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Glad Christmas Tidings: Live in Concert (2011)

  • Language English
  • UPC Code 783027020021
  • Media Types CD; MP3; Digital Download

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  1. TracksTrack TitleTrack Time
  2. 01 Processional: “A Christmas Roundelay” 4:46
    Music By
    Traditonal
    Lyrics By
    David Warner/Nahum Tate
    Arrangement By
    Mack Wilberg
    Publisher
    Unpublished Manuscript
  3. 02 Joy to the World 3:20
    Music By
    Lowell Mason
    Lyrics By
    Isaac Watts
    Arrangement By
    Sam Cardon
    Artist
    David Archuleta
    Publisher
    Public domain; arrangement unpublished.
  4. 03 The Cat and the Mouse Carol 6:28
    Music By
    Ted Hutchinson
    Lyrics By
    Ted Hutchinson
    Arrangement By
    Sam Cardon
    Artist
    David Archuleta
    Publisher
    © 1974 EDFS Publications Ltd. Chappell Music Limited; arrangement unpublished.
  5. 04 "Gloria in excelsis” from Mass in C Minor 2:23
    Music By
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Lyrics By
    Traditional
    Publisher
    Public Domain
    Other
    Choir and Orchestra
  6. 05 Gesú bambino 4:21
    Music By
    Pietro Yon
    Lyrics By
    Pietro Yon. English lyrics: Frederick Herman Martens
    Arrangement By
    Arthur Harris
    Artist
    David Archuleta
    Publisher
    Public domain; arrangement unpublished.
  7. 06 “Ring Out, Ye Crystal Spheres” from Hodie 4:29
    Music By
    Ralph Vaughan Williams
    Lyrics By
    John Milton, Jr.
    Publisher
    Epilogue from Hodie by Ralph Vaughan Williams © Oxford University Press 1954. Licensed by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved.
  8. 07 Los pastores a belén 2:58
    Music By
    Traditional Spanish Carol
    Lyrics By
    Traditional Spanish Carol
    Arrangement By
    Sam Cardon
    Artist
    David Archuleta
    Publisher
    Public domain; arrangement unpublished.
  9. 08 Silent Night 4:53
    Music By
    Franz Gruber
    Lyrics By
    Joseph Mohr
    Arrangement By
    Richard Parkinson and Sam Cardon
    Artist
    David Archuleta
    Publisher
    Unpublished arrangement © 2009 Richard Parkinson and Sam Cardon.
  10. 09 Three Dancing Carols 5:47
    Music By
    Traditional European carols
    Lyrics By
    Traditional European carols
    Arrangement By
    Ryan Murphy
    Publisher
    Public domain; arrangement unpublished.
  11. 10 A Holiday Hoedown for Organ (“Deck Them Halls”) 2:17
    Music By
    Traditonal
    Arrangement By
    Richard Elliott
    Artist
    Richard Elliott
    Publisher
    Public domain; arrangement unpublished.
  12. 11 Away in a Manger 3:34
    Music By
    James R. Murray
    Lyrics By
    Anonymous
    Arrangement By
    Mack Wilberg
    Publisher
    Public domain; arrangement unpublished.
  13. 12 Angels, from the Realms of Glory 4:39
    Music By
    Traditional French Carol
    Lyrics By
    James Montgomery
    Arrangement By
    Mack Wilberg
    Artist
    David Archuleta
    Publisher
    Public domain; arrangement unpublished.
  14. 13 Sing, Choirs of Angels! 14:58
    Music By
    Mack Wilberg
    Lyrics By
    Narration text: David Warner
    Arrangement By
    Mack Wilberg
    Publisher
    Unpublished manuscript
    Other
    Narrator: Michael York

Description

During December 2010, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Orchestra at Temple Square, and Bells on Temple Square were joined by singing sensation David Archuleta in a series of concerts that gloried in the old-time pioneer Christmases of centuries past, thrilling a combined audience of more than 80,000 in the Conference Center at Temple Square. Through magnificent music and spectacular dancing, the audience was transported back to simpler times on the frontier, when Christmas evoked the glow of candles and log fires, the smell of fir trees, and the frosty wideness of star-filled winter skies.

In this live recording from the concert series, David Archuleta sings of those Bethlehem shepherds in magnificent new arrangements of “Silent Night” and “The Cat and the Mouse Carol.” He reiterates the angel's jubilant message in “Joy to the World,” and repeats the shepherds' call to “Come, let us adore Him” in the Christmas classic “Gesú bambino.” In a nod to his own Latino heritage, Archuleta brings youthful charm and enthusiasm to “Los pastores a belén,” a favorite Spanish carol about the Bethlehem shepherds.

Alongside these outstanding solos, the Choir presents an energetic opening processional based on “While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks,” majestic choruses by Mozart and Vaughan Williams, a dancing interpretation of three European carols, and the serene stillness of “Away in a Manger,” one of the most popular American Christmas carols. With organist Richard Elliott's spirited reinterpretation of “Deck the Halls” as a rustic hoedown, and the rousing refrain of “Angels, from the Realms of Glory”—the Choir's signature finale—this recording enthusiastically celebrates the “good tidings of great joy” heard on the hills outside Bethlehem that first Christmas night.