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Denyce Graves - A Cathedral Christmas


Release Date: 09/16/1998 
Label:  Carmen   Catalog #: 957   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Adolphe AdamTraditionalJohann Sebastian BachPietro Yon,   ... 
Performer:  Denyce GravesBabatunde OlatunjiDouglas MajorCharles Floyd
Conductor:  Charles Floyd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  D.C. National Cathedral Choral Society WashingtonNational Cathedral Choral Society OrchestraNational Cathedral Festival Orchestral Brass,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 51 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Includes work(s) by various composers. Ensembles: National Cathedral Choral Society Washington, D.C., National Cathedral Choral Society Orchestra, Duke Ellington School for the Arts Show Choir. Soloist: Denyce Graves. Includes work(s) by various composers. Ensembles: National Cathedral Choral Society Washington, D.C., National Cathedral Choral Society Orchestra, Duke Ellington School for the Arts Show Choir. Soloist: Denyce Graves. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Minuit, Chrétiens "O holy night" by Adolphe Adam
Performer:  Denyce Graves (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Charles Floyd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  D.C. National Cathedral Choral Society Washington,  National Cathedral Choral Society Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
Venue:  Live  Washington National Cathedral, D. C. 
Length: 4 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Charles Floyd. 
2. Good King Wenceslas by Traditional
Conductor:  Charles Floyd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Cathedral Festival Orchestral Brass
Written: England 
Venue:  Washington National Cathedral, D. C. 
Length: 1 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Charles Floyd. 
3. Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!, BWV 208 "Hunt Cantata": Schafe können sicher weiden by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Charles Floyd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Cathedral Choral Society Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1713; Cöthen, Germany 
Venue:  Washington National Cathedral, D. C. 
Length: 1 Minutes 1 Secs. 
4. Sweet little Jesus boy by Traditional
Performer:  Denyce Graves (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Charles Floyd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Cathedral Choral Society Orchestra,  Duke Ellington School for the Arts Show Choir
Written: USA 
Venue:  Washington National Cathedral, D. C. 
Length: 3 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "Mary had a baby."
Arrangers: Charles Floyd; Robert McGimsey; Marvin Mills. 
5. Gesu Bambino by Pietro Yon
Performer:  Denyce Graves (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Charles Floyd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  D.C. National Cathedral Choral Society Washington,  National Cathedral Choral Society Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917; USA 
Venue:  Live  Washington National Cathedral, D. C. 
Length: 4 Minutes 30 Secs. 
6. Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesu bleibet meine Freude "Jesu, joy of man's desiring" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Charles Floyd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Cathedral Choral Society Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
Venue:  Washington National Cathedral, D. C. 
Length: 2 Minutes 7 Secs. 
7. The Little Drummer Boy "Carol of the Drum" by Katherine K. Davis
Performer:  Denyce Graves (Mezzo Soprano), Babatunde Olatunji (Percussion)
Conductor:  Charles Floyd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Cathedral Choral Society Orchestra,  Duke Ellington School for the Arts Show Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958; USA 
Venue:  Live  Washington National Cathedral, D. C. 
Length: 2 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arrangers: Charles Floyd; David Perry. 
8. Rise up, shepherd, and follow by Traditional
Performer:  Denyce Graves (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Charles Floyd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Cathedral Choral Society Orchestra
Written: USA 
Venue:  Live  Washington National Cathedral, D. C. 
Length: 1 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Marvin Mills. 
9. Chanticleer by Richard Dirksen
Conductor:  Charles Floyd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  D.C. National Cathedral Choral Society Washington,  National Cathedral Choral Society Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Venue:  Live  Washington National Cathedral, D. C. 
Length: 2 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Language: English 
10. I saw three ships by Traditional
Conductor:  Charles Floyd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Cathedral Choral Society Orchestra,  Washington National Cathedral Boys Choir
Written: England 
Venue:  Washington National Cathedral, D. C. 
Length: 2 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Douglas Major. 
11. Ave Maria by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Denyce Graves (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Charles Floyd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Cathedral Choral Society Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
Venue:  Live  Washington National Cathedral, D. C. 
Length: 2 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Charles Floyd.
This work is based on J.S. Bach's Prelude no 1 in C from 'The Well-Tempered Clavier.' 
12. Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Denyce Graves (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Charles Floyd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  D.C. National Cathedral Choral Society Washington,  National Cathedral Choral Society Orchestra,  Washington National Cathedral Boys Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Venue:  Washington National Cathedral, D. C. 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Paul Murtha. 
13. Pajaro campana galopera by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Andes Manta
Written: Peru 
Venue:  Live  Washington National Cathedral, D. C. 
Length: 1 Minutes 33 Secs. 
14. La Pascua by Traditional
Performer:  Denyce Graves (Mezzo Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Andes Manta
Written: Peru 
Venue:  Live  Washington National Cathedral, D. C. 
Length: 2 Minutes 47 Secs. 
15. Mary had a baby by Traditional
Performer:  Denyce Graves (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Charles Floyd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Cathedral Choral Society Orchestra,  Duke Ellington School for the Arts Show Choir
Venue:  Washington National Cathedral, D. C. 
Length: 3 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "Sweet little Jesus boy."
Arrangers: Charles Floyd; Robert McGimsey; Marvin Mills. 
16. Nouveau livre de noëls (12), Op. 2: Excerpt(s) by Louis-Claude Daquin
Performer:  Douglas Major (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1740; France 
Venue:  Washington National Cathedral, D. C. 
Length: 0 Minutes 58 Secs. 
17. Birthday Carol by Willcocks, David, Sir
Conductor:  Charles Floyd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  D.C. National Cathedral Choral Society Washington,  National Cathedral Choral Society Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Venue:  Live  Washington National Cathedral, D. C. 
Length: 2 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: English 
18. Christmas once more by Gene Scheer
Performer:  Denyce Graves (Mezzo Soprano), Charles Floyd (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Venue:  Live  Washington National Cathedral, D. C. 
Length: 3 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Lee Musiker. 
19. Christmas Medley by 
Venue:  Washington National Cathedral, D. C. 
Length: 8 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a medley which includes "Christmas Medley" by Charles Floyd, "Angels we have heard on high" by Traditional, "What child is this?" by Traditional, "Carol of the Bells" by Traditional and "Go tell it on the mountain" by Traditional. 

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