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A Composer's Christmas / Jeffrey Reid Baker


Release Date: 11/20/1996 
Label:  Jrb   Catalog #: 2001   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  TraditionalFelix MendelssohnBenjamin Russell HanbyWilliam James Kirkpatrick,   ... 
Performer:  Jeffrey Reid Baker
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 13 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
God rest ye merry, gentlemen by Traditional
Performer:  Jeffrey Reid Baker (Synthesizer)
Written: England 
Length: 3 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Notes: Jeffrey Reid Baker arranged this carol in the style of Tchaikovsky. 
2.
We wish you a merry Christmas by Traditional
Performer:  Jeffrey Reid Baker (Synthesizer)
Written: England 
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Notes: Jeffrey Reid Baker arranged this carol in the style of a Vivaldi Violin Concerto. 
3.
Angels we have heard on high by Traditional
Performer:  Jeffrey Reid Baker (Synthesizer)
Written: France 
Length: 3 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Notes: Jeffrey Reid Baker arranged this carol in the style of Johann Sebastian Bach. 
4.
The Twelve Days of Christmas by Traditional
Performer:  Jeffrey Reid Baker (Synthesizer)
Written: England 
Length: 5 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Notes: Jeffrey Reid Baker arranged this carol in the style of a Liszt "Hungarian Rhapsody." 
5.
Deck the Halls by Traditional
Performer:  Jeffrey Reid Baker (Synthesizer)
Written: Wales, UK 
Length: 6 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Notes: Jeffrey Reid Baker arranged this carol in the style of Beethoven. 
6.
Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Jeffrey Reid Baker (Synthesizer)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Notes: Jeffrey Reid Baker arranged this carol in the style of a Schubert impromptu. 
7.
Up on the housetop by Benjamin Russell Hanby
Performer:  Jeffrey Reid Baker (Synthesizer)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1866; USA 
Length: 5 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Notes: Jeffrey Reid Baker arranged this carol in the style of a Mozart concerto. 
8.
Away in a manger by William James Kirkpatrick
Performer:  Jeffrey Reid Baker (Synthesizer)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Notes: Jeffrey Reid Baker arranged this carol in the style of Brahms. 
9.
It came upon the midnight clear by Richard Storrs Willis
Performer:  Jeffrey Reid Baker (Synthesizer)
Period: Romantic 
Length: 3 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Notes: Jeffrey Reid Baker arranged this carol in the style of Saint-Saëns. 
10.
Good Christian men, rejoice by Traditional
Performer:  Jeffrey Reid Baker (Synthesizer)
Written: Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Notes: Jeffrey Reid Baker arranged this carol in the style of Giovanni Gabrieli. 
11.
Minuit, Chrétiens "O holy night" by Adolphe Adam
Performer:  Jeffrey Reid Baker (Synthesizer)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
Length: 2 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Notes: Jeffrey Reid Baker arranged this carol in the style of a Wagner orchestral Prelude. 
12.
Scenes of Christmas by Jeffrey Reid Baker
Performer:  Jeffrey Reid Baker (Synthesizer)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Length: 9 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Notes: Jeffrey Reid Baker arranged a medley of carols in the style of Schumann's 'Kinderszenen': Joy to the World, Auld Lang Syne, O Little Town of Bethlehem, Jingle Bells, O Christmas Tree, Good King Wenceslas, and I Saw Three Ships. 
13.
Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Performer:  Jeffrey Reid Baker (Synthesizer)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Austria 
Length: 1 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Notes: Jeffrey Reid Baker arranged this carol in the style of a waltz by Johann Strauss, Jr. 
14.
Venite adoremus by Anonymous
Performer:  Jeffrey Reid Baker (Synthesizer)
Length: 1 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Notes: Jeffrey Reid Baker arranged this carol in the style of a waltz by Johann Strauss, Jr. 
15.
Adeste fideles "O come, all ye faithful" by John Francis Wade
Performer:  Jeffrey Reid Baker (Synthesizer)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1782; England 
Length: 4 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Notes: Jeffrey Reid Baker arranged this carol in the style of Mussorgsky's "At the Great Gate of Kiev" from 'Pictures at an Exhibition.' 
16.
What child is this? by Traditional
Performer:  Jeffrey Reid Baker (Synthesizer)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Notes: Jeffrey Reid Baker arranged this carol as a Galliard written for a Renaissance Consort. 
17.
The first nowell by Traditional
Performer:  Jeffrey Reid Baker (Synthesizer)
Written: England 
Length: 2 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Notes: Jeffrey Reid Baker arranged this carol in the style of a Satie "Gymnopédie." 
18.
O come, O come Emmanuel by Traditional
Performer:  Jeffrey Reid Baker (Synthesizer)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Notes: Jeffrey Reid Baker arranged this carol in the style of Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto no 2. 
19.
We three kings by John Henry Hopkins Jr.
Performer:  Jeffrey Reid Baker (Synthesizer)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Length: 3 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Notes: Jeffrey Reid Baker arranged this carol in the style of Chopin. 

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