Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Il est ne le divin enfant
2:31
2 The Virgin's Cradle Hymn
1:36
3 Susanni
1:37
4 Prepare the Way
3:06
5 Fum, Fum, Fum
1:02
6 Sweet Was the Song the Virgin Sang
2:24
7 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
2:58
8 Joseph Dearest, Joseph Mine
3:07
9 The Holly and the Ivy
3:37
10 This Endris Night
4:36
11 Wonder Tidings
3:15
12 O Little Town Of Bethlehem
4:12
13 Ai, nama mamina
2:08
14 The Friendly Beasts
4:05
15 Carol of the Bells
1:32
16 Es ist ein Ros entsprungen
3:57
17 Huron Carol
3:29
18 Patapan
1:30
19 Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day
2:22
20 Gabriel's Message
4:11
21 Silent Night
3:45

Credits

CD 1

oboe:
Kathleen Robinson (2002-01) (tracks 1, 7, 9–11, 17)
guitar:
Jeffrey Van (guitarist and composer from Minnesota) (2002-01) (tracks 6, 14)
percussion:
Jay Johnson (percussionist) (2002-01) (tracks 1, 13, 19)
Brian Kremer (2002-01) (tracks 1, 13, 19)
piano:
Dwight Bigler (2002-01) (track 19)
handbells:
Jay Johnson (percussionist) (2002-01) (track 7)
harp:
Kathy Kienzle (2002-01) (tracks 1, 5, 9–11, 14, 18, 20)
additional composer:
William H. Cummings (1855) (track 7)
additional lyricist:
George Whitefield (1753) (track 7)
alto vocals:
Lynette Johnson (2002-01) (track 14)
arranger:
Carol Barnett (track 7)
Margareta Jalkéus (track 4)
Andrejs Jansons (track 13)
Norman Luboff (track 8)
Kirke Mechem (tracks 5, 18)
Alice Parker (track 3)
Jan Sandström (track 16)
Sir Malcolm Sargent (track 21)
Robert Shaw (conductor) (track 3)
Jeffrey Van (guitarist and composer from Minnesota) (track 14)
Dale Warland (tracks 12, 17)
Michael Praetorius (composer and organist) (1609) (track 16)
baritone vocals:
Brian L. Steele (2002-01) (track 14)
choir vocals:
Dale Warland Singers (professional mixed chorus from Minnesota) (2002-01) (tracks 1–21)
composer:
Franz Xaver Gruber (track 21)
Alf Houkom (track 6)
Stephen Paulus (tracks 9–11)
Edmund Rubbra (British composer) (track 2)
[anonymous] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 16)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 1, 3–5, 8, 13–14, 17)
Felix Mendelssohn (1840) (track 7)
Lewis Henry Redner (1868) (track 12)
John Gardner (British composer) (1965) (track 19)
Stephen Paulus (2001) (track 20)
conductor:
Dale Warland (tracks 1–21)
editor:
Steve Barnett (tracks 1–21)
lyricist:
Sabine Baring-Gould (track 20)
Robert Davis (lyricist, 1881-1950) (track 14)
Peter J. Wilhousky (track 15)
[anonymous] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 2, 16)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 1, 3–6, 8–11, 13, 19)
Jean de Brébeuf (1642) (track 17)
Charles Wesley (hymn writer) (1739) (track 7)
Phillips Brooks (1868) (track 12)
producer:
Steve Barnett (tracks 1–21)
recording engineer:
Preston Smith (engineer) (tracks 1–21)
soprano vocals:
Marie Spar Dymit (2002-01) (track 6)
translator:
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (poet) (track 2)
Jesse Edgar Middleton (1926) (track 17)
publisher:
Oxford University Press (tracks 19, 21)
recorded at:
arrangement of:
Silent Night (track 21)
arrangements:
Carol of the Bells (Jim Dooley's arrangement) (track 15)
Enkellaulu kajahtaa (translated) (track 7)
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (arr. Wilcocks) (track 7)
Hark! the Herald Angels Sing (Sovereign Grace version) (track 7)
Il est né le Divin Enfant (Harmonisation, Noyon) (track 1)
Il est né le divin enfant (catch-all for arrangements) (track 1)
Il est né le divin enfant (for chorus) (track 1)
Il est né le divin enfant (arr. David Willcocks) (track 1)
Il est né, le divin Enfant (Harmonisation, Fauré) (track 1)
O Little Town of Bethlehem (Mannheim Steamroller arrangement) (track 12)
Ring Christmas Bells (for Sara Stevens) (track 15)
The Huron Carol (arr. Anderson) (track 17)
The Huron Carol (arr. Daley) (track 17)
is based on:
Gabriel's Message (track 20)
Sweet was the Song (track 6)
This Endris Night (track 10)
Une jeune pucelle (track 17)
is the basis for:
Es ist ein Ros entsprungen (Praetorius/Sandström) (track 16)
later parody versions:
later translated versions:
Debespulks dzied apstarots (Latvian version of English "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing") (track 7)
Det hev ei rose sprunge (Norwegian version of "Es ist ein Ros entsprungen") (track 16)
En rose så jeg skyde (Danish version of "Es ist ein Ros entsprungen") (track 16)
Er is een roos ontsprongen (Dutch Catholic version of "Es ist ein Ros entsprungen") (track 16)
Es skaistu rozīt' zinu (Latvian version of "Es ist ein Ros entsprungen") (track 16)
Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming (English version of "Es ist ein Ros entsprungen") (track 16)
Tu mazā, klusā Betlēme (Latvian version of "O Little Town of Bethlehem") (track 12)
天には栄え (Japanese Version of Hark! The Herald Angels Sing) (track 7)
新生王 (track 7)
later versions:
Carol of the Bells (Nox Arcana version) (track 15)
Forest Green (lyrics of "O Little Town of Bethlehem" set to a different tune, the traditional carol as sung in the UK and in the Episcopal church in the US) (track 12)
Hark the Herald Angels Sing (Bob Dylan arrangement) (track 7)
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Die Toten Hosen arrangement) (track 7)
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (John Ferguson arrangement) (track 7)
Little Town (Cliff Richard carol -- the traditional words set to new music) (track 12)
O Little Town of Bethlehem (Kenneth Jennings arrangement) (track 12)
O' Little Town of Bethlehem (Bob Dylan arrangement) (track 12)
part of:
Three Nativity Carols (part of collection) (tracks 9–11)
recording of:
Ai, nama māmiņa (2002-01) (track 13)
Carol of the Bells (2002-01) (track 15)
Es ist ein Ros entsprungen (Praetorius' harmonisation) (2002-01) (track 16)
Fum, Fum, Fum (2002-01) (track 5)
Gabriel's Message (2002-01) (track 20)
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Christmas carol) (2002-01) (track 7)
Huron Carol (aka "Twas in the Moon of Wintertime") (2002-01) (track 17)
Il est né le divin enfant (2002-01) (track 1)
Joseph Dearest, Joseph Mine (2002-01) (track 8)
O Little Town of Bethlehem (traditional carol sung in the US to the tune of "St. Louis", cf. the version commonly sung to the hymn tune "Forest Green" in the UK) (2002-01) (track 12)
Patapan (2002-01) (track 18)
Prepare the Way (2002-01) (track 4)
Silent Night, Holy Night (arranged by Malcolm Sargent) (2002-01) (track 21)
Susanni (2002-01) (track 3)
The Friendly Beasts (2002-01) (track 14)
The Virgin's Cradle Hymn (2002-01) (track 2)
referred to in medleys:
Christmas Medley (Bing Crosby version) (track 12)
Noëls pour cordes (tracks 1, 7, 12)
translated version of:
Jesous Ahatonhia (The Huron Carol) (track 17)
version of:
Es ist ein Ros entsprungen (original anonymous version) (track 16)
Shchedryk (track 15)
St. Louis (track 12)

Release

mastering: Preston Smith (engineer)
producer: Steve Barnett
recording engineer: Preston Smith (engineer)
copyrighted by: Loft Recordings (organ and choral music)
phonographic copyright by: Loft Recordings (organ and choral music)
ASIN: UK: B00009W0HQ [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/release/6893693 [info]