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Christmas Star - Carols For The Christmas Season / Rutter


Release Date: 09/23/1997 
Label:  Collegium Records   Catalog #: 503   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  TraditionalLowell MasonWilliam James KirkpatrickMel Torme,   ... 
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge SingersCambridge Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 2 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Another classic from the John Rutter and the Cambridge Singers, whose recordings have become a tradition of Christmas around the world. Another classic from the John Rutter and the Cambridge Singers, whose recordings have become a tradition of Christmas around the world. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Good Christian men, rejoice by Traditional
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers,  Cambridge Symphony Orchestra
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 1981 
Length: 1 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: John Rutter 
2.
Ding Dong! Merrily on high by Traditional
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers,  Cambridge Symphony Orchestra
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; France 
Date of Recording: 1981 
Length: 1 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Charles Wood.
This selection is based on the tune "Branle l'officiel" from Thoinot
Arbeau's "Orchésographie". 
3.
How great our joy by Traditional
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers,  Cambridge Symphony Orchestra
Date of Recording: 1981 
Length: 2 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: John Rutter 
4.
Angels we have heard on high by Traditional
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers,  Cambridge Symphony Orchestra
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 1981 
Length: 2 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: John Rutter 
5.
Joy to the World by Lowell Mason
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers,  Cambridge Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; USA 
Date of Recording: 1981 
Length: 2 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: John Rutter 
6.
Un flambeau, Jeannette, Isabelle by Traditional
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers,  Cambridge Symphony Orchestra
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 1981 
Length: 2 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: John Rutter 
7.
God rest ye merry, gentlemen by Traditional
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers,  Cambridge Symphony Orchestra
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 1981 
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: John Rutter 
8.
What child is this? by Traditional
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers,  Cambridge Symphony Orchestra
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
Date of Recording: 1981 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: John Rutter 
9.
'Twas in the moon of winter time by Traditional
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers,  Cambridge Symphony Orchestra
Date of Recording: 1981 
Length: 1 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: John Rutter 
10.
Go tell it on the mountain by Traditional
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers,  Cambridge Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 1981 
Length: 3 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: John Rutter 
11.
Away in a manger by William James Kirkpatrick
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers,  Cambridge Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 1981 
Length: 2 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: John Rutter 
12.
Rise up, shepherd, and follow by Traditional
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers,  Cambridge Symphony Orchestra
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 1981 
Length: 2 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: John Rutter 
13.
The Christmas Song by Mel Torme
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers,  Cambridge Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946 
Date of Recording: 1981 
Length: 3 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: John Rutter 
14.
We wish you a merry Christmas by Traditional
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers,  Cambridge Symphony Orchestra
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 1981 
Length: 1 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: John Rutter 
15.
Adeste fideles "O come, all ye faithful" by John Francis Wade
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers,  Cambridge Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1782; England 
Date of Recording: 1981 
Length: 3 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: John Rutter 
16.
We three kings by John Henry Hopkins Jr.
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers,  Cambridge Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 1981 
Length: 4 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: John Rutter 
17.
I wonder as I wander by John Jacob Niles
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers,  Cambridge Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 1981 
Length: 2 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: John Rutter 
18.
Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers,  Cambridge Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Austria 
Date of Recording: 1981 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: John Rutter 
19.
Away in a manger by James R. Murray
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers,  Cambridge Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887 
Date of Recording: 1981 
Length: 2 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: John Rutter 
20.
O Jesulein süss, o Jesulein mild by Samuel Scheidt
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers,  Cambridge Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1650; Halle, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1981 
Length: 2 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: J. S. Bach 
21.
All my heart this night rejoices by Johann Georg Ebeling
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers,  Cambridge Symphony Orchestra
Date of Recording: 1981 
Length: 2 Minutes 10 Secs. 
22.
Musae Sioniae: Es ist ein' Ros' entsprungen by Michael Praetorius
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers,  Cambridge Symphony Orchestra
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1609; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1981 
Length: 2 Minutes 8 Secs. 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  2 Customer Reviews )
 Expert singing January 30, 2014 By C. DeLorenzo (Somerset, NJ) See All My Reviews "The vocal quality of this performance is superb! I gave a copy to each of my church choristers this past Christmas, to show them how a relatively small group could sound fantastic. It's not numbers that make for success (take that, Mormon Tabernacle Choir ;-), but excellent vocal technique. All in all, you can't beat John Rutter for choral music!" Report Abuse
 Fine Christmas CD January 11, 2013 By Christian  B. (Price, UT) See All My Reviews "This CD has probably the coolest version of We Three Kings you'll hear, performed with a real oriental flair. Also loved the very Handellian version of Joy to the World. Also vigorously performed with a decidedly British flavor - which is how these songs should be performed - are Good Christian Men, Rejoice and God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen. The orchestra lends a festive air to the whole CD." Report Abuse
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