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A Classic Christmas - Songs Of Praise


Release Date: 08/29/2000 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8555292   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  TraditionalWilliam James KirkpatrickCharles GounodArcangelo Corelli,   ... 
Performer:  Ingrid KertesiTakako Nishizaki
Conductor:  Noel EdisonDonald HuntLászló KovácsAndrew Sackett,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elora Festival SingersWorcester Cathedral ChoirCamerata Budapest,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 7 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Ding Dong! Merrily on high by Traditional
Conductor:  Noel Edison
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elora Festival Singers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection is based on the tune "Branle l'officiel" from Thoinot
Arbeau's "Orchésographie". 
2.
Away in a manger by William James Kirkpatrick
Conductor:  Donald Hunt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Worcester Cathedral Choir
Length: 3 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: English 
3.
Ave Maria by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Ingrid Kertesi (Soprano)
Conductor:  László Kovács
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Budapest
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: This work is based on J.S. Bach's Prelude no 1 in C from 'The Well-Tempered Clavier.' 
4.
The first nowell by Traditional
Conductor:  Andrew Sackett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tewkesbury Abbey School Choir
Written: England 
Length: 4 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: English 
5.
Concerti grossi (12), Op. 6: no 8 in G minor "Christmas" - Allegro by Arcangelo Corelli
Conductor:  Jaroslav Krcek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1712; Rome, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 5 Secs. 
6.
Concerti grossi (12), Op. 6: no 8 in G minor "Christmas" - 7th movement, Largo "Pastorale" by Arcangelo Corelli
Conductor:  Jaroslav Krcek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana
Period: Baroque 
Written: Rome, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Rome, Italy (1708 - 1712). 
7.
Tomorrow shall be my dancing day by Traditional
Conductor:  Noel Edison
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elora Festival Singers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 3 Secs. 
8.
As with gladness men of old by Conrad Kocher
Conductor:  Andrew Sackett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tewkesbury Abbey School Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: English 
9.
Messiah, HWV 56: Pastoral Symphony "Pifa" by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Owen Burdick
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trinity Choir,  New York Trinity Church Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 10 Secs. 
10.
Infant holy, infant lowly by Traditional
Conductor:  Andrew Sackett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tewkesbury Abbey School Choir
Written: Poland 
Length: 2 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Language: English 
11.
Concerto for Violin in F minor, Op. 8 no 4/RV 297 "L'inverno": 1st movement, Allegro non molto by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Takako Nishizaki (Violin)
Conductor:  Stephen Gunzenhauser
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 26 Secs. 
12.
The Holly and the Ivy by Traditional
Conductor:  Andrew Sackett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tewkesbury Abbey School Choir
Written: England 
Length: 3 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: English 
13.
Angels from the realms of glory by Traditional
Conductor:  Andrew Sackett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tewkesbury Abbey School Choir
Written: France 
Length: 4 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: English 
14.
Concerto for Violin in F minor, Op. 8 no 4/RV 297 "L'inverno": 2nd movement, Largo by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Takako Nishizaki (Violin)
Conductor:  Stephen Gunzenhauser
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 20 Secs. 
15.
Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Conductor:  Noel Edison
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elora Festival Singers
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Language: English 
16.
Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing" by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Noel Edison
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elora Festival Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Language: English 
17.
Messiah, HWV 56: For unto us a child is born by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Owen Burdick
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trinity Choir,  New York Trinity Church Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Language: English 
18.
Messiah, HWV 56: Hallelujah! by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Owen Burdick
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trinity Choir,  New York Trinity Church Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Language: English 
19.
Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesu bleibet meine Freude "Jesu, joy of man's desiring" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Mátyás Antal
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hungarian Radio Chorus,  Failoni Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Language: German 
20.
Musae Sioniae: Es ist ein' Ros' entsprungen by Michael Praetorius
Conductor:  Alfred Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak State Symphony Orchestra
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1609; Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 46 Secs. 
21.
In dulci jubilo by Michael Praetorius
Conductor:  Donald Hunt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Worcester Cathedral Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1619; Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: Latin 

Sound Samples

Ding Dong Merrily on High (arr. D. Willcocks): Ding, Dong Merrily On High (arr. David Willcocks)
Away in a Manger: (arr. Donald Hunt)
Ave Maria
Musae Sioniae: Es ist ein Ros' Entsprungen
The First Nowell: (arr. David Willcocks)
Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op. 6, No. 8, "Christmas Concerto": V. Allegro
Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op. 6, No. 8, "Christmas Concerto": VI. Pastorale ad libitum: Largo
In dulci jubilo: In Dulci Jubilo (arr. Robert L. Pearsall)
Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day: (arr. David Willcocks)
As with gladness men of old (abridged by W. H. Monk): As with gladness men of Old (abridged by W. H. Monk)
Messiah, HWV 56: Part 1: Pifa (Pastoral Symphony)
Infant Holy, Infant Lowly (arr. David Willcocks)
The 4 Seasons: Violin Concerto in F minor, Op. 8, No. 4, RV 297, "L'inverno" (Winter): I. Allegro non molto
The holly and the ivy: The Holly and the Ivy (arr. H. Walford Davies)
Angels from the Realms of Glory (arr. David Wilcocks): Angels from the realms of glory (arr. David Wilcocks)
The 4 Seasons: Violin Concerto in F minor, Op. 8, No. 4, RV 297, "L'inverno" (Winter): II. Largo
Silent Night
Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesu bleibet meine Freude
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (arr. N. Edison): Hark the Herald Angels Sing (arr. Noel Edison)
Messiah, HWV 56: Part I: For Unto Us a Child is Born
Messiah, HWV 56: Part II: Hallelujah

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