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James Galway's Christmas Carol / Royal Philharmonic


Release Date: 10/16/1992 
Label:  Rca Victor Gold Seal Catalog #: 61233   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachCharles GounodFranz Xaver GruberDavid Overton,   ... 
Performer:  James GalwayJohn Birch
Conductor:  James GalwayBarry Griffiths
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic OrchestraCanterbury Children's ChoirBBC Singers
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 49 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  James Galway
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/1986 
Venue:  CBS Studios, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Galway 
2. Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no 10, Sinfonia in G major by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  James Galway
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1734-1735; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/1986 
Venue:  CBS Studios, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 53 Secs. 
3. Ave Maria by Charles Gounod
Conductor:  James Galway
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
Date of Recording: 06/1986 
Venue:  CBS Studios, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Galway
This work is based on J.S. Bach's Prelude no 1 in C from 'The Well-Tempered Clavier.' 
4. Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Performer:  James Galway (Flute), John Birch (Organ)
Conductor:  Barry Griffiths
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Canterbury Children's Choir,  BBC Singers
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1986 
Venue:  CBS Studios, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Cashmore 
5. Fantasia on "I saw three ships" by David Overton
Performer:  James Galway (Flute), John Birch (Organ)
Conductor:  James Galway,  Barry Griffiths
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Canterbury Children's Choir,  BBC Singers
Date of Recording: 06/1986 
Venue:  CBS Studios, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: English 
6. Jesus Christ the Apple Tree by Elisabeth Poston
Performer:  James Galway (Flute), John Birch (Organ)
Conductor:  James Galway,  Barry Griffiths
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Canterbury Children's Choir,  BBC Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1967; England 
Date of Recording: 06/1986 
Venue:  CBS Studios, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Language: English 
7. Shepherd's Pipe Carol by John Rutter
Performer:  John Birch (Organ), James Galway (Flute)
Conductor:  James Galway,  Barry Griffiths
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Canterbury Children's Choir,  BBC Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 06/1986 
Venue:  CBS Studios, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: English 
8. We wish you a merry Christmas by Traditional
Performer:  James Galway (Flute), John Birch (Organ)
Conductor:  James Galway,  Barry Griffiths
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Canterbury Children's Choir,  BBC Singers
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 06/1986 
Venue:  CBS Studios, London 
Length: 1 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Arthur Warrell 
9. I wonder as I wander by John Jacob Niles
Performer:  James Galway (Flute), John Birch (Organ)
Conductor:  James Galway,  Barry Griffiths
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Canterbury Children's Choir,  BBC Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 06/1986 
Venue:  CBS Studios, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Overton 
10. Greensleeves by Traditional
Performer:  John Birch (Organ), James Galway (Flute)
Conductor:  James Galway,  Barry Griffiths
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Canterbury Children's Choir,  BBC Singers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
Date of Recording: 06/1986 
Venue:  CBS Studios, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Overton 
11. Patapan by Traditional
Performer:  John Birch (Organ), James Galway (Flute)
Conductor:  James Galway,  Barry Griffiths
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Canterbury Children's Choir,  BBC Singers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Burgundy, France 
Date of Recording: 06/1986 
Venue:  CBS Studios, London 
Length: 1 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Galway 
12. Zither Carol by Traditional
Performer:  James Galway (Flute), John Birch (Organ)
Conductor:  James Galway,  Barry Griffiths
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Canterbury Children's Choir,  BBC Singers
Date of Recording: 06/1986 
Venue:  CBS Studios, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Sargent 
13. Preludes (4) for Piano: no 3, The Holy Boy by John Ireland
Performer:  James Galway (Flute), John Birch (Organ)
Conductor:  James Galway,  Barry Griffiths
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Canterbury Children's Choir,  BBC Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; England 
Date of Recording: 06/1986 
Venue:  CBS Studios, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Notes: Orchestrated: John Ireland (1941) 
14. Past three o'clock by Traditional
Performer:  John Birch (Organ), James Galway (Flute)
Conductor:  James Galway,  Barry Griffiths
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Canterbury Children's Choir,  BBC Singers
Written: 16th Century; England 
Date of Recording: 06/1986 
Venue:  CBS Studios, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Overton 
15. Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: Chorale(s) by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  John Birch (Organ), James Galway (Flute)
Conductor:  James Galway,  Barry Griffiths
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Canterbury Children's Choir,  BBC Singers
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1734-1735; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/1986 
Venue:  CBS Studios, London 
Length: 1 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Galway 
16. Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!, BWV 208 "Hunt Cantata": Schafe können sicher weiden by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  James Galway
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1713; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/1986 
Venue:  CBS Studios, London 
Length: 5 Minutes 46 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Silent Night
Shepherd's Pipe Carol
Air from Suite No. 3 in D, BWV 1068
Fantasia On "I Saw Three Ships"
Greensleeves
Zither Carol
The Holy Boy
Patapan
Past Three O'clock
Sinfonia from the Christmas Oratorio
Ave Maria
Chorale from the Christmas Oratorio
I Wonder As I Wander
Sheep May Safely Graze
Jesus Christ the Apple Tree
We Wish You a Merry Christmas

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