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Noels de tous les Temps - Christmas songs from the 17th to early 20th century by Adam, Praetorius, Holmes, Bach, Gounod / Francois Leclerc, baritone; Jean-Francois Lapointe, guitar

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> Venez divin Messie (arr. F. Leclerc) - Venez divin Messie (arr. F. Leclerc)
> 450 Noels (arr. F. Leclerc) - 450 Noels: No. 303. Les anges dans nos campagnes (arr. F. Leclerc)
> Dans une etable obscure (Es ist ein' Ros' entsprungen) - Dans une etable obscure (Es ist ein' Ros' entsprungen)
> Grace vous soit rendue (arr. F. Leclerc) - Grace vous soit rendue (arr. F. Leclerc)
> Ca bergers (arr. F. Leclerc) - Ca bergers (arr. F. Leclerc)
> Noel un vierge (arr. F. Leclerc) - Noel un vierge (arr. F. Leclerc)
> 450 Noels (arr. F. Leclerc) - 450 Noels: No. 302. Il est ne le Divin Enfant (arr. F. Leclerc)
> 40 Noels anciens (arr. F. Leclerc) - No. 10. O dieu, l'etrange chose
> 40 Noels anciens (arr. F. Leclerc) - No. 21. Venez bergers, accourez tous
> 450 Noels (arr. F. Leclerc) - 450 Noels: No. 344. Noel nouvelet (arr. F. Leclerc)
> 40 Noels anciens (arr. F. Leclerc) - No. 13. Un soir que les bergers
> 40 Noels anciens (arr. F. Leclerc) - No. 9. Joseph et Marie
> Le Vermiel du Soliel [ca. 1553] (arr. F. Leclerc) - Le Vermiel du Soliel [ca. 1553] (arr. F. Leclerc)
> 40 Noels anciens (arr. F. Leclerc) - 40 Noels anciens: No. 24. Noel pour l'amour de Marie (arr. F. Leclerc)
> Ave Maria (arr. F. Leclerc) - Ave Maria (arr. F. Leclerc)
> Adeste fidelis (arr. F. Leclerc) - Adeste fidelis (arr. F. Leclerc)
> 450 Noels (arr. F. Leclerc) - 450 Noels: No. 270. Entre le beouf et l'ane gris (arr. F. Leclerc)
> 40 Noels anciens (arr. F. Leclerc) - 40 Noels anciens: No. 16. Dans cette etable (arr. F. Leclerc)
> Bel astre (arr. F. Leclerc) - Bel astre (arr. F. Leclerc)
> Noel (arr. F. Leclerc) - Noel (arr. F. Leclerc)
> Douce nuit (Silent Night) (arr. F. Leclerc) - Douce nuit (Silent Night) (arr. F. Leclerc)
> Minuit, Chretiens! (Cantique de Noel, O Holy Night) (arr. F. Leclerc) - Minuit, Chretiens! (Cantique de Noel, O Holy Night) (arr. F. Leclerc)

Album Summary

>Traditional, Christmas : Venez divin Messie (O Come, Divine Messiah), carol (French)
>Traditional, Christmas : Les anges dans nos campagnes (French), carol (AKA Angels We Have Heard On High)
>Praetorious, Michael : Dans une etable
>Traditional, Christmas : Grace soit rendue, carol for voice & chamber orchestra
>Traditional, Christmas : Ca, bergers (French)
>Traditional, Christmas : Noel, une vierge
>Traditional, Christmas : Il est ne, le divin enfant (French)
>Traditional, Christmas : O Dieu, l'etrange chose
>Traditional, Christmas : Venez bergers, carol (French)
>Traditional, Christmas : Noel nouvelet, carol (French)
>Traditional, Christmas : Un soir que les bergers, carol (French)
>Traditional, Christmas : Marie et Joseph
>Traditional, Christmas : Le vermeil du soleil, carol (French)
>Traditional, Christmas : Noel pour l'amour de Marie, carol (French)
>Gounod, Charles : Ave Maria
>Wade, John Francis : O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fideles)
>Traditional, Christmas : Entre le boeuf et l'ane gris (Oxen and asses stand around)
>Traditional, Christmas : Dans cette etable (Cradled all lowly) (French)
>Traditional, Christmas : Bel astre que j'adore (Beautiful Star that I Adore), carol (French)
>Holmès, Augusta (Mary Anne) : Noel
>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
>Adam, Adolphe : Cantique de Noel for voice & orchestra ("Minuit, Chretiens," "O Holy Night")
Performers Composers

Notes & Reviews:

This repertoire ranging from the 17th to the early-20th century is presented here in an original form for baritone and classical guitar. In addition to a couple of the most famous Christmas songs, this disc discovers some lesser-known tunes. The oldest Christmas songs are adapted in the style of lute and harpsichord at the time.

American Record Guide, November/December 2013
This collection presents 22 Christmas songs, most sung in French by baritone Jean-Frantois Lapointe, accompanied by guitarist Frantois Leclerc. Among the selections are three guitar solos. Generally, this is a very pleasant recording of Christmas music. Lapointe has a rich lyric baritone ideal for light baritone roles in opera. One can get tired of the sameness of one voice and one guitar playing all the songs. There is also a beautiful arrangement of the Bach-Gounod 'Ave Maria' and of 'Silent Night', which was, after all, composed on a guitar.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: 10/1994.



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Works Details

>Traditional, Christmas : Venez divin Messie (O Come, Divine Messiah), carol (French)
  • Performers: Francois Leclerc (Guitar); Jean Lapointe (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 35 sec.
  • Written: 17th Century

>Traditional, Christmas : Les anges dans nos campagnes (French), carol (AKA Angels We Have Heard On High)
  • Performers: Jean Lapointe (Guitar); Francois Leclerc (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1840

>Praetorious, Michael : Dans une étable
  • Performers: Jean Lapointe (Guitar); Francois Leclerc (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Traditional, Christmas : Grâce soit renduë, carol for voice & chamber orchestra
  • Performers: Jean Lapointe (Guitar); Francois Leclerc (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 24 sec.

>Traditional, Christmas : Ça, bergers (French)
  • Performers: Jean Lapointe (Guitar); Francois Leclerc (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 4 sec.

>Traditional, Christmas : Noël, une vierge
  • Performers: Jean Lapointe (Guitar); Francois Leclerc (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 47 sec.

>Traditional, Christmas : Il est né, le divin enfant (French)
  • Performers: Jean Lapointe (Guitar); Francois Leclerc (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1875

>Traditional, Christmas : O Dieu, l'étrange chose
  • Performers: Jean Lapointe (Guitar); Francois Leclerc (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Traditional, Christmas : Venez bergers, carol (French)
  • Performers: Jean Lapointe (Guitar); Francois Leclerc (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 42 sec.

>Traditional, Christmas : Noël nouvelet, carol (French)
  • Performers: Jean Lapointe (Guitar); Francois Leclerc (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 16th Century

>Traditional, Christmas : Un soir que les bergers, carol (French)
  • Performers: Jean Lapointe (Guitar); Francois Leclerc (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 29 sec.
  • Form: Christmas

>Traditional, Christmas : Marie et Joseph
  • Performers: Jean Lapointe (Guitar); Francois Leclerc (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 13 sec.

>Traditional, Christmas : Le vermeil du soleil, carol (French)
  • Performers: Jean Lapointe (Guitar); Francois Leclerc (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 30 sec.
  • Form: Christmas

>Traditional, Christmas : Noël pour l'amour de Marie, carol (French)
  • Performers: Jean Lapointe (Guitar); Francois Leclerc (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 56 sec.
  • Form: Christmas

>Gounod, Charles : Ave Maria
  • Performers: Jean Lapointe (Guitar); Francois Leclerc (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1852

>Wade, John Francis : O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fideles)
  • Performers: Jean Lapointe (Guitar); Francois Leclerc (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1751

>Traditional, Christmas : Entre le boeuf et l'âne gris (Oxen and asses stand around)
  • Performers: Jean Lapointe (Guitar); Francois Leclerc (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 36 sec.
  • Form: Christmas

>Traditional, Christmas : Dans cette étable (Cradled all lowly) (French)
  • Performers: Jean Lapointe (Guitar); Francois Leclerc (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 29 sec.

>Traditional, Christmas : Bel astre que j'adore (Beautiful Star that I Adore), carol (French)
  • Performers: Francois Leclerc (Guitar); Jean Lapointe (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 16 sec.

>Augusta Holmès (1847 - 1903) : Noël
  • Performers: Jean Lapointe (Guitar); Francois Leclerc (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
  • Performers: Jean Lapointe (Guitar); Francois Leclerc (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1818

>Adam, Adolphe : Cantique de Noël for voice & orchestra ("Minuit, Chrétiens," "O Holy Night")
  • Performers: Jean Lapointe (Guitar); Francois Leclerc (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1851