WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

A Little Bit Of Heaven / Butt, Gigli, Robeson, Lough, Et Al


Release Date: 11/11/2003 
Label:  Pearl   Catalog #: 204   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Stephen AdamsArthur SullivanCésar FranckTraditional,   ... 
Performer:  Dame Clara ButtBeniamino GigliLawrence BrownPaul Robeson,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir George Thalben-BallClifford GreenwoodJay WilburSir John Barbirolli,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  OrchestraChorusTemple Church Choir,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 19 Mins. 

Back Order: Usually ships in 2 to 3 weeks.  

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Includes work(s) by various composers. Soloists: Dame Clara Butt, Beniamino Gigli, Paul Robeson, Ernest Lough, Vera Lynn, Ann Stephens, Phyllis Robins, Phil Harris, Mahalia Jackson, John McCormack, Richard Crooks, Emmy Bettendorf, Norman Allin, Ursala Van Dieman, Marian Anderson. Includes work(s) by various composers. Soloists: Dame Clara Butt, Beniamino Gigli, Paul Robeson, Ernest Lough, Vera Lynn, Ann Stephens, Phyllis Robins, Phil Harris, Mahalia Jackson, John McCormack, Richard Crooks, Emmy Bettendorf, Norman Allin, Ursala Van Dieman, Marian Anderson. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
The Holy City by Stephen Adams
Performer:  Dame Clara Butt (Alto)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1892; England 
Date of Recording: 07/11/1929 
Length: 3 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: English 
2.
The Lost Chord by Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  Dame Clara Butt (Alto)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; England 
Date of Recording: 08/08/1930 
Length: 4 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: English 
3.
Panis angelicus by César Franck
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra,  Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872; France 
Date of Recording: 06/02/1936 
Length: 3 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: English 
4.
My Lord, what a morning by Traditional
Performer:  Lawrence Brown (Piano), Paul Robeson (Bass)
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 09/1928 
Length: 2 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: English 
5.
Swing low, sweet chariot by Traditional
Performer:  Lawrence Brown (Piano), Paul Robeson (Bass)
Date of Recording: 02/15/1933 
Length: 2 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: English 
6.
Hear my prayer: O, for the wings of a dove by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Sir George Thalben-Ball (Organ), Ernest Lough (Treble)
Conductor:  Sir George Thalben-Ball
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Temple Church Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/30/1928 
Length: 8 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Language: English 
7.
Adeste fideles "O come, all ye faithful" by John Francis Wade
Performer:  Hans Schneider (Boy Alto)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Boys' Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1782; England 
Date of Recording: 10/14/1938 
Length: 3 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
8.
I'll walk beside you by Alan Murray
Performer:  Vera Lynn (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 06/09/1941 
Length: 3 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: English 
9.
Christopher Robin is Saying his Prayers "Vespers" by Harold Fraser-Simson
Performer:  Ann Stephens (Voice)
Conductor:  Clifford Greenwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1924; England 
Date of Recording: 07/09/1941 
Length: 2 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: English 
10.
Little Drummer Boy by Art Noel
Performer:  Phyllis Robins (Voice)
Conductor:  Jay Wilbur
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; USA 
Date of Recording: 02/24/1938 
Length: 3 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Language: English 
11.
Deck of Cards by T. Texas Tyler
Performer:  Phil Harris (Spoken Vocals)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1948; USA 
Date of Recording: 1948 
Length: 3 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: English 
12.
Amazing Grace by Traditional
Performer:  Mahalia Jackson (Voice), James Francis (Electric Organ)
Date of Recording: 09/17/1947 
Length: 2 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Language: English 
13.
Nearer, my God, to Thee by Lowell Mason
Performer:  John McCormack (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/01/1913 
Length: 3 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: English 
14.
Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Boys' Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Austria 
Date of Recording: 10/14/1938 
Length: 2 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: German 
15.
Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesu bleibet meine Freude "Jesu, joy of man's desiring" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Gerald Moore (Piano), John McCormack (Tenor)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/06/1941 
Length: 3 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: English 
16.
The Rosary by Ethelbert Nevin
Performer:  Richard Crooks (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1898; USA 
Date of Recording: 1932 
Length: 3 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Language: English 
17.
Cavalleria Rusticana: Ineggiamo, il Signor "Easter Hymn" by Pietro Mascagni
Performer:  Emmy Bettendorf (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra,  Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; Italy 
Date of Recording: 04/29/1927 
Length: 7 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
18.
Jésus de Nazareth by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Norman Allin (Baritone)
Conductor:  Stanford Robinson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1856; France 
Date of Recording: 07/08/1932 
Length: 4 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Language: English 
19.
Laudate Dominum by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Ursala Van Dieman (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: Austria 
Date of Recording: 05/1928 
Length: 4 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
20.
Oh, what a beautiful city by Traditional
Performer:  Marian Anderson (Alto)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 1949 
Length: 2 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: English 
21.
Heav'n, heav'n by Traditional
Performer:  Marian Anderson (Alto)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 1949 
Length: 2 Minutes 7 Secs. 
22.
Ave Maria by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra,  Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
Date of Recording: 05/24/1936 
Length: 2 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Notes: This work is based on J.S. Bach's Prelude no 1 in C from 'The Well-Tempered Clavier.' 

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this title
Review This Title
Review This Title Share on Facebook




YOU MUST BE A SUBSCRIBER TO LISTEN TO ARKIVMUSIC STREAMING.
TRY IT NOW FOR FREE!
Sign up now for two weeks of free access to the world's best classical music collection. Keep listening for only $19.95/month - thousands of classical albums for the price of one! Learn more about ArkivMusic Streaming
Aleady a subscriber? Sign In