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A Classical Guitar Christmas

Album Summary

>Traditional, Christmas : Deck the Halls (Welsh)
>Traditional, Christmas : God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen (English)
>Traditional, Christmas : Angels We Have Heard on High
>Wade, John Francis : O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fideles)
>Hopkins, John Henry : We three kings
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing"
>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
>Livingston, Jay : Silver Bells (for the film The Lemon Drop Kid)
>Hess, Myra : Jesus bleibet meine Freude (Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring), transcription for solo piano (after Bach,
>Redner, Lewis : O Little Town of Bethlehem
>Handel, George Frideric : Joy to the World (theme by Handel)
>Traditional, Christmas : The First Nowell (English)
>Torme, Mel : The Christmas Song
>Adam, Adolphe : Cantique de Noël, for voice & orchestra ("Minuit, Chrétiens," "O Holy Night")
>Gauntlett, Henry John : Once in Royal David's City, carol
>Traditional, Christmas : We Wish You a Merry Christmas (English)
>Traditional, Christmas : Wassail Song ("Here We Come a-Wassailing"), carol (a.k.a. "Here We Come a-Caroling")
>Willis, Richard Storrs : It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
>Traditional, Christmas : O come, o come, Emmanuel (Veni, veni, Emmanuel), carol
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Works Details

>Traditional, Christmas : Deck the Halls (Welsh)
  • Performer: Charles Hammer
  • Running Time: 1 min. 46 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1784
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional, Christmas : God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen (English)
  • Performer: Charles Hammer
  • Running Time: 3 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional, Christmas : Angels We Have Heard on High
  • Performer: Charles Hammer
  • Running Time: 2 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1840
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Wade, John Francis : O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fideles)
  • Performer: Charles Hammer
  • Running Time: 2 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1751
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Hopkins, John Henry : We three kings
  • Performer: Charles Hammer
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1857
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing"
  • Performer: Charles Hammer
  • Notes: Composition written: 1840.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1840
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
  • Performer: Charles Hammer
  • Running Time: 3 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1818
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Livingston, Jay : Silver Bells (for the film The Lemon Drop Kid)
  • Performer: Charles Hammer
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Ray Evans (Lyricist) (1915 - 2007).
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1951
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Hess, Myra : Jesus bleibet meine Freude (Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring), transcription for solo piano (after Bach,
  • Performer: Charles Hammer
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Redner, Lewis : O Little Town of Bethlehem
  • Performer: Charles Hammer
  • Running Time: 2 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1868
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Handel, George Frideric : Joy to the World (theme by Handel)
  • Performer: Charles Hammer
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1742
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional, Christmas : The First Nowell (English)
  • Performer: Charles Hammer
  • Running Time: 3 min. 18 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1823
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Torme, Mel : The Christmas Song
  • Performer: Charles Hammer
  • Running Time: 3 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1944
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Adam, Adolphe : Cantique de Noël, for voice & orchestra ("Minuit, Chrétiens," "O Holy Night")
  • Performer: Charles Hammer
  • Running Time: 5 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1851
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Gauntlett, Henry John : Once in Royal David's City, carol
  • Performer: Charles Hammer
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1850
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional, Christmas : We Wish You a Merry Christmas (English)
  • Performer: Charles Hammer
  • Running Time: 1 min. 23 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 15th Century
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional, Christmas : Wassail Song ("Here We Come a-Wassailing"), carol (a.k.a. "Here We Come a-Caroling")
  • Performer: Charles Hammer
  • Running Time: 1 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1850
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Willis, Richard Storrs : It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
  • Performer: Charles Hammer
  • Running Time: 2 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1850
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional, Christmas : O come, o come, Emmanuel (Veni, veni, Emmanuel), carol
  • Performer: Charles Hammer
  • Running Time: 3 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 12th Century
  • Studio/Live: Studio