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A Little Christmas Music / King's Singers, Te Kanawa


Release Date: 10/25/1990 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 49909   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  TraditionalRichard Storrs WillisKatherine K. DavisJohn Jacob Niles,   ... 
Performer:  Richard HickoxDame Kiri Te KanawaCharles Fullbrook
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London SinfoniaKing's SingersCity of London Brass Quintet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 58 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Here we come a-wassailing by Traditional
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London Sinfonia,  King's Singers
Written: England 
Notes: Arranged: Robert Chilcott 
2.
It came upon the midnight clear by Richard Storrs Willis
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London Sinfonia,  King's Singers
Period: Romantic 
Notes: Arranged: Robert Chilcott 
3.
The Little Drummer Boy "Carol of the Drum" by Katherine K. Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958; USA 
Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Henry Onorati and Harry
Simeone.
Arranged: John McCarthy
Audio Engineer: John Kurlander.
Audio Producer: Bob Barratt. 
4.
I wonder as I wander by John Jacob Niles
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London Sinfonia,  King's Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Notes: Arranged: Robert Chilcott 
5.
We wish you a merry Christmas by Traditional
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London Sinfonia,  King's Singers
Written: England 
Notes: Arranged: John Rutter 
6.
Ding Dong! Merrily on high by Traditional
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London Sinfonia,  King's Singers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; France 
Notes: Arranger: Robert Chilcott.
This selection is based on the tune "Branle l'officiel" from Thoinot
Arbeau's "Orchésographie". 
7.
Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Austria 
Notes: Arranged: John Rutter 
8.
O little town of Bethlehem by Lewis H. Redner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; USA 
Notes: Arranged: Grayston Ives 
9.
A Little Christmas Music "Medley à la Mozart" by Daryl Runswick
Performer:  Richard Hickox (Harpsichord), Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
10.
Lully, lulla, thow littel tyne child "Coventry Carol" by Traditional
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London Sinfonia,  King's Singers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
Notes: Arranged: Daryl Runswick 
11.
Boar's Head Carol by Traditional
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers,  City of London Brass Quintet
Written: England 
Notes: Arranged: David Overton 
12.
Gaudete, Christus est natus by Traditional
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers,  City of London Brass Quintet
Period: Medieval 
Written: England 
Notes: Arranged: Brian Kay and David Overton 
13.
Joy to the World by Lowell Mason
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers,  City of London Brass Quintet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; USA 
Notes: Arranged: David Overton 
14.
El niño querido by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Written: Spain 
Notes: Arranged: Goff Richards 
15.
Villancico catálan by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Written: Spain 
Notes: Arranged: Goff Richards 
16.
Deck the Halls by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Written: Wales, UK 
Notes: Arranged: Gordon Langford 
17.
Wexford Carol by Traditional
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London Sinfonia,  King's Singers
Written: Ireland 
Notes: Arranged: Robert Chilcott 
18.
The gift carol by Traditional
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London Sinfonia,  King's Singers
Notes: Arranged: Robert Chilcott 
19.
Patapan by Traditional
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London Sinfonia,  King's Singers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Burgundy, France 
Notes: Arranged: Robert Chilcott 
20.
Ríu, ríu, chíu "El lobo rabioso" by Mateo Flecha
Performer:  Charles Fullbrook (Tambourine)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: Medieval 
Written: Spain 
Notes: Arranged: King's Singers 
21.
Musae Sioniae: Es ist ein' Ros' entsprungen by Michael Praetorius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1609; Germany 

Sound Samples

Here we come a-wassailing
It came upon the midnight clear
The Little Drummer Boy
I wonder as I wander
We wish you a merry Christmas (West Country)
Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen
Ding dong! merrily on high
Stille Nacht
O little town of Bethlehem
A Little Christmas Music - Medley a la Mozart
The Coventry Carol
The Boar's Head Carol (c15th Century - 18th Century English)
Gaudete
Joy to the World
Three Spanish Carols: Riu, riu, chiu (A carol of the Immaculate Conception)
Three Spanish Carols: El nino querido (The Beloved Child)
Three Spanish Carols: Villancico catalan (Peasants harvesting fruit greet the birth)
Deck the Hall
The Wexford Carol
The Gift
Patapan and Farandole

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