December 4, 2021 – WaterFire Music Program

2014 Christmas WaterFire
Photograph by Jennifer Bedford

WaterFire Providence presents a Full Lighting of WaterFire on Saturday, December 4, 2021. The lighting will begin around 4:45 pm and is set to run until 9:00 p.m.

All of the music is the work of the original artists listed below and they retain the copyright. The music is used here by permission of the artist or the recording company and/or licensed for public performance through ASCAP, SESAC, and/or BMI (including their affiliated foreign performance rights societies). We urge you to further explore and support the work of these artists through the purchase of their recordings. WaterFire Providence® and Barnaby Evans wish to thank the artists for creating such wonderful music and the recording companies for their enthusiastic cooperation and support.

LET YOUR VOICES RING OUT!

The first 30 minutes of the music program will be presented as instrumental versions of our favorite Christmas classics. Visitors are encouraged to warm their spirits by singing along out loud. The lyrics are available if you need them.

Get the December 4, 2021 music program as a Spotify playlist.

December 4, 2021 – Music Program

4:00      “Jingle Bells”
composed by James Pierpont
performed by the United Co-op Band (Crewe)
from Christmas Carols
4:01      “Joy to the World”
composed by George Frideric Handel
performed by Prosound Karaoke Band
from Sing Along Songs
4:03      “Hark the Herald Angels Sing”
composed by Charles Wesley
performed by the United Co-op Band
from  Sing Along Songs
4:07      “Deck the Halls”
composed by John Thomas
lyrics by John Jones
performed by United Co-op Band
from Sing Along Songs
4:08      “Good King Wenceslas”
composed by Thomas Helmore
lyrics by John Mason Neale
performed by the United Co-op Band (Crewe)
from  Christmas Carols
4:10      “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen”
traditional 
performed by ProSound Karaoke Band
from Sing Along to 30 Essential Christmas Carols
4:12      “Away in a Manger”
composed by William J. Kirkpatrick
performed by the United Co-op Band
from Sing Along Music
4:14      “O' Holy Night”
composed by Adolphe Charles Adam
performed by The 1,000 Strings
from White Christmas
4:17      “Silent Night”
composed by Franz Gruber
performed by United Co-op Band (Crewe)
from  Christmas Carols
4:20      “Silver Bells”
composed by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
performed by Sing Along Music
from  Sing Along Christmas Songs - Great Christmas Sing Alongs
4:22      “The First Nowell”
composed by John Stainer
performed by United Co-op Band
from  Christmas Carols
4:25      “White Christmas”
composed by Irving Berlin
performed by United Co-op Band (Crewe)
from Christmas Carols
4:28      “O Holy Night”
composed by Adolphe Charles Adam
performed by Nat King Cole
from The Christmas Song
4:31      “Carol of the Bells”
composed by Mykola Leontovych
lyrics by Peter J. Wilhousky
performed by George Winston
from December
4:35      “Auld Lang Syne”
composed John Fahey
performed by John Fahey
from Christmas Guitar, Vol. 1
4:37      “I Wonder as I Wander”
composed by John Jabob Niles
performed by Craig Duncan
from  Bluegrass Christmas
4:40      “Traveler’s Prayer”
composed by John Renbourn
performed by Portland Revels
from "The Christmas Revels”
4:44      “Trumpet Tune and Air”
composed by Henry Purcell
performed by Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
from "Fanfare”
4:47      “Canzon Noni Toni à 12 
   (Sacrae Symphoniae 1597)”
composed by Giovanni Gabrieli
performed by London Symphony Orchestra Brass Ensemble
from Sacred Brass
4:50      “Angels We Have Heard on High”
traditional
performed by Steve Erquiaga
from  A Windham Hill Christmas
4:54      “Rocking Around the Christmas Tree”
composed by Johnny Marks
performed by Brenda Lee
from Rocking Around the Christmas Tree
4:57      “Merry Christmas Baby”
composed by Lou Baxter ad Johnny Moore
performed by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
from Everything you want for Christmas
5:00      “Hey Santa Claus”
composed by Harvey Fuqua
performed by The Moonglows
from Rockin' Little Christmas
5:02      “Who Took the Merry Out of Christmas”
composed by Deanie Parker
performed by The Staple Singers
from The Very Best of the Staple Singers
5:05      “Celebrate Me Home”
composed by Kenny Loggins & Bob James
performed by Kenny Loggins
from Celebrate Me Home
5:10      “Stille Nacht (Silent Night)”
composed by Franz Gruber
performed by Joel Rosenberger
from Snow and Ivory: Solo Piano Portraits 
   for Christmas
5:15      “Variations on the Kanon”
composed  by Johann Pachelbel
performed by George Winston
from December
5:20      “Herbei, Oh Ihr Glaubigen”
composed by Mannheim Steamroller
performed by Mannheim Steamroller
from Christmas In the Aire
5:24      “What Child is This?”
composed by William Chatterton Dix
performed by Vince Guaraldi Trio
from A Charlie Brown Christmas
5:27      “Greensleeves”
traditional
performed by the Vince Gauraldi Trio
from   A Charlie Brown Christmas
5:32      “Gaudete”
traditional
performed by Steeleye Span
from  The Best of Steeleye Span
5:25      “Mary, Mary”
composed by Michael Nesmith
performed Harry Bellafonte
from Christmas with Harry Bellafonte
5:38      “O Come, O Come Emmanuel”
composed by John Mason Neale
performed by The Piano Guys
from O Come, O Come Emmanuel
5:42      “Baby It’s Cold Outside”
composed by Frank Loesser
performed by Anne Murray and Micheal Bublé
from Anne Murray’s Christmas
5:45      “Oiche Chiun (Silent Night)”
composed by Franz Gruber
performed by Enya
from  A Very Special Christmas, Vol. 3
5:49      “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”
composed by Bing Crosby
performed by Micheal Bublé
from  Christmas
5:53      “Merry Christmas Baby”
composed by Lou Baxter and Johnny Moore
performed by B.B. King
from A Christmas Celebration of Hope
5:58      “Dona Nobis Pacem (Give us Peace)”
composed by Giovanni Pierluigi
performed by Yo-Yo Ma
from  Songs of Joy and Peace
6:00      “Go Tell It on the Mountain”
composed by John Wesley Work, Jr. 
performed by James Taylor
from James Taylor at Christmas
6:30      “Quatre petites prieres de Saint Francois d'Assise 
   - Salut, Dame Sainte"
performed by Tenebrae
from  Figure Humaine
6:06      “Joy to the World”
composed by Frideric Handel
performed by Adolf Fredriks Ungdomskör
from Från Mörker Till Ljus
6:07      “Messiah, HWV 56 / Part 2: ‘Hallelujah’”
composed by Frideric Handel
performed by Chicago Symphony Chorus, 
   Chicago Symphony Orchestra
from Handel: Messiah
6:11      “O Little Town of Bethlehem”
composed by Lewis Redner
lyrics by Phillips Brooks
performed by Chris Botti
from  December
6:15      “O Holy Night”
composed by Adolphe Charles Adam
performed by Luciano Pavarotti
from Luciano Pavorotti: O Holy Night
6:19      “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot”
composed by Wallace Willis
performed by Paul Robeson
from  On My Journey: Paul Robeson’s
   Independent Recordings
6:22      “The Wexford Carol”
traditional
performed by Alison Krauss, Yo-Yo Ma and
   Natalie McMaster
from Songs of Joy and Peace
6:26      “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer”
composed by Johnny Marks
performed by Ray Charles
from The Spirit of Christmas
6:30      “Yazala Abambuti”
traditional
performed by Will Ackerman 
from  A Windham Hill Christmas
6:35      “Take My Hand”
composed by Rev. Thomas A. Dorsey
performed by Ben Harper and the Blind 
   Boys of Alabama
from  There Will Be Light
6:39      “Hallelujah”
composed by Leonard Cohen
performed by Chris Botti
from December
6:42      “Tsintskharo”
traditional
performed by Vokal Ansamble Gordela
from Degrees of Separation: The Global 
   Search for Vok. Ansambl Gordela
6:44      “Ave Maria”
composed by J.S. Back
performed by Andrea Bocelli
from Viaggio Italiano
6:49      “The Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth”
composed by Ketherin Kennicott Davis 
performed by Bing Crosby and David bowie
from Bing At Christmas
6:52      “Christmas Canon”
composed by Trans-Siberian Orchestra
performed by Trans-Siberian Orchestra
from The Christmas Attic
6:57      “A Shelfish Elf (Radio Edit)”
composed by Jelly of the Month Club
performed by Jelly of the Month Club
from A Shelfish Elf (Radio Edit) - Single
7:00      “Angels We Have Heard on High”
traditional
performed by Andrea Bocelli
from My Christmas
7:04      “O Come, O Come Emmanuel”
composed by John Mason Neale
performed by Paul McCandless
from  A Windham Hill Christmas
7:08      “The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You)”
composed by Bob wells and Mel Torme
performed by Nat King Cole
from  The Christmas Song
7:11      “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”
composed  by Walter Kend and Buck Ram
performed by Elvis Presley
from Elvis’ Christmas Album 
7:13      “My Favorite Things”
composed by Richard Rodgers
performed by Yo-Yo Ma and Chris Botti
from Songs of Joy and Peace
7:20      “Happy Xmas (The War is Over)”
composed by John Lennon and Yoko Ono
performed by Yo-Yo Ma & Jake Shimabukuro
from Songs of Peace and Joy
7:25      “Deck the Halls”
composed by John Thomas
lyrics by John Jones
performed by Ottmar Liebert
from Poets & Angel
7:28      “The Christmas Song”
composed by Bob wells and Mel Torme
performed by Chris Botti
from December
7:33      “O Come All ye Faithful”
composed by John Francis Wade
performed by William Daly
from Sing Along: 40 Classic Christmas 
   Instrumentals
7:36      “Winter Wonderland”
composed by Felix Bernard
performed by Bing Crosby
from Bing Crosby’s Christmas Classics
7:38      “Please Come Home for Christmas”
composed by Charles Brown
performed by Eagles
from Please come home for Christmas
7:41      “O Tannenbaum”
composed by Ernst Anshutz
performed by Andrea Bocelli
from  My Christmas
7:46      “Baby It’s Cold Outside”
composed by Frank Loesser
performed by Ray Charles and Betty Carter
from The Spirit of Christmas
7:50      “Joy to the World”
composed by Frideric Handel
performed by Aaron Neville and The Blind 
   Boys of Alabama
from Christmas Prayer
7:52      “Gabriel’s Oboe”
composed by Ennio Morricone
performed by Chris Botti
from Italia
7:57      “Christmas Time is Here”
composed by Lee Mendelson and 
   Vince Guaraldi
performed by the Vince Guaraldi Trio
from A Charlie Brown Christmas
8:03      “Athair Ar Neamh”
composed by Enya
performed by Enya
from The Very Best of Enya
8:07      “Gaudete”
traditional
performed by Mediaeval Baebes
from Mistletoe & Wine
8:09      “The Holly and the Ivy”
traditional
performed by George Winston
from December
8:14      “Don’t Cry”
traditional
performed by Lilit Pipoyan
from  Full Moon
8:18      “Christmas / Sarajevo 12/24” (Instrumental)
composed by Kinkel, Oliva & Paul O'Neill
performed by Trans-Siberian Orchestra
from Christmas Eve and Other Stories
8:21      “I Saw Three Ships”
traditional
composed by The Irich Christmas & 
   Celtic Christmas
from Irish & Celtic Christmas
8:23      “My Little Drum”
composed by Lee Mendelson and 
   Vince Guaraldi
performed by the Vince Guaraldi Trio
from  A Charlie Brown Christmas
8:27      “Lord of the Dance”
Traditional
performed by The Revels Chorus, Cambridge 
   Symphonic Brass Ensemble & Frank Epstein
from The Christmas Revels: In Celebration 
   of the Winter Solstice
8:31      “Babes in Toyland: March of the Toys”
composed by Victor Herbert
performed by Keith Brion and Razumovsky 
   Symphony Orchestra
from  A Classic Christmas: For your Family
8:35      “Baby It’s Cold Outside”
composed by Frank Loesser
performed by Johnny Mercer and 
   Margaret Whiting
from  Home for the Holidays
8:38      “Adeste Fidelis”
composed by John Francis Wade
performed by Jose Carrera & Placido Domingo
from I’ll Be Home for Christmas
8:41      “Silent Night! Holy Night!”
composed by Franz Gruber
performed by Craig Duncan
from Bluegrass Christmas
8:44      “Blue Christmas”
composed by Billy Hayes and Jay W. Johnson
performed by Elvis Presley
from Elvis’ Christmas Album
8:47      “First Noel”
Traditional
performed by Chris Botti
from December
8:50      “Santa Baby - Swings Both Ways”
composed by Joan Javits and Philip Springer
performed by The Nashi Young Cho 
   Jazz Quartet
from All I Want for Christmas is You
8:53      “Look Where He Brought Me From”
traditional
performed by The Blind Boys of Alabama
from Deep River
8:56      “Joy to the World”
composed by Frideric Handel
performed by Nat King Cole
from The Christmas Song
8:58      “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”
composed by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane
performed by Bing Crosby
from Bing Crosby: Christmas Classics

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