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The Christmas Album / The Vienna Boys' Choir


Release Date: 12/02/2003 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 57673   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Sergei ProkofievJester HairstonMel TormeTraditional,   ... 
Performer:  John ParricelliChris LaurenceSimon ChamberlainAndy Pask,   ... 
Conductor:  Geoffrey Alexander
Orchestra/Ensemble:  OrchestraVienna Boys' Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 2 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The same album was released in Europe under the title "Wienersängerknaben Goes Christmas". The same album was released in Europe under the title "Wienersängerknaben Goes Christmas". Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Lieutenant Kijé Suite, Op. 60: Troika by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Geoffrey Alexander
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra,  Vienna Boys' Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 2003 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Geoffrey Alexander
This selection shares a track and timing with "Sleigh Ride" by Leroy Anderson." 
2.
Mary's boy child by Jester Hairston
Performer:  John Parricelli (Guitar)
Conductor:  Geoffrey Alexander
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra,  Vienna Boys' Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 2003 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: English 
3.
The Christmas Song by Mel Torme
Performer:  Chris Laurence (Double Bass), Simon Chamberlain (Piano)
Conductor:  Geoffrey Alexander
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra,  Vienna Boys' Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946 
Date of Recording: 2003 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 1 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Geoffrey Alexander 
4.
Carol of the Bells by Traditional
Performer:  Andy Pask (Double Bass), Paul Clarvis (Drums), Paul Kerr (Guitar),
John Parricelli (Guitar)
Conductor:  Geoffrey Alexander
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra,  Vienna Boys' Choir
Written: Ukraine 
Date of Recording: 2003 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: James Brett 
5.
Jingle Bell Rock by Joseph Carleton Beal
Performer:  Chris Laurence (Double Bass), John Parricelli (Guitar)
Conductor:  Geoffrey Alexander
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra,  Vienna Boys' Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; USA 
Date of Recording: 2003 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: John Bell 
6.
Wexford Carol by Traditional
Performer:  Sally Ann Ewins (Flute), Paul Clarvis (Drums)
Conductor:  Geoffrey Alexander
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra,  Vienna Boys' Choir
Written: Ireland 
Date of Recording: 2003 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Michael Price 
7.
Suo Gan by Traditional
Performer:  Sally Ann Ewins (Flute), Paul Clarvis (Drums)
Conductor:  Geoffrey Alexander
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra,  Vienna Boys' Choir
Written: Wales, UK 
Date of Recording: 2003 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Michael Price 
8.
Minuit, Chrétiens "O holy night" by Adolphe Adam
Performer:  Fiona Hibbert (Harp)
Conductor:  Geoffrey Alexander
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra,  Vienna Boys' Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 2003 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Geoffrey Alexander 
9.
Holiday Inn: White Christmas by Irving Berlin
Conductor:  Geoffrey Alexander
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra,  Vienna Boys' Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USA 
Date of Recording: 2003 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Geoffrey Alexander 
10.
Winter Wonderland by Felix Bernard
Conductor:  Geoffrey Alexander
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra,  Vienna Boys' Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; USA 
Date of Recording: 2003 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Geoffrey Alexander 
11.
Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree by Johnny Marks
Performer:  Simon Chamberlain (Piano), John Parricelli (Guitar), Chris Laurence (Double Bass)
Conductor:  Geoffrey Alexander
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra,  Vienna Boys' Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958; USA 
Date of Recording: 2003 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 1 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: John Bell 
12.
Wonderful Christmastime by Paul McCartney
Performer:  Paul Kerr (Guitar), John Parricelli (Guitar)
Conductor:  Geoffrey Alexander
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra,  Vienna Boys' Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1979; England 
Date of Recording: 2003 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Dave Arch 
13.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer by Johnny Marks
Performer:  Chris Laurence (Double Bass), Fiona Hibbert (Harp), John Parricelli (Guitar)
Conductor:  Geoffrey Alexander
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra,  Vienna Boys' Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; USA 
Date of Recording: 2003 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Jonathan Allen 
14.
The Little Drummer Boy "Carol of the Drum" by Katherine K. Davis
Performer:  Sally Ann Ewins (Flute)
Conductor:  Geoffrey Alexander
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra,  Vienna Boys' Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958; USA 
Date of Recording: 2003 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Michael Price
This selection shares a track and timing with "Peace on Earth." 
15.
Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow! by Jule Styne
Conductor:  Geoffrey Alexander
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra,  Vienna Boys' Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 2003 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Geoffrey Alexander 
16.
We wish you a merry Christmas by Traditional
Conductor:  Geoffrey Alexander
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra,  Vienna Boys' Choir
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 2003 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: John Bell 
17.
Lully, lulla, thow littel tyne child "Coventry Carol" by Traditional
Conductor:  Geoffrey Alexander
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra,  Vienna Boys' Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
Date of Recording: 2003 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Michael Price 
18.
Away in a manger by William James Kirkpatrick
Conductor:  Geoffrey Alexander
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra,  Vienna Boys' Choir
Date of Recording: 2003 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 1 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Michael Price
This selection shares a track and timing with "Silent Night" by Franz Xaver Gruber. 
19.
Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Conductor:  Geoffrey Alexander
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra,  Vienna Boys' Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Austria 
Date of Recording: 2003 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Language: German 
Notes: Arranged: Michael Price
This selection shares a track and timing with "Away in a manger" by
William J. Kirkpatrick. 
20.
Meet Me in St. Louis: Have yourself a merry little Christmas by Hugh Martin
Performer:  Chris Laurence (Double Bass), Simon Chamberlain (Piano)
Conductor:  Geoffrey Alexander
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra,  Vienna Boys' Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; USA 
Date of Recording: 2003 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Geoffrey Alexander 
21.
Peace on Earth by Traditional
Performer:  Sally Ann Ewins (Flute)
Conductor:  Geoffrey Alexander
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra,  Vienna Boys' Choir
Date of Recording: 2003 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Michael Price
This selection shares a track and timing with "The Little Drummer Boy
'Carol of the Drum'" by Katherine K. Davis. 
22.
Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Boys' Choir
Date of Recording: 2003 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Geoffrey Alexander
This selection shares a track and timing with "Lieutenant Kijé Suite, Op 60: Troika" by Sergei Prokofiev. 
23.
Santa Claus is comin' to town by John Frederic Coots
Performer:  Chris Laurence (Double Bass), Simon Chamberlain (Piano), John Parricelli (Guitar)
Conductor:  Geoffrey Alexander
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra,  Vienna Boys' Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; USA 
Date of Recording: 2003 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: John Bell 
24.
Happy Christmas (War Is Over) by John Lennon
Performer:  Terl Bryant (Percussion), Paul Kerr (Guitar), Andy Pask (Double Bass),
John Parricelli (Guitar)
Conductor:  Geoffrey Alexander
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra,  Vienna Boys' Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1971; England 
Date of Recording: 2003 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: James Brett 
25.
Jingle Bells by James Pierpont
Performer:  Chris Laurence (Double Bass), John Parricelli (Guitar)
Conductor:  Geoffrey Alexander
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra,  Vienna Boys' Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857; USA 
Date of Recording: 2003 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: John Bell 

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