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Joy to the World


Release Date: 10/21/2003 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8557160   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Henry John GauntlettTraditionalConrad KocherJohn Jacob Niles,   ... 
Conductor:  Donald HuntAndrew SackettJeremy SummerlyNoel Edison
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Worcester Cathedral ChoirTewkesbury Abbey School ChoirOxford Camerata,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 3 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Christmas carols, whether from our own time or centuries past, are a perfect reflection of the warmth and homely intimacy of the season. This rich and varied collection includes carols from all over the world, illustrating the amazing diversity of a genre originally rooted in the medieval dance. Christmas carols, whether from our own time or centuries past, are a perfect reflection of the warmth and homely intimacy of the season. This rich and varied collection includes carols from all over the world, illustrating the amazing diversity of a genre originally rooted in the medieval dance. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Once in Royal David's City by Henry John Gauntlett
Conductor:  Donald Hunt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Worcester Cathedral Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; England 
2.
Unto us is born a son by Traditional
Conductor:  Donald Hunt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Worcester Cathedral Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1582 
3.
Ding Dong! Merrily on high by Traditional
Conductor:  Donald Hunt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Worcester Cathedral Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; France 
Notes: This selection is based on the tune "Branle l'officiel" from Thoinot
Arbeau's "Orchésographie". 
4.
As with gladness men of old by Conrad Kocher
Conductor:  Andrew Sackett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tewkesbury Abbey School Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; England 
5.
Angels from the realms of glory by Traditional
Conductor:  Andrew Sackett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tewkesbury Abbey School Choir
Written: France 
6.
Lully, lulla, thow littel tyne child "Coventry Carol" by Traditional
Conductor:  Donald Hunt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Worcester Cathedral Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
7.
The first nowell by Traditional
Conductor:  Andrew Sackett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tewkesbury Abbey School Choir
Written: England 
8.
I wonder as I wander by John Jacob Niles
Conductor:  Donald Hunt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Worcester Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
9.
Rocking by Traditional
Conductor:  Donald Hunt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Worcester Cathedral Choir
Written: Czech Republic 
10.
Gaudete, Christus est natus by Traditional
Conductor:  Jeremy Summerly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford Camerata
Period: Medieval 
Written: England 
11.
Away in a manger by William James Kirkpatrick
Conductor:  Donald Hunt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Worcester Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
12.
Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Conductor:  Noel Edison
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elora Festival Singers
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Austria 
13.
Joy to the World by Lowell Mason
Conductor:  Donald Hunt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Worcester Cathedral Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; USA 
14.
Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing" by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Donald Hunt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Worcester Cathedral Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
15.
Adeste fideles "O come, all ye faithful" by John Francis Wade
Conductor:  Donald Hunt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Worcester Cathedral Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1782; England 
16.
In dulci jubilo by Traditional
Conductor:  Donald Hunt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Worcester Cathedral Choir
Period: Medieval 
Written: 12th Century; Germany 
17.
The Holly and the Ivy by Traditional
Conductor:  Andrew Sackett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tewkesbury Abbey School Choir
Written: England 
18.
In the bleak mid-winter by Harold Edwin Darke
Conductor:  Noel Edison
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elora Festival Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; England 
19.
Jesus Christ the Apple Tree by Traditional
Conductor:  Noel Edison
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elora Festival Singers
20.
Personent hodie by Anonymous
Conductor:  Donald Hunt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Worcester Cathedral Choir
Period: Medieval 
Written: 1582; Sweden 
Notes: This translation of "Personent hodie" is titled "Sing Aloud." 

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