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Joy to the World

Audio Samples

>Traditional, Christmas : Rise Up, Shepherd
>Traditional, Christmas : Gabriel's Message (Basque)
>Traditional, Christmas : Noel nouvelet, carol (French)
>Traditional, Christmas : What Child Is This? (Greensleeves)
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Legend (When Jesus Christ was but a child), song for voice & piano or orchestra (16 Children's Songs
>Traditional, Christmas : O Jesulein suá, o Jesulein mild (O Little One Sweet), carol (NEH no 31)
>Lawson, Philip : Lullay my liking
>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
>Collin, June : The quiet heart
>Rutter, John : There is a flower
>Mason, Lowell : Joy to the World
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Serenade d'hiver, for 4 male voices
>Traditional, Christmas : The Twelve Days of Christmas
>Traditional, Christmas : Gaudete Christus est natus (Piae Cantiones 1582)
>Traditional, Christmas : God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen (English)
>Davis, Katherine K. : The Little Drummer Boy "Carol of the Drum"
>Pierpont, James : Jingle Bells
>Traditional, Christmas : Deck the Halls (Welsh)

Album Summary

>Traditional, Christmas : Rise Up, Shepherd
>Traditional, Christmas : Gabriel's Message (Basque)
>Traditional, Christmas : Noel nouvelet, carol (French)
>Traditional, Christmas : What Child Is This? (Greensleeves)
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Legend (When Jesus Christ was but a child), song for voice & piano or orchestra (16 Children's Songs
>Traditional, Christmas : O Jesulein suá, o Jesulein mild (O Little One Sweet), carol (NEH no 31)
>Lawson, Philip : Lullay my liking
>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
>Collin, June : The quiet heart
>Rutter, John : There is a flower
>Mason, Lowell : Joy to the World
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Serenade d'hiver, for 4 male voices
>Traditional, Christmas : The Twelve Days of Christmas
>Traditional, Christmas : Gaudete Christus est natus (Piae Cantiones 1582)
>Traditional, Christmas : God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen (English)
>Davis, Katherine K. : The Little Drummer Boy "Carol of the Drum"
>Pierpont, James : Jingle Bells
>Traditional, Christmas : Deck the Halls (Welsh)
Composers

Notes & Reviews:

After the triumphant success of the King’s Singers last Christmas Album released in 2003 entitled 'Christmas', this new disc sets an eclectic assortment of modern Christmas classics with special arrangements of some much loved favorites.

Praise for the King’s Singers CD 'Christmas' (SGK 502) includes: "The King's Singers' style is beautifully detailed, and even the most familiar carols sound fresh" -Classic FM Magazine

"Precise intonation, instinctive articulation, a downy, luxuriant tone, all captured in an excitingly lifelike recording" -International Record Review

"The King's Singers, an all-male a cappella sextet, have issued an extraordinarily large range of recordings, most of them quite successful. But they may be at their best in a circumscribed setting like that of the Christmas album, which brings their innovative harmonies into the sharpest relief. In this seasonal collection they offer traditional Christmas carols given new levels of musical tension by the addition of repeated harmonic figures in the accompanying voices, clashing with but not destabliizing the melody...Throughout, the trademark mixture of awesomely precise harmonies and equally awesome sense of enjoyment is fully in evidence, and they are backed here by the superior capabilities of Signum's engineering team, working in London's acoustically fine Cadogan Hall. A delightful holiday release." -All Music Guide

"The familiar polish and sweet vocal blend of the King’s Singers are applied to a nicely varied programme. There are new slants on traditional favourites such as The 12 Days of Christmas, God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen and Jingle Bells, together with rarities including a jolly Sérénade d’hiver by Saint-Saëns." -The Daily Telegraph

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Cadogan Hall, London (12/19/2010).



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Works Details

>Traditional, Christmas : Rise Up, Shepherd
  • Running Time: 2 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1867

>Traditional, Christmas : Gabriel's Message (Basque)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1582

>Traditional, Christmas : Noël nouvelet, carol (French)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 16th Century

>Traditional, Christmas : What Child Is This? (Greensleeves)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1600

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Legend (When Jesus Christ was but a child), song for voice & piano or orchestra (16 Children's Songs
  • Running Time: 3 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1884

>Traditional, Christmas : O Jesulein süá, o Jesulein mild (O Little One Sweet), carol (NEH no 31)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 17 sec.

>Lawson, Philip : Lullay my liking
  • Running Time: 4 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1818

>Collin, June : The quiet heart
  • Running Time: 2 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: 21st Century
  • Form: Vocal

>Rutter, John : There is a flower
  • Running Time: 3 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1986

>Mason, Lowell : Joy to the World
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Sérénade d'hiver, for 4 male voices
  • Running Time: 5 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1867

>Traditional, Christmas : The Twelve Days of Christmas
  • Notes: Composition written: By 1864.
  • Running Time: 9 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1864

>Traditional, Christmas : Gaudete Christus est natus (Piae Cantiones 1582)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas

>Traditional, Christmas : God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen (English)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas

>Davis, Katherine K. : The Little Drummer Boy "Carol of the Drum"
  • Running Time: 2 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1958

>Pierpont, James : Jingle Bells
  • Running Time: 1 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1850

>Traditional, Christmas : Deck the Halls (Welsh)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 29 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1784