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The Mystery Of Christmas / Edison, Elora Festival Singers


Release Date: 09/08/1998 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8554179   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  TraditionalJohn Francis WadeHarold Edwin DarkeFranz Xaver Gruber,   ... 
Performer:  Michael Bloss
Conductor:  Noel Edison
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elora Festival Singers
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 7 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Includes work(s) by various composers. Ensemble: Elora Festival Singers. Conductor: Noel Edison. Soloist: Michael Bloss. Includes work(s) by various composers. Ensemble: Elora Festival Singers. Conductor: Noel Edison. Soloist: Michael Bloss. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
The Huron carol by Traditional
Performer:  Michael Bloss (Organ)
Conductor:  Noel Edison
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elora Festival Singers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Canada 
2.
Adeste fideles "O come, all ye faithful" by John Francis Wade
Performer:  Michael Bloss (Organ)
Conductor:  Noel Edison
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elora Festival Singers
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1782; England 
3.
In the bleak mid-winter by Harold Edwin Darke
Performer:  Michael Bloss (Organ)
Conductor:  Noel Edison
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elora Festival Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; England 
Length: 5 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: English 
4.
King Jesus hath a garden by Traditional
Performer:  Michael Bloss (Organ)
Conductor:  Noel Edison
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elora Festival Singers
Written: Netherlands (Holland 
5.
Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Performer:  Michael Bloss (Organ)
Conductor:  Noel Edison
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elora Festival Singers
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: English 
6.
Tomorrow shall be my dancing day by Traditional
Performer:  Michael Bloss (Organ)
Conductor:  Noel Edison
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elora Festival Singers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Willcocks 
7.
Laudate Dominum by Arthur Honegger
Performer:  Michael Bloss (Organ)
Conductor:  Noel Edison
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elora Festival Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
Language: Latin 
8.
Motets (4) pour le temps de Noël by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Michael Bloss (Organ)
Conductor:  Noel Edison
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elora Festival Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951-1952; France 
Language: Latin 
9.
Ding Dong! Merrily on high by Traditional
Performer:  Michael Bloss (Organ)
Conductor:  Noel Edison
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elora Festival Singers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Sir David Willcocks.
This selection is based on the tune "Branle l'officiel" from Thoinot
Arbeau's "Orchésographie". 
10.
Jesus Christ the Apple Tree by Elisabeth Poston
Performer:  Michael Bloss (Organ)
Conductor:  Noel Edison
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elora Festival Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1967; England 
Language: English 
11.
What Sweeter Music by John Rutter
Performer:  Michael Bloss (Organ)
Conductor:  Noel Edison
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elora Festival Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1987; England 
Length: 5 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Language: English 
12.
There stood in heaven a linden tree by Traditional
Performer:  Michael Bloss (Organ)
Conductor:  Noel Edison
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elora Festival Singers
Language: English 
13.
Hymn to the Virgin by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Michael Bloss (Organ)
Conductor:  Noel Edison
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elora Festival Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930/1934; England 
14.
Star in the East by Traditional
Performer:  Michael Bloss (Organ)
Conductor:  Noel Edison
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elora Festival Singers
Notes: Arranged: Sargent 
15.
Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Michael Bloss (Organ)
Conductor:  Noel Edison
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elora Festival Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
16.
The Three Kings by Healey Willan
Performer:  Michael Bloss (Organ)
Conductor:  Noel Edison
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elora Festival Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Canada 
Language: English 
17.
God is with us by John Tavener
Performer:  Michael Bloss (Organ)
Conductor:  Noel Edison
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elora Festival Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1987; England 
Language: English 

Sound Samples

The Huron Carol, "Jesous ahatonhia" (arr. for choir): The Huron Carol (arr. R. Anderson)
Ring-a the News
Adeste fideles (O Come All Ye Faithful): O Come All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles)
In the Bleak Mid-Winter: In the Bleak Midwinter
The 3 Kings: The Three Kings
King Jesus hath a Garden
Silent Night
Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day: Tomorrow Shall be my Dancing Day (arr. D. Willcocks)
Une cantate de Noel: Laudate Dominum
4 Motets pour le temps de Noel: O Magnum Mysterium
4 Motets pour le temps de Noel: Quem Vidistis Pastores Dicite
4 Motets pour le temps de Noel: Videntes Stellem
4 Motets pour le temps de Noel: Hodie Christus Natus est
Ding Dong Merrily on High (arr. D. Willcocks): Ding, Dong Merrily on High (arr. D. Willcocks)
Jesus Christ the Apple Tree
What sweeter music
The Linden Tree Carol
A Hymn to the Virgin
Star in the South: (arr. Malcolm Sargent)
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (arr. N. Edison): Hark the Herald Angels Sing (arr. Noel Edison)
God is with us: A Christmas Proclamation

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 A great disc December 24, 2013 By Christian  B. (Price, UT) See All My Reviews "I really like this CD - the singing is great. Small ensemble with a "medievalish" cathedral choir sound. This is the right group to do the Poulenc Quatre Motets. Beautiful, strange stuff that I was not familiar with before. Other highlights on the disc are the Huron Carol and the Laudate Dominum." Report Abuse
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