10. The Christmas Song by Mel Torme
Performer:  Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo Soprano), James Saporito (Percussion), Tony Falanga (Double Bass),
André Previn (Piano), Kathleen Battle (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946 
Date of Recording: 12/08/1991 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 4 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "Meet Me in St. Louis: Have yourself a merry little Christmas." 
11. Meet Me in St. Louis: Have yourself a merry little Christmas by Hugh Martin
Performer:  Kathleen Battle (Soprano), André Previn (Piano), Tony Falanga (Double Bass),
James Saporito (Percussion), Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; USA 
Date of Recording: 12/08/1991 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 4 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "The Christmas Song." 
12. Minuit, Chrétiens "O holy night" by Adolphe Adam
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Gumpoldskirch Boys Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 12/1999 
Venue:  Konzerthaus, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: Arranger: Luca Logi. 
13. O du fröhliche by Traditional
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/29/1962 
Venue:  Philadelphia Athletic Club, PA 
Length: 3 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Arthur Harris. 
14. Children of Christmas by Domingo, Placido, Jr.
Performer:  Michael Bolton (Tenor), Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Gumpoldskirch Boys Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Mexico 
Date of Recording: 12/16/1996 
Venue:  Live  Austria Center, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Christian Kolonovits. 
15. Schlichte Weisen (60), Op. 76: no 52, Maria Wiegenlied by Max Reger
Performer:  Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo Soprano), Kathleen Battle (Soprano)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of St. Luke's
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903-1912; Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/08/1991 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: Arranger: Robert Sadin. 
16. Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Performer:  Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Jerold Ottley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra,  Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Austria 
Date of Recording: 03/1983 
Length: 3 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: English 
17. Exsultate jubilate, K 165 (158a): Alleluia by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Kathleen Battle (Soprano)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of St. Luke's
Period: Classical 
Written: 1773; Milan, Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/08/1991 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
18. We wish you a merry Christmas by Traditional
Conductor:  John T. Williams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tanglewood Festival Chorus,  Boston Pops
Written: England 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Boston, Massachusetts 
Length: 1 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: English 
19. Musae Sioniae: Es ist ein' Ros' entsprungen by Michael Praetorius
Performer:  Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  American Boychoir,  Orchestra of St. Luke's
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1609; Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/08/1991 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 4 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Arthur Harris. 

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