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Great Christmas Classics CD

$ 8.97 $ 17.95


Joyous and uplifting Christmas music by the four great baroque composers. A musical telling of the Christmas story from Handel's Messiah, Bach's Christmas Oratorio, Schütz's Magnificat and Scarlatti's Christmas Pastoral.

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)

1 For unto us a child is born
2 Every valley shall be exalted
3 Rejoice greatly
Amadeus Ensemble conducted by Valentin Radu, David Price, tenor, Jennifer Lane, mezzo-soprano

Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1723)
Christmas Pastoral Cantata
(Cantata Pastorale per la nativita di Nostro Signore Gesu Christo)
4 Introduction
5 Recitative. O Betlemme altera povertà venturoso
6 Aria. Dal ben seno d'una stella
7 Recitative. Preso d'uomo la forma, alle gelide tempre
8 Aria. L'autor d'ogni mio bene
9 Recitative. Fortunati pastori giacchè v'è dato in sorte
10 Aria. Tocco la prima sorte a voi, pastori
Mainz Chamber Orchestra directed by Günter Kehr, Gertraud Stocklassa, soprano

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
11 Et exultavit spiritus meus (And my spirit shall rejoice)
12 Omnes generations (All generations shall be exalted)
13 Gloria patri (Glory to the Father, Son and Holy Ghost)
Stuttgart Figural Choir, Stuttgart Bach Orchestra conducted by Helmuth Rilling, Hildegard Rüttgers, alto
Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672)
14 Magnificat

Spandau Kantorei conducted by Helmuth Rilling, Elisabeth Speiser, soprano, Kurt Huber, counter-tenor, Josef Schmalhofer, tenor, Günther Wilhelms, bass
Johann Sebastian Bach
Christmas Oratorio
15 Jauchzet frohlocket (Christians be joyful)
16 Ich will nur Dir zu Ehren leben (Thee alone I would praise)
17 Jesus richte mein Beginnen (Jesus guide my beginnings)
Vienna Symphony Orchestra and Academy Chamber Choir conducted by Ferdinand Grossman, Erich Majkut, tenor


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