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The Riverside Church Choir sings Christmas Carols

Carols by Candlelight by the Choir of Riverside Church, New York City, with Timothy Smith and Christopher Johnson.
The Riverside Church in New York City during the annual Candle Light Service
Product number: 159
Sales price: $18.95

This is a thrilling recording that combines one of the largest pipe organs in New York City with a fine choir, singing Christmas Carols. The repertoire is a mix of music representing various musical cultures, something very reflective of the Riverside Church's music program. Director of Music, Timothy Smith, skillfully conducts the choir in works by Mathias, Bairstow, Rutter, Willan, Victoria and many others. Organ accompaniments and the Craig Phillips organ "Toccata on Joy to the World" are played with great panache by Associate Music Director and Organist, Christopher Johnson.


This recording comes with extensive documentation: notes on the music, stoplist and numerous photos.


1 Sir Christemas William Matthias
2 Riu, Riu, Chiu  
3 God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen  
4 Let All Mortal Flesh Edward Bairstow
5 Mary Had a Baby  
6 Shepherd's Pipe Carol John Rutter
7 Toccata on "Antioch": Joy to the World Craig Phillips
8 The Offering Lee Hoiby
9 O Magnum Mysterium Tomas Luis De Victoria
10 Hark, the Herald Angels Sing Felix Mendelssohn
11 Some Children See Him Alfred Burt
12 The Lamb Robert Convery
13 Sweet Little Jesus Boy William MacGimsey
14 What Is This Lovely Fragrance Healey Willan
15 Silent Night Franz Gruber
16 Sleep of the Infant Jesus Henri Busser

Photographs of the Pipe Organ and Location