A Christmas Choral Spectacular

Album Summary

>Traditional, Christmas : Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French)
>Traditional, Christmas : Coventry Carol (2)
>Traditional, Christmas : Deck the Halls (Welsh)
>Traditional, Christmas : O Tannenbaum (O Christmas Tree) (German)
>Traditional, Christmas : The infant King (Basque)
>Wade, John Francis : O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fideles)
>Traditional, Christmas : O Little Town of Bethlehem
>Breiner, Peter : Puer nobis nascitur, for soloists, chorus & orchestra
>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
>Traditional, Christmas : Little Jesus Sweetly Sleep
>Traditional, Christmas : The Gloucester Wassail Song ("Wassail! wassail all over the town!"), carol
>Breiner, Peter : Quem pastores laudavere, for soloists, chorus & orchestra
>Traditional, Christmas : The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy, spiritual
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Notes & Reviews:

This glorious collection of carols old and new brings a touch of glamour to the holiday season, with Peter Breiners lavish arrangements for choir and orchestra adding a fresh twist to familiar festive melodies. Breiners own Christmas carols complete the celebration.

Notes & Reviews:

Personnel: Lynton Atkinson (tenor).

Recording information: The Concert Hall, Lighthouse, Poole, England.



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>Traditional, Christmas : Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French)
  • Performers: Jonathan Prentice; Margaret Burdett; Lynton Atkinson (Tenor); Peter Breiner (Piano)
  • Conductor: Peter Breiner
  • Running Time: 2 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1588

>Traditional, Christmas : Coventry Carol (2) :: "Lully, Lulla, Thou Little Tiny Child"
  • Performers: Jonathan Prentice; Margaret Burdett; Lynton Atkinson (Tenor); Peter Breiner (Piano)
  • Conductor: Peter Breiner
  • Running Time: 4 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1498

>Traditional, Christmas : Deck the Halls (Welsh)
  • Performers: Jonathan Prentice; Margaret Burdett; Lynton Atkinson (Tenor); Peter Breiner (Piano)
  • Conductor: Peter Breiner
  • Running Time: 3 min. 18 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1784

>Traditional, Christmas : O Tannenbaum (O Christmas Tree) (German)
  • Performers: Jonathan Prentice; Margaret Burdett; Lynton Atkinson (Tenor); Peter Breiner (Piano)
  • Conductor: Peter Breiner
  • Running Time: 5 min. 6 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1820

>Traditional, Christmas : The infant King (Basque)
  • Performers: Jonathan Prentice; Margaret Burdett; Lynton Atkinson (Tenor); Peter Breiner (Piano)
  • Conductor: Peter Breiner
  • Running Time: 4 min. 24 sec.
  • Form: Christmas

>Wade, John Francis : O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fideles)
  • Performers: Jonathan Prentice; Margaret Burdett; Lynton Atkinson (Tenor); Peter Breiner (Piano)
  • Conductor: Peter Breiner
  • Running Time: 5 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1751

>Traditional, Christmas : O Little Town of Bethlehem
  • Performers: Jonathan Prentice; Margaret Burdett; Lynton Atkinson (Tenor); Peter Breiner (Piano)
  • Conductor: Peter Breiner
  • Running Time: 5 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1868

>Breiner, Peter : Puer nobis nascitur, for soloists, chorus & orchestra
  • Performers: Jonathan Prentice; Margaret Burdett; Lynton Atkinson (Tenor); Peter Breiner (Piano)
  • Conductor: Peter Breiner
  • Running Time: 7 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
  • Performers: Jonathan Prentice; Margaret Burdett; Lynton Atkinson (Tenor); Peter Breiner (Piano)
  • Conductor: Peter Breiner
  • Running Time: 6 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1818

>Traditional, Christmas : Little Jesus Sweetly Sleep
  • Performers: Jonathan Prentice; Margaret Burdett; Lynton Atkinson (Tenor); Peter Breiner (Piano)
  • Conductor: Peter Breiner
  • Running Time: 4 min. 21 sec.
  • Form: Christmas

>Traditional, Christmas : The Gloucester Wassail Song ("Wassail! wassail all over the town!"), carol
  • Performers: Jonathan Prentice; Margaret Burdett; Lynton Atkinson (Tenor); Peter Breiner (Piano)
  • Conductor: Peter Breiner
  • Running Time: 4 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas

>Breiner, Peter : Quem pastores laudavere, for soloists, chorus & orchestra
  • Performers: Jonathan Prentice; Margaret Burdett; Lynton Atkinson (Tenor); Peter Breiner (Piano)
  • Conductor: Peter Breiner
  • Running Time: 5 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Traditional, Christmas : The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy, spiritual
  • Performers: Jonathan Prentice; Margaret Burdett; Lynton Atkinson (Tenor); Peter Breiner (Piano)
  • Conductor: Peter Breiner
  • Running Time: 3 min. 39 sec.