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The Colours of Christmas

Album Summary

>Traditional, Christmas : Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French)
>Rutter, John : The Colours of Christmas, for chorus & orchestra
>Traditional, Christmas : In dulci jubilo (Piæ Cantiones)
>Traditional, Christmas : Quelle est cette odeur agréable? (Whence is that goodly fragrance?) (French)
>Kirkpatrick, William J. : Away in a manger
>Sweelinck, Jan Pieterszoon : Hodie Christus natus est
>Traditional, Christmas : Riu, riu, chiu!, carol (Spanish)
>Traditional, Christmas : I Wonder As I Wander (American)
>Rutter, John : Star Carol
>Gauntlett, Henry John : Once in Royal David's City, carol
>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
>Darke, Harold Edwin : In the Bleak Midwinter
>Traditional, Christmas : Gabriel's Message (Basque)
>Wade, John Francis : O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fideles)
>Adam, Adolphe : Cantique de Noël, for voice & orchestra ("Minuit, Chrétiens," "O Holy Night")
>Britten, Benjamin : Friday Afternoon
>Handel, George Frideric : Joy to the World (theme by Handel)
>Anderson, Leroy : Sleigh Ride
>Traditional, Christmas : Deck the Halls (Welsh)
>Torme, Mel : The Christmas Song
>Traditional, Christmas : The Twelve Days of Christmas
>Blane, Ralph : Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (for the film Meet Me in St. Louis)
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing"
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Works Details

>Traditional, Christmas : Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French)
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1588

>Rutter, John : The Colours of Christmas, for chorus & orchestra
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas

>Traditional, Christmas : In dulci jubilo (Piæ Cantiones)
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1400

>Traditional, Christmas : Quelle est cette odeur agréable? (Whence is that goodly fragrance?) (French)
  • Notes: Composition written: Circa 1717.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1717

>Kirkpatrick, William J. : Away in a manger :: Cradle Song) (New English Hymnal 22)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1885

>Sweelinck, Jan Pieterszoon : Hodie Christus natus est
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1619

>Traditional, Christmas : Riu, riu, chiu!, carol (Spanish)
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1556

>Traditional, Christmas : I Wonder As I Wander (American)
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1933

>Rutter, John : Star Carol
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1972

>Gauntlett, Henry John : Once in Royal David's City, carol
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1850

>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1818

>Darke, Harold Edwin : In the Bleak Midwinter
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 19th Century

>Traditional, Christmas : Gabriel's Message (Basque)
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1582

>Wade, John Francis : O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fideles)
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1751

>Adam, Adolphe : Cantique de Noël, for voice & orchestra ("Minuit, Chrétiens," "O Holy Night")
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1851

>Britten, Benjamin : Friday Afternoon :: A New Year Carol
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1935

>Handel, George Frideric : Joy to the World (theme by Handel)
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1742

>Anderson, Leroy : Sleigh Ride
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1948

>Traditional, Christmas : Deck the Halls (Welsh)
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1784

>Torme, Mel : The Christmas Song
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1944

>Traditional, Christmas : The Twelve Days of Christmas
  • Notes: Composition written: By 1864.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1864

>Blane, Ralph : Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (for the film Meet Me in St. Louis)
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Hugh Martin (1914 - 2011).
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1944

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing"
  • Notes: Composition written: 1840.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1840