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The Top 20 Christmas Carols

20 Classic Carols
Release Date: 12/07/2010 
Label:  Abc Classics   Catalog #: 951853   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Franz Xaver GruberFelix MendelssohnWilliam Garnet JamesLowell Mason,   ... 
Performer:  James BladesJohn ScottSir David WillcocksDavid Corkhill,   ... 
Conductor:  Stephen CleoburySir David WillcocksAnthony WalkerBrett Weymark,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 5 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 40 Secs. 
2. Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  James Blades (Percussion), John Scott (Organ), Sir David Willcocks (Descant),
David Corkhill (Percussion)
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 11 Secs. 
3. Christmas Day, for chorus by William Garnet James
Performer:  David Miller (Piano)
Conductor:  Anthony Walker
Length: 1 Minutes 40 Secs. 
4. Joy to the World by Lowell Mason
Conductor:  Brett Weymark
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; USA 
Date of Recording: 07/06/2010 
Venue:  Eugene Goossens Hall of the Australian B 
Length: 1 Minutes 18 Secs. 
5. In the bleak midwinter by Harold Drake
Performer:  David Drury (Organ), Jane Sheldon ()
Conductor:  Anthony Walker
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 5 Minutes 3 Secs. 
6. Once in Royal David's City by Henry John Gauntlett
Performer:  Jane Sheldon ()
Conductor:  David Stanhope
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 52 Secs. 
7. O come, O come Emmanuel by Traditional
Performer:  Paul McMahon ()
Conductor:  Brett Weymark
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 52 Secs. 
8. Carol of the Birds, for chorus by William Garnet James
Performer:  David Miller (Piano)
Conductor:  Anthony Walker
Length: 1 Minutes 15 Secs. 
9. The Silver Stars are in the Sky (Australian carol) by William Garnet James
Performer:  Catherine [Soprano Vocal] Riley (), David Miller (Piano)
Conductor:  Anthony Walker
Length: 2 Minutes 12 Secs. 
10. Musae Sioniae: Es ist ein' Ros' entsprungen by Michael Praetorius
Conductor:  Anthony Walker
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1609; Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 16 Secs. 
11. Lully, lulla, thow littel tyne child "Coventry Carol" by Traditional
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 20 Secs. 
12. O little town of Bethlehem by Henry Walford Davies
Performer:  Thomas Armstrong (Descant), Stephen Cleobury (Organ)
Conductor:  George Guest
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Length: 3 Minutes 48 Secs. 
13. Shepherd's Pipe Carol by John Rutter
Conductor:  Timothy Sexton
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Length: 3 Minutes 4 Secs. 
14. The first nowell by Traditional
Conductor:  Paul Dyer
Written: England 
Length: 4 Minutes 28 Secs. 
15. The Little Drummer Boy "Carol of the Drum" by Katherine K. Davis
Performer:  Yvonne Kenny ()
Conductor:  David Stanhope
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 10 Secs. 
16. Away in a manger by William James Kirkpatrick
Length: 3 Minutes 21 Secs. 
17. Ding Dong! Merrily on high by Traditional
Conductor:  Brett Weymark
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; France 
Date of Recording: 07/06/2010 
Venue:  Eugene Goossens Hall of the Australian B 
Length: 1 Minutes 35 Secs. 
18. Adeste fideles "O come, all ye faithful" by John Francis Wade
Performer:  Jonathan Bradley (Organ)
Conductor:  Michael Leighton-Jones
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1782; England 
Length: 6 Minutes 2 Secs. 
19. The Angel Gabriel from Heaven Came (Birjina gaztettobat zegoen), Basque carol by Traditional
Performer:  Genevieve Lang (Harp)
Conductor:  Anthony Walker
Length: 3 Minutes 46 Secs. 
20. Minuit, Chrétiens "O holy night" by Adolphe Adam
Conductor:  Timothy Sexton
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
Length: 6 Minutes 25 Secs. 

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