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Christmas with the Vienna Boys Choir

Album Summary

>Palestrina, Giovanni : Hodie Christus natus est
>Handl, Jacobus : Pueri, Concinite
>Handl, Jacobus : Natus est nobis, motet
>Praetorious, Michael : In Natali Domini
>Traditional, Christmas : In dulci jubilo (Piae Cantiones)
>Traditional, Christmas : Maria durch ein Dornwald ging, carol (Blest Mary Wanders through the Thorn)
>Traditional, Christmas : Leise rieselt der Schnee, carol (German)
>Traditional, Christmas : Vom Himmel hoch, o Englein kommt, carol (German)
>Traditional, Christmas : Weihnacht, wie bist du schon
>Traditional, Christmas : Oh, du frohliche, oh, du selige (German)
>Traditional, Christmas : O Jesulein zart, carol (German)
>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
>Traditional, Christmas : Hirtenterzett ("Tuet eilends erwachen")
>Traditional, Christmas : Der Heiland ist geboren
>Traditional, Christmas : Stacherl
>Traditional, Christmas : Kommts Her, Ihr Hirten Allzu Sama
>Traditional, Christmas : Es wird schon gleich dumpa (The Twilight Is Falling) (Austrian)
>Haydn, Johann Michael : Weihnachtslied. Heiligste Nacht (1), for chorus & orchestra, MH 427 (KL 6
>Traditional, Christmas : Hiaz is der rauhe Winter, carol
>Traditional, Christmas : Still, weil's Kindlein schlafen will (German)
>Traditional, Christmas : Still, O Himmel (Bavarian)
>Traditional, Christmas : O Tannenbaum (O Christmas Tree) (German)
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Notes & Reviews:

This new release from Acanta features the most beloved boys choir sings the most beautiful Christmas-carols, with unique recordings from a star-studded cast and thoroughly remastered original recordings.

American Record Guide, November/December 2013
Most of the pieces are performed a cappella, and the release has a classic selection of Christmas songs from 'Hodie, Christus Natus Est' to 'O Tannenbaum'.



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Works Details

>Palestrina, Giovanni : Hodie Christus natus est
  • Conductor: Hans Gillesberger
  • Ensemble: Vienna Boys Choir
  • Running Time: 2 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Handl, Jacobus : Pueri, Concinite
  • Conductor: Hans Gillesberger
  • Running Time: 1 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Handl, Jacobus : Natus est nobis, motet
  • Conductor: Hans Gillesberger
  • Running Time: 2 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Praetorious, Michael : In Natali Domini
  • Conductor: Hans Gillesberger
  • Running Time: 1 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Traditional, Christmas : In dulci jubilo (Piæ Cantiones)
  • Conductor: Hans Gillesberger
  • Running Time: 2 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1400

>Traditional, Christmas : Maria durch ein Dornwald ging, carol (Blest Mary Wanders through the Thorn)
  • Conductor: Hans Gillesberger
  • Running Time: 2 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1450-1450

>Traditional, Christmas : Leise rieselt der Schnee, carol (German)
  • Conductor: Hans Gillesberger
  • Running Time: 1 min. 25 sec.

>Traditional, Christmas : Vom Himmel hoch, o Englein kommt, carol (German)
  • Conductor: Hans Gillesberger
  • Running Time: 2 min. 14 sec.

>Traditional, Christmas : Weihnacht, wie bist du schön
  • Conductor: Hans Gillesberger
  • Running Time: 1 min. 43 sec.

>Traditional, Christmas : Oh, du fröhliche, oh, du selige (German)
  • Conductor: Hans Gillesberger
  • Running Time: 2 min. 20 sec.

>Traditional, Christmas : O Jesulein zart, carol (German)
  • Conductor: Hans Gillesberger
  • Running Time: 2 min. 17 sec.

>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
  • Conductor: Hans Gillesberger
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1818

>Traditional, Christmas : Hirtenterzett ("Tuet eilends erwachen")
  • Conductor: Hans Gillesberger
  • Running Time: 1 min. 29 sec.

>Traditional, Christmas : Der Heiland ist geboren
  • Conductor: Hans Gillesberger
  • Running Time: 2 min. 8 sec.

>Traditional, Christmas : Stacherl
  • Conductor: Hans Gillesberger
  • Running Time: 1 min. 54 sec.

>Traditional, Christmas : Kommts Her, Ihr Hirten Allzu Sama
  • Conductor: Hans Gillesberger
  • Running Time: 2 min. 48 sec.

>Traditional, Christmas : Es wird schon gleich dumpa (The Twilight Is Falling) (Austrian)
  • Conductor: Hans Gillesberger
  • Running Time: 1 min. 55 sec.

>Haydn, Johann Michael : Weihnachtslied. Heiligste Nacht (1), for chorus & orchestra, MH 427 (KL 6 :: 28a) (2 versions)
  • Performer: Helmut Deutsch (Piano)
  • Conductor: Hans Gillesberger
  • Running Time: 2 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 12/20/1786

>Traditional, Christmas : Hiaz is der rauhe Winter, carol
  • Conductor: Hans Gillesberger
  • Running Time: 1 min. 35 sec.
  • Form: Christmas

>Traditional, Christmas : Still, weil's Kindlein schlafen will (German)
  • Conductor: Hans Gillesberger
  • Running Time: 1 min. 59 sec.

>Traditional, Christmas : Still, O Himmel (Bavarian)
  • Conductor: Hans Gillesberger
  • Running Time: 1 min. 43 sec.

>Traditional, Christmas : O Tannenbaum (O Christmas Tree) (German)
  • Conductor: Hans Gillesberger
  • Running Time: 1 min. 4 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1820