20 Centuries of Hits

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
As the title suggests, Rhino's 20 Centuries of Hits collects some of the most memorable sacred, traditional, and contemporary songs -- from "The First Delphic Hymn to Apollo" to the Kingsmen's "Louie Louie." Atrium Musicae de Madrid performs "Epitaph of Seiklos," "Hymn to the Muse," and other sacred pieces from ancient Greece, and the Monks of Ampleford Abbey sing "Ave Maris Stella," "Hymn to the Virgin Mary," and "Te Deum Laudamus." Alfred Deller & the Deller Consort contribute "Gloria From 'Notre Dame Mass'" and "Greensleeves," while Bing Crosby's "Star Dust" and Paul Robeson's version of "The Old Folks at Home Swannee River" bring the listener into more modern ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
As the title suggests, Rhino's 20 Centuries of Hits collects some of the most memorable sacred, traditional, and contemporary songs -- from "The First Delphic Hymn to Apollo" to the Kingsmen's "Louie Louie." Atrium Musicae de Madrid performs "Epitaph of Seiklos," "Hymn to the Muse," and other sacred pieces from ancient Greece, and the Monks of Ampleford Abbey sing "Ave Maris Stella," "Hymn to the Virgin Mary," and "Te Deum Laudamus." Alfred Deller & the Deller Consort contribute "Gloria From 'Notre Dame Mass'" and "Greensleeves," while Bing Crosby's "Star Dust" and Paul Robeson's version of "The Old Folks at Home Swannee River" bring the listener into more modern times. 20 Centuries of Hits does an admirable job of highlighting two millennia of music history, and is worthwhile for anyone looking for an overview of popular music's evolution.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/19/1999
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227546823
  • Catalog Number: 75468

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 First Delphic Hymn to Apollo - Atrium Musicae de Madrid (4:53)
  2. 2 Epitaph of Seikilos - Atrium Musicae de Madrid (1:54)
  3. 3 Hymn To The Muse - Atrium Musicae de Madrid (0:58)
  4. 4 Hymne chretienne d'Oxyrhynchus - Atrium Musicae de Madrid (1:31)
  5. 5 Te Deum Laudamus - The Monks Of Ampleforth Abbey (3:58)
  6. 6 Alleluia Oculis @@Iegor Reznikoff (2:08)
  7. 7 Pange Lingua Gloriosi Praelium Certaminis @@Choir Of The Monks Of The Abbey Saint-Pierre De Solesmes (5:28)
  8. 8 Verbum caro factum est, villancico @@Schola Des Klosters Montserrat (5:02)
  9. 9 Urbs Ierusalem Beata, hymn - The Monks Of Ampleforth Abbey (2:30)
  10. 10 Ave Maris Stella - The Monks Of Ampleforth Abbey (2:51)
  11. 11 Hymn To The Virgin Mary - The Monks Of Ampleforth Abbey (2:45)
  12. 12 Victimae paschali laudes @@Chorus Of The Cathedral Of Fribourg (1:50)
  13. 13 Entrada del temps clar @@Clemencic Consort (2:45)
  14. 14 Edi Beo Thu, Hevene Queene, carol (English) - Johanna Rose (3:33)
  15. 15 Gloria - Alfred Deller & the Deller Consort (4:30)
  16. 16 Quam pulcra es, antiphon for 3 voices, MB 44 - Musica Antiqua Vienna (2:38)
  17. 17 Greensleeves, folk song @@Deller Consort (3:22)
  18. 18 Barbara Allen, folk song - Susan Reed (4:05)
  19. 19 St. James Hospital - Pete Seeger (2:56)
  20. 20 Old Folks at Home, for voice & piano - Paul Robeson (3:16)
  21. 21 Amazing Grace - Southern California Community Choir (10:49)
  22. 22 Stardust - Bing Crosby (2:47)
  23. 23 Louie Louie - The Kingsmen (2:43)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Pete Seeger Track Performer
James Cleveland Track Performer
Bing Crosby Track Performer
Paul Robeson Track Performer
Aretha Franklin Track Performer
The Kingsmen Track Performer
Susan Reed Track Performer
Alfred Deller & the Deller Consort Track Performer
Southern California Community Choir Track Performer
Anonymous 4 Ensemble
Ruth Cunningham Track Performer
Marsha Genensky Track Performer
Susan Hellauer Track Performer
Johanna Rose Track Performer
Saint Pierre de Solesmes Abbey Monks' Choir Choir, Chorus
The Monks Of Ampleforth Abbey Track Performer
Monks of Ampleforth Abbey Ensemble
Deller Consort Ensemble
Clemencic Consort Ensemble
Dom Joseph Gajard Conductor
Atrium Musicae de Madrid Ensemble, Track Performer
Technical Credits
Pete Seeger Contributor
Bing Crosby Contributor
Paul Robeson Contributor
Harold Bronson Executive Producer
Hugh Brown Art Direction
Alfred Deller & the Deller Consort Director
Bob Fisher Remastering
John Newton Composer
Ruth Cunningham Contributor
Marsha Genensky Contributor
Susan Hellauer Contributor
Johanna Rose Contributor
David Gorman Liner Notes
René Clemencic Director
Gregorio Paniagua Director
Cary Ginell Liner Notes
Iegor Reznikoff Contributor
Alfred Deller Director
Gregori Estrada Director
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