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The Very Best of Christmas

Michael Bloss (organ), John Evanson (piano), Philip Langridge (tenor), Robert Stringer (treble), Raymond Johnston (organ), Takako Nishizaki (violin), J. Reilly Lewis (organ), Stephan MacLeod (bass-baritone), Sibylla Rubens (soprano), Andreas Karasiak (tenor), Eteri Andjaparidze (piano)

Worcester...

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This release includes a digital booklet

Contents

Handel: Joy to the World

1:38
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  • Worcester Cathedral Choir
  • Donald Hunt

Mendelssohn: Hark! the herald angels sing

3:03
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  • Worcester Cathedral Choir
  • Donald Hunt

 Excerpt, Handel: Messiah

6:04
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  • Scholars Baroque Ensemble
  • Recorded: 6-9 July 1992
  • Recording Venue: Rosslyn Hill Chapel, Hampstead, London

Recitative and Aria: Behold, a virgin shall conceive… O Thou that tellest good tidings to Zion (Alto, Chorus)

6:00
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For unto us a child is born (Chorus)

0:04
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Charpentier, M-A: Noel: A minuet fut fait un reveil, H. 9

4:35
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  • Aradia Ensemble
  • Kevin Mallon
  • Recorded: 3 - 6 January 2003
  • Recording Venue: Grace Church on the Hill, Toronto, Canada

Messe de Minuit pour Noel, H. 9: Gloria

4:35
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Gruber, F: Silent Night

3:12
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  • Michael Bloss (organ)
  • Elora Festival Singers
  • Noel Edison

Stille Nacht (Silent Night), GWV 145

3:12
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Bach, J S: O Jesulein süß, BWV493

3:09
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  • Washington Choral Arts Society Orchestra, Washington Choral Arts Society
  • Norman Scribner

O Jesulein suss, BWV 493

3:09
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trad.: The Angel Gabriel (arr. G. Rossiter)

2:32
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  • Finchley Children’s Music Group
  • Grace Rossiter
  • Recorded: 7 - 8 April 2004
  • Recording Venue: Chapel of St. George's VA School, Harpenden, Herts

trad.: The First Nowell (arr. D. Willcocks)

5:02
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  • Tewkesbury Abbey Choir
  • Andrew Sackett
  • Recorded: 1 and 7 February 1994
  • Recording Venue: Tewkesbury Abbey

 Excerpt, Berlioz: L'Enfance du Christ, Op. 25

5:25
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  • Tewkesbury Abbey Choir
  • Andrew Sackett

L’enfance du Christ, Op. 25: The shepherds' farewell

5:25
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Darke: In the Bleak Midwinter

5:02
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  • Michael Bloss (organ)
  • Elora Festival Singers
  • Noel Edison

Holst: 4 Old English Carols, Op. 20b

2:22
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  • John Evanson (piano)
  • Finchley Children’s Music Group
  • Grace Rossiter
  • Recorded: 07 - 08 April 2004
  • Recording Venue: Chapel of St. George's VA School, Harpenden, Herts

A Babe is Born

2:22
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trad.: Ding dong! merrily on high

2:14
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  • Michael Bloss (organ)
  • Elora Festival Singers
  • Noel Edison

God rest ye merry, gentlemen (arr. D. Willcocks)

3:31
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  • Tewkesbury Abbey Choir
  • Andrew Sackett

Tavener: God is With Us (A Christmas Proclamation)

5:28
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  • Choir of St John's College Cambridge
  • Christopher Robinson
  • Recorded: 11 - 13 July 2000
  • Recording Venue: St John's College Chapel, Cambridge

God is with Us: Christmas Proclamation

5:28
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trad.: Sussex Carol

2:08
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  • Philip Langridge (tenor)
  • Finchley Children’s Music Group
  • Grace Rossiter
  • Recorded: 7 - 8 April 2004
  • Recording Venue: Chapel of St. George's VA School, Harpenden, Herts

Sussex Carol (arr. G. Rossiter)

2:08
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Here We Come a-Wassailing (arr. J. Rutter)

3:58
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  • Washington Choral Arts Society, Washington Choral Arts Society Orchestra
  • Norman Scribner

trad.: The Holly and the Ivy

2:22
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  • John Evanson (piano)
  • Finchley Children’s Music Group
  • Grace Rossiter
  • Recorded: 07 - 08 April 2004
  • Recording Venue: Chapel of St. George's VA School, Harpenden, Herts

The Holly and the Ivy (arr. J. Rutter)

2:22
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Rutter: What sweeter music

5:05
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  • Michael Bloss (organ)
  • Elora Festival Singers
  • Noel Edison

trad.: O Come All Ye Faithful (arr. D. Willcocks)

3:46
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  • Robert Stringer (treble), Raymond Johnston (organ)
  • Worcester Cathedral Choir
  • Donald Hunt

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons: Winter, RV297

9:10
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  • Takako Nishizaki (violin)
  • Cappella Istropolitana
  • Stephen Gunzenhauser

I. Allegro non molto

3:32
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II. Largo

2:25
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III. Allegro

3:13
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 Excerpt, Bach, J S: Christmas Oratorio, BWV248

5:59
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  • Budapest Failoni Chamber Orchestra
  • Geza Oberfrank

Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Part II: Sinfonia

5:59
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 Excerpt, Corelli: Concerto grosso Op. 6 No. 8 in G minor 'fatto per la notte di Natale'

4:20
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  • Cappella Istropolitana
  • Jaroslav Krcek
  • Recorded: January-March 1989 and June-July 1991
  • Recording Venue: Moyzes Hall of Slovak Philharmonic, Bratislava

Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op. 6, No. 8, "Christmas Concerto": VI. Pastorale ad libitum: Largo

4:20
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 Excerpt, Bach, J S: Chorale Preludes II, BWV645-650 'Schübler Chorales'

4:12
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  • J. Reilly Lewis (organ)

Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645

4:12
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 Excerpt, Haydn: The Seasons, Hob.XXI:3

2:55
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  • Stephan MacLeod (bass-baritone), Sibylla Rubens (soprano), Andreas Karasiak (tenor)
  • Gewandhaus Chamber Choir, Leipzig Chamber Orchestra
  • Morten Schuldt-Jensen

The Seasons, Hob.XXI:3: Winter: Introduction: Die Einleitung schildert die dicken Nebel

2:55
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 Excerpt, Mozart: German Dances (3), K605

3:19
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  • Richard Hayman Symphony Orchestra
  • Richard Hayman

3 German Dances, K. 605: No. 3 in C major, "Die Schlittenfahrt" (Sleigh Ride)

3:19
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 Excerpt, Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker, Op. 71

1:52
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  • Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Michael Halász
  • Recorded: 13-20 October 1987
  • Recording Venue: Concert Hall of Czechoslovak Radio, Bratislava

The Nutcracker, Op. 71: Danse de la fee (Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy)

1:52
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 Excerpt, Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66

4:36
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  • Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Ondrej Lenárd
  • Recorded: 13-20 October 1987
  • Recording Venue: Concert Hall of Czechoslovak Radio, Bratislava

Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66: Waltz

4:36
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 Excerpt, Rimsky Korsakov: Christmas Eve

5:52
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  • Moscow Symphony Orchestra
  • Igor Golovschin
  • Recorded: February 1996
  • Recording Venue: Mosfilm Studio, Moscow

Christmas Eve: Polonaise

5:52
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 Excerpt, Tchaikovsky: The Seasons, Op. 37b

3:45
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  • Eteri Andjaparidze (piano)
  • Recorded: 15-16 June 1995
  • Recording Venue: Fisher Hall, Santa Rosa, California

Les Saisons (The Seasons), Op. 37b: No. 12. December: Noel

3:45
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Liszt: Weihnachtsbaum, S. 186

4:05
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  • Eteri Andjaparidze (piano)
  • Recorded: 15-16 June 1995
  • Recording Venue: Fisher Hall, Santa Rosa, California

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

4:05
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 Excerpt, Prokofiev: Lieutenant Kijé Suite, Op. 60

3:03
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  • Richard Hayman Symphony Orchestra
  • Richard Hayman

Lieutenant Kije Suite, Op. 60: IV. Troika

3:03
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Prokofiev: Cinderella Suite No. 1, Op. 107

2:55
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  • National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine
  • Theodore Kuchar
  • Recorded: 28-30 January 1994
  • Recording Venue: State Broadcasting Company of Ukraine, Kiev

Cinderella Suite No. 1, Op. 107: VII. Cinderella's Waltz

2:55
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Anderson, Leroy: Sleigh Ride

2:41
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  • Eteri Andjaparidze (piano)
  • Recorded: 15-16 June 1995
  • Recording Venue: Fisher Hall, Santa Rosa, California

Sleigh Ride

2:41
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