Simply Christmas [Universal]

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Decca's double-disc Simply Christmas collection is a reverent, solid, non-secular tool for installing yuletide cheer. Standards like "Sleigh Ride," "Deck the Hall," and "Oh Tannenbaum" sit side by side with the somber "In the Bleak Midwinter" and "Ave Maria," glued together by church organs, choirs, and heavyweight such as Plácido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, Joan Sutherland, and The Choir of King's College, Cambridge. The overall feel is that of a mass, and it generates a warmth and intimacy that's refreshingly honest. This is a sprawling, researched, novel of a record, that transcends the usual sing-songy holiday compilations, and would make a fine gift for a ...
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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Decca's double-disc Simply Christmas collection is a reverent, solid, non-secular tool for installing yuletide cheer. Standards like "Sleigh Ride," "Deck the Hall," and "Oh Tannenbaum" sit side by side with the somber "In the Bleak Midwinter" and "Ave Maria," glued together by church organs, choirs, and heavyweight such as Plácido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, Joan Sutherland, and The Choir of King's College, Cambridge. The overall feel is that of a mass, and it generates a warmth and intimacy that's refreshingly honest. This is a sprawling, researched, novel of a record, that transcends the usual sing-songy holiday compilations, and would make a fine gift for a pious friend or family member.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/14/2003
  • Label: Decca
  • UPC: 028947508120
  • Catalog Number: 000123002

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fidelis) - Kurt Herbert Adler (3:36)
  2. 2 Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht (Silent Night) - David Willcocks (2:40)
  3. 3 Ellens Gesang III ("Ave Maria"), song for voice & piano, D. 839 (Op. 52 - Herbert von Karajan (5:28)
  4. 4 Once in Royal David's City - David Briggs (4:29)
  5. 5 Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French) - Stephen Cleobury (2:05)
  6. 6 Joy to the World (theme by Handel) - New Philharmonia Orchestra (1:55)
  7. 7 Good King Wenceslas (Piae Cantiones, 1582) - St. John's College Choir, Cambridge (3:13)
  8. 8 Wiegenlied ("Guten Abend, gut Nacht"), song for voice & piano, Op. 49/4 - Anton Guadagno (2:15)
  9. 9 In dulci jubilo, chorale setting for 4 voices, BWV 368 (BC F110) - David Willcocks (3:38)
  10. 10 Pastoral sinfonia - Karl Münchinger (6:42)
  11. 11 For unto us a child is born - Chicago Symphony Chorus (4:24)
  12. 12 Ave Maria, for voice & piano (after Bach's Prelude No. 1 from the Well- - Julius Rudel (2:48)
  13. 13 Shepherds' farewell (Adieu des bergers) - Colin Davis (5:02)
  14. 14 Wiegenlied ("Schlafe, schlafe, holder süsser Knabe"), song for voice & - Kurt Herbert Adler (4:05)
  15. 15 See Amid the Winter's Snow, for chorus - David Willcocks (3:55)
  16. 16 What Child Is This? (Greensleeves) - Anthony Way (4:06)
  17. 17 The First Nowell (English) - David Briggs (5:01)
  18. 18 O Tannenbaum (O Christmas Tree) (German) - Wiener Großstadkinderchor (1:56)
  19. 19 While shepherds watched (Thos. Este's Psalter, 1592) - David Willcocks (3:11)
  20. 20 Away in a manger (Tune: Cradle Song) (New English Hymnal 22) - John Scott (2:50)
  21. 21 Hark! the Herald Angels Sing (adapted by W. H. Cummings from Mendelssoh - John Scott (3:06)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Deck the Halls (Welsh) - New Philharmonia Orchestra (1:21)
  2. 2 The Holly and the Ivy (English) - Roland Robertson (2:45)
  3. 3 Panis angelicus for tenor, organ, harp, cello & bass - Kurt Herbert Adler (4:04)
  4. 4 In the Bleak Midwinter - St. Paul's Cathedral Choir, London (5:08)
  5. 5 God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen (English) - Philip Jones Brass Ensemble (2:59)
  6. 6 Sleigh ride (2:54)
  7. 7 The Twelve Days of Christmas - New Philharmonia Orchestra (3:13)
  8. 8 Shepherds, In the field abiding (Tune: French) - David Willcocks (3:06)
  9. 9 Tu scendi dalle stelle (Italian) - Anton Guadagno (2:44)
  10. 10 I Saw Three Ships - St. John's College Choir, Cambridge (1:49)
  11. 11 Cantique de Noël for voice & orchestra "O Holy Night" - Herbert von Karajan (4:29)
  12. 12 O Little Town of Bethlehem, carol (arr. from English traditional, "Fore - David Briggs (3:21)
  13. 13 Gesù Bambino - Kurt Herbert Adler (4:31)
  14. 14 Hajej, nynej, Jezishku (Rocking Carol) (Czech) - David Willcocks (1:44)
  15. 15 Maria Wiegenlied (Mary's Lullaby: "Maria sitzt am Rosenhag"), song for - New Philharmonia Orchestra (2:05)
  16. 16 Child in a Manger - Clare College Choir & Orchestra, Cambridge (2:17)
  17. 17 Hosanna in excelsis - Lorin Maazel (3:02)
  18. 18 Waltz of the snowflakes (A pine forest in winter) [The Nutcracker Suite - Finchley Children's Music Group (10:35)
  19. 19 White Christmas, song (from "Holiday Inn") - Philharmonia Orchestra (3:54)
  20. 20 Les Patineurs Valse ("Skater's Waltz"), Op. 183 - Douglas Gamley (6:10)
  21. 21 Mary's Little Boy Child, song - Carl Davis (3:53)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Colin Davis Conductor
Leontyne Price Soprano, Soprano (Vocal)
John Rutter Conductor
Joan Sutherland Soprano, Soprano (Vocal)
Luciano Pavarotti Tenor Saxophone, Tenor (Vocal)
Plácido Domingo Tenor Saxophone, Tenor (Vocal)
National Philharmonic Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Kiri Te Kanawa Soprano, Soprano (Vocal)
Bach Choir Choir, Chorus
Herbert von Karajan Conductor
Choir of King's College, Cambridge Choir, Chorus
Renata Tebaldi Soprano, Soprano (Vocal)
Ambrosian Singers Choir, Chorus
Willi Boskovsky Conductor
Simon Preston Organ
John Andrews Choir Master
James Blades Percussion
David Corkhill Percussion
English Chamber Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Martin Neary Choir Director
Utah Symphony Orchestra Performing Ensemble
David Willcocks Organ, Conductor, Descant
Charles Wood Harmony
Richard Bonynge Conductor
Chicago Symphony Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Karl Münchinger Conductor
New Philharmonia Orchestra Performing Ensemble
London Voices Choir, Chorus, Ensemble
Georg Solti Conductor
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Anton Guadagno Conductor
Winchester Cathedral Choir Choir, Chorus
Stephen Cleobury Organ, Conductor, Descant
Tom Finucane Lute
Douglas Gamley Conductor
Simon Keenlyside Treble
William Kendall Tenor Saxophone, Tenor (Vocal)
James Lancelot Organ
Julius Rudel Conductor
Mark Tinkler Treble
Anthony Way Treble, Treble Vocals
George Guest Conductor
Simon Haynes Vocals, Soloist
Christopher Hughes Vocals, Soloist
Jonathan Lamb Vocals, Soloist
Roland Robertson Vocals, Soloist
Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Chicago Symphony Chorus Choir, Chorus
Kurt Herbert Adler Conductor
Philip Jones Brass Ensemble Brass Ensemble
Wiener Mozart Ensemble Ensemble
Robin Barter Treble
Russell Burgess Choir Director
Finchley Children's Music Group Choir, Chorus
Margaret Hillis Choir Director
Thomas Armstrong Descant
David Briggs Organ
Richard Suart Bass, Bass (Vocal)
Lorin Maazel Conductor
Wandsworth School Boys' Choir Choir, Chorus
John Andrews Choir Master
Goldsbrough Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Mann Harmony
Singverein der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde 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
St. Paul's Cathedral Choristers Choir, Chorus
Clare College Orchestra, Cambridge Performing Ensemble
John Scott Organ, Conductor
Philharmonia Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Carl Davis Conductor
Clare College Choir, Cambridge Choir, Chorus
Terry Edwards Choir Master
Technical Credits
Adolphe Adam Composer
Hector Berlioz Composer
Colin Davis Contributor
César Franck Composer
Charles Gounod Composer
George Frideric Handel Composer
Felix Mendelssohn Composer
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Composer
Max Reger Composer
John Rutter Arranger, Text
Franz Schubert Composer
Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky Composer
Ralph Vaughan Williams Arranger
Emile Waldteufel Composer
Irving Berlin Composer
Mason Arranger
National Philharmonic Orchestra Contributor
Bach Choir Contributor
Clare College Choir & Orchestra, Cambridge Contributor
Herbert von Karajan Contributor
Choir of King's College, Cambridge Contributor
Ambrosian Singers Contributor
Willi Boskovsky Contributor
John Goss Composer
Franz Gruber Composer
William James Kirkpatrick Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach Composer
Cullen Arranger
English Chamber Orchestra Contributor
Martin Neary Director
Utah Symphony Orchestra Contributor
Isaac Watts Composer
David Willcocks Arranger
Richard Bonynge Contributor
Chicago Symphony Orchestra Contributor
Karl Münchinger Contributor
New Philharmonia Orchestra Contributor
London Voices Contributor
Georg Solti Contributor
Charles Wesley Composer
Anton Guadagno Contributor
Winchester Cathedral Choir Contributor
Donald Cashmore Arranger
Percy Dearmer translation
Douglas Gamley Arranger
J.M. Neale Text
Julius Rudel Contributor
John Francis Wade Composer
George Ratcliffe Woodward Text
Joseph Mohr Text
Martin Madan Composer
Christina Rossetti Librettist, Composer
Nahum Tate Text
Jester Hairston Composer
Harold Darke Composer
Henry Walford Davies Arranger
George Whitefield Composer, Text
Alois Melichar Text
George Guest Contributor
Dix Arranger
Adam Storck Libretto Translation
Traditional Composer
Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra Contributor
Chicago Symphony Chorus Contributor
Kurt Herbert Adler Contributor
Philip Jones Brass Ensemble Contributor
William Chatterton Dix Composer, Text
Wiener Mozart Ensemble Contributor
Wiener Großstadkinderchor Contributor
Russell Burgess Director
Finchley Children's Music Group Contributor
Lorin Maazel Contributor
Mabel Dearmer Text Translation
Charles Jennens Text
Goldsbrough Orchestra Contributor
Georg Scherer Text
Picander Text
Edward Teschemacher Text
St. Paul's Cathedral Choir, London Contributor
Philips Brooks Text
Madan Gopal Singh Librettist
John Scott Arranger, Director
Herbert Stanley Oakeley Text
Philharmonia Orchestra Contributor
Carl Davis Contributor
Pietro Yon Composer
Frederick H. Martens Text
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    This CD instantly became my favorite. Gorgeous renditions of traditional and rarely heard carols. A wonderful gift.

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