Carols and Christmas Songs

Carols and Christmas Songs

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by Bryn Terfel
     
 

The holidays conjure images of crackling fires, luminous trees, family gatherings, and warm baked treats. This season, Welsh bass-baritone Bryn Terfel provides the accompaniment to this joyful time with his new release Carols and Christmas Songs.

The highlight of the new album is a duet of "White Christmas" with the legendary Bing Crosby. The vocals were

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The holidays conjure images of crackling fires, luminous trees, family gatherings, and warm baked treats. This season, Welsh bass-baritone Bryn Terfel provides the accompaniment to this joyful time with his new release Carols and Christmas Songs.

The highlight of the new album is a duet of "White Christmas" with the legendary Bing Crosby. The vocals were taken from the original recording as performed by Bing Crosby With The Ken Darby Singers & John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra. Terfel then focuses on his favorite traditional songs of the season including "O Holy Night," "In the Bleak Midwinter," and "Away in a Manger." Tenor Rolando Villazón joins Terfel in a performance of "El Nacimiento," while Welsh harpist Catrin Finch duets on "Silent Night" and "What Child is This."

"Music is always a constant background accompaniment, and such an integral part of the festive period," says Terfel. "How excited I was at the prospect of recording some of these wonderful songs, especially knowing that the Welsh repertoire would also find its way onto the list." As a bonus, Terfel recorded an extra disc of songs from his native Wales. He invited two Welsh singers and songwriters to contribute: Gwarw Edwards sings a duet with Bryn, and Caryl Parry Jones has new Christmas songs for Bryn. Also included as guests are the chorus Côrdydd and the Nidus Children's Choir. From the Label

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/02/2010
Label:
Deutsche Grammophon
UPC:
0028947787686
catalogNumber:
001491472

Tracks

  1. Nadolig pwy a wyr, for chorus  - Ryan Davies  - Ute Fesquet  - Merle Kersten  -  Welsh National Opera Orchestra  - Bryn Terfel  - Catrin Finch  - Catrin Finch  - Tecwyn Evans
  2. In the Bleak Midwinter, for chorus & organ, H. 73  - Gustav Holst  - Ute Fesquet  - Merle Kersten  -  Welsh National Opera Orchestra  - Bryn Terfel  - Mack Wilberg  - Simon B. Jones  - Tecwyn Evans
  3. What Child Is This? (Greensleeves)  - Christmas Traditional  - Ute Fesquet  - Chris Hazell  - Merle Kersten  -  Welsh National Opera Orchestra  - Bryn Terfel  - Catrin Finch  - Tecwyn Evans
  4. Tua Bethlem Dref  - Edward Arthur  - Ute Fesquet  - Chris Hazell  - Merle Kersten  -  Welsh National Opera Orchestra  - Bryn Terfel  - Wil Ifan  -  Only Men Aloud  - Tim Rhys-Evans  - Gwawr Edwards  - Jacob David  - Mary Jones  - Tecwyn Evans
  5. Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht (Silent Night)  - Franz Gruber  - Ute Fesquet  - Chris Hazell  - Merle Kersten  -  Welsh National Opera Orchestra  - Bryn Terfel  - Catrin Finch  - Daniel John Davies  - Tecwyn Evans
  6. Away in a manger (Tune: Cradle Song) (New English Hymnal 22)  - William James Kirkpatrick  - William Williams  - Ute Fesquet  - Merle Kersten  -  Welsh National Opera Orchestra  - Bryn Terfel  - Christian Jenkins  - Mack Wilberg  -  Nidus Children's Choir  - Tecwyn Evans
  7. Still, Still, Still (Stille, stille, stille) (Austrian)  - Christmas Traditional  - Ute Fesquet  - Merle Kersten  -  Welsh National Opera Orchestra  - Bryn Terfel  -  Cordydd  - Mack Wilberg  - John Ogwen  - Sioned James  - Tecwyn Evans
  8. O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fidelis)  - John Francis Wade  - Ute Fesquet  - Merle Kersten  -  Welsh National Opera Orchestra  - Bryn Terfel  -  Cordydd  - Mack Wilberg  - Sioned James  - Tecwyn Evans
  9. Cantique de Noël for voice & orchestra "O Holy Night"  -  Adolphe Adam  - Ute Fesquet  - Chris Hazell  - Merle Kersten  -  Welsh National Opera Orchestra  - Bryn Terfel  - John Sullivan Dwight  -  Cordydd  - Sioned James  - Tecwyn Evans
  10. In the Bleak Midwinter, for chorus & organ, H. 73  - Gustav Holst  - Ute Fesquet  - Merle Kersten  -  Welsh National Opera Orchestra  - Christina Rossetti  - Bryn Terfel  - Mack Wilberg  - Tecwyn Evans
  11. Still, Still, Still (Stille, stille, stille) (Austrian)  - Christmas Traditional  - Ute Fesquet  - Merle Kersten  -  Welsh National Opera Orchestra  - Stewart Spencer  - Bryn Terfel  -  Cordydd  - Mack Wilberg  - Sioned James  - Tecwyn Evans
  12. White Christmas, song (from "Holiday Inn")  - Irving Berlin  - Bing Crosby  - Ute Fesquet  - Chris Hazell  - Merle Kersten  -  Ken Darby Singers  - John Scott Trotter  -  John Scott Trotter Orchestra
  13. O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fidelis)  - John Francis Wade  - Ute Fesquet  - Merle Kersten  -  Welsh National Opera Orchestra  - Bryn Terfel  - Frederick Oakeley  -  Cordydd  - Mack Wilberg  - Sioned James  - Tecwyn Evans
  14. What Child Is This? (Greensleeves)  - Christmas Traditional  - Ute Fesquet  - Chris Hazell  - Merle Kersten  -  Welsh National Opera Orchestra  - Bryn Terfel  - Catrin Finch  - William Chatterton Dix  - Tecwyn Evans
  15. The Wexford Carol ("Good People All, This Christmastime") (Enniscorthy Carol) (Irish)  - Christmas Traditional  - Ute Fesquet  - Chris Hazell  - Merle Kersten  -  Welsh National Opera Orchestra  - Bryn Terfel  - Tecwyn Evans
  16. Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht (Silent Night)  - Franz Gruber  - Ute Fesquet  - Chris Hazell  - Merle Kersten  -  Welsh National Opera Orchestra  - Bryn Terfel  - Catrin Finch  - John Freeman Young  - Tecwyn Evans
  17. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (for the film Meet Me in St. Louis)  -  Ralph Blane  - Ute Fesquet  - Chris Hazell  - Merle Kersten  -  Welsh National Opera Orchestra  - Bryn Terfel  -  Hugh Martin  - Tecwyn Evans
  18. Mary's Little Boy Child, song  - Jester Hairston  - David Cullen  - Ute Fesquet  - Merle Kersten  -  Welsh National Opera Orchestra  - Bryn Terfel  -  Cordydd  - Sioned James  - Tecwyn Evans
  19. O Jesulein süss, for chorus  - Samuel Scheidt  - Ute Fesquet  - Chris Hazell  - Merle Kersten  -  Welsh National Opera Orchestra  - Stewart Spencer  - Bryn Terfel  -  Cordydd  - Sioned James  - Tecwyn Evans
  20. Away in a manger (Tune: Cradle Song) (New English Hymnal 22)  - William James Kirkpatrick  - Ute Fesquet  - Merle Kersten  -  Welsh National Opera Orchestra  - Bryn Terfel  - Mack Wilberg  - Tecwyn Evans
  21. Shepherd's Pipe Carol  - John Rutter  - Ute Fesquet  - Chris Hazell  - Merle Kersten  -  Welsh National Opera Orchestra  - Bryn Terfel  -  Cordydd  - Sioned James  - Tecwyn Evans

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