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listen  3. Go, Tell It on the Mountain 2:08$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Night of Silence/Silent Night 4:17$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Angels We Have Heard on High 3:18$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen  7. Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming 2:55$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen  9. For Unto Us a Child Is Born 4:58$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen11. O Holy Night 5:59$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen18. Infant Holy 1:52$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen19. O Come, All Ye Faithful 4:19$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen20. Resonet in laudibus and The Virgin's Slumber Song 3:36$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen22. The First Nowell 3:55$1.29  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Performer: John Tanis, Larry Long, Metropolis Chamber Players, Lorelei McDermott, Cary Lovett, et al.
  • Conductor: Richard Proulx
  • Composer: Adolphe Adam, Pietro Adolfo Bossi, Franz Xaver Gruber, George Frederick Handel, Felix Mendelssohn, et al.
  • Audio CD (April 13, 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: GIA
  • Run Time: 73 minutes
  • ASIN: B0002WZSZS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,274 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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"Showcases the fact that Richard Proulx leads the way among liturgical composers in his exploration of tonality and form..." -- Pastoral Music

"The excellence of Richard Proulx's varied liturgical music program quickly became a model for cathedrals across America..." -- Kairos Catholic Journal

"The most significant liturgical composer of the last twenty years." -- Modern Liturgy

"[Richard Proulx] is one of the most important American composers of Church music today." -- St. Louis Review

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Excellent music, excellently orchestrated.
C. Ballous
If you like traditional Christmas hymns, this cd is for you.
Margaret rohde
Soothing for the soul during the hectic holiday season.
Str8 Shooter

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30 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Laus tibi, Christe on September 16, 2005
Format: Audio CD
The CD is titled Catholic Christms Classics with soul inspiring pieces such as "Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming", "Puer natus in Bethlehem", "Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella", "Gabriel's Message", "The Virgin's Slumber Song", and the most moving rendition of "Night of Silence/Silent Night" that I have ever heard.

However, the addition of "Go Tell it on the Mountain" was far from appropriate for a CD entitled "Catholic Christmas Classics". First of all the tune is not a Classic. Second, it is not Catholic. The hand clappin' little ditty is so far out of place among these great works that you will find yourself skipping it over and over again. The awe and wonder of the Savior's Birth is captured in the other pieces and creates an Almost Perfect Catholic Christmas CD.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Alii's Musings on December 21, 2007
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Was pleased with the quality, selection and choral music. It brought back positive memories of my early years of participation in the parish choir. If you enjoy traditional Catholic music and hymns, this CD is noteworthy. C. Wong of Hawaii
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By E G on February 6, 2012
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I absolutely love this CD and highly, highly recommend it to everyone. I put it in the Bose, hit 'shuffle disc/repeat' and enjoyed it for hours while decorating the house with a renewed song in my heart. Even though it has many classic Christmas songs, The Cathedral Singers make it a pleasure to listen to them again and again. Such beautiful, inspiring voices and so wonderfully conducted by the departed master, Richard Proulx. And in between are several favorites you may or may not have 'heard once before' or 'a long time ago'. You must add this to your Christmas music collection for it will be in your Top 10 CD's that get played each year, no matter how many you may already own. A perfect gift for anyone you know who appreciates good music: symphonic, vocal, liturgical and whether they're a performer, director or just listening.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Str8 Shooter on December 12, 2011
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Received this as a Christmas gift in 2010. I must give this one 5 stars out of 5. The choir harmonizes beautifully. Excellent arrangements. The recording quality is superb. I have listened to a few too many choral CD's where the production quality has been neglected so I was quite pleased with this effort. No skimping on quantity either either (72 minutes). Soothing for the soul during the hectic holiday season. I highly recommend this CD.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By John Galt on March 15, 2010
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If you are a traditional Catholic you will love this CD. Beautiful Christmas music that reminds you of the true meaning of Christmas. I enjoy it so much I've bought several copies for my friends and family.
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By Suzanne on March 24, 2014
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I read up on other reviews & found them helpful. It came a couple days later than when due , but not a problem. It was well packed & worth it.
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No Santa Clause, Frosty or White Christmas here. Just traditional Catholic tunes. Just sit back and listen to them as you admire your Christmas tree and reflect of the true meaning of Christmas.
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