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Musical Advent Calendar 2013: 21 Songs for Advent and Christmas

Album Summary

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Weihnachtsoratorium, BWV 248
>Traditional, Christmas : Still, Still, Still (Stille, stille, stille) (Austrian)
>Praetorious, Michael : Es ist ein' Ros' entsprungen
>Schubert, Franz : Lullaby
>Poulenc, Francis : Petites Prieres de Saint Francois d'Assise
>Adam, Adolphe : Cantique de Noel for voice & orchestra ("Minuit, Chretiens," "O Holy Night")
>Berlin, Irving : Holiday Inn
>Traditional, Christmas : Schneeflockchen, Weissrockchen, wann kommst du geschneit?, carol (German)
>Coots, John Frederick : Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Ich steh' an deiner Krippen hier, BWV 369
>Traditional, Christmas : Es kam ein Engel, carol (Hungarian)
>Reger, Max [Composer] : Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her, cantata for soloists, 2 violins, children's chorus, chorus & organ
>Traditional, Christmas : Als ich bei meinen Schafen wacht (Echo Carol) (German)
>Traditional, Christmas : Zu Bethlehem geboren, carol (German)
>Praetorious, Michael : Puer natus in Bethlehem
>Mendelssohn, Arnold : Traufelt ihr Himmel von oben, Op. 90 no 5
>Traditional, Christmas : Was soll das bedeuten
>Reger, Max [Composer] : O Jesulein suá, folk song for chorus (7 Sacred Folk Songs, no 6)
>Rosenstengel, Albrecht : Alle Kinder brauchen Liebe, for chorus
>Weiss, George : What a Wonderful World
>Praetorious, Michael : In dulci jubilo
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

This is the newest release in the popular series The Musical Advent Calendar. Featuring the best professional and amateur ensembles of the SWR, this release includes the most famous Christmas songs.

BBC Music Magazine, Christmas Issue 2013
SWR (a radio broadcaster) musters choirs, orchestras, soloists, and even a big band, to conjure the seasonal atmosphere. Genres mix easily and entertainingly.



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Works Details

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Weihnachtsoratorium, BWV 248 :: Hirtenmusik
  • Conductor: Paul Goodwin
  • Running Time: 5 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1734

>Traditional, Christmas : Still, Still, Still (Stille, stille, stille) (Austrian)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1819

>Praetorious, Michael : Es ist ein' Ros' entsprungen
  • Performers: Isabelle Müller (Harp); Renate Kehr (Flute)
  • Conductor: Irmgard Sode
  • Running Time: 2 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Schubert, Franz : Lullaby
  • Performer: Chiara Skerath
  • Conductor: Sascha Goetzel
  • Running Time: 3 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 11/1816

>Poulenc, Francis : Petites Prières de Saint François d'Assise :: no 3. Seigneur, je vous en prie
  • Conductor: Marcus Creed
  • Running Time: 1 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1948

>Adam, Adolphe : Cantique de Noël for voice & orchestra ("Minuit, Chrétiens," "O Holy Night")
  • Performer: Evan Bowers
  • Conductor: Sascha Goetzel
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1851

>Berlin, Irving : Holiday Inn
  • Conductor: Paul Carrack
  • Running Time: 3 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1942

>Traditional, Christmas : Schneeflöckchen, Weissröckchen, wann kommst du geschneit?, carol (German)
  • Ensemble: Sabine Murza Trio
  • Running Time: 2 min. 57 sec.

>Coots, John Frederick : Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town
  • Ensemble: Aramis Trio
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1934

>Traditional, Christmas : Still, Still, Still (Stille, stille, stille) (Austrian)
  • Conductor: Anne Kohler
  • Notes: SWR Funkstudio, Stuttgart (11/07/2012-11/09/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1819

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Ich steh' an deiner Krippen hier, BWV 369
  • Conductor: Kay Johannsen
  • Running Time: 2 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1736

>Traditional, Christmas : Es kam ein Engel, carol (Hungarian)
  • Conductor: Bernhard Hassler
  • Running Time: 1 min. 32 sec.

>Reger, Max [Composer] : Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her, cantata for soloists, 2 violins, children's chorus, chorus & organ
  • Conductor: Marcus Creed
  • Running Time: 2 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1903

>Traditional, Christmas : Als ich bei meinen Schafen wacht (Echo Carol) (German)
  • Performer: Gerlinde Puttkammer (Piano)
  • Conductor: Andreas Puttkammer
  • Running Time: 2 min. 35 sec.

>Traditional, Christmas : Zu Bethlehem geboren, carol (German)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Praetorious, Michael : Puer natus in Bethlehem
  • Conductor: Paul Goodwin
  • Running Time: 6 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Mendelssohn, Arnold : Träufelt ihr Himmel von oben, Op. 90 no 5 :: 3. Nun komm der Heiden Heiland
  • Conductor: Frieder Bernius
  • Notes: SWR Funkstudio, Stuttgart (01/12/2011-01/14/2011)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1923-1924

>Traditional, Christmas : Was soll das bedeuten
  • Conductor: Anne Kohler
  • Notes: SWR Funkstudio, Stuttgart (11/07/2012-11/09/2012)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 16 sec.

>Reger, Max [Composer] : O Jesulein süá, folk song for chorus (7 Sacred Folk Songs, no 6)
  • Conductor: Paul Goodwin
  • Running Time: 3 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1899

>Rosenstengel, Albrecht : Alle Kinder brauchen Liebe, for chorus
  • Performer: Christoph Haáler (Piano)
  • Conductor: Bernhard Hassler
  • Running Time: 2 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Weiss, George : What a Wonderful World
  • Conductor: Paul Carrack
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Bob Thiele (1922 - 1996).
  • Running Time: 3 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Mendelssohn, Arnold : Träufelt ihr Himmel von oben, Op. 90 no 5 :: 1. Träufelt ihr Himmel von oben
  • Conductor: Frieder Bernius
  • Notes: SWR Funkstudio, Stuttgart (01/12/2011-01/14/2011)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1923-1924

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Weihnachtsoratorium, BWV 248 :: Groáer Herr, o starker König
  • Performers: Uwe Zaiser (Trumpet); Olaf Bär (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Paul Goodwin
  • Running Time: 4 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1734

>Praetorious, Michael : In dulci jubilo
  • Conductor: Paul Goodwin
  • Running Time: 4 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1619