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A Christmas Nativity

Album Summary

>Redner, Lewis : O Little Town of Bethlehem
>Traditional, Christmas : I Wonder As I Wander (American)
>Willis, Richard Storrs : It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
>Regney, Noel : Do You Hear What I Hear?
>Adam, Adolphe : Cantique de Noel for voice & orchestra ("Minuit, Chretiens," "O Holy Night")
>Ramírez, Ariel : El Nacimiento, for chorus
>Traditional, Christmas : Away in a Manger
>Yon, Pietro : Gesu bambino
>Traditional, Christmas : Il est ne, le divin enfant (French)
>Traditional, Christmas : What Child Is This? (Greensleeves)
>MacGimsey, Robert : Sweet Little Jesus Boy, carol for voice & orchestra
>Traditional, Christmas : Child in a Manger
>Traditional, Christmas : I Saw Three Ships, carol
>Hopkins, John Henry : We three kings
>Rutter, John : Shepherd's Pipe Carol
>Simeone, Harry : Carol of the Drum
>Traditional, Christmas : The First Nowell (English)
>Traditional, Christmas : Coventry Carol (2)
>Hairston, Jester : Mary's boy child
>Praetorious, Michael : Musae Sioniae
>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
>Handel, George Frideric : Joy to the World (theme by Handel)
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

The Nativity, the enchanting and enduring story that tells of the birth of Jesus Christ, is perhaps the best known tale in the history of the world. This album tells that story in song, with a track list specially designed to re-create the blessed event through chronological order, from the wandering Joseph and Mary in Bethlehem, the visitation of the Magi and the birth of the baby Jesus. Featured are the talented voices of Leontyne Price, Anthony Way, Joan Sutherland, Jose Carreras, Renata Tebaldi, Bryn Terfel, Kiri Te Kanawa and the choral work of Musica Sacra, The Trapp Family Singers and the Clare College Choir.



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Works Details

>Redner, Lewis : O Little Town of Bethlehem
  • Conductor: Richard Westenburg
  • Ensemble: Musica Sacra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1868

>Traditional, Christmas : I Wonder As I Wander (American)
  • Conductor: Richard Westenburg
  • Ensemble: Musica Sacra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Written: by 1933

>Willis, Richard Storrs : It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
  • Performer: Leontyne Price (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Vienna Singverein
  • Running Time: 1 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1850

>Regney, Noel : Do You Hear What I Hear?
  • Performer: Anthony Way (Treble)
  • Conductor: John Music]
  • Running Time: 4 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1962

>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. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1851

>Ariel Ramírez (1921 - 2010) : El Nacimiento, for chorus
  • Performer: José Carreras (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Damian Sanchez
  • Ensemble: Bilbao Choral Society
  • Running Time: 3 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Traditional, Christmas : Away in a Manger
  • Conductor: Richard Westenburg
  • Ensemble: Musica Sacra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1885

>Yon, Pietro : Gesú bambino
  • Performer: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Kurt Adler
  • Ensemble: National Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1917

>Traditional, Christmas : Il est né, le divin enfant (French)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1875

>Traditional, Christmas : What Child Is This? (Greensleeves)
  • Performers: Renata Tebaldi; George Thalben-Ball (Organ)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1600

>MacGimsey, Robert : Sweet Little Jesus Boy, carol for voice & orchestra
  • Performer: Leontyne Price (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1934

>Traditional, Christmas : Child in a Manger
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Ensemble: Clare College Choir
  • Running Time: 2 min. 16 sec.
  • Form: Christmas

>Traditional, Christmas : I Saw Three Ships, carol
  • Conductor: Richard Westenburg
  • Ensemble: Musica Sacra
  • Running Time: 1 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: circa 1666

>Hopkins, John Henry : We three kings
  • Conductor: Colin Davis
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1857

>Rutter, John : Shepherd's Pipe Carol
  • Performer: John Scott (Organ)
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1966

>Simeone, Harry : Carol of the Drum
  • Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Carl Davis
  • Running Time: 2 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Traditional, Christmas : The First Nowell (English)
  • Conductor: Richard Westenburg
  • Ensemble: Musica Sacra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 1 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1823

>Traditional, Christmas : Coventry Carol (2) :: "Lully, Lulla, Thou Little Tiny Child"
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 2 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1498

>Hairston, Jester : Mary's boy child
  • Performers: Malcolm Martineau (Piano); Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1956

>Praetorious, Michael : Musae Sioniae
  • Running Time: 2 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1600

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: For unto us a child is born
  • Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
  • Ensemble: The English Concert
  • Running Time: 4 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Joy to the World (theme by Handel)
  • Performer: Joan Sutherland
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Ensemble: New Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Running Time: 1 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1742