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Christmas with the Washington Chorale

Album Summary

>Traditional, Christmas : Angels We Have Heard on High
>Wade, John Francis : O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fideles)
>Traditional, Christmas : Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella ("Un flambeau, Jeanette, Isabelle")
>Traditional, Christmas : God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen (English)
>Traditional, Christmas : Still, Still, Still (Stille, stille, stille) (Austrian)
>Handel, George Frideric : Joy to the World (theme by Handel)
>Sharpe, Carlyle : Flourishes, for brass & percussion
>Traditional, Christmas : The First Nowell (English)
>Rutter, John : Sing we to this merry company
>Traditional, Christmas : O come, o come, Emmanuel (Veni, veni, Emmanuel), carol
>Wachner, Julian : Gloria in excelsis Deo, fanfare for chorus
>Traditional, Christmas : Good King Wenceslas (Piae Cantiones, 1582)
>Traditional, Christmas : Nino Lindo, carol (Venezuelan)
>Rudolph, Glenn L. : The Dream Isaiah Saw, for chorus, brass & organ
>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
Performer Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Recorded live on 23 December 2009, this delightful album presents some of the best loved Christmas music, including Angels We Have Heard On High, O Come All Ye Faithful, Un Flambeau, God Resy Ye Merry Gentlemen, Still Still Still, Joy To The World, Flourishes, The First Nowell, Sing We To This Merry Company, O Come O Come Emmanuel, Choral Fanfare: Gloria In Excelsis Deo, Good King Wenceslas, Nino Lindo, The Dream Isaiah Saw and the 'Hallellujah' Chorus from Messiah.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Music Center at Strathmore, North Bethesda, MD (12/23/2009).



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>Traditional, Christmas : Angels We Have Heard on High
  • Ensemble: National Capital Brass and Percussion
  • Running Time: 4 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1840
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Wade, John Francis : O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fideles)
  • Performer: David Willcocks (Descant)
  • Ensemble: National Capital Brass and Percussion
  • Running Time: 3 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1751
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Traditional, Christmas : Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella ("Un flambeau, Jeanette, Isabelle")
  • Ensemble: National Capital Brass and Percussion
  • Running Time: 3 min. 25 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 18th Century
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Traditional, Christmas : God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen (English)
  • Ensemble: National Capital Brass and Percussion
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Traditional, Christmas : Still, Still, Still (Stille, stille, stille) (Austrian)
  • Ensemble: National Capital Brass and Percussion
  • Running Time: 3 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1819
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Handel, George Frideric : Joy to the World (theme by Handel)
  • Ensemble: National Capital Brass and Percussion
  • Running Time: 2 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1742
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Sharpe, Carlyle : Flourishes, for brass & percussion
  • Ensemble: National Capital Brass and Percussion
  • Running Time: 3 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Traditional, Christmas : The First Nowell (English)
  • Ensemble: National Capital Brass and Percussion
  • Running Time: 4 min. 43 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1823
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Rutter, John : Sing we to this merry company
  • Ensemble: National Capital Brass and Percussion
  • Running Time: 1 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Traditional, Christmas : O come, o come, Emmanuel (Veni, veni, Emmanuel), carol
  • Ensemble: National Capital Brass and Percussion
  • Running Time: 3 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 12th Century
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Wachner, Julian : Gloria in excelsis Deo, fanfare for chorus
  • Ensemble: National Capital Brass and Percussion
  • Running Time: 2 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Traditional, Christmas : Good King Wenceslas (Piae Cantiones, 1582)
  • Ensemble: National Capital Brass and Percussion
  • Running Time: 2 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1582
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Traditional, Christmas : Niño Lindo, carol (Venezuelan)
  • Ensemble: National Capital Brass and Percussion
  • Running Time: 3 min. 26 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Rudolph, Glenn L. : The Dream Isaiah Saw, for chorus, brass & organ
  • Ensemble: National Capital Brass and Percussion
  • Running Time: 5 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Hallelujah Chorus
  • Ensemble: National Capital Brass and Percussion
  • Running Time: 3 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1741
  • Studio/Live: Live