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Sing Noel!! / The Washington Chorus


Release Date: 09/07/2004 
Label:  Gothic Records   Catalog #: 49235   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  AnonymousTraditionalWilliam MathiasGustav Holst,   ... 
Performer:  William NeilMichael Forest
Conductor:  Robert Shafer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Capital Brass and Percussion EnsembleWashington Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 10 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Includes christmas carol(s) by various composers. Ensembles: Washington Chorus, National Capital Brass and Percussion Ensemble. Conductor: Robert Shafer. Soloists: William Neil (organ), Michael Forest. Includes christmas carol(s) by various composers. Ensembles: Washington Chorus, National Capital Brass and Percussion Ensemble. Conductor: Robert Shafer. Soloists: William Neil (organ), Michael Forest. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Personent hodie by Anonymous
Performer:  William Neil (Organ), Michael Forest (Tenor)
Conductor:  Robert Shafer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Capital Brass and Percussion Ensemble,  Washington Chorus
Period: Medieval 
Written: 1582; Sweden 
2. Ding Dong! Merrily on high by Traditional
Performer:  William Neil (Organ), Michael Forest (Tenor)
Conductor:  Robert Shafer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Capital Brass and Percussion Ensemble,  Washington Chorus
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; France 
Notes: This selection is based on the tune "Branle l'officiel" from Thoinot
Arbeau's "Orchésographie". 
3. Christmas Night by Traditional
Performer:  William Neil (Organ), Michael Forest (Tenor)
Conductor:  Robert Shafer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Capital Brass and Percussion Ensemble,  Washington Chorus
4. Lully, lulla, thow littel tyne child "Coventry Carol" by Traditional
Performer:  William Neil (Organ), Michael Forest (Tenor)
Conductor:  Robert Shafer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Capital Brass and Percussion Ensemble,  Washington Chorus
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
5. Bell Carol by William Mathias
Performer:  William Neil (Organ), Michael Forest (Tenor)
Conductor:  Robert Shafer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Capital Brass and Percussion Ensemble,  Washington Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Wales, UK 
6. A child is born in Bethlehem by Traditional
Performer:  William Neil (Organ), Michael Forest (Tenor)
Conductor:  Robert Shafer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Capital Brass and Percussion Ensemble,  Washington Chorus
Written: Denmark 
7. In the bleak mid-winter by Gustav Holst
Performer:  William Neil (Organ), Michael Forest (Tenor)
Conductor:  Robert Shafer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Capital Brass and Percussion Ensemble,  Washington Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1906; England 
8. Adeste fideles "O come, all ye faithful" by John Francis Wade
Performer:  William Neil (Organ), Michael Forest (Tenor)
Conductor:  Robert Shafer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Capital Brass and Percussion Ensemble,  Washington Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1782; England 
9. Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Performer:  William Neil (Organ), Michael Forest (Tenor)
Conductor:  Robert Shafer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Capital Brass and Percussion Ensemble,  Washington Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Austria 
10. Unto us is born a son by Traditional
Performer:  William Neil (Organ), Michael Forest (Tenor)
Conductor:  Robert Shafer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Capital Brass and Percussion Ensemble,  Washington Chorus
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1582 
11. Sweet Little Jesus Boy by Robert MacGimsey
Performer:  William Neil (Organ), Michael Forest (Tenor)
Conductor:  Robert Shafer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Capital Brass and Percussion Ensemble,  Washington Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; USA 
12. The first nowell by Traditional
Performer:  Michael Forest (Tenor), William Neil (Organ)
Conductor:  Robert Shafer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Capital Brass and Percussion Ensemble,  Washington Chorus
Written: England 
13. Minuit, Chrétiens "O holy night" by Adolphe Adam
Performer:  Michael Forest (Tenor), William Neil (Organ)
Conductor:  Robert Shafer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Capital Brass and Percussion Ensemble,  Washington Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
14. Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  William Neil (Organ), Michael Forest (Tenor)
Conductor:  Robert Shafer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Capital Brass and Percussion Ensemble,  Washington Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
15. L'enfance du Christ, Op. 25: L'adieu des bergers by Hector Berlioz
Performer:  Michael Forest (Tenor), William Neil (Organ)
Conductor:  Robert Shafer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Capital Brass and Percussion Ensemble,  Washington Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850-1854; France 

Sound Samples

Personent Hodie (arr. R. Shafer)
L'enfance du Christ, Op. 25: Part II: The Flight into Egypt: The Shepherd's Farewell to the Holy Family
Ding Dong! Merrily on High (arr. D. Willcocks): Ding Dong! Merrily On High (arr. D. Willcocks)
Christmas Night (arr. J. Rutter)
Christmas Cantata: Quem vidistis pastores?
Christmas Cantata: O magnum mysterium et admirabile
Christmas Cantata: Gloria in excelsis Deo
Coventry Carol
Bell Carol
A Child Is Born In Bethlehem
In the Bleak Mid-Winter
Adeste fidelis (O Come All Ye Faithful) (arr. D. Willcocks for choir): Adeste fidelis (O Come All Ye Faithful) (arr. D. Willcocks)
Silent Night (Stille Nacht) (arr. R. Shafer)
Unto us is born a Son (arr. D. Willcocks)
Sweet Little Jesus Boy
The First Nowell: (arr. David Willcocks)
Cantique de Noel (O Holy Night) (arr. Mitchell)
Hark! the herald angels sing (arr. D. Willcocks): Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (arr. D. Willcocks)

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