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Hark! The Herald Angels Sing: Famous Christmas Carols / Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks; Francois Leleux, oboe

Audio Samples

  1. Liturgische Gesange fur das Kirchenhar (Liturgical Songs for the Church Year), Op. 46: 5. Machet die Tore weit $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Maria durch ein Dornwald ging (arr. H. Kaminski for choir) $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Adeste fideles (O Come All Ye Faithful, arr. F. Silcher for choir) $0.99 on iTunes
  4. O du fröhliche (O Sanctissima, arr. G. Ratzinger for choir) $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Partita in A Minor, BWV 1013: II. Corrente (arr. for oboe) $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Stille Nacht [arr. H. Miessner for choir $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. VI: Choral. Ich steh an deiner Krippen hier $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Still, Still, Still (arr. J. Golle for choir) $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Es wird scho glei dumpa (arr. F. Winklhofer for choir) $0.99 on iTunes
  10. 12 Fantaisies: 3 in B Minor, TWV 40:4 (arr. for oboe) $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Festgesang, MWV D4, "Gutenberg-Kantate": 2. (adap. W.H. Cummings as Hark! The Herald Angels Sing) $0.99 on iTunes
  12. O little town of Bethlehem (arr. B. Ives for choir) $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Bimbo, bimbo, fai la nanna $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Les anges dans nos campagnes (Angels We Have Heard on High, arr. F.-A. Gevaert for choir) $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Partita in A Minor, BWV 1013: III. Sarabande (arr. for oboe) $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63: Tochter Zion, freue dich (Sung in German) $0.99 on iTunes
  17. A Hymn to the Virgin $0.99 on iTunes
  18. O Freude über Freude! (arr. W. Buchenberg for choir) $0.99 on iTunes
  19. 12 Fantaisies: 11 in G Major, TWV 40:12 (arr. for oboe) $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Ave, maris stella (Version for choir) $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Lux Aurumque $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Es ist ein Ros entsprungen (arr. J. Sandstrom for choir) $0.99 on iTunes
  23. Bell Ringing $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Praetorious, Michael : Musae Sioniae
>Becker, Albert : Machet die Tore weit, for chorus & ensemble
>Kaminski, Heinrich : Maria durch ein Dornwald ging, for chorus (from Geistlich Chöre)
>Wade, John Francis : O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fideles)
>Traditional, Christmas : O du fröhliche, o du selige, gnadenbringende Weihnachtszeit, carol (tune "O Sanctissima")
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita in A minor, BWV 1013
>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248
>Traditional, Christmas : Still, Still, Still (Stille, stille, stille) (Austrian)
>Traditional, Christmas : Es wird schon gleich dumpa (The Twilight Is Falling) (Austrian)
>Telemann, Georg Philipp : Fantasia, for flute no 3 in B minor, TWV 40
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing"
>Davies, Henry Walford : O Little Town of Bethlehem, carol
>Traditional, Italian : Bimbo, bimbo, fai la nanna (Baby, Baby, Go to Sleep), traditional lullaby
>Gevaert, François-Auguste : Le Message des Anges ("Les anges dans nos campagnes"), for chorus
>Handel, George Frideric : Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63
>Britten, Benjamin : Hymn to the Virgin
>Traditional, Christmas : O Freude über Freude (Hirtengesang)
>Telemann, Georg Philipp : Fantasia, for flute no 11 in G major, TWV 40
>Grieg, Edvard : Ave maris stella, EG 150
>Whitacre, Eric : Lux Aurumque
>Sandström, Jan : Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen, for chorus
>Sound, Recorded : Church Bells
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Notes & Reviews:

Under the direction of Florian Helgath, the Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks sings German holiday classics along with selections from France, Italy and Great Britain. Music between the carols is provided by oboist François Leleux, enriching the CD with restful instrumental intermezzi and virtuosic touches. A close alignment with Christmas and the music of the season makes for a truly wonderful Christmas holiday.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Herkulessaal der Residenz, Munich.



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Works Details

>Praetorious, Michael : Musae Sioniae
  • Conductor: Florian Helgath
  • Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Chorus
  • Notes: Herkulessaal der Residenz, Munich (04/24/2012-04/27/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1600

>Becker, Albert : Machet die Tore weit, for chorus & ensemble
  • Conductor: Florian Helgath
  • Notes: Herkulessaal der Residenz, Munich (04/24/2012-04/27/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Kaminski, Heinrich : Maria durch ein Dornwald ging, for chorus (from Geistlich Chöre)
  • Conductor: Florian Helgath
  • Notes: Herkulessaal der Residenz, Munich (01/29/2013-02/02/2013)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1928

>Wade, John Francis : O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fideles)
  • Conductor: Florian Helgath
  • Notes: Herkulessaal der Residenz, Munich (01/29/2013-02/02/2013)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1751

>Traditional, Christmas : O du fröhliche, o du selige, gnadenbringende Weihnachtszeit, carol (tune "O Sanctissima")
  • Conductor: Florian Helgath
  • Notes: Herkulessaal der Residenz, Munich (01/29/2013-02/02/2013)
  • Running Time: 2 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1792

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita in A minor, BWV 1013 :: Corrente
  • Performer: Francois Leleux (Oboe)
  • Conductor: Florian Helgath
  • Notes: Herkulessaal der Residenz, Munich (01/29/2013-02/02/2013); Bayerischer Rundfunks, Münich (01/29/2013-02/02/2013); Herkulessaal der Residenz, Munich (06/16/2013); Bayerischer Rundfunks, Münich (06/16/2013)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1722-1723

>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
  • Conductor: Florian Helgath
  • Notes: Herkulessaal der Residenz, Munich (01/29/2013-02/02/2013)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1818

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 :: Ich steh an deiner Krippen hier
  • Conductor: Florian Helgath
  • Notes: Herkulessaal der Residenz, Munich (01/29/2013-02/02/2013)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1734

>Traditional, Christmas : Still, Still, Still (Stille, stille, stille) (Austrian)
  • Conductor: Florian Helgath
  • Notes: Herkulessaal der Residenz, Munich (01/29/2013-02/02/2013)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1819

>Traditional, Christmas : Es wird schon gleich dumpa (The Twilight Is Falling) (Austrian)
  • Conductor: Florian Helgath
  • Notes: Herkulessaal der Residenz, Munich (04/24/2012-04/27/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.

>Telemann, Georg Philipp : Fantasia, for flute no 3 in B minor, TWV 40 :: 4
  • Performer: Francois Leleux (Oboe)
  • Conductor: Florian Helgath
  • Notes: Herkulessaal der Residenz, Munich (01/29/2013-02/02/2013); Bayerischer Rundfunks, Münich (01/29/2013-02/02/2013); Herkulessaal der Residenz, Munich (06/16/2013); Bayerischer Rundfunks, Münich (06/16/2013)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1732-1733

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing"
  • Conductor: Florian Helgath
  • Notes: Herkulessaal der Residenz, Munich (04/24/2012-04/27/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1840

>Davies, Henry Walford : O Little Town of Bethlehem, carol
  • Conductor: Florian Helgath
  • Notes: Herkulessaal der Residenz, Munich (04/24/2012-04/27/2012)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1920

>Traditional, Italian : Bimbo, bimbo, fai la nanna (Baby, Baby, Go to Sleep), traditional lullaby
  • Conductor: Florian Helgath
  • Notes: Herkulessaal der Residenz, Munich (04/24/2012-04/27/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 44 sec.

>Gevaert, François-Auguste : Le Message des Anges ("Les anges dans nos campagnes"), for chorus
  • Conductor: Florian Helgath
  • Notes: Herkulessaal der Residenz, Munich (01/29/2013-02/02/2013)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita in A minor, BWV 1013 :: Sarabande
  • Performer: Francois Leleux (Oboe)
  • Conductor: Florian Helgath
  • Notes: Bayerischer Rundfunks, Münich (01/29/2013-02/02/2013); Herkulessaal der Residenz, Munich (01/29/2013-02/02/2013); Bayerischer Rundfunks, Münich (06/16/2013); Herkulessaal der Residenz, Munich (06/16/2013)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1722-1723

>Handel, George Frideric : Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63
  • Conductor: Florian Helgath
  • Notes: Herkulessaal der Residenz, Munich (01/29/2013-02/02/2013)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1746

>Britten, Benjamin : Hymn to the Virgin
  • Conductor: Florian Helgath
  • Notes: Herkulessaal der Residenz, Munich (01/29/2013-02/02/2013)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1930

>Traditional, Christmas : O Freude über Freude (Hirtengesang)
  • Conductor: Florian Helgath
  • Notes: Herkulessaal der Residenz, Munich (01/29/2013-02/02/2013)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 35 sec.

>Telemann, Georg Philipp : Fantasia, for flute no 11 in G major, TWV 40 :: 12
  • Performer: Francois Leleux (Oboe)
  • Conductor: Florian Helgath
  • Notes: Herkulessaal der Residenz, Munich (01/29/2013-02/02/2013); Bayerischer Rundfunks, Münich (01/29/2013-02/02/2013); Herkulessaal der Residenz, Munich (06/16/2013); Bayerischer Rundfunks, Münich (06/16/2013)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1732-1733

>Grieg, Edvard : Ave maris stella, EG 150
  • Conductor: Florian Helgath
  • Notes: Herkulessaal der Residenz, Munich (01/29/2013-02/02/2013)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1898-1899

>Whitacre, Eric : Lux Aurumque
  • Conductor: Florian Helgath
  • Notes: Herkulessaal der Residenz, Munich (04/24/2012-04/27/2012)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 2000

>Sandström, Jan : Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen, for chorus
  • Conductor: Florian Helgath
  • Notes: Herkulessaal der Residenz, Munich (04/24/2012-04/27/2012)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Sound, Recorded : Church Bells :: Bell Ringing
  • Notes: Herkulessaal der Residenz, Munich (01/29/2013-02/02/2013)
  • Period Time: Contemporary