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Christmas Masterpieces & Familiar Carols / Westminster Choir College Of Rider University

Bach / Mendelssohn / Handel / Westminster Choir
Release Date: 11/15/2011 
Label:  Westminster Choir   Catalog #: 69  
Composer:  George Frideric HandelHector BerliozJohann Sebastian BachFelix Mendelssohn,   ... 
Performer:  Ann AckleyDaniel Beckwith
Conductor:  Joseph Flummerfelt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster ChoirNew Jersey Symphony OrchestraConcerto Soloists of Philadelphia
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

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Works on This Recording

1.
Messiah, HWV 56: Glory to God in the highest by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Ann Ackley (Soprano)
Conductor:  Joseph Flummerfelt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Choir,  New Jersey Symphony Orchestra,  Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: English 
2.
Messiah, HWV 56: For unto us a child is born by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Ann Ackley (Soprano)
Conductor:  Joseph Flummerfelt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Choir,  New Jersey Symphony Orchestra,  Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: English 
3.
Messiah, HWV 56: Hallelujah! by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Joseph Flummerfelt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Choir,  New Jersey Symphony Orchestra,  Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Language: English 
4.
L'enfance du Christ, Op. 25: L'adieu des bergers by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  Joseph Flummerfelt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Choir,  New Jersey Symphony Orchestra,  Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850-1854; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: French 
5.
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: Cantata no 1, Jauchzet, frohlocket, auf, preiset die Tage by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Joseph Flummerfelt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Choir,  New Jersey Symphony Orchestra,  Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1734-1735; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 8 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: German 
6.
Christus, Op. 97: Say Where is He by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Ann Ackley (Soprano)
Conductor:  Joseph Flummerfelt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Choir,  New Jersey Symphony Orchestra,  Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Language: English 
7.
Christus, Op. 97: There Shall a Star by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Joseph Flummerfelt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Choir,  New Jersey Symphony Orchestra,  Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: English 
8.
God rest ye merry, gentlemen by Traditional
Conductor:  Joseph Flummerfelt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Choir,  New Jersey Symphony Orchestra,  Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia
Written: England 
Length: 1 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Language: English 
9.
Shepherd's Carol by Traditional
Conductor:  Joseph Flummerfelt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Choir,  New Jersey Symphony Orchestra,  Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia
Written: London, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: English 
10.
How far to Bethlehem? by Traditional
Conductor:  Joseph Flummerfelt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Choir,  New Jersey Symphony Orchestra,  Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia
Written: England 
Length: 2 Minutes 2 Secs. 
11.
Boar's Head Carol by Traditional
Conductor:  Joseph Flummerfelt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Choir,  New Jersey Symphony Orchestra,  Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia
Written: England 
Length: 1 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: English 
12.
O little town of Bethlehem by Henry Walford Davies
Conductor:  Joseph Flummerfelt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Choir,  New Jersey Symphony Orchestra,  Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Length: 2 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: English 
13.
On Christmas Night "Sussex Carol" by Traditional
Conductor:  Joseph Flummerfelt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Choir,  New Jersey Symphony Orchestra,  Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia
Written: England 
Length: 1 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: English 
14.
Jesus, Jesus, rest your head by Traditional
Conductor:  Joseph Flummerfelt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Choir,  New Jersey Symphony Orchestra,  Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia
Written: USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 35 Secs. 
15.
Good Christian men, rejoice by Traditional
Conductor:  Joseph Flummerfelt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Choir,  New Jersey Symphony Orchestra,  Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia
Written: Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Language: English 
16.
It came upon the midnight clear by Richard Storrs Willis
Performer:  Daniel Beckwith (Organ)
Conductor:  Joseph Flummerfelt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Choir,  New Jersey Symphony Orchestra,  Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia
Period: Romantic 
Length: 1 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: English 
17.
Now is born the divine Christ child by Traditional
Conductor:  Joseph Flummerfelt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Choir,  New Jersey Symphony Orchestra,  Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia
Length: 1 Minutes 22 Secs. 
18.
Good King Wenceslas by Traditional
Conductor:  Joseph Flummerfelt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Choir,  New Jersey Symphony Orchestra,  Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia
Written: England 
Length: 1 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: English 
19.
Song of the Crib by Traditional
Conductor:  Joseph Flummerfelt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Choir,  New Jersey Symphony Orchestra,  Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia
Length: 2 Minutes 24 Secs. 
20.
Wassail Song by Traditional
Conductor:  Joseph Flummerfelt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Choir,  New Jersey Symphony Orchestra,  Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
Length: 1 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Language: English 
21.
We wish you a merry Christmas by Traditional
Conductor:  Joseph Flummerfelt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Choir,  New Jersey Symphony Orchestra,  Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia
Written: England 
Length: 1 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: English 

Sound Samples

Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: Part I: Jauchzet, frohlocket
Christus, Op. 97 (Sung in English): Recitative: When Jesus, Our Lord - Trio: Say, Where is He Born
Christus, Op. 97 (Sung in English): Chorus: There Shall a Star
Messiah: Part I: Recitative: There were shepherds abiding - Chorus: Glory to God
Messiah: Part I: For unto us a child is born
Messiah: Part II: Hallelujah
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (arr. L. Woodruff)
Boar's Head Carol
The Shepherd's Carol
How Far Is It to Bethlehem
O Little Town of Bethlehem
Sussex Carol
Jesus, Jesus, Rest Your Head
Good Christian men, rejoice: Good Christian Men, Rejoice
It Came upon the Midnight Clear
Now Is Born the Divine Christ Child
L'enfance du Christ, Op. 25: Part II: The Flight into Egypt: The Shepherd's Farewell to the Holy Family
Good King Wenceslas (arr. L. Woodruff)
Joseph Dearest, Joseph Mine
Wassail Song
We Wish You a Merry Christmas

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