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The Christmas Album - Holiday Melodies From Around The World, Recorded 1907-1967


Release Date: 11/14/2006 
Label:  Sony Classical Masterworks Catalog #: 63309   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Lowell MasonFelix MendelssohnRalph Vaughan WilliamsTraditional,   ... 
Performer:  E. Power BiggsEileen FarrellPhyllis CurtinFrank Asper,   ... 
Conductor:  Zoltán RozsnyaiLuther HendersonGeorge SzellAndre Kostelanetz,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Chamber OrchestraLuther Henderson OrchestraCleveland Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: n/a 
Length: 1 Hours 9 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This CD contains both DDD and ADD recordings, and also includes both monaural and stereo recordings. This CD contains both DDD and ADD recordings, and also includes both monaural and stereo recordings. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Joy to the World by Lowell Mason
Performer:  E. Power Biggs (Organ)
Conductor:  Zoltán Rozsnyai
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; USA 
Date of Recording: 07/24/1963 
Notes: Arranged: Daniel Pinkham 
2. Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Luther Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Luther Henderson Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/24/1959 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Luther Henderson 
3. Snow in the Street by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Luther Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Luther Henderson Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1928; England 
Date of Recording: 09/24/1959 
Language: English 
4. Patapan by Traditional
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Burgundy, France 
Date of Recording: 05/12/1967 
5. Away in a manger by James R. Murray
Performer:  Phyllis Curtin (Soprano)
Conductor:  Andre Kostelanetz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Andre Kostelanetz Orchestra,  St. Kilian Boychoir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887 
Date of Recording: 04/14/1965 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Eddie Sauter 
6. Lully, lulla, thow littel tyne child "Coventry Carol" by Traditional
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Luther Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Luther Henderson Orchestra
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
Date of Recording: 09/04/1959 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Luther Henderson 
7. Watts Nativity by Traditional
Performer:  Frank Asper (Organ), Alexander Schreiner (Organ)
Conductor:  J. Spencer Cornwall
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 1957 
Language: English 
8. O come, O come Emmanuel by Traditional
Performer:  Alexander Schreiner (Organ), Frank Asper (Organ)
Conductor:  J. Spencer Cornwall
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century; France 
Date of Recording: 1957 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: F. Melius Christiansen 
9. Cherry Tree Carol by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Beers Family Chorus
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 06/28/1966 
Language: English 
10. Minuit, Chrétiens "O holy night" by Adolphe Adam
Performer:  Earl Wrightson (Baritone)
Conductor:  Andre Kostelanetz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Andre Kostelanetz Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 1960 
11. We wish you a merry Christmas by Traditional
Performer:  Phyllis Curtin (Soprano)
Conductor:  Andre Kostelanetz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Andre Kostelanetz Orchestra,  St. Kilian Boychoir
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 04/14/1965 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Eddie Sauter 
12. Holiday Inn: White Christmas by Irving Berlin
Performer:  Nelson Eddy (Baritone)
Conductor:  Paul Weston
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paul Weston & His Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USA 
Date of Recording: 07/16/1951 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Paul Weston 
13. The Twelve Days of Christmas by Traditional
Performer:  George Marshall (Voice)
Conductor:  Leonard De Paur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leonard De Paur Infantry Chorus
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 04/13/1955 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Leonard De Paur 
14. Good King Wenceslas by Traditional
Performer:  Nelson Eddy (Baritone)
Conductor:  Paul Weston
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paul Weston & His Orchestra
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 07/16/1951 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Paul Weston 
15. God rest ye merry, gentlemen by Traditional
Conductor:  Leonard De Paur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leonard De Paur Infantry Chorus
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 09/16/1947 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Leonard De Paur 
16. Sweet Little Jesus Boy by Robert MacGimsey
Performer:  Jonathan Brice (Piano), Carol Brice (Alto)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; USA 
Date of Recording: 09/16/1947 
Language: English 
17. Serbian Crib Carol by Traditional
Conductor:  John Finlay Williamson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Choir
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 04/09/1942 
18. Song of the Christmas Presents by Traditional
Conductor:  John Finlay Williamson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Choir
Date of Recording: 04/09/1942 
Notes: Arranged: Erickson 
19. Du Gronne Glitrende Tre by Christoph Ernst F. Weyse
Performer:  Fanny Elsten (Soprano)
Conductor:  Arild Edvin Sandvold
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra,  Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: Denmark 
Date of Recording: 1929 
Language: Danish 
20. Carol of the Bells by Traditional
Conductor:  Alexander Fine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian Art Choir
Written: Ukraine 
Date of Recording: 02/18/1926 
Language: Russian 
Notes: Arranged: Alexander U. Fine 
21. O day full of grace by Traditional
Performer:  Herbert Handt (Violin), Arthur Bergh (Organ), Elsa Alsen (Soprano),
R. H. Bowers (Chimes)
Date of Recording: 09/24/1926 
22. Adeste fideles "O come, all ye faithful" by John Francis Wade
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Associated Glee Clubs of America
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1782; England 
Date of Recording: 03/31/1925 
23. O Tannenbaum by Traditional
Performer:  Max Bloch (Tenor), Elena Gerhardt (Mezzo Soprano)
Written: Westphalia, Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/02/1917 
24. Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Performer:  Olive Fremstad (Soprano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Austria 
Date of Recording: 03/30/1911 
25. La Vierge à la crèche by Albert Périlhou
Performer:  Charles Gilibert (Baritone), Charles Adams Prince (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: 03/29/2007 
26. Jingle Bells by James Pierpont
Performer:  Henry Silvern (Organ)
Conductor:  Lehman Engel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Madrigal Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857; USA 
Date of Recording: 10/25/1937 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Dick Hyman 

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