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S49 Ep13

GP at the Met: Bryn Terfel & Friends in Concert

Premiere: 12/3/2021 | 00:00:30 | Closed Captioning Icon

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.

Premiere: 12/3/2021
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About the Episode

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

The New York metro area premiere is Sunday, December 12 at 12 p.m. on THIRTEEN

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 will also include 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

“El Nacimiento”
Music by Ariel Ramírez
Text by Felix Cesar Luna
Arranged by Mack Wilberg

“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

“Little Prince” from the Paramount picture “The Little Prince”
Music by Frederick Loewe
Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner

“Benedictus”
By Robat Arwyn

“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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TRANSCRIPT

From Wales' Brecon Cathedral comes a holiday treat conceived by the acclaimed Bryn Terfel and featuring his friends Natalya Romaniw, Trystan Ll r Griffiths and the Welsh group Calan.

Start smiling with holiday sounds of music and more.

Look for Bryn Terfel & Friends in Concert.

A party you will not want to miss.

From Great Performances at the Met.

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