Songs Of Joy And Peace / Yo-Yo Ma & Friends

Release Date: 10/14/2008
Label: Sony
Catalog Number: 88697244142
Orchestra/Ensemble: Silk Road Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Yo-Yo Ma's holiday album SONGS OF JOY AND PEACE admirably aims to be all-inclusive by featuring songs from the Christian, Jewish, and Islamic traditions, as well as feel-good popular favorites like "Here Comes the Sun" and "My Favorite Things." Guests include Diana Krall, James Taylor, Joshua Redman, Chris Botti, and Dave Brubeck, among others. The set ranges across religious traditions and styles, but a feeling of open-hearted warmth, along with Yo-Yo Ma's rich, swelling cello, provides the glue that binds this diverse group of musicians and songs.
Works on This Recording
1. Dona nobis pacem by Anonymous
Performer: Chris Botti (Trumpet), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
2. 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
3. Joy to the World by Lowell Mason
Performer: Paquito D'Rivera (Clarinet), Dave Brubeck (Piano), Matt Brubeck (Cello), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Period: Romantic
Written: 19th Century ; USA
4. 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
5. Wexford Carol by Traditional
Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Alison Krauss (Voice)
6. Panxoliña "Galician Carol" by Traditional
Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Alison Krauss (Voice)
7. Vassourinhas by Teodoro Matias da Rocha
Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Odair Assad (Guitar), Sérgio Assad (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1909 ; Brazil
8. Invitación al danzón by Paquito D'Rivera
Performer: Paquito D'Rivera (Clarinet), Alon Yaunai (Piano), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Period: 20th Century
Written: by 2008 ;
9. My One and Only Love by Guy Wood
Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Joshua Redman (Tenor Saxophone)
Period: 20th Century
10. Familia by Clarice Assad
Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Odair Assad (Guitar), Sérgio Assad (Guitar)
Written: by 2008 ;
11. Concordi laetitia by Anonymous
Performer: Dave Brubeck (Piano), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Matt Brubeck (Cello)
Period: Medieval
12. The Sound of Music: My favorite things by Richard Rodgers
Performer: Chris Botti (Trumpet), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1959 ; USA
13. Touch the hand of love by Blossom Dearie
Performer: Renée Fleming (Soprano), Edgar Meyer (Double Bass), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Chris Thile (Mandolin)
Period: 20th Century
14. Kuai Le "Joy" by Osvaldo Golijov
Performer: Wu Tong (Voice), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Wu Tong (Sheng)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Silk Road Ensemble
Written: 2008 ;
15. This little light of mine by Traditional
Performer: Amelia Zirin-Brown (Voice), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
16. Happy Christmas (War Is Over) by John Lennon
Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Jake Shimabukuro (Ukulele)
Period: 20th Century
Written: by 1971 ; England
17. All through the night by Traditional
Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Edgar Meyer (Double Bass), Chris Thile (Mandolin)
18. Mouth of the Tobique Reel by Traditional
Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Natalie MacMaster (Fiddle)
Period: 20th Century
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