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NX 0344

CHRISTMAS (THE VERY BEST OF)

The Classical Shop
release date: March 2008

Originally recorded in 2008

Artists:

Capella Istropolitana


Leipzig Chamber Orchestra


Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra


Ukraine National Symphony Orchestra


Richard Hayman Symphony Orchestra


Budapest Failoni Chamber Orchestra


Moscow Symphony Orchestra


Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra


Washington Choral Arts Society Orchestra


Christopher Robinson


Richard Hayman


Kevin Mallon


Geza Oberfrank


Michael Halasz


Ondrej Lenard


Stephen Gunzenhauser


Andrew Sackett


Donald Hunt


Grace Rossiter


Igor Golovschin


Jaroslav Krecek


Morten Schuldt-Jensen


Norman Scribner


Theodore Kuchar


Noel Edison



Stephan MacLeod

bass-baritone

Michael Bloss

organ

Raymond Johnston

organ

J Reilly Lewis

organ

Eteri Andjaparidze

piano

John Evanson

piano

Sibylla Rubens

soprano

Philip Langridge

tenor

Andreas Karasiak

tenor

Robert Stringer

treble

Takako Nishizaki

violin

Gewandhaus Chamber Choir


Finchley Childrens Music Group


St. Johns College Choir, Cambridge


Elora Festival Singers


Worcester Cathedral Choir


Tewkesbury Abbey Choir


Washington Choral Arts Society



Producer:

Katerina Bazhenova


Inc Betta International


Peter H. Hill


Simon Weir


Bonnie Silver


Gunter Appenheimer


Victor and Marina Ledin


Andrew Walton



Engineer:

Stuart Rosenthal


Leonid Bylchynsky


Stuart A. Rosenthal


Cambell Hughes



Record Label
Naxos

Genre:

Classical


Christmas

Total Time - 133:50
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  COMPACT DISC ONE  
   
     
 

GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL

1 

Joy to the World

1:35
 
 Donald Hunt
     
 

CHARLES WESLEY / FELIX MENDELSSOHN

2 

Hark! the herald angels sing

3:03
 
 Donald Hunt
     
 

GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL

 

Messiah, HWV 56

 
3 Recitative and Aria: Behold, a virgin shall conceive… O Thou that tellest good tidings to Zion (Alto, Chorus) 6:01
 
     
4 For unto us a child is born (Chorus) 4:09
 
     
 

MARC-ANTOINE CHARPENTIER

5 

Messe de minuit pour Noel, H. 9

4:36
 
 Kevin Mallon
     
 

FRANZ XAVER GRUBER

6 

StilleNacht(SilentNight)

3:13
 Michael Bloss organ
 Noel Edison
     
 

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH

7 

O Jesulein suss, BWV 493

3:10
 
 Norman Scribner
     
 

8 

The Angel Gabriel (arr. G. Rossiter)

2:33
 
 Grace Rossiter
     
9 

The First Nowell (arr. David Willcocks)

5:03
 
 Andrew Sackett
     
 

HECTOR BERLIOZ

10 

L'enfance du Christ, Op. 25

5:26
 
 Andrew Sackett
     
 

CHRISTINA ROSSETTI / HAROLD DARKE

11 

In the Bleak Mid-Winter

5:02
 Michael Bloss organ
 Noel Edison
     
 

GUSTAV HOLST

12 

4 Old English Carols, Op. 20b

2:22
 John Evanson piano
 Grace Rossiter
     
 

13 

Ding Dong Merrily on High

2:15
 Michael Bloss organ
 Noel Edison
     
14 

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

3:31
 
 Andrew Sackett
     
 

JOHN TAVENER

15 

Christmas Proclamation

5:28
 
 Christopher Robinson
     
 

16 

Sussex Carol

2:09
 Philip Langridge tenor
 Grace Rossiter
     
17 

Here We Come a-Wassailing

3:58
 
 Norman Scribner
     
18 

The holly and the ivy

2:22
 John Evanson piano
 Grace Rossiter
     
 

JOHN RUTTER

19 

What sweeter music

5:05
 Michael Bloss organ
 Noel Edison
     
 

20 

O Come All ye Faithful!

3:52
 Raymond Johnston organ
 Robert Stringer treble
 Donald Hunt


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  COMPACT DISC TWO  
 

ANTONIO VIVALDI

 

The 4 Seasons: Violin Concerto in F minor, Op. 8, No. 4, RV 297, 'L'inverno' (Winter)

 
1 I. Allegro non molto 3:30
 Takako Nishizaki violin
 Stephen Gunzenhauser
     
2 II. Largo 2:26
3 III. Allegro 3:13
 Takako Nishizaki violin
 Stephen Gunzenhauser
     
 

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH

4 

Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Part II: Sinfonia

6:00
 
 Geza Oberfrank
     
 

ARCANGELO CORELLI

5 

Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op. 6, No. 8, 'Christmas Concerto'

4:21
 
 Jaroslav Krecek
     
 

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH

6 

Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645

4:13
 J Reilly Lewis organ
     
 

FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN

7 

Die Jahreszeiten (The Seasons), Hob. XXI:3

2:56
 Stephan MacLeod bass-baritone
 Sibylla Rubens soprano
 Andreas Karasiak tenor
 Morten Schuldt-Jensen
     
 

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART

8 

3 German Dances, K. 605

3:19
 
 Richard Hayman
     
 

PYOTR IL'YICH TCHAIKOVSKY

9 

The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a

1:53
 
 Michael Halasz
     
10 

The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66

4:37
 
 Ondrej Lenard
     
 

NIKOLAI ANDREYEVICH RIMSKY-KORSAKOV

11 

Christmas Eve

5:52
 
 Igor Golovschin
     
 

PYOTR IL'YICH TCHAIKOVSKY

12 

Les saisons (The Seasons), Op. 37b

3:46
 Eteri Andjaparidze piano
     
 

FRANZ LISZT

13 

Weihnachstraum, S186/R71: IV. Adeste Fideles (March of the Three Holy Kings)

4:06
 Eteri Andjaparidze piano
     
 

SERGEI PROKOFIEV

14 

Lieutenant Kije Suite, Op. 60

3:03
 
 Richard Hayman
     
15 

Cinderella, Op. 87

2:55
 
 Theodore Kuchar
     
 

LEROY ANDERSON

16 

Sleigh Ride

2:47
 Eteri Andjaparidze piano
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"You couldn’t do better than a sextet of CDs from the Children’s Group, the organization that created the excellent CD/video “Beethoven Lives Upstairs.” Aimed for kids age 3 and above, these CDs feature well-chosen musical highlights by Handel, Vivaldi, Tchaikovsky, Bach, Beethoven and Mozart."
 
Philadelphia Daily News - December 2004
 



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