Christmas Collection [ABC Classics]

Christmas Collection [ABC Classics]

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Christmas Collection [ABC Classics]

Even though it sounds like hyperbole, The Christmas Collection: All the Music You'll Need This Christmas is a well-rounded offering of classical, traditional, and popular music that should be suitable for most holiday needs. This triple-CD package from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation offers three programs per disc, the first covering classical masterpieces by Johann Sebastian Bach, George Frideric Handel, Arcangelo Corelli, Franz Liszt, Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky, Benjamin Britten, John Rutter, and others; the second, a sampling of beloved Christmas carols, including "Once in Royal David's City," "Good King Wenceslas," "Silent Night," "O Come, All Ye Faithful," and "Joy to the World"; and the third, which presents jazz recordings by Duke Ellington, Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, and many other artists. Considering that the mood of a Christmas gathering might depend on having appropriate background music on hand, this convenient package should do the trick.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/16/2014
Label: Imports
UPC: 0028948216932
catalogNumber: 5007538


Disc 1

  1. Sinfonia
  2. March
  3. Angels from the Realms of Glory
  4. 1. Prelude
  5. 2. Siciliana
  6. 3. Minuet
  7. 4. Sarabande
  8. 5. Bourrée
  9. 6. Fughetta
  10. 7. Finale
  11. Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy
  12. Silent Night
  13. Rorate (Drop Down, Ye Heavens, From Above)
  14. Pastorale
  15. 3. Die Hirten an der Krippe (The Shepherds at the Manger) - In dulci ju
  16. 9. Schlummerlied (Slumber Song)
  17. Sheep May Safely Graze
  18. Pieds-en-l'air (Christmas Night)
  19. Pastorale (Largo)
  20. Corpus Christi Carol
  21. Weihnachtslied: Christus ist geboren (Christmas Song: Christ is Born)
  22. Angels' Carol
  23. Christmas Song
  24. Variations on a Polish Noël
  25. Deck the Halls
  26. Christmas Day
  27. Pifa (Pastoral Symphony)

Disc 2

  1. Once in Royal David's City
  2. O Come, All Ye Faithful
  3. Es ist ein Ros entsprungen (A Rose Has Sprung Forth)
  4. Star Carol
  5. Good King Wenceslas
  6. Gaudete! (Rejoice!)
  7. A Spotless Rose
  8. The Angel Gabriel
  9. It Came upon the Midnight Clear
  10. The First Nowell
  11. O magnum mysterium (O Great Mystery)
  12. Away in a Manger
  13. Stille Nacht (Silent Night)
  14. God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen
  15. The Three Kings
  16. In dulci jubilo (In Sweet Joy)
  17. Shepherds' Pipe Carol
  18. Carol of the Birds
  19. Joy to the World
  20. Ding! Dong! Merrily on High
  21. O Holy Night
  22. O Little Town of Bethlehem

Disc 3

  1. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  2. Christmas Dreaming (A Little Early This Year)
  3. White Christmas
  4. It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
  5. I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
  6. Baby It's Cold Outside
  7. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
  8. Jingle Bells
  9. Winter Wonderland
  10. Christmas Cards
  11. The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You)
  12. Santa Claus is Coming to Town
  13. Frosty the Snowman
  14. Santa Baby
  15. When You Trim Your Christmas Tree
  16. Silent Night
  17. Mary's Boy Child
  18. God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
  19. Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
  20. Sugar Rum Cherry (Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy)
  21. I'll Be Home for Christmas
  22. Sleigh Ride
  23. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  24. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tony Scott   Clarinet
Andrews Sisters   Vocal Ensemble
Perry Como   Vocals
Bing Crosby   Vocals
Frank Sinatra   Vocals
Heartbeats   Ensemble
Chet Baker   Trumpet
Billy Bauer   Guitar
Brown   Conductor
Ella Fitzgerald   Vocals
Russ Freeman   Piano
Paul Gonsalves   Saxophone
Budd Johnson   Tenor Saxophone
Louis Jordan   Vocals
Shelly Manne   Drums
Ray Nance   Trumpet
Swingle Singers   Vocal Ensemble
Charlie Shavers   Trumpet
Cozy Cole   Piano
Willie Cook   Trumpet
Leonard Gaskin   Bass
Booty Wood   Trombone
Jack Haskell   Vocals
Riley Lee   Shakuhachi
Tony Azzopardi   Percussion
Billie Holiday   Vocals
Harry Carney   Saxophone
George Cates   Conductor
Duke Ellington   Bandleader
Joe Mondragon   Bass
Paul Mann   Conductor
Axel Stordahl   Conductor
Billy Taylor   Piano
Vic Schoen   Conductor
Diana Krall   Vocals
Harry Babbitt   Vocals
John Scott Trotter   Conductor
Adelaide Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Werner Andreas Albert   Conductor
Ralph Pyl   Trumpet
Marc Taddei   Conductor
Sydney Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Cameron Undy   Bass
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Queensland Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Fontane Sisters   Vocal Ensemble
David Stanhope   Conductor
Stephanie McCallum   Piano
Marshall McGuire   Harp
James Muller   Guitar
Adelaide Girls Choir   Girl's Choir
Mark Taylor   Saxophone
Chris Duncan   Fiddle
Mark Donnelly   Baritone (Vocal)
Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Guy Noble   Conductor
Emma Pask   Vocals
David Drury   Organ
Yvonne Kenny   Soprano (Vocal)
Teddy Tahu Rhodes   Baritone (Vocal)
Sydney Children's Choir   Children's Chorus
Carisma   Ensemble
Idea of North   Vocal Ensemble
Phil Stack   Bass
Brett Weymark   Conductor
Catherine Strutt   Piano
Sydney Philharmonia Motet Choir   Choir, Chorus
Alice Girle   Treble Vocals
Paige Gardiner   Treble Vocals
Australian Brandenburg Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Contemporary Singers   Choir, Chorus
Lyn Williams   Conductor,Children's Choirmaster
George Cates Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Antony Walker   Conductor,Tenor (Vocal),Choir Master
Paul Dyer   Conductor
Brown Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Sinfonia Australis   Performing Ensemble
Michael Dudman   Organ
David Miller   Piano
Gondwana Voices   Children's Chorus
Shalom Ronly-Riklis   Conductor
Choir of Trinity College, University of Melbourne   Choir, Chorus
Cantillation   Choir, Chorus
Myer Fredman   Conductor
Michael Leighton-Jones   Conductor
Frank Devol Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Timothy Sexton   Conductor
John Scott Trotter Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Australian Chamber Brass Ensemble   Brass Ensemble
David Russell   Conductor
Sirius Ensemble   Ensemble
Vic Schoen Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Tasmanian Symphony Chorus   Choir, Chorus
Nicole Car   Soprano (Vocal)
B. Swanson Quartet   Ensemble
James Morrison   Organ,Piano,Trombone,Trumpet
Australian Brandenburg Choir   Choir, Chorus
Mark Tadei   Conductor
Kristy Bieber   Soprano (Vocal)
Gordon Rythmeister   Percussion,Drums
Antony Kable   Trombone
Alma Colgan   Vocals
Jonathan Bradley   Organ

Technical Credits

Adolphe Adam   Composer
Benjamin Britten   Composer
Arcangelo Corelli   Composer
Peter Cornelius   Composer,Text
Alexandre Guilmant   Composer
George Frideric Handel   Composer
Herbert Howells   Composer
Anatol Lyadov   Composer
Franz Liszt   Composer
Pietro Antonio Locatelli   Composer
Michael Praetorius   Composer
John Rutter   Composer,Text
John Stainer   Arranger
Arthur Sullivan   Arranger
William Walton   Composer
Peter Warlock   Composer
Leroy Anderson   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer,Lyricist
Mel Tormé   Composer,Lyricist
Frank Loesser   Composer,Lyricist
Henry John Gauntlett   Composer
Franz Gruber   Composer
Ivor Atkins   Arranger
Johann Sebastian Bach   Composer,Original Material
Felix Bernard   Composer
Sonny Burke   Composer,Lyricist
Sammy Cahn   Lyricist
J. Fred Coots   Composer,Lyricist
Duke Ellington   Adaptation
Jack Fishman   Composer,Lyricist
Kim Gannon   Lyricist
Donald Hunt   Arranger
Walter Kent   Composer
Johnny Marks   Composer,Lyricist
Hugh Martin   Lyricist
Ed Powell   Composer,Lyricist
Axel Stordahl   Arranger
Jule Styne   Composer
Isaac Watts   Text
David Willcocks   Arranger
Meredith Willson   Composer,Lyricist
Charles Wood   Arranger
Bill Carey   Composer,Lyricist
Philipp Nicolai   Text
Ralph Blane   Composer
Frederick Oakeley   Text Translation
John Francis Wade   Composer,Text
George Ratcliffe Woodward   Text
Robert Patterson   Executive Producer
Theodore Baker   Text Translation
Irving Gordon   Composer,Lyricist
Joseph Mohr   Text
Morten Lauridsen   Composer
Lester Lee   Composer,Lyricist
Jester Hairston   Composer,Lyricist
Cecil Frances Alexander   Text
Phillips Brooks   Text
John Sullivan Dwight   Text Translation
John Mason Neale   Text
Marshall McGuire   Arranger
Mike Kenny   Arranger
Thomas Helmore   Music Adaptations
Naomi Crellin   Arranger
Richard Eteson   Arranger
Andrew Piper   Arranger
David Drury   Arranger
Steve Nelson   Composer,Lyricist
John Wheeler   Text
Michele Weir   Arranger
Cappeau de Roquemaure   Text
Calvin Bowman   Arranger
Michael Hurst   Arranger
Sabine Baring-Gould   Text Translation
Janice Preece   Arranger
John Raymond Howell   Arranger
Alec Rowley   Composer
J. Javits   Composer,Lyricist
William Garnet James   Composer
Meinir Ann Thomas   Arranger
William J. Kirkpatrick   Composer
James Pierpont   Composer,Lyricist
E. H. Sears   Text
Phil Springer   Composer,Lyricist
James Morrison   Arranger
Toby Chadd   Executive Producer
Herbert Newell Bate   Text Translation
Valli Little   Liner Notes
Annabel Langbein   Liner Notes

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