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Songs Of Joy And Peace / Yo-Yo Ma & Friends


Release Date: 10/14/2008 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 724414   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  AnonymousJerome KernLowell MasonGeorge Harrison,   ... 
Performer:  Yo-Yo MaChris BottiJohn ClaytonDiana Krall,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Silk Road Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 20 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Yo-Yo Ma's holiday album SONGS OF JOY AND PEACE admirably aims to be all-inclusive by featuring songs from the Christian, Jewish, and Islamic traditions, as well as feel-good popular favorites like "Here Comes the Sun" and "My Favorite Things." Guests include Diana Krall, James Taylor, Joshua Redman, Chris Botti, and Dave Brubeck, among others. The set ranges across religious traditions and styles, but a feeling of open-hearted warmth, along with Yo-Yo Ma's rich, swelling cello, provides the glue that binds this diverse group of musicians and songs. Yo-Yo Ma's holiday album SONGS OF JOY AND PEACE admirably aims to be all-inclusive by featuring songs from the Christian, Jewish, and Islamic traditions, as well as feel-good popular favorites like "Here Comes the Sun" and "My Favorite Things." Guests include Diana Krall, James Taylor, Joshua Redman, Chris Botti, and Dave Brubeck, among others. The set ranges across religious traditions and styles, but a feeling of open-hearted warmth, along with Yo-Yo Ma's rich, swelling cello, provides the glue that binds this diverse group of musicians and songs. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Dona nobis pacem by Anonymous
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Chris Botti (Trumpet)
Written: France 
Length: 2 Minutes 0 Secs. 
2.
Joy of Living: You Couldn't Be Cuter by Jerome Kern
Performer:  John Clayton (Double Bass), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Diana Krall (Voice),
Diana Krall (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: John Clayton. 
3.
Joy to the World by Lowell Mason
Performer:  Matt Brubeck (Cello), Paquito D'Rivera (Clarinet), Dave Brubeck (Piano),
Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Dave Brubeck. 
4.
Here Comes the Sun by George Harrison
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), James Taylor (Guitar), James Taylor (Voice)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1969; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: James Taylor. 
5.
Wexford Carol by Traditional
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Alison Krauss (Voice)
Written: Ireland 
Length: 4 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Notes: Arrangers: Charles Floyd; Yo-Yo Ma. 
6.
Panxoliña "Galician Carol" by Traditional
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Alison Krauss (Voice)
Length: 3 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Notes: Arrangers: Cristina Pato; Kyle Sanna. 
7.
Vassourinhas by Teodoro Matias da Rocha
Performer:  Sérgio Assad (Guitar), Odair Assad (Guitar), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909; Brazil 
Length: 3 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Sérgio Assad. 
8.
Invitación al danzón by Paquito D'Rivera
Performer:  Paquito D'Rivera (Clarinet), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Alon Yaunai (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 2008 
Length: 4 Minutes 53 Secs. 
9.
My One and Only Love by Guy Wood
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Joshua Redman (Tenor Saxophone)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 4 Minutes 7 Secs. 
10.
Familia by Clarice Assad
Performer:  Sérgio Assad (Guitar), Odair Assad (Guitar), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Written: by 2008 
Length: 3 Minutes 57 Secs. 
11.
Concordi laetitia by Anonymous
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Dave Brubeck (Piano), Matt Brubeck (Cello)
Period: Medieval 
Length: 4 Minutes 30 Secs. 
12.
The Sound of Music: My favorite things by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Chris Botti (Trumpet)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1959; USA 
Length: 6 Minutes 29 Secs. 
13.
Touch the hand of love by Blossom Dearie
Performer:  Edgar Meyer (Double Bass), Renée Fleming (Soprano), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello),
Chris Thile (Mandolin)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 4 Minutes 35 Secs. 
14.
Kuai Le "Joy" by Osvaldo Golijov
Performer:  Wu Tong (Voice), Wu Tong (Sheng), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Silk Road Ensemble
Written: 2008 
Length: 3 Minutes 26 Secs. 
15.
This little light of mine by Traditional
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Amelia Zirin-Brown (Voice)
Written: USA 
Length: 5 Minutes 2 Secs. 
16.
Happy Christmas (War Is Over) by John Lennon
Performer:  Jake Shimabukuro (Ukulele), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1971; England 
Length: 4 Minutes 45 Secs. 
17.
All through the night by Traditional
Performer:  Edgar Meyer (Double Bass), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Chris Thile (Mandolin)
Written: Wales, UK 
Length: 2 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Notes: Arrangers: Chris Thile; Edgar Meyer. 
18.
Mouth of the Tobique Reel by Traditional
Performer:  Natalie MacMaster (Fiddle), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 3 Minutes 46 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Dona Nobis Pacem (Give Us Peace)
You Couldn't Be Cuter
Joy to the World
Here Comes The Sun
Improvisation on Dona Nobis Pacem (Give Us Peace)
The Wassail Song / All Through the Night
A Christmas Jig / Mouth of the Tobique Reel
The Wexford Carol
Panxoliña: a Galician Carol
Improvisation on Dona Nobis Pacem (Give Us Peace)
Vassourinhas
Improvisation on Dona Nobis Pacem (Give Us Peace)
Invitación al Danzón
My One and Only Love
Familia
Concordia
My Favorite Things
Touch The Hand of Love
Kuai Le
This Little Light of Mine
Happy Xmas (War is Over)
Dona Nobis Pacem (Give Us Peace)/Auld Lang Syne

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