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Along the Road to Bethlehem

Audio Samples

>Rutter, John : Star Carol
>Cornelius, Peter : The Three Kings (a.k.a. "We Three Kings")
>Traditional, Christmas : Sussex Carol ("On Christmas Night")
>Goss, John : See Amid the Winter's Snow, for chorus
>Rutter, John : Jesus Christ, for chorus & orchestra
>Traditional, Christmas : Joseph, lieber Joseph mein (Joseph, Dearest Joseph Mine), carol (German)
>Traditional, Christmas : The Wexford Carol ("Good People All, This Christmastime") (Enniscorthy Carol) (Irish)
>Traditional, Christmas : The Garden of Jesus (Dutch)
>Traditional, Christmas : Good King Wenceslas (Piae Cantiones, 1582)
>Chilcott, Robert : Two Carols, for soprano chorus, piano & orchestra
>Chilcott, Robert : Mid-Winter, for chorus & orchestra (or brass ensemble or piano)
>Rutter, John : Shepherd's Pipe Carol
>Poston, Elisabeth : Jesus Christ the Apple Tree
>Henderson, Ruth Watson : Last Straw

Album Summary

>Rutter, John : Star Carol
>Cornelius, Peter : The Three Kings (a.k.a. "We Three Kings")
>Traditional, Christmas : Sussex Carol ("On Christmas Night")
>Goss, John : See Amid the Winter's Snow, for chorus
>Rutter, John : Jesus Christ, for chorus & orchestra
>Traditional, Christmas : Joseph, lieber Joseph mein (Joseph, Dearest Joseph Mine), carol (German)
>Traditional, Christmas : The Wexford Carol ("Good People All, This Christmastime") (Enniscorthy Carol) (Irish)
>Traditional, Christmas : The Garden of Jesus (Dutch)
>Traditional, Christmas : Good King Wenceslas (Piae Cantiones, 1582)
>Chilcott, Robert : Two Carols, for soprano chorus, piano & orchestra
>Chilcott, Robert : Mid-Winter, for chorus & orchestra (or brass ensemble or piano)
>Rutter, John : Shepherd's Pipe Carol
>Poston, Elisabeth : Jesus Christ the Apple Tree
>Henderson, Ruth Watson : Last Straw
Performers Composers
Notes & Reviews:

Personnel: Chelsey Schill (soprano); Ben Heppner (tenor); Judy Loman (harp); Wendy Rose, Jacques Israelievitch, Marc-Andre Savoie, My Hyon Kim, Miho Hashizume, Carol Fujino, Paul Meyer (violin); Christopher Redfield, Mary Carol Nugent (viola); Audrey King, David Hetherington (cello); Virginia Markson, Nora Shulman (flute); Joseph Orlowski, Joaquin Valdepenas (clarinet); Richard Dorsey (oboe, English horn); Frank Morphy (oboe); Mitchell Clarke, Michael Sweeney (bassoon); Larry Weeks, James Spragg (trumpet); Harcus Hennigar, John Watson (horns); Ruth Watson Henderson (piano); Joel Quarrington (double bass); Mike Werner, David Kent (percussion).

Recording information: Metropolitan United Church, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (02/28/1995-03/04/1995).



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Works Details

>Rutter, John : Star Carol
  • Performer: Toronto Children's Chorus
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1972

>Cornelius, Peter : The Three Kings (a.k.a. "We Three Kings")
  • Performers: Toronto Children's Chorus (Tenor); Ben Heppner
  • Running Time: 2 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1856

>Traditional, Christmas : Sussex Carol ("On Christmas Night")
  • Performer: Toronto Children's Chorus
  • Running Time: 1 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Post-Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1892

>Goss, John : See Amid the Winter's Snow, for chorus
  • Performers: Toronto Children's Chorus (Tenor); Ben Heppner
  • Running Time: 4 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas

>Rutter, John : Jesus Christ, for chorus & orchestra
  • Performer: Toronto Children's Chorus
  • Running Time: 2 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Traditional, Christmas : Joseph, lieber Joseph mein (Joseph, Dearest Joseph Mine), carol (German)
  • Performers: Toronto Children's Chorus (Tenor); Ben Heppner
  • Running Time: 4 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 13th Century

>Traditional, Christmas : The Wexford Carol ("Good People All, This Christmastime") (Enniscorthy Carol) (Irish)
  • Performers: Toronto Children's Chorus (Tenor); Ben Heppner
  • Running Time: 3 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 12th Century

>Traditional, Christmas : The Garden of Jesus (Dutch)
  • Performers: Toronto Children's Chorus (Tenor); Ben Heppner
  • Running Time: 2 min. 36 sec.

>Traditional, Christmas : Good King Wenceslas (Piae Cantiones, 1582)
  • Performers: Toronto Children's Chorus (Tenor); Ben Heppner
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: circa 1582

>Chilcott, Robert : Two Carols, for soprano chorus, piano & orchestra
  • Performers: Toronto Children's Chorus (Tenor); Ben Heppner
  • Running Time: 2 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Chilcott, Robert : Mid-Winter, for chorus & orchestra (or brass ensemble or piano)
  • Performer: Toronto Children's Chorus
  • Running Time: 4 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Chilcott, Robert : Two Carols, for soprano chorus, piano & orchestra
  • Performers: Toronto Children's Chorus (Tenor); Ben Heppner
  • Running Time: 2 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Rutter, John : Shepherd's Pipe Carol
  • Performer: Toronto Children's Chorus
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1966

>Poston, Elisabeth : Jesus Christ the Apple Tree
  • Performer: Toronto Children's Chorus
  • Running Time: 2 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1967

>Henderson, Ruth Watson : Last Straw
  • Performers: Toronto Children's Chorus (Voice); Katie Wylde (Voice); Richard Dorsey (Oboe); Ruth Henderson (Piano); Ben Heppner; David Kent (Percussion)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary