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Mad About Christmas


Release Date: 07/23/2008 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 445766   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  TraditionalFranz Xaver GruberHenry Walford DaviesFelix Mendelssohn,   ... 
Performer:  Christopher Herrick
Conductor:  Richard WestenburgSimon PrestonTrevor PinnockSeiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica SacraWestminster Abbey ChoirEnglish Concert,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 15 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Works on This Recording

1. Deck the Halls by Traditional
Conductor:  Richard Westenburg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Sacra
Written: Wales, UK 
Length: 1 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Fissinger 
2. Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Conductor:  Richard Westenburg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Sacra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Parker, Shaw 
3. Carol of the Bells by Traditional
Conductor:  Richard Westenburg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Sacra
Written: Ukraine 
Length: 1 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Wilhousky 
4. The first nowell by Traditional
Conductor:  Richard Westenburg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Sacra
Written: England 
Length: 4 Minutes 1 Secs. 
5. O Tannenbaum by Traditional
Conductor:  Richard Westenburg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Sacra
Written: Westphalia, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 25 Secs. 
6. O little town of Bethlehem by Henry Walford Davies
Conductor:  Richard Westenburg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Sacra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Length: 3 Minutes 35 Secs. 
7. Good King Wenceslas by Traditional
Performer:  Christopher Herrick (Organ)
Conductor:  Simon Preston
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Abbey Choir
Written: England 
Length: 2 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Language: English 
8. Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Christopher Herrick (Organ)
Conductor:  Simon Preston
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Abbey Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Language: English 
9. Joseph, lieber Joseph mein by Traditional
Conductor:  Richard Westenburg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Sacra
Length: 1 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Luboff 
10. I saw three ships by Traditional
Conductor:  Richard Westenburg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Sacra
Written: England 
Length: 1 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Fissinger 
11. I wonder as I wander by John Jacob Niles
Conductor:  Richard Westenburg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Sacra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: de Tar 
12. Patapan by Traditional
Conductor:  Richard Westenburg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Sacra
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Burgundy, France 
Length: 0 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Shaw 
13. Lully, lulla, thow littel tyne child "Coventry Carol" by Traditional
Conductor:  Richard Westenburg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Sacra
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Shaw 
14. Away in a manger by William J. Kirkpatrick
Conductor:  Richard Westenburg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Sacra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: R. Westenburg 
15. Ding Dong! Merrily on high by Traditional
Conductor:  Simon Preston
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Abbey Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; France 
Length: 1 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection is based on the tune "Branle l'officiel" from Thoinot
Arbeau's "Orchésographie". 
16. The Holly and the Ivy by Traditional
Conductor:  Simon Preston
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Abbey Choir
Written: England 
Length: 3 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: English 
17. Hodie Christus natus est by Traditional
Conductor:  Richard Westenburg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Sacra
Length: 2 Minutes 10 Secs. 
18. Messiah, HWV 56: For unto us a child is born by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert,  English Concert Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Language: English 
19. Messiah, HWV 56: And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert,  English Concert Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: English 
20. Messiah, HWV 56: Hallelujah! by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert,  English Concert Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: English 
21. Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Russia 
Length: 23 Minutes 17 Secs. 

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