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Charpentier Christmas Music

John Shea presents a selection of Christmas music from Les Talens Lyriques and Christophe Rousset.

John Shea welcomes in Christmas morning with a concert from Les Talens Lyriques and Christophe Rousset.

1:01 AM
Charpentier, Marc-Antoine (1643-1704)
Selection of Christmas Music
Emiliano Gonzalez Toro (tenor), Benoît Arnould (baritone), Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset (harpsichord, organ, director)

1:38 AM
Charpentier, Marc-Antoine (1643-1704)
More Christmas Music
Emiliano Gonzalez Toro (tenor), Benoît Arnould (baritone), Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset (harpsichord, organ, director)

2:08 AM
Charpentier, Marc-Antoine (1643-1704)
Laudate Dominum omnes gentes, H.159
Emiliano Gonzalez Toro (tenor), Benoît Arnould (baritone), Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset (harpsichord, organ, director)

2:13 AM
Guilmant, Alexandre (1837-1911)
Introduction and variations on a Polish Noël
Michael Dudman (organ)

2:17 AM
Respighi, Ottorino (1879-1936)
Vetrate di Chiesa
Orchestra of London, Canada, Uri Mayer (conductor)

2:42 AM
Suk, Josef [1874-1935]
Meditation on an old Czech hymn "St Wenceslas" (Op.35a)
Signum Quartet

2:49 AM
Pejacevic, Dora (1885-1923)
Four piano pieces
Ida Gamulin (piano)

3:01 AM
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da (c.1525-1594)
Quem vidistis, pastores
Elmer Iseler Singers, Elmer Iseler (conductor)

3:05 AM
Mozetich, Marjan (b. 1948)
The Passion of Angels
Nora Bumanis & Julia Shaw (harps), Marc Destrubé (violin), Diane Berthelsdorf (cello), Roger Cole (oboe), Christopher Millard (bassoon), CBC Vancouver Orchestra, Mario Bernardi (conductor)

3:26 AM
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich (1840-1893)
Symphony No.1 in G minor
BBC Philharmonic, Vassily Sinaisky (conductor)

4:10 AM
Stravinsky, Igor (1882-1971)
Ave Maria
Tallinn Boys Choir, Lydia Rahula (conductor)

4:17 AM
Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750)
Gloria in Excelsis Deo (BWV.191)
Ann Monoyios (soprano), Colin Ainsworth (tenor), Tafelmusik Chamber Choir, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Ivars Taurins (conductor)

4:32 AM
Salzedo, Carlos (1885-1961)
Concert Variations on "O Tannenbaum"
Judy Loman (harp)

4:36 AM
Bridge, Frank (1879-1941)
Sir Roger de Coverley - Christmas dance
BBC Concert Orchestra, David Hill (conductor)

4:42 AM
Poulenc, Francis (1899-1963)
Quatre motets pour le temps de Noel
Talinn Music High School Chamber Choir, Evi Eespere (director)

4:52 AM
Berlioz, Hector (1803-1869)
Trio des Ismaelites from L'enfance du Christ
Nora Shulman (Flute), Virginia Markson (Flute), Judy Loman (Harp)

5:01 AM
Holten, Bo (b.1948)
Nowell Sing We Now
Micaela Haslam (solo soprano), BBC Singers, Stephen Cleobury (conductor)

5:05 AM
Traditional carol
Deck the Hall
Richard Paré (harpsichord), Les chanteurs de Saint-Cœur-de-Marie, Claude Gosselin (conductor)

5:07 AM
Charpentier, Marc-Antoine (1643-1704)
Excerpt from 'Litanies de la Vierge', H.84
Emiliano Gonzalez Toro (tenor), Benoît Arnould (baritone), Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset (harpsichord, organ, director)

5:10 AM
Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750)
Sinfonia from Christmas Oratorio (BWV.248)
Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Kjetil Haugsand (conductor)

5:16 AM
Cornelius, Peter (1824-74), arr. Ivor Atkins
The three kings
Russell Braun (baritone), Toronto Mendelssohn Youth Choir, John Rutter (conductor)

5:19 AM
Trad. German, arr. John Rutter (b.1945)
Still, still, still
Toronto Mendelssohn Youth Choir, John Rutter (conductor)

5:21 AM
Anonymous
Alma Redemptoris Mater; El Noi de la Mare; Ons is gheboren een uutvercoren
Zefiro Torna

5:32 AM
Warlock, Peter [1894-1930]
Bethlehem Down
BBC Singers, BBC Concert Orchestra, David Hill (conductor)

5:37 AM
Grieg, Edvard Hagerup (1843-1907)
Holberg Suite (Op.40)
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Litton (conductor)

5:58 AM
Scarlatti, Alessandro (1669-1725)
Oh di Betlemme altera poverta
Mona Julsrud (soprano), Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Roy Goodman (conductor)

6:16 AM
Grüber, Franz (1787-1863)
Stille Nacht
Les chanteurs de Saint-Cœur-de-Marie, Richard Paré (organ), Claude Gosselin (conductor)

6:21 AM
Ford, Andrew (b. 1957)
Wassails and Lullabies
Anne Cooke (soprano), Matthew Baker (bass), Ian Cleworth, Rebecca Lagos, Brian Nixon (percussion), Sydney Philharmonia Motet Choir, Antony Walker (conductor)

6:40 AM
Traditional English arr. Victor Davies
The Holly and the Ivy
Elmer Iseler Singers, Gianetta Baril (harp), Elmer Iseler (conductor)

6:44 AM
Vaughan Williams, Ralph (1872-1958)
Fantasia on Christmas Carols for baritone, chorus and orchestra
Edward Price (baritone), BBC Singers, BBC Concert Orchestra, David Hill (conductor)

6:56 AM
Praetorius, Michael (c.1571-1621)
In dulci jubilo
Paul Hoxbro (recorder), Fionian Chamber Choir, Alice Granum (director), Unknown (tabor).

6 hours

Music Played

  • Darius Milhaud

    "La Cheminée du Roi René" (excerpt from Madrigal-Nocturne)

    Ensemble: BBC Concert Orchestra.
    • GBBBC.
  • Marc‐Antoine Charpentier

    Five works by Charpentier

    Singer: Emiliano Gonzalez‐Toro. Singer: Benoit Arnould. Ensemble: Les Talens Lyriques. Director: Christophe Rousset.
  • Marc‐Antoine Charpentier

    Three works by Charpentier

    Singer: Emiliano Gonzalez‐Toro. Singer: Benoit Arnould. Ensemble: Les Talens Lyriques. Director: Christophe Rousset.
  • Marc‐Antoine Charpentier

    Laudate Dominum omnes gentes, H.159

    Singer: Emiliano Gonzalez‐Toro. Singer: Benoit Arnould. Ensemble: Les Talens Lyriques. Director: Christophe Rousset.
  • Alexandre Guilmant

    Introduction and variations on a Polish Noel [aka Infant holy infant lowly]

    Performer: Michael Dudman.
  • Ottorino Respighi

    Vetrate di Chiesa (Church Windows)

    Orchestra: Orchestra of London, Canada. Conductor: Uri Mayer.
    • CACBC.
  • Josef Suk

    Meditation on an old Czech hymn "St Wenceslas"

    Ensemble: Signum Quartet.
    • GBBBC.
  • Dora Pejačević

    Four piano pieces

    Performer: Ida Gamulin.
    • HRHRT.
  • Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

    Quem vidistis, pastores

    Choir: Elmer Iseler Singers. Conductor: Elmer Iseler Singers.
  • Marjan Mozetich

    The Passion of Angels - Concerto for 2 harps and orchestra (1995)

    Performer: Nora Bumanis. Performer: Julia Shaw. Orchestra: CBC Radio Orchestra. Conductor: Mario Bernardi.
    • CACBC.
  • Pyotr Tchaikovsky

    Symphony No.1 in G minor (Op.13) 'Reves d'hiver'

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Vassily Sinaisky.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Ave Maria (originally Bogoroditse devo [Blessed Virgin] (1934)

    Choir: Tallinn Boys Choir. Conductor: Lydia Rahula.
  • Charles‐François Gounod

    Meditation sur le premier prelude de Bach (Ave Maria)

    Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach. Performer: Kyung-Ok Park. Performer: Myung-Ja Kwun.
    • KRKBS.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Gloria in Excelsis Deo, BWV191

    Singer: Ann Monoyios. Singer: Colin Ainsworth. Choir: Tafelmusik Chamber Choir. Orchestra: Tafelmusik. Conductor: Ivars Taurins.
    • CACBC.
  • Carlos Salzedo

    Concert Variations on "O Tannenbaum"

    Performer: Judy Loman.
    • CACBC.
  • Frank Bridge

    Sir Roger de Coverley - Christmas dance vers. string orchestra

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: David Hill.
    • GBBBC.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Quatre motets pour le temps de Noel

    Choir: Talinn Music High School Chamber Choir. Director: Evi Eespere.
    • EEER.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Trio des Ismaelites from L'enfance du Christ

    Performer: Nora Shulman. Performer: Virginia Markson. Performer: Judy Loman.
  • Bo Holten

    Nowell Sing We Now - for chorus (BBC commission)

    Singer: Micaela Haslam. Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Stephen Cleobury.
  • Trad.

    Deck the Hall

    Performer: Richard Pare. Choir: Les chanteurs de Saint-Coeur-de-Marie. Conductor: Claude Gosselin.
    • CACBC.
  • Marc‐Antoine Charpentier

    Excerpt from 'Litanies de la Vierge', H.84

    Singer: Emiliano Gonzalez‐Toro. Singer: Benoit Arnould. Ensemble: Les Talens Lyriques. Director: Christophe Rousset.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Sinfonia from Christmas Oratorio (BWV.248)

    Orchestra: Kringkastingsorkestret. Conductor: Ketil Haugsand.
    • NONRK.
  • Peter Cornelius

    Three Kings [from Persians lands afar]

    Music Arranger: Ivor Atkins. Singer: Russell Braun. Choir: Toronto Mendelssohn Youth Choir. Conductor: John Rutter.
    • CACBC.
  • Traditional German

    Still, still, still [German carol]

    Music Arranger: John Rutter. Choir: Toronto Mendelssohn Youth Choir. Conductor: John Rutter.
    • CACBC.
  • Anon.

    Alma Redemptoris Mater (Christmas carol)

    Ensemble: Zefiro Torna.
    • BEVRT.
  • Trad.

    Traditional: El noi de la Mare (instr) & Anon: Ons is gheboren een uutvercoren

    Composer: Anon.. Ensemble: Zefiro Torna.
  • Peter Warlock

    Bethlehem Down vers. chorus [1927]

    Choir: BBC Singers. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: David Hill.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Holberg Suite (Op.40)

    Orchestra: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Litton.
    • NONRK.
  • Alessandro Scarlatti

    Oh di Betlemme altera poverta for soprano and orchestra

    Singer: Mona Julsrud. Orchestra: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Roy Goodman.
  • Franz Xaver Gruber

    Stille Nacht (Silent Night)

    Performer: Richard Pare. Choir: Les chanteurs de Saint-Coeur-de-Marie. Conductor: Claude Gosselin.
  • Andrew “Fats” Ford

    Wassails and Lullabies

    Performer: Ian Cleworth. Performer: Rebecca Lagos. Performer: Brian Nixon. Singer: Anne Cooke. Singer: Matthew Baker. Choir: Sydney Philharmonia Motet Choir. Conductor: Antony Walker.
    • AUABC.
  • Traditional English

    The Holly and the Ivy

    Performer: Gianetta Baril. Music Arranger: Victor Davies. Choir: Elmer Iseler Singers. Conductor: Elmer Iseler Singers.
    • CACBC.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Fantasia on Christmas Carols for baritone, chorus and orchestra

    Singer: Edward Price. Choir: BBC Singers. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: David Hill.
  • Michael Praetorius

    In dulci jubilo

    Performer: Paul Hoxbro. Performer: Unknown. Choir: Fionian Chamber Choir. Director: Alice Granum.

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