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Festive Frolic - Roderick Elms


Release Date: 11/20/2007 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8570793   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  AnonymousRoderick ElmsTraditionalJohann Sebastian Bach,   ... 
Performer:  Mark WildeAndrew FletcherMartin OwenAlastair Young,   ... 
Conductor:  Stephen BellPeter Broadbent
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic OrchestraJoyful Company of Singers
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 2 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Roderick Elms’ Christmas music ranges from charming and witty arrangements of well-loved traditional carols to new settings and festive orchestral pieces written for this very special season. The charm and immediate appeal of his music has been captivating audiences across the country for many years and this selection represents some of his most popular works, together with a few new ones such as the spectacular suite Wassail Down the Wind for organ and orchestra. Roderick Elms’ Christmas music ranges from charming and witty arrangements of well-loved traditional carols to new settings and festive orchestral pieces written for this very special season. The charm and immediate appeal of his music has been captivating audiences across the country for many years and this selection represents some of his most popular works, together with a few new ones such as the spectacular suite Wassail Down the Wind for organ and orchestra. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Fanfare da Festa by Roderick Elms
Conductor:  Stephen Bell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
2. O come, O come Emmanuel by Traditional
Performer:  Mark Wilde (Tenor)
Conductor:  Stephen Bell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Joyful Company of Singers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century; France 
Notes: Arranger: Roderick Elms. 
3. Gabriel's message by Traditional
Conductor:  Peter Broadbent,  Stephen Bell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Joyful Company of Singers
Written: Basque Provinces 
Notes: Arranger: Roderick Elms. 
4. Rocking by Traditional
Conductor:  Peter Broadbent,  Stephen Bell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Joyful Company of Singers
Written: Czech Republic 
Notes: Arranger: Roderick Elms. 
5. Angels from the realms of glory by Traditional
Conductor:  Peter Broadbent,  Stephen Bell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Joyful Company of Singers
Written: France 
Notes: Arranger: Roderick Elms. 
6. Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140: Zion hört die Wächter singen, das Herz tut in ihr by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrew Fletcher (French Horn), Martin Owen (French Horn), Alastair Young (Organ)
Conductor:  Stephen Bell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Notes: Arranger: Roderick Elms. 
7. Cherry Tree Carol by Traditional
Conductor:  Stephen Bell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Joyful Company of Singers
Written: England 
Notes: Arranger: Roderick Elms. 
8. Away in a manger by William James Kirkpatrick
Performer:  Mark Wilde (Tenor)
Conductor:  Stephen Bell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Joyful Company of Singers
Notes: Arranger: Roderick Elms. 
9. Wassail down the Wind by Roderick Elms
Performer:  Stuart Nicholson (Organ)
Conductor:  Stephen Bell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
10. Lully, lulla, thow littel tyne child "Coventry Carol" by Traditional
Conductor:  Stephen Bell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Joyful Company of Singers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
Notes: Arranger: Roderick Elms. 
11. Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Conductor:  Stephen Bell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Joyful Company of Singers
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Austria 
Notes: Arranger: Roderick Elms. 
12. In dulci jubilo by Traditional
Conductor:  Stephen Bell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Joyful Company of Singers
Period: Medieval 
Written: 12th Century; Germany 
Notes: Arranger: Roderick Elms. 
13. Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!, BWV 208 "Hunt Cantata": Schafe können sicher weiden by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrew Fletcher (French Horn), Martin Owen (French Horn), Alistair Young (Organ)
Conductor:  Stephen Bell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1713; Cöthen, Germany 
Notes: Arranger: Roderick Elms. 
14. Festive Frolic by Roderick Elms
Performer:  Stuart Nicholson (Organ)
Conductor:  Stephen Bell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Joyful Company of Singers
Period: 20th Century 
15. Sleep, sweet Babe by Roderick Elms
Performer:  Mark Wilde (Tenor)
Conductor:  Stephen Bell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Joyful Company of Singers
Period: 20th Century 
16. We three kings by John Henry Hopkins Jr.
Performer:  Christopher Williams (Baritone), Simon Filsell (Baritone), Garrod Stephen (Baritone),
Stephen Quigley (Drum)
Conductor:  Stephen Bell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Joyful Company of Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Notes: Arranger: Roderick Elms. 
17. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer by Johnny Marks
Performer:  Mark Wilde (Tenor)
Conductor:  Stephen Bell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Joyful Company of Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; USA 
Notes: Arranger: Roderick Elms. 

Sound Samples

Fanfare da Festa
O come, O come, Emmanuel (arr. R. Elms)
3 Carols (arr. R. Elms): No. 1. Gabriel's Message
3 Carols (arr. R. Elms): No. 2. Rocking
3 Carols (arr. R. Elms): No. 3. Angels from the Realms of Glory
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140 (arr. R. Elms): Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140: Chorale: Zion hort die Wachter singen (arr. R. Elms)
Cherry Tree Carol (arr. R. Elms)
Away in a Manger (arr. R. Elms)
Wassail down the Wind: I. The Boar's Head, Coventry
Wassail down the Wind: II. Merry Gents
Wassail down the Wind: III. Wassailing in the Dark
3 More Carols (arr. R. Elms): No. 1. Coventry Carol
3 More Carols (arr. R. Elms): No. 2. Silent Night
3 More Carols (arr. R. Elms): No. 3. In Dulci Jubilo
Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!, BWV 208 (arr. R. Elms): Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!, BWV 208: Aria: Schafe konnen sicher weiden (Sheep may safely graze) (arr. R. Elms)
Festive Frolic
Sleep, Sweet Babe! (Dormi Jesu)
We Three Kings of Orient Are (arr. R. Elms)
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (arr. R. Elms)

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