My Playlist for the Nativity

Release Date: 11/9/2018
Label: Naxos
Catalog Number: 8578348
Number of Discs: 1

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CD
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$11.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews
Can you hear the music? Do you hear it play? It’s telling you the story of the first Christmas Day… Perfect for children of all ages, this album of classical and traditional works is a charming and engaging retelling of the nativity through music, song, and rhyme. Well-known composers like Mozart, Rutter, Lutoslawski and Brahms are included here, alongside traditional Christmas carols like “While Shepherds Watched their Flocks,” and “Mary Had a Baby.” Each of these songs has been taken from an album in the Naxos catalogue, and the works are performed by world-renowned vocalists and instrumentalists. Listen to this music, read the story, and enjoy.
Works on This Recording
1. Nativity Carol by John Rutter
Performer: Martin Ford (Organ)
Conductor: Jeremy Backhouse
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vasari Singers
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1963 ; England
1. El Album de Cecelia: No. 6, Borriquillos a Belén by Joaquin Rodrigo
Performer: Artur Pizarro (Piano)
2. The Angel Gabriel by Traditional
2. The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy by Anonymous
Conductor: Peter Breiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia
3. Polish Christmas Carols (20): no 7, Hurrying to Bethlehem by Witold Lutoslawski
Conductor: Antoni Wit
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1946 ; Poland
3. Mary Had a Baby by Anonymous
Performer: Goran Marcusson (Flute)
Conductor: Jerker Johansson
4. O little town of Bethlehem by Lewis H. Redner
Performer: Goran Marcusson (Flute)
Conductor: Jerker Johansson
Period: Romantic
Written: 1868 ; USA
4. Capriccio of Animals: II. Camel's Bells in the Desert by LiSan Wang
5. Preludes (4) for Piano: no 3, The Holy Boy by John Ireland
Performer: Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello), John Lenehan (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1913 ; England
5. The Holy Night: IX. March of the Wise Men by Hilding Rosenberg
Conductor: Petter Sundkvist
Orchestra/Ensemble: Swedish Chamber Orchestra
6. Away in a manger by William James Kirkpatrick
Performer: Ann Hoyt (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: New York Trinity Church Choir
Period: 20th Century
7. Songs (5), Op. 49: no 4, Wiegenlied by Johannes Brahms
Conductor: Peter Breiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1868 ; Austria
8. Variations (12) for Piano in C major on "Ah vous dirai-je maman", K 265 (300e) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Balázs Szokolay (Piano)
Period: Classical
9. Joy to the World by Lowell Mason
Conductor: Donald Hunt
Orchestra/Ensemble: Worcester Cathedral Choir
Period: Romantic
Written: 19th Century ; USA
10. While shepherds watched their flocks by night by Traditional
Conductor: Andrew Sackett
Orchestra/Ensemble: Tewkesbury Abbey School Choir
Period: Renaissance
Written: by 1592 ; England
11. Suite of Carols: no 1, Angels in our fields by Leroy Anderson
Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble: BBC Concert Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1955 ; USA
12. Shepherd's Hey by Percy Aldridge Grainger
Conductor: Keith Brion
Orchestra/Ensemble: Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
13. We three kings by John Henry Hopkins Jr.
Conductor: Antony Pitts
Orchestra/Ensemble: Tonus Peregrinus
Period: 20th Century
14. Kinderstücke (6) for Piano, Op. 72 "Christmas Pieces": no 2, Andante sostenuto by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer: Benjamin Frith (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1842 ; Germany
15. Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Performer: Michael Bloss (Organ)
Conductor: Noel Edison
Orchestra/Ensemble: Elora Singers
Period: Classical
Written: 1818 ; Austria
16. Preludes (4) for Piano: no 3, The Holy Boy by John Ireland
Performer: John Lenehan (Piano), Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1913 ; England
17. Away in a manger by William James Kirkpatrick
Performer: Ann Hoyt (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: New York Trinity Church Choir
Period: 20th Century
18. Songs (5), Op. 49: no 4, Wiegenlied by Johannes Brahms
Conductor: Peter Breiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1868 ; Austria
19. Variations (12) for Piano in C major on "Ah vous dirai-je maman", K 265 (300e) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Balázs Szokolay (Piano)
Period: Classical
20. Joy to the World by Lowell Mason
Conductor: Donald Hunt
Orchestra/Ensemble: Worcester Cathedral Choir
Period: Romantic
Written: 19th Century ; USA
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