Choir of King’s College, Cambridge

Classical Christmas

3CD
3 Nov 2014

Barcode: 0825646194742

Other participants: Natalie Dessay, Barbara Hendricks, Rolando Villazón, Roberto Alagna, Thomas Hampson

A collection of carols and heartwarming Christmas favourites for the whole family to cherish. Yuletide classics performed by the leading lights of opera and choral music: Natalie Dessay, Barbara Hendricks, Rolando Villazón, Roberto Alagna, Thomas Hampson, the Choir of King's College, Cambridge and more.

Audio sample & Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 Adam: Cantique de Noël, "Minuit, chrétiens"  - Roberto Alagna 
02 Hymne des Fraternisés: I'm dreaming of home  - Natalie Dessay/Chorale Scala/London Symphony Orchestra/Philippe Rombi 
03 Adeste fidelis  - Rolando Villazon/Orchestre Symphonique Bel Arte/Philippe Rombi 
04 Away in a Manger (Medley No. 2)  - Barbara Hendricks 
05 Anonymous: In dulci jubilo (Arr. Jonathan Tunick)  - Roberto Alagna/Abbey Road Ensemble/Jonathan Tunick 
06 Trois Anges sont venus ce soir (Medley No. 1)  - Barbara Hendricks 
07 Traditional: Ríu Ríu Chíu (Spanish Villancico, No. 46, from "Cancionero de Uppsala"): "Riu, riu, chiu, la guarda ribera"  - Choir of King's College, Cambridge/Stephen Cleobury/Julian Perkins 
08 Martin, H.: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (Arr. Jonathan Tunick)  - Thomas Hampson/Abbey Road Ensemble/Jonathan Tunick 
09 Sweet Little Jesus Boy (Medley No. 3)  - Barbara Hendricks 
10 O Tannenbaum  - Maurice André/Nicolas André/London Philharmonic Orchestra/Michel Legrand 
11 Reger: Schlichte Weisen, Op. 76: No. 52, Mariä Wiegenlied, "Maria sitzt am Rosenhag" (Allegretto)  - Barbara Hendricks 
12 We wish you a Merry Christmas  - Wiener Sängerknaben 
13 Let it Snow, Let it Snow  - Wiener Sängerknaben 
14 Good News  - Ken Burton/Ladies' Quartet 
15 By and by  - Ken Burton/Ruby Philogene/Julius Drake/London Adventist Chorale 
16 Petit Papa Noël  - Maurice André/London Philharmonic Orchestra/Michel Legrand 
17 In the bleak midwinter  - Stephen Varcoe/John Wells/Choir of King's College, Cambridge/Sir David Willcocks 
18 Leontovych: Carol of the Bells  - Libera 
19 Anon / Arr Cullen : Piae Cantiones, 1582 : "Of the Father's heart begotten"  - Kiri Te Kanawa 
20 Trad / Arr Bold, Kirkpatrick : A Lullaby & Away in a Manger  - Chanticleer 
Disc 2 
01 Prokofiev: Lieutenant Kijé, Op. 60: V. Troika  - Klaus Tennstedt 
02 Trad / Arr Rutter: I Saw Three Ships  - Clare College Singers, Clare College Orchestra, John Rutter 
03 Delius: Sleigh Ride  - Hallé Orchestra 
04 Redner: O Little Town of Bethlehem (Christmas Carol)  - Simon Vaughan, Clare College Singers, Clare College Orchestra, John Rutter 
05 Woodward: Ding Dong! Merrily on High  - Bach Choir, Sir David Willcocks, Jacques Orchestra 
06 Cantata No. 147: "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring"  - Sir Neville Marriner, Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields 
07 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen  - Pro Arte Orchestra, Barry Rose 
08 Fantasia on Christmas Carols  - Stephen Roberts, London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Richard Hickox 
09 The Seasons, Op. 67: Tableau IV Bacchanale  - Yevgeny Svetlanov, Philharmonia Orchestra 
10 Delius: 3 Small Tone Poems for Orchestra, RT VI/7: II. Sleigh Ride (Winter Night)  - Richard Hickox 
11 Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel: Overture  - André Previn 
12 Gruber: Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht (Christmas Carol)  - The King's Singers 
13 Gauntlett: Once in Royal David's City (from "Hymns and Carols of Christmas")  - Clare College Singers, Clare College Orchestra, Jeremy Blandford, John Rutter 
14 The First Nowell  - Barry Rose, Pro Arte Orchestra 
15 Pearsall / Traditional: In dulci jubilo (Christmas Carol)  - Clare College Singers, Clare College Orchestra, Jeremy Blandford, John Rutter 
16 O Come All Ye Faithful  - Barry Rose, Pro Arte Orchestra 
17 We Wish You a Merry Christmas  - Hallé Orchestra, Maurice Handford 
Disc 3 
01 Traditional: The First Nowell (Arr. Mackerras)  - King's College Choir, Cambridge 
02 Traditional: Good King Wenceslas (Tune based on a 13th-Century Spring Carol)  - Huddersfield Choral Society/Brian Kay/David Bell/Owain Arwel Hughes 
03 God rest you merry, gentlemen (1993 Remastered Version)  - Bach Choir/Jacques Orchestra/Sir David Willcocks 
04 While shepherds watched their flocks by night (1993 Remastered Version)  - Bach Choir/Jacques Orchestra/Sir David Willcocks 
05 Silent Night (wrds. Joseph Mohr, trans. & arr. Willcocks)  - Stephen Varcoe/Choir of King's College, Cambridge/Sir David Willcocks 
06 Trad: The Coventry Carol  - Andrew Parrott 
07 I saw three ships (1993 Remastered Version)  - Bach Choir/Sir David Willcocks 
08 Away in a manger (arr. Thalben-Ball) (1998 Remastered Version)  - Temple Church Choir/Sir George Thalben-Ball 
09 When Christ was born (1993 Remastered Version)  - Bach Choir/Jacques Orchestra/Sir David Willcocks 
10 It came upon the midnight clear (wrds. E. H. Sears, traditional English tune adapted by A. Sullivan, arr. C. Roberts)  - Huddersfield Choral Society/Brian Kay/David Bell/Owain Arwel Hughes 
11 Traditional: O Little Town of Bethlehem (Arr. Philip Ledger)  - King's College Choir, Cambridge 
12 Past three a-clock (1993 Remastered Version)  - Bach Choir/Sir David Willcocks 
13 Billings: The Singing Master's Assistant, 1778: No. 6, Judea, "A virgin unspotted"  - Andrew Parrott 
14 Maconchy: Nowell! Nowell! Nowell!: "Nowell sing we now all and some" (after a Christmas Carol from the 15th Century)  - King's College Choir, Cambridge 
15 Rutter: Nativity Carol  - Clare College Singers 
16 Unto us is born a son (words & music from Piae Cantiones, 1584; wds trans. G. R. Woodward, tune arr. G. Palmer)  - Huddersfield Choral Society/David Bell/Owain Arwel Hughes 
17 Traditional: The Lord at first did Adam make (English Christmas Carol, arr. David Willcocks)  - Sir David Willcocks 
18 Up! good Christen folk, and listen (1993 Remastered Version)  - Bach Choir/Sir David Willcocks 
19 Traditional: Infant Holy, Infant Lowly (English Version of the Polish Christmas Carol "W zlobie lezy")  - Clare College Singers 
20 Bach: O Jesulein süss, BWV 493 (Chorale Version)  - Bach Choir/Sir David Willcocks/Jacques Orchestra 
21 O come, O come Emmanuel (tune from 15th-century Fr. processional, arr. T. Helmore; wds trans. J. M. Neale)  - Huddersfield Choral Society/Brian Kay/David Bell/Owain Arwel Hughes 
22 Traditional: The Twelve Days of Christmas (English Christmas Carol)  - Clare College Singers, Cambridge/Clare College Orchestra, Cambridge/Jeremy Blandford/John Rutter 


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