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Christmas Variations

Celebrate the theme and the variations of Christmas with harpist Megan Reeve as she explores Christmas music from around the world and across the ages.

Featuring old favourites such as ‘O Come all ye faithful’ and ‘The First Noel’, as well as little known Christmas music, including Australian Christmas lullaby ‘The Silver Stars are in the Sky’. With guest artist Sarah Beggs from the Melbourne Symphony on flute.

Artist

Megan Reeve

Megan has been performing professionally on the harp for over twenty years. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree with Honours from the University of Melbourne, a Master of Music Performance degree from the Victorian College of the Arts, and a Master of Arts in Music, Culture and Politics from Cardiff University, Wales.


Track Listing

  1. Carols for Christmas (Traditional)
  2. Variations pastorales sur un vieux Noël (Marcel Samuel-Rousseau)
  3. We three Kings (John Henry Hopkins)

  4. [Megan Reeve]
  5. [Verlene Schermer]
  6. We three Kings / Aquatintes No. 3 [Megan Metheney] (John Henry Hopkins) (Bernard Andres)
  7. The first noel / Canon Johann Pachelbel (Traditional)
  8. The silver stars are in the sky William Garnet James
  9. A ceremony of carols Interlude Benjamin Britten
  10. Ave Maria Johann Sebastian Bach Charles-François Gounod
  11. Jesus, Jesus rest your head (Traditional)
  12. O come all ye faithful

Performers

Composers

Johann Pachelbel

Johann Pachelbel was a German Baroque composer, organist and teacher, who brought the south German organ tradition to its peak. He composed a large body of sacred and secular music, and his contributions to the development of the chorale prelude and fugue have earned him a place among the most important composers of the middle Baroque era.

William Garnet James

Composer William Garnet James was the first federal director of the ABC (1931-1957) and it was during his tenure that orchestras were formed in each state.

Benjamin Britten

Edward Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976) was an English composer, conductor, and pianist. Britten's operas are firmly established in the international repertoire. He has more operas played worldwide than any other composer born in the 20th century.

Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist whose sacred and secular works for choir, orchestra, and solo instruments drew together the strands of the Baroque period and brought it to its ultimate maturity.


Where to buy

Christmas Variations can be purchased online through Buywell Just Classical or the Australian Music Centre which both offer secure online ordering.

This title is also available in (or can be ordered through) many fine music retailers across Australia including Readings.

Product details

List price
$25.00 AUD
Release date
November 2018
Copyright
© 2018 Megan Reeve
Phonogram
℗ 2018 Move Records
Category
Christmas
Catalogue number
MCD 585
Alternate catalogue number
MCD585
Barcode
EAN 9314574058529