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Songs Of Joy And Peace [Deluxe Edition] / Yo-Yo Ma

Release Date: 10/14/2008 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 733336   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  AnonymousJerome KernLowell MasonGeorge Harrison,   ... 
Performer:  Dave BrubeckMatt BrubeckYo-Yo MaCyro Baptista,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Silk Road Ensemble
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 20 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

For his first holiday album, Yo-Yo Ma brings together renowned musicians from folk, jazz, classical, and world music to celebrate seasonal festivals of the world -- Christmas, Hanukkah, Eid al-Adha, Kwanzaa, Yule, and New Year's Day.

This deluxe edition includes a 60-minute bonus DVD featuring behind-the-scenes recording session footage with Yo-Yo Ma and the guest artists, a photo gallery, and 5 complete music videos:

James Taylor, "Here Comes The Sun"
Diana Krall, "You Couldn’t Be Cuter"
Alison Krauss, "The Wexford Carol"
Chris Botti, "My Favorite Things"
Renée Fleming, "Touch The Hand Of Love"

Imagine a party,
Read more a musical party inspired by the holiday season. A party that celebrates the universal hopes, dreams and joy animating seasonal festivals the world over.

That is what brought Yo-Yo Ma together with a remarkable group of friends - some old, some new - to create SONGS OF JOY & PEACE. It is Yo-Yo's hope that everyone who listens to this album will hear a song familiar, comfortable and beloved to them as well as discover and fall in love with music that is brand new.
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Works on This Recording

Concordi laetitia by Anonymous
Performer:  Dave Brubeck (Piano), Matt Brubeck (Cello), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello),
Cyro Baptista (Percussion)
Period: Medieval 
Length: 4 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Notes: Arrangers: Matt Brubeck; Dave Brubeck. 
Dona nobis pacem by Anonymous
Performer:  Paquito D'Rivera (Clarinet), Alon Yaunai (Piano)
Written: France 
Length: 2 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Joy of Living: You Couldn't Be Cuter by Jerome Kern
Performer:  Diana Krall (Piano), John Clayton (Double Bass), Diana Krall (Voice),
Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: John Clayton. 
Joy to the World by Lowell Mason
Performer:  Dave Brubeck (Piano), Paquito D'Rivera (Clarinet), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello),
Matt Brubeck (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Here Comes the Sun by George Harrison
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), James Taylor (Voice), James Taylor (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1969; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
MEDLEY: Wassail Song / All Through The Night by Traditional
Performer:  Chris Thile (Mandolin), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Edgar Meyer (Double Bass)
Written: Wales, UK 
Length: 2 Minutes 37 Secs. 
MEDLEY: A Christmas Jig / Mouth of the Tobique Reel by Traditional
Performer:  Natalie MacMaster (Fiddle), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 3 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Wexford Carol by Traditional
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Alison Krauss (Voice)
Written: Ireland 
Length: 4 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Panxoliña "Galician Carol" by Traditional
Performer:  Cristina Pato (Voice), Cristina Pato (Bagpipe), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello),
Shane Shanahan (Percussion), Carlo DeRosa (Acoustic Bass)
Length: 3 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Vassourinhas by Teodoro Matias da Rocha
Performer:  Jamey Haddad (Percussion), Odair Assad (Guitar), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello),
Sérgio Assad (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909; Brazil 
Length: 3 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Notes: Arrangers: Marcos Leite; Sérgio Assad. 
Invitación al danzón by Paquito D'Rivera
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Paquito D'Rivera (Clarinet), Alon Yaunai (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 2008 
Length: 4 Minutes 53 Secs. 
My One and Only Love by Guy Wood
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Joshua Redman (Tenor Saxophone)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 4 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Familia by Clarice Assad
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Odair Assad (Guitar), Sérgio Assad (Guitar),
Clarice Assad (Voice), Badi Assad (Voice)
Written: by 2008 
Length: 3 Minutes 57 Secs. 
The Sound of Music: My favorite things by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Chris Botti (Trumpet), Romero Lubambo (Acoustic Guitar), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello),
Billy Kilson (Drums), Billy Childs (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1959; USA 
Length: 6 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Billy Childs. 
Touch the hand of love by Blossom Dearie
Performer:  Nicholas Cords (Viola), Chris Thile (Voice), Chris Thile (Mandolin),
Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Renée Fleming (Soprano), Edgar Meyer (Double Bass),
Johnny Gandelsman (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 4 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Kuai Le "Joy" by Osvaldo Golijov
Performer:  Wu Tong (Voice), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Wu Tong (Sheng)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Silk Road Ensemble
Written: 2008 
Length: 3 Minutes 26 Secs. 
This little light of mine by Traditional
Performer:  Kyle Sanna (Guitar), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Marika Hughes (Voice),
Marcus Rojas (Voice), Marcus Rojas (Tuba), Balla Kouyate (Voice),
Balla Kouyate (Balafon), Amelia Zirin-Brown (Voice), Kyle Sanna (Voice)
Written: USA 
Length: 5 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Kyle Sanna. 
Happy Christmas (War Is Over) by John Lennon
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Jake Shimabukuro (Ukulele)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1971; England 
Length: 4 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Jake Shimabukuro. 
MEDLEY Dona nobis pacem / Auld Lang Syne by Anonymous
Performer:  Chris Botti (Trumpet), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Written: France 
Length: 1 Minutes 57 Secs. 

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