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The Vienna Choir Boys - Merry Christmas, Carols From North America And Europe


Release Date: 10/05/2004 
Label:  Koch International Classics Catalog #: 7584   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  John Francis WadeTraditionalRonald KauffmanMichael Haydn,   ... 
Performer:  Gerald Wirth
Conductor:  Gerald WirthLucio Golino
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Ambassade OrchestraVienna Boys' Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 48 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

All four choirs of the Vienna Choir Boys are represented on this CD; each group performs its favorite carols. The choirs learned these carols on their tours; the carols originate from Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Portugal, the United Kingdom, the USA and of course, Austria. Nine of the twenty-one carols on this disc have been newly arranged for boys' choir and orchestra by Gerald Wirth. All four choirs of the Vienna Choir Boys are represented on this CD; each group performs its favorite carols. The choirs learned these carols on their tours; the carols originate from Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Portugal, the United Kingdom, the USA and of course, Austria. Nine of the twenty-one carols on this disc have been newly arranged for boys' choir and orchestra by Gerald Wirth. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Adeste fideles "O come, all ye faithful" by John Francis Wade
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Ambassade Orchestra,  Vienna Boys' Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1782; England 
Date of Recording: 06/1999 
Venue:  Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: Arranger: Gerald Wirth. 
2. Maria durch ein' Dornwald ging by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Boys' Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/1999 
Venue:  Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Language: German 
3. Heissa Buama by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Boys' Choir
Date of Recording: 06/1999 
Venue:  Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: German 
4. Il est né, le divin enfant by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Ambassade Orchestra,  Vienna Boys' Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century; France 
Date of Recording: 06/1999 
Venue:  Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: Arranger: Gerald Wirth. 
5. The Huron carol by Traditional
Performer:  Gerald Wirth (Piano)
Conductor:  Gerald Wirth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Boys' Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Canada 
Date of Recording: 06/1999 
Venue:  Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: English 
6. Sing a Joyful Song of Christmas by Ronald Kauffman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Ambassade Orchestra,  Vienna Boys' Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 06/1999 
Venue:  Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Gerald Wirth.
This selection is sung in English and Latin. 
7. Les anges dans nos campagnes by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Boys' Choir
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 06/1999 
Venue:  Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is sung in French and Latin. 
8. Heiligste Nacht by Michael Haydn
Performer:  Gerald Wirth (Organ)
Conductor:  Gerald Wirth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Boys' Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1999 
Venue:  Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Language: German 
9. The first nowell by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Ambassade Orchestra,  Vienna Boys' Choir
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 06/1999 
Venue:  Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Gerald Wirth. 
10. Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing" by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Lucio Golino
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Ambassade Orchestra,  Vienna Boys' Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/1999 
Venue:  Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Gerald Wirth. 
11. When Christ was born by Reginald Jacques
Performer:  Gerald Wirth (Organ)
Conductor:  Gerald Wirth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Boys' Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 06/1999 
Venue:  Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is sung in English and Latin. 
12. Deck the Halls by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Boys' Choir
Written: Wales, UK 
Date of Recording: 06/1999 
Venue:  Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 1 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: English 
13. Joy to the World by Lowell Mason
Conductor:  Lucio Golino
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Ambassade Orchestra,  Vienna Boys' Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; USA 
Date of Recording: 06/1999 
Venue:  Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 1 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Gerald Wirth. 
14. Entre le boeuf et l'âne gris by Traditional
Performer:  Gerald Wirth (Piano)
Conductor:  Lucio Golino
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Boys' Choir
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 06/1999 
Venue:  Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Language: French 
15. O Tannenbaum by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Boys' Choir
Written: Westphalia, Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/1999 
Venue:  Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 1 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: German 
16. Gaudete: In dulci jubilo by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Boys' Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Date of Recording: 06/1999 
Venue:  Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 1 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is sung in German and Latin. 
17. Still, still, still by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Boys' Choir
Written: Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1999 
Venue:  Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 1 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: German 
18. O du stille by Cesar Bresgen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Boys' Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 06/1999 
Venue:  Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 1 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Language: German 
19. Es wird scho glei dumpa by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Boys' Choir
Date of Recording: 06/1999 
Venue:  Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: German 
20. Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Ambassade Orchestra,  Vienna Boys' Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1999 
Venue:  Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: Arranger: Gerald Wirth. 
21. Der Morgen im Lenze "Ihr Kinderlein kommet" by Johann Abraham P. Schulz
Performer:  Gerald Wirth (Organ)
Conductor:  Gerald Wirth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Boys' Choir
Period: Classical 
Date of Recording: 06/1999 
Venue:  Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Language: German 

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