A Classic Christmas - Songs of Praise

> Ding Dong Merrily on High (arr. D. Willcocks) - Ding, Dong Merrily On High (arr. David Willcocks)
> Away in a Manger (arr. J. Rutter) - Away in a Manger (arr. Donald Hunt)
> Ave Maria (version for voice and orchestra) - Ave Maria
> Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen - Es ist ein Ros' Entsprungen
> The First Nowell - The First Nowell (arr. David Willcocks)
> Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op. 6, No. 8, "Christmas Concerto" - V. Allegro
> Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op. 6, No. 8, "Christmas Concerto" - VI. Pastorale ad libitum: Largo
> In dulci jubilo - In Dulci Jubilo (arr. Robert L. Pearsall)
> Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day (arr. D. Willcocks) - Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day (arr. David Willcocks)
> As with gladness men of old (abridged by W. H. Monk) - As with gladness men of Old (abridged by W. H. Monk)
> Messiah, HWV 56 - Messiah, HWV 56, Part 1: Pifa (Pastoral Symphony)
> Infant Holy, Infant Lowly (arr. D. Willcocks) - Infant Holy, Infant Lowly (arr. David Willcocks)
> The 4 Seasons: Violin Concerto in F minor, Op. 8, No. 4, RV 297, "L'inverno" (Winter) - The 4 Seasons: Violin Concerto in F minor, Op. 8, No. 4, RV 297, "L'inverno" (Winter): I. Allegro non molto
> The holly and the ivy - The Holly and the Ivy (arr. H. Walford Davies)
> Angels from the Realms of Glory (arr. D. Wilcocks) - Angels from the realms of glory (arr. David Wilcocks)
> The 4 Seasons: Violin Concerto in F minor, Op. 8, No. 4, RV 297, "L'inverno" (Winter) - The 4 Seasons: Violin Concerto in F minor, Op. 8, No. 4, RV 297, "L'inverno" (Winter): II. Largo
> Silent Night - Silent Night
> Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147 - Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesu bleibet meine Freude
> Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (arr. N. Edison) - Hark the Herald Angels Sing (arr. Noel Edison)
> Messiah, HWV 56 - Part I: For Unto Us a Child is Born
> Messiah, HWV 56 - Part II: Hallelujah

Album Summary

>Traditional, Christmas : Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French)
>Traditional, Christmas : Away in a Manger
>Gounod, Charles : Ave Maria
>Traditional, Christmas : Es ist ein Ros entsprungen (Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming) (Alte geistliche Kirchengesang 1599)
>Traditional, Christmas : The First Nowell (English)
>Corelli, Arcangelo : Concerti grossi (12), Op. 6
>Traditional, Christmas : In dulci jubilo (Piae Cantiones)
>Traditional, Christmas : Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day (English)
>Traditional, Christmas : As With Gladness, Men of Old
>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
>Traditional, Christmas : Infant Holy, Infant Lowly (W zlobie lezy)
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in F major, Op. 8 no 3/RV 293 "L'autunno"
>Traditional, Christmas : The Holly and the Ivy (English)
>Traditional, Christmas : Angels from the Realms of Glory
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera"
>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" BWV 147
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing"
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Notes & Reviews:

Personnel: Takako Nishizaki (violin).



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Works Details

>Traditional, Christmas : Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French)
  • Performer: Elora Singers
  • Running Time: 2 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1588

>Traditional, Christmas : Away in a Manger
  • Performer: Worcester Cathedral Choir
  • Running Time: 3 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1885

>Gounod, Charles : Ave Maria
  • Performers: Camerata Budapest; Ingrid Kertesi (Soprano)
  • Conductor: László Kovács
  • Running Time: 2 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1852

>Traditional, Christmas : Es ist ein Ros entsprungen (Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming) (Alte geistliche Kirchengesäng 1599)
  • Performer: CSSR State Philharmonic Orchestra/Peter Breiner
  • Conductor: Alfred Walter
  • Running Time: 2 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: circa 1599

>Traditional, Christmas : The First Nowell (English)
  • Performer: Tewkesbury Abbey School Choir
  • Running Time: 4 min. 57 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1823

>Corelli, Arcangelo : Concerti grossi (12), Op. 6 :: Allegro
  • Performer: Capella Istropolitana (Symphonia)
  • Conductor: Jaroslav Krcek
  • Ensemble: Capella Istropolitana
  • Running Time: 2 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral

>Corelli, Arcangelo : Concerti grossi (12), Op. 6 :: Pastorale
  • Performer: Capella Istropolitana (Symphonia)
  • Conductor: Jaroslav Krcek
  • Ensemble: Capella Istropolitana
  • Running Time: 4 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral

>Traditional, Christmas : In dulci jubilo (Piæ Cantiones)
  • Performer: Worcester Cathedral Choir
  • Running Time: 3 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1400

>Traditional, Christmas : Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day (English)
  • Performer: Elora Singers
  • Running Time: 2 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1833

>Traditional, Christmas : As With Gladness, Men of Old
  • Performer: Tewkesbury Abbey School Choir
  • Running Time: 2 min. 51 sec.

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Pastorale
  • Performer: New Trinity Church Choir
  • Conductor: Owen Burdick
  • Ensemble: Trinity Cathedral Choir (Portland, OR)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Traditional, Christmas : Infant Holy, Infant Lowly (W zlobie lezy)
  • Performer: Tewkesbury Abbey School Choir
  • Running Time: 2 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Post-Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1921

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in F major, Op. 8 no 3/RV 293 "L'autunno"
  • Performers: Capella Istropolitana (Symphonia); Stephen Gunzenhauser (Violin); Takako Nishizaki (Violin)
  • Conductor: Stephen Gunzenhauser
  • Ensemble: Capella Istropolitana
  • Running Time: 3 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725

>Traditional, Christmas : The Holly and the Ivy (English)
  • Performer: Tewkesbury Abbey School Choir
  • Running Time: 3 min. 19 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1710

>Traditional, Christmas : Angels from the Realms of Glory
  • Performer: Tewkesbury Abbey School Choir
  • Running Time: 4 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1816

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera"
  • Performers: Capella Istropolitana (Symphonia); Stephen Gunzenhauser (Violin); Takako Nishizaki (Violin)
  • Conductor: Stephen Gunzenhauser
  • Ensemble: Capella Istropolitana
  • Running Time: 2 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725

>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
  • Performer: Elora Singers
  • Running Time: 3 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1818

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" BWV 147 :: Jesu Bleibet Meine Freunde
  • Performers: Failoni Orchestra; Hungarian Radio Chorus
  • Conductor: Mátyás Antal
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 07/02/1723

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing"
  • Performer: Elora Singers
  • Notes: Composition written: 1840.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1840

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: For Unto Us A Child Is Born
  • Performer: New Trinity Church Choir
  • Conductor: Owen Burdick
  • Ensemble: Trinity Cathedral Choir (Portland, OR)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Hallelujah Chorus
  • Performer: New Trinity Church Choir
  • Conductor: Owen Burdick
  • Ensemble: Trinity Cathedral Choir (Portland, OR)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741