Voices of Christmas - 1994
Various Artists


Release Date: October 18, 1994
Total Time: 74:39
Type: Collection (various artists), Christmas
Genre: Classical

Voices of Christmas is a fine 24-track collection of classic Christmas carols as performed by choirs (includign the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Texas Boys Choir) and operatic vocalists like Jose Carreras, Placido Domingo, Elly Ameling and Eileen Farrell. With participation of Thijs van Leer.

Stephen Thomas Erlewine, All Music Guide

Track / composer / performer / time:

- Adeste Fideles - Vienna Symphony Orchestra (2:33)
- Joy to the World - Isaac Watts, Lowell Mason Mormon Tabernacle Choir (2:15)
- The First Noel - William Sandys Mormon Tabernacle Choir (3:08)
- Hark! The Herald Angels Sing - Felix Mendelssohn, Charles Wesley, George Whitefield Temple University Concert Choir (3:13)
- Angels We Have Heard on High - Traditional Gregg Smith, Texas Boys Choir (2:22)
- I Wonder as I Wander/Coventry Carol - John Jacob Niles, Traditional (3:13)
- Deck the Halls With Boughs of Holly - Traditional Mormon Tabernacle Choir, New York Philharmonic (1:26)
- O Little Town of Bethlehem - Phillip Brooks, Lewis H. Redner Columbia Symphony Orchestra (2:26)
- O Come, O Come, Emmanuel - John M. Neale, Traditional Philadelphia Brass Ensemble, Mormon Tabernacle Choir (3:31)
- Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming - Michael Praetorius (4:07)
- O Tannenbaum - Traditional Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Mormon Tabernacle Choir (3:04)
- White Christmas - Irving Berlin Vienna Symphony Orchestra (2:52)
- Away in a Manger - Traditional (1:59)
- Lullaby (Wiegenlied), Op. 49, No. 4 - Johannes Brahms Vienna Symphony Orchestra (2:39)
- All Through the Night - Traditional Mormon Tabernacle Choir (2:31)
- I'll Be Home for Christmas - Buck Ram, Kim Gannon, Walter Kent Vienna Symphony Orchestra (3:00)
- It Came Upon a Midnight Clear - Richard Storrs Willis, Edmund Hamilton Sears (2:57)
- Winter Wonderland - Felix Bernard, Dick Smith Mormon Tabernacle Choir (2:43)
- The Christmas Song - Mel Tormé, Robert Wells (4:06)
- Sleigh Ride - Leroy Anderson, Mitchell Parish Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Mormon Tabernacle Choir (2:50)
- Mary Had a Baby - Traditional (3:34)
- Ave Maria, D. 839 - Franz Schubert Vienna Symphony Orchestra (4:34)
- Silent Night - Franz Xaver Gruber, Joseph Mohr Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Mormon Tabernacle Choir (3:37)
- We Wish You a Merry Christmas - Traditional Tanglewood Festival Chorus (1:59)
- Hallelujah Chorus - George Frideric Handel Mormon Tabernacle Choir (4:00)

Credits:

Leonard Bernstein (Conductor), Lalo Schifrin (Arranger), Maureen McGovern (Soprano), Maureen McGovern (Performer), André Previn (Conductor), John Williams (Conductor), Eileen Farrell (Soprano), Eileen Farrell (Performer), José Carreras (Tenor (Vocal)), José Carreras (Performer), Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo-Soprano (Vocal)), Frederica Von Stade (Performer), Marilyn Horne (Mezzo-Soprano (Vocal)), Marilyn Horne (Performer), E. Power Biggs (Organ), Plácido Domingo (Tenor (Vocal)), Plácido Domingo (Performer), Elly Ameling (Soprano/Performer), Thijs Van Leer (Flute), Robert DeCormier (Arranger), Robert DeCormier (Director), Luther Henderson (Conductor), Philadelphia Brass Ensemble (Performer), Columbia Symphony Orchestra (Performer), Mormon Tabernacle Choir (Performer), Eugene Ormandy (Conductor), Alexander Schreiner (Organ), Richard Tucker (Tenor (Vocal)), Richard Tucker (Performer), Richard Condie (Arranger), Richard Condie (Conductor), Richard Condie (Director), New York Philharmonic (Performer), Gregg Smith (Performer), Lee Holdridge (Arranger), Lee Holdridge (Conductor), Ruud Jacobs (Producer), Richard King (Reissue Engineer), James Litton (Music Direction), John McClure (Producer), Milton Okun (Producer), Texas Boys Choir (Performer), Rogier VanOtterloo (Director), Ellen Fitton (Reissue Engineer), Thomas Z. Shepard (Arranger), Thomas Z. Shepard (Conductor), Thomas Z. Shepard (Producer), Vienna Symphony Orchestra (Performer), Jerold Ottley (Conductor), Jerold Ottley (Director), Howard H. Scott (Producer), Ron Barron (Producer), John Longhurst (Arranger), Arthur Harris (Arranger), Michel Glotz (Producer), Arthur M. Fierro (Reissue Producer), David Mottley (Producer), Vjekoslav Sutej (Conductor), Theodore Baker (Translation), John M. Neale (Translation), Tanglewood Festival Chorus (Performer), Robert Page (Director), Temple University Concert Choir (Performer), Newell K. Daley (Arranger), C. Jenkins (Arranger), Mike Rienzi (Arranger), Mike Rienzi (Conductor), Adam Storck (Translation), Rene Verhoeff (Director), John Oliver (Director), Thomas Frost (Producer)



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