O Come All Ye Faithful: Christmas Classics in arrangements for Orchestra and Chorus

Album Summary

>Wade, John Francis : O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fideles)
>Adam, Adolphe [Composer] : Cantique de Noel for voice & orchestra ("Minuit, Chretiens," "O Holy Night")
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing"
>Calkin, Jean Baptiste : I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
>Willis, Richard Storrs : It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
>Traditional, Christmas : O Tannenbaum (O Christmas Tree) (German)
>Davies, Henry Walford : O Little Town of Bethlehem, carol
>Traditional, Christmas : The First Nowell (English)
>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
>Handel, George Frideric : Joy to the World (theme by Handel)
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>Wade, John Francis : O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fideles)
  • Conductor: Peter Knight
  • Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus
  • Running Time: 4 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1751

>Adam, Adolphe [Composer] : Cantique de Noël for voice & orchestra ("Minuit, Chrétiens," "O Holy Night")
  • Performer: Richard Lewis
  • Conductor: Peter Knight
  • Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus
  • Running Time: 2 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1851

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing"
  • Conductor: Peter Knight
  • Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus
  • Notes: Composition written: 1840.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1840

>Calkin, Jean Baptiste : I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
  • Conductor: John McCarthy
  • Ensemble: Ambrosian Singers
  • Running Time: 2 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Hallelujah Chorus
  • Conductor: John Pritchard
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus
  • Running Time: 4 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Willis, Richard Storrs : It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
  • Conductor: Peter Knight
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus
  • Running Time: 2 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1850

>Traditional, Christmas : O Tannenbaum (O Christmas Tree) (German)
  • Conductor: John McCarthy
  • Ensemble: Ambrosian Singers
  • Running Time: 2 min. 6 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1820

>Davies, Henry Walford : O Little Town of Bethlehem, carol
  • Conductor: Peter Knight
  • Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus
  • Running Time: 4 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1920

>Traditional, Christmas : The First Nowell (English)
  • Performers: John Paice (Carillon); Leslie Pierson (Organ)
  • Ensemble: The London Bell Ringers
  • Running Time: 3 min. 19 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1823

>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
  • Conductor: John McCarthy
  • Ensemble: Ambrosian Singers
  • Running Time: 3 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1818

>Handel, George Frideric : Joy to the World (theme by Handel)
  • Conductor: Peter Knight
  • Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus
  • Running Time: 3 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1742