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HOLIDAY CLASSICS (Seattle Symphony, G. Schwarz)

Artist(s) Schwarz, Gerard, Conductor • Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Period(s) 20th CenturyBaroque (1600-1750)Romantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Orchestral
Catalogue 8.572673
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
USD 6.99

  Booklet / liner notes available

Seattle Symphony’s first holiday album embraces works composed specifically for Christmas as well as other pieces that convey a universal message of peace, love and hope—the essence of humanity’s highest aspirations. Music Director Gerard Schwarz asked two composers, the Symphony’s Composer in Residence Samuel Jones and Seattle Symphony Principal Oboe Ben Hausmann, to “make the music their own” by scoring several of the pieces to retain the unaffected simplicity of these well-known Christmas and concert works. Schwarz joined them in this task, arranging or editing several of the pieces, with the resulting works celebrating the remarkable artistry of the musicians of the Orchestra. In these new settings, recorded entirely in Benaroya Hall, the


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Work/Track Title Time USD Price MP3 Tracks
HOLIDAY CLASSICS (Seattle Symphony, G. Schwarz) 1:01:27   
  The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a: I. Miniature Overture 3:12    0.99   Add to cart  
  Stille Nacht (Silent Night) (arr. G. Schwarz) 6:21    1.59   Add to cart  
  Water Music: Suite No. 1 in F Major, HWV 348: III. Allegro (edited G. Schwarz for orchestra) 2:36    0.99   Add to cart  
  Variations on Greensleeves 4:33    0.99   Add to cart  
  The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a: II. March 2:35    0.99   Add to cart  
  Canon and Gigue in D Major: Canon 5:11    1.59   Add to cart  
  O Little Town of Bethlehem (arr. S. Jones for orchestra) 3:42    0.99   Add to cart  
  Water Music: Suite No. 1 in F Major, HWV 348: VIII. Bourree (edited G. Schwarz for orchestra) 2:12    0.99   Add to cart  
  The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a (excerpts)              
      III. Dance of the Sugar-plum Fairy 1:45    0.99   Add to cart  
      IV. Russian Dance, "Trepak" 1:07    0.99   Add to cart  
  Water Music: Suite No. 1 in F Major, HWV 348: VI. Air (edited G. Schwarz for orchestra) 3:39    0.99   Add to cart  
  Gesu bambino (arr. B. Hausmann for orchestra) 5:21    1.59   Add to cart  
  Water Music: Suite No. 1 in F Major, HWV 348: IX. Hornpipe (edited G. Schwarz for orchestra) 2:32    0.99   Add to cart  
  Coventry Carol (arr. B. Hausmann for orchestra) 4:28    0.99   Add to cart  
  The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a: VIII. Waltz of the Flowers 7:21    1.59   Add to cart  
  We Three Kings of Orient Are - We Wish You a Merry Christmas (arr. G. Schwarz for orchestra) 4:52    0.99   Add to cart  
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