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Holy Night - Heilige Nacht: German, English and American Christmas Carols by Adolphe Adam, Irving Berlin, Peter Cornelius, Gruber, Humperdinck et al. / Ensemble Vokalzeit

Album Summary

>Adam, Adolphe : Cantique de Noël, for voice & orchestra ("Minuit, Chrétiens," "O Holy Night")
>Traditional, Christmas : Coventry Carol ("Lully, Lulla, Thou Little Tiny Child") (English)
>Traditional, Christmas : What Child Is This? (Greensleeves)
>Humperdinck, Engelbert : Weihnachten ("Leise weht's durch alle Lande"), for voice & piano
>Humperdinck, Engelbert : Das Licht der Welt, EHWV 132
>Humperdinck, Engelbert : Altdeutsches Weihnachtslied, EHWV 153
>Traditional, Christmas : Angels We Have Heard on High
>Traditional, Christmas : Was soll das bedeuten
>Cornelius, Peter : Weihnachtslieder Op. 8
>Traditional, Christmas : Maria durch ein Dornwald ging, carol (Blest Mary Wanders through the Thorn)
>Traditional, Christmas : Still, Still, Still (Stille, stille, stille) (Austrian)
>Berger, Wilhelm : Vom Himmel in die tiefsten Klüfte, carol for voice & ensemble, Op. 52/4
>Traditional, Christmas : In dulci jubilo (Piæ Cantiones)
>Praetorious, Michael : Musae Sioniae
>Mendelssohn : Markt und Straßen steh'n verlassen, carol for voice & ensemble
>Torme, Mel : The Christmas Song
>Styne, Jule : Let It Snow!
>Berlin, Irving : Holiday Inn
>Blane, Ralph : Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (for the film Meet Me in St. Louis)
>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
Performer Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

From chorales to folkloristic songs; classical lieder to large-scale oratorios, and embracing the secular and the sacred, the Christmas season vocal music has long been omnipresent within the musical traditions of the holiday season. Ensemble Vokalzeit presents a collection that highlights the multiplicity of traditions that are woven within this season of transformation and celebration.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: MBM Musikproduktion KG, Deutschlandradio, Studio Britz, (06/01/2015-06/04/2015).



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Works Details

>Adam, Adolphe : Cantique de Noël, for voice & orchestra ("Minuit, Chrétiens," "O Holy Night")
  • Performer: Philip Mayers (Piano)
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Vokalzeit
  • Notes: MBM Musikproduktion KG, Deutschlandradio, Studio Britz, Berlin (06/01/2015-06/04/2015)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1851

>Traditional, Christmas : Coventry Carol ("Lully, Lulla, Thou Little Tiny Child") (English)
  • Performer: Philip Mayers (Piano)
  • Notes: MBM Musikproduktion KG, Deutschlandradio, Studio Britz, Berlin (06/01/2015-06/04/2015)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1498

>Traditional, Christmas : What Child Is This? (Greensleeves)
  • Performer: Philip Mayers (Piano)
  • Notes: MBM Musikproduktion KG, Deutschlandradio, Studio Britz, Berlin (06/01/2015-06/04/2015)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1600

>Humperdinck, Engelbert : Weihnachten ("Leise weht's durch alle Lande"), for voice & piano
  • Performer: Philip Mayers (Piano)
  • Notes: MBM Musikproduktion KG, Deutschlandradio, Studio Britz, Berlin (06/01/2015-06/04/2015)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1898

>Humperdinck, Engelbert : Das Licht der Welt, EHWV 132
  • Performer: Philip Mayers (Piano)
  • Notes: MBM Musikproduktion KG, Deutschlandradio, Studio Britz, Berlin (06/01/2015-06/04/2015)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1905

>Humperdinck, Engelbert : Altdeutsches Weihnachtslied, EHWV 153
  • Performer: Philip Mayers (Piano)
  • Notes: MBM Musikproduktion KG, Deutschlandradio, Studio Britz, Berlin (06/01/2015-06/04/2015)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1912

>Traditional, Christmas : Angels We Have Heard on High
  • Performer: Philip Mayers (Piano)
  • Notes: MBM Musikproduktion KG, Deutschlandradio, Studio Britz, Berlin (06/01/2015-06/04/2015)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1840

>Traditional, Christmas : Was soll das bedeuten
  • Performer: Philip Mayers (Piano)
  • Notes: MBM Musikproduktion KG, Deutschlandradio, Studio Britz, Berlin (06/01/2015-06/04/2015)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 49 sec.
  • Form: Christmas

>Cornelius, Peter : Weihnachtslieder Op. 8 :: no 1, Wie schön geschmückt der festliche Raum
  • Performer: Philip Mayers (Piano)
  • Notes: MBM Musikproduktion KG, Deutschlandradio, Studio Britz, Berlin (06/01/2015-06/04/2015)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas

>Cornelius, Peter : Weihnachtslieder Op. 8 :: no 6, Das einst ein Kind auf Erden war
  • Performer: Philip Mayers (Piano)
  • Notes: MBM Musikproduktion KG, Deutschlandradio, Studio Britz, Berlin (06/01/2015-06/04/2015)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas

>Traditional, Christmas : Maria durch ein Dornwald ging, carol (Blest Mary Wanders through the Thorn)
  • Performer: Philip Mayers (Piano)
  • Notes: MBM Musikproduktion KG, Deutschlandradio, Studio Britz, Berlin (06/01/2015-06/04/2015)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1450-1450

>Traditional, Christmas : Still, Still, Still (Stille, stille, stille) (Austrian)
  • Performer: Philip Mayers (Piano)
  • Notes: MBM Musikproduktion KG, Deutschlandradio, Studio Britz, Berlin (06/01/2015-06/04/2015)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1819

>Berger, Wilhelm : Vom Himmel in die tiefsten Klüfte, carol for voice & ensemble, Op. 52/4
  • Performer: Philip Mayers (Piano)
  • Notes: MBM Musikproduktion KG, Deutschlandradio, Studio Britz, Berlin (06/01/2015-06/04/2015)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Christmas

>Traditional, Christmas : In dulci jubilo (Piæ Cantiones)
  • Performer: Philip Mayers (Piano)
  • Notes: MBM Musikproduktion KG, Deutschlandradio, Studio Britz, Berlin (06/01/2015-06/04/2015)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1400

>Praetorious, Michael : Musae Sioniae
  • Performer: Philip Mayers (Piano)
  • Notes: MBM Musikproduktion KG, Deutschlandradio, Studio Britz, Berlin (06/01/2015-06/04/2015)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1600

>Mendelssohn : Markt und Straßen steh'n verlassen, carol for voice & ensemble
  • Performer: Philip Mayers (Piano)
  • Notes: MBM Musikproduktion KG, Deutschlandradio, Studio Britz, Berlin (06/01/2015-06/04/2015)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Christmas

>Torme, Mel : The Christmas Song
  • Performer: Philip Mayers (Piano)
  • Notes: MBM Musikproduktion KG, Deutschlandradio, Studio Britz, Berlin (06/01/2015-06/04/2015)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1944

>Styne, Jule : Let It Snow!
  • Performer: Philip Mayers (Piano)
  • Notes: MBM Musikproduktion KG, Deutschlandradio, Studio Britz, Berlin (06/01/2015-06/04/2015)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1945

>Berlin, Irving : Holiday Inn
  • Performer: Philip Mayers (Piano)
  • Notes: MBM Musikproduktion KG, Deutschlandradio, Studio Britz, Berlin (06/01/2015-06/04/2015)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1942

>Blane, Ralph : Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (for the film Meet Me in St. Louis)
  • Performer: Philip Mayers (Piano)
  • Notes: MBM Musikproduktion KG, Deutschlandradio, Studio Britz, Berlin (06/01/2015-06/04/2015)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1944

>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
  • Performer: Philip Mayers (Piano)
  • Notes: MBM Musikproduktion KG, Deutschlandradio, Studio Britz, Berlin (06/01/2015-06/04/2015)
  • Running Time: 5 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1818