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Catholic Christmas Classics / The Cathedral Singers

Album Summary

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing"
>Murray, James R. : Away in a Manger
>Traditional, Christmas : Go Tell It on the Mountain, Christmas song (American)
>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
>Traditional, Christmas : Angels We Have Heard on High
>Yon, Pietro : Gesù bambino
>Praetorious, Michael : Musae Sioniae
>Schultz, Johann : O Dear Little Children, carol for chorus
>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
>Traditional, Christmas : Gabriel's Message (Basque)
>Adam, Adolphe : Cantique de Noël for voice & orchestra ("Minuit, Chrétiens," "O Holy Night")
>Traditional, Christmas : Fum, Fum, Fum (Catalan)
>Bossi, Pietro Adolfo : Puer natus in Bethlehem, for chorus
>Reichardt, Johann Friedrich : Sleep, Holy Babe, for chorus
>Traditional, Christmas : Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella ("Un flambeau, Jeanette, Isabelle")
>Traditional, Christmas : A la rurru niño
>Traditional, Christmas : The Huron Carol ("'Twas in the Moon of Wintertime"), carol (Quebecois)
>Traditional, Christmas : Infant Holy, Infant Lowly (W zlobie lezy)
>Wade, John Francis : O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fideles)
>Traditional, Christmas : Resonet in Laudibus (Piae Cantiones)
>Traditional, Christmas : What Child Is This? (Greensleeves)
>Traditional, Christmas : The First Nowell (English)
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Features classic, well-known religious Christmas songs and hymns, all beautifully performed by The Cathedral Singers, a professional recording group from Chicago.



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Works Details

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing"
  • Performer: David Willcocks (Descant)
  • Conductor: Richard Proulx
  • Ensemble: Metropolis Chamber Players
  • Notes: Ascension Lutheran Church, Riverside, IL (07/20/2003-07/22/2003)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1840

>Murray, James R. : Away in a Manger
  • Conductor: Richard Proulx
  • Ensemble: Metropolis Chamber Players
  • Notes: Ascension Lutheran Church, Riverside, IL (07/20/2003-07/22/2003)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1877

>Traditional, Christmas : Go Tell It on the Mountain, Christmas song (American)
  • Performers: John Tanis (Hand Bells); William Combs (Voice); Larry Long (Hand Bells)
  • Conductor: Richard Proulx
  • Ensemble: Metropolis Chamber Players
  • Notes: Ascension Lutheran Church, Riverside, IL (07/20/2003-07/22/2003)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 8 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1900

>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
  • Conductor: Richard Proulx
  • Ensemble: Metropolis Chamber Players
  • Notes: Ascension Lutheran Church, Riverside, IL (07/20/2003-07/22/2003)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1818

>Traditional, Christmas : Angels We Have Heard on High
  • Conductor: Richard Proulx
  • Ensemble: Metropolis Chamber Players
  • Notes: Ascension Lutheran Church, Riverside, IL (07/20/2003-07/22/2003)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1840

>Yon, Pietro : Gesù bambino
  • Conductor: Richard Proulx
  • Ensemble: Metropolis Chamber Players
  • Notes: Ascension Lutheran Church, Riverside, IL (07/20/2003-07/22/2003)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1917

>Praetorious, Michael : Musae Sioniae
  • Conductor: Richard Proulx
  • Ensemble: Metropolis Chamber Players
  • Notes: Ascension Lutheran Church, Riverside, IL (07/20/2003-07/22/2003)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1600

>Schultz, Johann : O Dear Little Children, carol for chorus
  • Conductor: Richard Proulx
  • Ensemble: Metropolis Chamber Players
  • Notes: Ascension Lutheran Church, Riverside, IL (07/20/2003-07/22/2003)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1700

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: For Unto Us a Child Is Born
  • Conductor: Richard Proulx
  • Ensemble: Metropolis Chamber Players
  • Notes: Ascension Lutheran Church, Riverside, IL (07/20/2003-07/22/2003)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Traditional, Christmas : Gabriel's Message (Basque)
  • Conductor: Richard Proulx
  • Ensemble: Metropolis Chamber Players
  • Notes: Ascension Lutheran Church, Riverside, IL (07/20/2003-07/22/2003)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1582

>Adam, Adolphe : Cantique de Noël for voice & orchestra ("Minuit, Chrétiens," "O Holy Night")
  • Conductor: Richard Proulx
  • Ensemble: Metropolis Chamber Players
  • Notes: Ascension Lutheran Church, Riverside, IL (07/20/2003-07/22/2003)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1851

>Traditional, Christmas : Fum, Fum, Fum (Catalan)
  • Conductor: Richard Proulx
  • Ensemble: Metropolis Chamber Players
  • Notes: Ascension Lutheran Church, Riverside, IL (07/20/2003-07/22/2003)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1840

>Bossi, Pietro Adolfo : Puer natus in Bethlehem, for chorus
  • Conductor: Richard Proulx
  • Ensemble: Metropolis Chamber Players
  • Notes: Ascension Lutheran Church, Riverside, IL (07/20/2003-07/22/2003)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Reichardt, Johann Friedrich : Sleep, Holy Babe, for chorus
  • Conductor: Richard Proulx
  • Ensemble: Metropolis Chamber Players
  • Notes: Ascension Lutheran Church, Riverside, IL (07/20/2003-07/22/2003)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Traditional, Christmas : Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella ("Un flambeau, Jeanette, Isabelle")
  • Conductor: Richard Proulx
  • Ensemble: Metropolis Chamber Players
  • Notes: Ascension Lutheran Church, Riverside, IL (07/20/2003-07/22/2003)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 44 sec.
  • Written: 18th Century

>Traditional, Christmas : A la rurru niño
  • Conductor: Richard Proulx
  • Ensemble: Metropolis Chamber Players
  • Notes: Ascension Lutheran Church, Riverside, IL (07/20/2003-07/22/2003)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 6 sec.

>Traditional, Christmas : The Huron Carol ("'Twas in the Moon of Wintertime"), carol (Quebecois)
  • Conductor: Richard Proulx
  • Ensemble: Metropolis Chamber Players
  • Notes: Ascension Lutheran Church, Riverside, IL (07/20/2003-07/22/2003)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas

>Traditional, Christmas : Infant Holy, Infant Lowly (W zlobie lezy)
  • Conductor: Richard Proulx
  • Ensemble: Metropolis Chamber Players
  • Notes: Ascension Lutheran Church, Riverside, IL (07/20/2003-07/22/2003)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post-Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1921

>Wade, John Francis : O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fideles)
  • Conductor: Richard Proulx
  • Ensemble: Metropolis Chamber Players
  • Notes: Ascension Lutheran Church, Riverside, IL (07/20/2003-07/22/2003)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1751

>Traditional, Christmas : Resonet in Laudibus (Piae Cantiones)
  • Performers: Lorelei McDermott (Soprano); Cary Lovett (Voice)
  • Conductor: Richard Proulx
  • Ensemble: Metropolis Chamber Players
  • Notes: Ascension Lutheran Church, Riverside, IL (07/20/2003-07/22/2003)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Traditional, Christmas : What Child Is This? (Greensleeves)
  • Conductor: Richard Proulx
  • Ensemble: Metropolis Chamber Players
  • Notes: Ascension Lutheran Church, Riverside, IL (07/20/2003-07/22/2003)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1600

>Traditional, Christmas : The First Nowell (English)
  • Conductor: Richard Proulx
  • Ensemble: Metropolis Chamber Players
  • Notes: Ascension Lutheran Church, Riverside, IL (07/20/2003-07/22/2003)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 55 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1823