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Album Summary

>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : An der schonen, blauen Donau, Op. 314
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Morgenblätter, Op. 279
>Newton, John : Amazing Grace
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Wiener Blut
>Traditional, German : Kein schoner Land in dieser Zeit
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Kaiserwaltzer Waltz, Op. 437
>Traditional, French : Sur le pont d'Avignon, Provencal folk song
>Traditional, German : Der Mond ist aufgegangen, song
>Traditional, Italian : Tiritomba
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Tritsch-Tratsch Polka, Op. 214
>Sieczynski, Rudolf : Wien, du Stadt meiner Traume (Vienna, City of My Dreams) ("Wien, Wien, nur du allein")
>Traditional, German : Zwa sterndal am himmel
>Stolz, Robert : Im Prater blüh'n wieder die Bäume
>Traditional, Christmas : Deck the Halls (Welsh)
>Handel, George Frideric : Joy to the World (theme by Handel)
>Brahms, Johannes : Songs (5) for voice & piano, Op. 49
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In 1498, half a millenium ago, Emperor Maximilian I moved his court and court musicians from Innsbruck to Vienna. He gave specific instructions for there to be six boys among his musicians. For want of a foundation charter, historians have settled on 1498 as the official foundation date of the Vienna Hofmusikkapelle and the Vienna Choir Boys. The choir sang exclusively for the court, at mass, at rivate concerts and on state occasions. Today there are 95 choristers between age 10 and 14, divided into four touring choirs. The choir sings at Mass in the Imperial Chapel every Sunday, as they have done since 1498.



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Works Details

>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : An der schönen, blauen Donau, Op. 314
  • Running Time: 5 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1867

>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Morgenblätter, Op. 279
  • Running Time: 3 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1868

>Newton, John : Amazing Grace
  • Notes: Composition written: 1779.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1779

>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Wiener Blut
  • Running Time: 5 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1873

>Traditional, German : Kein schöner Land in dieser Zeit
  • Running Time: 1 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Kaiserwaltzer Waltz, Op. 437
  • Running Time: 7 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1889

>Traditional, French : Sur le pont d'Avignon, Provençal folk song
  • Running Time: 2 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Traditional, German : Der Mond ist aufgegangen, song
  • Running Time: 2 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Traditional, Italian : Tiritomba
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Form: Vocal

>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Tritsch-Tratsch Polka, Op. 214
  • Running Time: 2 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1858

>Sieczynski, Rudolf : Wien, du Stadt meiner Träume (Vienna, City of My Dreams) ("Wien, Wien, nur du allein")
  • Running Time: 2 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1913

>Traditional, German : Zwa sterndal am himmel
  • Running Time: 1 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Stolz, Robert : Im Prater blüh'n wieder die Bäume
  • Running Time: 3 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1916

>Traditional, Christmas : Deck the Halls (Welsh)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 3 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1784

>Handel, George Frideric : Joy to the World (theme by Handel)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1742

>Brahms, Johannes : Songs (5) for voice & piano, Op. 49 :: Wiegenlied, Op. 49/4
  • Running Time: 1 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1868