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Christmas Hymns

Audio Samples

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
>     Come Unto Him
>Poulenc, Francis : Dialogues des Carmelites
>     Hail, Holy Queen
>Traditional, Christmas : The Virgin's slumber song
>Yon, Pietro : Gesù bambino
>Franck, César : Panis angelicus
>Melichar, Alois : Mille cherubini in coro
>Murray, James R. : Away in a Manger
>Cherubini, Luigi : Ave Maria, for soprano, clarinet (or English horn) & orchestra
>Traditional, Christmas : Angels We Have Heard on High
>Traditional, Christmas : Tu scendi dalle stelle (Italian)
>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
>Webber, Andrew Lloyd : Pie Jesu, for soprano, treble & orchestra (from the Requiem)
>Marx, Harpo : Guardian Angels
>Schubert, Franz : Ave Maria
>Handel, George Frideric : Joy to the World (theme by Handel)
>Adam, Adolphe : Cantique de Noël for voice & orchestra ("Minuit, Chrétiens," "O Holy Night")

Album Summary

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
>Poulenc, Francis : Dialogues des Carmelites
>Traditional, Christmas : The Virgin's slumber song
>Yon, Pietro : Gesù bambino
>Franck, César : Panis angelicus
>Melichar, Alois : Mille cherubini in coro
>Murray, James R. : Away in a Manger
>Cherubini, Luigi : Ave Maria, for soprano, clarinet (or English horn) & orchestra
>Traditional, Christmas : Angels We Have Heard on High
>Traditional, Christmas : Tu scendi dalle stelle (Italian)
>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
>Webber, Andrew Lloyd : Pie Jesu, for soprano, treble & orchestra (from the Requiem)
>Marx, Harpo : Guardian Angels
>Schubert, Franz : Ave Maria
>Handel, George Frideric : Joy to the World (theme by Handel)
>Adam, Adolphe : Cantique de Noël for voice & orchestra ("Minuit, Chrétiens," "O Holy Night")
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Notes & Reviews:

A collection of traditional Christmas songs sure to become part of your family's Christmas tradition.

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Recording information: Morningstar Studios, Spring House, PA.



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Works Details

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Come Unto Him
  • Performers: Anna Rota (Mezzo Soprano); Gary Gress (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Poulenc, Francis : Dialogues des Carmelites :: Hail, Holy Queen
  • Performers: Anna Rota (Mezzo Soprano); John Douglas (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1953-1956

>Traditional, Christmas : The Virgin's slumber song
  • Performers: Anna Rota (Mezzo Soprano); Gary Gress (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 23 sec.

>Yon, Pietro : Gesù bambino
  • Performers: Anna Rota (Mezzo Soprano); John Douglas (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1917

>Franck, César : Panis angelicus
  • Performer: Anna Rota (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1872

>Melichar, Alois : Mille cherubini in coro
  • Performers: Anna Rota (Mezzo Soprano); Gary Gress (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Murray, James R. : Away in a Manger
  • Performers: Anna Rota (Mezzo Soprano); Gary Gress (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1877

>Cherubini, Luigi : Ave Maria, for soprano, clarinet (or English horn) & orchestra
  • Performers: Anna Rota (Mezzo Soprano); John Douglas (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1816

>Traditional, Christmas : Angels We Have Heard on High
  • Performers: Anna Rota (Mezzo Soprano); John Douglas (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1840

>Traditional, Christmas : Tu scendi dalle stelle (Italian)
  • Performers: Anna Rota (Mezzo Soprano); Gary Gress (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 45 sec.

>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
  • Performers: Anna Rota (Mezzo Soprano); Gary Gress (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1818

>Webber, Andrew Lloyd : Pie Jesu, for soprano, treble & orchestra (from the Requiem)
  • Performers: Anna Rota (Mezzo Soprano); Gary Gress (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1985

>Marx, Harpo : Guardian Angels
  • Performers: Anna Rota (Mezzo Soprano); Gary Gress (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal

>Schubert, Franz : Ave Maria
  • Performers: Anna Rota (Mezzo Soprano); John Douglas (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1825

>Handel, George Frideric : Joy to the World (theme by Handel)
  • Performers: Anna Rota (Mezzo Soprano); Gary Gress (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1742

>Adam, Adolphe : Cantique de Noël for voice & orchestra ("Minuit, Chrétiens," "O Holy Night")
  • Performers: Anna Rota (Mezzo Soprano); Gary Gress (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1851