Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 O Holy Night
Adolphe Adam 4:33
2 Ave Maria
Franz Schubert 4:53
3 In the Bleak Midwinter
Harold Edwin Darke 4:32
4 Coventry Carol
[unknown] 2:21
5 Away in a Manger
William James Kirkpatrick 2:34
6 Gabriel's Message
[unknown] 3:04
7 Pastoral Sinfonia
Johann Sebastian Bach 2:26
8 Shepherds' Farewell
Hector Berlioz 4:23
9 Panis Angelicus
César Franck 3:42
10 Slumber Aria
Johann Sebastian Bach 4:17
11 Lullaby
Johannes Brahms 2:18
12 O Jesu So Meek
Johann Sebastian Bach 3:01
13 While Shepherds Watched
[unknown] 2:51
14 Süßer Trost, mein Jesu kommt
Johann Sebastian Bach 3:58
15 Largo
Antonio Vivaldi 5:13
16 Alma Redemptoris Mater
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina 4:02
17 O Magnum Mysterium
Giovanni Gabrieli 3:57
18 Zastupnitse Userdnaya
Павел Григорьевич Чесноков 4:24
19 I Will Love Thee, O Lord
Evghenie Humulescu 2:39
20 Once in Royal David's City
[unknown] 4:30
21 O Tannenbaum
[unknown] 1:38
22 O Little Town of Bethlehem
[unknown] 3:05
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Silent Night (Stille Nacht)
Hans Gruber 2:42
2 Gloria in Excelsis Deo
Robert Cowper 2:11
3 Winter - Largo
Antonio Vivaldi 2:23
4 The First Noel
[unknown] 4:51
5 In Dulci Jubilo
[unknown] 3:22
6 The Three Kings
Cornelius 2:36
7 Es Ist Ein Ros Entsprungen
[unknown] 4:00
8 Still, Still, Still
[unknown] 3:05
9 The Crown of Roses
Пётр Ильич Чайковский 2:22
10 "Christmas" Concerto, Op. 6 No. 8: Largo Pastorale
Arcangelo Corelli 2:32
11 The Lamb
John Tavener 2:58
12 A Ceremony of Carols - Balulalow
Benjamin Britten 1:34
13 Ave Maria
Charles‐François Gounod 2:41
14 Mille Cherubini in Coro
Franz Schubert 4:05
15 Laudate Dominum
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 5:15
16 The Infant King
[unknown] 3:26
17 Lullaby My Jesus
Peter Warlock 3:13
18 What Child Is This? (Greensleeves)
[unknown] 4:08
19 The Tales of Hoffmann - Barcarolle
Jacques Offenbach 4:03
20 See Amid the Winter's Snow
[unknown] 3:57
21 The Blessed Son of God
Ralph Vaughan Williams 2:40
22 It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
Willis 1:52
23 White Christmas
Irving Berlin 3:49

Credits

CD 1

composed in:
Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany (1734 – 1735) (tracks 7, 10)
premiered in:
Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany (1725-12-27) (track 14)
Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany (1734-12-26) (tracks 7, 10)
organ:
David Briggs (English organist and composer) (track 20)
Simon Preston (1959) (track 12)
additional lyricist:
Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (1892) (track 5)
alto vocals:
Marilyn Horne (track 10)
arranger:
Alan Boustead (track 9)
Douglas Gamley (track 11)
Martin Shaw (British composer) (track 4)
balance engineer:
Stanley Goodall (engineer) (1971-04) (track 11)
choir vocals:
composer:
Johann Sebastian Bach (tracks 7, 10, 12)
Johannes Brahms (track 11)
César Franck (track 9)
Giovanni Gabrieli (track 17)
Franz Schubert (Austrian composer Franz Peter Schubert) (track 2)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 4, 4, 6)
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.) (track 12)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (1500 – 1600) (track 21)
Johann Sebastian Bach (1725) (track 14)
Franz Schubert (Austrian composer Franz Peter Schubert) (1825) (track 2)
Adolphe Adam (1847) (track 1)
Henry John Gauntlett (1849) (track 20)
William James Kirkpatrick (1895) (track 5)
Harold Edwin Darke (1909) (track 3)
conductor:
Kurt Herbert Adler (track 2)
Stephen Cleobury (track 20)
Henry Lewis (conductor) (track 10)
Helmut Winschermann (track 14)
Sir David Willcocks (1959) (track 12)
Anton Guadagno (1971-04) (track 11)
librettist:
Georg Christian Lehms (1711) (track 14)
lyricist:
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 4)
St. Thomas Aquinas (track 9)
Christina Rossetti (track 3)
Sir Walter Scott (19th-century Scottish author) (track 2)
[anonymous] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 2, 5)
Ernst Anschütz (1824) (track 21)
Cecil Frances Alexander (1848) (track 20)
John Sullivan Dwight (1855) (track 1)
orchestra:
New Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra aka New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (1971-04) (track 11)
producer:
Christopher Raeburn (track 11)
soprano vocals:
Agnes Giebel (track 14)
Leontyne Price (soprano) (track 1)
Kiri Te Kanawa (track 9)
Renata Tebaldi (1971-04) (track 11)
tenor vocals:
Luciano Pavarotti (track 2)
translator:
Geoffrey Dearmer (poet) (track 12)
Adam Storck (track 2)
vocals:
Luciano Pavarotti (track 2)
phonographic copyright by:
The Decca Record Company Ltd. (not for release label use!) (1960) (track 12)
publisher:
recorded at:
Kingsway Hall in London, England, United Kingdom (1971-04) (track 11)
part of:
arrangement of:
5 Lieder, op. 49: Nr. 4. Wiegenlied (for voice and piano) (track 11)
Coventry Carol (track 4)
Oh Holy Night (for Sara Stevens) (track 1)
arrangements:
Ave Maria (The Priests arrangement) (track 2)
Ave Maria (for violin and piano, arr. Wilhelmj) (track 2)
Ave Maria (for handbell ensemble) (track 2)
Ave Maria (for piano, Tilling) (track 2)
Ave Maria (Ellens dritter Gesang), S. 557d (for solo piano, Liszt, first version) (track 2)
Away in a Manger (arr. Willcocks) (track 5)
Away in a Manger (for brass, Graham) (track 5)
Coventry Carol (David Willcocks arrangement) (track 4)
Coventry Carol (Steve Pilkington arrangement) (track 4)
Coventry Carol (arranged by Rathbone) (track 4)
Coventry Carol (Martin Shaw arrangement) (track 4)
Coventry Carol (Nox Arcana arrangement) (track 4)
Ellens Gesang III, op. 52 no. 6, D. 839 "Ave Maria" (catch-all for arrangements) (track 2)
Ellens dritter Gesang (Ave Maria), S. 558 Nr. 12 (for solo piano, Liszt, second version) (track 2)
O Holy Night (Mariah Carey arrangement) (track 1)
O Holy Night (catch-all for arrangements) (track 1)
O Holy Night (Trans‐Siberian Orchestra arrangement) (track 1)
O Tannenbaum (Vince Guaraldi adaptation) (track 21)
Oh Tannenbaum (Peter White's arrangement) (track 21)
Once in Royal David's City (arr. Willcocks) (track 20)
Once in Royal David's City (arr. Rutter) (track 20)
Once in Royal David's City (arr. Ferguson) (track 20)
Once in Royal David’s City (harmony Arthur Mann, descant Stephen Cleobury) (track 20)
O’ Tannenbaum (Mannheim Steamroller arrangement) (track 21)
Panis Angelicus (catch-all for arrangements) (track 9)
Weihnachts-Oratorium, BWV 248: Teil II, X. Sinfonia (catch-all for arrangements) (track 7)
is based on:
Sweet Afton (track 5)
is the basis for:
A Lullaby (track 5)
Ave Maria (track 2)
Ave Maria 2001 (track 2)
Ave María (Pallavicini's text) (track 2)
Florida, My Florida (track 21)
O Holy Night (Peter Cardinali arrangement) (track 1)
later parody versions:
O Holy Tonight! (track 1)
O Tannebaum (track 21)
later translated versions:
Ak, eglīte (Latvian version of German "O Tannenbaum") (track 21)
Ak, svētā nakts (track 1)
Mon beau sapin (track 21)
O Christmas Tree (English version of German "O Tannenbaum") (track 21)
later versions:
Ave Maria (Schubert's, in English, from "Fantasia") (track 2)
Ave Maria (Schubert's Ave Maria: Latin "Ave Maria" text sung to the tune of 'Ellens Gesang III, op. 52 no. 6, D. 839 "Ave Maria"') (track 2)
Heavenly Father (track 2)
O Lord Most Holy (track 9)
Oh Tannenbaum (track 21)
orchestrations:
Panis Angelicus (orch. Stokowski) (track 9)
part of:
partial recording of:
recording of:
Ave Maria (Schubert's Ave Maria: Latin "Ave Maria" text sung to the tune of 'Ellens Gesang III, op. 52 no. 6, D. 839 "Ave Maria"') (track 2)
Away in a Manger (aka "Cradle Song" composed by William J. Kirkpatrick) (track 5)
Coventry Carol (track 4)
Ellens Gesang III, op. 52 no. 6, D. 839 “Ave Maria” (Schubert's song, not the Bach/Gounod work) (track 2)
Gabriel's Message (track 6)
In the Bleak Midwinter (Harold Edwin Darke version) (track 3)
O Holy Night (track 1)
O Little One Sweet (track 12)
O Tannenbaum (original German version) (track 21)
O magnum mysterium (track 17)
Panis Angelicus (track 9)
Coventry Carol (Martin Shaw arrangement) (1962) (track 4)
5 Lieder, op. 49: Nr. 4. Wiegenlied (catch-all for arrangements) (1971-04) (track 11)
referred to in medleys:
translated version of:
version of:
Cantique de Noël "Minuit chrétiens" (French original of "O Holy Night") (track 1)
Ellens Gesang III, op. 52 no. 6, D. 839 “Ave Maria” (Schubert's song, not the Bach/Gounod work) (track 2)
In the Bleak Midwinter (poem) (track 3)

CD 2

violin:
Alan Loveday (1969-09) (track 3)
organ:
John Constable (1971-04) (track 15)
harpsichord and organ:
Simon Preston (1969-09) (track 3)
arranger:
Andrew Carter (composer) (track 17)
Carlo Sabatini (track 13)
balance engineer:
Stanley Goodall (engineer) (1969-09) (track 3)
Stanley Goodall (engineer) (1973-09) (track 10)
choir vocals:
Monteverdi Choir (track 11)
London Symphony Chorus (1971-04) (track 15)
chorus master:
John Eliot Gardiner (track 11)
composer:
Arcangelo Corelli (track 10)
Sir John Goss (track 20)
Jacques Offenbach (track 19)
Franz Schubert (Austrian composer Franz Peter Schubert) (track 14)
Пётр Ильич Чайковский (Tchaikovsky - Russian romantic composer) (track 9)
Peter Warlock (track 17)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 4, 8, 18)
[anonymous] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 7)
Antonio Vivaldi (1723) (track 3)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (classical composer) (1780) (track 15)
Franz Xaver Gruber (1818) (track 1)
Charles‐François Gounod (French composer) (1853) (track 13)
Irving Berlin (1938 – 1940) (track 23)
Benjamin Britten (1942) (track 12)
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1953 – 1954) (track 21)
John Tavener (20th century composer) (1982) (track 11)
conductor:
Herbert von Karajan (track 13)
John Eliot Gardiner (track 11)
Sir Neville Marriner (1969-09) (track 3)
Sir Colin Davis (1971-04) (track 15)
Sir Neville Marriner (1973-09) (track 10)
lyricist:
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 4)
Andrew Carter (composer) (track 17)
Edward Caswell (track 20)
Georg Götsch (track 8)
Edmund Sears (track 22)
[anonymous] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 13)
William Blake (1789) (track 11)
Josef Mohr (1816) (track 1)
William Chatterton Dix (1865) (track 18)
Irving Berlin (1938 – 1940) (track 23)
orchestra:
London Symphony Orchestra (1971-04) (track 15)
Academy of St Martin in the Fields (1973-09) (track 10)
producer:
Michael Bremner (producer/engineer) (tracks 3, 10)
Vittorio Negri (track 15)
soprano vocals:
Leontyne Price (soprano) (track 13)
Kiri Te Kanawa (1971-04) (track 15)
translator:
Geoffrey Dearmer (poet) (track 9)
John Freeman Young (1859) (track 1)
writer:
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 16)
publisher:
Copyright Control (not for release label use! this is only for copyrights and publishing relationships) (track 23)
Warner/Chappell Music, Ltd. (1996–present) (track 23)
Irving Berlin Music Company (1940 –) (track 23)
recorded at:
arrangement of:
What Child Is This? (for Sara Stevens) (track 18)
arrangements:
Ave Maria (catch-all for arrangements of the Bach / Gounod work) (track 13)
Midnight Clear (track 22)
Silent Night (arr. Rose) (track 1)
Silent Night, Holy Night (arranged by Malcolm Sargent) (track 1)
The First Noel (Trans‐Siberian Orchestra arrangement) (track 4)
The First Nowell (David Willcocks arrangement) (track 4)
Vesperae solennes de confessore, K. 339: V. Laudate dominum (catch-all for arrangements) (track 15)
What Child Is This (Vince Guaraldi adaptation) (track 18)
has revision:
What Child Is This? (Trans-Siberian Orchestra version) (track 18)
is based on:
is the basis for:
Faith Noel (track 4)
Güzel Sevda Bahçesi Gül Bizim Mestimize (Based on Les contes d'Hoffmann: Barcarolle) (track 19)
Holy Night (track 1)
Still, Still (track 8)
雪の夜 (track 13)
later parody versions:
Silent Night (track 1)
Silent Night (track 1)
later translated versions:
Ave Maria (Japanese translation of Bach/Gounod's "Ave Maria") (track 13)
Ave Maria (Italian translation of "Ave Maria" by Bach/Gounod) (track 13)
Kas ir šis bērns (Latvian version of English "What Child Is This?") (track 18)
No debesīm šurp (track 4)
Pār mazo ciemu ielejā (Latvian version of "It Came Upon the Midnight Clear") (track 22)
Rap jul (track 23)
later versions:
Balulalow (for choir, Harrison) (track 12)
Es ist ein Ros entsprungen (Praetorius' harmonisation) (track 7)
Silent Night (Elvis Presley version) (track 1)
Silent Night (Lindner version) (track 1)
Still, Still, Still (Die Toten Hosen arrangement) (track 8)
The First Noël (track 4)
Weiße Weihnacht (track 23)
orchestrations:
Ave Maria (for violin and orchestra, orch. Kennedy & Lenehan) (track 13)
part of:
Hodie (track 21)
recording of:
Ave Maria (Bach/Gounod) (track 13)
Es ist ein Ros entsprungen (original anonymous version) (track 7)
Infant King (track 16)
It Came Upon the Midnight Clear (carol version) (track 22)
Les contes d'Hoffmann: Barcarolle (catch-all for arrangements) (track 19)
Lullaby My Jesus (track 17)
See Amid the Winter’s Snow (carol) (track 20)
Silent Night (track 1)
The Crown of Roses (for tenor and orchestra, or else general catch-all version) (track 9)
The First Nowell (track 4)
The Lamb (track 11)
What Child Is This? (track 18)
White Christmas (track 23)
referred to in medleys:
Hooked on Bach (track 13)
Mix 4 (The Best Xmas Party Ever!) (tracks 4, 23)
Megamix 2 (It Must Be Christmas) (track 1)
Noëls pour cordes (tracks 1, 4, 22)
Mix 3 (The Best Xmas Party Ever!) (track 1)
translated version of:
Legend, op. 54 no. 5 (for voice and orchestra) (track 9)
version of:
Greensleeves (track 18)
Wiegenlied, D. 498 (track 14)