Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 I Wonder as I Wander
John Jacob Niles 2:21
2 Villancico De Navidad
Agustín Barrios Mangoré 3:06
3 O Little Town of Bethlehem
[unknown] 3:36
4 Hänsel und Gretel: Children’s Prayer
Engelbert Humperdinck 3:46
5 Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming
[unknown] 4:06
6 The Coventry Carol
[unknown] 1:52
7 Good People All, This Christmastide
[unknown] 3:22
8 Watt’s Cradle Hymn
Isaac Watts 6:01
9 Concerto Grosso in G minor, op. 6 no. 8 “Christmas Concerto”: VI. Pastorale ad libitum: Largo
Arcangelo Corelli 4:13
10 O Tannenbaum
[unknown] 1:36
11 It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
Edmund Sears 2:55
12 Concerto in F minor for Violin and Orchestra, op. 8 “L’Inverno”: Largo
Antonio Vivaldi 2:39
13 Ave Maria
Franz Schubert 4:44
14 Requiem, op. 48: Pie Jesu
Gabriel Fauré 3:41
15 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: LIX "Ich steh’ an deiner Krippen hier" (I Stand Here by Thy Crib)
Johann Sebastian Bach 1:10
16 Lullay My Liking
Gustav Holst 4:28
17 What Child Is This? (Greensleeves)
[unknown] 4:47
18 O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
[unknown] 3:34
19 Silent Night
[unknown] 4:36
20 Wiegenlied op. 49, no. 4 “Guten Abend, gute Nacht”
Johannes Brahms 1:43
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Messiah, HWV 56: Hallelujah Chorus
Georg Friedrich Händel 4:00
2 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Charles Wesley 3:12
3 Cantique de Nöel (O Holy Night)
Adolphe Adam 3:53
4 Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
Johann Sebastian Bach 3:21
5 Carol of the Drum (Little Drummer Boy)
Katherine K. Davis 2:35
6 Vespers of the Blessed Virgin: Deus in Adjutorium
Claudio Monteverdi 2:13
7 Gloria in D major, RV 589: Laudemus Te
Antonio Vivaldi 2:37
8 German Dance, K. 605, no. 3 “The Sleigh Ride”
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 2:34
9 Deck the Halls With Boughs of Holly
[unknown] 1:06
10 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Charles Wesley 2:44
11 Gesù Bambino
Pietro Yon 4:23
12 O Come, All Ye Faithful
John Francis Wade 3:37
13 The First Noel
[unknown] 3:36
14 Ding Dong! Merrily on High
[unknown] 2:03
15 The Nutcracker Ballet, op. 71: March (Act I)
Пётр Ильич Чайковский 2:16
16 Exsultate, Jubilate, K. 165: I. Allegro (Exsultate)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 4:55
17 Canzon Septimi Toni no. 2
Giovanni Gabrieli 2:50
18 Historia der Geburt Jesu Christi: Die Menge Der Engel (The Hosts of Angels)
Heinrich Schütz 2:01
19 Joy to the World
Lowell Mason 1:13
20 Once, in Royal David’s City
Henry John Gauntlett 2:37
21 O Sanctissima (O du fröhliche)
[unknown] 3:30
22 Angels We Have Heard on High
[unknown] 2:44
23 Magnificat in D major, BWV 243: Magnificat
Johann Sebastian Bach 3:04

Credits

CD 1

composed in:
Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany (1734 – 1735) (track 15)
organ:
E. Power Biggs (track 16)
additional composer:
Michael Praetorius (composer and organist) (track 5)
choir vocals:
Gregg Smith Singers (track 16)
Texas Boys Choir (track 16)
composer:
Johann Sebastian Bach (German Baroque period composer & musician) (track 15)
Agustín Barrios Mangoré (composer aka Agustín Barrios and Agustín Pio Barrios) (track 2)
Arcangelo Corelli (track 9)
Engelbert Humperdinck (German composer) (track 4)
[anonymous] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 5)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 17)
Franz Xaver Gruber (1818) (track 19)
Johannes Brahms (1868) (track 20)
Lewis Henry Redner (1868) (track 3)
Gabriel Fauré (French composer) (1886 – 1900) (track 14)
Gustav Holst (1916) (track 16)
conductor:
Richard Kapp (conductor) (track 9)
Andrew Parrott (track 1)
Gregg Smith (choral conductor) (track 16)
Leonard Bernstein (American composer and conductor) (1970-10-22) (track 4)
Helmuth Rilling (1984-04 – 1984-07) (track 15)
dedicated to:
Bertha Faber (track 20)
lyricist:
Paul Gerhardt (17th century hymn writer) (track 15)
Georg Scherer (track 20)
Edmund Sears (track 11)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 20)
Josef Mohr (1816) (track 19)
William Chatterton Dix (1865) (track 17)
Phillips Brooks (1868) (track 3)
mezzo-soprano vocals:
orchestra:
New York Philharmonic (1970-10-22) (track 4)
Bach‐Collegium Stuttgart (1984-04 – 1984-07) (track 15)
soprano vocals:
Emily Van Evera (track 1)
Eileen Farrell (track 11)
translator:
John Freeman Young (1859) (track 19)
Theodore Baker (1894) (track 5)
premiered at:
[concert] (1869-12-22) (track 20)
recorded at:
David Geffen Hall (Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts) in Manhattan, New York, New York, United States (1970-10-22) (track 4)
part of:
A thematic catalogue of Gustav Holst's music (number: H. 129) (track 16)
Breitkopf 389 Choralgesänge (number: 263) (track 15)
arrangements:
5 Lieder, op. 49: Nr. 4. Wiegenlied (catch-all for arrangements) (track 20)
Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming (arr. Blackwell) (track 5)
Lo, how a rose (track 5)
Midnight Clear (track 11)
O Little Town of Bethlehem (Mannheim Steamroller arrangement) (track 3)
Requiem, op. 48: IV. Pie Jesu (catch-all for arrangements) (track 14)
Requiem, op. 48: Pie Jesu (for saxophone and orchestra, Bauch) (track 14)
Silent Night (Damien Rice song) (track 19)
Silent Night (arr. Rutter) (track 19)
Silent Night (arr. Rose) (track 19)
Silent Night, Holy Night (arranged by Malcolm Sargent) (track 19)
What Child Is This (Vince Guaraldi adaptation) (track 17)
What Child Is This? (arr. Parker/Shaw) (track 17)
What Child Is This? (for Sara Stevens) (track 17)
Wiegenlied (for piano, Cortot) (track 20)
Wiegenlied (for violin and piano, Spalding) (track 20)
ブラームスの子守歌 (translated) (track 20)
has revision:
What Child Is This? (Trans-Siberian Orchestra version) (track 17)
is based on:
Nun freut euch, lieben Christen g’mein (more 'sostenuto' version) (track 15)
is the basis for:
Close Your Eyes (track 20)
Holy Night (track 19)
later parody versions:
Silent Night (track 19)
Silent Night (track 19)
later translated versions:
Berceuse de Brahms (French version (a.k.a. "Bonne nuit").) (track 20)
Kas ir šis bērns (Latvian version of English "What Child Is This?") (track 17)
Lullaby (track 20)
Pār mazo ciemu ielejā (Latvian version of "It Came Upon the Midnight Clear") (track 11)
Tu mazā, klusā Betlēme (Latvian version of "O Little Town of Bethlehem") (track 3)
later versions:
Forest Green (lyrics of "O Little Town of Bethlehem" set to a different tune, the traditional carol as sung in the UK and in the Episcopal church in the US) (track 3)
Little Town (Cliff Richard carol -- the traditional words set to new music) (track 3)
O Little Town of Bethlehem (Kenneth Jennings arrangement) (track 3)
O' Little Town of Bethlehem (Bob Dylan arrangement) (track 3)
Silent Night (Elvis Presley version) (track 19)
Silent Night (Lindner version) (track 19)
Wiegenlied (for piano solo, Grainger) (track 20)
part of:
4 Choruses, op. 34 (track 16)
5 Lieder, op. 49 (track 20)
Requiem, op. 48 (track 14)
recording of:
5 Lieder, op. 49: Nr. 4. Wiegenlied (for voice and piano) (track 20)
It Came Upon the Midnight Clear (carol version) (track 11)
Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming (English version of "Es ist ein Ros entsprungen") (track 5)
O Little Town of Bethlehem (traditional carol sung in the US to the tune of "St. Louis", cf. the version commonly sung to the hymn tune "Forest Green" in the UK) (track 3)
Silent Night (track 19)
What Child Is This? (track 17)
Hänsel und Gretel: Abendsegen (1970-10-22) (track 4)
referred to in medleys:
Christmas Medley (Bing Crosby version) (track 3)
Megamix 2 (It Must Be Christmas) (track 19)
Mix 3 (The Best Xmas Party Ever!) (track 19)
Noëls pour cordes (tracks 3, 11, 19)
translated version of:
Es ist ein Ros entsprungen (Praetorius' harmonisation) (track 5)
version of:
Greensleeves (track 17)
Lullay, Mine Liking (track 16)
St. Louis (track 3)

CD 2

composed in:
Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany (1728 – 1731) (track 23)
premiered in:
Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany (1733-07-02) (track 23)
additional composer:
Charles Wood (Irish composer) (track 14)
arranger:
Lucien Cailliet (track 4)
choir vocals:
chorus master:
Richard P. Condie (track 1)
composer:
Thoinot Arbeau (Artist name of Jehan Tabourot ("Orchesographie")) (track 14)
Johann Sebastian Bach (German Baroque period composer & musician) (tracks 4, 23)
Charles Wood (Irish composer) (track 14)
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (1741) (track 1)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (classical composer) (1789) (track 8)
Adolphe Adam (1847) (track 3)
conductor:
Eugene Ormandy (track 1)
Helmuth Rilling (track 23)
Leonard Bernstein (American composer and conductor) (1965-10-12) (track 8)
Eugene Ormandy (1968-05) (track 4)
lyricist:
orchestra:
New York Philharmonic (1965-10-12) (track 8)
The Philadelphia Orchestra (1968-05) (track 4)
producer:
Hans Joachim Daub (producer) (track 23)
tenor vocals:
Plácido Domingo (track 3)
Luciano Pavarotti (track 3)
vocals:
writer:
Placide Cappeau (track 3)
recorded at:
Manhattan Center in New York, New York, United States (1965-10-12) (track 8)
Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany (1979-02 – 1979-04) (track 23)
arrangement of:
arrangements:
Cantique de Noël (O Holy Night) (Mannheim Steamroller arrangement) (track 3)
Cosmic Chorale (track 4)
Ding Dong! Merrily on High (arr. Willcocks) (track 14)
is based on:
Minuit, chrétiens (track 3)
is the basis for:
神様 見てよ (track 4)
later parody versions:
later translated versions:
Ding Dong! Merrily on High (Finnish) (track 14)
Ding dong (track 14)
Oi jouluyö (track 3)
Oi, jouluyö (track 3)
later versions:
O Holy Night (track 3)
Wholly Night Swing (track 3)
part of:
recording of:
Cantique de Noël "Minuit chrétiens" (French original of "O Holy Night") (track 3)
Kantate, BWV 147 "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben": Teil II, X. Choral "Jesus bleibet meine Freude" (Jesu, Joy of Mans Desiring; catch-all for arrangements) (1968-05) (track 4)
referred to in medleys:
Megamix 4 (It Must Be Christmas) (track 14)

Release

ASIN: US: B00006L3OY [info]