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The #1 Christmas Album / Domingo, Pavarotti, Price, Et Al


Release Date: 10/09/2001 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 470022   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  John Francis WadeFranz Xaver GruberFranz SchubertHenry John Gauntlett,   ... 
Performer:  Luciano PavarottiLeontyne PriceRobin BarterDavid Briggs,   ... 
Conductor:  Kurt Herbert AdlerSir David WillcocksHerbert von KarajanStephen Cleobury,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London VoicesNational Philharmonic OrchestraBach Choir,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 33 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. 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 
Date of Recording: 1976 
Length: 3 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
2. Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bach Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Austria 
Date of Recording: 1980 
Length: 2 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
3. Ellens Gesang III, D 839/Op. 52 no 6 "Ave Maria" by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra members
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1961 
Length: 5 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
4. Once in Royal David's City by Henry John Gauntlett
Performer:  Robin Barter (Treble), David Briggs (Organ)
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; England 
Date of Recording: 1984 
Length: 4 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
5. Ding Dong! Merrily on high by Traditional
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; France 
Date of Recording: 1984 
Length: 2 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection is based on the tune "Branle l'officiel" from Thoinot
Arbeau's "Orchésographie". 
6. Joy to the World by Lowell Mason
Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; USA 
Date of Recording: 1965 
Length: 1 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: English 
7. Good King Wenceslas by Traditional
Performer:  Simon Keenlyside (Treble), Richard Suart (Bass), Stephen Cleobury (Organ)
Conductor:  George Guest
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 1974 
Length: 3 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Language: English 
8. Songs (5), Op. 49: no 4, Wiegenlied by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Renata Tebaldi (Soprano)
Conductor:  Anton Guadagno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Austria 
Date of Recording: 1971 
Length: 2 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: German 
9. In dulci jubilo, BWV 368 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 1958 
Length: 3 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
10. Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no 10, Sinfonia in G major by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Karl Münchinger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1734-1735; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1966 
Length: 6 Minutes 40 Secs. 
11. Messiah, HWV 56: For unto us a child is born by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra,  Chicago Symphony Chorus
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Date of Recording: 1984 
Length: 4 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
12. Ave Maria by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Julius Rudel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Utah Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
Date of Recording: 1989 
Length: 2 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording.
This work is based on J.S. Bach's Prelude no 1 in C from 'The Well-Tempered Clavier.' 
13. L'enfance du Christ, Op. 25: L'adieu des bergers by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Anthony Singers,  Goldsborough Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850-1854; France 
Date of Recording: 1960 
Length: 5 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: French 
14. Mille cherubini in coro by Alois Melichar
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Kurt Herbert Adler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Austria 
Date of Recording: 1976 
Length: 4 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This work is based on Franz Schubert's "Wiegenlied, D 498/Op 98 no 2" and
"Rosamunde, D 797/Op 26" 
15. See amid the winter's snow by Traditional
Performer:  Simon Preston (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Date of Recording: 1962 
Length: 3 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: English 
16. What child is this? by Traditional
Performer:  Anthony Way (Treble), Tom Finucane (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
Date of Recording: 1996 
Length: 4 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
17. The first nowell by Traditional
Performer:  David Briggs (Organ)
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 1984 
Length: 4 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
18. O Tannenbaum by Traditional
Performer:  Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Children's Chorus,  Vienna Friends of Music Society Chorus
Written: Westphalia, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1961 
Length: 1 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: German 
19. While shepherds watched their flocks by night by Traditional
Performer:  Simon Preston (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1592; England 
Date of Recording: 1958 
Length: 3 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: English 
20. Away in a manger by William J. Kirkpatrick
Performer:  Anthony Way (Treble)
Conductor:  John Scott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Paul's Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 1996 
Length: 2 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
21. Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  John Scott (Organ), David Corkhill (Percussion), James Blades (Percussion)
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bach Choir,  Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1980 
Length: 3 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
22. Deck the Halls by Traditional
Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ambrosian Singers,  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Written: Wales, UK 
Date of Recording: 1965 
Length: 1 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: English 
23. The Holly and the Ivy by Traditional
Performer:  Simon Haynes (), Christopher Hughes (), Roland Robertson (),
Jonathan Lamb ()
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 1984 
Length: 2 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
24. Panis angelicus by César Franck
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Kurt Herbert Adler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wandsworth School Boys' Choir,  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872; France 
Date of Recording: 1976 
Length: 4 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
25. In the bleak mid-winter by Gustav Holst
Performer:  Anthony Way (Treble)
Conductor:  John Scott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra,  St. Paul's Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1906; England 
Date of Recording: 1996 
Length: 5 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
26. God rest ye merry, gentlemen by Traditional
Performer:  James Blades (Percussion), David Corkhill (Percussion), John Scott (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bach Choir,  Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 1980 
Length: 2 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This seletion is a DDD recording. 
27. German Dances (3), K 605: no 3 in C major "Sleigh ride" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Willi Boskovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Mozart Ensemble
Period: Classical 
Written: 1789; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1966 
Length: 2 Minutes 52 Secs. 
28. The Twelve Days of Christmas by Traditional
Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ambrosian Singers,  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 1965 
Length: 3 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Language: English 
29. Shepherds in the field abiding by Traditional
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Date of Recording: 1962 
Length: 3 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Language: English 
30. Tu scendi dalle stelle by Traditional
Performer:  Renata Tebaldi (Soprano)
Conductor:  Anton Guadagno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 1971 
Length: 2 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
31. I saw three ships by Traditional
Performer:  Mark Tinkler (Treble), William Kendall (Tenor)
Conductor:  George Guest
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 1974 
Length: 1 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: English 
32. Minuit, Chrétiens "O holy night" by Adolphe Adam
Performer:  Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra members
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 1961 
Length: 4 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Totzauer 
33. O little town of Bethlehem by Henry Walford Davies
Performer:  David Briggs (Organ)
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 1984 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This seletion is a DDD recording. 
34. Gesu Bambino by Pietro Yon
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Kurt Herbert Adler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wandsworth School Boys' Choir,  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917; USA 
Date of Recording: 1976 
Length: 4 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
35. Rocking by Traditional
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Written: Czech Republic 
Date of Recording: 1959 
Length: 1 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Language: Czech 
36. Schlaf, mein Kindelein by Max Reger
Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 1965 
Length: 2 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: English 
37. Child in the Manger by Traditional
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clare College Choir,  Clare College Orchestra
Date of Recording: 1979 
Length: 2 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: English 
38. Nutcracker, Op. 71: no 9, Act 1 - Waltz of the Snowflakes by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra,  Finchley Children's Music Group members
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891-1892; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1974 
Length: 10 Minutes 33 Secs. 
39. Holiday Inn: White Christmas by Irving Berlin
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Carl Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  London Voices
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USA 
Date of Recording: 1985 
Length: 3 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This seletion is a DDD recording. 
40. Les patineurs, Op. 183 by Emil Waldteufel
Conductor:  Douglas Gamley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1882; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1974 
Length: 6 Minutes 8 Secs. 
41. Mary's boy child by Jester Hairston
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Carl Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  London Voices
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 1985 
Length: 3 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This seletion is a DDD recording. 
42. Requiem: Hosanna in Excelsis by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Performer:  James Lancelot (Organ), Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra,  Winchester Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1984 
Date of Recording: 1984 
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: This seletion is a DDD recording. 

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