The Ultimate Classical Christmas Album Of All Time

Release Date: 10/1/2002
Label: Sony
Catalog Number: S2K87771
Number of Discs: 2

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Works on This Recording
1. Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesu bleibet meine Freude "Jesu, joy of man's desiring" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor: Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: 1723 ; Leipzig, Germany
2. Minuit, Chrétiens "O holy night" by Adolphe Adam
Performer: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor: Steven Mercurio
Period: Romantic
3. Magnificat in D major, BWV 243: Magnificat by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor: Helmuth Rilling
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1728-1731 ; Leipzig, Germany
4. Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no 59, Ich steh an deiner krippen hier by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor: Helmuth Rilling
Period: Baroque
Written: 1734-1735 ; Leipzig, Germany
5. Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing" by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor: Eugene Ormandy
Period: Romantic
Written: 1840 ; Germany
6. The Little Drummer Boy "Carol of the Drum" by Katherine K. Davis
Conductor: Jerold Ottley
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1958 ; USA
7. Sacrae symphoniae, Book 1: Canzon septimi toni a 8 no 2, C 173 by Giovanni Gabrieli
Period: Renaissance
8. Once in Royal David's City by Henry John Gauntlett
Performer: Wesley Parrot (Organ)
Conductor: Valentin Radu
Period: Romantic
Written: 19th Century ; England
9. Joy to the World by Lowell Mason
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philadelphia Brass Ensemble
Period: Romantic
Written: 19th Century ; USA
10. Messiah, HWV 56: Hallelujah! by George Frideric Handel
Conductor: Eugene Ormandy
Period: Baroque
Written: 1742 ; London, England
11. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing by Charles Burney
Performer: Natanja Hadda (Alto), Lucy Carolan (Organ), Gillian Ross (Soprano)
Conductor: Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble: Taverner Choir, Taverner Consort
Period: Classical
12. German Dances (3), K 605: no 3 in C major "Sleigh ride" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
Period: Classical
Written: 1789 ; Vienna, Austria
13. Exsultate jubilate, K 165 (158a): Alleluia by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Judith Blegen (Soprano)
Conductor: Pinchas Zukerman
Orchestra/Ensemble: Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1773 ; Milan, Italy
14. Historia, der freuden und gnadenreichen Geburth...Die Geburt unsers Herren Jesu Christi, SWV 435: Der Engel sprach by Heinrich Schütz
Conductor: Frieder Bernius
Period: Renaissance
15. Nutcracker, Op. 71: no 2, Act 1 - March of the Wooden Soldiers by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1891-1892 ; Russia
16. Angels we have heard on high by Traditional
Performer: Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Jerold Ottley
17. Deck the Halls by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philadelphia Brass Ensemble
18. Ding Dong! Merrily on high by Traditional
Conductor: Anthony Newman
Period: Renaissance
Written: 16th Century ; France
19. The first nowell by Traditional
Conductor: Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philadelphia Orchestra
20. Adeste fideles "O come, all ye faithful" by John Francis Wade
Performer: Alexander Schreiner (Organ)
Conductor: Richard P. Condie
Period: Classical
Written: by 1782 ; England
21. Gloria in D major, RV 589: Laudamus te by Antonio Vivaldi
Period: Baroque
22. Gesu Bambino by Pietro Yon
Performer: Marilyn Horne (Soprano)
Conductor: Jerold Ottley
Orchestra/Ensemble: Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1917 ; USA
23. Songs (5), Op. 49: no 4, Wiegenlied by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Angelika Kirchschlager (Mezzo Soprano), Helmut Deutsch (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1868 ; Austria
24. Requiem, Op. 48: Pie Jesu by Gabriel Fauré
Performer: Lucia Popp (Soprano)
Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis
Period: Romantic
Written: 1888 rev 1893 ; France
25. Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Performer: Alexander Schreiner (Organ)
Conductor: Richard Conde
Period: Classical
Written: 1818 ; Austria
26. Vespro della Beata Vergine: Deus in adjutorium by Claudio Monteverdi
Orchestra/Ensemble: Canadian Brass
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1610 ; Italy
27. Lullay, my liking, Op. 34 no 2/H 129 by Gustav Holst
Performer: E. Power Biggs (Organ)
Conductor: Gregg Smith
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1916 ; England
28. Ellens Gesang III, D 839/Op. 52 no 6 "Ave Maria" by Franz Schubert
Performer: Ayako Shinozaki (Harp )
Period: Romantic
Written: 1825 ; Vienna, Austria
29. I wonder as I wander by John Jacob Niles
Performer: Emily van Evera (Soprano)
Conductor: Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble: Taverner Consort, Taverner Choir
Period: 20th Century
30. O little town of Bethlehem by Lewis H. Redner
Performer: Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Jerold Ottley
Period: Romantic
Written: 1868 ; USA
31. Watt's Cradle Hymn by Traditional
Performer: Michael Lees (Countertenor), Tom Finucane (Guitar), Emma Kirkby (Soprano), Tom Raskin (Tenor)
Conductor: Martin Neary
Orchestra/Ensemble: Westminster Abbey Choir
Period: Romantic
Written: 1825 ;
32. Lully, lulla, thow littel tyne child "Coventry Carol" by Traditional
Performer: Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor: Luther Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble: Luther Henderson Orchestra
Period: Renaissance
Written: 16th Century ; England
33. This Christmastide "Jessye's Carol" by Donald Fraser
Conductor: Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble: Taverner Consort, Taverner Choir
Period: 20th Century
34. O come, O come Emmanuel by Traditional
Conductor: Eugene Ormandy
Period: Renaissance
Written: 15th Century ; France
35. O Tannenbaum by Traditional
36. What child is this? by Traditional
Performer: Michel Legrand (Celesta), Jean-Pierre Rampal (Flute), Alexandre Lagoya (Guitar)
Conductor: Michel Legrand
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Renaissance
Written: 16th Century ; England
37. Concerto for Violin in F minor, Op. 8 no 4/RV 297 "L'inverno": 2nd movement, Largo by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Pinchas Zukerman (Violin)
Conductor: Pinchas Zukerman
Orchestra/Ensemble: St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: 1725 ; Venice, Italy
38. It came upon the midnight clear by Richard Storrs Willis
Performer: Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor: Luther Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble: Luther Henderson Orchestra
Period: Romantic
39. O du fröhliche by Traditional
Conductor: Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philadelphia Orchestra
40. Villancico de Navidad by Agustín Barrios Mangoré
Performer: John [guitar] Williams (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1943 ; Paraguay
41. Concerti grossi (12), Op. 6: no 8 in G minor "Christmas" by Arcangelo Corelli
Conductor: Richard Kapp
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Virtuosi
Period: Baroque
Written: 1708-1712 ; Rome, Italy
42. Hänsel und Gretel: Abends will ich schlafen gehn "Evening Hymn" by Engelbert Humperdinck
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893 ; Germany
43. Musae Sioniae: Es ist ein' Ros' entsprungen by Michael Praetorius
Performer: Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: André Previn
Period: Renaissance
Written: by 1609 ; Germany
44. Hänsel und Gretel: Abends will ich schlafen gehn "Evening Hymn" by Engelbert Humperdinck
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893 ; Germany
45. Musae Sioniae: Es ist ein' Ros' entsprungen by Michael Praetorius
Performer: Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: André Previn
Period: Renaissance
Written: by 1609 ; Germany
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