Christmas 101

Release Date: 9/23/2016
Label: Decca
Catalog Number: B002507302
Number of Discs: 6

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Works on This Recording
1. Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer: Sir Andrew Davis (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Romantic
Written: 1840 ; Germany
2. The first nowell by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cambridge King's College Choir
3. While shepherds watched their flocks by night by Traditional
Performer: Simon Preston (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Renaissance
Written: by 1592 ; England
4. I saw three ships by Traditional
Performer: Simon Preston (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cambridge King's College Choir
5. Ding Dong! Merrily on high by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Renaissance
Written: 16th Century ; France
6. King Jesus hath a garden by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cambridge King's College Choir
7. In dulci jubilo by Traditional
Performer: Simon Preston (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Medieval
Written: 12th Century ; Germany
8. Unto us is born a son by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Renaissance
Written: by 1582 ;
9. Adeste fideles "O come, all ye faithful" by John Francis Wade
Performer: Simon Preston (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Classical
Written: by 1782 ; England
10. Away in a manger by William James Kirkpatrick
Performer: Simon Preston (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: 20th Century
11. O little town of Bethlehem by Henry Walford Davies
Performer: Simon Preston (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: 20th Century
12. The Holly and the Ivy by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cambridge King's College Choir
13. God rest ye merry, gentlemen by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cambridge King's College Choir
14. See amid the winter's snow by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cambridge King's College Choir
15. Past three o'clock by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cambridge King's College Choir
Written: 16th Century ; England
16. Once in Royal David's City by Henry John Gauntlett
Performer: Sir Andrew Davis (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Romantic
Written: 19th Century ; England
17. Sussex carol (On Christmas night) by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cambridge King's College Choir
18. Rocking Carol by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cambridge King's College Choir
19. Rejoice and be merry by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cambridge King's College Choir
20. The Cherry Tree Carol by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Romantic
Written: circa 1820 ;
21. The Three Kings by Peter Cornelius
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Romantic
22. As with gladness men of old by Conrad Kocher
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Romantic
Written: 1838 ; England
23. A Great and Mighty Wonder by Michael Praetorius
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Renaissance
24. The infant king by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cambridge King's College Choir
25. Cradle Song by Peter Warlock
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1927 ; England
26. Crown of Roses, Op. 54: No. 5 "Legend" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cambridge King's College Choir
27. Christ was born on Christmas Day by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cambridge King's College Choir
28. Blessed be that Maid Mary by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cambridge King's College Choir
29. Lute-book lullaby by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cambridge King's College Choir
30. Myn lyking by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cambridge King's College Choir
31. Personent hodie by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cambridge King's College Choir
Written: 14th Cent ;
32. In the bleak mid-winter by Harold Edwin Darke
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1911 ; England
33. Lully, lulla, thow littel tyne child "Coventry Carol" by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Renaissance
Written: 16th Century ; England
34. Shepherds in the field abiding by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cambridge King's College Choir
35. Torches, for chorus & organ, Op. 7a by John Joubert
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: 20th Century
36. Fantasia on Christmas Carols by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer: Harvey Alan (Bass)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1912 ; England
37. Up! Good Christian folk, and listen by Traditional
Conductor: John Rutter
38. Gabriel's message by Traditional
Conductor: John Rutter
39. Donkey Carol by John Rutter
Conductor: John Rutter
Period: 20th Century
40. Wexford Carol by Traditional
Conductor: John Rutter
41. Cradle Song by Traditional
Conductor: John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cambridge Clare College Choir
42. Child in a Manger by Traditional
Conductor: John Rutter
43. Mary's Lullaby by John Rutter
Conductor: John Rutter
Period: 20th Century
44. Quelle est cette odeur agréable? by Traditional
Conductor: John Rutter
Period: Baroque
Written: 17th Century ; France
45. The Noble Stem of Jesse by Traditional
Conductor: John Rutter
46. Jesus Christ the Apple Tree by Elisabeth Poston
Conductor: John Rutter
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1967 ; England
47. Wassail Song by Traditional
Conductor: John Rutter
Period: Renaissance
Written: 16th Century ; England
48. Star Carol by John Rutter
Performer: David Corkhill (Timpani), John Scott (Percussion)
49. Tomorrow shall be my dancing day by Traditional
Period: Renaissance
Written: 16th Century ; England
50. This endere nyghth by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble: Monteverdi Choir
Written: circa 1600 ; England
51. Entre le boeuf et l'âne gris by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble: Monteverdi Choir
52. The cradle by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble: Monteverdi Choir
Period: Baroque
53. El rorro by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble: Monteverdi Choir
54. Once as I remember by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble: Monteverdi Choir
55. Entry of the Three Kings by John Gardner
Performer: John [Classical] Anderson (Oboe)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Monteverdi Choir
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1950 ; England
56. Welcome Yule!, for chorus, Op. 27 by John Joubert
Performer: Simon Preston (Organ), Wilfrid Parry (Piano)
Conductor: Louis Halsey
Orchestra/Ensemble: Elizabethan Singers
Period: Modern
57. Deck the Halls by Traditional
Performer: Simon Preston (Organ), Wilfrid Parry (Piano)
Conductor: Louis Halsey
Orchestra/Ensemble: Elizabethan Singers
58. The Salutation Carol by Traditional
Performer: Kenneth Bowen (Tenor), Christopher Keyte (Bass), Hazel Holt (Soprano), Simon Preston (Organ), Jennifer Barber (Alto)
Conductor: Louis Halsey
Orchestra/Ensemble: Elizabethan Singers
59. The First Christmas by Traditional
Performer: Wilfrid Parry (Piano), Simon Preston (Organ)
Conductor: Louis Halsey
Orchestra/Ensemble: Elizabethan Singers
60. The Boar's Head Carol by Traditional
Performer: Simon Preston (Organ), Wilfrid Parry (Piano)
Conductor: Louis Halsey
Orchestra/Ensemble: Elizabethan Singers
Period: Medieval
Written: 16th Century ; England
61. A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28: Wolcum Yole by Benjamin Britten
Performer: Rachel Masters (Harp )
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1942 ; England
62. A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28: There is no rose by Benjamin Britten
Performer: Rachel Masters (Harp )
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1942 ; England
63. The Holy Boy by John Ireland
Performer: Nicholas Richardson (Treble), Stephen Ryde-Weller (Treble)
Conductor: David Hill
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1913/1938 ; England
64. Bethlehem Down by Peter Warlock
Conductor: David Hill
Orchestra/Ensemble: Winchester Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1927 ; England
65. Lullaby my Jesus by Peter Warlock
Conductor: David Hill
Orchestra/Ensemble: Winchester Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century
66. A spotless rose by Herbert Howells
Performer: Donald Sweeney (Bass)
Conductor: David Hill
Orchestra/Ensemble: Winchester Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1918-1920 ; England
67. Carol-Anthems (3) for Chorus: no 3, Sing lullaby by Herbert Howells
Conductor: David Hill
Orchestra/Ensemble: Winchester Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1918-1920 ; England
68. Et in Terra Pax, Op. 39 by Gerald Finzi
Performer: Donald Sweeney (Bass), Libby Crabtree (Soprano)
Conductor: David Hill
Period: 20th Century
69. Good King Wenceslas by Traditional
Performer: Christopher Keyte (Bass), Simon Preston (Organ), Barbara Elsy (Singer)
Conductor: Louis Halsey
Orchestra/Ensemble: Elizabethan Singers
70. The Old Year now away is fled by Traditional
Performer: Simon Preston (Organ)
Conductor: Louis Halsey
Orchestra/Ensemble: Elizabethan Singers
Period: Renaissance
Written: 16th Century ; England
71. Joy to the World by Lowell Mason
Performer: Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano)
Conductor: Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble: New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 19th Century ; USA
72. Minuit, Chrétiens "O holy night" by Adolphe Adam
Performer: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
73. Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bach Choir
Period: Classical
Written: 1818 ; Austria
74. Jingle Bells by James Pierpont
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
Period: Romantic
Written: 1857 ; USA
75. Holiday Inn: White Christmas by Irving Berlin
Performer: Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor: Carl Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Voices, Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1942 ; USA
76. Marche des rois by Traditional
Performer: Ingomar Rainer (Organ)
77. It came upon the midnight clear by Richard Storrs Willis
Performer: Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano)
Conductor: Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble: New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
78. Gesu Bambino by Pietro Yon
Performer: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1917 ; USA
79. Carol of the Bells by Traditional
Performer: Lydia Adams (Organ), David [horn] Gray (French Horn), Aaron Davis (Keyboard)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Elmer Iseler Singers, Canadian Brass
80. Winter Wonderland by Felix Bernard
Performer: Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Voices, Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1934 ; USA
81. Do You Hear What I Hear? by Noel Regney
Performer: Anthony Way (Treble)
Period: Modern
Written: 1962 ;
82. We three kings by John Henry Hopkins Jr.
Performer: Aaron Davis (Keyboard), Lydia Adams (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Elmer Iseler Singers, Canadian Brass
Period: 20th Century
83. Mille cherubini in coro by Alois Melichar
Performer: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
84. Still, still, still by Traditional
Performer: Ingomar Rainer (Organ)
85. Twelve Days of Christmas by Traditional
Performer: Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano)
Conductor: Richard Bonynge
86. Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson
Conductor: Frederick Fennell
Orchestra/Ensemble: Eastman-Rochester Pops
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1948 ; USA
87. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas by Hugh Martin
Performer: Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor: Carl Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1943 ; United States
88. Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no 1, Jauchzet, frohlocket, auf, preiset die Tage by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor: Karl Münchinger
Period: Baroque
Written: 1734-1735 ; Leipzig, Germany
89. Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no 10, Sinfonia in G major by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor: Karl Münchinger
Orchestra/Ensemble: Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: 1734-1735 ; Leipzig, Germany
90. Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no 19, Schlafe, mein Liebster by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Helen Watts (Alto)
Conductor: Karl Münchinger
Orchestra/Ensemble: Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque
91. Concerto Grosso, Op. 6, No. 8 "Christmas Concerto": Adagio - Allegro - Adagio by Arcangelo Corelli
Period: Baroque
Written: 1714 ; Italy
92. L'enfance du Christ, Op. 25: L'adieu des bergers by Hector Berlioz
Period: Romantic
Written: 1850-1854 ; France
93. L'enfance du Christ, Op. 25: Le repos de la Sainte Famille by Hector Berlioz
Period: Romantic
Written: 1850-1854 ; France
94. Messiah, HWV 56: Behold a Virgin shall conceive...O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion by George Frideric Handel
Performer: Anna Reynolds (Alto)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1742 ; London, England
95. Messiah, HWV 56: For unto us a child is born by George Frideric Handel
Period: Baroque
Written: 1742 ; London, England
96. Messiah, HWV 56: Pastoral Symphony "Pifa" by George Frideric Handel
Period: Baroque
Written: 1742 ; London, England
97. Messiah, HWV 56: There were shepherds abiding in the field by George Frideric Handel
Performer: Elly Ameling (Soprano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1742 ; London, England
98. Messiah, HWV 56: Glory to God in the highest by George Frideric Handel
Period: Baroque
Written: 1742 ; London, England
99. Messiah, HWV 56: Rejoice greatly, o daughter of Zion by George Frideric Handel
Performer: Elly Ameling (Soprano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1742 ; London, England
100. Messiah, HWV56: Hallelujah! by George Frideric Handel
Period: Baroque
Written: 1741 ; England
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The 101 Series offers all the world’s best-known and most-loved classical repertoire featuring great classical artists. Each 101 release features 101 tracks, approximately 7 hours of music across 6 CDs, compiled for maximum listening pleasure.
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