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Christmas Recitals - Joan Sutherland - Joy to the World

Album Summary

>Handel, George Frideric : Joy to the World (theme by Handel)
>Willis, Richard Storrs : It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
>Adam, Adolphe : Cantique de Noël, for voice & orchestra ("Minuit, Chrétiens," "O Holy Night")
>Gounod, Charles : Repentir "O Divine Redeemer"
>Traditional, Christmas : What Child Is This? (Greensleeves)
>Wade, John Francis : O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fideles)
>Traditional, Christmas : The Twelve Days of Christmas
>Traditional, Christmas : Good King Wenceslas (Piae Cantiones, 1582)
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing"
>Reger, Max [Composer] : Maria Wiegenlied (Mary's Lullaby
>Schubert, Franz : Ave Maria
>Traditional, Christmas : The Holly and the Ivy (English)
>Traditional, Christmas : Angels We Have Heard on High
>Traditional, Christmas : Deck the Halls (Welsh)
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Recorded in Kingsway Hall, London in 1965, this album by the great soprano who passed away in October 2010 includes such holiday favorites as Joy to the World; It Came Upon a Midnight Clear; O Holy Night; What Child is This?; O Come All Ye Faithful; The Twelve Days of Christmas, Angels We Have Heard on High; Deck the Halls, and many more!

Notes & Reviews:

Personnel: Joan Sutherland (soprano); Valda Aveling (harpsichord).

Recording information: Kingsway Hall, London, England (05/1965).



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>Handel, George Frideric : Joy to the World (theme by Handel)
  • Performer: Joan Sutherland
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Ensemble: New Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Running Time: 1 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1742

>Willis, Richard Storrs : It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
  • Performer: Joan Sutherland
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Ensemble: New Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1850

>Adam, Adolphe : Cantique de Noël, for voice & orchestra ("Minuit, Chrétiens," "O Holy Night")
  • Performer: Joan Sutherland
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Ensemble: New Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1851

>Gounod, Charles : Repentir "O Divine Redeemer"
  • Performer: Joan Sutherland
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Ensemble: New Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Running Time: 6 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas

>Traditional, Christmas : What Child Is This? (Greensleeves)
  • Performer: Joan Sutherland
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Ensemble: New Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1600

>Wade, John Francis : O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fideles)
  • Performer: Joan Sutherland
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Ensemble: New Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1751

>Traditional, Christmas : The Twelve Days of Christmas
  • Performers: Ambrosian Singers (Voice); New Philharmonia Orchestra; Joan Sutherland
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Ensemble: New Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: By 1864.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1864

>Traditional, Christmas : Good King Wenceslas (Piae Cantiones, 1582)
  • Performers: Valda Aveling (Harpsichord); Patricia Clark (Soprano); Joan Sutherland
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Ensemble: New Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1582

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing"
  • Performers: Ambrosian Singers (Voice); Joan Sutherland
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Ensemble: New Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1840.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1840

>Reger, Max [Composer] : Maria Wiegenlied (Mary's Lullaby :: "Maria sitzt am Rosenhag"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra),
  • Performer: Joan Sutherland
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Ensemble: New Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1912

>Schubert, Franz : Ave Maria
  • Performer: Joan Sutherland
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Ensemble: New Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1825

>Traditional, Christmas : The Holly and the Ivy (English)
  • Performers: Ambrosian Singers (Voice); Joan Sutherland
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Ensemble: New Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Running Time: 1 min. 19 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1710

>Traditional, Christmas : Angels We Have Heard on High
  • Performer: Joan Sutherland
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Ensemble: New Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Running Time: 1 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1840

>Traditional, Christmas : Deck the Halls (Welsh)
  • Performer: Joan Sutherland
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Ensemble: New Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Running Time: 1 min. 22 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1784