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Carol / James Litton, American Boychoir

Album Summary

>Traditional : Carol of the Bells
>Mason, Lowell : Joy to the World
>Traditional : Lully, lulla, thow littel tyne child "Coventry Carol"
>Fraser, Donald : This Christmastide "Jessye's Carol"
>Holst, Gustav : Christmas Day, H 109
>Traditional : Deck the hall
>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
>Adam, Adolphe : Minuit, Chretiens "O holy night"
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing"
>Traditional : What child is this?
>Kirkpatrick, William J. : Away in a manger
>Wade, John Francis : Adeste fideles
>Traditional : We wish you a merry Christmas
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composers
Notes & Reviews:

The American Boychoir tackles seasonal classics including "Joy to the World," "Deck the Halls," "Away in a Manger" and "O Come, All Ye Faithful" on Carol, a collection recommended to aficionados of choral music. ~ Jason Ankeny



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Works Details

>Traditional : Carol of the Bells
  • Performer: Frank Della Penna (Carillon)
  • Conductor: James Litton
  • Ensemble: American Boychoir
  • Running Time: 2 min. 10 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Mason, Lowell : Joy to the World
  • Conductor: James Litton
  • Ensemble: Albemarle Consort of Voices
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 19th Century
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional : Lully, lulla, thow littel tyne child "Coventry Carol"
  • Conductor: James Litton
  • Ensemble: American Boychoir
  • Running Time: 6 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 16th Century
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Fraser, Donald : This Christmastide "Jessye's Carol"
  • Conductor: James Litton
  • Ensemble: American Boychoir
  • Running Time: 6 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Holst, Gustav : Christmas Day, H 109
  • Performer: Frank Della Penna (Carillon)
  • Conductor: James Litton
  • Ensemble: Albemarle Consort of Voices
  • Running Time: 6 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1910
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional : Deck the hall
  • Conductor: James Litton
  • Ensemble: Albemarle Consort of Voices
  • Running Time: 2 min. 11 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
  • Conductor: James Litton
  • Ensemble: American Boychoir
  • Running Time: 4 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1818
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Adam, Adolphe : Minuit, Chrétiens "O holy night"
  • Conductor: James Litton
  • Ensemble: Albemarle Consort of Voices
  • Running Time: 6 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing"
  • Conductor: James Litton
  • Ensemble: Albemarle Consort of Voices
  • Running Time: 3 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1840
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional : What child is this?
  • Performers: David Cramer (Flute); Mark Gigliotti (Bassoon); John Hood (Double Bass); Louis Rosenblatt (English Horn); Barbara Simpson (Harp); William Stokking (Cello); David Wetherhill (French Horn)
  • Conductor: James Litton
  • Ensemble: American Boychoir
  • Running Time: 7 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 16th Century
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Kirkpatrick, William J. : Away in a manger
  • Conductor: James Litton
  • Ensemble: Albemarle Consort of Voices
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Wade, John Francis : Adeste fideles
  • Performer: Frank Della Penna (Carillon)
  • Conductor: James Litton
  • Ensemble: Albemarle Consort of Voices
  • Running Time: 6 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1782
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional : We wish you a merry Christmas
  • Conductor: James Litton
  • Ensemble: American Boychoir
  • Running Time: 1 min. 53 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio