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A Christmas Festival With Arthur Fiedler & The Boston Pops


Release Date: 10/25/1990 
Label:  Rca Victor Gold Seal Catalog #: 6428   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Leroy AndersonIrving BerlinFelix BernardLeon Jessel,   ... 
Performer:  Alfred KripsLeo LitwinAl Hirt
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston PopsArthur Fiedler ChorusArthur Fiedler Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 4 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
A Christmas Festival by Leroy Anderson
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 5/1959 
2.
Holiday Inn: White Christmas by Irving Berlin
Performer:  Alfred Krips (Violin)
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USA 
Date of Recording: 5/1959 
Notes: Arranged: Mason 
3.
Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Date of Recording: 5/1959 
4.
Winter Wonderland by Felix Bernard
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; USA 
Date of Recording: 5/1959 
Notes: Arranged: Mason 
5.
Parade der Zinnsoldaten, Op. 123 by Leon Jessel
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Lübeck, Germany 
Date of Recording: 5/1959 
Notes: Arranged: Gould 
6.
The Little Drummer Boy "Carol of the Drum" by Katherine K. Davis
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arthur Fiedler Chorus,  Arthur Fiedler Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958; USA 
Date of Recording: 6/17/1969 
Notes: Arranged: Richard Hayman 
7.
Fantasia on Greensleeves by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; England 
Date of Recording: 1/11/1958 
8.
Carol of the Bells by Traditional
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arthur Fiedler Chorus
Written: Ukraine 
Date of Recording: 6/17/1969 
Notes: Arranged: Wilhousky 
9.
Babes in Toyland: March of the Toy Soldiers by Victor Herbert
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903; USA 
Date of Recording: 5/15/1958 
10.
German Dances (3), K 605: no 3 in C major "Sleigh ride" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: Classical 
Written: 1789; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 5/1959 
11.
Nutcracker, Op. 71: no 14c, Act 2 - Variation II, Sugar-Plum Fairy and Coda by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Leo Litwin (Celesta)
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891-1892; Russia 
Date of Recording: 5/1959 
12.
Here we come a-wassailing by Traditional
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arthur Fiedler Chorus,  Arthur Fiedler Orchestra
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 6/17/1969 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley that includes "O Christmas Tree" and "I Saw Three Ships."
Arranged: Richard Hayman 
13.
O Tannenbaum by Traditional
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arthur Fiedler Chorus,  Arthur Fiedler Orchestra
Written: Westphalia, Germany 
Date of Recording: 6/17/1969 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley that includes "Here We Come A-Caroling" and "I Saw Three Ships."
Arranged: Richard Hayman 
14.
I saw three ships by Traditional
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arthur Fiedler Chorus,  Arthur Fiedler Orchestra
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 6/17/1969 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley that includes "Here We Come A-Caroling" and "O Christmas Tree."
Arranged: Richard Hayman 
15.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer by Johnny Marks
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; USA 
Date of Recording: 5/1959 
Notes: Arranged: Richard Hayman 
16.
Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arthur Fiedler Chorus,  Arthur Fiedler Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Austria 
Date of Recording: 6/17/1969 
Notes: Arranged: Richard Hayman 
17.
Santa Claus is comin' to town by John Frederic Coots
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; USA 
Date of Recording: 5/1959 
Notes: Arranged: Mason 
18.
Hänsel und Gretel: Dream pantomime by Engelbert Humperdinck
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Germany 
Date of Recording: 5/1959 
19.
The toy trumpet by Raymond Scott
Performer:  Al Hirt (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 

Sound Samples

A Christmas Festival
White Christmas
Sleigh Ride
Winter Wonderland
Parade of the Wooden Soldiers
The Little Drummer Boy
Fantasia on "Greensleeves" (What Child Is This?)
The Toy Trumpet
Carol of the Bells
March of the Toys
Dream Pantomime
Sleigh Ride, No. 3
Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy
Here We Come A-Caroling/O Christmas Tree/I Saw Three Ships
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Silent Night
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town

Customer Reviews

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 The BEST & MOST PLAYED HOLIDAY CD ! January 10, 2013 By Jackie B. (La Jolla, CA) See All My Reviews "Among the myriad of my favorite Holiday and Christmas Cds, this one tops the list ! I gave this to many loved ones, young and older, this year. Its selection is wonderfully varied and its orchestration sustains a mood of reflection and joy." Report Abuse
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