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Joy to the World: An American Christmas

Joy to the World: An American Christmas

COR16117

£7.99

Handel and Haydn Society

CORO is delighted to announce the first studio recording with the Handel and Haydn Society. The disc, which is a co-production with WGBH and was recorded at their studios in Boston in January, features an eclectic selection of Christmas music including traditional carols using American tunes and Christmas motets by Charles Ives and contemporary American composer, James Bassi. The disc also features two carols by the 'father of American choral music', Bostonian William Billings, and the popular Carol of the Bells by Ukranian composer Mykola Leontovich with its instantly recognisable four-note ostinato motif. 

Handel and Haydn Society
Harry Christophers 

Track Listing:

Traditional
1. I wonder as I wander

Morten Lauridsen
2. O magnum mysterium

Traditional
3. Joy to the world
4. It came upon the midnight clear

Gustav Holst
5. In the bleak midwinter

William Billings
6. Shepherds, rejoice!

Traditional
7.  In dulci jubilo (original English)

Bob Chilcott
8. The Shepherd's Carol

Charles Ives
9. A Christmas Carol

John Rutter
10. There is a flower

Traditional
11. O little town of Bethlehem (American)
12. Angels we have heard on high

Herbert Howells
13. A spotless Rose

Hieronymous Praetorius
14. In dulci juibilo (German)

James Bassi
15. Quem pastores laudavere

Billings
16. A virgin unspotted

R. L. Pearsall
17. In dulci jubilo

Traditional
18. O little town of Bethlehem

Mykola Leontovich
19. Carol of the Bells

TOTAL PLAYING TIME:  1hr 3mins

 


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