Great Performances at the Met (Season 15)

Great Performances at the Met: Bryn Terfel & Friends

Air date: 12/03/2021

Premieres beginning Friday, December 3 on PBS (check local listings)

Recorded December 2020, the legendary bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel performs a holiday program accompanied by Jeff Howard on piano and the Welsh traditional folk group Calan from Brecon Cathedral in the singer’s native Wales. In addition to festive favorites such as “Silent Night,” “O Holy Night,” and “O Come All Ye Faithful,” the program includes Lerner and Loewe’s “Little Prince,” and “O du, mein holder Abendstern” from Wagner’s “Tannhäuser.”

 

Musical Selections:
“Guardian Angel”
Music by Robat Arwyn
Text by Hywel Gwynfryn
Published by Cyhoeddiadau Sain“Silent Night”
By Franz Xaver Gruber
German text by Joseph Mohr
English translation by John Freeman Young
Welsh translation by Daniel John Davies
This arrangement copyright 2005 Chris Hazell“El Nacimiento”
Music by Ariel Ramírez
Text by Felix Cesar Luna
Arranged by Mack Wilberg
WARNER CHAPPELL MUSIC ARGENTINA (SADAIC)
All rights on behalf of WARNER CHAPPELL MUSIC ARGENTINA administered by WC Music Corp.

“In the Bleak Midwinter”
Music by Gustav Holst
Poetry by Christina Rossetti
Welsh translation by Simon B. Jones
Arranged by Patrick Rimes for Calan

“New Year’s Eve in Caernarfon”
Traditional
Arranged by Patrick Rimes for Calan

Concert Variations on “O Tannenbaum”
Arranged by Carlos Salzedo
By arrangement with Boosey & Hawkes, Inc., publisher and copyright owner.

“Mary’s Little Boy Child”
Words and Music by Jester Hairston
Published by Bourne Co.
ASCAP
ISWC #: T0701129807

“Little Prince” from the Paramount picture “The Little Prince”
Music by Frederick Loewe
Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Copyright © 1974  by Famous Music Corporation

“Benedictus”
By Robat Arwyn
© Cyhoeddiadau Curiad 2005

“O du, mein holder Abendstern” from “Tannhäuser”
Music and libretto by Richard Wagner
Arranged by Jeffrey Howard

“O Come, All Ye Faithful”
By John Francis Wade
Arranged by Jeffrey Howard

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Bryn Terfel and the Welsh traditional folk group Calan. Photo courtesy of The Metropolitan Opera.

Bryn Terfel accompanied by Natalya Romaniw and Trystan Llyr Griffiths. Photo courtesy of The Metropolitan Opera.

Bryn Terfel accompanied by Natalya Romaniw and Trystan Llyr Griffiths. Photo courtesy of The Metropolitan Opera.

Bryn Terfel and the Welsh traditional folk group Calan. Photo courtesy of The Metropolitan Opera.

Bryn Terfel and the Welsh traditional folk group Calan. Photo courtesy of The Metropolitan Opera.

Bryn Terfel the Welsh traditional folk group Calan. Photo courtesy of The Metropolitan Opera.