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Freedom, Merriment & Joy / Boston Gay Men's Chorus


Release Date: 09/01/1996 
Label:  Afka   Catalog #: 432   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Ross BagdasarianRichard RodgersJohnny MarksJule Styne,   ... 
Conductor:  Robert Barney
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Gay Men's ChorusBoston Gay Men's Chorus Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 9 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Chipmunk Song by Ross Bagdasarian
Conductor:  Robert Barney
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Gay Men's Chorus,  Boston Gay Men's Chorus Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958; USA 
Date of Recording: 12/1995 
Venue:  Live  Jordan Hall, Boston, Massachusetts 
Notes: Arranged: Chad Weirick
This selection is part of a medley which also incorporates the songs 'My Favorite Things,' 'The Most Wonderful Day of the Year,' and 'Christmas Waltz.' 
2.
The Sound of Music: My favorite things by Richard Rodgers
Conductor:  Robert Barney
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Gay Men's Chorus,  Boston Gay Men's Chorus Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1959; USA 
Date of Recording: 12/1995 
Venue:  Live  Jordan Hall, Boston, Massachusetts 
Notes: Arranged: Chad Weirick
This selection is part of a medley which also incorporates the songs 'The Chipmunk Song,' 'The Most Wonderful Day of the Year,' and 'Christmas Waltz.' 
3.
The Most Wonderful Day of the Year by Johnny Marks
Conductor:  Robert Barney
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Gay Men's Chorus,  Boston Gay Men's Chorus Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 12/1995 
Venue:  Live  Jordan Hall, Boston, Massachusetts 
Notes: Arranged: Chad Weirick
This selection is part of a medley which also incorporates the songs 'The Chipmunk Song,' 'My Favorite Things,' and 'Christmas Waltz.' 
4.
Christmas Waltz by Jule Styne
Conductor:  Robert Barney
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Gay Men's Chorus,  Boston Gay Men's Chorus Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; USA 
Date of Recording: 12/1995 
Venue:  Live  Jordan Hall, Boston, Massachusetts 
Notes: Arranged: Chad Weirick
This selection is part of a medley which also incorporates the songs 'The Chipmunk Song,' 'My Favorite Things,' and 'The Most Wonderful Day of the Year.' 
5.
Holiday Inn: White Christmas by Irving Berlin
Conductor:  Robert Barney
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Gay Men's Chorus,  Boston Gay Men's Chorus Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USA 
Date of Recording: 12/1995 
Venue:  Live  Jordan Hall, Boston, Massachusetts 
Notes: Arranged: Roy Ringwald 
6.
Welcome! Sing, Be Merry by Dean X. Johnson
Conductor:  Robert Barney
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Gay Men's Chorus,  Boston Gay Men's Chorus Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1986 
Date of Recording: 01/1994 
Venue:  Live  Jordan Hall, Boston, Massachusetts 
7.
Magnificat, H 73 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Conductor:  Robert Barney
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Gay Men's Chorus,  Boston Gay Men's Chorus Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa ?1670 
Date of Recording: 12/1995 
Venue:  Live  Jordan Hall, Boston, Massachusetts 
8.
Freedom, Merriment and Joy by Traditional
Conductor:  Robert Barney
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Gay Men's Chorus,  Boston Gay Men's Chorus Orchestra
Date of Recording: 01/1994 
Venue:  Live  Jordan Hall, Boston, Massachusetts 
Notes: Arranged: Howard Rosner 
9.
Oliver!: Who Will Buy by Lionel Bart
Conductor:  Robert Barney
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Gay Men's Chorus,  Boston Gay Men's Chorus Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1963; England 
Date of Recording: 12/1995 
Venue:  Live  Jordan Hall, Boston, Massachusetts 
Notes: Arranged: Norman Leyden 
10.
I'll Be Home for Christmas by Kim Gannon
Conductor:  Robert Barney
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Gay Men's Chorus,  Boston Gay Men's Chorus Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; USA 
Date of Recording: 12/1995 
Venue:  Live  Jordan Hall, Boston, Massachusetts 
Notes: Arranged: John O'Neil
This work was written in collaboration with Walter Kent and Buck Ram. 
11.
Il est né, le divin enfant by Traditional
Conductor:  Robert Barney
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Gay Men's Chorus,  Boston Gay Men's Chorus Orchestra
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century; France 
Date of Recording: 12/1995 
Venue:  Live  Jordan Hall, Boston, Massachusetts 
Notes: Arranged: Robert Barney 
12.
Still, still, still by Traditional
Conductor:  Robert Barney
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Gay Men's Chorus,  Boston Gay Men's Chorus Orchestra
Written: Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/1995 
Venue:  Live  Jordan Hall, Boston, Massachusetts 
Notes: Arranged: Robert Barney 
13.
Somerset Wassail by Traditional
Conductor:  Robert Barney
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Gay Men's Chorus,  Boston Gay Men's Chorus Orchestra
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 12/1995 
Venue:  Live  Jordan Hall, Boston, Massachusetts 
Notes: Arranged: Robert Barney 
14.
The Holly and the Ivy by Traditional
Conductor:  Robert Barney
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Gay Men's Chorus,  Boston Gay Men's Chorus Orchestra
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 12/1995 
Venue:  Live  Jordan Hall, Boston, Massachusetts 
Notes: Arranged: William Cutter 
15.
Mame: We need a little Christmas by Jerry Herman
Conductor:  Robert Barney
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Gay Men's Chorus,  Boston Gay Men's Chorus Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1966; USA 
Date of Recording: 12/1995 
Venue:  Live  Jordan Hall, Boston, Massachusetts 
Notes: Arranged: Chad Weirick
This selection is part of a medley which also incorporates the songs 'Welcome Christmas,' 'Jingle Bell Rock,' and 'Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town.' 
16.
Welcome Christmas by Albert Hague
Conductor:  Robert Barney
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Gay Men's Chorus,  Boston Gay Men's Chorus Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 12/1995 
Venue:  Live  Jordan Hall, Boston, Massachusetts 
Notes: Arranged: Chad Weirick
This selection is part of a medley which also incorporates the songs 'We Need a Little Christmas,' 'Jingle Bell Rock,' and 'Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town.' 
17.
Jingle Bell Rock by Joseph Carleton Beal
Conductor:  Robert Barney
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Gay Men's Chorus,  Boston Gay Men's Chorus Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; USA 
Date of Recording: 12/1995 
Venue:  Live  Jordan Hall, Boston, Massachusetts 
Notes: Arranged: Chad Weirick
This selection is part of a medley which also incorporates the songs 'We Need a Little Christmas,' 'Welcome Christmas,' and 'Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town.' 
18.
Santa Claus is comin' to town by John Frederic Coots
Conductor:  Robert Barney
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Gay Men's Chorus,  Boston Gay Men's Chorus Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; USA 
Date of Recording: 12/1995 
Venue:  Live  Jordan Hall, Boston, Massachusetts 
Notes: Arranged: Chad Weirick
This selection is part of a medley which also incorporates the songs 'We Need a Little Christmas,' 'Welcome Christmas,' and 'Jingle Bell Rock.' 
19.
Silver Bells by Jay Livingston
Conductor:  Robert Barney
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Gay Men's Chorus,  Boston Gay Men's Chorus Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951; USA 
Date of Recording: 12/1995 
Venue:  Live  Jordan Hall, Boston, Massachusetts 
Notes: Arranged: Chad Weirick
This selection shares a track and timing with 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.'
This selection was written in collaboration with with Ray Evans. 
20.
Meet Me in St. Louis: Have yourself a merry little Christmas by Hugh Martin
Conductor:  Robert Barney
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Gay Men's Chorus,  Boston Gay Men's Chorus Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; USA 
Date of Recording: 12/1995 
Venue:  Live  Jordan Hall, Boston, Massachusetts 
Notes: Arranged: Chad Weirick
This selection shares a track and timing with 'Silver Bells.' 
21.
Carol of the Birds by Eric Harding Thiman
Conductor:  Robert Barney
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Gay Men's Chorus,  Boston Gay Men's Chorus Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 12/1995 
Venue:  Live  Jordan Hall, Boston, Massachusetts 
Notes: Arranged: Howard Rosner 

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