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COR16117 Joy to the World: An American Christmas

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 Amerian 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

Please note: All files were created directly from the 96kHz/24-bit studio masters.

Track Listings


1. Traditional I wonder as I wonder
2. Morten Lauridsen O magnum mysterium
3. Traditional Joy to the World
4. Traditional It came upon the midnight clear
5. Gustav Holst In the bleak midwinter
6. William Billings Shepherds, rejoice!
7. Traditional In dulci jubilo (original English)
8. Bob Chilcott The Shepherd's Carol
9. Charles Ives A Christmas Carol
10. John Rutter There is a flower
11. Traditional O little town of Bethlehem (American)
12. Traditional Angels we have heard on high
13. Herbert Howells A spotless Rose
14. Hieronymous Praetorius In dulci juibilo (German)
15. James Bassi Quem pastores laudavere
16. William Billings A virgin unspotted
17. R. L. Pearsall In dulci jubilo
18. Traditional O little town of Bethlehem (traditional)
19. Mykola Leontovich Carol of the Bells

Total running time: 63.02