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An Appalachian Christmas / Mark O'connor, Renee Fleming, Sharon Isbin, Alison Krauss


Release Date: 09/13/2011 
Label:  Omac   Catalog #: 16   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Mel TormeLeroy AndersonMykola Dmytrovich LeontovJohann Sebastian Bach,   ... 
Performer:  Jane MonheitMark O'ConnorEdgar MeyerMark O'Connor,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Brilliantly original" (Seattle Times) American composer and violinist Mark O'Connor has released his first holiday album, An Appalachian Christmas, via OMAC Records.

Featuring collaborations with Renee Fleming, Sharon Isbin, Alison Krauss, Yo-Yo Ma, Jane Monheit, James Taylor, Chris Thile, Steve Wariner and more, An Appalachian Christmas features rare tracks available for the first time in years as well as new recordings.
"Brilliantly original" (Seattle Times) American composer and violinist Mark O'Connor has released his first holiday album, An Appalachian Christmas, via OMAC Records.

Featuring collaborations with Renee Fleming, Sharon Isbin, Alison Krauss, Yo-Yo Ma, Jane Monheit, James Taylor, Chris Thile, Steve Wariner and more, An Appalachian Christmas features rare tracks available for the first time in years as well as new recordings.
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Works on This Recording

1. The Christmas Song by Mel Torme
Performer:  Jane Monheit (Voice), Mark O'Connor (Violin), Edgar Meyer (Double Bass)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946 
2. Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson
Performer:  Mark O'Connor (Violin)
3. Carol of the Bells by Mykola Dmytrovich Leontov
Performer:  Mark O'Connor (Violin)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1910; Ukraine 
4. Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesu bleibet meine Freude "Jesu, joy of man's desiring" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Mark O'Connor (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
5. What child is this? by Traditional
Performer:  Mark O'Connor (Violin)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
6. We wish you a merry Christmas by Traditional
Performer:  Mark O'Connor (Violin)
Written: England 
7. O Tannenbaum by Traditional
Performer:  Mark O'Connor (Violin)
Written: Westphalia, Germany 
8. Cherry Tree Carol by Traditional
Performer:  Mark O'Connor (Violin)
Written: England 
9. Amazing Grace by Traditional
Performer:  Mark O'Connor (Violin), Renée Fleming (Soprano)
10. Winter Wonderland by Felix Bernard
Performer:  Mark O'Connor (Violin), Jane Monheit (Voice)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; USA 
11. Appalachia Waltz by Mark O'Connor
Performer:  Mark O'Connor (Violin), Sharon Isbin (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
12. Now it Belongs to You by Steve Wariner
Performer:  Mark O'Connor (Violin), Steve Wariner (Voice)
13. Ol' Blue by Traditional
Performer:  Mark O'Connor (Violin), James Taylor (Voice)
14. One Winter's Night by Traditional
Performer:  Mark O'Connor (Violin), Chris Thile (Mandolin)
15. Away in a manger by William J. Kirkpatrick
Performer:  Mark O'Connor (Violin), Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
16. Slumber Song by Stephen Foster
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Alison Krauss (Voice), Mark O'Connor (Violin),
Edgar Meyer (Double Bass)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862; USA 

Customer Reviews

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 wonderful January 2, 2013 By W. Statler (Scotia, NY) See All My Reviews "A marvelous collection of works and performers... from popular to classical (that Renee Fleming is incredible... who would have an operatic Diva sing this sort of music?)... Loved it!!!!" Report Abuse
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