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The #1 Choral Album - Beethoven, Handel, Verdi, Bizet, Et Al


Release Date: 03/12/2002 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 470382   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ludwig van BeethovenGiacomo PucciniRichard WagnerGregorio Allegri,   ... 
Performer:  Jessye NormanReinhild RunkelRobert SchunkHans Sotin,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir Georg SoltiHerbert von KarajanSir David WillcocksKurt Thomas,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony OrchestraChicago Symphony ChorusVienna Philharmonic Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 35 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral": 4th movement, Finale - Ode to Joy by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano), Reinhild Runkel (Alto), Robert Schunk (Tenor),
Hans Sotin (Bass)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra,  Chicago Symphony Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1822-1824; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 59 Secs. 
2. Madama Butterfly: Humming Chorus by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
3. Lohengrin: Treulich geführt "Bridal Chorus" by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna State Opera Concert Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Language: German 
4. Miserere mei Deus: Miserere mei by Gregorio Allegri
Performer:  Roy Goodman (Treble)
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; Italy 
Length: 7 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording.
An abridged version of the score is used for this recording. 
5. Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesu bleibet meine Freude "Jesu, joy of man's desiring" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Kurt Thomas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Frankfurt Kantorei,  Collegium Musicum
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
6. Ave verum corpus in D major, K 618 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  James Vivian (Organ)
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
7. Pavane, Op. 50 by Gabriel Fauré
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra,  Montreal Symphony Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; France 
Length: 6 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Language: French 
8. Totus tuus, Op. 60 by Henryk Mikolaj Górecki
Conductor:  John Nelson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Philharmonic Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1987; Poland 
Length: 4 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: This work is presented in excerpted format. 
9. Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Stephen Cleobury (Organ)
Conductor:  George Guest
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1865; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
10. 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 
Length: 5 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
11. German Requiem, Op. 45: Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra,  Chicago Symphony Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854-1868; Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
12. Tannhäuser: Beglückt darf nun dich "Pilgrims' Chorus" by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Victor Braun (Baritone), Helga Dernesch (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845/1861; Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
13. Requiem, Op. 48: Sanctus by Gabriel Fauré
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra,  Montreal Symphony Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1890; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
14. Requiem in D minor, K 626: Lacrymosa by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna State Opera Concert Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: H. C. Robbins Landon edition 
15. La damnation de Faust, Op. 24: Laus! Hosanna! by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra,  Chicago Symphony Chorus,  Glen Ellyn Children's Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1846; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: French 
16. Requiem Mass: Dies irae by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording.
This selection shares a track and timing with "Tuba mirum." 
17. Requiem Mass: Tuba mirum by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Italy 
Language: Latin 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording.
This selection shares a track and timing with "Dies irae." 
18. Il trovatore: Vedi! le fosche notturne "Anvil Chorus" by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra,  Chicago Symphony Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
19. Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63: See the conqu'ring hero comes by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Charles Farncombe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Handel Opera Society Orchestra,  Handel Opera Society Chorus
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1747; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
20. Mass in B minor, BWV 232: Sanctus by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra,  Chicago Symphony Chorus
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1747-1749; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
21. Coronation Anthems (4): no 1, HWV 258 "Zadok the priest" by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra,  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1727; London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
22. Nabucco: Va, pensiero by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra,  Chicago Symphony Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
23. Requiem in D minor, K 626: Dies irae by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna State Opera Concert Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: The score used for this recording was realized by H.C. Robbins Landon. 
24. The Creation, H 21 no 2: The heavens are telling by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  James Morris (Bass), Rüdiger Wohlers (Tenor), Norma Burrowes (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra,  Chicago Symphony Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796-1798; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Language: German 
25. Carmen: Les voici! Les voici! by Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Haberdashers' Aske's School Boys Choir,  John Alldis Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
Length: 4 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording.
Composition written: France (1873 - 1874). 
26. Elijah, Op. 70: Thanks be to God by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone), Stephen Doughty (Organ)
Conductor:  Paul Daniel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment,  Edinburgh Festival Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: English 
27. Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: Cantata no 1, Jauchzet, frohlocket, auf, preiset die Tage by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Karl Münchinger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra,  Lübeck Kantorei
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1734-1735; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
28. Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244: no 78, Wir setzen uns mit Tränen nieder by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra,  Chicago Symphony Chorus
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1727; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: German 
29. Mefistofele: Ave Signor degli angeli by Arrigo Boito
Conductor:  Oliviero de Fabritiis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Opera Chorus,  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
30. Messiah, HWV 56: Hallelujah! by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra,  Chicago Symphony Chorus
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: English 
31. Jerusalem by Charles Hubert Parry
Conductor:  Roger Norrington
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  London Philharmonic Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1916; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Orchestrated: Edward Elgar 
32. Carmina burana: no 1, O fortuna by Carl Orff
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra,  Montreal Symphony Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
33. Faust: Gloire immortelle [Soldiers' Chorus] by Charles Gounod
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Ambrosian Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
34. Faust: Christ est ressuscite! "Apothéosis" by Charles Gounod
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Ambrosian Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
35. Song for Athene by John Tavener
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1993; England 
Length: 6 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: English 
36. Alfred: Rule Britannia by Thomas Augustine Arne
Performer:  Sarah Walker (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Roger Norrington
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  London Philharmonic Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1740; England 
Length: 4 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: English 

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