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The Christmas Album / Libera

Libera
Release Date: 11/15/2011 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 84395   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Lowell MasonTraditionalHenry John GauntlettAdolphe Adam,   ... 
Conductor:  Robert Prizeman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Libera
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

After much clamor from fans worldwide, Libera releases their highly-anticipated Christmas album. With an exciting mix of secular and sacred Christmas favorites including Joy to the World, Carol of the Bells, In Dulci Jubilo and White Christmas, join Libera as they bring in the holiday season. Their distinctive sound of stunning harmonies set to shimmering, mystical chords, has been described as "celestial sounds for the modern age" and appeals to people seeking respite and peace from chaotic times.

Libera has traveled the world in the last few years, topping both mainstream and classical charts around the globe. Their most recent release, Peace, was #1 in the UK, Japanese and Philippines classical charts; in the US,
Read more it peaked at #2 and hit the Heat Seekers chart. The boys in the group, under the musical direction of Robert Prizeman, come together to produce truly extraordinary music with results unlike any other vocal group around today.
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Works on This Recording

1. Joy to the World by Lowell Mason
Conductor:  Robert Prizeman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Libera
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; USA 
2. Still, still, still by Traditional
Conductor:  Robert Prizeman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Libera
Written: Austria 
3. Carol of the Bells by Traditional
Conductor:  Robert Prizeman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Libera
Written: Ukraine 
4. O come, O come Emmanuel by Traditional
Conductor:  Robert Prizeman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Libera
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century; France 
5. Once in Royal David's City by Henry John Gauntlett
Conductor:  Robert Prizeman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Libera
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; England 
6. Minuit, Chrétiens "O holy night" by Adolphe Adam
Conductor:  Robert Prizeman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Libera
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
7. Holiday Inn: White Christmas by Irving Berlin
Conductor:  Robert Prizeman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Libera
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USA 
8. Corpus Christi Carol by Traditional
Conductor:  Robert Prizeman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Libera
Written: England 
9. In dulci jubilo by Traditional
Conductor:  Robert Prizeman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Libera
Period: Medieval 
Written: 12th Century; Germany 
10. Meet Me in St. Louis: Have yourself a merry little Christmas by Hugh Martin
Conductor:  Robert Prizeman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Libera
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; USA 
11. Sing the Story by Traditional
Conductor:  Robert Prizeman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Libera
12. Lully, lulla, thow littel tyne child "Coventry Carol" by Traditional
Conductor:  Robert Prizeman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Libera
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
13. The first nowell by Traditional
Conductor:  Robert Prizeman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Libera
Written: England 
14. Jubilate Deo by Anonymous
Conductor:  Robert Prizeman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Libera
Period: Medieval 
15. While shepherds watched their flocks by night by Traditional
Conductor:  Robert Prizeman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Libera
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1592; England 
16. Lullabye "Goodnight, my angel" by Billy Joel
Conductor:  Robert Prizeman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Libera
Period: 20th Century 

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