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CL 1258

Great Christmas Classics

The Classical Shop
release date: September 2011

Originally recorded in 2004

Artists:

Stuttgart Bach Orchestra


Vienna Symphony Orchestra


Helmuth Rilling


Günter Kehr


Ferdinand Grossman


Valentin Radu


Hildegard Ruttgers

alto

Gunther Wilhelms

bass

Kurt Huber

counter-tenor

Jennifer Lane

mezzo-soprano

Gertraud Stocklassa

soprano

Elisabeth Speiser

soprano

Erich Majkut

tenor

David Price

tenor

Josef Schmallhofer

tenor

Stuttgart Figural Choir


Academy Chamber Choir


Mainz Chamber Orchestra


Spandau Kantorei


Amadeus Ensemble



Record Label
Gift Of Music

Genre:

Christmas




Total Time - 61:50
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GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL

1 

For unto us a child is born

3:52
2 

Every valley shall be exalted

3:25
3 

Rejoice greatly

4:20
 Valentin Radu
 David Price tenor
 Jennifer Lane mezzo-soprano
 

ALESSANDRO SCARLATTI

 

Christmas Pastoral Cantata

 
  (Cantata Pastorale per la nativita di Nostro Signore Gesu Christo)  
4 Introduction 2:55
5 Recitative. O Betlemme altera povertà venturoso 0:50
6 Aria. Dal ben seno d'una stella 2:15
7 Recitative. Preso d'uomo la forma, alle gelide tempre 1:06
8 Aria. L'autor d'ogni mio bene 4:31
9 Recitative. Fortunati pastori giacchè v'è dato in sorte 0:51
10 Aria. Tocco la prima sorte a voi, pastori 4:04
 Günter Kehr
 Gertraud Stocklassa soprano
 

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH

 

Magnificat

 
11 Et exultavit spiritus meus (And my spirit shall rejoice) 2:50
12 Omnes generations (All generations shall be exalted) 1:32
13 Gloria patri (Glory to the Father, Son and Holy Ghost) 2:36
 Helmuth Rilling
 Hildegard Ruttgers alto
 

HEINRICH SCHÜTZ

14 

Magnificat

13:36
 Helmuth Rilling
 Elisabeth Speiser soprano
 Kurt Huber counter-tenor
 Josef Schmallhofer tenor
 Gunther Wilhelms bass
 

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH

 

Christmas Oratorio

 
15 Jauchzet frohlocket (Christmas be joyful) 6:18
16 Ich will nur Dir zu Ehren leben (Thee alone I would praise) 4:36
17 Jesus richte mein Beginnen (Jesus guide my beginnings) 2:13
 Ferdinand Grossman
 Erich Majkut tenor
   


Messiah highlights & choral favourites

Joyous and uplifting Christmas music by the four great baroque composers. A musical telling of the Christmas story from Handel’s Messiah, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, Schütz’s Magnificat and Scarlatti’s Christmas Pastoral.
 

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