Christmas at Downton Abbey

Christmas at Downton Abbey

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Evoking the themes and spirit of the popular British television series, Christmas at Downton Abbey is a two-disc set featuring holiday music inspired by the show and its characters. Including an exclusive seasonal suite from composer John Lunn that incorporates elements from his iconic title theme, the collection also contains vocal

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Evoking the themes and spirit of the popular British television series, Christmas at Downton Abbey is a two-disc set featuring holiday music inspired by the show and its characters. Including an exclusive seasonal suite from composer John Lunn that incorporates elements from his iconic title theme, the collection also contains vocal performances from cast members Elizabeth McGovern (Lady Cora), Julian Ovenden (Charles Blake), who each provide solo pieces then duet together on "The First Noel." There is also a special reading of "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" by the richly baritoned cast member Jim Carter (Mr. Carson). The rest of the collection is largely made up of classical and choral selections by the Choir of King's College, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Alexander Lazarev, and more. Full of uplifting warmth and the kind of thrilling opulence befitting the fictional Crawley family and their servants, fans will find Christmas at Downton Abbey to be a fine seasonal companion to this much-loved show.

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From the Publisher
Christmas At Downton Abbey is the official festive collection from the much loved, award-winning television series, Downton Abbey. Transport yourself back to a simpler time and enjoy this two CD collection of well-known carols and hymns, which have been carefully curated to evoke the Christmas At Downton Abbey spirit. Christmas At Downton Abbey brings together the ultimate classic carols & hymns collection plus seven exclusive new recordings of traditional carols from Downton Abbey cast members Elizabeth McGovern (Lady Cora) and Julian Ovenden (Charles Blake) plus a special, spoken word Christmas story read by Jim Carter (Mr. Carson). Added to this the Downton Abbey composer John Lunn has written a new & exclusive extended seasonal suite version of the Downton Abbey theme music, part 1 & part 2 open each disc.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/17/2014
Label:
Warner Bros / Wea
UPC:
0825646206193
catalogNumber:
546252
Rank:
3629

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Part 1
  2. O Holy Night
  3. It Came upon a Midnight Clear
  4. The First Noël
  5. The Sussex Carol
  6. Twelve Days of Christmas
  7. Silent Night
  8. We Wish You a Merry Christmas
  9. In the Bleak Midwinter
  10. O Little Town of Bethlehem
  11. Once in Royal David's City
  12. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
  13. O Come, All Ye Faithful
  14. Kyrie
  15. Ding Dong! Merrily on High
  16. Good King Wenceslas
  17. While Shepherds Watched
  18. Away in a Manger
  19. In dulci jubilo
  20. Panis angelicus
  21. 1st movement
  22. Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
  23. 'Twas the Night Before Christmas

Disc 2

  1. Part 2
  2. Joy to the World
  3. God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen
  4. Angels from the Realms of Glory
  5. Hallelujah
  6. The Holly and the Ivy
  7. Go Tell It on the Mountain
  8. March
  9. O Tannenbaum
  10. I Saw Three Ships
  11. When Christ Was Born of Mary Free
  12. Adam Lay y-Bounden
  13. The First Nowell
  14. We Three Kings of Orient Are
  15. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
  16. I Sing the Birth
  17. Noël sur les instruments
  18. Nouvelles, nouvelles
  19. Chantons Noël, menons joyeuse vie
  20. The Three Kings
  21. O Thou that Tellest Good Tidings to Zion
  22. 3rd movement

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Thomas Hampson   Baritone (Vocal)
Kiri Te Kanawa   Soprano (Vocal)
Boston Camerata   Choir, Chorus
Concentus Musicus Wien   Ensemble
Choir of King's College, Cambridge   Choir, Chorus
Taverner Consort   Ensemble
Andrew Parrott   Conductor
Claudio Scimone   Conductor
Il Giardino Armonico   Ensemble
Nikolaus Harnoncourt   Conductor
Sam Jenkins   Tenor (Vocal)
Libera   Boy's Choir
Bolshoi Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Katie Marshall   Vocals
William Christie   Conductor
Carleton Etherington   Organ
Elizabeth McGovern   Vocals
I Solisti Veneti   Ensemble
Alexander Lazarev   Conductor
Julian Ovenden   Vocals
Arts Florissants Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Arnold Schoenberg Choir   Choir, Chorus
Taverner Choir   Choir, Chorus
Arts Florissants Chorus   Choir, Chorus
Rodolfus Choir   Choir, Chorus
Tewkesbury Abbey Schola Cantorum   Choir, Chorus
Jim Carter   Recitation
Budapest Choral Voices   Choir, Chorus
Budapest City Orchestra   Performing Ensemble

Technical Credits

Adolphe Adam   Composer
Pierre Certon   Composer
Marc-Antoine Charpentier   Composer
Arcangelo Corelli   Composer
Peter Cornelius   Composer
Edward Elgar   Composer
César Franck   Composer
George Frideric Handel   Composer
Felix Mendelssohn   Composer
Hubert Parry   Composer
Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky   Composer
Antonio Vivaldi   Composer
Henry John Gauntlett   Composer
Franz Gruber   Composer
William James Kirkpatrick   Composer
John Francis Wade   Composer
Richard Storrs Willis   Composer
Harold Darke   Composer
Boris Ord   Composer
John Lunn   Composer
John Henry Hopkins   Composer
Christmas Traditional   Composer
Henry Livingston   Composer
Lewis Redner   Composer
Nicholas Martin   Composer
Dan Waite   Concept

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Christmas at Downton Abbey 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
js1 More than 1 year ago
Beautiful album! A classic!