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Simply The Best Christmas Album

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Disc: 1
1. Adeste Fideles - Thomas Hampson
2. Ehre Sei Gott In Der Hohe (From Johann Sebastian Bach's Christmas Oratorio) - Tom Koopman
3. A Spotless Rose - Edward Higginbottom
4. Silent Night - Kiri Te Kanawa
5. O Joyful Children - Vienna Symphony
6. Festive Cheer: (Sleigh Ride/Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas/Jingle Bells/We Wish You A Merry Christmas) - London Brass
7. Glory To God (From Handel's Messiah) - Nikolaus Harnoncourt
8. Il Riposo - ...Per Il Natale (From Vivaldi's Christmas Concerto) - Il Giardino Armonico
9. O Holy Night - Sumi Jo
10. Noel Sur Les Jeux D'anches - Marie-Claire Alain
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Disc: 2
1. The Nutcracker Suite (Opus 71a: Miniature Overture) - Alexander Lazarev
2. The Nutcracker Suite (Opus 71a: March) - Alexander Lazarev
3. The Nutcracker Suite (Opus 71a: Dance Of The Sugar-Plum Fairy) - Alexander Lazarev
4. The Nutcracker Suite (Opus 71a: Trepak, Russian Dance) - Alexander Lazarev
5. The Nutcracker Suite (Opus 71a: Dance Of The Reeds) - Alexander Lazarev
6. Away In A Manger - London Brass
7. Christmas Stays The Same - Linda Eder
8. O Tannenbaum - Thomas Hampson
9. Pour La Nuit De Noel (Concerto Grosso Op.8 - Third Movement) - I Solisti Veneti
10. A Christmas Carol - Chanticleer
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A rather presumptive title, Simply the Best Christmas Album is an unqualified best--if you like classical, choral and symphonic music. Such talent as Placido Domingo, Natalie Cole and Jose Carreras anchor the mix, abetted by the redoubtable London Brass, St Paul Chamber Orchestra, Edward Higginbottom and the Choir of New College, Oxford, and the Bolshoi Symphony Orchestra. This two-disc, 36-piece set presents a broad spectrum of seasonal pageantry that embraces familiar traditional works such as The Nutcracker and more contemporary pieces from Sumi Jo and Linda Eder. From triumphant brass and angelic choirs to stirring string pieces and rich, lovely orchestral movements, Simply the Best sets an exquisitely festive mood. --Martin Keller

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
Simply the Best... 19 Nov. 2002
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
The minute I heard Thomas Hampson sing the first few notes of Adeste Fideles, I knew I had to have this album. It is a marvelous compilation of Classical Christmas favorites (excerpts from the Bach, Vivaldi and Corelli Christmas Concertos and The Nutcracker) and standard Christmas favorites, as well as some of the lesser heard Christmas gems.
The vocal power on this 2 CD set is amazing as well--Broadway star Linda Eder, Thomas Hampson, Kiri Te Kanawa, Jose Carreras, Chanticleer, and numerous others. I usually purchase one Christmas CD a year. This was it for me this year--make it part of your holiday collection.
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Joyous surprises! 1 Jun. 2006
By Ken Wyatt - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Every once in awhile I run across an album that excells, not because of the shining brilliance of one artist, but because of the collective impact of several. Here, in this album, are some little-known gems from Christmas music literature. I was captivated by the lilting and primitive joy in "Jesus, the Light of the World," which I had never heard before. Then there is Chanticleer and its rendition of Charles Ives' "Christmas Carol," a classic too little known. There are others. If you look for unique renditions of familiar and unfamiliar Christmas music to enhance the joy of the season, this album is a must-buy.
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