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Kathleen Battle: The Complete Sony Recordings


Release Date: 01/06/2017 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 88985381362   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Gustav MahlerGeorge Frideric HandelAlessandro ScarlattiLuca Antonio Predieri,   ... 
Performer:  Kathleen BattleJohn FeeneyAnthony NewmanDaire Fitzgerald,   ... 
Conductor:  Lorin MaazelJohn NelsonAndré PrevinWynton Marsalis,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic OrchestraOrchestra of St. Luke'sAmerican Boychoir,   ... 
Number of Discs: 10 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A reissue consisting of nine of legendary soprano Kathleen Battle’s foremost achievements in the studio. The first, originally released in 1984, is her rendition – one of the most enchanting ever committed to disc – of the soprano solo in Lorin Maazel’s Vienna Philharmonic recording of Mahler’s Symphony No. 4. BBC Music Magazine called this “one of the truly great Mahler Fourths … Kathleen Battle’s saintly innocence in the Wunderhorn setting of the finale is a sheer delight!”

Most of the other recordings in this compilation date from the 1990s, when Battle was no longer appearing in opera but concentrating her activities on concerts and recitals. Her repertoire also underwent a transformation in this period, increasingly
Read more encompassing pop, jazz, folk, spirituals and other non-classical music. Two of these albums feature the legendary trumpet virtuoso Wynton Marsalis. In Baroque Duet, the two charismatic artists are partnered in works by Bach, Handel and Alessandro Scarlatti. In A Carnegie Hall Christmas Concert, recorded live in 1991, they are joined by mezzo Frederica von Stade and André Previn conducting the Orchestra of St. Luke’s for a program of favorite holiday-themed selections.

Another major event captured live was the soprano’s 1991 Lincoln Center concert with flautist Jean-Pierre Rampal. “The bell-like purity of [Battle’s] voice is delightful in itself,” wrote Gramophone’s reviewer. “Her fluency and evenness, her free production of perfectly steady tone, are all admirable and none too common in the world today (but then, she is generally acknowledged to be one of the leading singers in that world).” American Record Guide concurred: “Her high, pure lyric soprano is infinitely suited to duetting with the flute … Everything is sung beautifully, the coloratura perfectly in place, the few high notes emerging like luminescent diamonds.”

Angels’ Glory, issued in 1995, is another of her highly successful collaborations with leading soloists, an album of spirituals and other sacred traditional songs with guitarist Christopher Parkening. ClassicalNet wrote of it: “Battle is one of that rare breed of artists of whom you always sit up and take notice... Beautifully sung, exquisitely phrased, and musically sensitive.”

The set is rounded off with a new compilation of Kathleen Battle’s RCA releases, among them her 1977 live Ravinia Festival performance of Bach’s “Wedding Cantata” and the soprano solo from the Brahms Requiem. She is accompanied by the Chicago Symphony under James Levine, who has been a faithful musical partner throughout her career. Recalling his first encounter with Kathleen Battle, the great American conductor had this to say: “Some singers have little instinct but do have the intellect to balance technical and musical issues. Some have instinct and a beautiful voice but less intellect. I had never come across a more complete talent than hers.” This new Kathleen Battle release will give devotees of this unique American soprano a new opportunity to confirm the maestro’s judgment. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 4 in G major by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Kathleen Battle (Soprano)
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892-1900; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1985 
Language: German 
2.
Samson, HWV 57: Let the bright Seraphim by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  John Feeney (Double Bass), Anthony Newman (Harpsichord), Kathleen Battle (Soprano),
Daire Fitzgerald (Cello), Wynton Marsalis (Trumpet)
Conductor:  John Nelson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of St. Luke's
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1743; London, England 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 5 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: English 
3.
Arie (7) con tromba sola: no 1, Si suoni la tromba by Alessandro Scarlatti
Performer:  Kathleen Battle (Soprano), Anthony Newman (Harpsichord), Daire Fitzgerald (Cello),
John Feeney (Double Bass), Wynton Marsalis (Trumpet), Marc Goldberg (Bassoon)
Conductor:  John Nelson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of St. Luke's
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 3 Minutes 39 Secs. 
4.
Arie (7) con tromba sola: no 3, Con voce festiva by Alessandro Scarlatti
Performer:  Marc Goldberg (Bassoon), John Feeney (Double Bass), Anthony Newman (Harpsichord),
Wynton Marsalis (Trumpet), Kathleen Battle (Soprano), Daire Fitzgerald (Cello)
Conductor:  John Nelson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of St. Luke's
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 1 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
5.
Arie (7) con tromba sola: no 4, Rompe sprezza by Alessandro Scarlatti
Performer:  Daire Fitzgerald (Cello), Anthony Newman (Harpsichord), Kathleen Battle (Soprano),
Marc Goldberg (Bassoon), John Feeney (Double Bass), Wynton Marsalis (Trumpet)
Conductor:  John Nelson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of St. Luke's
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 1 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
6.
Arie (7) con tromba sola: no 6, Mio tesoro per te moro by Alessandro Scarlatti
Performer:  Marc Goldberg (Bassoon), Wynton Marsalis (Trumpet), John Feeney (Double Bass),
Kathleen Battle (Soprano), Anthony Newman (Harpsichord), Daire Fitzgerald (Cello)
Conductor:  John Nelson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of St. Luke's
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 4 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
7.
Il prigioniero fortunato: Su le sponde del Tebro by Alessandro Scarlatti
Performer:  Anthony Newman (Harpsichord), Daire Fitzgerald (Cello), Kathleen Battle (Soprano),
John Feeney (Double Bass), Wynton Marsalis (Trumpet)
Conductor:  John Nelson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of St. Luke's
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 15 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
8.
Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne, HWV 74: Eternal source of light by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Daire Fitzgerald (Cello), John Feeney (Double Bass), Kathleen Battle (Soprano),
Wynton Marsalis (Trumpet), Anthony Newman (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  John Nelson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of St. Luke's
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1713; London, England 
Venue:  Amercan Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 2 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: English 
9.
Zenobia: Pace una volta by Luca Antonio Predieri
Performer:  John Feeney (Double Bass), Daire Fitzgerald (Cello), Wynton Marsalis (Trumpet),
Anthony Newman (Harpsichord), Kathleen Battle (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Nelson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of St. Luke's
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1740 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letter, NYC 
Length: 6 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
10.
Il barcheggio: Sinfonia no 1 by Alessandro Stradella
Performer:  Daire Fitzgerald (Cello), Wynton Marsalis (Trumpet), John Feeney (Double Bass),
Anthony Newman (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  John Nelson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of St. Luke's
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1681; Italy 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 6 Minutes 8 Secs. 
11.
Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis, BWV 21: no 3, Seufzer, Tränen, Kummer, Not by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Anthony Newman (Harpsichord), John Feeney (Double Bass), Wynton Marsalis (Trumpet),
Daire Fitzgerald (Cello), Kathleen Battle (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Nelson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of St. Luke's
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1714; Cöthen, Germany 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 4 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Language: German 
12.
O! come chiare e belle, HWV 143: Alle voci del bronzo... by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Anthony Newman (Harpsichord), John Feeney (Double Bass), Wynton Marsalis (Trumpet),
Daire Fitzgerald (Cello), Kathleen Battle (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Nelson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of St. Luke's
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1708; Italy 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 3 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
13.
Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, BWV 51: no 1, Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Daire Fitzgerald (Cello), Krista Bennion-Feeney (Violin), John Feeney (Double Bass),
Kathleen Battle (Soprano), Erika Sato (Violin), Wynton Marsalis (Trumpet),
Anthony Newman (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  John Nelson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of St. Luke's
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1730; Leipzig, Germany 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 4 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: German 
14.
Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, BWV 51: no 5, Alleluia, Alleluia by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Daire Fitzgerald (Cello), Kathleen Battle (Soprano), Anthony Newman (Harpsichord),
John Feeney (Double Bass), Wynton Marsalis (Trumpet)
Conductor:  John Nelson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of St. Luke's
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1730; Leipzig, Germany 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 5 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: German 
15.
The Twelve Days of Christmas by Traditional
Performer:  Kathleen Battle (Soprano), Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo Soprano), Nancy Allen (Harp),
Wynton Marsalis (Trumpet)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  American Boychoir,  Orchestra of St. Luke's,  Wynton Marsalis Septet  ... 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 12/08/1991 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 5 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: English 
16.
Mary's boy child by Jester Hairston
Performer:  Wynton Marsalis (Trumpet), Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo Soprano), Kathleen Battle (Soprano)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  American Boychoir,  Orchestra of St. Luke's,  Christmas Concert Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 12/08/1991 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 4 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Language: English 
17.
Gesu Bambino by Pietro Yon
Performer:  Kathleen Battle (Soprano), Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  American Boychoir,  Orchestra of St. Luke's
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917; USA 
Date of Recording: 12/08/1991 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: English 
18.
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 
19.
The Sound of Music: My favorite things by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of St. Luke's
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1959; USA 
Date of Recording: 12/08/1991 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: English 
20.
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. 
21.
American Songs by Traditional
Performer:  Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo Soprano), Nancy Allen (Harp), Wynton Marsalis (Trumpet),
Kathleen Battle (Soprano)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of St. Luke's,  American Boychoir,  Wynton Marsalis Septet  ... 
Date of Recording: 12/08/1991 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 16 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: English 
22.
The Christmas Song by Mel Torme
Performer:  James Saporito (Percussion), Kathleen Battle (Soprano), André Previn (Piano),
Tony Falanga (Double Bass)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946 
Date of Recording: 12/08/1991 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 4 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Language: English 
23.
Meet Me in St. Louis: Have yourself a merry little Christmas by Hugh Martin
Performer:  André Previn (Piano), 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 58 Secs. 
Language: English 
24.
Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Performer:  Kathleen Battle (Soprano)
Conductor:  Wynton Marsalis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wynton Marsalis Septet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/08/1991 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 4 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: English 
25.
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. 
26.
Schlichte Weisen (60), Op. 76: no 52, Maria Wiegenlied by Max Reger
Performer:  Kathleen Battle (Soprano), Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo 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 
27.
We three kings by John Henry Hopkins Jr.
Conductor:  Wynton Marsalis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wynton Marsalis Septet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 12/08/1991 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 5 Minutes 1 Secs. 
28.
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 
29.
Hänsel und Gretel: Abends will ich schlafen gehn "Evening Hymn" by Engelbert Humperdinck
Performer:  Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo Soprano), Kathleen Battle (Soprano)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of St. Luke's
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/08/1991 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 38 Secs. 
30.
Nel dolce dell'oblio, HWV 134 (Pensieri notturni di Filli) by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Kathleen Battle (Soprano), Jean-Pierre Rampal (Flute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1707-1710; Italy 
Date of Recording: 02/1991 
Venue:  Live  Alice Tully Hall, New York City 
Language: Italian 
31.
L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, HWV 55: Sweet bird, that shun'st the noise of folly by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Kathleen Battle (Soprano), Jean-Pierre Rampal (Flute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1740; London, England 
Date of Recording: 02/1991 
Venue:  Live  Alice Tully Hall, New York City 
Language: English 
32.
If music be the food of love, Z 379 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Kathleen Battle (Soprano), Jean-Pierre Rampal (Flute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1692-1695; England 
Date of Recording: 02/1991 
Venue:  Live  Alice Tully Hall, New York City 
Language: English 
33.
Rule a Wife and Have a Wife, Z 587: There's not a swain by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Kathleen Battle (Soprano), Jean-Pierre Rampal (Flute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1693; England 
Date of Recording: 02/1991 
Venue:  Live  Alice Tully Hall, New York City 
Language: English 
34.
What can we poor females do?, Z 429 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Kathleen Battle (Soprano), Jean-Pierre Rampal (Flute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1694; England 
Date of Recording: 02/1991 
Venue:  Live  Alice Tully Hall, New York City 
Language: English 
35.
Oedipus, Z 583: Music for a while by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Kathleen Battle (Soprano), Jean-Pierre Rampal (Flute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1692; England 
Date of Recording: 02/1991 
Venue:  Live  Alice Tully Hall, New York City 
Language: English 
36.
Hippolyte et Aricie: Rossignols amoureux (Nightingale aria) by Jean-Philippe Rameau
Performer:  Kathleen Battle (Soprano), Jean-Pierre Rampal (Flute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1733; France 
Date of Recording: 02/1991 
Venue:  Live  Alice Tully Hall, New York City 
Language: French 
37.
Une flûte invisible by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Jean-Pierre Rampal (Flute)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; France 
Date of Recording: 02/1991 
Venue:  Live  Alice Tully Hall, New York City 
38.
Poèmes (2) de Ronsard, Op. 26 by Albert Roussel
Performer:  Kathleen Battle (Soprano), Jean-Pierre Rampal (Flute)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 02/1991 
Venue:  Live  Alice Tully Hall, New York City 
Language: French 
39.
Canciones Clásicas Españolas: La mi sola, Laureola... by Fernando J. Obradors
Performer:  Jean-Pierre Rampal (Flute), Kathleen Battle (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Spain 
Date of Recording: 02/1991 
Venue:  Live  Alice Tully Hall, New York City 
Language: Spanish 
40.
Canciones Clasicas Españolas: Al Amor by Fernando J. Obradors
Performer:  Kathleen Battle (Soprano), Jean-Pierre Rampal (Flute)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Spain 
Date of Recording: 02/1991 
Venue:  Live  Alice Tully Hall, New York City 
Language: Spanish 
41.
Canciones Clásicas Españolas: Del cabello más sutil by Fernando J. Obradors
Performer:  Kathleen Battle (Soprano), Jean-Pierre Rampal (Flute)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Spain 
Date of Recording: 02/1991 
Venue:  Live  Alice Tully Hall, New York City 
Language: Spanish 
42.
Canciones Clasicas Españolas: Chiquitita la novia by Fernando J. Obradors
Performer:  Jean-Pierre Rampal (Flute), Kathleen Battle (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Spain 
Date of Recording: 02/1991 
Venue:  Live  Alice Tully Hall, New York City 
Language: Spanish 
43.
Sonata for Flute and Piano by Bohuslav Martinu
Performer:  Jean-Pierre Rampal (Flute), John Steele Ritter (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; USA 
Date of Recording: 02/1991 
Venue:  Live  Alice Tully Hall, New York City 
44.
Bird-Song by Michael Head
Performer:  Jean-Pierre Rampal (Flute)
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 02/1991 
Venue:  Live  Alice Tully Hall, New York City 
Language: English 
45.
Comedy of errors: Lo, here the gentle lark by Henry Bishop
Performer:  Jean-Pierre Rampal (Flute)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1819; England 
Date of Recording: 02/1991 
Venue:  Live  Alice Tully Hall, New York City 
Language: English 
46.
Mary, Did You Know? by Mark Lowry
Performer:  Kathleen Battle (Soprano), Christopher Parkening (Guitar)
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  Abyssinian Baptist Church, New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: English 
47.
Carol of the Birds by John Jacob Niles
Performer:  Kathleen Battle (Soprano), Christopher Parkening (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  Abyssinian Baptist Church, New York City 
Length: 1 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: English 
48.
I wonder as I wander by John Jacob Niles
Performer:  Christopher Parkening (Guitar), Kathleen Battle (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  Abyssinian Baptist Church, New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: English 
49.
Gesu Bambino by Pietro Yon
Performer:  Christopher Parkening (Guitar), Kathleen Battle (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  Abyssinian Baptist Church, New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 44 Secs. 
50.
El desembre congelat by Traditional
Performer:  Kathleen Battle (Soprano), Christopher Parkening (Guitar)
Written: Spain 
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  Abyssinian Baptist Church, New York City 
Length: 1 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: Spanish 
51.
El noy de la mare by Traditional
Performer:  Kathleen Battle (Soprano), Christopher Parkening (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Spain 
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  Abyssinian Baptist Church, New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Language: Spanish 
52.
Dormi Jesus by Traditional
Performer:  Kathleen Battle (Soprano), Christopher Parkening (Guitar)
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  Abyssinian Baptist Church, New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
53.
Quittez pasteurs by Traditional
Performer:  Christopher Parkening (Guitar), Kathleen Battle (Soprano)
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  Abyssinian Baptist Church, New York City 
Length: 1 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: French 
54.
Infant holy, infant lowly by Traditional
Performer:  Christopher Parkening (Guitar), Kathleen Battle (Soprano)
Written: Poland 
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  Abyssinian Baptist Church, New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Language: English 
55.
Jubilation by Andrew York
Performer:  Christopher Parkening (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  Abyssinian Baptist Church, New York City 
Length: 4 Minutes 47 Secs. 
56.
Wasn't that a mighty day? by Traditional
Performer:  Kathleen Battle (Soprano)
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  Abyssinian Baptist Church, New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Language: English 
57.
Virgin Mary had a Baby Boy "West Indies Carol" by Traditional
Performer:  Christopher Parkening (Guitar), Kathleen Battle (Soprano)
Written: West Indies 
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  Abyssinian Baptist Church, New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: English 
58.
Boston by William Billings
Performer:  Kathleen Battle (Soprano), Christopher Parkening (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1770/1778; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  Abyssinian Baptist Church, New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: English 
59.
Sweet Little Jesus Boy by Robert MacGimsey
Performer:  Christopher Parkening (Guitar), Kathleen Battle (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  Abyssinian Baptist Church, New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: English 
60.
O Mary, Where Is Your Baby? by Traditional
Performer:  Kathleen Battle (Soprano), Christopher Parkening (Guitar)
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  Abyssinian Baptist Church, New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Language: English 
61.
O, Mary and the Baby, Sweet Lamb by Traditional
Performer:  Kathleen Battle (Soprano), Christopher Parkening (Guitar)
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  Abyssinian Baptist Church, New York City 
Language: English 
62.
Ain't That-a Rockin' All Night by Traditional
Performer:  Kathleen Battle (Soprano), Christopher Parkening (Guitar)
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  Abyssinian Baptist Church, New York City 
Language: English 
63.
Mary had a baby by Traditional
Performer:  Christopher Parkening (Guitar), Kathleen Battle (Soprano)
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  Abyssinian Baptist Church, New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: English 
64.
Jesus, the light of the world by Traditional
Performer:  Kathleen Battle (Soprano), Christopher Parkening (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1890; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  Abyssinian Baptist Church, New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: English 
65.
Suo Gan by Traditional
Performer:  Kathleen Battle (Soprano), Christopher Parkening (Guitar)
Written: Wales, UK 
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  Abyssinian Baptist Church, New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: Welsh 
66.
Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Performer:  Christopher Parkening (Guitar), Kathleen Battle (Soprano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Austria 
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  Abyssinian Baptist Church, New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Language: English 
67.
Messiah, HWV 56: Rejoice greatly, o daughter of Zion by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Nick Danielson (Violin), Todd Phillips (Violin), Charles Curtis (Cello),
Carmit Zori (Violin), David Carroll (Bassoon), Krista Bennion-Feeney (Violin),
Anthony Newman (Harpsichord), Donald Palma (Double Bass), Kathleen Battle (Soprano)
Conductor:  Robert Sadin
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Date of Recording: 11/1995 
Venue:  St. George's Episcopal Church, NYC 
Length: 4 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Language: English 
68.
Mörike Lieder: no 25, Schlafendes Jesuskind by Hugo Wolf
Performer:  Stephen Taylor (Oboe), Alan R. Kay (Clarinet), Susan Rotholz (Flute),
Karen Dreyfus (Viola), Anna Rabinova (Violin), Robin Bushman (Violin),
David Singer (Clarinet), Nardo Poy (Viola), Julie Rosenfeld (Violin),
Martha Caplin (Violin), Hae Young Ham (Violin), Krista Bennion-Feeney (Violin),
Robert Wagner (Bassoon), David Carroll (Bassoon), George Randall III Ellis (Oboe),
Sharon Yamada (Violin), Joel Pitchon (Violin), Narciso Figueroa (Violin),
Donald Palma (Double Bass), David Eggar (Cello), Charles Curtis (Cello),
Kathleen Battle (Soprano), Elizabeth Mann (Flute), Jean M. Ingraham (Violin),
Lois Martin (Viola)
Conductor:  Robert Sadin
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 11/1995 
Venue:  St. George's Episcopal Church, NYC 
Length: 2 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: German 
69.
Vesperae solennes de confessore, K 339: Laudate Dominum by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Barry O. Phillips (Treble), Anna Rabinova (Violin), Erica Kiesewetter (Violin),
Charles F. Eversole (Treble), Richard Rood (Violin), Timothy Baker (Violin),
Eric Wyrick (Violin), Julie Rosenfeld (Violin), Robin Bushman (Violin),
André Emelianoff (Cello), Curtis Macomber (Violin), Bruce R. Baumer (Treble),
Joel Pitchon (Violin), Sharon Yamada (Violin), Anthony Newman (Organ),
Charles Curtis (Cello), Donald Palma (Double Bass), Alan Arak (Treble),
Kathleen Battle (Soprano), John H. Davey (Treble)
Conductor:  Robert Sadin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  American Boychoir
Period: Classical 
Written: 1780; Salzburg, Austria 
Date of Recording: 11/1995 
Venue:  St. George's Episcopal Church, NYC 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
70.
Joshua, HWV 64: O had I Jubal's lyre by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Anthony Newman (Harpsichord), Kathleen Battle (Soprano), Carmit Zori (Violin),
Krista Bennion-Feeney (Violin), Donald Palma (Double Bass), Nick Danielson (Violin),
Charles Curtis (Cello), Todd Phillips (Violin)
Conductor:  Robert Sadin
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1748; London, England 
Date of Recording: 11/1995 
Venue:  St. George's Episcopal Church, NYC 
Length: 2 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Language: English 
71.
Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis, BWV 21: no 3, Seufzer, Tränen, Kummer, Not by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Kathleen Battle (Soprano), Stephen Taylor (Oboe), Charles Curtis (Cello),
Donald Palma (Double Bass), Anthony Newman (Organ)
Conductor:  Robert Sadin
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1714; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/1995 
Venue:  St. George's Episcopal Church, NYC 
Length: 3 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: German 
72.
Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!, BWV 208 "Hunt Cantata": Schafe können sicher weiden by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Keith Underwood (Recorder), Nina Stern (Recorder), Anthony Newman (Harpsichord),
Kathleen Battle (Soprano), Donald Palma (Double Bass), Charles Curtis (Cello)
Conductor:  Robert Sadin
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1713; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/1995 
Venue:  St. George's Episcopal Church, NYC 
Length: 4 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Language: German 
73.
Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo by Pietro Mascagni
Performer:  Krista Bennion-Feeney (Violin), Kathleen Battle (Soprano), Anthony Newman (Organ),
Nancy Allen (Harp)
Conductor:  Robert Sadin
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 11/1995 
Venue:  St. George's Episcopal Church, NYC 
Length: 3 Minutes 7 Secs. 
74.
Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt, BWV 68: no 2, Mein gläubiges Herze by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Stephen Taylor (Oboe), Krista Bennion-Feeney (Violin), Charles Curtis (Cello),
Donald Palma (Double Bass), Kathleen Battle (Soprano), Anthony Newman (Organ),
Robert Wagner (Bassoon)
Conductor:  Robert Sadin
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/1995 
Venue:  St. George's Episcopal Church, NYC 
Length: 3 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: German 
75.
Requiem, Op. 48: Pie Jesu by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Kathleen Battle (Soprano), Elizabeth Mann (Flute), Sandra Church (Flute),
David Singer (Clarinet), John Moses (Clarinet), David Carroll (Bassoon),
Rebecca Young (Viola), Karen Dreyfus (Viola), Maureen Gallagher (Viola),
Charles Curtis (Cello), David Eggar (Cello), André Emelianoff (Cello),
Nancy Allen (Harp), Anthony Newman (Organ), Donald Palma (Double Bass)
Conductor:  Robert Sadin
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888 rev 1893; France 
Date of Recording: 11/1995 
Venue:  St. George's Episcopal Church, NYC 
Length: 3 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
76.
Were you there? by Traditional
Performer:  Kathleen Battle (Soprano)
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 11/1995 
Venue:  St. George's Episcopal Church, NYC 
Length: 2 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Language: English 
77.
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no 39, Flösst, mein Heiland by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Anthony Newman (Organ), Donald Palma (Double Bass), Charles Curtis (Cello),
Stephen Taylor (Oboe), Kathleen Battle (Soprano)
Conductor:  Robert Sadin
Period: Baroque 
Written: Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/1995 
Venue:  St. George's Episcopal Church, NYC 
Length: 5 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Language: German 
78.
Ave Maria by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Nancy Allen (Harp), Kathleen Battle (Soprano)
Conductor:  Robert Sadin
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
Date of Recording: 11/1995 
Venue:  St. George's Episcopal Church, NYC 
Length: 2 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
79.
Bist du bei mir by Gottfried H. Stölzel
Performer:  Charles Curtis (Cello), Kathleen Battle (Soprano), Anthony Newman (Organ),
Anthony Newman (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Robert Sadin
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 11/1995 
Venue:  St. George's Episcopal Church, NYC 
Length: 2 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: German 
80.
Messa di gloria: Laudamus Te by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Donald Palma (Double Bass), Julie Rosenfeld (Violin), David Singer (Clarinet),
Elizabeth Mann (Flute), David Jolley (French Horn), Anna Rabinova (Violin),
Stewart Rose (French Horn), Narciso Figueroa (Violin), Joel Pitchon (Violin),
Sharon Yamada (Violin), Jean M. Ingraham (Violin), Susan Rotholz (Flute),
Lois Martin (Viola), Alan R. Kay (Clarinet), Karen Dreyfus (Viola),
Robin Bushman (Violin), Nardo Poy (Viola), Charles Curtis (Cello),
David Carroll (Bassoon), Robert Wagner (Bassoon), George Randall III Ellis (Oboe),
Krista Bennion-Feeney (Violin), Hae Young Ham (Violin), Martha Caplin (Violin),
Kathleen Battle (Soprano), Stephen Taylor (Oboe)
Conductor:  Robert Sadin
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1820; Italy 
Date of Recording: 11/1995 
Venue:  St. George's Episcopal Church, NYC 
Length: 6 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
81.
Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Ken Noda (Piano), Kathleen Battle (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
82.
Samson, HWV 57: Let the bright Seraphim by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Kathleen Battle (Soprano), Wynton Marsalis (Trumpet)
Conductor:  John Nelson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of St. Luke's
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1743; London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: English 
83.
Dormi Jesus by Traditional
Performer:  Kathleen Battle (Soprano), Christopher Parkening (Guitar)
Length: 2 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
84.
Canción de cuna by Traditional
Performer:  Romero Lubambo (Guitar), Grover Washington Jr. (Soprano Saxophone), Ira Coleman (Double Bass),
Kathleen Battle (Soprano), Cyro Baptista (Percussion)
Length: 2 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: Spanish 
85.
Mythodea: 9th movement by Vangelis
Performer:  Kathleen Battle (Soprano), Vangelis (Electric Keyboard), Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Conductor:  Blake Neely
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Metropolitan Orchestra,  Greece National Opera Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2001 
Length: 5 Minutes 6 Secs. 
86.
Vesperae solennes de confessore, K 339: Laudate Dominum by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Kathleen Battle (Soprano)
Conductor:  Robert Sadin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra,  Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1780; Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
87.
Messiah, HWV 56: Rejoice greatly, o daughter of Zion by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Kathleen Battle (Soprano)
Conductor:  Robert Sadin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: English 
88.
Fix me, Jesus by Traditional
Performer:  Kathleen Battle (Soprano)
Length: 3 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: English 
89.
Requiem, Op. 48: Pie Jesu by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Kathleen Battle (Soprano)
Conductor:  Robert Sadin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888 rev 1893; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
90.
El noy de la mare by Traditional
Performer:  Kathleen Battle (Soprano), Christopher Parkening (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Spain 
Length: 2 Minutes 40 Secs. 
91.
El desembre congelat by Traditional
Performer:  Christopher Parkening (Guitar), Kathleen Battle (Soprano)
Written: Spain 
Length: 1 Minutes 37 Secs. 
92.
Prelude to a Kiss by Edward "Duke" Ellington
Performer:  Kenny Barron (Piano), Kathleen Battle (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; USA 
Length: 5 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: English 
93.
Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne, HWV 74: Eternal source of light by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Wynton Marsalis (Trumpet), Kathleen Battle (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Nelson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of St. Luke's
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1713; London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: English 
94.
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 
Length: 2 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
95.
Angels watching over me by Traditional
Performer:  Kathleen Battle (Soprano)
Written: USA 
Length: 1 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Language: English 
96.
Symphony no 4 in G major: 4th movement, Das himmlische Leben by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Kathleen Battle (Soprano)
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899-1900; Austria 
Length: 10 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: German 
97.
Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, BWV 51: no 1, Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Wynton Marsalis (Trumpet), Kathleen Battle (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Nelson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of St. Luke's
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1730; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: German 
98.
Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World": 2nd movement, Largo by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Kathleen Battle (Soprano), Christian McBride (Double Bass), Marlon Graves (Guitar),
James Carter (Bass Clarinet), Cyrus Chestnut (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: English 
99.
Hush! Somebody's callin' my name by Traditional
Performer:  Christian McBride (Double Bass), Kathleen Battle (Soprano), Cyro Baptista (Percussion)
Written: USA 
100.
Canción de cuna by Anonymous
Performer:  Cyro Baptista (Percussion), Romero Lubambo (Guitar), Ira Coleman (Double Bass),
Kathleen Battle (Soprano), Grover Washington Jr. (Soprano Saxophone)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Spain 
101.
Azulao by Jaime Ovalle
Performer:  Marlon Graves (Guitar), Jon Herrington (Guitar), Kathleen Battle (Soprano),
Ira Coleman (Double Bass), Antonio Hart (Alto Saxophone), Romero Lubambo (Guitar),
Cyro Baptista (Percussion), Cyrus Chestnut (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Brazil 
102.
The Little Horses by Traditional
Performer:  Marlon Graves (Guitar), Ira Coleman (Double Bass), Jon Herrington (Guitar),
Kathleen Battle (Soprano), Romero Lubambo (Guitar), Cyrus Chestnut (Piano),
Grover Washington Jr. (Soprano Saxophone)
103.
Ninghe, Ninghe by Xavier Montsalvatge
Performer:  Kathleen Battle (Soprano), Romero Lubambo (Guitar), Ira Coleman (Double Bass),
Steven Berrios (Percussion), Cyrus Chestnut (Piano), Grover Washington Jr. (Soprano Saxophone)
104.
Fais do-do, traditional lullaby by Traditional
Performer:  Steven Berrios (Percussion), Kathleen Battle (Soprano), Jon Herrington (Guitar),
Ira Coleman (Double Bass), Marlon Graves (Percussion), Cyrus Chestnut (Piano),
Grover Washington Jr. (Soprano Saxophone)
105.
Angels watching over me by Traditional
Performer:  Kathleen Battle (Soprano)
Written: USA 
106.
Goin' Home by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Christian McBride (Double Bass), Kathleen Battle (Soprano), James Carter (Bass Clarinet),
Marlon Graves (Guitar), Cyrus Chestnut (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1922; USA 
107.
Melodia sentimental, W 556 by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer:  Kathleen Battle (Soprano), Romero Lubambo (Guitar), Ira Coleman (Double Bass),
Cyro Baptista (Percussion), Cyrus Chestnut (Piano), Grover Washington Jr. (Soprano Saxophone)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958-1959; Brazil 
108.
He's gone away by Traditional
Performer:  Kathleen Battle (Soprano), Cyrus Chestnut (Piano)
Written: USA 
109.
Del cabello más sutil by Fernando Obradors
Performer:  Cyro Baptista (Percussion), Jon Herrington (Guitar), Ira Coleman (Double Bass),
Kathleen Battle (Soprano), Cyrus Chestnut (Piano)
110.
Para Niñar (Brazilian Cradle Song) by Paurillo Barroso
Performer:  Jon Herrington (Guitar), Kathleen Battle (Soprano), Romero Lubambo (Guitar),
Cyro Baptista (Percussion)
Period: Modern 
111.
So Many Stars by Sergio Mendes
Performer:  Cyrus Chestnut (Piano), Marlon Graves (Percussion), Cyro Baptista (Percussion),
Romero Lubambo (Guitar), Ira Coleman (Double Bass), Antonio Hart (Alto Saxophone),
Kathleen Battle (Soprano), Tom Harrell (Trumpet), Jon Herrington (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1967 
112.
Interlude by Cyro Baptista
Performer:  Cyro Baptista (Percussion)
113.
Steal away by Traditional
Performer:  Kathleen Battle (Soprano), Ira Coleman (Double Bass), Cyrus Chestnut (Piano),
Grover Washington Jr. (Soprano Saxophone)
Written: USA 
114.
Mythodea by Vangelis
Performer:  Vangelis (Keyboards), Kathleen Battle (Soprano), Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Conductor:  Blake Neely
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Metropolitan Orchestra,  Greece National Opera Choir
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1993; Greece 

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