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Christmas With The Robert Shaw Chorale


Release Date: 11/07/2007 
Label:  Rca   Catalog #: 1217  
Composer:  John Francis WadeTraditionalHenry Walford DaviesWilliam James Kirkpatrick,   ... 
Performer:  Sara Mae EndichFlorence KopleffLaura NewellRodney Hansen,   ... 
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chorale
Number of Discs: 2 
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Liner Notes

This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

This double set, originally released in 1994, contains the complete contents of three classic holiday albums from the Robert Shaw chorale:
Christmas Hymns & Carols, Volume I ("Living Stereo" LSC-2139) [1957]
Christmas Hyns & Carols, Volume II ("Orthophonic" LM-1711) [1952]
Britten: A Ceremony of Carols, Festival Te Deum & Rejoice in the Lamb ("Dynagroove" 2759) [1963]

This reissue was remastered directly from the original RCA Victor Red Seal Master tapes.
This double set, originally released in 1994, contains the complete contents of three classic holiday albums from the Robert Shaw chorale:
Christmas Hymns & Carols, Volume I ("Living Stereo" LSC-2139) [1957]
Christmas Hyns & Carols, Volume II ("Orthophonic" LM-1711) [1952]
Britten: A Ceremony of Carols, Festival Te Deum & Rejoice in the Lamb ("Dynagroove" 2759) [1963]

This reissue was remastered directly from the original RCA Victor Red Seal Master tapes.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Adeste fideles "O come, all ye faithful" by John Francis Wade
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chorale
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1782; England 
2.
The first nowell by Traditional
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chorale
Written: England 
3.
O little town of Bethlehem by Henry Walford Davies
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chorale
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
4.
O come, O come Emmanuel by Traditional
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chorale
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century; France 
5.
Away in a manger by William James Kirkpatrick
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chorale
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
6.
Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chorale
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Austria 
7.
Joy to the World by Lowell Mason
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chorale
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; USA 
8.
It came upon the midnight clear by Richard Storrs Willis
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chorale
Period: Romantic 
9.
Angels we have heard on high by Traditional
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chorale
Written: France 
10.
Christmas Hymn by Traditional
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chorale
11.
Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing" by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chorale
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
12.
God rest ye merry, gentlemen by Traditional
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chorale
Written: England 
13.
My dancing day by Traditional
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chorale
Written: England 
14.
I wonder as I wander by John Jacob Niles
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chorale
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
15.
Un flambeau, Jeannette, Isabelle by Traditional
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chorale
Written: France 
16.
Patapan by Traditional
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chorale
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Burgundy, France 
17.
We three kings by John Henry Hopkins Jr.
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chorale
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
18.
Lully, lulla, thow littel tyne child "Coventry Carol" by Traditional
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chorale
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
19.
Methinks I see an heav'nly host "The Shepherd's Carol" by William Billings
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chorale
Period: Classical 
Written: 18th Century; USA 
20.
Go tell it on the mountain by Traditional
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chorale
Period: Romantic 
Written: USA 
21.
Carol of the Bells by Traditional
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chorale
Written: Ukraine 
22.
Wassail Song by Traditional
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chorale
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
23.
Deck the Halls by Traditional
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chorale
Written: Wales, UK 
24.
A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Sara Mae Endich (Soprano), Florence Kopleff (Alto), Laura Newell (Harp)
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chorale
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; England 
25.
Festival Te Deum in E major, Op. 32 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Sara Mae Endich (Soprano), Rodney Hansen (Organ)
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chorale
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; England 
26.
Rejoice in the Lamb, Op. 30 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Raymond Murcell (Baritone), Sara Mae Endich (Soprano), Jon Humphrey (Tenor),
Florence Kopleff (Alto), Rodney Hansen (Organ)
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chorale
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; England 
27.
I saw three ships by Traditional
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chorale
Written: England 
28.
O Tannenbaum by Traditional
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chorale
Written: Westphalia, Germany 
29.
Allons, gay bergères by Guillaume Costeley
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chorale
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; France 
30.
The Holly and the Ivy by Traditional
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chorale
Written: England 
31.
Fum, fum, fum by Traditional
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chorale
Written: Mexico 
32.
Hacia Belén va un borrico by Traditional
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chorale
Written: Spain 
33.
Ya viene la vieja by Traditional
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chorale
34.
La Virgen Lava Pañales by Traditional
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chorale
Written: Mexico 
35.
Cherry Tree Carol by Traditional
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chorale
Written: England 
36.
Mary had a baby by Traditional
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chorale
37.
So blest a sight by Traditional
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chorale
Written: England 
38.
How Unto Bethlehem? by Traditional
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chorale
Written: Italy 
39.
A virgin unspotted by William Billings
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chorale
Period: Classical 
Written: 18th Century; USA 
40.
The Twelve Days of Christmas by Traditional
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chorale
Written: England 
41.
Good King Wenceslas by Traditional
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chorale
Written: England 
42.
Boar's Head Carol by Traditional
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chorale
Written: England 
43.
Christ was born on Christmas Day by Traditional
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chorale
44.
How far to Bethlehem? by Traditional
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chorale
Written: England 
45.
March of the Kings by Traditional
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chorale
46.
Here betwixt ass and oxen mild by Traditional
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chorale
Period: Classical 
Written: 18th Century; France 
47.
Touro-louro-louro by Traditional
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chorale
48.
Carol of the Birds by Traditional
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chorale
49.
O magnum mysterium by Tomás Luis de Victoria
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chorale
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1572; Spain 
50.
What child is this? by Traditional
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chorale
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
51.
Masters in this hall by Traditional
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chorale
Written: France 
52.
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no 12, Brich an, du schönes Morgenlicht by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chorale
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1734-1735; Leipzig, Germany 
Language: English 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  5 Customer Reviews )
 A fine compilation November 24, 2015 By F Roger Snape (Bridgewater, NJ) See All My Reviews "My father gave me Christmas Carols Volume 2, on six 12" 78's, over 60 years ago. I still enjoy it as much today!" Report Abuse
 Robert shaw chorale Christmas music  February 11, 2014 By R. Rodriguez (Garden Grove, CA) See All My Reviews "I received my purchase very quickly without delays. I was notified by email of its arrival date. The actual music was perfect and it reminded me of my childhood during Christmas time. My mother played Robert Shaw all over the house." Report Abuse
 Impeccable vocal singing expressing the finest de December 5, 2012 By Alexandra C. (Edgewater, MD) See All My Reviews "The musical expression, perfect tempos and nuances in this superior vocal album make it the epitome of vocal art in the Christmas genre. Never have I heard such a "tight" vocal ensemble, performing in superb teamwork and led by the great vocal conductor, Robert Shaw. I've been to hundreds of concerts, been a professional musician, and simply would not be able to enjoy Christmas without this particular traditional collection of carols with this fabulous performance." Report Abuse
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