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Christmas Adagios - Holiday Classics to Touch your Heart

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>Adam, Adolphe : Minuit, Chrétiens "O holy night"
>Kirkpatrick, William J. : Away in a manger
>Torme, Mel : The Christmas Song
>Traditional : O come, O come Emmanuel
>Traditional : Amazing Grace
>Gould, Morton : Serenade of Carols
>     Coventry Carol
>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
>Willis, Richard Storrs : It came upon the midnight clear
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Fantasia on Greensleeves
>Traditional : On Christmas Night "Sussex Carol"
>Hopkins, John Henry : We three kings
>Praetorious, Michael : Musae Sioniae
>     Es ist ein' Ros' entsprungen
>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
>     He shall feed His flock...Come unto Him
>     Pastoral Symphony "Pifa"
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147
>     Jesu bleibet meine Freude "Jesu, joy of man's desiring"
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248
>     no 10, Sinfonia in G major
>Corelli, Arcangelo : Concerti grossi (12), Op. 6
>     no 8 in G minor "Christmas"
>Gounod, Charles : Ave Maria
>Humperdinck, Engelbert : Hänsel und Gretel
>     Abends will ich schlafen gehn "Evening Hymn"
>Berlin, Irving : Holiday Inn
>     White Christmas

Album Summary

>Adam, Adolphe : Minuit, Chrétiens "O holy night"
>Kirkpatrick, William J. : Away in a manger
>Torme, Mel : The Christmas Song
>Traditional : O come, O come Emmanuel
>Traditional : Amazing Grace
>Gould, Morton : Serenade of Carols
>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
>Willis, Richard Storrs : It came upon the midnight clear
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Fantasia on Greensleeves
>Traditional : On Christmas Night "Sussex Carol"
>Hopkins, John Henry : We three kings
>Praetorious, Michael : Musae Sioniae
>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248
>Corelli, Arcangelo : Concerti grossi (12), Op. 6
>Gounod, Charles : Ave Maria
>Humperdinck, Engelbert : Hänsel und Gretel
>Berlin, Irving : Holiday Inn
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Works Details

>Adam, Adolphe : Minuit, Chrétiens "O holy night"
  • Performers: Café (Percussion); Bill Douglas (Piano); Eddie Gomez (Double Bass); Emily Mitchell (Harp); Dave Samuels (Vibraphone); Richard Stoltzman (Clarinet); Jeremy Wall (Keyboards)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Kirkpatrick, William J. : Away in a manger
  • Performer: Maya Irvine (Voice)
  • Ensemble: Canadian Brass
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Torme, Mel : The Christmas Song
  • Performer: Steve Erquiaga (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1946
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional : O come, O come Emmanuel
  • Performers: Café (Percussion); Dave Douglas (Piano); Eddie Gomez (Double Bass); Emily Mitchell (Harp); Dave Samuels (Vibraphone); Richard Stoltzman (Clarinet); Jeremy Wall (Keyboards)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 15th Century
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional : Amazing Grace
  • Performers: Café (Percussion); Bill Douglas (Piano); Eddie Gomez (Double Bass); Emily Mitchell (Harp); Dave Samuels (Vibraphone); Richard Stoltzman (Clarinet); Jeremy Wall (Keyboards)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 26 sec.
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Gould, Morton : Serenade of Carols :: Coventry Carol
  • Conductor: Morton Gould
  • Ensemble: New Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1949
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
  • Conductor: Morton Gould
  • Ensemble: RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1818
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Willis, Richard Storrs : It came upon the midnight clear
  • Conductor: Morton Gould
  • Ensemble: RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Fantasia on Greensleeves
  • Conductor: Morton Gould
  • Ensemble: Morton Gould Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1934
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional : On Christmas Night "Sussex Carol"
  • Performers: Johnny Cunningham (Fiddle); Brian Dunning (Flute); Micheal O'Domhnaill (Guitar); Micheal O'Domhnaill (Piano); Micheal O'Domhnaill (Whistle)
  • Ensemble: Nightnoise
  • Running Time: 3 min. 57 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Hopkins, John Henry : We three kings
  • Ensemble: Canadian Brass
  • Running Time: 2 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Praetorious, Michael : Musae Sioniae :: Es ist ein' Ros' entsprungen
  • Ensemble: Canadian Brass
  • Running Time: 2 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1609
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: He shall feed His flock...Come unto Him
  • Performers: Café (Percussion); Bill Douglas (Piano); Eddie Gomez (Double Bass); Emily Mitchell (Harp); Dave Samuels (Vibraphone); Richard Stoltzman (Clarinet); Jeremy Wall (Keyboards)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1742
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147 :: Jesu bleibet meine Freude "Jesu, joy of man's desiring"
  • Performer: John De Lancie (Oboe)
  • Conductor: Eugene Ormandy
  • Ensemble: Philadelphia Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1723
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 :: no 10, Sinfonia in G major
  • Performer: James Galway (Flute)
  • Conductor: James Galway
  • Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1734-1735
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Pastoral Symphony "Pifa"
  • Conductor: Thomas Beecham
  • Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1742
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Corelli, Arcangelo : Concerti grossi (12), Op. 6 :: no 8 in G minor "Christmas"
  • Conductor: Robert Salter
  • Ensemble: Guildhall String Ensemble
  • Running Time: 4 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1708-1712
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Gounod, Charles : Ave Maria
  • Performer: James Galway (Flute)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1859
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Humperdinck, Engelbert : Hänsel und Gretel :: Abends will ich schlafen gehn "Evening Hymn"
  • Conductor: Arthur Fiedler
  • Ensemble: Boston Pops
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1893
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Berlin, Irving : Holiday Inn :: White Christmas
  • Performer: Alfred Krips (Violin)
  • Conductor: Arthur Fiedler
  • Ensemble: Boston Pops
  • Running Time: 2 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1942
  • Studio/Live: Studio