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The Jessye Norman Collection - A Christmas Collection

Album Summary

>Traditional, Christmas : O come, o come, Emmanuel (Veni, veni, Emmanuel), carol
>Gauntlett, Henry John : Once in Royal David's City, carol
>Traditional, Christmas : Unto Us Is Born A Son (Puer nobis nascitur; Piae Cantiones, 1582)
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing"
>Traditional, Christmas : Good Christian Men, Rejoice (a.k.a. "All Christians Now Rejoice")
>Adam, Adolphe : Cantique de Noel for voice & orchestra ("Minuit, Chretiens," "O Holy Night")
>Traditional, Christmas : The Holly and the Ivy (English)
>Traditional, Christmas : See amid the winter's snow
>Traditional, Christmas : I Saw Three Ships, carol
>Fraser, Donald : This Christmastide (Jessye's Carol)
>Traditional, Christmas : Coventry Carol (2)
>Holst, Gustav : In the bleak mid-winter
>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
>Traditional, Christmas : Angels We Have Heard on High
>Hopkins, John Henry : We three kings
>Handel, George Frideric : Joy to the World (theme by Handel)
>Wade, John Francis : O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fideles)
>Traditional : Amen
>Smart, Henry Thomas : Angels from the Realms of Glory
>Traditional, Christmas : The First Nowell (English)
>Willis, Richard Storrs : It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
>Kirkpatrick, William J. : Away in a manger
>Schulz, Johann Abraham Peter : Ihr Kinderlein kommet (O Come, Little Children)
>Hymnal, New English : Of the Father's heart begotten (Tune
>Traditional, Christmas : Mary Had a Baby
>Traditional, Christmas : Es ist ein Ros entsprungen (Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming) (Alte geistliche Kirchengesang 1599)
>Traditional, Christmas : Puer Natus in Bethlehem (Piae Cantiones)
>Schubert, Franz : Ave Maria
>Traditional, Christmas : Sing We Now of Christmas (Noel Nouvelet)
>Traditional, Christmas : Work(s)
>Anonymous : Ballade de Jesus-Christ
>Traditional Spiritual : There Is a Balm in Gilead, spiritual
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>Traditional, Christmas : O come, o come, Emmanuel (Veni, veni, Emmanuel), carol
  • Performer: Jessye Norman
  • Conductor: Robert DeCormier
  • Ensemble: Empire Chamber Ensemble
  • Running Time: 5 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 12th Century

>Gauntlett, Henry John : Once in Royal David's City, carol
  • Performer: Jessye Norman
  • Conductor: Robert DeCormier
  • Ensemble: Empire Chamber Ensemble
  • Running Time: 1 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1850

>Traditional, Christmas : Unto Us Is Born A Son (Puer nobis nascitur; Piae Cantiones, 1582)
  • Performer: Jessye Norman
  • Conductor: Robert DeCormier
  • Ensemble: Empire Chamber Ensemble
  • Running Time: 1 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 13th Century

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing"
  • Performer: Jessye Norman
  • Conductor: Robert DeCormier
  • Ensemble: Empire Chamber Ensemble
  • Notes: Composition written: 1840.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1840

>Traditional, Christmas : Good Christian Men, Rejoice (a.k.a. "All Christians Now Rejoice")
  • Performer: Jessye Norman
  • Conductor: Robert DeCormier
  • Ensemble: Empire Chamber Ensemble
  • Running Time: 1 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: circa 1853

>Adam, Adolphe : Cantique de Noël for voice & orchestra ("Minuit, Chrétiens," "O Holy Night")
  • Performer: Jessye Norman
  • Conductor: Robert DeCormier
  • Ensemble: Empire Chamber Ensemble
  • Running Time: 3 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1851

>Traditional, Christmas : The Holly and the Ivy (English)
  • Performer: Jessye Norman
  • Conductor: Robert DeCormier
  • Ensemble: Empire Chamber Ensemble
  • Running Time: 2 min. 49 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1710

>Traditional, Christmas : See amid the winter's snow
  • Performer: Jessye Norman
  • Conductor: Robert DeCormier
  • Ensemble: Empire Chamber Ensemble
  • Running Time: 3 min. 16 sec.

>Traditional, Christmas : I Saw Three Ships, carol
  • Performer: Jessye Norman
  • Conductor: Robert DeCormier
  • Ensemble: Empire Chamber Ensemble
  • Notes: Manhattan Centre Studios, NY (11/26/1934-11/28/1934)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: circa 1666

>Fraser, Donald : This Christmastide (Jessye's Carol)
  • Performer: Jessye Norman
  • Conductor: Robert DeCormier
  • Ensemble: Empire Chamber Ensemble
  • Running Time: 5 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas

>Traditional, Christmas : Coventry Carol (2) :: "Lully, Lulla, Thou Little Tiny Child"
  • Performer: Jessye Norman
  • Conductor: Robert DeCormier
  • Ensemble: Empire Chamber Ensemble
  • Running Time: 3 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1498

>Holst, Gustav : In the bleak mid-winter
  • Performer: Jessye Norman
  • Conductor: Robert DeCormier
  • Ensemble: Empire Chamber Ensemble
  • Running Time: 5 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1904-1905

>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
  • Performer: Jessye Norman
  • Conductor: Robert DeCormier
  • Ensemble: Empire Chamber Ensemble
  • Running Time: 4 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1818

>Traditional, Christmas : Angels We Have Heard on High
  • Performer: Jessye Norman
  • Conductor: Robert DeCormier
  • Ensemble: Empire Chamber Ensemble
  • Running Time: 1 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1840

>Hopkins, John Henry : We three kings
  • Performer: Jessye Norman
  • Conductor: Robert DeCormier
  • Ensemble: Empire Chamber Ensemble
  • Running Time: 2 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1857

>Handel, George Frideric : Joy to the World (theme by Handel)
  • Performer: Jessye Norman
  • Conductor: Robert DeCormier
  • Ensemble: Empire Chamber Ensemble
  • Running Time: 1 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1742

>Wade, John Francis : O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fideles)
  • Performer: Jessye Norman
  • Conductor: Robert DeCormier
  • Ensemble: Empire Chamber Ensemble
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1751

>Traditional : Amen
  • Performer: Jessye Norman
  • Conductor: Robert DeCormier
  • Ensemble: Empire Chamber Ensemble
  • Running Time: 3 min. 12 sec.
  • Form: Vocal

>Smart, Henry Thomas : Angels from the Realms of Glory
  • Performers: Gerre Hancock (Organ); Timothy Smith (Organ); Jessye Norman
  • Conductor: David Robertson
  • Running Time: 3 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1867

>Traditional, Christmas : The First Nowell (English)
  • Performers: Gerre Hancock (Organ); Timothy Smith (Organ); Jessye Norman
  • Conductor: David Robertson
  • Running Time: 3 min. 41 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1823

>Willis, Richard Storrs : It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
  • Performers: Harry Huff (Organ); Jessye Norman
  • Running Time: 4 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1850

>Kirkpatrick, William J. : Away in a manger :: Cradle Song) (New English Hymnal 22)
  • Performer: Jessye Norman
  • Conductor: David Robertson
  • Running Time: 1 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1885

>Schulz, Johann Abraham Peter : Ihr Kinderlein kommet (O Come, Little Children)
  • Performers: Gerre Hancock (Organ); Harry Huff (Organ); Sara Cutler (Harp); Jessye Norman
  • Conductor: David Robertson
  • Running Time: 1 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Hymnal, New English : Of the Father's heart begotten (Tune :: Divinum Mysterium), no 33
  • Performer: Jessye Norman
  • Conductor: David Robertson
  • Running Time: 1 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Traditional, Christmas : Mary Had a Baby
  • Performer: Jessye Norman
  • Conductor: David Robertson
  • Running Time: 2 min. 34 sec.
  • Written: circa 1830-1840

>Traditional, Christmas : Es ist ein Ros entsprungen (Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming) (Alte geistliche Kirchengesäng 1599)
  • Performers: Gerre Hancock (Organ); Timothy Smith (Organ); Jessye Norman
  • Conductor: David Robertson
  • Running Time: 3 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: circa 1599

>Traditional, Christmas : Puer Natus in Bethlehem (Piae Cantiones)
  • Performers: Gerre Hancock (Organ); Timothy Smith (Organ); Jessye Norman
  • Conductor: David Robertson
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Vocal

>Schubert, Franz : Ave Maria
  • Performers: Harry Huff (Organ); Sara Cutler (Harp); Jessye Norman
  • Running Time: 6 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1825

>Traditional, Christmas : Sing We Now of Christmas (Noel Nouvelet)
  • Performers: Gerre Hancock (Organ); Timothy Smith (Organ); Harry Huff (Organ); Jessye Norman
  • Conductor: David Robertson
  • Running Time: 2 min. 42 sec.
  • Form: Christmas

>Traditional, Christmas : Work(s) :: A Christmas Garland
  • Performers: Gerre Hancock (Organ); Jessye Norman
  • Conductor: David Robertson
  • Running Time: 4 min. 8 sec.
  • Form: Christmas

>Anonymous : Ballade de Jesus-Christ
  • Performer: Jessye Norman
  • Conductor: David Robertson
  • Running Time: 2 min. 21 sec.

>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
  • Performers: Gerre Hancock (Organ); Jessye Norman
  • Conductor: David Robertson
  • Running Time: 4 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1818

>Traditional Spiritual : There Is a Balm in Gilead, spiritual
  • Performers: Gerre Hancock (Organ); Timothy Smith (Organ); Jessye Norman
  • Conductor: David Robertson
  • Running Time: 4 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Wade, John Francis : O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fideles)
  • Performers: Gerre Hancock (Organ); Timothy Smith (Organ); Harry Huff (Organ); Jessye Norman
  • Conductor: David Robertson
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1751