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The Three Tenors At Christmas / Carreras, Pavarotti, Domingo


Release Date: 10/14/2008 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 001170002   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  César FranckJohn Francis WadeGeorges BizetAlessandro Stradella,   ... 
Performer:  Luciano PavarottiMichael G. GormleyJosé CarrerasPlacido Domingo,   ... 
Conductor:  Kurt Herbert AdlerUwe Christian HarrerMarcello ViottiSir Georg Solti,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic OrchestraWandsworth School Boys' ChoirLondon Voices,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 15 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Panis angelicus by César Franck
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Kurt Herbert Adler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra,  Wandsworth School Boys' Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Douglas Gamley. 
2.
Adeste fideles "O come, all ye faithful" by John Francis Wade
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Kurt Herbert Adler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Voices,  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1782; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Douglas Gamley. 
3.
Agnus Dei by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Michael G. Gormley (Organ), José Carreras (Tenor)
Conductor:  Uwe Christian Harrer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Vienna Boys' Choir,  Chorus Viennensis
Length: 3 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Job Maarse.
This work was arranged by Ernest Guiraud from the Intermezzo of Bizet's
'L'arlésienne.' 
4.
Aria di Chiesa by Alessandro Stradella
Performer:  José Carreras (Tenor)
5.
Ave Maria [after the Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana] by Pietro Mascagni
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: Italy 
6.
Serse, HWV 40: Ombra mai fu "Largo" by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738; London, England 
7.
Ellens Gesang III, D 839/Op. 52 no 6 "Ave Maria" by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Kurt Herbert Adler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Douglas Gamley. 
8.
Ave Maria by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Michael G. Gormley (Organ), José Carreras (Tenor)
Conductor:  Uwe Christian Harrer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Job Maarse.
This work is based on J.S. Bach's Prelude no 1 in C from 'The Well-Tempered Clavier.' 
9.
Pregária by N. Alvarez Solar-Quintes
Performer:  Michael G. Gormley (Organ), José Carreras (Tenor)
Conductor:  Uwe Christian Harrer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Vienna Boys' Choir,  Chorus Viennensis
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Spain 
Length: 4 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Jos Cleber. 
10.
Petite Messe solennelle: Domine Deus by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Marcello Viotti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verdi Grand Symphonic Orchestra Milan
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 2 Secs. 
11.
Bist du bei mir by Gottfried H. Stölzel
Performer:  Sissel (Soprano), Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Marcello Viotti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verdi Grand Symphonic Orchestra Milan
Period: Baroque 
Length: 3 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Robert Sadin. 
12.
Pietà, Signore by Louis Niedermeyer
Performer:  José Carreras (Tenor), Michael G. Gormley (Organ)
Conductor:  Uwe Christian Harrer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Vienna Boys' Choir,  Chorus Viennensis
Period: Romantic 
Written: Switzerland 
Length: 7 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Job Maarse. 
13.
Serse, HWV 40: Frondi tenere e belle by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Marcello Viotti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verdi Grand Symphonic Orchestra Milan
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 47 Secs. 
14.
Minuit, Chrétiens "O holy night" by Adolphe Adam
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Kurt Herbert Adler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
Length: 4 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Douglas Gamley. 
15.
Requiem Mass: Ingemisco by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 39 Secs. 
16.
Orfeo ed Euridice: Che farò senza Euridice? by Christoph W. Gluck
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Piero Gamba
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1762/1774; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Jerry Lanning.
Composition written: Vienna, Austria (1762).
Composition revised: Paris, France (1774). 
17.
Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesu bleibet meine Freude "Jesu, joy of man's desiring" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  José Carreras (Tenor), Michael G. Gormley (Organ)
Conductor:  Uwe Christian Harrer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Vienna Boys' Choir,  Chorus Viennensis
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
18.
Caro mio ben by Tommaso Giordani
Performer:  José Carreras (Tenor)
Conductor:  Vjekoslav Sutej
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Length: 2 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Federico Agostinelli. 
19.
Repentir "O Divine Redeemer" by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Marcello Viotti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verdi Grand Symphonic Orchestra Milan
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
Length: 5 Minutes 25 Secs. 
20.
The Sound of Music: Climb ev'ry mountain by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Marcello Viotti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verdi Grand Symphonic Orchestra Milan
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 2 Minutes 28 Secs. 
21.
Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo by Pietro Mascagni
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor), Sissel (Soprano)
Conductor:  Marcello Viotti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verdi Grand Symphonic Orchestra Milan
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Robert Sadin. 

Sound Samples

Adeste Fideles (O come, all ye faithful)
Panis Angelicus
Agnus Dei
Pietà, Signore
Cavalleria rusticana: Ave Maria
Serse / Act 1: Frondi tenere / Ombra mai fu
Ave Maria
Ave Maria
O Holy Night (Minuit Chrétien)
Pregária
Petite Messe solennelle / Gloria: Domine Deus
"Bist du bei mir", BWV 508 Aria
Messa da Requiem: Ingemisco
Orfeo ed Euridice / Act 3: Che farò senza Euridice
Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, Cantata BWV 147: Jesus bleibet meine Freunde
Caro mio ben
Repentir (O Divine Redeemer)
Climb Ev'ry Mountain [The Sound of Music]

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