Tidings of Joy (2007)



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A note from artistic director Douglas Mears: “Music has always been an integral part of Christmas. The glorious announcement of Christ’s birth by a choir of angels, the gentle lullaby of a mother to her newborn child, the jubilant rejoicing of shepherds as they returned from Bethlehem – virtually every aspect of the Christmas story has inspired poets and composers for centuries, and generations of singers have raised their voices in celebration of the birth of Jesus. Each December, since its founding forty-eight years ago, the Fairfax Choral Society has joined in this annual tradition, presenting Christmas concerts that have gained in popularity over the years and have grown to include performances by over 300 singers of all ages with a full symphony orchestra. In addition to the extraordinary variety of instrumental and vocal color these musicians can create, Christmas music itself offers a vast array of contrasting styles and moods. Recorded live, this concert of sacred and secular favorites drawn from past FCS performances features a rich tapestry of carols from fourteenth-century England to twenty-first century America. As diverse as these carols are, they all share the wonder and delight of the Christmas season as they bring to the world tidings of joy.”

Track Listing
1. Berceuse (Lullaby)
2. Lost in the Night
3. Spašéñiye sodélal (Salvation is Created)
4. Here Is Joy for Every Age
5. Gloria
6. A Manger Carol
7. Fantasy on What Child Is This?
8. Ding Dong! Merrily on High
9. The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy
10. Kling, Glöckchen, Kling (Ring, Little Bell, Ring)
11. Three Little Birdies
12. Wassail
13. Danse russe Trepak (from The Nutcracker)
14. The Very Best Time of Year
15. I Saw Three Ships
16. Night of Silence
17. Lux Aurumque
18. Jesus Christ the Apple Tree
19. Il Est Né, le Divin Enfant (He Is Born, the Divine Infant)
20. Carol to the King


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