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Silent Nights / Lanza, Fiedler, Galway, Anderson, et al

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>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night

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>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
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Notes & Reviews:

This CD contains both DDD and ADD recordings.

Personnel: Benita Valente (soprano); Mario Lanza , Sergio Franchi (tenor); Emily Mitchell (harp); James Galway (flute); Richard Stoltzman (clarinet); Fred Mills , Ronald Romm (trumpet); David Ohanian , Graeme Page (French horn); Eugene Watts (trombone); Charles Daellenbach (tuba); Franz Rupp (piano); William Whitehead, John Grady, Stewart Wille (organ, bells); Virgil Fox (organ); Jeremy Wall (keyboards); Café (percussion).

Recording information: 1926-1997.

"Silent Night" may arguably be the most treasured holiday song of the late 20th century. And if not, it's definitely in the running. Silent Nights certainly acknowledges this, offering an entire disc of "Silent Night" renditions performed by a wide variety of performers: everyone from the Vienna Choir Boys and the Canadian Brass to the Philadelphia Orchestra and Chorus and Sergio Franchi. The music is primarily classical -- no Bing Crosby here. It's perhaps most interesting to see how each respective performer approaches the all-time favorite. ~ Jason Birchmeier


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>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
  • Performers: Marian Anderson (Alto); Franz Rupp (Piano); Robert Shaw
  • Conductor: Robert Shaw
  • Ensemble: The Orchestra
  • Notes: Arranged: Robert Russell Bennett
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1818
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio