Christmas at Downton Abbey

Christmas at Downton Abbey

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Overview

Evoking the themes and spirit of the popular British television series, Christmas at Downton Abbey is a two-disc set featuring holiday music inspired by the show and its characters. Including an exclusive seasonal suite from composer John Lunn that incorporates elements from his iconic title theme, the collection also contains vocal performances from cast members Elizabeth McGovern (Lady Cora), Julian Ovenden (Charles Blake), who each provide solo pieces then duet together on "The First Noel." There is also a special reading of "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" by the richly baritoned cast member Jim Carter (Mr. Carson). The rest of the collection is largely made up of classical and choral selections by the Choir of King's College, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Alexander Lazarev, and more. Full of uplifting warmth and the kind of thrilling opulence befitting the fictional Crawley family and their servants, fans will find Christmas at Downton Abbey to be a fine seasonal companion to this much-loved show.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/17/2014
Label: Warner Bros / Wea
UPC: 0825646206193
catalogNumber: 546252
Rank: 451

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Thomas Hampson   Baritone (Vocal)
Kiri Te Kanawa   Soprano (Vocal)
Boston Camerata   Choir, Chorus
Concentus Musicus Wien   Ensemble
Choir of King's College, Cambridge   Choir, Chorus
Taverner Consort   Ensemble
Andrew Parrott   Conductor
Claudio Scimone   Conductor
Il Giardino Armonico   Ensemble
Nikolaus Harnoncourt   Conductor
Sam Jenkins   Tenor (Vocal)
Libera   Boy's Choir
Bolshoi Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Katie Marshall   Vocals
William Christie   Conductor
Carleton Etherington   Organ
Elizabeth McGovern   Vocals
I Solisti Veneti   Ensemble
Alexander Lazarev   Conductor
Julian Ovenden   Vocals
Arts Florissants Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Arnold Schoenberg Choir   Choir, Chorus
Taverner Choir   Choir, Chorus
Arts Florissants Chorus   Choir, Chorus
Rodolfus Choir   Choir, Chorus
Tewkesbury Abbey Schola Cantorum   Choir, Chorus
Jim Carter   Recitation
Budapest Choral Voices   Choir, Chorus
Budapest City Orchestra   Performing Ensemble

Technical Credits

Adolphe Adam   Composer
Pierre Certon   Composer
Marc-Antoine Charpentier   Composer
Arcangelo Corelli   Composer
Peter Cornelius   Composer
Edward Elgar   Composer
César Franck   Composer
George Frideric Handel   Composer
Felix Mendelssohn   Composer
Hubert Parry   Composer
Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky   Composer
Antonio Vivaldi   Composer
Henry John Gauntlett   Composer
Franz Gruber   Composer
John Francis Wade   Composer
Richard Storrs Willis   Composer
Harold Darke   Composer
Boris Ord   Composer
John Lunn   Composer
John Henry Hopkins   Composer
Christmas Traditional   Composer
Henry Livingston   Composer
Lewis Redner   Composer
William J. Kirkpatrick   Composer
Nicholas Martin   Composer
Dan Waite   Concept

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Christmas at Downton Abbey 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
js1 More than 1 year ago
Beautiful album! A classic!