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Christmas Gala with the Stars

Album Summary

>Wade, John Francis : O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fideles)
>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
>Traditional, Christmas : Il est né, le divin enfant (French)
>Adam, Adolphe : Cantique de Noël, for voice & orchestra ("Minuit, Chrétiens," "O Holy Night")
>Traditional, Christmas : O Tannenbaum (O Christmas Tree) (German)
>Berlin, Irving : Holiday Inn
>Traditional, English : A Soul Cake, folk song
>Traditional, Christmas : O Jesulein süß, o Jesulein mild (O Little One Sweet), carol (NEH no 31)
>Traditional, Christmas : Maria durch ein Dornwald ging, carol (Blest Mary Wanders through the Thorn)
>Ramírez, Ariel : Missa criolla
>Traditional, Christmas : Still, Still, Still (Stille, stille, stille) (Austrian)
>Grever, Maria : Mucho mucho, for voice & orchestra
>Anderson, Leroy : Sleigh Ride
>Gounod, Charles : Ave Maria
>Schubert, Franz : Wiegenlied ("Schlafe, schlafe, holder süsser Knabe"), song for voice & piano ("Mille Cherubini in Co
>Ryba, Jakub Jan : Rozmily slavícku, pastorella for soprano, flute, organ & orchestra
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Christmas Oratorio
>Praetorious, Michael : Musae Sioniae
>Traditional, Christmas : The Twelve Days of Christmas
>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
>Gauntlett, Henry John : Once in Royal David's City, carol
>Moraeus, Pereric : Koppången
>Ramírez, Ariel : El Nacimiento, for chorus
>Yon, Pietro : Gesù bambino
>Traditional, Christmas : Balulalow ("I come from hevin to tell") (Scottish)
>Traditional, Christmas : In dulci jubilo (Piæ Cantiones)
>Brahms, Johannes : Gesänge (2) for Alto, Viola and Piano, Op. 91
>Kirkpatrick, William J. : Away in a manger
>Loges, Karl-Heinz : Ich schenk' dir eine neue Welt
>Handel, George Frideric : Joy to the World (theme by Handel)
>Franck, César : Panis angelicus
>Hairston, Jester : Mary's boy child
>Luther, Martin : Vom Himmel hoch
>Alagna, Roberto : Gentil Père Noël
>Reger, Max [Composer] : Maria Wiegenlied (Mary's Lullaby
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing"
>Traditional, Christmas : Good King Wenceslas (Piae Cantiones, 1582)
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Ich steh' an deiner Krippen hier, BWV 369
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Vom himmel hoch, da komm ich her (I), canonic variations on the Christmas hymn for organ, BWV 769
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>Wade, John Francis : O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fideles)
  • Performer: Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Ion Marin
  • Running Time: 3 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1751

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: For unto us a Child is born
  • Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
  • Running Time: 4 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Traditional, Christmas : Il est né, le divin enfant (French)
  • Performers: Ulf Forsberg (Violin); Markus Leoson (Marimba); Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1875

>Adam, Adolphe : Cantique de Noël, for voice & orchestra ("Minuit, Chrétiens," "O Holy Night")
  • Performer: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Kurt Adler
  • Running Time: 4 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1851

>Traditional, Christmas : O Tannenbaum (O Christmas Tree) (German)
  • Conductor: Uwe Harrer
  • Running Time: 1 min. 36 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1820

>Berlin, Irving : Holiday Inn
  • Performer: Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone)
  • Conductor: Paul Daniel
  • Running Time: 4 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1942

>Traditional, English : A Soul Cake, folk song
  • Performer: Sting [Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner]
  • Running Time: 3 min. 29 sec.

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Hallelujah
  • Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
  • Running Time: 3 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Traditional, Christmas : O Jesulein süß, o Jesulein mild (O Little One Sweet), carol (NEH no 31)
  • Performers: Ulf Forsberg (Violin); Torbjörn Helander (Viola); Ulrika Jansson (Violin); Ola Karlsson (Cello); Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 7 sec.

>Traditional, Christmas : Maria durch ein Dornwald ging, carol (Blest Mary Wanders through the Thorn)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1450-1450

>Ramírez, Ariel : Missa criolla :: 4. Sanctus (carnaval cochabambino)
  • Performers: José Carreras (Tenor); Domingo Cura (Percussion); Jorge Padin (Percussion); Ariel Ramirez (Harpsichord); Arsenio Zambrano (Charango)
  • Conductor: José Ocejo
  • Running Time: 2 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1964

>Traditional, Christmas : Still, Still, Still (Stille, stille, stille) (Austrian)
  • Performer: Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone)
  • Conductor: Tecwyn Evans
  • Running Time: 4 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1819

>Grever, Maria : Mucho mucho, for voice & orchestra
  • Performer: Placido Domingo
  • Conductor: Karl-Heinz Loges
  • Running Time: 3 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Anderson, Leroy : Sleigh Ride
  • Performers: Johann Strauss Orchestra; André Rieu (Violin)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1948

>Gounod, Charles : Ave Maria
  • Performer: Cheryl Studer (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Ion Marin
  • Running Time: 2 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1852

>Schubert, Franz : Wiegenlied ("Schlafe, schlafe, holder süsser Knabe"), song for voice & piano ("Mille Cherubini in Co
  • Performer: Roberto Alagna (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Robin Smith
  • Running Time: 3 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 11/1816

>Ryba, Jakub Jan : Rozmily slavícku, pastorella for soprano, flute, organ & orchestra
  • Performer: Magdalena Kozená (Voice)
  • Conductor: Robert Hugo
  • Ensemble: Capella Regia Musicalis
  • Running Time: 4 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Christmas Oratorio :: 1. Chorus. Jauchzet, frohlocket
  • Conductor: John Gardiner
  • Running Time: 7 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1734

>Praetorious, Michael : Musae Sioniae
  • Performers: Helmut Böcker (Bassoon); Dietmar Keller (Oboe); Hans-Georg Renner (Oboe d'amore); Wolfgang Stert (Double Bass); Fritz Wunderlich
  • Conductor: Fritz Neumeyer
  • Running Time: 3 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1600

>Traditional, Christmas : The Twelve Days of Christmas
  • Performer: Joan Sutherland
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Notes: Composition written: By 1864.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1864

>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
  • Performer: Joseph Calleja (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Steven Mercurio
  • Running Time: 4 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1818

>Gauntlett, Henry John : Once in Royal David's City, carol
  • Performer: David Briggs (Organ)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Running Time: 4 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1850

>Moraeus, Pereric : Koppången
  • Performers: Svante Henryson (Cello); Svante Henryson (Double Bass); Bengan Jansson (Accordion); Bengan Jansson (Organ); Kalle Moraeus (Guitar); Kalle Moraeus (Mandolin); Kalle Moraeus (Violin); Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Ramírez, Ariel : El Nacimiento, for chorus
  • Performers: Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone); Rolando Villazón (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Tecwyn Evans
  • Running Time: 3 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Yon, Pietro : Gesù bambino
  • Performer: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Kurt Adler
  • Running Time: 4 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1917

>Traditional, Christmas : Balulalow ("I come from hevin to tell") (Scottish)
  • Performer: Sting [Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner]
  • Running Time: 3 min. 10 sec.

>Traditional, Christmas : In dulci jubilo (Piæ Cantiones)
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1400

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Christmas Oratorio :: 15. Aria. Frohe Hirten, eilt, ach eilet
  • Performer: Fritz Wunderlich
  • Conductor: Karl Richter
  • Running Time: 3 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1734

>Brahms, Johannes : Gesänge (2) for Alto, Viola and Piano, Op. 91
  • Performers: Daniel Barenboim (Piano); Wolfram Christ (Viola); Jessye Norman
  • Notes: Composition written: 1864-84.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1864-1884

>Kirkpatrick, William J. : Away in a manger :: Cradle Song) (New English Hymnal 22)
  • Performer: Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1885

>Loges, Karl-Heinz : Ich schenk' dir eine neue Welt
  • Performer: Placido Domingo
  • Conductor: Karl-Heinz Loges
  • Running Time: 2 min. 47 sec.

>Handel, George Frideric : Joy to the World (theme by Handel)
  • Ensemble: Los Romeros
  • Running Time: 2 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1742

>Franck, César : Panis angelicus
  • Performer: Juan Flórez (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Michele Mariotti
  • Running Time: 3 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1872

>Hairston, Jester : Mary's boy child
  • Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Carl Davis
  • Running Time: 3 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1956

>Luther, Martin : Vom Himmel hoch
  • Running Time: 2 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Alagna, Roberto : Gentil Père Noël
  • Performer: Roberto Alagna (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Robin Smith
  • Running Time: 2 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 2000

>Reger, Max [Composer] : Maria Wiegenlied (Mary's Lullaby :: "Maria sitzt am Rosenhag"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra),
  • Performers: Torbjörn Helander (Viola); Knut Sönstevold (Bassoon); Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1912

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing"
  • Performer: Christopher Herrick (Organ)
  • Conductor: Simon Preston
  • Notes: Composition written: 1840.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1840

>Traditional, Christmas : Good King Wenceslas (Piae Cantiones, 1582)
  • Performers: Valda Aveling (Harpsichord); Sergei Prokofierv; Joan Sutherland
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Running Time: 3 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: circa 1582

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Ich steh' an deiner Krippen hier, BWV 369
  • Performers: Helmut Böcker (Bassoon); Dietmar Keller (Oboe); Hermann Prey; Hans-Georg Renner (Oboe d'amore); Wolfgang Stert (Double Bass)
  • Conductor: Fritz Neumeyer
  • Running Time: 2 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1736

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Vom himmel hoch, da komm ich her (I), canonic variations on the Christmas hymn for organ, BWV 769
  • Performer: Leontyne Price (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 4 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 06/1747