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Catholic Christmas Classics

Richard Proulx (conductor) The Cathedral Singers , Adolphe Adam , Pietro Adolfo Bossi , Franz Xaver Gruber , George Frederick Handel , Felix Mendelssohn , James R. Murray , Michael Praetorius , Johann Friedrich Reichardt , Johann Schultz , Christmas Traditional , John Francis Wade , Pietro Yon , Richard Proulx , John Tanis , Larry Long , Metropolis Chamber Players , Lorelei McDermott , Cary Lovett , William Combs Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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listen  1. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing 3:03$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Away in a Manger 2:57$1.29  Buy MP3 
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 
listen  6. Gesu Bambino 4:59$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming 2:55$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. O Dear Little Children 2:02$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. For Unto Us a Child Is Born 4:58$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. Gabriel's Message 2:21$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. O Holy Night 5:59$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. Fum, Fum, Fum 1:40$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. Puer Natus in Bethlehem 3:15$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen14. Sleep, Holy Babe 2:42$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen15. Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella 2:44$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen16. A la Ru 4:06$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen17. 'Twas in the Moon of Wintertime 3:05$1.29  Buy MP3 
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 
listen21. What Child Is This? 2:26$1.29  Buy MP3 
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: #12,407 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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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Short of Perfect 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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Catholic Music Nostalgia December 21, 2007
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I can't find words enough! February 6, 2012
By E G
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
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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5.0 out of 5 stars Pristine December 12, 2011
Format:Audio CD
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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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent! December 23, 2006
Format:Audio CD
Excellent music, excellently orchestrated. Some of the pieces are done a capella. The review above says something about Go Tell it On the Mountain being a hand-clapping little ditty. There is no hand clapping in this CD. It is all classically sung. Go Tell it on the Mountain *is* a classic Christmas tune, if not Catholic. And I have sung it at a Catholic mass. It is not illegal to sing tunes from other Christian religions. These are wonderful renditions of classic Christmas carols directed by Richard Proulx.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Traditional Catholic Christmas Music 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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5.0 out of 5 stars Catholic Christmas Classic March 24, 2014
By Suzanne
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
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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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice traditional religious Christmas carols.
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... Read more
Published 8 months ago by bobc
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it....
My son bought me this for Christmas because he says I come home each Sunday from mass humming the music. I just love the melodies, its soothing and beautiful. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Annie
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely
I am a Christmas Person and very passionate about my Christmas collection that expresses Joy about the Birth Of Christ.
Good listening.
Published 8 months ago by Lionel Lee
5.0 out of 5 stars likestraditionalhymns
These arrangement are beautifully done by the cathedral choir and are enjoyable during the Christmas season. If you like traditional Christmas hymns, this cd is for you.
Published 8 months ago by Margaret rohde
4.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful music, but sometimes hard to hear
The songs on this album are beautifully performed and a joy to listen to during the Christmas season. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Joseph Todisco
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful
Not being Catholic, but loving Christmas hymns, after seeing the song titles, I bought this on a whim. I figured if I hated it, I could give it to my Catholic Auntie. Read more
Published 20 months ago by SUZICOOKS
5.0 out of 5 stars good timing
this cd was a christmas gift so i never listened to it but it arrived way earlier than i was promised so i am happy
Published on January 18, 2007 by mel
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