Songs of Joy & Peace

Yo-Yo Ma & Friends

2008 release, Yo-Yo Ma’s first-ever holiday album. Features once-in-a-lifetime performances with incredible guest artists including James Taylor, Diana Krall, Alison Krauss, Chris Botti, Ren‚e Fleming, Dave Brubeck and more. Imagine a party, a musical party inspired by the holiday spirit. A party that celebrates the universal hopes, dreams and joy animating festivals the world over: Christmas, Hanukkah, Eid al-Adha, Kwanzaa, Yule and New Year’s Day. That is what brought Yo-Yo Ma together with a remarkable group of friends to create Songs of Joy & Peace. It is Yo-Yo’s hope that everyone who listens to this album will hear a song familiar and beloved to them as well as discover and fall in love with music that is brand new.

  • Dona Nobis Pacem (Give Us Peace)
  • You Couldn’t Be Cuter
  • Joy to the World
  • Here Comes the Sun
  • Improvisation on Dona Nobis Pacem (Give Us Peace)
  • The Wassail Song/All Through the Night
  • A Christmas Jig/Mouth of the Tobique Reel
  • The Wexford Carol
  • Panxoliña: A Galician Carol
  • Improvisation on Dona Nobis Pacem (Give Us Peace)
  • Vassourinhas
  • Improvisation on Dona Nobis Pacem (Give Us Peace)
  • Invitación al Danzón
  • My One and Only Love
  • Familia
  • Concordia
  • My Favorite Things
  • Touch the Hand of Love
  • Kuai Le
  • This Little Light of Mine