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Leonard Bernstein - The Joy of Christmas

Album Summary

>Wade, John Francis : O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fideles)
>Traditional, Christmas : Twelfth Night Song (traditional Russian)
>Murray, James R. : Away in a Manger
>Leontovych, Mykola : Carol of the Bells
>DeCormier, Robert : The Animal Carol
>Traditional, Christmas : The Twelve Days of Christmas
>Redner, Lewis : O Little Town of Bethlehem
>Monnoye, Bernard De La : Patapan
>Handel, George Frideric : Joy to the World (theme by Handel)
>Holst, Gustav : Lullay my liking, for soprano & chorus, Op. 34/2, H. 129
>Traditional, Christmas : God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen (English)
>Traditional, Christmas : La Virgen lava pañales (Spanish)
>Traditional, Christmas : Deck the Halls (Welsh)
>Traditional, Christmas : Joseph, lieber Joseph mein (Joseph, Dearest Joseph Mine), carol (German)
>Gauntlett, Henry John : Once in Royal David's City, carol
>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a
>Humperdinck, Engelbert : Hänsel und Gretel
>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
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Notes & Reviews:

Bernstein leads the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in this entertaining, sophisticated and merry collection. Tracks include "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen," "O Little Town of Bethlehem," "Away in a Manger," "The Twelve Days of Christmas" and "Carol of the Bells." ~ Wanda Van Horn



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>Wade, John Francis : O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fideles)
  • Performer: Leonard Bernstein (Piano)
  • Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
  • Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
  • Running Time: 2 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1751

>Traditional, Christmas : Twelfth Night Song (traditional Russian)
  • Performer: Leonard Bernstein (Piano)
  • Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
  • Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
  • Running Time: 2 min. 23 sec.
  • Form: Christmas

>Murray, James R. : Away in a Manger
  • Performer: Leonard Bernstein (Piano)
  • Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
  • Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
  • Running Time: 3 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1877

>Leontovych, Mykola : Carol of the Bells
  • Performer: Leonard Bernstein (Piano)
  • Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
  • Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
  • Running Time: 2 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1910

>DeCormier, Robert : The Animal Carol
  • Performer: Leonard Bernstein (Piano)
  • Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
  • Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas

>Traditional, Christmas : The Twelve Days of Christmas
  • Performer: Leonard Bernstein (Piano)
  • Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
  • Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
  • Notes: Composition written: By 1864.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1864

>Redner, Lewis : O Little Town of Bethlehem
  • Performer: Leonard Bernstein (Piano)
  • Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
  • Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
  • Running Time: 2 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1868

>Monnoye, Bernard De La : Patapan
  • Performer: Leonard Bernstein (Piano)
  • Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
  • Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
  • Running Time: 2 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas

>Handel, George Frideric : Joy to the World (theme by Handel)
  • Performer: Leonard Bernstein (Piano)
  • Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
  • Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
  • Running Time: 1 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1742

>Holst, Gustav : Lullay my liking, for soprano & chorus, Op. 34/2, H. 129
  • Performer: Leonard Bernstein (Piano)
  • Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
  • Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
  • Running Time: 5 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1916

>Traditional, Christmas : God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen (English)
  • Performer: Leonard Bernstein (Piano)
  • Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
  • Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
  • Running Time: 2 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas

>Traditional, Christmas : La Virgen lava pañales (Spanish)
  • Performer: Leonard Bernstein (Piano)
  • Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
  • Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
  • Running Time: 5 min. 14 sec.
  • Form: Christmas

>Traditional, Christmas : Deck the Halls (Welsh)
  • Performer: Leonard Bernstein (Piano)
  • Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
  • Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
  • Running Time: 1 min. 24 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1784

>Traditional, Christmas : Joseph, lieber Joseph mein (Joseph, Dearest Joseph Mine), carol (German)
  • Performer: Leonard Bernstein (Piano)
  • Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
  • Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
  • Running Time: 2 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 13th Century

>Gauntlett, Henry John : Once in Royal David's City, carol
  • Performer: Leonard Bernstein (Piano)
  • Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
  • Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
  • Running Time: 3 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1850

>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
  • Performer: Leonard Bernstein (Piano)
  • Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
  • Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
  • Running Time: 3 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1818

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a :: Overture
  • Performer: Leonard Bernstein (Piano)
  • Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
  • Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
  • Running Time: 3 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1892

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a :: March
  • Performer: Leonard Bernstein (Piano)
  • Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
  • Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1892

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a :: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
  • Performer: Leonard Bernstein (Piano)
  • Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
  • Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
  • Running Time: 1 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1892

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a :: Trépak (Russian Dance)
  • Performer: Leonard Bernstein (Piano)
  • Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
  • Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
  • Running Time: 1 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1892

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a :: Arab Dance
  • Performer: Leonard Bernstein (Piano)
  • Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
  • Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1892

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a :: Chinese Dance
  • Performer: Leonard Bernstein (Piano)
  • Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
  • Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
  • Running Time: 1 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1892

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a :: Dance of the Mirlitons
  • Performer: Leonard Bernstein (Piano)
  • Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
  • Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
  • Running Time: 2 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1892

>Humperdinck, Engelbert : Hänsel und Gretel :: Children's Prayer
  • Performer: Leonard Bernstein (Piano)
  • Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
  • Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
  • Running Time: 3 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1893

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Hallelujah
  • Performer: Leonard Bernstein (Piano)
  • Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
  • Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
  • Running Time: 4 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1741