Rondò Veneziano – The Magic Of Christmas (2001)

FrontCover1Rondò Veneziano is an Italian chamber orchestra, specializing in Baroque music, playing original instruments, but incorporating a rock-style rhythm section of synthesizer, bass guitar and drums, led by Maestro Gian Piero Reverberi, who is also the principal composer of all of the original Rondo Veneziano pieces. The unusual addition of modern instruments, more suitable for Jazz, combined with Reverberi’s arrangements and original compositions, have resulted in lavish novel versions of classical works over the years. As a rule in their concert tours, the musicians, mostly women, add to the overall Baroque effect wearing Baroque-era attires and coiffures. (by wikipedia)

Two comments from amazon customers:

If you love their music than this is a great holiday addition and you will look forward to playing this every year

The music or the song expresses the true personality, the ego of each of us …… I like different types of music or favorite songs based on how it presents the day ….. This is the “Only my kind” that has no time.

Rondò Veneziano conducted by Gian Piero Reverberi

01. Ave Maria (Gounod/Schubert) 4.54
02. Christmas Suite (Medley) ( 5.59
02.1. Kommet ihr Hirten
02.2. O du fröhliche
02.3. The Little Drummer Boy
02.4. Fröhliche Weihnacht überall
03. Deserti Lontani (Reverberi/Pavesi) 3.52
04. Donna Lucrezia (Reverberi/Giordano) 2.59
05. Incontro (Reverberi/Pavesi) 2.25
06. Laudamus Jesus (Reverberi) 3.07
07. Litorali (Reverberi) 5.11
08. Miniature (Reverberi/Pavesi) 3.04
09. Sinfonia Di Natale (Reverberi) 4.48
10. Nonna Favola (Reverberi/Pavesi) 2.54
11, Oboe D’amore (Reverberi/Giordano) 2.37
12. Petit Papa Noël (Martinet/Eschig/Paris) 2.05
13. Stille Nacht (Silent Night) (Gruber) 3.24
14. Suite Di Natale (Medley) (Traditional)
14.1. In Dulci Jubilo
14.2. Süßer die Glocken nie klingen
14.3. Leise rieselt der Schnee
14.4. Macht hoch die Tür
15. Weihnacht Suite (Medley)
15.1. Alle Jahre wieder
15.2. Gloria In Excelsis Deo
15.3. Tochter Zion
15.4. Adeste Fideles
16. White Christmas (Berlin) 3.18