This Is Christmas

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Welsh mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins' first official holiday album sounds exactly like what one would expect from the reigning queen of the classical crossover charts. Lush, languid, and lovingly orchestrated, the succinct, ten-track This Is Christmas is certainly bereft of surprises, catering to the comforts of the season by sticking with the standards ("Hark the Herald Angels Sing," "Deck the Halls," "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)," "Away in a Manger"), despite tossing in a sugar plum-encrusted curve ball with a swooning rendition of "Come What May" from Baz Luhrmann's Moulin Rouge. Throughout it all, Jenkins further cements her ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Welsh mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins' first official holiday album sounds exactly like what one would expect from the reigning queen of the classical crossover charts. Lush, languid, and lovingly orchestrated, the succinct, ten-track This Is Christmas is certainly bereft of surprises, catering to the comforts of the season by sticking with the standards ("Hark the Herald Angels Sing," "Deck the Halls," "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)," "Away in a Manger"), despite tossing in a sugar plum-encrusted curve ball with a swooning rendition of "Come What May" from Baz Luhrmann's Moulin Rouge. Throughout it all, Jenkins further cements her reputation as one of the 21st century's vocal pop greats, instilling each familiar melody, whether it be sacred ("O Come O Come Emmanuel") or silly ("Santa Baby") with the warmth of a thousand fireplaces.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/30/2012
  • Label: Reprise / Wea
  • UPC: 825646557295
  • Catalog Number: 532525
  • Sales rank: 300,784

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 O Come O Come Emmanuel - Jenkins Jenkins (3:36)
  2. 2 In Dulci Jubilo - Jenkins Jenkins (2:31)
  3. 3 Away In a Manger - Jenkins Jenkins (3:35)
  4. 4 The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On an Open Fire) - Jenkins Jenkins (3:26)
  5. 5 Santa Baby - Jenkins Jenkins (3:24)
  6. 6 Deck the Halls - Jenkins Jenkins (2:19)
  7. 7 Sleep Quietly My Jesus - Jenkins Jenkins (2:51)
  8. 8 I Wish You Christmas - Jenkins Jenkins (4:25)
  9. 9 Hark the Herald Angels Sing - Jenkins Jenkins (3:19)
  10. 10 Come What May - Jenkins Jenkins (4:34)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Katherine Jenkins Primary Artist, Vocals
Plácido Domingo Tenor (Vocal)
John Barclay Trumpet
Ian Belton Violin
Nick Cooper Cello
Liz Edwards Violin
Richard Edwards Tenor Trombone
Sally Herbert Conductor
Chris Laurence Bass, Double Bass
Rita Manning Violin
Sonia Slany Violin
Cathy Thompson Violin
Sam Walton Percussion
Dudley Bright Tenor Trombone
Patrick Kiernan Violin
Bruce White Viola
Martin Owen Horn
David Fuest Clarinet
Ian Humphries Violin
Stephen Maw Bassoon
Julia Singleton Violin
Richard Watkins Horn
Claire Orsler Viola
Tim Grant Viola
Everton Nelson Violin
Alison Dodds Violin
Deborah Widdup Violin
Anna Noakes Flute
Gareth Hulse Oboe
Lucy Shaw Bass, Double Bass
Ian Rathbone Viola
Dai Emanuel Violin
Warren Zielinski Violin
Ian Burdge Cello
Sophie Harris Cello
Andy Wood Trombone, Tenor Bass
Chris Worsey Viola
Richard George Violin
Natalia Bonner Violin
Owen Slade Tuba
Reiad Chibah Bass
Nicola Sweeney Violin
Richard Pryce Bass, Double Bass
Vicci Wardman Viola
Andy Crowley Trumpet
Rachel Robson Viola
Skalia Kanga Harp
Emil Chakalov Violin
Joby Burgess Percussion, Timpani
Colin Rae Piano
Tom Pigott-Smith Violin
Coro Choir, Chorus
Karen Jones Flute
Nicholas Bucknall Clarinet
Peter Hanson Violin
John Smart Violin
Gary Kettle Percussion
Richard Berry Trumpet, Horn
Frank Riccoti Percussion
Tony Wollard Viola
Bozidar Vulotic Cello
Steve Morris Violin
Technical Credits
Felix Mendelssohn Composer
David Baerwald Composer
Nicholas Dodd Arranger
Haydn Bendall Engineer, Engineering
Sally Herbert Arranger, Orchestration
Robert Wells Composer
Philip Springer Composer
Rafa Sardina Producer
Guy Massey Engineer
Tony Springer Composer
Katherine Jenkins Arranger, Liner Notes
John Milford Rutter Composer
Colin Rae Score
Christmas Traditional Composer
Ruth Heller Composer
Joan Javits Composer
Olli Cunningham Score Supervisor, Engineering
Melvin H. Torme Composer
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