Christmas Adagios: Holiday Classics to Touch Your Heart and Soul

Christmas Adagios: Holiday Classics to Touch Your Heart and Soul

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The rather lengthily named Christmas Adagios: Holiday Classics to Touch Your Heart and Soul features a diverse array of Christmas instrumentals, spanning Richard Stoltzman's contemporary readings of "O Holy Night," "He Shall Feed His Flock," and "O Come Immanuel" to the Boston Pops' lush,See more details below

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The rather lengthily named Christmas Adagios: Holiday Classics to Touch Your Heart and Soul features a diverse array of Christmas instrumentals, spanning Richard Stoltzman's contemporary readings of "O Holy Night," "He Shall Feed His Flock," and "O Come Immanuel" to the Boston Pops' lush, traditional-sounding interpretations of "White Christmas" and "Children's Prayer." The Canadian Brass bring a stately grace to "We Three Kings," "Lo How a Rose E'er Blooming," and "Away in a Manger," while Steve Erquiaga's solo acoustic guitar rendition of "The Christmas Song" and Nightnoise's flute and fiddle-driven "Sussex Carol" have a more intimate, contemporary feel. Performances from James Galway and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra round out this collection, which unites classical, new age, Celtic, and jazz elements into a sophisticated, gently festive album.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/08/2002
Label:
Rca
UPC:
0090266397228
catalogNumber:
63972

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Tracks

  1. Cantique de Noël for voice & orchestra "O Holy Night"  - David Samuels
  2. Away in a manger (Tune: Cradle Song) (New English Hymnal 22)  -  Canadian Brass
  3. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)  - Steve Erquiaga
  4. O come, O come, Emmanuel (Veni, veni, emmanuel), carol  - David Samuels
  5. Amazing Grace  - David Samuels
  6. Coventry Carol / The Holly and the Ivy  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra
  7. Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht (Silent Night)  -  RCA Symphony Orchestra
  8. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear  -  RCA Symphony Orchestra
  9. Fantasia on Greensleeves, for harp, flute & strings (arranged by R. Gre  - Morton Gould
  10. Sussex Carol ("On Christmas Night")  -  Nightnoise
  11. We Three Kings of Orient Are  -  Canadian Brass
  12. Es ist ein Ros entsprungen (Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming), instrumental  -  Canadian Brass
  13. He Shall Feed His Flock  - David Samuels
  14. Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring @@Philadelphia Orchestra
  15. Sinfonia  -  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  16. Pastoral Symphony  -  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  17. Pastorale ad libitum: Largo  -  Guildhall String Ensemble
  18. Meditation on Prelude No. 1 of Bach, for violin or cello & piano with o  - James Galway
  19. Children's Prayer  -  Boston Pops Orchestra
  20. White Christmas, song (from "Holiday Inn")  -  Boston Pops Orchestra

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Morton Gould   Conductor
Arthur Fiedler   Conductor
Bill Douglas   Piano,Electric Piano
Nightnoise   Ensemble
Richard Stoltzman   Clarinet
Steve Erquiaga   Guitar
Eddie Gomez   Bass
Jeremy Wall   Keyboards
James Galway   Flute,Conductor,Harp
Canadian Brass   Ensemble
Thomas Beecham   Conductor
Emily Mitchell   Harp
Eugene Ormandy   Conductor
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Boston Pops Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Johnny Cunningham   Fiddle
Mícheál Ó Domhnaill   Guitar,Piano,Human Whistle
Brian Dunning   Flute,Alto Flute
Barry Griffiths   Leader
Guildhall String Ensemble   Ensemble
David Samuels   Percussion,Marimbas,Vibes
New Philharmonia Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Alfred Krips   Violin
RCA Victor Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Morton Gould & His Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Robert Salter   Leader
Café   Percussion
John de Lancie   Oboe

Technical Credits

Ralph Vaughan Williams   Composer
Mason   Arranger
Wall   Arranger
R. Peter Munves   Liner Notes,Executive Producer,Essay
Gould   Arranger
Robert Salter   Director

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