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Silent Night Holy Night / Various

Silent Night Holy Night / Various
Release Date: 11/16/2004 
Label:  Arthaus Musik   Catalog #: 101135  
Composer:  Franz Xaver GruberAdolphe AdamTraditionalMichael Praetorius,   ... 
Performer:  Doris SoffelHermann PreyJochen KowalskiSiegfried Jerusalem,   ... 
Conductor:  Ferdinand Leitner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tölz Boys ChoirDresden StaatskapelleLudwig Güttler Brass Ensemble,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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SILENT NIGHT, HOLY NIGHT

From the Schaupielhaus Berlin 1990

The Tölzer Knabenchor, Hermann Prey, Doris Soffel, Jochen Kowalski, Siegfried Jerusalem, The Zagorsk Monastery Choir, Maria Graf, The Güttler Brass Ensemble

Directed for Television by Bob Rooyens

Sound Format: PCM Stereo
Picture Format: 4:3
Region Code: 0 (All)
Menu Languages: D, F, GB, SP
Subtitle Languages: D, F, GB, SP
Running Time: 62 mins
DVD 5/ NTSC

Silent Night, Holy Night features an unforgettable Christmas concert, recorded at the Berlin Schauspielhaus just after German reunification.

The outstanding Tölz Boys Choir, Hermann
Read more Prey, Doris Soffel, Jochen Kowalski and several other artists known far beyond the German border perform a potpourri of favourite German Christmas Carols such as "Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen" (A Spotless Rose is Growing) or "Tochter Zion, freue dich" (Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion). The finale is a moving ensemble performance of "Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht" (Silent Night, Holy Night).

The pieces are enhanced with beautiful Christmas images and the romantic and festive atmosphere captures the spirit of the season. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Performer:  Doris Soffel (Soprano), Hermann Prey (Tenor), Jochen Kowalski (Countertenor),
Siegfried Jerusalem (Tenor), Maria Graf (Harp)
Conductor:  Ferdinand Leitner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tölz Boys Choir,  Dresden Staatskapelle,  Ludwig Güttler Brass Ensemble  ... 
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Austria 
2.
Minuit, Chrétiens "O holy night" by Adolphe Adam
Performer:  Siegfried Jerusalem (Tenor), Doris Soffel (Soprano), Hermann Prey (Tenor),
Jochen Kowalski (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tölz Boys Choir,  Ludwig Güttler Brass Ensemble,  Zagorsk Monastery Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
3.
Joseph, lieber Joseph mein by Traditional
Performer:  Siegfried Jerusalem (Tenor), Doris Soffel (Soprano), Hermann Prey (Tenor),
Jochen Kowalski (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tölz Boys Choir,  Ludwig Güttler Brass Ensemble,  Zagorsk Monastery Choir
4.
Macht hoch die Tür by Traditional
Performer:  Doris Soffel (Soprano), Hermann Prey (Tenor), Jochen Kowalski (Countertenor),
Siegfried Jerusalem (Tenor), Maria Graf (Harp)
Conductor:  Ferdinand Leitner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tölz Boys Choir,  Dresden Staatskapelle,  Ludwig Güttler Brass Ensemble  ... 
5.
Musae Sioniae: Es ist ein' Ros' entsprungen by Michael Praetorius
Performer:  Doris Soffel (Soprano), Hermann Prey (Tenor), Jochen Kowalski (Countertenor),
Siegfried Jerusalem (Tenor), Maria Graf (Harp)
Conductor:  Ferdinand Leitner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tölz Boys Choir,  Dresden Staatskapelle,  Ludwig Güttler Brass Ensemble  ... 
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1609; Germany 
6.
Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Ferdinand Leitner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
7.
Serse, HWV 40: Ombra mai fu "Largo" by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Doris Soffel (Soprano), Hermann Prey (Tenor), Jochen Kowalski (Countertenor),
Siegfried Jerusalem (Tenor), Maria Graf (Harp)
Conductor:  Ferdinand Leitner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tölz Boys Choir,  Dresden Staatskapelle,  Ludwig Güttler Brass Ensemble  ... 
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738; London, England 
8.
Concerto for Harp in B flat major, Op. 4 no 6/HWV 294 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Maria Graf (Harp)
Conductor:  Ferdinand Leitner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1736; London, England 
9.
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no 24, Herrscher des Himmels by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Doris Soffel (Soprano), Hermann Prey (Tenor), Jochen Kowalski (Countertenor),
Siegfried Jerusalem (Tenor), Maria Graf (Harp)
Conductor:  Ferdinand Leitner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tölz Boys Choir,  Dresden Staatskapelle,  Ludwig Güttler Brass Ensemble  ... 
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1734-1735; Leipzig, Germany 
10.
Ave Maria by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Doris Soffel (Soprano), Hermann Prey (Tenor), Jochen Kowalski (Countertenor),
Siegfried Jerusalem (Tenor), Maria Graf (Harp)
Conductor:  Ferdinand Leitner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tölz Boys Choir,  Dresden Staatskapelle,  Ludwig Güttler Brass Ensemble  ... 
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
11.
In dulci jubilo by Michael Praetorius
Performer:  Doris Soffel (Soprano), Hermann Prey (Tenor), Jochen Kowalski (Countertenor),
Siegfried Jerusalem (Tenor), Maria Graf (Harp)
Conductor:  Ferdinand Leitner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tölz Boys Choir,  Dresden Staatskapelle,  Ludwig Güttler Brass Ensemble  ... 
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1619; Germany 
12.
O Jesulein süss, O Jesulein mild, BWV 493 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Doris Soffel (Soprano), Hermann Prey (Tenor), Jochen Kowalski (Countertenor),
Siegfried Jerusalem (Tenor), Maria Graf (Harp)
Conductor:  Ferdinand Leitner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tölz Boys Choir,  Dresden Staatskapelle,  Ludwig Güttler Brass Ensemble  ... 
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1736; Leipzig, Germany 
13.
Tochter Zion, freue dich by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Doris Soffel (Soprano), Hermann Prey (Tenor), Jochen Kowalski (Countertenor),
Siegfried Jerusalem (Tenor), Maria Graf (Harp)
Conductor:  Ferdinand Leitner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tölz Boys Choir,  Dresden Staatskapelle,  Ludwig Güttler Brass Ensemble  ... 
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1747; London, England 
14.
Jubilate Domino by Michael Praetorius
Performer:  Doris Soffel (Soprano), Hermann Prey (Tenor), Jochen Kowalski (Countertenor),
Siegfried Jerusalem (Tenor), Maria Graf (Harp)
Conductor:  Ferdinand Leitner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tölz Boys Choir,  Dresden Staatskapelle,  Ludwig Güttler Brass Ensemble  ... 
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Germany 
15.
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no 4, Bereite dich, Zion by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Doris Soffel (Soprano), Hermann Prey (Tenor), Jochen Kowalski (Countertenor),
Siegfried Jerusalem (Tenor), Maria Graf (Harp)
Conductor:  Ferdinand Leitner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tölz Boys Choir,  Dresden Staatskapelle,  Ludwig Güttler Brass Ensemble  ... 
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1734-1735; Leipzig, Germany 
16.
Russian Orthodox Hymn(s) by Anonymous
Performer:  Doris Soffel (Soprano), Hermann Prey (Tenor), Jochen Kowalski (Countertenor),
Siegfried Jerusalem (Tenor), Maria Graf (Harp)
Conductor:  Ferdinand Leitner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tölz Boys Choir,  Dresden Staatskapelle,  Ludwig Güttler Brass Ensemble  ... 
Written: Russia 

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