Very Best of Christmas [Naxos]

Very Best of Christmas [Naxos]


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Disc 1

  1. Joy to the World (theme by Handel)
  2. Hark! the Herald Angels Sing (adapted by W. H. Cummings from Mendelssoh
  3. Behold a virgin shall conceive
  4. For unto us a Child is born
  5. Gloria
  6. Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht (Silent Night)
  7. O Jesulein süss, sacred song for voice & continuo (Schemelli Gesangbuch
  8. The Angel Gabriel From Heaven Came (Birjina gaztettobat zegoen, Basque caro
  9. The First Nowell (English)
  10. The Shepherds' Farewell
  11. In the Bleak Midwinter
  12. A Babe is born
  13. Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French)
  14. God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen (English)
  15. God is with us (A Christmas Proclamation), for chorus & organ
  16. Sussex Carol ("On Christmas Night")
  17. Wassail Song ("Here We Come A-Wassailing"), carol
  18. The Holly and the Ivy (English)
  19. What Sweeter Music, for chorus
  20. O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fidelis)

Disc 2

  1. Movement 1
  2. Movement 2
  3. Movement 3
  4. Sinfonia
  5. Pastorale
  6. Wachet auf
  7. Winter. 'Die Einleitung schildert die dicken Nebel
  8. Sleigh Ride
  9. Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
  10. Waltz
  11. Polonaise
  12. December
  13. Adeste Fideles
  14. 4. Troika
  15. Cinderella's Waltz
  16. Sleigh Ride, for orchestra (or string orchestra)

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jirí Stivín   Conductor
Richard Hayman   Conductor,Ensemble
Choir of King's College, Cambridge   Choir, Chorus
St. John's College Choir   Ensemble
Angus Davidson   Counter Tenor (Vocal)
Donald Hunt   Conductor
Capella Istropolitana   Performing Ensemble
Jaroslav Krcek   Conductor
Philip Langridge   Tenor (Vocal)
Moscow Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Christopher Robinson   Conductor
Robert Stringer   Treble
Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Winchester Cathedral Choir   Choir, Chorus,Ensemble
Stephen Gunzenhauser   Conductor
Tewkesbury Abbey School Choir   Choir, Chorus,Ensemble
Takako Nishizaki   Violin
Ondrej Lenard   Conductor
Igor Golovschin   Conductor
Morten Schuldt-Jensen   Conductor
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra   Ensemble
Richard Hayman & His Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Worcester Cathedral Choir   Ensemble
Eteri Andjaparidze   Piano
Noel Edison   Conductor
Michael Halász   Conductor
Andrew Sackett   Conductor
Ingrid Kertesi   Soprano (Vocal)
Finchley Children's Music Group   Ensemble
J. Reilly Lewis   Organ
Géza Oberfrank   Conductor
Scholars Baroque Ensemble   Ensemble
Elora Festival Singers   Choir, Chorus,Ensemble
Failoni Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Hungarian Radio Chorus   Choir, Chorus
Aradia Ensemble   Ensemble
Norman Scribner   Conductor
National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine   Performing Ensemble
Theodore Kuchar   Conductor
János Tóth   Bass (Vocal)
Grace Rossiter   Conductor
Leipzig Chamber Orchestra   Ensemble
Robert Houssart   Organ
MDR Leipzig Radio Chamber Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Kevin Mallon   Conductor
József Mukk   Tenor (Vocal)
Michael Bloss   Organ
Washington Choral Arts Society   Choir, Chorus,Performing Ensemble
Leipzig Gewandhaus Chorus   Choir, Chorus
John Evanson   Piano
Hungarian Radio Chamber Choir   Ensemble
Judit Németh   Mezzo-Soprano (Vocal)
Grace Rossiter   Conductor
Failoni Chamber Orchestra   Ensemble
Jonathan Bungard   Tenor (Vocal)
Raymond Johnston   Organ
Washington Choral Arts Society Orchestra   Ensemble

Technical Credits

John Rutter   Arranger
David Willcocks   Arranger
Henry Vaughan   Author
John Minnion   Drawing
Grace Rossiter   Arranger

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