The Very Best of Christmas

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The Very Best of Christmas

Label:

Naxos

Catalogue No:

8570344-45
(8.570344-45)

Discs:

2

Release date:

2nd Oct 2006

Barcode:

0747313034475

Length:

2 hours 9 minutes

Medium:

CD (download also available)
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The Very Best of Christmas


 

CD 1 is a collection of traditional carols and choral music by a range of popular composers, united by the theme of ‘The Christmas Story’ featuring angels, shepherds and a baby in a manger.

CD 2 is a delicious assortment of instrumental and orchestral music, united by the theme of ‘The Christmas Season’ featuring winter classics, best-loved ballet music and sleigh rides.


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George Frideric Handel: Joy to the World

Joy to the World

Felix Mendelssohn: Festgesang, MWV D4, "Gutenberg-Kantate": No. 2. (adap. W.H. Cummings as Hark! The Herald Angels Sing)

Festgesang, MWV D4, "Gutenberg-Kantate": No. 2. (adap. W.H. Cummings as Hark! The Herald Angels Sing)

George Frideric Handel: Messiah, HWV 56

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

For unto us a child is born (Chorus)

Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Messe de minuit pour Noel, H. 9

Messe de Minuit pour Noel, H. 9: Gloria

Franz Xaver Gruber: Stille Nacht (Silent Night)

Stille Nacht (Silent Night), GWV 145

Johann Sebastian Bach: O Jesulein suss, o Jesulein mild, BWV 493

O Jesulein suss, BWV 493

Traditional: The Angel Gabriel (arr. G. Rossiter)

The Angel Gabriel (arr. G. Rossiter)

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

The First Nowell (arr. D. Willcocks)

Hector Berlioz: L'enfance du Christ, Op. 25

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

Harold Darke: In the Bleak Mid-Winter

In the Bleak Midwinter

Gustav Holst: 4 Old English Carols, Op. 20b

A Babe is Born

Traditional: Ding Dong Merrily on High (arr. D. Willcocks)

Ding, Dong Merrily on High (arr. D. Willcocks)

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

God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen (arr. D. Willcocks)

John Tavener: God is with us

God is with Us: Christmas Proclamation

Traditional: Sussex Carol

Sussex Carol (arr. G. Rossiter)

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

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

Traditional: The holly and the ivy (arr. H.W. Davies)

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

John Rutter: What Sweeter Music

What Sweeter Music

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

O Come, All Ye Faithful (arr. D. Willcocks)

Antonio Vivaldi: The 4 Seasons: Violin Concerto in F minor, Op. 8, No. 4, RV 297, "L'inverno" (Winter)

I. Allegro non molto

II. Largo

III. Allegro

Johann Sebastian Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248

Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Part II: Sinfonia

Arcangelo Corelli: Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op. 6, No. 8, "Christmas Concerto"

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

Johann Sebastian Bach: 6 Schubler Chorales, BWV 645-650

Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645

Franz Joseph Haydn: Die Jahreszeiten (The Seasons), Hob.XXI:3

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

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: 3 German Dances, K. 605

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

Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker, Op. 71

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

Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66

Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66: Waltz

Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov: Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve: Polonaise

Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Les saisons (The Seasons), Op. 37b

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

Franz Liszt: Weihnachtsbaum, S186/R71

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

Sergey Prokofiev: Lieutenant Kije Suite, Op. 60

Lieutenant Kije Suite, Op. 60: IV. Troika

Sergey Prokofiev: Cinderella Suite No. 1, Op. 107

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

Leroy Anderson: Sleigh Ride (original piano version)

Sleigh Ride

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