Annotation

All pieces are taken from a 14-hour live radio broadcast by European Broadcasting Union members, transmitted on 18 December 1994 to listeners in 25 countries.

Annotation last modified on 2008-10-23 07:35 UTC.

Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Omnis mundus jucundetur
[anonymous] 0:57
2 O quam mundum
[anonymous] 1:12
3 Joulun kellot
Armas Maasalo 2:36
4 Une jeune pucelle
[traditional] 0:50
5 Messe de Minuit: Christe
Marc‐Antoine Charpentier 2:42
6 Currite pastores
Jan Baptist Verrijt 4:14
7 Vom Himmel hoch...
Johann Sebastian Bach 1:35
8 In dulci jubilo
Johann Sebastian Bach 1:47
9 Ich steh an deiner Krippen hier
Johann Sebastian Bach 1:37
10 Gloria in excelsis Deo
Johann Sebastian Bach 1:16
11 Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht
Franz Xaver Gruber 3:11
12 Glosas sobre el canto llano de la Immaculada Concepcion
Francisco Correa de Arauxo 3:22
13 El pollo
[traditional] 3:00
14 Christmas Mood
Ivan Dubecký 4:07
15 Carols From the Tatra Mountains
[traditional] 7:19
16 Bratří a sestřičky
Petre Rezníček 1:14
17 Nesem vám noviny
Jaroslav Křička 1:47
18 Narodil se Kristus pán
Jaroslav Křička 2:06
19 Flute Quintet in D major, Op. 21 "Christmas Quintet": First movement
Jan Brandts Buys 7:36
20 Barn Jesus i en krybbe lå
Niels Gade 1:44
21 Julen har bragt velsignet bud
Christoph Ernst Friedrich Weyse 2:38
22 Forunderligt at sige
Carl Nielsen 2:37
23 La nativité du Seigneur: Les bergers
Olivier Messiaen 6:08
24 Missa Puer natus est nobis: Sanctus
Thomas Tallis 4:21
25 Ave Maria
Robert Parsons 4:29

Credits

CD 1

composed in:
Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany (1734 – 1735) (track 9)
Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany (1747 – 1749) (track 10)
strings:
flute:
William Bennett (flautist) (track 19)
organ:
Theo Brandmüller (track 23)
choir vocals:
Kantiléna (tracks 16–18)
Thomanerchor (tracks 7–11)
chorus master:
Georg Christoph Biller (tracks 7–11)
Stephen Cleobury (tracks 24–25)
Patrick Marco (track 5)
Stefan Parkman (tracks 20–22)
Olivier Schneebeli (track 4)
Ivan Sedláček (tracks 16–18)
Iris Sundberg (tracks 1–3)
composer:
Johann Sebastian Bach (German Baroque period composer & musician) (tracks 7–10)
Jan Brandts Buys (track 19)
Ivan Dubecký (track 14)
Jaroslav Křička (tracks 17–18)
Robert Parsons (track 25)
Thomas Tallis (track 24)
[anonymous] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 1–2)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 4, 13, 15)
Petr Řezníček (track 16)
Franz Xaver Gruber (1818) (track 11)
Niels Wilhelm Gade (Danish composer) (1859) (track 20)
Armas Maasalo (1914) (track 3)
Carl Nielsen (Danish composer) (1914-02) (track 22)
Olivier Messiaen (1935) (track 23)
conductor:
Reinhard Goebel (track 6)
Miroslav Šmíd (track 14)
lyricist:
Paul Gerhardt (17th century hymn writer) (track 9)
Josef Mohr (1816) (track 11)
Hans Christian Andersen (1832) (track 20)
Bernhard Severin Ingemann (1839) (track 21)
Helmi Auvinen (1897) (track 3)
orchestra:
performer:
Jan Karpiel Group (track 15)
soprano vocals:
Katelijne Van Laethem (Belgian mezzo-soprano) (track 6)
Anne Mertens (track 6)
publisher:
Edition Wilhelm Hansen (1919) (track 22)
part of:
Catalogue of Carl Nielsen’s Works (CNW) (number: CNW 165) (track 22)
Breitkopf 389 Choralgesänge (number: 215) (track 8)
Breitkopf 389 Choralgesänge (number: 263) (track 9)
Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis (number: BWV 368) (track 8)
arrangements:
Choralsatz, BWV 368 "In dulci jubilo" (catch all for arrangements) (track 8)
Silent Night (Geoff Zanelli's arrangement) (track 11)
Stille Nacht (arr. Rutter) (track 11)
Stille Nacht (Mannheim Steamroller arrangement) (track 11)
Stille nacht (arr. Carter) (track 11)
is based on:
Nun freut euch, lieben Christen g’mein (more 'sostenuto' version) (track 9)
is the basis for:
Huron Carol (aka "Twas in the Moon of Wintertime") (track 4)
Jesous Ahatonhia (The Huron Carol) (track 4)
later translated versions:
Astro del ciel (track 11)
Cicha noc (track 11)
Jouluyö, juhlayö (track 11)
Klusa nakts, svēta nakts (Latvian version of German "Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht") (track 11)
Noche de paz (track 11)
Oidhche Shàmhach (track 11)
Oíche Chiúin (Enya’s Irish version of “Silent Night”) (track 11)
Oíche Chiúin (Moya Brennan’s Irish version of “Silent Night”) (track 11)
Silent Night (Young's English translation) (track 11)
Silent Night (track 11)
Silent Night (Katie McMahon’s German/Irish/English version) (track 11)
Silent Night (Méav Ní Mhaolchatha's Irish version) (track 11)
Stilla natt, heliga natt (Swedish translation) (track 11)
きよしこの夜 (清しこの夜 星は光り… “Silent Night” Japanese version) (track 11)
しずけき (静けき真夜中 貧しうまや… “Silent Night” Japanese catholic version) (track 11)
平安夜 (track 11)
later versions:
Stille Nacht (Lechner / Trabitsch) (track 11)
Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht (Peter Schilling) (track 11)
Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht (Die Toten Hosen arrangement) (track 11)
part of:
Missa "Puer natus est nobis" (incomplete, for 7 voices, P. 49) (track 24)
Oh, What a Lovely War! (stage musical) (track 11)
parts:
recording of:
Ave Maria (1994-12-18) (track 25)
Barn Jesus i en krybbe lå (1994-12-18) (track 20)
Bratří a sestřičky (1994-12-18) (track 16)
Carols From the Tatra Mountains (1994-12-18) (track 15)
Choralsatz, BWV 368 "In dulci jubilo" (1994-12-18) (track 8)
Christmas Mood (1994-12-18) (track 14)
Currite pastores (1994-12-18) (track 6)
El pollo (1994-12-18) (track 13)
Forunderligt at sige, CNW 165 (for mixed choir and piano) (1994-12-18) (track 22)
Joulun kellot (1994-12-18) (track 3)
Julen har bragt velsignet bud (1994-12-18) (track 21)
Messe de Minuit: Christe (1994-12-18) (track 5)
Narodil se Kristus pán (1994-12-18) (track 18)
Nesem vám noviny (1994-12-18) (track 17)
O quam mundum (1994-12-18) (track 2)
Omnis mundus jocundetur (1994-12-18) (track 1)
Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht (1994-12-18) (track 11)
Une jeune pucelle (1994-12-18) (track 4)
Vom Himmel hoch... (catch-all for unknown versions) (1994-12-18) (track 7)
referred to in medleys:
version of:
In dulci iubilo (original traditional version in macaronic alteration of medieval German and Latin, use also for unspecified versions) (track 8)

Release

ASIN: US: B000BJGTVE [info]