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VERY BEST OF CHRISTMAS


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Part of the very successful compilation series 'The Very Best of Classical Music', this new title 'The Very Best of Christmas' is a 2 CD selection of favourite classical music for Christmas time.

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.
Facts
Item number 8570344-45
Barcode 747313034475
Release date 09/01/2006
Category Christmas
Label Naxos Classics
Media type CD
Number of units 2
Performers
Artists Bloss, Michael
Nishizaki, Takako
Andjaparidze, Eteri
Evanson, John
Johnston, Raymond
Stringer, Robert
Andjaparidze, Eteri
Evanson, John
Bloss, Michael
Johnston, Raymond
Stringer, Robert
Nishizaki, Takako
Composers Vivaldi, Antonio
Mendelssohn, Felix
Gruber, Franz
Liszt, Franz
Handel, George Frideric
Berlioz, Hector
Rutter, John
Anderson, Leroy
Charpentier, Marc-Antoine
Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay Andreyevich
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich
Prokofiev, Sergei
Darke, Harold
Vivaldi, Antonio
Mendelssohn, Felix
Gruber, Franz
Liszt, Franz
Handel, George Frideric
Darke, Harold
Berlioz, Hector
Rutter, John
Anderson, Leroy
Charpentier, Marc-Antoine
Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay Andreyevich
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich
Prokofiev, Sergei
Conductors Oberfrank, Geza
Golovschin, Igor
Mallon, Kevin
Halasz, Michael
Edison, Noel
Scribner, Norman
Lenard, Ondrej
Hayman, Richard
Gunzenhauser, Stephen
Kuchar, Theodore
Sackett, Andrew
Hunt, Donald
Rossiter, Grace
Sackett, Andrew
Hunt, Donald
Oberfrank, Geza
Rossiter, Grace
Golovschin, Igor
Mallon, Kevin
Halasz, Michael
Edison, Noel
Scribner, Norman
Lenard, Ondrej
Hayman, Richard
Gunzenhauser, Stephen
Kuchar, Theodore
Orchestras Aradia Ensemble
Istropolitana, Capella
Elora Festival Singers
Failoni Chamber Orchestra
Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Richard Hayman Symphony Orchestra
Scholars Baroque Ensemble
Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Ukraine National Symphony Orchestra
Washington Choral Arts Society
Washington Choral Arts Society Orchestra
Finchley Childrens Music Group
Tewkesbury Abbey Choir
Worcester Cathedral Choir
Aradia Ensemble
Istropolitana, Capella
Elora Festival Singers
Failoni Chamber Orchestra
Finchley Childrens Music Group
Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Richard Hayman Symphony Orchestra
Scholars Baroque Ensemble
Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Tewkesbury Abbey Choir
Ukraine National Symphony Orchestra
Washington Choral Arts Society
Washington Choral Arts Society Orchestra
Worcester Cathedral Choir
Producers Silver, Bonnie
Appenheimer, Gunter
Inc. Betta International
Bazhenova, Katerina
Khouri, Murray
Hill, Peter H.
Weir, Simon
Silver, Bonnie
Appenheimer, Gunter
Inc. Betta International
Bazhenova, Katerina
Khouri, Murray
Hill, Peter H.
Weir, Simon
Disc: 1
O Come, All Ye Faithful (arr. D. Willcocks)
1 Joy to the World
2 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
3 Recitative and Aria: Behold, a virgin shall concei
4 For unto us a child is born (Chorus)
5 Messe de Minuit pour Noel, H. 9: Gloria
6 Stille Nacht (Silent Night), GWV 145
7 O Jesulein suss, BWV 493
8 The Angel Gabriel (arr. G. Rossiter)
9 The First Nowell (arr. D. Willcocks)
10 L’enfance du Christ, Op. 25: The shepherds' farewe
11 In the Bleak Midwinter
12 A Babe is Born
13 Ding, Dong Merrily on High (arr. D. Willcocks)
14 God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen (arr. D. Willcocks)
15 God is with Us: Christmas Proclamation
16 Sussex Carol (arr. G. Rossiter)
17 Here We Come a-Wassailing (arr. J. Rutter)
18 The Holly and the Ivy (arr. J. Rutter)
19 What Sweeter Music
20 O Come, All Ye Faithful (arr. D. Willcocks)
Disc: 2
Sleigh Ride
1 I. Allegro non molto
2 II. Largo
4 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Part II: Sinfonia
5 Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op. 6, No. 8, "Christm
6 Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645
7 The Seasons, Hob.XXI:3: Winter: Introduction: Die
8 3 German Dances, K. 605: No. 3 in C major, "Die Sc
9 The Nutcracker, Op. 71: Danse de la fee (Dance of
10 Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66: Waltz
11 Christmas Eve: Polonaise
12 Les Saisons (The Seasons), Op. 37b: No. 12. Decemb
13 Weihnachstraum, S186/R71: IV. Adeste Fideles (Marc
Weihnachstraum, S186/R71: IV. Adeste Fideles (Marc
13 Weihnachstraum, S186/R71: IV. Adeste Fideles (Marc
Sleigh Ride
13 III. Allegro
14 Lieutenant Kije Suite, Op. 60: IV. Troika
15 Cinderella Suite No. 1, Op. 107: VII. Cinderella's
16 Sleigh Ride
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