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A Mormon Tabernacle Christmas


Release Date: 09/25/2001 
Label:  Telarc   Catalog #: 80552   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Lowell MasonTraditionalJohn Jacob NilesFelix Mendelssohn,   ... 
Performer:  John LonghurstDiana WalkerRobert Breault
Conductor:  Craig Jessop
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mormon Tabernacle ChoirOrchestra at Temple Square
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 57 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

What better way to celebrate Christmas than with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir? This disc, a 2000 Telarc release, presents that glorious ensemble with the Orchestra at Temple Square conducted by Craig Jessop in a real holiday treat. This is truly a Christmas blockbuster if there ever was one. There's something overwhelming about the mammoth sound and legendary precision of the Tabernacle Choir, and for those of you weary of ordinary Christmas tunes, or who went the jazz route and got tired of it, come home to this disc. "Joy to the World" arranged by Mack Wilberg is truly joyous. Organist John Longhurst begins with a chord that invites the strings to come in, followed by brass fanfare and finally chorus. Wilberg's exceptional arrangements are Read more filled with a flourish and panache that revive the Carol genre almost single-handedly.
A double Platinum winner, this is a great disc to have at home or to give as a stocking stuffer. Bring on the eggnog! Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Joy to the World by Lowell Mason
Performer:  John Longhurst (Organ)
Conductor:  Craig Jessop
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mormon Tabernacle Choir,  Orchestra at Temple Square
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; USA 
Date of Recording: 03/2000 
Venue:  Mormon Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, Utah 
Length: 2 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Mack Wilberg. 
2. Carol of the Bells by Traditional
Conductor:  Craig Jessop
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mormon Tabernacle Choir,  Orchestra at Temple Square
Written: Ukraine 
Date of Recording: 03/2000 
Venue:  Mormon Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, Utah 
Length: 2 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Barlow Bradford. 
3. Whence is that goodly Fragrance by Traditional
Conductor:  Craig Jessop
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mormon Tabernacle Choir,  Orchestra at Temple Square
Date of Recording: 03/2000 
Venue:  Mormon Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, Utah 
Length: 4 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Mack Wilberg. 
4. I wonder as I wander by John Jacob Niles
Conductor:  Craig Jessop
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mormon Tabernacle Choir,  Orchestra at Temple Square
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 03/2000 
Venue:  Mormon Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, Utah 
Length: 3 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Barlow Bradford. 
5. Masters in this hall by Traditional
Conductor:  Craig Jessop
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mormon Tabernacle Choir,  Orchestra at Temple Square
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 03/2000 
Venue:  Mormon Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, Utah 
Length: 3 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Mack Wilberg. 
6. The first nowell by Traditional
Conductor:  Craig Jessop
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mormon Tabernacle Choir,  Orchestra at Temple Square
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 03/2000 
Venue:  Mormon Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, Utah 
Length: 4 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Mack Wilberg. 
7. How far to Bethlehem? by Traditional
Conductor:  Craig Jessop
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mormon Tabernacle Choir,  Orchestra at Temple Square
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 03/2000 
Venue:  Mormon Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, Utah 
Length: 3 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Mack Wilberg. 
8. Patapan by Traditional
Conductor:  Craig Jessop
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mormon Tabernacle Choir,  Orchestra at Temple Square
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Burgundy, France 
Venue:  Mormon Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, Utah 
Length: 2 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Barlow Bradford. 
9. What shall we give to the babe in the manger? by Traditional
Conductor:  Craig Jessop
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mormon Tabernacle Choir,  Orchestra at Temple Square
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 03/2000 
Venue:  Mormon Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, Utah 
Length: 4 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Mack Wilberg. 
10. One December bright and clear by Traditional
Conductor:  Craig Jessop
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mormon Tabernacle Choir,  Orchestra at Temple Square
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 03/2000 
Venue:  Mormon Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, Utah 
Length: 1 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Mack Wilberg. 
11. What child is this? by Traditional
Conductor:  Craig Jessop
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mormon Tabernacle Choir,  Orchestra at Temple Square
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
Date of Recording: 03/2000 
Venue:  Mormon Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, Utah 
Length: 5 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Barlow Bradford. 
12. Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  John Longhurst (Organ)
Conductor:  Craig Jessop
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mormon Tabernacle Choir,  Orchestra at Temple Square
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/2000 
Venue:  Mormon Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, Utah 
Length: 3 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Mack Wilberg. 
13. Jesus, Jesus rest your head by John Jacob Niles
Conductor:  Craig Jessop
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mormon Tabernacle Choir,  Orchestra at Temple Square
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 03/2000 
Venue:  Mormon Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, Utah 
Length: 4 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Barlow Bradford. 
14. Angels from the realms of glory by Traditional
Performer:  Diana Walker (Soprano)
Conductor:  Craig Jessop
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mormon Tabernacle Choir,  Orchestra at Temple Square
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 03/2000 
Venue:  Mormon Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, Utah 
Length: 4 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Mack Wilberg. 
15. Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Performer:  Robert Breault (Tenor)
Conductor:  Craig Jessop
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mormon Tabernacle Choir,  Orchestra at Temple Square
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Austria 
Date of Recording: 03/2000 
Venue:  Mormon Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, Utah 
Length: 3 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Mack Wilberg. 

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