The Complete Christmas Celebration

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All Music Guide - James Manheim
American listeners may not find this collection of old Deutsche Grammophon and Decca releases to be quite the "complete Christmas celebration" that's promised. American Christmas carols as a group are not included, although of course some of the selections from the German and English carol discs have achieved popularity in that country. The contents are also a bit unbalanced, with the "Nutcracker," in a fine recording from the Kirov Orchestra under Valery Gergiev, the only album containing music newer than the Baroque era. With these caveats in mind, this seven-CD box set offers high value for those who want to throw some CDs in a changer and keep it running through the ...
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All Music Guide - James Manheim
American listeners may not find this collection of old Deutsche Grammophon and Decca releases to be quite the "complete Christmas celebration" that's promised. American Christmas carols as a group are not included, although of course some of the selections from the German and English carol discs have achieved popularity in that country. The contents are also a bit unbalanced, with the "Nutcracker," in a fine recording from the Kirov Orchestra under Valery Gergiev, the only album containing music newer than the Baroque era. With these caveats in mind, this seven-CD box set offers high value for those who want to throw some CDs in a changer and keep it running through the holiday season. Recorded between 1980 and 1998, the box combines established favorites of the historical-instrument crowd, Gergiev's aforementioned "Nutcracker" the most recent of the set, and stars respectively among the youth choirs of German and English cathedrals on the last two discs. These sound especially good in retrospect: the Bach "Christmas Oratorio" and Handel "Messiah" performances have been partly supplanted by newer approaches, but one comes to think that the high level of musical accomplishment among boy choirs at the end of the 20th century represents some kind of milestone. No texts and no booklet notes other than track lists are included; the track lists are simply repeated on the sleeves of the individual discs, which could easily have been given over to a few relevant words. But for those in search of a large volume of well-performed Christmas music for a low price, this fills the bill.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/9/2010
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • UPC: 028947790884
  • Catalog Number: 001493002

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Part 1. No. 1. Chorus. Jauchzet, frohlocket, auf, preiset die Tage (7:41)
  2. 2 Part 1. No. 2. Recitative. Es begab sich aber zu der Zeit (1:10)
  3. 3 Part 1. No. 3. Recitative. Nun wird mein liebster Bräutigam (0:51)
  4. 4 Part 1. No. 4. Aria. Bereite dich, Zion (5:03)
  5. 5 Part 1. No. 5. Chorale. Wie soll ich dich empfangen (1:03)
  6. 6 Part 1. No. 6. Recitative. Und sie gebar ihren ersten Sohn (0:20)
  7. 7 Part 1. No. 7. Chorale. Er ist auf Erden kommen arm / Recitative. Wer w (2:56)
  8. 8 Part 1. No. 8. Aria. Großer Herr, o starker König (4:22)
  9. 9 Part 1. No. 9. Chorale. Ach, mein herzliebes Jesulein (1:20)
  10. 10 Part 2. No. 10. Sinfonia (5:17)
  11. 11 Part 2. No. 11. Recitative. Und es waren Hirten in derselben Gegend (0:34)
  12. 12 Part 2. No. 12. Chorale. Brich an, o schönes Morgenlicht (1:00)
  13. 13 Part 2. No. 13. Recitative. Und der Engel sprach zu ihnen / Fürchtet eu (0:37)
  14. 14 Part 2. No. 14. Recitative. Was Gott dem Abraham verheißen (0:41)
  15. 15 Part 2. No. 15. Aria. Frohe Hirten, eilt, ach eilet (3:18)
  16. 16 Part 2. No. 16. Recitative. Und das habt zum Zeichen (0:22)
  17. 17 Part 2. No. 17. Chorale. Schaut hin, dort liegt im finstern Stall (0:38)
  18. 18 Part 2. No. 18. Recitative. So geht denn hin (0:49)
  19. 19 Part 2. No. 19. Aria. Schlafe, mein Liebster, genieße der Ruh (9:20)
  20. 20 Part 2. No. 20. Recitative. Und alsobald war da bei denn Engel (0:14)
  21. 21 Part 2. No. 21. Chorus. Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe (2:26)
  22. 22 Part 2. No. 22. Recitative. So recht, ihr Engel, jauchzt und singet (0:22)
  23. 23 Part 2. No. 23. Chorale. Wir singen dir in deinem Heer (1:16)
  24. 24 Part 3. No. 24. Chorus. Herrscher des Himmels, erhöre das Lallen (1:50)
  25. 25 Part 3. No. 25. Recitative. Und da die Engel von ihnen gen Himmel fuhre (0:08)
  26. 26 Part 3. No. 26. Chorus. Lasset uns nun gehen gen Bethlehem (0:38)
  27. 27 Part 3. No. 27. Recitative. Er hat sein Volk getröst' (0:35)
  28. 28 Part 3. No. 28. Chorale. Dies hat er alles uns getan (0:43)
  29. 29 Part 3. No. 29. Duet. Herr, dein Mitleid, dein Erbarmen (6:49)
  30. 30 Part 3. No. 30. Recitative. Und sie kamen eilend (1:08)
  31. 31 Part 3. No. 31. Aria. Schließe, mein Herze, dies selige Wunder (4:59)
  32. 32 Part 3. No. 32. Recitative. Ja, ja, mein Herz soll es bewahren (0:20)
  33. 33 Part 3. No. 33. Chorale. Ich will dich mit Fleiß bewahren (0:50)
  34. 34 Part 3. No. 34. Recitative. Und die Hirten kehrten wieder um (0:22)
  35. 35 Part 3. No. 35. Chorale. Seid froh dieweil (0:42)
  36. 36 Part 3. No. 24. Chorus (da capo). Herrscher des Himmels, erhöre das Lal (1:55)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Part 4. No. 36. Chorus. Fallt mit Danken, fallt mit Loben (5:31)
  2. 2 Part 4. No. 37. Recitative. Und da acht Tage um waren (0:32)
  3. 3 Part 4. No. 38. Recitative. Immanuel, o süßes Wort / Arioso. Jesu, du m (2:16)
  4. 4 Part 4. No. 39. Aria. Flößt, mein Heiland, flößt dein Namen (5:39)
  5. 5 Part 4. No. 40. Recitative. Wohlan, dein Name soll allein / Chorale. Je (1:22)
  6. 6 Part 4. No. 41. Aria. Ich will nur dir zu Ehren leben (4:23)
  7. 7 Part 4. No. 42. Chorale. Jesus, richte mein Beginnen (2:10)
  8. 8 Part 5. No. 43. Chorus. Ehre sei dir, Gott, gesungen (5:55)
  9. 9 Part 5. No. 44. Recitative. Da Jesu geboren war zu Bethlehem (0:22)
  10. 10 Part 5. No. 45. Chorus. Wo ist der neugeborene König der Juden / Recita (1:40)
  11. 11 Part 5. No. 46. Chorale. Dein Glanz all Finsternis verzehrt (0:44)
  12. 12 Part 5. No. 47. Aria. Erleucht auch meine finstre Sinnen (3:59)
  13. 13 Part 5. No. 48. Recitative. Da das der König Herodes hörte (0:11)
  14. 14 Part 5. No. 49. Recitative. Warum wollt ihr erschrecken (0:29)
  15. 15 Part 5. No. 50. Recitative. Und ließ versammeln alle Hohenpriester (1:23)
  16. 16 Part 5. No. 51. Trio. Ach, wann wird die Zeit erscheinen? (5:34)
  17. 17 Part 5. No. 52. Recitative. Mein Liebster herrschet schon (0:25)
  18. 18 Part 5. No. 53. Chorale. Zwar ist solche Herzensstube (0:54)
  19. 19 Part 6. No. 54. Chorus. Herr, wenn die stolzen Feinde schnauben (4:59)
  20. 20 Part 6. No. 55. Recitative. Da berief Herodes die Weisen heimlich / Zie (0:42)
  21. 21 Part 6. No. 56. Recitative. Du Falscher, suche nur den Herrn zu fällen (0:56)
  22. 22 Part 6. No. 57. Aria. Nur ein Wink von seinen Händen (4:24)
  23. 23 Part 6. No. 58. Recitative. Als sie nun den König gehöret hatten (1:02)
  24. 24 Part 6. No. 59. Chorale. Ich steh an deiner Krippen hier (1:02)
  25. 25 Part 6. No. 60. Recitative. Und Gott befahl ihnen im Traum (0:23)
  26. 26 Part 6. No. 61. Recitative. So geht Genug, mein Schatz geht nicht von h (1:51)
  27. 27 Part 6. No. 62. Aria. Nun mögt ihr stolzen Feinde schrecken (3:59)
  28. 28 Part 6. No. 63. Recitative. Was will der Höllen Schrecken nun (0:37)
  29. 29 Part 6. No. 64. Chorale. Nun seid ihr wohl gerochen (3:25)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Part 1. No. 1. Sinfony (2:56)
  2. 2 Part 1. No. 2. Recitative. Comfort ye my people / No. 3. Song. Ev'ry va (6:35)
  3. 3 Part 1. No. 4. Chorus. And the glory of the Lord (2:50)
  4. 4 Part 1. No. 5. Recitative. Thus saith the Lord / No. 6. Song. But who m (5:31)
  5. 5 Part 1. No. 7. Chorus. And he shall purify (2:42)
  6. 6 Part 1. No. 8. Recitative. Behold, a virgin shall conceive / No. 9. Son (6:14)
  7. 7 Part 1. No. 10. Recitative. For behold, darkness shall cover the earth (5:35)
  8. 8 Part 1. No. 12. Chorus. For unto us a child is born (4:14)
  9. 9 Part 1. No. 13. Pifa (0:52)
  10. 10 Part 1. No. 14a. Recitative. There were shepherds, abiding in the field (3:21)
  11. 11 Part 1. No. 18. Song. Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion (4:09)
  12. 12 Part 1. No. 19. Recitative. Then shall the eyes of the blind / No. 20. (5:03)
  13. 13 Part 1. No. 21. Chorus. His yoke is easy, and his burthen is light (2:48)
  14. 14 Part 2. No. 22. Chorus. Behold the Lamb of God (2:22)
  15. 15 Part 2. No. 23. Song. He was despised (10:19)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Part 2. No. 24. Chorus. Surely he hath brone our griefs / No. 25. Choru (3:56)
  2. 2 Part 2. No. 26. Chorus. And we like sheep have gone astray (4:06)
  3. 3 Part 2. No. 27. Recitative. All they that see him laugh him to scorn / (2:59)
  4. 4 Part 2. No. 29. Recitative. Thy rebuke has broken his heart / No. 30. S (3:37)
  5. 5 Part 2. No. 32. Song. But thou didst not leave his soul in hell (2:22)
  6. 6 Part 2. No. 33. Chorus. Lift up your heads, O ye gates (3:15)
  7. 7 Part 2. No. 34. Recitative. Unto which of the angels said he at any tim (1:44)
  8. 8 Part 2. No. 36. Song. Thou art gone up on high (2:54)
  9. 9 Part 2. No. 37. Chorus. The Lord gave the word (1:13)
  10. 10 Part 2. No. 38. Song. How beautiful are the feet (2:04)
  11. 11 Part 2. No. 39. Chorus. Their sound is gone out (1:21)
  12. 12 Part 2. No. 40. Song. Why do the nations so furiously rage together / N (3:15)
  13. 13 Part 2. No. 42. Recitative. He that dwelleth in heaven / No. 43. Song. (2:11)
  14. 14 Part 2. No. 44. Chorus. Hallelujah (4:04)
  15. 15 Part 3. No. 45. Song. I know that my Redeemer liveth (5:35)
  16. 16 Part 3. No. 46. Chorus. Since by man came death (2:02)
  17. 17 Part 3. No. 47. Recitative. Behold, I tell you a mystery / No. 48. Song (8:59)
  18. 18 Part 3. No. 49. Recitative. Then shall be brought to pass / No. 50. Due (1:23)
  19. 19 Part 3. No. 51. Chorus. But thanks be to God (2:17)
  20. 20 Part 3. No. 52. Song. If God be for us (4:21)
  21. 21 Part 3. No. 53. Chorus. Wothy is the Lamb that was slain (3:45)
  22. 22 Part 3. No. 54. Chorus. Amen (3:37)
Disc 5
  1. 1 Ouverture (3:14)
  2. 2 Act 1. Tableau 1. No. 1. Scène: L'ornement et l'illumination de l'arbre (3:44)
  3. 3 Act 1. Tableau 1. No. 2. Marche (2:13)
  4. 4 Act 1. Tableau 1. No. 3. Petit galop des enfants et entrée des parents (2:13)
  5. 5 Act 1. Tableau 1. No. 4. Scène dansante (5:01)
  6. 6 Act 1. Tableau 1. No. 5. Scène et danse Gross-Vater (5:30)
  7. 7 Act 1. Tableau 1. No. 6. Scène (6:23)
  8. 8 Act 1. Tableau 1. No. 7. Scène (3:20)
  9. 9 Act 1. Tableau 2. No. 8. Scène (3:32)
  10. 10 Act 1. Tableau 2. No. 9. Valse des flocons de neige (6:05)
  11. 11 Act 2. Tableau 3. No. 10. Scène (3:23)
  12. 12 Act 2. Tableau 3. No. 11. Scène (4:51)
  13. 13 Act 2. Tableau 3. Divertissement. No. 12a. Le chocolat (Danse espagnole (1:08)
  14. 14 Act 2. Tableau 3. Divertissement. No. 12b. Le café (Danse arabe) (3:11)
  15. 15 Act 2. Tableau 3. Divertissement. No. 12c. Le thé (Danse chinoise) (1:07)
  16. 16 Act 2. Tableau 3. Divertissement. No. 12d. Trépak (Danse russe) (1:00)
  17. 17 Act 2. Tableau 3. Divertissement. No. 12e. Danse des mirlitons (2:13)
  18. 18 Act 2. Tableau 3. Divertissement. No. 12f. La mère Gigogne et les polic (2:24)
  19. 19 Act 2. Tableau 3. No. 13. Valse des fleurs (6:24)
  20. 20 Act 2. Tableau 3. Pas de deux. No. 14a. La fée Dragée et le prince Orge (5:00)
  21. 21 Act 2. Tableau 3. Pas de deux. No. 14b. Variation 1 (pour le danseur) (0:36)
  22. 22 Act 2. Tableau 3. Pas de deux. No. 14c. Variation 2 (pour la danseuse) (2:05)
  23. 23 Act 2. Tableau 3. Pas de deux. No. 14d. Coda (1:14)
  24. 24 Act 2. Tableau 3. No. 15. Valse finale et Apothéose (4:58)
Disc 6
  1. 1 O du fröhlichs, o du selige (2:24)
  2. 2 Übers Gebirg Marie geht (2:52)
  3. 3 Benedixisti, Domine (1:58)
  4. 4 Hodie Christus natus est (2:43)
  5. 5 O Jesulein zart (2:06)
  6. 6 es ist ein Ros' entsprungen (2:40)
  7. 7 Von der Geburt Christi: O Freude über Freud' (3:44)
  8. 8 Heilige Nacht (2:27)
  9. 9 Quem pastores laudavere (3:11)
  10. 10 Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her (2:06)
  11. 11 Wie schön singt uns der Engel Schar (2:05)
  12. 12 Still, o Himmel (2:06)
  13. 13 Es blühen die Maien (1:37)
  14. 14 Verbum caro factum est (2:51)
  15. 15 Freu' dich, Erd' und Sternenzeit (2:10)
  16. 16 O schlafe, schlafe, göttlicher Knabe (2:10)
  17. 17 Auf dem Berge da geht der Wind (1:32)
  18. 18 Adeste fideles (2:32)
  19. 19 Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht (3:01)
Disc 7
  1. 1 Once in royal David's city (4:27)
  2. 2 Up, good Christian folk, and listen (1:21)
  3. 3 On Christmas Night (Sussex Carol) (2:03)
  4. 4 Ding dong, merrily on high (2:02)
  5. 5 O little town of Bethlehem (3:21)
  6. 6 Silent night (2:35)
  7. 7 In the bleak midwinter (4:20)
  8. 8 The first Nowell (5:00)
  9. 9 Hark, the herald angels sing (3:08)
  10. 10 Away in a manger (2:01)
  11. 11 The seven joys of Mary (3:19)
  12. 12 The infant king (3:15)
  13. 13 God rest you merry, Gentlemen (3:31)
  14. 14 The holly and the ivy (2:42)
  15. 15 I saw three ships (1:35)
  16. 16 O come, all ye faithful (4:00)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Choir of King's College, Cambridge Choir, Chorus
Georg Ratzinger Conductor
John Bowen Vocals
Paul Elliott Tenor (Vocal)
Christopher Hogwood Conductor
Ruth Holton Vocals
Charles Wood Harmony
Anne Sofie von Otter Contralto (Vocal)
Anthony Rolfe Johnson Vocals
Stephen Cleobury Conductor, Descant
Academy of Ancient Music Performing Ensemble
George Ratcliffe Woodward Harmony
John Eliot Gardiner Conductor
Monteverdi Choir Choir, Chorus
Emma Kirkby Soprano (Vocal)
Simon Haynes Vocals
Christopher Hughes Vocals
Jonathan Lamb Vocals
Roland Robertson Vocals
Valery Gergiev Conductor
Olaf Bär Bass (Vocal)
Hans Peter Blochwitz Tenor (Vocal)
Robin Barter Vocals
Regensburger Domspatzen Ensemble
Nancy Argenta Soprano (Vocal)
David Thomas Bass (Vocal)
David Briggs Organ
Carolyn Watkinson Contralto (Vocal)
Mariinsky (Kirov) Theater Orchestra Performing Ensemble
English Baroque Soloists Performing Ensemble
Arthur Henry Mann Harmony
Katie Pringle Soprano (Vocal)
Mariinsky (Kirov) Theater Chorus Choir, Chorus
Judith Nelson Soprano (Vocal)
Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Oxford Choir, Chorus
Graham Green Vocals
T. Armstrong Descant
Technical Credits
Giovanni Gabrieli Composer
George Frideric Handel Composer
Carl Loewe Composer
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina Composer
Michael Praetorius Composer
Samuel Scheidt Composer
Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky Composer
Ralph Vaughan Williams Arranger
Johannes Eccard Composer
Cornelius Freundt Composer
Henry John Gauntlett Arranger
Franz Gruber Composer
Hans Leo Hassler Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach Composer
David Willcocks Arranger
Philip Ledger Arranger
Heinz Wildhagen Producer, Engineer
Simon Eadon Engineer
Johann Friedrich Reichardt Composer
Stephen Cleobury Arranger
H. Darke Arranger
Thijs Hoekstra Engineer
Karl-August Naegler Producer
Gregor Zielinsky Engineer
Chris Hazell Producer
Peter Wadland Producer
Henry Walford Davies Arranger
Anna Barry Producer, Executive Producer
John Dunkerley Engineer
Traditional Composer
Carl Thiel Composer
Philipp Starke Art Direction
Anonymous Composer
Gottfried Rüdiger Composer
Adam Gumpelzhaimer Composer
Charlotte Kriesch Executive Producer
Andreas Holschneider Executive Producer
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