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The Chorus - Greatest Hits

Album Summary

>Orff, Carl : Carmina burana
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" BWV 147
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il Trovatore
>Traditional, Irish : Londonderry Air (Danny Boy), folk song
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Bist du bei mir, aria arranged for voice & continuo (after Gottfried Stölzel), BWV 508
>Copland, Aaron : Old American Songs, Set 1
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Ave verum corpus
>Steffe, William : Battle Hymn of the Republic
>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
>Guion, David : Home on the Range
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Requiem Mass
>Mason, Lowell : Nearer, my God, to Thee
>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 3 in D minor
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : The Creation, H 21 no 2
>Borodin, Alexander : Prince Igor
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Mass in B minor, BWV 232
>Frank Churchill/ Leigh Ha : Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, film score
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral"
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Works Details

>Orff, Carl : Carmina burana :: O Fortuna
  • Performer: Jeffrey Baker (Synthesizer)
  • Conductor: Robert DeCormier
  • Ensemble: New York Choral Society
  • Running Time: 2 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1935-1936

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" BWV 147 :: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
  • Conductor: Eugene Ormandy
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 07/02/1723

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il Trovatore :: Anvil Chorus
  • Conductor: Luis Cobos
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Traditional, Irish : Londonderry Air (Danny Boy), folk song
  • Performer: Frederick Weatherly (Lyre)
  • Conductor: Robert DeCormier
  • Running Time: 4 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: by 1855

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera :: Triumphal March
  • Conductor: Luis Cobos
  • Notes: Composition written: 1871.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1871

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Bist du bei mir, aria arranged for voice & continuo (after Gottfried Stölzel), BWV 508
  • Performers: Frank Asper (Organ); Alexander Schreiner (Organ)
  • Conductor: Richard Condie
  • Running Time: 2 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1722-1725

>Copland, Aaron : Old American Songs, Set 1
  • Conductor: Michael Thomas
  • Running Time: 1 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1950

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Ave verum corpus
  • Conductor: Gerhard Schmidt-Gaden
  • Ensemble: European Baroque Soloists
  • Running Time: 3 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1791

>Steffe, William : Battle Hymn of the Republic
  • Performers: Frank Asper (Organ); Julia Howe (Lyre); Alexander Schreiner (Organ)
  • Conductor: Richard Condie
  • Running Time: 4 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1862

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Hallelujah Chorus
  • Conductor: Enoch Guttenberg
  • Running Time: 3 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Guion, David : Home on the Range
  • Conductor: Robert DeCormier
  • Ensemble: Vocal Majority
  • Running Time: 3 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Requiem Mass :: Dies irae, dies illa
  • Conductor: Eugene Ormandy
  • Running Time: 2 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874

>Mason, Lowell : Nearer, my God, to Thee
  • Performer: Sarah Adams (Lyre)
  • Conductor: Robert DeCormier
  • Running Time: 2 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral

>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 3 in D minor :: V. Lustig im tempo und keck im Ausdruck ("Es sungen drei Engel")
  • Performer: Janet Baker (Mezzo-soprano)
  • Conductor: Michael Thomas
  • Running Time: 4 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1893-1896

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : The Creation, H 21 no 2 :: The Heavens Are Telling
  • Performers: Ann Monoyios (Soprano); Harry van der Kamp (Bass)
  • Conductor: Weil Bruno
  • Ensemble: Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1798.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1798

>Borodin, Alexander : Prince Igor :: Polovtsian Dance [excerpt]
  • Conductor: Emil Tchakarov
  • Running Time: 5 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1869-1887

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Mass in B minor, BWV 232 :: Et resurrexit
  • Conductor: Carlo Giulini
  • Running Time: 4 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1748-1749

>Frank Churchill/ Leigh Ha : Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, film score :: Medley (Whistle While You Work/Heigh-Ho! Heigh Ho!)
  • Conductor: Jerold Ottley
  • Running Time: 4 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1937

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral" :: lV. Allegro assai vivace alla marcia
  • Performers: Dennis O'Neill; Gwynne Howell (Bass); Suzanne Murphy (Soprano); Carolyn Watkinson (Alto)
  • Conductor: Michael Thomas
  • Running Time: 13 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1824