1 800 222 6872

Christmas Star - Carols for the Christmas Season / Rutter

You may experience problems playing the sound clips on this page. We are aware of this problem and are working on it.
> Good Christian men, rejoice (arr. J. Rutter) - Good Christian men, rejoice
> I wonder as I wander (arr. J. Rutter) - I wonder as I wander
> All my heart this night rejoices - All my heart this night rejoices
> Silent Night (arr. P. Breiner) - Silent Night (Stille Nacht)
> Lo how a rose e'er blooming (Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen) - Lo, how a Rose e'er blooming
> Ding dong! Merrily on high (arr. C. Wood) - Ding dong! merrily on high
> We Three Kings of Orient Are (arr. J. Rutter) - Three kings of Orient
> How great our joy (arr. J. Rutter) - How great our joy
> Angels we have heard on high (arr. J. Rutter) - Angels We Have Heard on High
> Joy to the World (arr. J. Rutter) - Joy to the world
> Away in a Manger (arr. J. Rutter) - Away in a manger
> Un flambeau, Jeannette, Isabelle (arr. J. Rutter) - Un flambeau, Jeannette, Isabelle
> God rest you merry, gentlemen (arr. J. Rutter) - God rest you merry, gentlemen
> What child is this? (arr. J. Rutter) - What child is this?
> 'Twas in the moon of winter time (arr. J. Rutter) - 'Twas in the moon of winter time
> O little one sweet (arr. J.S. Bach) - O little one sweet
> Go, tell it on the mountain (arr. J. Rutter) - Go, tell it on the mountain
> Away in a Manger (arr. J. Rutter) - Away in a manger
> Rise up, shepherd, and follow (arr. J. Rutter) - Rise up shepherd, and follow
> The Christmas Song - The Christmas Song
> We Wish You a Merry Christmas (arr. J. Rutter) - We Wish You a Merry Christmas
> Adeste fideles (O Come All Ye Faithful) (arr. P. Breiner for choir) - O come, all ye faithful

Album Summary

>Traditional, Christmas : Good Christian Men, Rejoice (a.k.a. "All Christians Now Rejoice")
>Niles, John Jacob : I Wonder As I Wander
>Ebeling, Johann Georg : All my heart this night rejoices
>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
>Praetorious, Michael : Musae Sioniae
>Traditional, Christmas : Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French)
>Hopkins, John Henry : We three kings
>Traditional, Christmas : How Great Our Joy, for chorus & organ
>Traditional, Christmas : Angels We Have Heard on High
>Handel, George Frideric : Joy to the World (theme by Handel)
>Murray, James R. : Away in a Manger
>Traditional, Christmas : Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella ("Un flambeau, Jeanette, Isabelle")
>Traditional, Christmas : God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen (English)
>Traditional, Christmas : What Child Is This? (Greensleeves)
>Traditional, French : Twas in the Moon of Wintertime
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : O Jesulein süss, sacred song for voice & continuo (Schemelli Gesangbuch no 203), BWV 493 (BC F234)
>Traditional, Christmas : Go Tell It on the Mountain, Christmas song (American)
>Kirkpatrick, William J. : Away in a manger
>Traditional, Christmas : Rise Up, Shepherd
>Torme, Mel : The Christmas Song
>Traditional, Christmas : We Wish You a Merry Christmas (English)
>Wade, John Francis : O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fideles)
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composers
Notes & Reviews:

Personnel: Jo Maggs, Nancy-Jane Rucker, Mary Mure, Mary Seers , Jocelyn Buxton, Simone Mace, Caroline Ashton, Mary Hitch, Ruth Holton (soprano); David Dunnett, David Leshare Watson, Jeremy Taylor, Harvey Brough (tenor); Russell Watson, Nicholas Jones, Philip Welker, Charles Pott (bass voice).

Recording information: Lady Chapel Of Ely Cathedral.

Although it is a little predictable, the Cambridge Singers & Orchestra' Christmas Star is an entertaining collection of familiar holiday tunes and carols, all professionally performed by the Cambridge Singers. This is good, straight a cappella holiday music and should satisfy fans of that style, even if it isn't an exceptional record. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine



Reviews

There are currently no reviews, be the first one!
Login or Create an Account to write a review
 

Also Purchased



Previous


Next


Works Details

>Traditional, Christmas : Good Christian Men, Rejoice (a.k.a. "All Christians Now Rejoice")
  • Performers: Cambridge Singers & Orchestra; John Rutter (Organ)
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Ensemble: Cambridge Singers
  • Notes: Arranged: John Rutter
  • Running Time: 1 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1853
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Niles, John Jacob : I Wonder As I Wander
  • Performers: Cambridge Singers & Orchestra; John Rutter (Organ)
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Ensemble: Cambridge Singers
  • Notes: Arranged: John Rutter
  • Running Time: 2 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: circa 1925
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Ebeling, Johann Georg : All my heart this night rejoices
  • Performers: Cambridge Singers & Orchestra; John Rutter (Organ)
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Ensemble: Cambridge Singers
  • Running Time: 2 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
  • Performers: Cambridge Singers & Orchestra; John Rutter (Organ)
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Ensemble: Cambridge Singers
  • Notes: Arranged: John Rutter
  • Running Time: 3 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1818
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Praetorious, Michael : Musae Sioniae
  • Performers: Cambridge Singers & Orchestra; John Rutter (Organ)
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Ensemble: Cambridge Singers
  • Running Time: 2 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1600
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional, Christmas : Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French)
  • Performers: Cambridge Singers & Orchestra; John Rutter (Organ)
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Ensemble: Cambridge Singers
  • Running Time: 1 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1588
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Hopkins, John Henry : We three kings
  • Performers: Cambridge Singers & Orchestra; John Rutter (Organ)
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Ensemble: Cambridge Singers
  • Notes: Arranged: John Rutter
  • Running Time: 5 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1857
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional, Christmas : How Great Our Joy, for chorus & organ
  • Performers: Cambridge Singers & Orchestra; John Rutter (Organ)
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Ensemble: Cambridge Singers
  • Notes: Arranged: John Rutter
  • Running Time: 2 min. 10 sec.
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional, Christmas : Angels We Have Heard on High
  • Performers: Cambridge Singers & Orchestra; John Rutter (Organ)
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Ensemble: Cambridge Singers
  • Notes: Arranged: John Rutter
  • Running Time: 2 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1840
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Handel, George Frideric : Joy to the World (theme by Handel)
  • Performers: Cambridge Singers & Orchestra; John Rutter (Organ)
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Ensemble: Cambridge Singers
  • Notes: Arranged: John Rutter
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1742
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Murray, James R. : Away in a Manger
  • Performers: Cambridge Singers & Orchestra; John Rutter (Organ)
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Ensemble: Cambridge Singers
  • Notes: Arranged: John Rutter
  • Running Time: 2 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1877
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional, Christmas : Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella ("Un flambeau, Jeanette, Isabelle")
  • Performers: Cambridge Singers & Orchestra; John Rutter (Organ)
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Ensemble: Cambridge Singers
  • Notes: Arranged: John Rutter
  • Running Time: 2 min. 33 sec.
  • Written: 18th Century
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional, Christmas : God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen (English)
  • Performers: Cambridge Singers & Orchestra; John Rutter (Organ)
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Ensemble: Cambridge Singers
  • Notes: Arranged: John Rutter
  • Running Time: 3 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional, Christmas : What Child Is This? (Greensleeves)
  • Performers: Cambridge Singers & Orchestra; John Rutter (Organ)
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Ensemble: Cambridge Singers
  • Notes: Arranged: John Rutter
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1600
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional, French : Twas in the Moon of Wintertime
  • Performers: Cambridge Singers & Orchestra; John Rutter (Organ)
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Ensemble: Cambridge Singers
  • Notes: Arranged: John Rutter
  • Running Time: 1 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : O Jesulein süss, sacred song for voice & continuo (Schemelli Gesangbuch no 203), BWV 493 (BC F234)
  • Performers: Cambridge Singers & Orchestra; John Rutter (Organ)
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Ensemble: Cambridge Singers
  • Notes: Arranged: J. S. Bach
  • Running Time: 2 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1736
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional, Christmas : Go Tell It on the Mountain, Christmas song (American)
  • Performers: Cambridge Singers & Orchestra; John Rutter (Organ)
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Ensemble: Cambridge Singers
  • Notes: Arranged: John Rutter
  • Running Time: 3 min. 18 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1900
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Kirkpatrick, William J. : Away in a manger :: Cradle Song) (New English Hymnal 22)
  • Performers: Cambridge Singers & Orchestra; John Rutter (Organ)
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Ensemble: Cambridge Singers
  • Notes: Arranged: John Rutter
  • Running Time: 2 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1885
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional, Christmas : Rise Up, Shepherd
  • Performers: Cambridge Singers & Orchestra; John Rutter (Organ)
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Ensemble: Cambridge Singers
  • Notes: Arranged: John Rutter
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1867
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Torme, Mel : The Christmas Song
  • Performers: Cambridge Singers & Orchestra; John Rutter (Organ)
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Ensemble: Cambridge Singers
  • Notes: Arranged: John Rutter
  • Running Time: 4 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1944
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional, Christmas : We Wish You a Merry Christmas (English)
  • Performers: Cambridge Singers & Orchestra; John Rutter (Organ)
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Ensemble: Cambridge Singers
  • Notes: Arranged: John Rutter
  • Running Time: 1 min. 52 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 15th Century
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Wade, John Francis : O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fideles)
  • Performers: Cambridge Singers & Orchestra; John Rutter (Organ)
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Ensemble: Cambridge Singers
  • Notes: Arranged: John Rutter
  • Running Time: 4 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1751
  • Studio/Live: Studio