Angels' Glory 1996 Sony Classical • SK 62723

Angels’ Glory
Sony Classical • SK 62723

Soprano Kathleen Battle reunites with classical guitarist Christopher Parkening for a new Christmas recording from Sony Classical entitled Angels’ Glory, which includes carols and songs from around the world.  Parkening says of this recording, “The birth of Jesus Christ has inspired the creation of more beautiful music than any other event in human history.  As you listen to these selections, I hope you will share the joy I feel when I consider the true meaning of Christmas.  It has been a privilege for me to record this musical expression of my faith and gratitude to God for the gift of His Son.”

1. Mary, Did You Know? (Mark Lowry & Buddy Green; arr. Kurt Kaiser)
2. Carol of the Birds (John Jacob Niles; arr. Kaiser)
3. I Wonder as I Wander (John Jacob Niles; arr. Kaiser)
4. Gesù Bambino (Pietro A. Yon; arr. Patrick Russ)
5. El desembre congelat (Traditional Catalan; arr. Thomas Geoghegan)
6. El Noi de la Mare (Traditional Catalan; arr. Geoghegan)
7. Dormi, Jesu (Traditional Chilean; arr. Jacqueline B. Hairston)
8. Quittez, pasteurs (Traditional French; arr. Russ)
9. Infant Holy, Infant Lowly (Traditional Polish; arr. Russ)
10. Jubilation (Andrew York)
11. Wasn’t That a Mighty Day (Traditional; arr. Hairston)
12. The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy (Traditional West Indian; arr. Hairston)
13. Methinks I See an Heav’nly Host (William Billings; arr. Russ)
14. Sweet Little Jesus Boy (Robert MacGimsey; arr. Hairston)
15. Mary and Her Baby Chile (arr. Hairston)

  • O Mary, Where Is Your Baby?
  • O, Mary and the Baby, Sweet Lamb
  • Ain’t That-a Rockin’ All Night

16. Mary Had a Baby (Traditional; arr. Hairston)
17. Jesus, the Light of the World (Traditional; arr. Russ & Hairston)
18. Suo Gan (Traditional Welsh; arr. Jon Kull)
19. Silent Night (Joseph Mohr & Franz Gruber; arr. Russ)