Christmas Meditation

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  • Release Date: 11/16/2010
  • Label: Capriccio
  • UPC: 845221070735
  • Catalog Number: 7073
  • Sales rank: 322,407

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Ave Maria, for voice & piano (after Bach's Prelude No. 1 from the Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1) - Charles Gounod & Simhaha Chamber Collegium (2:49)
    Composed byCharles Gounod
    Performed bySimhaha Chamber Collegium
  2. 2 Maria durch ein Dornwald ging, carol (Blest Mary Wanders through the Thorn) - Dresden Kreuzchor & Christmas Traditional (3:24)
    Composed byChristmas Traditional
    Conducted byMartin Flämig
    Performed byDresden Kreuzchor, Martin Flämig
  3. 3 Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Pastorale - George Frideric Handel & Michael Erxleben (2:53)
    Composed byGeorge Frideric Handel
    Conducted byMichael Erxleben
    Performed byMichael Erxleben, New Berlin Chamber Orchestra
  4. 4 Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in F minor ("L'inverno," The Four Seasons; "Il cimento" No. 4), Op. 8/4, RV 297: Largo - Antonio Vivaldi & Janos Balint (2:16)
    Composed byAntonio Vivaldi
  5. 5 Süsser die Glocken nie klingen, carol (Austrian) - Jochen Kowalski & Christmas Traditional (2:36)
    Composed byChristmas Traditional
    Conducted byFrank Böhme
    Performed byJochen Kowalski, Frank Böhme
  6. 6 Sonata for flute & keyboard in E flat major, BWV 1031: Siciliano - Johann Sebastian Bach & Reinhold Friedrich (2:12)
    Composed byJohann Sebastian Bach
  7. 7 Pueri Concinite - Johann Franz von Herbeck & Peter Marschik (4:08)
    Composed byJohann Franz von Herbeck, Johann Ritter von Herbeck
    Conducted byPeter Marschik
    Performed byPeter Marschik, The Vienna Boys' Choir
  8. 8 Concerto Grosso in F minor ("Christmas Concerto "), Op. 1/8: Pastorale - Pietro Antonio Locatelli & Michael Erxleben (3:43)
    Composed byPietro Antonio Locatelli
    Conducted byMichael Erxleben
    Performed byMichael Erxleben, New Berlin Chamber Orchestra
  9. 9 Sacrae Symphoniae: No. 6: Sonata pian e forte for 8 parts - Giovanni Gabrieli & Edward H. Tarr (4:38)
    Composed byGiovanni Gabrieli
    Conducted byEdward H. Tarr
    Performed byEdward H. Tarr
  10. 10 Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: He Shall Feed His Flock - George Frideric Handel & Peter Marschik (4:36)
    Composed byGeorge Frideric Handel
    Conducted byPeter Marschik
    Performed byPeter Marschik, Charles Humphries, Academy Of London
  11. 11 Nun komm der Heiden Heiland (II), chorale prelude for organ (Achtzehn Choräle No. 8), BWV 659 (BC K82) - Johann Sebastian Bach & Matthias Eisenberg (4:34)
    Composed byJohann Sebastian Bach
  12. 12 Concerto for harp, 2 oboes, 2 horns & string orchestra in A major: Larghetto - Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf & Budapest Strings (7:26)
    Composed byKarl Ditters von Dittersdorf
  13. 13 Heil'ge Nacht auf Engelsschwingen - Thomanerchor Leipzig & Christmas Traditional (2:51)
    Composed byChristmas Traditional
    Conducted byHans-Joachim Rotzsch
    Performed byThomanerchor Leipzig, Hans-Joachim Rotzsch
  14. 14 Divertimento da camera No. 5 for violin (or flute or recorder) & continuo in B flat major, Op. 7/5: Lento dolce - Giovanni Bononcini & Dresden Baroque Soloists (2:29)
    Composed byGiovanni Bononcini
  15. 15 Es ist ein Ros entsprungen (Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming), for chorus - Michael Praetorius & Peter Marschik (2:52)
    Composed byMichael Praetorius
    Conducted byPeter Marschik
    Performed byPeter Marschik, The Vienna Boys' Choir
  16. 16 Concerto for 2 violins, cello, strings & continuo in D Minor ("L'estro armonico" No. 11), Op. 3/11, RV 565: Siciliano - Antonio Vivaldi & János Rolla (2:59)
    Composed byAntonio Vivaldi
    Conducted byJános Rolla
    Performed byJános Rolla, Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra
Disc 2
  1. 1 Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air - Johann Sebastian Bach & German Bach Soloists (4:26)
    Composed byJohann Sebastian Bach
    Conducted byHelmut Winschermann
    Performed byHelmut Winschermann
  2. 2 Kindelein zart, von guter Art - Michael Praetorius & Thomanerchor Leipzig (2:04)
    Composed byMichael Praetorius
    Conducted byHans-Joachim Rotzsch
    Performed byThomanerchor Leipzig, Hans-Joachim Rotzsch
  3. 3 Concerto Grosso in C major, Op. 3/12 "Christmas Pastorale": Pastorale - Francesco Manfredini & Michael Erxleben (4:07)
    Composed byFrancesco Manfredini
    Conducted byMichael Erxleben
    Performed byMichael Erxleben, New Berlin Chamber Orchestra
  4. 4 Jesu, meines Herzens Freud', chorale setting for 4 voices, BWV 361 (BC F117.1) - Johann Sebastian Bach & Hartwig Eschenburg (3:06)
    Composed byJohann Sebastian Bach
    Conducted byHartwig Eschenburg
    Performed byHartwig Eschenburg, Rostocker Motettenchor
  5. 5 Harp Concerto in B flat major, Op.4/6, HWV 294: 2. Larghetto - George Frideric Handel & Budapest Strings (4:02)
    Composed byGeorge Frideric Handel
  6. 6 Sonata for trumpet & organ in G major: Lento - Jean-Baptiste Loeillet (of London) & Birgit Fauseweh (2:48)
    Composed byJean-Baptiste Loeillet (of London)
  7. 7 Oh, Jesulein zart - Thomanerchor Leipzig & Christmas Traditional (2:17)
    Composed byChristmas Traditional
    Conducted byHans-Joachim Rotzsch
    Performed byThomanerchor Leipzig, Hans-Joachim Rotzsch
  8. 8 Sonata for recorder in E minor: Siciliano - Francesco Barsanti & Dresden Baroque Soloists (1:51)
    Composed byFrancesco Barsanti
  9. 9 Serse (Xerxes), opera, HWV 40: Largo - George Frideric Handel & Budapest Strings (3:02)
    Composed byGeorge Frideric Handel
    Conducted byBela Banfalvi
    Performed byBela Banfalvi
  10. 10 Stille, stille laßt uns lauschen - Dresden Kreuzchor & Christmas Traditional (3:12)
    Composed byChristmas Traditional
    Conducted byMartin Flämig
    Performed byDresden Kreuzchor, Martin Flämig
  11. 11 Sonata No 8 in C major: Andante espressivo - Giovanni Battista Pescetti & Andrea Vigh (5:05)
    Composed byGiovanni Battista Pescetti
  12. 12 Concerto Grosso in G minor ("Christmas Concerto"), Op. 6/8: Grave - Arcangelo Corelli & Birgit Fauseweh (2:43)
    Composed byArcangelo Corelli
  13. 13 Cantata No. 143, "Lobe den Herrn, meine Seele" (doubtful), BWV 143 (BC T99): Choral: Du Friedenfürst, Herr Jesu Christ - Johann Sebastian Bach & Thomanerchor Leipzig (2:23)
    Composed byJohann Sebastian Bach
    Conducted byHans-Joachim Rotzsch
    Performed byThomanerchor Leipzig, Hans-Joachim Rotzsch
  14. 14 Concerto for recorder, flute, strings & continuo in E minor, TWV 52:e1: Largo - Georg Philipp Telemann & Cappella Coloniensis (3:45)
    Composed byGeorg Philipp Telemann
    Conducted byGeorg Fischer
    Performed byGeorg Fischer
  15. 15 Fra Holbergs tid (From Holberg’s Time), for string orchestra ("Holberg Suite"), Op. 40: Air. Andante religioso - Edvard Grieg & Budapest Strings (6:40)
    Composed byEdvard Grieg
    Conducted byBela Banfalvi
    Performed byBela Banfalvi
  16. 16 Weihnachtsoratorium (Christmas Oratorio), in six parts, BWV 248 (BC D7): Aria: Schließe, meine Herze ... Choral: Wie soll i - Johann Sebastian Bach & Concerto Köln (6:23)
    Composed byJohann Sebastian Bach
    Conducted byRalf Otto
    Performed byMonica Groop, Ralf Otto, Frankfurt Vocal Ensemble
Disc 3
  1. 1 Concerto pastorale for strings & harpsichord in G major: 1. Larghetto - Johann Melchior Molter & Michael Erxleben (1:22)
    Composed byJohann Melchior Molter
    Conducted byMichael Erxleben
    Performed byMichael Erxleben, New Berlin Chamber Orchestra
  2. 2 Dies est laetitiae (Piae Cantiones) - Capella Gregoriana & Christmas Traditional (3:10)
    Composed byChristmas Traditional
    Performed byCapella Gregoriana
  3. 3 Concerto à cinque, for oboe, 2 violins, viola, cello & continuo No. 3 in B flat major, Op. 7/3, (T. 7/3): Adagio - Tomaso Albinoni & Budapest Strings (3:02)
    Composed byTomaso Albinoni
    Conducted byBela Banfalvi
    Performed byBela Banfalvi
  4. 4 Vesperae solennes de confessore for soloists, chorus & orchestra, K. 339: Laudate Dominum - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Jeunesses Musicales de France Choir (4:08)
    Composed byWolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Conducted byIván Fischer
    Performed byJeunesses Musicales de France Choir, Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra, Iván Fischer, Maria Zadori
  5. 5 Water Music Suite No.1 for orchestra in F major, HWV 348: Air - George Frideric Handel & Budapest Strings (3:35)
    Composed byGeorge Frideric Handel
    Conducted byBela Banfalvi
    Performed byBela Banfalvi
  6. 6 Schlaf, Mein Kindelein - Michael Praetorius & Thomanerchor Leipzig (3:05)
    Composed byMichael Praetorius
    Conducted byHans-Joachim Rotzsch
    Performed byThomanerchor Leipzig, Hans-Joachim Rotzsch
  7. 7 Prelude and Fugue, for organ in C minor, BWV 546 (BC J12, 53, 69): Prelude - Johann Sebastian Bach & Andrea Vigh (1:47)
    Composed byJohann Sebastian Bach
  8. 8 Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in F minor ("L'inverno," The Four Seasons; "Il cimento" No. 4), Op. 8/4, RV 297: Largo - Antonio Vivaldi & Budapest Strings (2:16)
    Composed byAntonio Vivaldi
    Conducted byBela Banfalvi
    Performed byBela Banfalvi
  9. 9 O admirabile commercium, Christmas Motet - Gregorian Chant & Capella Gregoriana (2:10)
    Composed byGregorian Chant, Christmas Traditional
    Performed byCapella Gregoriana
  10. 10 Concerto for flute, strings & continuo in E minor: Andante - Pierre-Gabriel Buffardin & Dresden Baroque Soloists (3:34)
    Composed byPierre-Gabriel Buffardin
  11. 11 Unser liebe Frauen Traum (Our Dear Lady's Dream), sacred song for chorus, Op. 138/4 - Max Reger & Dresden Kreuzchor (2:19)
    Composed byMax Reger
    Conducted byMartin Flämig
    Performed byDresden Kreuzchor, Martin Flämig
  12. 12 Concerto for flute, harp & orchestra in C major, K. 299 (K. 297c): 2. Andantino - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Concerto Köln (7:46)
    Composed byWolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  13. 13 Laudate pueri ("O praise the Lord"), motet for female chorus & organ in E flat major, Op. 39/2 - Felix Mendelssohn & Dresden Kreuzchor (5:23)
    Composed byFelix Mendelssohn
    Conducted byMartin Flämig
    Performed byDresden Kreuzchor, Martin Flämig
  14. 14 Concerto Grosso in G minor ("Christmas Concerto"), Op. 6/8: Allegro - Pastorale - Arcangelo Corelli & Michael Erxleben (5:03)
    Composed byArcangelo Corelli
    Conducted byMichael Erxleben
    Performed byMichael Erxleben, New Berlin Chamber Orchestra
  15. 15 Weihnachtsoratorium (Christmas Oratorio), in six parts, BWV 248 (BC D7): Aria: Flößt, mein Heiland, flößt dein Namen - Johann Sebastian Bach & Concerto Köln (5:34)
    Composed byJohann Sebastian Bach
    Conducted byRalf Otto
    Performed byRalf Otto, Ruth Ziesak
  16. 16 Concerto for organ (or harpsichord), 2 horns, strings & continuo in E flat major, H. 446, Wq. 35: Adagio sostenuto - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach & Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Chamber Orchestra (7:40)
    Composed byCarl Philipp Emanuel Bach
    Conducted byHartmut Haenchen
    Performed byCarl Philipp Emanuel Bach Chamber Orchestra, Hartmut Haenchen
Disc 4
  1. 1 Canon in D major, instrumental arrangement - Johann Pachelbel & New Bach Collegium Musicum Leipzig (4:20)
    Composed byJohann Pachelbel
    Conducted byMax Pommer
    Performed byMax Pommer
  2. 2 Ecce virgo concipiet - Jacobus Handl (Gallus) & Regensburger Domspatzen (1:34)
    Composed byJacobus Handl (Gallus)
    Conducted byRoland Buchner
    Performed byRegensburger Domspatzen, Roland Buchner
  3. 3 Sacrae Symphoniae: No. 3: Canzon septimi toni for 8 parts - Giovanni Gabrieli & Edward H. Tarr (3:23)
    Composed byGiovanni Gabrieli
    Conducted byEdward H. Tarr
    Performed byEdward H. Tarr
  4. 4 Ave Maria (II), motet for chorus in F major, WAB 6 - Anton Bruckner & Dresden Kreuzchor (3:22)
    Composed byAnton Bruckner
    Conducted byMartin Flämig
    Performed byDresden Kreuzchor, Martin Flämig
  5. 5 Abendlied, for chorus, Op. 69/3 - Joseph Rheinberger & Andreas Juffinger (3:59)
    Composed byJoseph Rheinberger
  6. 6 Cantique de Noël for voice & orchestra "O Holy Night" - Adolphe Adam & WDR Rundfunkchor Köln (3:23)
    Composed byAdolphe Adam
    Conducted byHelmuth Frischauer
    Performed byWDR Rundfunkchor Köln, David Cordier, Helmuth Frischauer
  7. 7 Concerto for oboe (or violin), strings & continuo in G minor (reconstruction), BWV 1056R: Largo - Johann Sebastian Bach & Janos Balint (2:58)
    Composed byJohann Sebastian Bach
  8. 8 Die Kindheit Jesu, oratorio for voices, chorus & orchestra, HW14/2: Hirtenlied - Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach & Das Kleine Konzert (2:04)
    Composed byJohann Christoph Friedrich Bach
    Conducted byHermann Max
    Performed byHermann Max, Rheinische Kantorei
  9. 9 Overture à la Pastorelle, suite for strings & continuo in F major, TWV 55:F7: [Excerpt] - Georg Philipp Telemann & Capella Savaria (4:46)
    Composed byGeorg Philipp Telemann
    Conducted byPál Németh
    Performed byPál Németh
  10. 10 Ich steh an deiner Krippen hier, for voice & continuo (Schemelli Gesangbuch No. 195), BWV469 - Johann Sebastian Bach & Peter Dicke (1:29)
    Composed byJohann Sebastian Bach
    Performed byAxel Köhler
  11. 11 Organ Concerto in F major, Op.4/4, HWV 292: Andante - George Frideric Handel & Budapest Strings (7:03)
    Composed byGeorge Frideric Handel
  12. 12 Jesu, du mein habstes Leben, chorale setting for 4 voices BWV 356 (BC F113) - Johann Sebastian Bach & Hartwig Eschenburg (2:52)
    Composed byJohann Sebastian Bach
    Conducted byHartwig Eschenburg
    Performed byHartwig Eschenburg, Rostocker Motettenchor
  13. 13 Fantasia Ottava - Vincenzo Galilei & Jurgen Rost (3:13)
    Composed byVincenzo Galilei
  14. 14 Gott hat dich, Maria, erwählt - Anonymous & Regensburger Domspatzen (1:30)
    Composed byAnonymous, Christmas Traditional
    Conducted byRoland Buchner
    Performed byRegensburger Domspatzen, Roland Buchner
  15. 15 Concerto Grosso in B minor, Op.6/12, HWV 330: Aria - Larghetto - George Frideric Handel & New Bach Collegium Musicum Leipzig (3:25)
    Composed byGeorge Frideric Handel
    Conducted byMax Pommer
    Performed byMax Pommer
  16. 16 Weihnachtsoratorium (Christmas Oratorio), in six parts, BWV 248 (BC D7): Aria: Schafe, mein Liebster - Johann Sebastian Bach & Concerto Köln (9:25)
    Composed byJohann Sebastian Bach
    Conducted byRalf Otto
    Performed byMonica Groop, Ralf Otto
Disc 5
  1. 1 Suite No. 4 for orchestra in G major ("Mozartiana"), Op. 61: Preghiera - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & Neville Marriner (3:44)
    Composed byPeter Ilich Tchaikovsky
    Conducted byNeville Marriner
    Performed byNeville Marriner, hr_Sinfonieorchester (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orc
  2. 2 Deutsche Messe (German Mass), for mixed chorus, wind ensemble & organ, D. 872: Heilig, heilig - Franz Schubert & Men of the MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Chorus (3:32)
    Composed byFranz Schubert
    Conducted byJörg-Peter Weigle
    Performed byMen of the MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Chorus, Jörg-Peter Weigle
  3. 3 Heilige Nacht - Johann Friedrich Reichardt & Jochen Kowalski (1:56)
    Composed byJohann Friedrich Reichardt
    Conducted byFrank Böhme
    Performed byJochen Kowalski, Frank Böhme
  4. 4 Weihnachtsoratorium (Christmas Oratorio), in six parts, BWV 248 (BC D7): Sinfonia (Hirtensinfonie) - Johann Sebastian Bach & Concerto Köln (5:34)
    Composed byJohann Sebastian Bach
    Conducted byRalf Otto
    Performed byRalf Otto
  5. 5 Den die Hirten lobeten sehre - Michael Praetorius & Thomanerchor Leipzig (3:07)
    Composed byMichael Praetorius
    Conducted byHans-Joachim Rotzsch
    Performed byThomanerchor Leipzig, Hans-Joachim Rotzsch
  6. 6 Minuet for keyboard No. 36 in D minor (AMN II/36; doubtful), BWV Anh. 132 - Johann Sebastian Bach & Walter Heinz Bernstein (1:11)
    Composed byJohann Sebastian Bach
  7. 7 Mandolin Concerto, for mandolin, strings & continuo in C major, RV 425: Largo - Antonio Vivaldi & Budapest Strings (2:07)
    Composed byAntonio Vivaldi
  8. 8 Auf dem Berge, Da Wehet ein Wind - Thomanerchor Leipzig & Christmas Traditional (1:26)
    Composed byChristmas Traditional
    Conducted byHans-Joachim Rotzsch
    Performed byThomanerchor Leipzig, Hans-Joachim Rotzsch
  9. 9 Water Music Suite No.1 for orchestra in F major, HWV 348: Minuet - George Frideric Handel & Budapest Strings (2:52)
    Composed byGeorge Frideric Handel
    Conducted byBela Banfalvi
    Performed byBela Banfalvi
  10. 10 Concerto for oboe & violin (or 2 violins), strings & continuo (reconstruction), BWV 1060R: Adagio - Johann Sebastian Bach & Burkhard Glaetzner (3:03)
    Composed byJohann Sebastian Bach
    Conducted byMax Pommer
    Performed byMax Pommer
  11. 11 Maria Wiegenlied (Mary's Lullaby: "Maria sitzt am Rosenhag"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 76/52 - Max Reger & Roland Buchner (4:17)
    Composed byMax Reger
  12. 12 Ave Maria - Joseph Rheinberger & Regensburger Domspatzen (1:47)
    Composed byJoseph Rheinberger
    Conducted byRoland Buchner
    Performed byRegensburger Domspatzen, Roland Buchner
  13. 13 Dance of the Blessed Spirits (Melody), arrangement (from "Orfeo ed Euridice") - Christoph Willibald Gluck & Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra (7:23)
    Composed byChristoph Willibald Gluck
    Conducted byAndras Korodi
    Performed byBudapest Philharmonic Orchestra, Andras Korodi
  14. 14 Jubilate-Amen, for soprano, chorus & orchestra, Op. 3 - Max Bruch & WDR Rundfunkchor Köln (3:42)
    Composed byMax Bruch
    Conducted byHelmuth Froschauer
    Performed byWDR Rundfunkchor Köln, Helmuth Froschauer, WDR Orchestra, Köln, Dorothee Jansen
  15. 15 Elegy, lyric piece for piano, Op. 47/7 - Edvard Grieg & Janos Balint (3:29)
    Composed byEdvard Grieg
  16. 16 Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht (Silent Night) - Franz Gruber & Thomanerchor Leipzig (5:37)
    Composed byFranz Gruber
    Conducted byHans-Joachim Rotzsch
    Performed byThomanerchor Leipzig, Hans-Joachim Rotzsch
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