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CHRISTMAS (THE VERY BEST OF)



Disc 1

Handel, George Frideric
Watts, Isaac, lyricist(s)

  Joy to the World
1.   Joy to the World 00:01:35

Mendelssohn, Felix
Wesley, Charles, lyricist(s)

  Festgesang, MWV D4, "Gutenberg-Kantate": No. 2. (adap. W.H. Cummings as Hark! The Herald Angels Sing)
2.   Festgesang, MWV D4, "Gutenberg - Kantate": No. 2. (adap. W.H. Cummings as Hark! The Herald Angels Sing) 00:03:03

Handel, George Frideric
Bible - New Testament, lyricist(s)

  Messiah, HWV 56, Part I (excerpts)
3.   Recitative and Aria: Behold, a virgin shall conceive… O Thou that tellest good tidings to Zion (Alto, Chorus) 00:06:01
4.   For unto us a child is born (Chorus) 00:04:09

Charpentier, Marc-Antoine
Mass Text, lyricist(s)

  Messe de Minuit pour Noel, H. 9: Gloria
5.   Messe de Minuit pour Noel, H. 9: Gloria 00:04:36

Gruber, Franz Xaver
Mohr, Josef, lyricist(s)

  Stille Nacht (Silent Night), GWV 145
6.   Stille Nacht (Silent Night), GWV 145 00:03:13

Bach, Johann Sebastian
Thilo, Valentin, lyricist(s)

  O Jesulein suss, BWV 493
7.   O Jesulein suss, BWV 493 00:03:10

Traditional
Rossiter, Grace, arranger(s)

  The Angel Gabriel (arr. G. Rossiter)
8.   The Angel Gabriel (arr. G. Rossiter) 00:02:33

Traditional
Traditional, lyricist(s)
Willcocks, David, arranger(s)

  The First Nowell (arr. D. Willcocks)
9.   The First Nowell (arr. D. Willcocks) 00:05:03

Berlioz, Hector
Berlioz, Hector, lyricist(s)

  L'enfance du Christ, Op. 25: The shepherds' farewell
10.   L’enfance du Christ, Op. 25: The shepherds' farewell 00:05:26

Darke, Harold
Rossetti, Christina, lyricist(s)

  In the Bleak Midwinter
11.   In the Bleak Midwinter 00:05:02

Holst, Gustav

  A Babe is Born
12.   A Babe is Born 00:02:22

Traditional
Woodward, George Ratcliffe, lyricist(s)
Willcocks, David, arranger(s)

  Ding, Dong Merrily on High (arr. D. Willcocks)
13.   Ding, Dong Merrily on High (arr. D. Willcocks) 00:02:15

Traditional
Traditional, lyricist(s)
Willcocks, David, arranger(s)

  God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen (arr. D. Willcocks)
14.   God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen (arr. D. Willcocks) 00:03:31

Tavener, John

  God is with Us: Christmas Proclamation
15.   God is with Us: Christmas Proclamation 00:05:28

Traditional

  Sussex Carol (arr. G. Rossiter)
16.   Sussex Carol (arr. G. Rossiter) 00:02:09

Traditional
Traditional, lyricist(s)
Rutter, John, arranger(s)

  Here We Come a-Wassailing (arr. J. Rutter)
17.   Here We Come a - Wassailing (arr. J. Rutter) 00:03:58

Traditional
Traditional, lyricist(s)
Davies, Henry Walford, arranger(s)

  The Holly and the Ivy (arr. J. Rutter)
18.   The Holly and the Ivy (arr. J. Rutter) 00:02:22

Rutter, John
Herrick, Robert, lyricist(s)

  What Sweeter Music
19.   What Sweeter Music 00:05:05

Traditional
Traditional, lyricist(s)
Willcocks, David, arranger(s)

  O Come, All Ye Faithful (arr. D. Willcocks)
20.   O Come, All Ye Faithful (arr. D. Willcocks) 00:03:52


Disc 2

Vivaldi, Antonio

  The 4 Seasons: Violin Concerto in F Minor, Op. 8, No. 4, RV 297, "L'inverno" (Winter)
1.   I. Allegro non molto 00:03:30
2.   II. Largo 00:02:26
3.   III. Allegro 00:03:13

Bach, Johann Sebastian

  Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Part II: Sinfonia
4.   Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Part II: Sinfonia 00:06:00

Corelli, Arcangelo

  Concerto Grosso in G Minor, Op. 6, No. 8, "Christmas Concerto": VI. Pastorale ad libitum: Largo
5.   Concerto Grosso in G Minor, Op. 6, No. 8, "Christmas Concerto": VI. Pastorale ad libitum: Largo 00:04:21

Bach, Johann Sebastian

  Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645
6.   Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645 00:04:13

Haydn, Franz Joseph
Swieten, Gottfried van, lyricist(s)

  The Seasons, Hob.XXI:3: Winter: Introduction: Die Einleitung schildert die dicken Nebel
7.   The Seasons, Hob.XXI:3: Winter: Introduction: Die Einleitung schildert die dicken Nebel 00:02:56

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

  3 German Dances, K. 605: No. 3 in C Major, "Die Schlittenfahrt" (Sleigh Ride)
8.   3 German Dances, K. 605: No. 3 in C Major, "Die Schlittenfahrt" (Sleigh Ride) 00:03:19

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich

  The Nutcracker, Op. 71: Danse de la fee (Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy)
9.   The Nutcracker, Op. 71: Danse de la fee (Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy) 00:01:53
  Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66: Waltz
10.   Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66: Waltz 00:04:37

Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay Andreyevich

  Christmas Eve: Polonaise
11.   Christmas Eve: Polonaise 00:05:52

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich

  Les Saisons (The Seasons), Op. 37b: No. 12. December: Noel
12.   Les Saisons (The Seasons), Op. 37b: No. 12. December: Noel 00:03:46

Liszt, Franz

  Weihnachstraum, S186/R71: IV. Adeste Fideles (March of the Three Holy Kings)
13.   Weihnachstraum, S186/R71: IV. Adeste Fideles (March of the Three Holy Kings) 00:04:06

Prokofiev, Sergey

  Lieutenant Kije Suite, Op. 60: IV. Troika
14.   Lieutenant Kije Suite, Op. 60: IV. Troika 00:03:03
  Cinderella Suite No. 1, Op. 107: VII. Cinderella's Waltz
15.   Cinderella Suite No. 1, Op. 107: VII. Cinderella's Waltz 00:02:55

Anderson, Leroy

  Sleigh Ride
16.   Sleigh Ride 00:02:47

Total Playing Time: 02:13:50






Composer(s):
Anderson, Leroy; Bach, Johann Sebastian; Berlioz, Hector; Charpentier, Marc-Antoine; Corelli, Arcangelo; Darke, Harold; Gruber, Franz Xaver; Handel, George Frideric; Haydn, Franz Joseph; Holst, Gustav; Liszt, Franz; Mendelssohn, Felix; Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus; Prokofiev, Sergey; Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay Andreyevich; Rutter, John; Tavener, John; Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich; Traditional; Vivaldi, Antonio

Lyricist(s):
Berlioz, Hector; Bible - New Testament; Herrick, Robert; Mass Text; Mohr, Josef; Rossetti, Christina; Swieten, Gottfried van; Thilo, Valentin; Traditional; Watts, Isaac; Wesley, Charles; Woodward, George Ratcliffe

Arranger(s):
Davies, Henry Walford; Rossiter, Grace; Rutter, John; Willcocks, David

Conductor(s):
Edison, Noel; Golovschin, Igor; Gunzenhauser, Stephen; Halasz, Michael; Hayman, Richard; Hunt, Donald; Krcek, Jaroslav; Kuchar, Theodore; Lenard, Ondrej; Mallon, Kevin; Oberfrank, Geza; Robinson, Christopher; Rossiter, Grace; Sackett, Andrew; Schuldt-Jensen, Morten; Scribner, Norman

Orchestra(s):
Budapest Failoni Chamber Orchestra; Capella Istropolitana; Leipzig Chamber Orchestra; Moscow Symphony Orchestra; Richard Hayman Symphony Orchestra; Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra; Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra; Ukraine National Symphony Orchestra; Washington Choral Arts Society Orchestra

Ensemble(s):
Aradia Ensemble; Scholars Baroque Ensemble

Choir(s):
Elora Festival Singers; Finchley Children's Music Group; Gewandhaus Chamber Choir; St. John's College Choir, Cambridge; Tewkesbury Abbey Choir; Washington Choral Arts Society; Worcester Cathedral Choir

Artist(s):
Andjaparidze, Eteri; Bloss, Michael; Evanson, John; Johnston, Raymond; Karasiak, Andreas; Langridge, Philip; Lewis, J. Reilly; MacLeod, Stephan; Nishizaki, Takako; Rubens, Sibylla; Stringer, Robert

Label: Naxos

Genre: Ballet; Choral - Sacred; Choral - Secular; Concertos; Instrumental; Orchestral

Period: 20th Century; Baroque; Classical; Contemporary; Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.570344-45

Barcode: 0747313034475

Physical Release: 10/2006

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