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Marian Anderson - Favorite Christmas Hymns


Release Date: 09/23/1997 
Label:  Rca   Catalog #: 44574   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Henry Walford DaviesJohn Francis WadeFelix MendelssohnRichard Storrs Willis,   ... 
Performer:  Marian Anderson
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in:   
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Over the course of the ten performances which comprise the Favorite Christmas Hymns collection, Marian Anderson restores the spiritual power inherent in songs like "O Little Town of Bethlehem," "Away in a Manger" and "Silent Night" that's so often neglected in light of the crass commerciality of the season; in her hands, these holiday favorites once again resonate with the true Christmas spirit.

-- Chuck Donkers, AllMusic.com
Over the course of the ten performances which comprise the Favorite Christmas Hymns collection, Marian Anderson restores the spiritual power inherent in songs like "O Little Town of Bethlehem," "Away in a Manger" and "Silent Night" that's so often neglected in light of the crass commerciality of the season; in her hands, these holiday favorites once again resonate with the true Christmas spirit.

-- Chuck Donkers, AllMusic.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
O little town of Bethlehem by Henry Walford Davies
Performer:  Marian Anderson (Alto)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
2.
Adeste fideles "O come, all ye faithful" by John Francis Wade
Performer:  Marian Anderson (Alto)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1782; England 
3.
Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Marian Anderson (Alto)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
4.
It came upon the midnight clear by Richard Storrs Willis
Performer:  Marian Anderson (Alto)
Period: Romantic 
5.
Away in a manger by William James Kirkpatrick
Performer:  Marian Anderson (Alto)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
6.
Joy to the World by Lowell Mason
Performer:  Marian Anderson (Alto)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; USA 
7.
The first nowell by Traditional
Performer:  Marian Anderson (Alto)
Written: England 
8.
God rest ye merry, gentlemen by Traditional
Performer:  Marian Anderson (Alto)
Written: England 
Notes: This selection is included only on the CD version. 
9.
Deck the Halls by Traditional
Performer:  Marian Anderson (Alto)
Written: Wales, UK 
Notes: This selection is included only on the CD version. 

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