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My First Christmas Album

The ‘My First’ album series from Naxos is the ideal springboard for a lifelong journey through classical music. Each selection is carefully tailored for younger listeners and includes famous tracks as well as unexpected gems. The booklet is full of information on every piece of music. Unique and imaginative, these CDs will open a door to a wonderful world that children and parents can discover together.

Can you imagine Christmas without music? No singing, no jingling. Only Scrooge would be happy with that! It is a time for music to fill the air. Part of the fun is hearing things that are only played at Christmas and at no other time of year—carols that make you think of the end of term, or the holidays, or bobble hats; songs that make you think of food, or snow, or stockings. Here are some of the most popular carols, as well as some other surprises… Merry Christmas!


Gauntlett, Henry John
Alexander, Cecil Frances, lyricist(s)

  Once in Royal David's City
1.   Once in Royal David's City 00:03:19

Carmichael, John
Lane, Philip, arranger(s)

  Thredbo Suite: III. Sleighride to Thredbo (arr. P. Lane for orchestra)
2.   Thredbo Suite: III. Sleighride to Thredbo (arr. P. Lane for orchestra) 00:01:50

Hopkins Jr., John Henry
Pitts, Antony, arranger(s)

  We Three Kings of Orient Are (arr. A. Pitts for vocal ensemble)
3.   We Three Kings of Orient Are (arr. A. Pitts for vocal ensemble) 00:03:07

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

  Sans Day Carol (arr. J. Rutter for choir)
4.   Sans Day Carol (arr. J. Rutter for choir) 00:03:19

Bernard, Felix

  Winter Wonderland (arr. for orchestra)
5.   Winter Wonderland (arr. for orchestra) 00:02:14

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

  The Holly and the Ivy (arr. H.W. Davies for choir)
6.   The Holly and the Ivy (arr. H.W. Davies for choir) 00:03:19

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

  Messiah, HWV 56, Part I: Chorus: For unto us a Child is born (1751 Version)
7.   Messiah, HWV 56, Part I: Chorus: For unto us a Child is born (1751 Version) 00:03:51

Galian, Luis Eduardo

  Esta bella noche
8.   Esta bella noche 00:03:16

Corelli, Arcangelo

  Concerto Grosso in G Minor, Op. 6, No. 8, "Christmas Concerto": II. Allegro
9.   Concerto Grosso in G Minor, Op. 6, No. 8, "Christmas Concerto": II. Allegro 00:02:02

Traditional
Traditional, lyricist(s)

  King Jesus hath a Garden
10.   King Jesus hath a Garden 00:02:26

Britten, Benjamin
Southwell, Robert, lyricist(s)

  A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28: This Little Babe
11.   A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28: This Little Babe 00:01:26

Darke, Harold
Rossetti, Christina, lyricist(s)

  In the Bleak Midwinter
12.   In the Bleak Midwinter 00:04:54

Traditional
Neale, John Mason, lyricist(s)
Jacques, Reginald, arranger(s)

  Good King Wenceslas (arr. R. Jacques for choir)
13.   Good King Wenceslas (arr. R. Jacques for choir) 00:03:05

Pierpont, James Lord
Breiner, Peter, arranger(s)

  Jingle Bells (arr. P. Breiner for orchestra)
14.   Jingle Bells (arr. P. Breiner for orchestra) 00:01:00

Traditional
Traditional, lyricist(s)

  Noël Ukrainien, "Carol of the Bells"
15.   Noël Ukrainien, "Carol of the Bells" 00:01:30

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich

  The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a: III. Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies
16.   The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a: III. Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies 00:01:48

Rutter, John
Traditional, lyricist(s)

  Dancing Day: No. 8. Tomorrow shall be my dancing day
17.   Dancing Day: No. 8. Tomorrow shall be my dancing day 00:03:31

Traditional
Traditional, lyricist(s)

  Gaudete Christus est natus
18.   Gaudete Christus est natus 00:01:38

Marks, Johnny
Hayman, Richard, arranger(s)

  Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (arr. R. Hayman for orchestra)
19.   Rudolph the Red - Nosed Reindeer (arr. R. Hayman for orchestra) 00:02:37

Kirkpatrick, William J.
Hunt, Donald, arranger(s)

  Away in a Manger (arr. D. Hunt for choir)
20.   Away in a Manger (arr. D. Hunt for choir) 00:03:11

Lutosławski, Witold
Traditional, lyricist(s)

  20 Polish Christmas Carols: No. 7. Hurrying to Bethlehem
21.   20 Polish Christmas Carols: No. 7. Hurrying to Bethlehem 00:00:51

Kotilainen, Otto
Noponen, Alpo, lyricist(s)

  Kun Joulu on (At Christmas Time)
22.   Kun Joulu on (At Christmas Time) 00:02:16

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

  Silent Night
23.   Silent Night 00:03:05

Charpentier, Marc-Antoine

  Noëls sur les instruments, H. 534: Vous qui désirez sans fin
24.   Noëls sur les instruments, H. 534: Vous qui désirez sans fin 00:02:23

Traditional
Traditional, lyricist(s)
Carter, Andrew, arranger(s)

  A Maiden Most Gentle (arr. A. Carter for choir)
25.   A Maiden Most Gentle (arr. A. Carter for choir) 00:02:53

Vaughan Williams, Ralph
Traditional, lyricist(s)

  Folksongs of the 4 Seasons: Winter: II. Wassail song
26.   Folksongs of the 4 Seasons: Winter: II. Wassail song 00:02:26

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich

  The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a: IV. Russian Dance, "Trepak"
27.   The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a: IV. Russian Dance, "Trepak" 00:01:08

Traditional
Willcocks, David, arranger(s)

  Unto Us is Born a Son (arr. D. Willcocks for choir and organ)
28.   Unto Us is Born a Son (arr. D. Willcocks for choir and organ) 00:01:54

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

  Ding Dong Merrily on High (arr. D. Willcocks for choir and organ)
29.   Ding Dong Merrily on High (arr. D. Willcocks for choir and organ) 00:02:07

Traditional
Traditional, lyricist(s)

  Rocking
30.   Rocking 00:01:45

Total Playing Time: 01:14:11






Composer(s):
Bernard, Felix; Britten, Benjamin; Carmichael, John; Charpentier, Marc-Antoine; Corelli, Arcangelo; Darke, Harold; Galian, Luis Eduardo; Gauntlett, Henry John; Gruber, Franz Xaver; Handel, George Frideric; Hopkins Jr., John Henry; Kirkpatrick, William J.; Kotilainen, Otto; Lutosławski, Witold; Marks, Johnny; Pierpont, James Lord; Rutter, John; Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich; Traditional; Vaughan Williams, Ralph

Lyricist(s):
Alexander, Cecil Frances; Bible - New Testament; Mohr, Josef; Neale, John Mason; Noponen, Alpo; Rossetti, Christina; Southwell, Robert; Traditional; Woodward, George Ratcliffe

Arranger(s):
Breiner, Peter; Carter, Andrew; Davies, Henry Walford; Hayman, Richard; Hunt, Donald; Jacques, Reginald; Lane, Philip; Pitts, Antony; Rutter, John; Willcocks, David

Conductor(s):
Corp, Ronald; Dagenais, Martin; Edison, Noel; Halász, Michael; Hannuksela, Sauli; Hayman, Richard; Higginbottom, Edward; Hunt, Donald; Krček, Jaroslav; Mallon, Kevin; Pitts, Antony; Rossiter, Grace; Sackett, Andrew; Sjöberg, Fred; Summerly, Jeremy; Walter, Alfred; Wetton, Hilary Davan; Wit, Antoni; Wordsworth, Barry

Orchestra(s):
Academy of Ancient Music; BBC Concert Orchestra; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Capella Istropolitana; Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra; Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra; Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra; Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra, Košice

Ensemble(s):
Aradia Ensemble

Choir(s):
City of London Choir; Elora Singers, The; Finchley Children's Music Group; New London Children's Choir; Örebro Chamber Choir; Oxford Camerata; Oxford New College Choir; Petite Bande de Montréal, La; Polish Radio Choir; Resonus Chorus; Tewkesbury Abbey Choir; Tonus Peregrinus; Worcester Cathedral Choir

Artist(s):
Bäcklund, Stefan; Björklund, Mats-Erik; Bloss, Michael; Evanson, John; Johnston, Raymond; Kanga, Skaila; Norrefalk, Mats; Nyström, Mats; Stringer, Robert

Label: Naxos

Genre: Chamber Music; Choral - Sacred; Choral - Secular; Concertos; Orchestral

Period: 20th Century; Baroque; Contemporary; Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.578340

Barcode: 747313834075

Physical Release: 11/2016

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