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Merry Christmas From Vienna / Domingo, Huang, Bolton, Et Al


Release Date: 09/09/1997 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 62970   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  John Jacob NilesFranz SchubertMax RegerFranz Xaver Gruber,   ... 
Performer:  Placido DomingoMichael BoltonHuang Ying
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony OrchestraGumpoldskirch Boys Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 2 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Includes fanfare(s) by various composers. Ensemble: Vienna Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Steven Mercurio. Includes fanfare(s) by various composers. Ensemble: Vienna Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Steven Mercurio. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. I wonder as I wander by John Jacob Niles
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Gumpoldskirch Boys Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 12/16/1996 
Venue:  Live  Austria Center, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Christian Kolonovits 
2. Ellens Gesang III, D 839/Op. 52 no 6 "Ave Maria" by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Michael Bolton (Tenor), Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/16/1996 
Venue:  Live  Austria Center, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: Arranged: Dan Shea 
3. Schlichte Weisen (60), Op. 76: no 52, Maria Wiegenlied by Max Reger
Performer:  Huang Ying (Soprano), Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Gumpoldskirch Boys Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903-1912; Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/16/1996 
Venue:  Live  Austria Center, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: Arranged: Christian Kolonovits 
4. Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor), Huang Ying (Soprano), Michael Bolton (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Gumpoldskirch Boys Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/16/1996 
Venue:  Live  Austria Center, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Christian Kolonovits.
This selection is sung in English, German and Spanish. 
5. Gesu Bambino by Pietro Yon
Performer:  Huang Ying (Soprano)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917; USA 
Date of Recording: 12/16/1996 
Venue:  Live  Austria Center, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
6. In the bleak mid-winter by Gustav Holst
Performer:  Huang Ying (Soprano), Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Gumpoldskirch Boys Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1906; England 
Date of Recording: 12/16/1996 
Venue:  Live  Austria Center, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Christian Kolonovits 
7. Villancico Yaucano by Amaury Veray
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Puerto Rico 
Date of Recording: 12/16/1996 
Venue:  Live  Austria Center, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Language: Spanish 
Notes: Arranged: Christian Kolonovits 
8. Holiday Inn: White Christmas by Irving Berlin
Performer:  Michael Bolton (Tenor), Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USA 
Date of Recording: 12/16/1996 
Venue:  Live  Austria Center, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Johnny Mandel 
9. Aleluya by Carlos Alberto Irigaray
Performer:  Michael Bolton (Tenor), Huang Ying (Soprano), Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Gumpoldskirch Boys Choir
Date of Recording: 12/16/1996 
Venue:  Live  Austria Center, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 1 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Language: Spanish 
Notes: Arranged: Christian Kolonovits
This selection is part of a "Christmas Medley" which also incorporates "Fum, fum, fum," "It's Christmas again," "Corramos, corramos," "Pujdem spolo Betléma," "Dormi, dormi bambin," "The first nowell," "Kling Glöckchen," "Jingle Bells" and "Joy to the World." 
10. Fum, fum, fum by Traditional
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor), Michael Bolton (Tenor), Huang Ying (Soprano)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Gumpoldskirch Boys Choir
Written: Mexico 
Date of Recording: 12/16/1996 
Venue:  Live  Austria Center, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 1 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: Spanish 
Notes: Arranged: Christian Kolonovits
This selection is part of a "Christmas Medley" which also incorporates
"Aleluya," "It's Christmas again," "Corramos, corramos," "Pujdem spolo Betléma," "Dormi, dormi bambin," "The first nowell," "Kling Glöckchen," "Jingle Bells" and "Joy to the World." 
11. It's Christmas again by Traditional
Performer:  Michael Bolton (Tenor), Huang Ying (Soprano), Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Gumpoldskirch Boys Choir
Written: Sweden 
Date of Recording: 12/16/1996 
Venue:  Live  Austria Center, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 0 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: Swedish 
Notes: Arranged: Christian Kolonovits
This selection is part of a "Christmas Medley" which also incorporates
"Aleluya," "Fum, fum, fum," "Corramos, corramos," "Pujdem spolo Betléma," "Dormi, dormi bambin," "The first nowell," "Kling Glöckchen," "Jingle Bells" and "Joy to the World." 
12. Corramos, corramos by Traditional
Performer:  Michael Bolton (Tenor), Huang Ying (Soprano), Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Gumpoldskirch Boys Choir
Written: Venezuela 
Date of Recording: 12/16/1996 
Venue:  Live  Austria Center, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 1 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: Spanish 
Notes: Arranged: Christian Kolonovits
This selection is part of a "Christmas Medley" which also incorporates
"Aleluya," "Fum, fum, fum," "It's Christmas again," "Pujdem spolo Betléma," "Dormi, dormi bambin," "The first nowell," "Kling Glöckchen," "Jingle Bells" and "Joy to the World." 
13. Pujdem spolo Betléma by Traditional
Performer:  Michael Bolton (Tenor), Placido Domingo (Tenor), Huang Ying (Soprano)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Gumpoldskirch Boys Choir
Written: Czech Republic 
Date of Recording: 12/16/1996 
Venue:  Live  Austria Center, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 1 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: Czech 
Notes: Arranged: Christian Kolonovits
This selection is part of a "Christmas Medley" which also incorporates
"Aleluya," "Fum, fum, fum," "It's Christmas again," "Corramos, corramos,"
"Dormi, dormi bambin," "The first nowell," "Kling Glöckchen," "Jingle Bells" and "Joy to the World." 
14. Dormi, dormi bambin by Traditional
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor), Michael Bolton (Tenor), Huang Ying (Soprano)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Gumpoldskirch Boys Choir
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/16/1996 
Venue:  Live  Austria Center, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 1 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Arranged: Christian Kolonovits
This selection is part of a "Christmas Medley" which also incorporates
"Aleluya," "Fum, fum, fum," "It's Christmas again," "Corramos, corramos,"
"Pujdem spolo Betléma," "The first nowell," "Kling Glöckchen," "Jingle Bells" and "Joy to the World." 
15. The first nowell by Traditional
Performer:  Michael Bolton (Tenor), Placido Domingo (Tenor), Huang Ying (Soprano)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Gumpoldskirch Boys Choir
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 12/16/1996 
Venue:  Live  Austria Center, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Christian Kolonovits
This selection is part of a "Christmas Medley" which also incorporates
"Aleluya," "Fum, fum, fum," "It's Christmas again," "Corramos, corramos,"
"Pujdem spolo Betléma," "Dormi, dormi bambin," "Kling Glöckchen," "Jingle Bells" and "Joy to the World." 
16. Joy to the World by Lowell Mason
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor), Michael Bolton (Tenor), Huang Ying (Soprano)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Gumpoldskirch Boys Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; USA 
Date of Recording: 12/16/1996 
Venue:  Live  Austria Center, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Walter Afanasieff, Mariah Carey and Michael Bolton
This selection is part of a "Christmas Medley" which also incorporates
"Aleluya," "Fum, fum, fum," "It's Christmas again," "Corramos, corramos,"
"Pujdem spolo Betléma," "Dormi, dormi bambin," "The first nowell," "Kling
Glöckchen," and "Jingle Bells." 
17. Children of Christmas by Domingo, Placido, Jr.
Performer:  Michael Bolton (Tenor), Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Gumpoldskirch Boys Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Mexico 
Date of Recording: 12/16/1996 
Venue:  Live  Austria Center, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Christian Kolonovits. 
18. Kling Glöckchen, klingeling by Traditional
Performer:  Michael Bolton (Tenor), Placido Domingo (Tenor), Huang Ying (Soprano)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Gumpoldskirch Boys Choir
Date of Recording: 12/16/1996 
Venue:  Live  Austria Center, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 1 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection is part of a "Christmas Medley" which also incorporates
"Aleluya," "Fum, fum, fum," "It's Christmas again," "Corramos, corramos,"
"Pujdem spolo Betléma," "Dormi, dormi bambin," "The first nowell," "Jingle Bells" and "Joy to the World."
Arrangers: Benedikt Widemann; Christian Kolonovits. 
19. Jingle Bells by James Pierpont
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor), Michael Bolton (Tenor), Huang Ying (Soprano)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Gumpoldskirch Boys Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857; USA 
Date of Recording: 12/16/1996 
Venue:  Live  Austria Center, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 0 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Christian Kolonovits
This selection is part of a "Christmas Medley" which also incorporates
"Aleluya," "Fum, fum, fum," "It's Christmas again," "Corramos, corramos,"
"Pujdem spolo Betléma," "Dormi, dormi bambin," "The first nowell," "Kling
Glöckchen," and "Joy to the World." 
20. Weihnachten, EHWV 111 by Engelbert Humperdinck
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Gumpoldskirch Boys Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/16/1996 
Venue:  Live  Austria Center, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: Arranged: Christian Kolonovits 

Sound Samples

Fanfare (Instrumental)
I Wonder as I Wander (Voice)
Ave Maria (Voice)
Mariä Wiegenlied, Op. 76, No. 52 (Voice)
Silent Night (Voice)
Weihnachten (Voice)
Children of Christmas (Voice)
Gesů Bambino (Voice)
In the Bleak Midwinter (Voice)
Villancico Yaucano (Voice)
White Christmas (Voice)
Aleluya
Fum, Fum, Fum
Nu är det Jul igen
Corramos, corramos
Pujdem Spolu do Betlema
Dormi, dormi
The First Nowell
Kling Glöckchen
Jingle Bells
Joy to the World
Stille Nacht/Silent Night

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