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John Rutter: Christmas Star; A Christmas Festival / The Cambridge Singers

Album Summary

>Traditional, Christmas : Good Christian Men, Rejoice (a.k.a. "All Christians Now Rejoice")
>Traditional, Christmas : I Wonder As I Wander (American)
>Ebeling, Johann Georg : All my heart this night rejoices
>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
>Praetorious, Michael : Musae Sioniae
>Traditional, Christmas : Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French)
>Hopkins, John Henry : We three kings
>Traditional, Christmas : How Great Our Joy, for chorus & organ
>Traditional, Christmas : Angels We Have Heard on High
>Handel, George Frideric : Joy to the World (theme by Handel)
>Murray, James R. : Away in a Manger
>Charpentier, Marc-Antoine : Un flambeau, Jeannette, Isabelle, air for soprano, H. 460c
>Traditional, Christmas : God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen (English)
>Traditional : What Child Is This
>Traditional, French : Twas in the Moon of Wintertime
>Traditional, Christmas : O Little One Sweet
>Traditional, Christmas : Go Tell It on the Mountain, Christmas song (American)
>Kirkpatrick, William J. : Away in a manger
>Traditional, Christmas : Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow
>Wells, Robert [Lyricist] : The Christmas Song
>Traditional, Christmas : We Wish You a Merry Christmas (English)
>Wade, John Francis : O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fideles)
>Anonymous : Gaudete (from Piæ Cantiones)
>Chilcott, Robert : Shepherd's Carol
>Traditional, Christmas : Nos galan (New Year's Eve), carol (Welsh)
>Rutter, John : Ave Maria
>Traditional, Christmas : Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day (English)
>Rutter, John : Rejoice and be merry
>Traditional, Christmas : El Noi de la Mare, carol (Catalan)
>Hess, Nigel : Christmas Overture
>David, John : Born on a New Day
>Rutter, John : Magical Kingdom
>Hairston, Jester : Mary's boy child
>Traditional, Spanish : Esta noche (This night)
>Delius, Frederick : Sleigh Ride
>Traditional, Christmas : The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy, spiritual
>Rutter, John : New Year
>Rutter, John : I wish you Christmas
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing"
>Blane, Ralph : Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (for the film Meet Me in St. Louis)
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

This collection includes some of John Rutter's favorite carols from classic Cambridge Singers recordings, and much loved Christmas arrangements by Rutter. This is a limited time offer of two of Collegium Records' best-selling Christmas releases (CSCD503 and COLCD133), combined in a festive twin-pack offered at a special price. It's an ideal gift for Christmas.

Notes & Reviews:

Personnel: Cambridge Singers (vocals).

Recording information: Cadogan Hall, London (04/2008); Lady Chapel Of Ely Cathedral (04/2008); Royal Albert Hall (04/2008); Cadogan Hall, London (06/2008); Lady Chapel Of Ely Cathedral (06/2008); Royal Albert Hall (06/2008).



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>Traditional, Christmas : Good Christian Men, Rejoice (a.k.a. "All Christians Now Rejoice")
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Ensemble: The Cambrige Singers
  • Running Time: 1 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: circa 1853

>Traditional, Christmas : I Wonder As I Wander (American)
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Running Time: 2 min. 59 sec.
  • Written: by 1933

>Ebeling, Johann Georg : All my heart this night rejoices
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Running Time: 2 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral

>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Running Time: 3 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1818

>Praetorious, Michael : Musae Sioniae
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Running Time: 2 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1600

>Traditional, Christmas : Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French)
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Running Time: 1 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1588

>Hopkins, John Henry : We three kings
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Running Time: 5 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1857

>Traditional, Christmas : How Great Our Joy, for chorus & organ
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Running Time: 2 min. 10 sec.

>Traditional, Christmas : Angels We Have Heard on High
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Running Time: 2 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1840

>Handel, George Frideric : Joy to the World (theme by Handel)
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1742

>Murray, James R. : Away in a Manger
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Running Time: 2 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1877

>Charpentier, Marc-Antoine : Un flambeau, Jeannette, Isabelle, air for soprano, H. 460c
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Running Time: 2 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Traditional, Christmas : God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen (English)
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Running Time: 3 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas

>Traditional : What Child Is This
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with William Chatterton Dix (1837 - 1898).
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.

>Traditional, French : Twas in the Moon of Wintertime
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Running Time: 1 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Traditional, Christmas : O Little One Sweet
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Running Time: 2 min. 46 sec.
  • Form: Christmas

>Traditional, Christmas : Go Tell It on the Mountain, Christmas song (American)
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Running Time: 3 min. 18 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1900

>Kirkpatrick, William J. : Away in a manger :: Cradle Song) (New English Hymnal 22)
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Running Time: 2 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1885

>Traditional, Christmas : Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.
  • Form: Christmas

>Wells, Robert [Lyricist] : The Christmas Song
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Mel Tormé (1925 - 1999).
  • Running Time: 4 min. sec.
  • Form: Christmas

>Traditional, Christmas : We Wish You a Merry Christmas (English)
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Running Time: 1 min. 52 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 15th Century

>Wade, John Francis : O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fideles)
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Running Time: 4 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1751

>Anonymous : Gaudete (from Piæ Cantiones)
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Notes: Cadogan Hall, London (04/2008); Royal Albert Hall (04/2008); Cadogan Hall, London (06/2008); Royal Albert Hall (06/2008)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 52 sec.
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1582

>Chilcott, Robert : Shepherd's Carol
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Notes: Cadogan Hall, London (04/2008); Royal Albert Hall (04/2008); Cadogan Hall, London (06/2008); Royal Albert Hall (06/2008)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 2000

>Traditional, Christmas : Nos galan (New Year's Eve), carol (Welsh)
  • Performer: Elin Thomas (Soprano)
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Notes: Cadogan Hall, London (04/2008); Royal Albert Hall (04/2008); Cadogan Hall, London (06/2008); Royal Albert Hall (06/2008)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 1 sec.
  • Form: Christmas

>Traditional, Christmas : I Wonder As I Wander (American)
  • Performers: Melanie Marshall (Mezzo Soprano); Andrew Williams (Viola)
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Notes: Cadogan Hall, London (04/2008); Royal Albert Hall (04/2008); Cadogan Hall, London (06/2008); Royal Albert Hall (06/2008)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 59 sec.
  • Written: by 1933

>Rutter, John : Ave Maria
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Notes: Cadogan Hall, London (04/2008); Royal Albert Hall (04/2008); Cadogan Hall, London (06/2008); Royal Albert Hall (06/2008)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 2006

>Traditional, Christmas : Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day (English)
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Notes: Cadogan Hall, London (04/2008); Royal Albert Hall (04/2008); Cadogan Hall, London (06/2008); Royal Albert Hall (06/2008)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1833

>Rutter, John : Rejoice and be merry
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Notes: Royal Albert Hall (04/2008); Cadogan Hall, London (04/2008); Royal Albert Hall (06/2008); Cadogan Hall, London (06/2008)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2004

>Traditional, Christmas : El Noi de la Mare, carol (Catalan)
  • Performer: Clara Sanabras (Soprano)
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Notes: Cadogan Hall, London (04/2008); Royal Albert Hall (04/2008); Cadogan Hall, London (06/2008); Royal Albert Hall (06/2008)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 15th Century

>Hess, Nigel : Christmas Overture
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Notes: Cadogan Hall, London (04/2008); Royal Albert Hall (04/2008); Cadogan Hall, London (06/2008); Royal Albert Hall (06/2008)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas

>David, John : Born on a New Day
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Notes: Cadogan Hall, London (04/2008); Royal Albert Hall (04/2008); Cadogan Hall, London (06/2008); Royal Albert Hall (06/2008)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: circa 1978

>Rutter, John : Magical Kingdom
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Notes: Cadogan Hall, London (04/2008); Royal Albert Hall (04/2008); Cadogan Hall, London (06/2008); Royal Albert Hall (06/2008)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2004

>Hairston, Jester : Mary's boy child
  • Performer: Melanie Marshall (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Notes: Cadogan Hall, London (04/2008); Royal Albert Hall (04/2008); Cadogan Hall, London (06/2008); Royal Albert Hall (06/2008)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1956

>Traditional, Spanish : Esta noche (This night)
  • Performer: Clara Sanabras (Soprano)
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Notes: Cadogan Hall, London (04/2008); Royal Albert Hall (04/2008); Cadogan Hall, London (06/2008); Royal Albert Hall (06/2008)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 6 sec.
  • Form: Christmas

>Delius, Frederick : Sleigh Ride
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Notes: Cadogan Hall, London (04/2008); Royal Albert Hall (04/2008); Cadogan Hall, London (06/2008); Royal Albert Hall (06/2008)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: circa 1887

>Traditional, Christmas : The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy, spiritual
  • Performer: Melanie Marshall (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Notes: Cadogan Hall, London (04/2008); Royal Albert Hall (04/2008); Cadogan Hall, London (06/2008); Royal Albert Hall (06/2008)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 12 sec.

>Rutter, John : New Year
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Notes: Cadogan Hall, London (04/2008); Royal Albert Hall (04/2008); Cadogan Hall, London (06/2008); Royal Albert Hall (06/2008)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2007

>Rutter, John : I wish you Christmas
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Notes: Cadogan Hall, London (04/2008); Royal Albert Hall (04/2008); Cadogan Hall, London (06/2008); Royal Albert Hall (06/2008)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 2008

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing"
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Notes: Cadogan Hall, London (04/2008); Royal Albert Hall (04/2008); Cadogan Hall, London (06/2008); Royal Albert Hall (06/2008)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1840

>Blane, Ralph : Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (for the film Meet Me in St. Louis)
  • Performers: John Anderson (Oboe); Melanie Marshall (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Notes: Cadogan Hall, London (04/2008); Royal Albert Hall (04/2008); Cadogan Hall, London (06/2008); Royal Albert Hall (06/2008)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1944