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Angels On High: A Robert Shaw Christmas


Release Date: 09/23/1997 
Label:  Telarc   Catalog #: 80461   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  TraditionalRandall ThompsonGuillaume CosteleyBenjamin Britten,   ... 
Performer:  Norman MackenzieWilliam WilderPam ElrodDonna Carter,   ... 
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chamber Singers
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 11 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
O come, O come Emmanuel by Traditional
Performer:  Norman Mackenzie (Organ), William Wilder (Percussion)
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chamber Singers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century; France 
Date of Recording: 06/1997 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Woodruff Center, Atlanta 
Length: 2 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Alice Parker. 
2.
Alleluia by Randall Thompson
Performer:  Norman Mackenzie (Organ)
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chamber Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; USA 
Date of Recording: 06/1997 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Woodruff Center, Atlanta 
Length: 4 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
3.
The first nowell by Traditional
Performer:  Norman Mackenzie (Organ)
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chamber Singers
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 06/1997 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Woodruff Center, Atlanta 
Length: 1 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arrangers: Alice Parker; Robert Shaw. 
4.
Allons, gay bergères by Guillaume Costeley
Performer:  Norman Mackenzie (Organ), Pam Elrod (Alto), Donna Carter (Soprano),
William Borland (Bass), Frank Timmerman (Tenor)
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chamber Singers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; France 
Date of Recording: 06/1997 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Woodruff Center, Atlanta 
Length: 1 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: Arrangers: Alice Parker; Robert Shaw. 
5.
Hymn to the Virgin by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Norman Mackenzie (Organ), Donna Carter (Soprano), Nanette Soles (Alto),
Sean Mayer (Tenor), Charles Sprawls (Bass)
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chamber Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930/1934; England 
Date of Recording: 06/1997 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Woodruff Center, Atlanta 
Length: 3 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Language: English 
6.
O magnum mysterium by Morten Lauridsen
Performer:  Norman Mackenzie (Organ)
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chamber Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1994; USA 
Date of Recording: 06/1997 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Woodruff Center, Atlanta 
Length: 6 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
7.
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no 35, Seid froh dieweil by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Norman Mackenzie (Organ)
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chamber Singers
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1734-1735; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/1997 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Woodruff Center, Atlanta 
Length: 0 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Robert Shaw. 
8.
Ave Maria by Franz Biebl
Performer:  Norman Mackenzie (Organ), Nanette Soles (Alto), Sean Mayer (Tenor),
Charles Sprawls (Bass)
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chamber Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1964; Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/1997 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Woodruff Center, Atlanta 
Length: 5 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
9.
What is this lovely fragrance? by Traditional
Performer:  Norman Mackenzie (Organ)
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chamber Singers
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 06/1997 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Woodruff Center, Atlanta 
Length: 3 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Healey Willan. 
10.
Carol-Anthems (3) for Chorus: no 3, Sing lullaby by Herbert Howells
Performer:  Norman Mackenzie (Organ)
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chamber Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918-1920; England 
Date of Recording: 06/1997 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Woodruff Center, Atlanta 
Length: 2 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: English 
11.
While by my sheep by Traditional
Performer:  William Borland (Bass), Frank Timmerman (Tenor), Charles Sprawls (Bass),
Anne-Marie Spalinger (Soprano), Katherine Murray (Alto), Patricia Nealon (Soprano),
David Blalock (Tenor), Nanette Soles (Alto), Norman Mackenzie (Organ)
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chamber Singers
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/1997 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Woodruff Center, Atlanta 
Length: 1 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Hugo Jüngst. 
12.
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no 12, Brich an, du schönes Morgenlicht by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Norman Mackenzie (Organ)
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chamber Singers
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1734-1735; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/1997 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Woodruff Center, Atlanta 
Length: 1 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arrangers: Alice Parker; Robert Shaw. 
13.
Adeste fideles "O come, all ye faithful" by John Francis Wade
Performer:  Norman Mackenzie (Organ)
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chamber Singers
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1782; England 
Date of Recording: 06/1997 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Woodruff Center, Atlanta 
Length: 3 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: Arranger: Alice Parker. 
14.
A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Norman Mackenzie (Organ), Elisabeth Remy (Harp), Janice Chandler (Soprano),
Nanette Soles (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chamber Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; England 
Date of Recording: 06/1997 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Woodruff Center, Atlanta 
Length: 22 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Language: English 
15.
Heavenly Light by Aleksandr A. Kopïlov
Performer:  Norman Mackenzie (Organ)
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chamber Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Date of Recording: 06/1997 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Woodruff Center, Atlanta 
Length: 2 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Peter Wilhousky. 
16.
Carol of the Birds by Eric Harding Thiman
Performer:  Norman Mackenzie (Organ), Janice Chandler (Soprano)
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chamber Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 06/1997 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Woodruff Center, Atlanta 
Length: 3 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arrangers: Robert Shaw; Alice Parker. 
17.
Musae Sioniae: Es ist ein' Ros' entsprungen by Michael Praetorius
Performer:  Norman Mackenzie (Organ)
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chamber Singers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1609; Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/1997 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Woodruff Center, Atlanta 
Length: 1 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arrangers: Alice Parker; Robert Shaw. 

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