Honoring the Sacred – Christmas Music (2015)

Composer / Selections Artists Timings
 1. Bach: Christmas Oratorio BWV 248 – Sinfonia  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Neville Marriner, conductor 2:26
2. Gruber: Silent Night The Bach Choir; David Collins, director 2:43
3. Darke: In the Bleak Midwinter R. Joshua, sop.; I. Bostridge, ten.
Academy & Chorus of 
St. Martin in the Fields
Neville Marriner, conductor
Lazlo Heltay, chorus master
4:32
4. Traditional: The First Nowell Choir of King’s College, Cambridge
David Wilcocks, chorus master
4:52
5. Comelius: The Three Kings Gerald Finley, bar.
Academy & Chorus of
St. Martin in the Fields
Neville Marriner, conductor
Lazlo Heltay, chorus master
2:36
6. Vivaldi: Lute Concerto in D Eduardo Fernandez, guitar
English Chamber Orchestra
George Malcolm, conductor
5:13
7. Praetorius: Lo er a Rose Blooming Monteverdi Choir
John Eliot Gardiner, chorus master
4:01
8. Berlioz: Childhood of Christ Shepherd’s Farewell  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Neville Marriner, conductor
4:23
9. Franck: Bread of Angels Kiri Te Kanawa, sop.
English Chamber Orchestra
Barry Rose, conductor
3:42
10. Willis: It Came Upon a Midnight Clear Leontyne Price, sop.
Two German Choirs
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
1:52
11. Gabrieli:  O Great Mystery John Angelo Messana, alto
Monteverdi Choir
John Eliot Gardiner, chorus master
3:57
12. Traditional: Once in Royal David’s City Robin Barter, treble
David Briggs, organ
Choir of King’s College, Cambridge
Stephen Cleobury, chorus master
4:30
13. Corelli: Christmas Concerto Op. 6 No. 8 – Largo pastorale Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Neville Marriner, conductor
2:33
14. Berlin: White Christmas Kiri Te Kanawa, sop.
London Voices
Terry Edwards, chorus master
Philharmonia Orchestra
Carl Davis, conductor
3:50
15. Traditional: See Amid the Winter’s Snow Choir of King’s College, Cambridge
Stephen Cleobury, chorus master
3:57
16. Kirkpatrick: Away in the Manger Mark Tinkler, treble
Choir of St. John’s College, Cambridge
George Guest, chorus master
2:34
17. Offenbach: Tales of Hoffman Barcarolle L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
Richard Bonynge, conductor
4:03
18. German Traditional: O Christmas Tree Vienna Boys Choir
Uwe Christian Harter, chorus master
1:38
19. Bach/Gounod: Ave Maria Leontyne Price, sop.
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Herbert von Karajan, conductor
2:42
20. Bach:  Christmas Oratorio BWV 248 – Slumber Aria Marilyn Horne, m-sop.
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Neville Marriner, conductor
4:17

All selections are from the following CD

Various Performers & Orchestras

Christmas Adagios
Decca 289 468 503-2


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