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John Rutter: The Colors of Christmas ()

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composed by Adolphe Adam, Anonymous, Benjamin Britten, Christmas Traditional, Felix Mendelssohn, Franz Gruber, Harold Darke, Henry John Gauntlett, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, John Rutter, Leroy Anderson, Lowell Mason, Mel Tormé, Ralph Blane, Traditional German chorale

John Rutter's 2011 album, The Colors of Christmas, should appeal to fans of his performances with the Cambridge Singers, the group he founded in 1981, and with which he has produced about a half dozen Christmas albums. Listeners familiar with those albums will know what they're getting here: an assortment of holiday music that includes original works by Rutter, a number of Rutter's arrangements and orchestrations of both traditional and less familiar carols, and pieces performed in their original versions. This album also ...

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  1. Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French)
  2. The Colours of Christmas, for chorus & orchestra
  3. In dulci jubilo, chorale
  4. What Is This Lovely Fragrance?
  5. Away in a manger (Tune: Cradle Song) (New English Hymnal 22)
  6. Hodie Christus natus est, motet for 5 voices & continuo (Cantiones Sacrae No. 13)
  7. Riu, riu, chiu!, carol (Spanish)
  8. I Wonder As I Wander (American)
  9. Star Carol
  10. Once in Royal David's City, carol
  11. Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht (Silent Night)
  12. In the Bleak Midwinter
  13. Gabriel's Message (Basque)
  14. O come, all ye faithful fanfare
  15. Cantique de Noël, for voice & orchestra ("Minuit, Chrétiens," "O Holy Night")
  16. Friday Afternoons, children's songs (12) for children's chorus & piano, Op. 7: A New Year Carol
  17. Joy to the World
  18. Sleigh Ride, arranged for band
  19. Deck the Halls (Welsh)
  20. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)
  21. The Twelve Days of Christmas, carol for children's chorus & orchestra
  22. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (for the film Meet Me in St. Louis)
  23. Hark! the Herald Angels Sing (adapted by W. H. Cummings from Mendelssohn's Festgesang for the Gutenberg Festival)
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