Tracklist

CD 1
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1Peace, Peace, Peace
orchestra:
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
conductor:
Sir Neville Marriner (conductor)
arranger:
Philip Ledger and Frank Spedding (Composer, arranger)
[traditional]3:06
2Sinfonia From Christmas Oratario
orchestra:
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
conductor:
Sir Neville Marriner (conductor)
recording of:
Weihnachts-Oratorium, BWV 248: Teil II, X. Sinfonia
premiered in:
Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany (on 1734-12-26)
composed in:
Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany (from 1734 until 1735)
composer:
Johann Sebastian Bach (German Baroque period composer & musician)
part of:
Weihnachts-Oratorium, BWV 248 ("Christmas Oratorio")
Johann Sebastian Bach2:29
3Perfect Day
orchestra:
Sinfonia Australis
conductor:
Guy Noble (conductor)
arranger:
Julie Simonds (arranger)
Colin Towns3:21
4Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming
choir vocals:
Monteverdi Choir
conductor:
Sir John Eliot Gardiner
arranger:
Michael Praetorius (composer and organist)
[traditional]4:01
5Jehovah, Hallelujah[traditional]3:00
6The Wexford Carol
tenor vocals:
Paul McMahon (Australian tenor)
orchestra:
Cantillation
conductor:
Brett Weymark (music director/chorusmaster of Sydney Philharmonia Choirs)
arranger:
John Rutter (English choral music composer, conductor, arranger and producer, born 1945)
[traditional]4:03
7The Repose of the Holy FamilyHector Berlioz2:53
8Spread Your Wings Wide
accordion and organ:
Bengan Janson
cymbal [antique cymbals] and guitar:
Kalle Moraeus
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo-soprano)
arranger:
Kalle Moraeus
[traditional]2:54
9Gabriel’s Message
choir vocals:
Choir of Clare College, Cambridge (in 1979)
soprano vocals:
Mary Hitch (Alto, soprano)
orchestra:
Orchestra of Clare College, Cambridge
conductor:
John Rutter (English choral music composer, conductor, arranger and producer, born 1945) (in 1979)
recording of:
Gabriel's Message (arr. Willcocks)
lyricist and composer:
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist)
arranger:
Sir David Willcocks
arrangement of:
The Angel Gabriel
[traditional]3:00
10O Christmas Tree
cor anglais [cor anglais] and oboe:
Jill Haley (Oboe and English horn player)
guitar and synthesizer:
David Cullen (guitarist, jazz, USA)
arranger:
David Cullen (guitarist, jazz, USA) and Jill Haley (Oboe and English horn player)
[traditional]4:06
11The Three Kings
baritone vocals:
Teddy Tahu Rhodes (baritone)
orchestra:
Cantillation
conductor:
Brett Weymark (music director/chorusmaster of Sydney Philharmonia Choirs)
recording of:
Three Kings
lyricist:
Peter Cornelius (German composer, lived from 1824 to 1874) and Philipp Nicolai
composer:
Peter Cornelius (German composer, lived from 1824 to 1874)
arranger:
Sir Ivor Atkins
translator:
Herbert Newell Bate
translated version of:
Weihnachtslieder, op. 8: III. Die Könige
Peter Cornelius2:50
12Pifa (Pastoral Symphony)
orchestra:
Sinfonia Australis
conductor:
Guy Noble (conductor)
recording of:
Messiah, HWV 56: Part I, no. 13. Pastoral Symphony (Pifa)
composer:
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (in 1741)
part of:
Messiah, HWV 56: Part I
George Frideric Handel3:21
13Mary’s Lullaby
choir vocals:
Choir of Clare College, Cambridge (in 1979)
orchestra:
Orchestra of Clare College, Cambridge
conductor:
John Rutter (English choral music composer, conductor, arranger and producer, born 1945) (in 1979)
arranger:
John Rutter (English choral music composer, conductor, arranger and producer, born 1945)
recording of:
Mary’s Lullaby (in 1979)
lyricist and composer:
John Rutter (English choral music composer, conductor, arranger and producer, born 1945)
John Rutter3:37
14Sussex Mummers’ Christmas Carol
piano:
Leslie Howard (pianist)
recording of:
Sussex Mummers’ Christmas Carol (for piano, Grainger)
arranger:
Percy Grainger
[traditional]2:15
15Sua Gân (Lullaby)
organ:
Stephen Cleobury (organist, conductor)
choir vocals:
Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge
other vocals [trebles]:
Lynton Atkinson, Simon Keenlyside (baritone) and Robert King (conductor and harpsichordist)
conductor:
George Guest (organist and conductor)
recording of:
Suo Gân (arr. Guest)
lyricist and composer:
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist)
arranger:
George Guest (organist and conductor)
arrangement of:
Suo Gân
[traditional]3:42
16How Brightly Shines the Morning Star
organ [organ of Roskilde Cathedral, Denmark]:
Timothy Roberts (conductor and keyboardist)
arranger:
Samuel Scheidt (composer)
Martin Luther1:37
17Away in a Manger
choir vocals:
Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge
treble vocals:
Mark Tinkler (musical performer & theatre director)
conductor:
George Guest (organist and conductor)
recording of:
Away in a Manger (arr. Willcocks)
lyricist:
[anonymous] (Special Purpose Artist)
composer:
William James Kirkpatrick (in 1895)
arranger:
Sir David Willcocks
arrangement of:
Away in a Manger (aka “Cradle Song” composed by William J. Kirkpatrick)
James R. Murray2:29
18Hush My Babe (I Shall Arise)
cittern and piano:
Robin Bullock (guitarist)
hammered dulcimer:
Ken Kolodner
instruments:
Helicon (Irish and American traditional)
whistle:
Chris Norman (Canadian flutist and composer)
arranger:
Helicon (Irish and American traditional)
[traditional]3:18
19A Maiden Most Gentle
choir vocals:
St Paul’s Cathedral Choir (London)
treble vocals:
Anthony Way (UK chorister and classical singer)
orchestra:
English Chamber Orchestra
conductor:
John Scott (organist, choirmaster)
recording of:
A Maiden Most Gentle (arr. Carter)
composer:
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist)
arranger:
Andrew Carter (composer)
[traditional]3:14
20The Country Carol
choir vocals:
Sydney Philharmonia Motet Choir
chorus master:
Antony Walker (conductor)
recording of:
Country Carol
composer:
William G. James (Australian pianist and composer)
William G. James2:52
21The Cherry Tree Carol
guitar:
Joel Brown (Guitarist) and Edward Flower (Arranger, guitarist)
arranger:
Edward Flower (Arranger, guitarist)
[traditional]4:27
22The Old Year Now Away Is Fled (Greensleeves)[traditional]3:34

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