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Sing Noel!! / The Washington Chorus

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> Personent Hodie (arr. R. Shafer) - Personent Hodie (arr. R. Shafer)
> L'enfance du Christ, Op. 25 - L'enfance du Christ, Op. 25: Part II: The Flight into Egypt: The Shepherd's Farewell to the Holy Family
> Ding Dong! Merrily on High (arr. D. Willcocks) - Ding Dong! Merrily On High (arr. D. Willcocks)
> Christmas Night (arr. J. Rutter) - Christmas Night (arr. J. Rutter)
> Christmas Cantata - Quem vidistis pastores?
> Christmas Cantata - O magnum mysterium et admirabile
> Christmas Cantata - Gloria in excelsis Deo
> Coventry Carol - Coventry Carol
> Bell Carol - Bell Carol
> A Child Is Born In Bethlehem - A Child Is Born In Bethlehem
> In the Bleak Mid-Winter - In the Bleak Mid-Winter
> Adeste fidelis (O Come All Ye Faithful) (arr. D. Willcocks for choir) - Adeste fidelis (O Come All Ye Faithful) (arr. D. Willcocks)
> Silent Night (Stille Nacht) (arr. R. Shafer) - Silent Night (Stille Nacht) (arr. R. Shafer)
> Unto us is born a Son (arr. D. Willcocks) - Unto us is born a Son (arr. D. Willcocks)
> Sweet Little Jesus Boy - Sweet Little Jesus Boy
> The First Nowell - The First Nowell (arr. David Willcocks)
> Cantique de Noel (O Holy Night) (arr. Mitchell) - Cantique de Noel (O Holy Night) (arr. Mitchell)
> Hark! the herald angels sing (arr. D. Willcocks) - Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (arr. D. Willcocks)

Album Summary

>Traditional, Christmas : Personent hodie (On this day Earth shall ring) (Piae Cantiones)
>Berlioz, Hector : L'enfance du Christ, Op. 25
>Traditional, Christmas : Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French)
>Traditional, Christmas : Christmas Night (French)
>Pinkham, Daniel : Christmas Cantata (Sinfonia Sacra)
>Traditional, Christmas : Coventry Carol (2)
>Mathias, William : Bell Carol
>Nestor, Leo : A Child Is Born
>Darke, Harold Edwin : In the Bleak Midwinter
>Wade, John Francis : O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fideles)
>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
>Traditional, Christmas : Unto Us Is Born A Son (Puer nobis nascitur; Piae Cantiones, 1582)
>MacGimsey, Robert : Sweet Little Jesus Boy, carol for voice & orchestra
>Traditional, Christmas : The First Nowell (English)
>Adam, Adolphe : Cantique de Noel for voice & orchestra ("Minuit, Chretiens," "O Holy Night")
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing"
Performers Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Traditional Christmas carols on the release include 'O Holy Night', 'Hark the Herald Angels Sing', and other contemporary arrangements. A 2000 Grammy Award Winner, The Washington Chorus is one of the foremost choruses in the nation and a cultural leader in the D.C. area.



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Works Details

>Traditional, Christmas : Personent hodie (On this day Earth shall ring) (Piae Cantiones)
  • Performer: William Neil (Organ)
  • Notes: Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church, Bethesda, MD (05/19/1996-05/22/1996)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1582

>Berlioz, Hector : L'enfance du Christ, Op. 25
  • Performer: William Neil (Organ)
  • Notes: Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church, Bethesda, MD (05/19/1996-05/22/1996)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 10/1850-07/1854

>Traditional, Christmas : Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French)
  • Performer: William Neil (Organ)
  • Notes: Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church, Bethesda, MD (05/19/1996-05/22/1996)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1588

>Traditional, Christmas : Christmas Night (French)
  • Performer: William Neil (Organ)
  • Notes: Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church, Bethesda, MD (05/19/1996-05/22/1996)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 58 sec.
  • Form: Christmas

>Pinkham, Daniel : Christmas Cantata (Sinfonia Sacra)
  • Performer: William Neil (Organ)
  • Notes: Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church, Bethesda, MD (05/19/1996-05/22/1996)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas

>Traditional, Christmas : Coventry Carol (2) :: "Lully, Lulla, Thou Little Tiny Child"
  • Performer: William Neil (Organ)
  • Notes: Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church, Bethesda, MD (05/19/1996-05/22/1996)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1498

>Mathias, William : Bell Carol
  • Performer: William Neil (Organ)
  • Notes: Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church, Bethesda, MD (05/19/1996-05/22/1996)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Nestor, Leo : A Child Is Born :: Variations on "Puer natus in Bethlehem"
  • Performer: William Neil (Organ)
  • Notes: Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church, Bethesda, MD (05/19/1996-05/22/1996)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Darke, Harold Edwin : In the Bleak Midwinter
  • Performers: Peter Doherty; Susan Lin; William Neil (Organ)
  • Notes: Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church, Bethesda, MD (05/19/1996-05/22/1996)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 19th Century

>Wade, John Francis : O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fideles)
  • Performer: William Neil (Organ)
  • Notes: Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church, Bethesda, MD (05/19/1996-05/22/1996)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1751

>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
  • Performers: Michael Forest (Tenor); William Neil (Organ)
  • Notes: Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church, Bethesda, MD (05/19/1996-05/22/1996)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1818

>Traditional, Christmas : Unto Us Is Born A Son (Puer nobis nascitur; Piae Cantiones, 1582)
  • Performer: William Neil (Organ)
  • Notes: Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church, Bethesda, MD (05/19/1996-05/22/1996)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 13th Century

>MacGimsey, Robert : Sweet Little Jesus Boy, carol for voice & orchestra
  • Performers: Michael Forest (Tenor); William Neil (Organ)
  • Notes: Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church, Bethesda, MD (05/19/1996-05/22/1996)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1934

>Traditional, Christmas : The First Nowell (English)
  • Performer: William Neil (Organ)
  • Notes: Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church, Bethesda, MD (05/19/1996-05/22/1996)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 53 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1823

>Adam, Adolphe : Cantique de Noël for voice & orchestra ("Minuit, Chrétiens," "O Holy Night")
  • Performer: William Neil (Organ)
  • Notes: Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church, Bethesda, MD (05/19/1996-05/22/1996)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1851

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing"
  • Performer: William Neil (Organ)
  • Notes: Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church, Bethesda, MD (05/19/1996-05/22/1996)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1840