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HOLIDAY CLASSICS (Seattle Symphony, G. Schwarz)

Seattle Symphony’s first holiday album embraces works composed specifically for Christmas as well as other pieces that convey a universal message of peace, love and hope—the essence of humanity’s highest aspirations. Music Director Gerard Schwarz asked two composers, the Symphony’s Composer in Residence Samuel Jones and Seattle Symphony Principal Oboe Ben Hausmann, to “make the music their own” by scoring several of the pieces to retain the unaffected simplicity of these well-known Christmas and concert works. Schwarz joined them in this task, arranging or editing several of the pieces, with the resulting works celebrating the remarkable artistry of the musicians of the Orchestra. In these new settings, recorded entirely in Benaroya Hall, the music emerges with honest, untarnished beauty.


Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich

  The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a: I. Miniature Overture
1.   The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a: I. Miniature Overture 00:03:12

Gruber, Franz Xaver
Schwarz, Gerard, arranger(s)

  Stille Nacht (Silent Night) (arr. G. Schwarz)
2.   Stille Nacht (Silent Night) (arr. G. Schwarz) 00:06:21

Handel, George Frideric
Schwarz, Gerard, arranger(s)

  Water Music: Suite No. 1 in F Major, HWV 348: III. Allegro (edited G. Schwarz for orchestra)
3.   Water Music: Suite No. 1 in F Major, HWV 348: III. Allegro (edited G. Schwarz for orchestra) 00:02:36

Schwarz, Gerard

  Variations on Greensleeves
4.   Variations on Greensleeves 00:04:33

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich

  The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a: II. March
5.   The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a: II. March 00:02:35

Pachelbel, Johann

  Canon and Gigue in D Major: Canon
6.   Canon and Gigue in D Major: Canon 00:05:11

Redner, Lewis H.
Jones, Samuel, arranger(s)

  O Little Town of Bethlehem (arr. S. Jones for orchestra)
7.   O Little Town of Bethlehem (arr. S. Jones for orchestra) 00:03:42

Handel, George Frideric
Schwarz, Gerard, arranger(s)

  Water Music: Suite No. 1 in F Major, HWV 348: VIII. Bourree (edited G. Schwarz for orchestra)
8.   Water Music: Suite No. 1 in F Major, HWV 348: VIII. Bourree (edited G. Schwarz for orchestra) 00:02:12

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich

  The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a (excerpts)
9.   III. Dance of the Sugar - plum Fairy 00:01:45
10.   IV. Russian Dance, "Trepak" 00:01:07

Handel, George Frideric
Schwarz, Gerard, arranger(s)

  Water Music: Suite No. 1 in F Major, HWV 348: VI. Air (edited G. Schwarz for orchestra)
11.   Water Music: Suite No. 1 in F Major, HWV 348: VI. Air (edited G. Schwarz for orchestra) 00:03:39

Yon, Pietro Alessandro
Hausmann, Ben, arranger(s)

  Gesu bambino (arr. B. Hausmann for orchestra)
12.   Gesu bambino (arr. B. Hausmann for orchestra) 00:05:21

Handel, George Frideric
Schwarz, Gerard, arranger(s)

  Water Music: Suite No. 1 in F Major, HWV 348: IX. Hornpipe (edited G. Schwarz for orchestra)
13.   Water Music: Suite No. 1 in F Major, HWV 348: IX. Hornpipe (edited G. Schwarz for orchestra) 00:02:32

Traditional
Hausmann, Ben, arranger(s)

  Coventry Carol (arr. B. Hausmann for orchestra)
14.   Coventry Carol (arr. B. Hausmann for orchestra) 00:04:28

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich

  The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a: VIII. Waltz of the Flowers
15.   The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a: VIII. Waltz of the Flowers 00:07:21

Hopkins, Jr., John Henry / Traditional
Schwarz, Gerard, arranger(s)

  We Three Kings of Orient Are - We Wish You a Merry Christmas (arr. G. Schwarz for orchestra)
16.   We Three Kings of Orient Are - We Wish You a Merry Christmas (arr. G. Schwarz for orchestra) 00:04:52

Total Playing Time: 01:01:27






Composer(s):
Gruber, Franz Xaver; Handel, George Frideric; Hopkins, Jr., John Henry; Pachelbel, Johann; Redner, Lewis H.; Schwarz, Gerard; Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich; Traditional; Yon, Pietro Alessandro

Arranger(s):
Hausmann, Ben; Jones, Samuel; Schwarz, Gerard

Conductor(s):
Schwarz, Gerard

Orchestra(s):
Seattle Symphony Orchestra

Label: Naxos

Genre: Orchestral

Period: 20th Century; Baroque; Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.572673

Barcode: 747313267378

Physical Release: 11/2010

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