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Christmas Classics / Davis, Rutter, Traulert, et al

Audio Samples

>Anderson, Leroy : Sleigh Ride
>Traditional : Angels from the realms of glory
>Rutter, John : Nativity Carol
>Livingston, Jay : Silver Bells
>McCartney, Paul : Liverpool Oratorio
>     The world you're coming into
>Traditional : The first nowell
>Mason, Lowell : Joy to the World
>Traditional : Carol of the Bells
>Adam, Adolphe : Minuit, Chrétiens "O holy night"
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147
>     Jesu bleibet meine Freude "Jesu, joy of man's desiring"
>Davis, Carl : The Most Wonderful Birthday of All
>Pierpont, James : Jingle Bells
>Martin, Hugh : Meet Me in St. Louis
>     Have yourself a merry little Christmas
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Nutcracker, Op. 71
>     no 9, Act 1 - Waltz of the Snowflakes
>Berlin, Irving : Holiday Inn
>     White Christmas

Album Summary

>Anderson, Leroy : Sleigh Ride
>Traditional : Angels from the realms of glory
>Rutter, John : Nativity Carol
>Livingston, Jay : Silver Bells
>McCartney, Paul : Liverpool Oratorio
>Traditional : The first nowell
>Mason, Lowell : Joy to the World
>Traditional : Carol of the Bells
>Adam, Adolphe : Minuit, Chrétiens "O holy night"
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147
>Davis, Carl : The Most Wonderful Birthday of All
>Pierpont, James : Jingle Bells
>Martin, Hugh : Meet Me in St. Louis
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Nutcracker, Op. 71
>Berlin, Irving : Holiday Inn
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

A brilliant selection of Christmas classics, this CD shows a different side to the Halle and features new studio recordings by renowned producer Andrew Keener.



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Works Details

>Anderson, Leroy : Sleigh Ride
  • Conductor: Carl Davis
  • Ensemble: Hallé Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1948

>Traditional : Angels from the realms of glory
  • Performer: Claire Rutter (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Carl Davis
  • Ensemble: Hallé Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 37 sec.
  • Form: Christmas

>Rutter, John : Nativity Carol
  • Performer: Claire Rutter (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Carl Davis
  • Ensemble: Hallé Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1963
  • Language: English

>Livingston, Jay : Silver Bells
  • Performers: Claire Rutter (Soprano); Eric Traulert (Boy Soprano)
  • Conductor: Carl Davis
  • Ensemble: Hallé Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1951

>McCartney, Paul : Liverpool Oratorio :: The world you're coming into
  • Performers: Claire Rutter (Soprano); Eric Traulert (Boy Soprano)
  • Conductor: Carl Davis
  • Ensemble: Hallé Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1991

>Traditional : The first nowell
  • Performer: Claire Rutter (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Carl Davis
  • Ensemble: Hallé Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 54 sec.
  • Form: Christmas

>Mason, Lowell : Joy to the World
  • Performer: Claire Rutter (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Carl Davis
  • Ensemble: Hallé Orchestra
  • Running Time: 1 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 19th Century

>Traditional : Carol of the Bells
  • Performer: Claire Rutter (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Carl Davis
  • Ensemble: Hallé Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 4 sec.
  • Form: Christmas

>Adam, Adolphe : Minuit, Chrétiens "O holy night"
  • Performer: Claire Rutter (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Carl Davis
  • Ensemble: Hallé Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147 :: Jesu bleibet meine Freude "Jesu, joy of man's desiring"
  • Performer: Claire Rutter (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Carl Davis
  • Ensemble: Hallé Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1723
  • Language: English

>Davis, Carl : The Most Wonderful Birthday of All
  • Performer: Claire Rutter (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Carl Davis
  • Ensemble: Hallé Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal

>Pierpont, James : Jingle Bells
  • Performer: Claire Rutter (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Carl Davis
  • Ensemble: Hallé Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1857
  • Language: English

>Martin, Hugh : Meet Me in St. Louis :: Have yourself a merry little Christmas
  • Performer: Claire Rutter (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Carl Davis
  • Ensemble: Hallé Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Nutcracker, Op. 71 :: no 9, Act 1 - Waltz of the Snowflakes
  • Conductor: Carl Davis
  • Ensemble: Hallé Orchestra
  • Running Time: 6 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1891-1892

>Berlin, Irving : Holiday Inn :: White Christmas
  • Performer: Claire Rutter (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Carl Davis
  • Ensemble: Hallé Orchestra
  • Running Time: 6 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas