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Christmas With Los Romeros


Release Date: 10/09/2012 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 001747402   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  George Frideric HandelJames R. MurrayFranz SchubertMassimo Paris,   ... 
Performer:  Lito RomeroPepe RomeroCelin RomeroAngel Romero
Conductor:  Massimo Paris
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los RomerosConcerto Málaga
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

For 50 years on stage and three generations Los Romeros have proven to be "The Royal Family of the Guitar". A veritable institution in the world of classical music, Los Romeros has dazzled countless audiences and won the raves of reviewers world wide. Celebrated worldwide for their thrilling interpretations and flawless technique, Los Romeros are iconic performers who are leading a renaissance of classical guitar on the concert stage as well as in recordings.

The world famous Los Romeros are presenting a Christmas CD in new arrangements featuring tunes from Spain, Germany and the United States. They are joined by Concerto Malaga under Massimo Paris.

The repertoire includes classics like Handel's
Read more Halleluja, Schubert's Ave Maria as well as famous Christmas hits like Joy to the World and Silent Night.
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Works on This Recording

1. Messiah, HWV 56: For unto us a child is born by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Lito Romero (Guitar), Pepe Romero (Guitar), Celin Romero (Guitar),
Angel Romero (Guitar)
Conductor:  Massimo Paris
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Romeros,  Concerto Málaga
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Notes: Arrangement: Yoon Kwan Park and Massimo Paris 
2. Away in a manger by James R. Murray
Performer:  Angel Romero (Guitar), Celin Romero (Guitar), Pepe Romero (Guitar),
Lito Romero (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Romeros
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887 
Notes: Arrangement: Patrick Kerber and David Bryan 
3. Ellens Gesang III, D 839/Op. 52 no 6 "Ave Maria" by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Lito Romero (Guitar), Pepe Romero (Guitar), Celin Romero (Guitar),
Angel Romero (Guitar)
Conductor:  Massimo Paris
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Romeros,  Concerto Málaga
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: Arrangement: Federico Moreno-Torroba 
4. Messiah, HWV 56: Hallelujah! by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Lito Romero (Guitar), Pepe Romero (Guitar), Celin Romero (Guitar),
Angel Romero (Guitar)
Conductor:  Massimo Paris
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Málaga
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Notes: Arrangement: Christopher Dobrian and Massimo Paris 
5. X'mas Suite by Massimo Paris
Performer:  Lito Romero (Guitar), Pepe Romero (Guitar), Celin Romero (Guitar),
Angel Romero (Guitar)
Conductor:  Massimo Paris
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Málaga
6. Ave Maria by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Lito Romero (Guitar), Pepe Romero (Guitar), Celin Romero (Guitar),
Angel Romero (Guitar)
Conductor:  Massimo Paris
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Málaga
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
Notes: Arrangement: Federico Moreno-Torroba 
7. Joy to the World by Lowell Mason
Performer:  Lito Romero (Guitar), Pepe Romero (Guitar), Celin Romero (Guitar),
Angel Romero (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Romeros
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; USA 
Notes: Arrangement: Patrick Kerber 
8. O Christmas Tree by Traditional
Performer:  Lito Romero (Guitar), Pepe Romero (Guitar), Celin Romero (Guitar),
Angel Romero (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Romeros
Notes: This selection is a medley which also includes "We Wish You a Merry Christmas".
Arrangement: Stephen C. Siktberg 
9. Christmas Time Is Here by Vince Guaraldi
Performer:  Lito Romero (Guitar), Pepe Romero (Guitar), Celin Romero (Guitar),
Angel Romero (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Romeros
Notes: Arrangment: Patrick Kerber 
10. Musae Sioniae: Es ist ein' Ros' entsprungen by Michael Praetorius
Performer:  Lito Romero (Guitar), Pepe Romero (Guitar), Celin Romero (Guitar),
Angel Romero (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Romeros
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1609; Germany 
Notes: Arrangement: Stephen C. Siktberg 
11. Carol of the Bells by Mykola Dmytrovich Leontov
Performer:  Lito Romero (Guitar), Pepe Romero (Guitar), Celin Romero (Guitar),
Angel Romero (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Romeros
Period: Modern 
Written: 1910; Ukraine 
Notes: Arrangement: Patrick Kerber and David Bryan 
12. El noi de la mare by Traditional
Performer:  Lito Romero (Guitar), Pepe Romero (Guitar), Celin Romero (Guitar),
Angel Romero (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Romeros
Written: Catalonia, Spain 
Notes: Arrangement: Christopher Dobrian and Pepe Romero 
13. Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Performer:  Lito Romero (Guitar), Pepe Romero (Guitar), Celin Romero (Guitar),
Angel Romero (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Romeros
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Austria 
Notes: Arrangement: Christopher Dobrian 
14. The Little Drummer Boy "Carol of the Drum" by Katherine K. Davis
Performer:  Lito Romero (Guitar), Pepe Romero (Guitar), Celin Romero (Guitar),
Angel Romero (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Romeros
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958; USA 

Featured Sound Samples

Joy to the World (Mason)
X'mas Suite (Paris): I. Pastorale and Bells

Sound Samples

Messiah - arranged by Yoon Kwan Park / Massimo Paris: For Unto Us A Child Is Born
Away in a Manger - arranged by Patrick Kerber / David Bryan: Away In A Manger
Joy to the World - arranged by Patrick Kerber: "Joy To The World"
Ave Maria - arranged by Federico Moreno-Torroba: Ave Maria
Messiah - arranged by Christopher Dobrian / Massimo Paris: Hallelujah
Carol Of The Bells
El Noi De La Mare
Silent Night
The Little Drummer Boy
Es ist ein' Ros' entsprungen (Speierisches Gesangbuch, Köln, 1599) - Lo, How a Rose - arranged by Stephen C. Siktberg: O Come, O Come / Lo, How A Rose
X'mas Suite for 4 guitars and chamber orchestra: Pastorale And Bells
X'mas Suite for 4 guitars and chamber orchestra: Little Comet Minuet
X'mas Suite for 4 guitars and chamber orchestra: Three King's Gavotte
X'mas Suite for 4 guitars and chamber orchestra: Holy Child Lullaby
X'mas Suite for 4 guitars and chamber orchestra: X'mas Saltarello
Christmas Time Is Here
Ave Maria
O Christmas Tree / We Wish You a Merry Christmas - arranged by Stephen C. Siktberg: O Christmas Tree / We Wish You A Merry Christmas

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  7 Customer Reviews )
 Christmas music from the first family of guitar January 5, 2013 By Michael S. (Saint Paul, MN) See All My Reviews "This CD has a mix of guitars with orchestra and small ensemble (due/trio/quartet) or guitars. I was hoping for a bit more "fire" and found some of the arrangements a bit safe, but overall this is an excellent addition to a guitar-lover's Christmas music collection." Report Abuse
 Relaxing January 2, 2013 By Garry D. (Corning, NY) See All My Reviews "Wonderful album. Sticks to the classic music - no schlock involved." Report Abuse
 Excellent Joice December 23, 2012 By Guering F. (West Orange, NJ) See All My Reviews "This is a very pretty and recommended album. The Romeros, as always, do a great job performing the Christmas songs in this album." Report Abuse
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