Greatest Christmas Show on Earth

Greatest Christmas Show on Earth


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Release Date:
Polygram Records


Disc 1

  1. Adeste fidelis (O Come, All Ye Faithful)  -  London Voices
  2. Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht (Silent Night)
  3. Ellens Gesang III ("Ave Maria"), song for voice & piano, D. 839 (Op. 52
  4. Once in Royal David's City  -  Choir of King's College, Cambridge
  5. Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French)  -  Choir of King's College, Cambridge
  6. Arranged by Watts  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra
  7. Good King Wenceslas (Piae Cantiones, 1582)  -  St. John's College Choir, Cambridge
  8. Wiegenlied ("Guten Abend, gut Nacht"), song for voice & piano, Op. 49/4  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra
  9. In dulci jubilo, chorale setting for 4 voices, BWV 368 (BC F110)  -  Choir of King's College, Cambridge
  10. Pastoral sinfonia  -  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
  11. For unto us a child is born  -  Chicago Symphony Chorus
  12. Ave Maria, for voice & piano (after Bach's Prelude No. 1 from the Well-  -  Utah Symphony Orchestra
  13. Shepherd's farewell  -  St. Anthony Singers
  14. Spurious Italian text: Mille Cherubini In Coro
  15. See Amid the Winter's Snow, for chorus  -  Choir of King's College, Cambridge
  16. What Child Is This? (Greensleeves)
  17. The First Nowell (English)  - David Briggs
  18. O Tannenbaum (O Christmas Tree) (German)  -  Wiener Großstadtkinderchor
  19. While shepherds watched  -  Choir of King's College, Cambridge
  20. Away in a manger (Tune: Cradle Song) (New English Hymnal 22)  - John Scott
  21. Hark! the Herald Angels Sing (adapted by W. H. Cummings from Mendelssoh  - John Scott

Disc 2

  1. Deck the Halls (Welsh)  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra
  2. The Holly and the Ivy (English)  - Roland Robertson
  3. Panis angelicus for tenor, organ, harp, cello & bass  -  Wandsworth School Boys' Choir
  4. In the Bleak Midwinter  -  St. Paul's Cathedral Choir, London
  5. God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen (English)  - John Scott
  6. Deutscher Tanz No. 3
  7. The Twelve Days of Christmas  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra
  8. Shepherds in the Field Abiding  -  Choir of King's College, Cambridge
  9. Tu scendi dalle stelle (Italian)  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra
  10. I Saw Three Ships  -  Durham Cathedral Choir
  11. Cantique de Noël for voice & orchestra "O Holy Night"
  12. O Little Town of Bethlehem  - David Briggs
  13. Gésu Bambino  -  Wandsworth School Boys' Choir
  14. Rocking Voices  -  Choir of King's College, Cambridge
  15. Maria Wiegenlied (Mary's Lullaby: "Maria sitzt am Rosenhag"), song for  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra
  16. Child in a Manger  -  Clare College Choir & Orchestra, Cambridge
  17. Hosanna in excelsis  - James Lancelot
  18. Waltz of the snowflakes  -  Members of Finchley Children's Music Group
  19. White Christmas, song (from "Holiday Inn")  -  Philharmonia Orchestra
  20. Les Patineurs Valse ("Skater's Waltz"), Op. 183
  21. Mary's Boy Child  -  Philharmonia Orchestra

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Colin Davis   Conductor
Leontyne Price   Soprano (Vocal)
John Rutter   Conductor
Joan Sutherland   Soprano (Vocal),Track Performer
Luciano Pavarotti   Tenor (Vocal)
Plácido Domingo   Tenor (Vocal)
National Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble,Track Performer
Kiri Te Kanawa   Soprano,Soprano (Vocal)
Bach Choir   Choir, Chorus,Track Performer
Herbert von Karajan   Conductor
Choir of King's College, Cambridge   Choir, Chorus
Renata Tebaldi   Soprano,Soprano (Vocal)
Ambrosian Singers   Choir, Chorus,Track Performer
Simon Preston   Organ
James Blades   Percussion
David Corkhill   Percussion
English Chamber Orchestra   Performing Ensemble,Track Performer
Martin Neary   Choir Master
Utah Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble,Track Performer
David Willcocks   Organ,Conductor,Descant,Choir Director
Richard Bonynge   Conductor
Chicago Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Karl Münchinger   Conductor
New Philharmonia Orchestra   Performing Ensemble,Track Performer
London Voices   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Georg Solti   Conductor
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Andrews Andrews   Choir Master
Anton Guadagno   Conductor
Winchester Cathedral Choir   Choir, Chorus,Track Performer
Stephen Cleobury   Organ,Conductor,Descant,Choir Director
Tom Finucane   Lute
Douglas Gamley   Conductor
Simon Keenlyside   Bass (Vocal),Treble
William Kendall   Tenor (Vocal)
James Lancelot   Organ
Julius Rudel   Conductor
George Ratcliffe Woodward   Harmony
Mark Tinkler   Treble
Anthony Way   Treble
Armstrong   Descant
George Guest   Conductor
Simon Haynes   Soloist
Christopher Hughes   Soloist
Jonathan Lamb   Soloist
Roland Robertson   Soloist
Chicago Symphony Chorus   Choir, Chorus
National Philharmonia Orchestra & Chorus   Track Performer
Kurt Herbert Adler   Conductor
Philip Jones Brass Ensemble   Ensemble,Brass Ensemble
Wiener Mozart Ensemble   Ensemble
Robin Barter   Treble
Russell Burgess   Choir Master
Margaret Hillis   Choir Director
David Briggs   Organ
Richard Suart   Bass (Vocal)
Lorin Maazel   Conductor
Wandsworth School Boys' Choir   Choir, Chorus
John Andrews   Choir Master
Goldsbrough Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Brooks   Descant
Members of Finchley Children's Music Group   Choir, Chorus
Wiener Großstadtkinderchor   Choir, Chorus
St. Anthony Singers   Choir, Chorus
St. Paul's Cathedral Choir, London   Choir, Chorus
Reinhold Schmid   Choir Master
St. John's College Choir, Cambridge   Choir, Chorus
John Scott   Organ,Conductor,Choir Director
Alastair Neale   Harmony
H. Wood   Harmony
Philharmonia Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Carl Davis   Conductor
Terry Edwards   Choir Master

Technical Credits

Adolphe Adam   Composer
Colin Davis   Director
Felix Mendelssohn   Composer
Franz Schubert   Composer
Ralph Vaughan Williams   Arranger
Irving Berlin   Composer
Herbert von Karajan   Director
Willi Boskovsky   Director
William James Kirkpatrick   Composer
Cullen   Arranger
Martin Neary   Director
Isaac Watts   Composer
David Willcocks   Director
Richard Bonynge   Director
Karl Münchinger   Director
Georg Solti   Director
Lowell Mason   Composer
Charles Wesley   Composer
Anton Guadagno   Director
Stephen Cleobury   Director
John Swannell   Cover Photo
Percy Dearmer   Text Translation
Douglas Gamley   Arranger
Jeremy Tilston   Art Direction
Phillip Brooks   Composer
William Sandys   Composer
John Sullivan Dwight   Composer
George Guest   Director
Dix   Arranger
Adam Storck   translation
Traditional   Composer
William Chatterton Dix   Composer
Russell Burgess   Director
Lorin Maazel   Director
John Scott   Director
Lewis Redner   Composer

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