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About Christmas / Hendrick Soll, Synthesizer

Audio Samples

>Handel, George Frideric : Joy to the World (theme by Handel)
>Traditional, Christmas : Angels We Have Heard on High
>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
>Martin, Hugh : It's Christmas Time All Over the World
>Traditional, Christmas : Es kommt ein Schiff geladen, carol (German)
>Traditional, Christmas : Kommet, ihr Hirten, carol (Bohemian)
>Keller, Jorg Achim : The First Noel / A Child Is Born, medley for vocal quartet & jazz ensemble
>Kaiser, Esther : Mary's Lullaby, song
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Ich steh' an deiner Krippen hier, BWV 369
>Niles, John Jacob : I Wonder As I Wander
>Traditional, Christmas : Coventry Carol (2)~Lully, Lulla, Thou Little Tiny Child
>Traditional, Christmas : O Tannenbaum (O Christmas Tree) (German)
>Diamond, Neil : You Make It Feel Like Christmas

Album Summary

>Handel, George Frideric : Joy to the World (theme by Handel)
>Traditional, Christmas : Angels We Have Heard on High
>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
>Martin, Hugh : It's Christmas Time All Over the World
>Traditional, Christmas : Es kommt ein Schiff geladen, carol (German)
>Traditional, Christmas : Kommet, ihr Hirten, carol (Bohemian)
>Keller, Jorg Achim : The First Noel / A Child Is Born, medley for vocal quartet & jazz ensemble
>Kaiser, Esther : Mary's Lullaby, song
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Ich steh' an deiner Krippen hier, BWV 369
>Niles, John Jacob : I Wonder As I Wander
>Traditional, Christmas : Coventry Carol (2)~Lully, Lulla, Thou Little Tiny Child
>Traditional, Christmas : O Tannenbaum (O Christmas Tree) (German)
>Diamond, Neil : You Make It Feel Like Christmas
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Notes & Reviews:

Who would have thought that a CD of well-known and traditional Christmas carols could be so surprising and innovative? Berlin Voices, one of Germany's most popular jazz vocal ensembles, have succeeded in doing just that with their new holiday album 'About Christmas' - a delightfully, swinging program of popular Christmas carols sung in German and English. The Perfect soundtrack for your busy holiday season!



Reviews

So fun!
What fun! This is the kind of album you expect to hear at a Christmas party! So much energy with this group…even in the slower songs. Their harmonies are tight and together. Reminds me of something you’d hear from Manhattan Transfer. Love the jazzy style and the laid back approach to the carols we all know and love. I’d love to hear more from this group.
Submitted on 01/02/11 by C Briley 
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Works Details

>Handel, George Frideric : Joy to the World (theme by Handel)
  • Performers: Hendrick Soll (Organ); Bruno Muller (Guitar); Regis Reynaldo (Flute); Hendrick Soll (Synthesizer); Martijn Vink (Drums); Hendrick Soll (Piano); Christian Von Kaphengst (Double Bass)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1742

>Traditional, Christmas : Angels We Have Heard on High
  • Performers: Christian Von Kaphengst (Double Bass); Martijn Vink (Drums); Hendrick Soll (Organ); Hendrick Soll (Synthesizer); Bruno Muller (Guitar); Fortunata De Deus (Percussion); Hendrick Soll (Piano); Sergio Porto (Percussion)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1840

>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
  • Performers: Bruno Muller (Guitar); Hendrick Soll (Organ); Hendrick Soll (Synthesizer); Hendrick Soll (Piano); Christian Von Kaphengst (Double Bass); Martijn Vink (Drums)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1818

>Martin, Hugh : It's Christmas Time All Over the World
  • Performers: Darmon Meader (Soprano Saxophone); Hendrick Soll (Organ); Hendrick Soll (Piano); Bruno Muller (Guitar); Martijn Vink (Drums); Hendrick Soll (Synthesizer); Christian Von Kaphengst (Double Bass)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas

>Traditional, Christmas : Es kommt ein Schiff geladen, carol (German)
  • Performers: Fortunata De Deus (Percussion); Hendrick Soll (Organ); Bruno Muller (Guitar); Hendrick Soll (Synthesizer); Hendrick Soll (Piano); Sergio Porto (Percussion); Martijn Vink (Drums); Regis Reynaldo (Flute); Christian Von Kaphengst (Double Bass)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 43 sec.

>Traditional, Christmas : Kommet, ihr Hirten, carol (Bohemian)
  • Performers: Hendrick Soll (Piano); Martijn Vink (Drums); Christian Von Kaphengst (Double Bass); Hendrick Soll (Organ); Bruno Muller (Guitar); Hendrick Soll (Synthesizer)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 9 sec.
  • Form: Christmas

>Jörg Achim Keller : The First Noël / A Child Is Born, medley for vocal quartet & jazz ensemble
  • Performers: Martijn Vink (Drums); Hendrick Soll (Synthesizer); Regis Reynaldo (Flute); Hendrick Soll (Organ); Hendrick Soll (Piano); Bruno Muller (Guitar); Christian Von Kaphengst (Double Bass)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Kaiser, Esther : Mary's Lullaby, song
  • Performers: Hendrick Soll (Piano); Hendrick Soll (Organ); Martijn Vink (Drums); Bruno Muller (Guitar); Claus Bandorf (Piano); Hendrick Soll (Synthesizer); Christian Von Kaphengst (Double Bass)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Ich steh' an deiner Krippen hier, BWV 369
  • Performers: Bruno Muller (Guitar); Hendrick Soll (Organ); Christian Von Kaphengst (Double Bass); Martijn Vink (Drums); Hendrick Soll (Piano); Hendrick Soll (Synthesizer)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1736

>Niles, John Jacob : I Wonder As I Wander
  • Performers: Christian Von Kaphengst (Double Bass); Hendrick Soll (Organ); Martijn Vink (Drums); Bruno Muller (Guitar); Lutz Hafner; Hendrick Soll (Piano); Hendrick Soll (Synthesizer)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: circa 1925

>Traditional, Christmas : Coventry Carol (2)~Lully, Lulla, Thou Little Tiny Child
  • Performers: Hendrick Soll (Piano); Jody Redhage (Cello); Bruno Muller (Guitar); Hendrick Soll (Organ); Christian Von Kaphengst (Double Bass); Martijn Vink (Drums); Peter Eldridge (Piano); Hendrick Soll (Synthesizer)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1498

>Traditional, Christmas : O Tannenbaum (O Christmas Tree) (German)
  • Performers: Bruno Muller (Guitar); Hendrick Soll (Organ); Hendrick Soll (Piano); Hendrick Soll (Synthesizer); Christian Von Kaphengst (Double Bass); Martijn Vink (Drums)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 13 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1820

>Diamond, Neil : You Make It Feel Like Christmas
  • Performers: Martijn Vink (Drums); Fortunata De Deus (Percussion); Hendrick Soll (Organ); Christian Von Kaphengst (Double Bass); Bruno Muller (Guitar); Hendrick Soll (Synthesizer); Hendrick Soll (Piano); Sergio Porto (Percussion)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Ich steh' an deiner Krippen hier, BWV 369
  • Performers: Hendrick Soll (Organ); Hendrick Soll (Piano); Christian Von Kaphengst (Double Bass); Bruno Muller (Guitar); Martijn Vink (Drums); Hendrick Soll (Synthesizer)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1736