Incredible Christmas Album

Incredible Christmas Album

     
 

Incredible Christmas Album is a warm and lush seasonal affair recorded with orchestral backing and vocals that combines a wide variety of classical and pop holiday songs. Highlights include renditions of "What Child Is This" (Vanessa Williams), "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" (Perry Como),See more details below

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Incredible Christmas Album is a warm and lush seasonal affair recorded with orchestral backing and vocals that combines a wide variety of classical and pop holiday songs. Highlights include renditions of "What Child Is This" (Vanessa Williams), "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" (Perry Como), "Winter Wonderland" (Ella Fitzgerald), "The Christmas Song" (Mel Torme), and "White Christmas" (Bing Crosby). Other contributors to the album include the Boston Pops Orchestra, Mantovani, Luciano Pavarotti, John Tesh, Vienna Boys Choir, and Canadian Brass, all of whom add to Incredible Christmas Album's cultured holiday celebration.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/14/2003
Label:
Decca
UPC:
0028947612063
catalogNumber:
000131002

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. What Child Is This? (Greensleeves)  - Andy Williams
  2. Winter Wonderland  - Ella Fitzgerald
  3. White Christmas, song (from "Holiday Inn")  - Bing Crosby
  4. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)  - Mel Tormé
  5. Silver & Gold  - Burl Ives
  6. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (for the film Meet Me in St. Lou  - Perry Como
  7. Silver Bells (for the film The Lemon Drop Kid)  -  Ames Brothers
  8. Mary's Little Boy Child, song  - Harry Belafonte
  9. The White Snows of Christmas (after Brahm's Symphony No. 1)  -  Kingston Trio
  10. Koppångeçen  - Anne Sofie von Otter
  11. Mary, Did You Know?, song  - Hayley Westenra
  12. We Three Kings of Orient Are  -  Canadian Brass
  13. The Homecoming  - John Tesh
  14. Shepherd's Pipe Carol  -  St. John's College Choir, Cambridge
  15. The Little Drummer Boy (Carol of the Drum), carol  -  Boston Pops Orchestra
  16. Once in Royal David's City  -  Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
  17. Les anges dans nos campagnes (French), carol (AKA Angels We Have Heard On H  - Gheorghe Zamfir
  18. Carol of the Bells  -  Musica Sacra
  19. I Saw Three Ships  -  Mantovani
  20. Sleigh Ride, for orchestra (or string orchestra)  -  Boston Pops Orchestra
  21. The Christmas Waltz  -  Living Strings
  22. Christmas Bells  -  Mantovani
  23. Pat-a-Pan (Burgundian)  - John Alldis
  24. We Wish You a Merry Christmas (English)  -  Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
  25. Jingle Bell Rock  -  Bond

Disc 2

  1. O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fidelis)  -  Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
  2. Cantique de Noël for voice & orchestra "O Holy Night"  - Luciano Pavarotti
  3. O Tannenbaum (O Christmas Tree) (German)  -  Wiener Sängerknaben
  4. Ellens Gesang III ("Ave Maria"), song for voice & piano, D. 839 (Op. 52  - Luciano Pavarotti
  5. Joy to the World (theme by Handel)  - Joan Sutherland
  6. Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French)  -  Clare College Choir & Orchestra, Cambridge
  7. Do You Hear What I Hear?
  8. O Little Town of Bethlehem  -  Choir of King's College, Cambridge
  9. Coventry Carol (2): "Lully, Lulla, Thou Little Tiny Child"
  10. Away in a manger (Tune: Cradle Song) (New English Hymnal 22)  -  Choir of King's College, Cambridge
  11. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear  - Leontyne Price
  12. Hark! the Herald Angels Sing (adapted by W. H. Cummings from Mendelssoh  -  Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
  13. Deck the Halls (Welsh)  -  Choir of King's College, Cambridge
  14. Gesù Bambino  - Luciano Pavarotti
  15. The First Nowell (English)  -  Choir of King's College, Cambridge
  16. Still, Still, Still (Stille, stille, stille) (Austrian)  -  Wiener Sängerknaben
  17. King Jesus Hath A Garden (Dutch)  -  Clare College Choir & Orchestra, Cambridge
  18. Child in a Manger  -  Clare College Choir & Orchestra, Cambridge
  19. The Holly and the Ivy (English)  -  Choir of King's College, Cambridge
  20. In dulci jubilo (Piæ Cantiones)  -  Choir of King's College, Cambridge
  21. God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen (English)  -  Choir of King's College, Cambridge
  22. Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring  -  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
  23. Good King Wenceslas (Piae Cantiones, 1582)  - John Tesh
  24. The Twelve Days of Christmas  - Anthony Way
  25. Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht (Silent Night)  -  Bach Choir

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Colin Davis   Conductor
Leontyne Price   Vocals
John Rutter   Conductor
Joan Sutherland   Vocals
Arthur Fiedler   Conductor
Mantovani   Leader
Burl Ives   Vocals
Kingston Trio   Ensemble
John Tesh   Synthesizer,Vocals
Ames Brothers   Ensemble
Harry Belafonte   Vocals
Perry Como   Vocals
Bing Crosby   Vocals
London Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Vanessa Williams   Vocals
Ella Fitzgerald   Vocals
Mel Tormé   Vocals
John Williams [composer]   Conductor
Luciano Pavarotti   Tenor (Vocal)
Canadian Brass   Ensemble
Bach Choir   Choir, Chorus
Choir of King's College, Cambridge   Choir, Chorus
Vienna Boys' Choir   Choir, Chorus
Living Strings   Ensemble
Boston Pops Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Neville Marriner   Conductor
Richard Westenburg   Conductor
David Willcocks   Conductor
John Williams   Conductor
Anne Sofie von Otter   Soprano (Vocal)
Karl Münchinger   Conductor
Mantovani Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Stephen Cleobury   Conductor
Anthony Way   Vocals
George Guest   Conductor
Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Musica Sacra   Ensemble
Philip Jones Brass Ensemble   Brass Ensemble
Hayley Westenra   Vocals
Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Ensemble   Performing Ensemble
Bond   Vocal Ensemble
John Alldis Choir   Choir, Chorus
St. Paul's Cathedral Choir, London   Choir, Chorus
St. John's College Choir, Cambridge   Choir, Chorus
Clare College Orchestra, Cambridge   Performing Ensemble
Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Chorus   Choir, Chorus
Christmas Symphony Orchestra Brass   Brass Ensemble
Geroghe Zamfir Ensemble   Ensemble
Clare College Choir, Cambridge   Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

Adolphe Adam   Composer
George Frideric Handel   Composer
Felix Mendelssohn   Composer
Franz Schubert   Composer
Leroy Anderson   Composer
Mantovani   Composer
John Tesh   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Mel Tormé   Composer
Buddy Greene   Composer
Mark Lowry   Composer
Henry John Gauntlett   Composer
Franz Gruber   Composer
William James Kirkpatrick   Composer
Sidney Arodin   Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach   Composer
Felix Bernard   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Katherine Davis   Composer
Ray Evans   Composer
Jay Livingston   Composer
Johnny Marks   Composer
Hugh Martin   Composer
Jule Styne   Composer
Robert Wells   Composer
Dick Smith   Composer
Charles Wesley   Composer
Carla Leighton   Art Direction
Ralph Blane   Composer
John Francis Wade   Composer
Richard Storrs Willis   Composer
Noel Regney   Composer
Edmund Hamilton Sears   Composer
Gloria Shayne   Composer
Jester Hairston   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Joseph S. Szurly   Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Kalle Moraeus   Composer
William Chatterton Dix   Composer
John Henry Hopkins   Composer
James Ross Boothe   Composer
Bernard de la Monnoye   Composer
Joseph Szurly   Executive Producer
Lewis Redner   Composer
Pietro Yon   Composer
Mykola Leontovych   Composer
Joseph Carleton Beal   Composer

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