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Christmas Bells - Music of Britten, Franck, Mozart, Spevacek, Vavilov, Arbeau, Denza, Pierpont, Gruber / The Childrens Choir of the Bolshoi Theatre

Album Summary

>Britten, Benjamin : A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28
>Franck, César : Solemn Mass, Op. 12
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Exsultate, jubilate, KV 165
>Spevacek-Avery, Linda : Sing a Joyous Alleluia, for chorus
>Vavilov, Vladimir : Ave Maria, for soprano & piano (known as by Caccini)
>Traditional, Christmas : Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French)
>Traditional, Christmas : We Wish You a Merry Christmas (English)
>Denza, Luigi : Funiculì Funiculà, for voice & orchestra (& chorus ad lib)
>Pierpont, James : Jingle Bells
>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

The Children's Choir of the Bolshoi Theatre was founded one hundred years ago and has taken part in numerous opera and ballet productions, successfully combining theatre performances with it's own concert activities. The unique sound of the voices of the Bolshoi's young artists has been heard at many venues of Moscow, Russia and other countries. The choir has collaborated with well-known Russian orchestras such as the Russian National Orchestra, the Tchaikovsky Big Symphony Orhcestra, the Moscow Symphony Orchestra Russian Philharmonia and the Osipov National Academic Orchestra of Folk Instruments. Many of the former artists and soloists of the choir have been prize winners of vocal competitions and sing in the leading opera houses of this country and abroad. Yulia Molchanova, a graduate of teh choral conducting faculty of the Moscow Conservatory where she studied under professor Boris Kulikov, started her career in the Children's Choir of the Bolshoi Theatre. She has been at the helm of the collective since 2004.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: 2009.



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Works Details

>Britten, Benjamin : A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28
  • Performer: Maria Krushevskaya (Harp)
  • Conductor: Yulia Molchanova
  • Ensemble: Bolshoi Theatre Childrens Choir
  • Running Time: 19 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1942

>Franck, César : Solemn Mass, Op. 12 :: Panis Angelicus
  • Performers: Maksim Paster (Tenor); Margarita Petrosian (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1860

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Exsultate, jubilate, KV 165 :: Alleluia
  • Performers: Anna Aglatova; Margarita Petrosian (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1773

>Spevacek-Avery, Linda : Sing a Joyous Alleluia, for chorus
  • Performer: Margarita Petrosian (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas

>Vavilov, Vladimir : Ave Maria, for soprano & piano (known as by Caccini)
  • Performers: Anna Aglatova; Margarita Petrosian (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas

>Traditional, Christmas : Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French)
  • Performer: Margarita Petrosian (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1588

>Traditional, Christmas : We Wish You a Merry Christmas (English)
  • Performer: Margarita Petrosian (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 46 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 15th Century

>Denza, Luigi : Funiculì Funiculà, for voice & orchestra (& chorus ad lib)
  • Performers: Maksim Paster (Tenor); Margarita Petrosian (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1880

>Pierpont, James : Jingle Bells
  • Performer: Margarita Petrosian (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1850

>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
  • Performer: Margarita Petrosian (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1818