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

Release Date: 10/14/2008
Label: Sony
Catalog Number: 88697333362
Orchestra/Ensemble: Silk Road Ensemble
Number of Discs: 2

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