Songs of Joy & Peace

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Songs of Joy & Peace
Yo-Yo Ma Songs of Joy & Peace.jpg
Studio album by Yo-Yo Ma & Friends
Released October 14, 2008
Recorded October 29, 2007, March-June 2008
Genre Classical and Christmas music
Label Sony Classical
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Songs of Joy and Peace

Songs of Joy and Peace is a Christmas music album by cellist Yo-Yo Ma, released on October 14, 2008. The album features collaborations with many other artists, including vocalists Diana Krall & Alison Krauss, bassist John Clayton, pianist Dave Brubeck, cellist Matt Brubeck, clarinetist Paquito D'Rivera, trumpeter Chris Botti, pianist Billy Childs, bassist Robert Hurst, drummer Billy Kilson, and guitarist Romero Lubambo, bassist Edgar Meyer, bassist Nilson Matta, mandolinist Chris Thile, vocalist Renée Fleming, Celtic fiddler Natalie MacMaster, harpist Marta Cook, saxophonist Joshua Redman, piper Cristina Pato, vocalist James Taylor, the Assad Family, ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro, and Wu Tong & the Silk Road Ensemble.[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs traditional except as noted.

  1. Dona Nobis Pacem (Give Us Peace) 2:00
  2. You Couldn't Be Cuter (Dorothy Fields/Jerome Kern) (with Diana Krall) 3:28
  3. Joy to the World 3:42
  4. Here Comes the Sun (George Harrison) 2:50
  5. Improvisation on Dona Nobis Pacem (Edgar Meyer/Chris Thile) 2:57
  6. The Wassail Song / All Through the Night 2:37
  7. A Christmas Jig/Mouth of the Tobique Reel 3:46
  8. The Wexford Carol 4:20
  9. Panxoliña: A Galician Carol 3:05
  10. Improvisation on Dona Nobis Pacem (Sérgio Assad/Odair Assad) 0:58
  11. Vassourinhas (Matias da Rocha) 3:25
  12. Improvisation on Dona Nobis Pacem (Paquito D'Rivera/Alon Yavnai) 2:32
  13. Invitación al Danzón (Paquito D'Rivera) 4:53
  14. My One and Only Love (Robert Mellin/Guy Wood) 4:07
  15. Familia (Sérgio Assad/Odair Assad) 3:57
  16. Concordia (Dave Brubeck) 4:30
  17. My Favorite Things (Rodgers and Hammerstein) 6:29
  18. Touch the Hand of Love (Blossom Dearie) 4:35
  19. Kuai Le (Osvaldo Golijov) 3:26
  20. This Little Light of Mine 5:02
  21. Happy Xmas (War is Over) (John Lennon/Yoko Ono) 4:45
  22. Dona Nobis Pacem/Auld Lang Syne 1:57


  1. ^ Dryden, Ken. "Review: Songs of Joy & Peace". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-07-16.