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What If Mozart Wrote "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"


Release Date: 07/23/2007 
Label:  Rca   Catalog #: 60246   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Irving BerlinMel TormeHugh MartinKatherine K. Davis,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hampton String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 43 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Originally released 20 years ago, and now available again through ArkivMusic, this immensely popular recording reimagines some of the popular songs of Christmas as if they had been written by Mozart or Beethoven or Debussy. Originally released 20 years ago, and now available again through ArkivMusic, this immensely popular recording reimagines some of the popular songs of Christmas as if they had been written by Mozart or Beethoven or Debussy. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Holiday Inn: White Christmas by Irving Berlin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hampton String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USA 
Venue:  RCA Studio, New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: George Andrews 
2.
The Christmas Song by Mel Torme
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hampton String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946 
Venue:  RCA Studio, New York City 
Length: 4 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: George Andrews 
3.
Meet Me in St. Louis: Have yourself a merry little Christmas by Hugh Martin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hampton String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; USA 
Venue:  RCA Studio, New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Notes: This song was written in collaboration with Ralph Blane. 
4.
The Little Drummer Boy "Carol of the Drum" by Katherine K. Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hampton String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958; USA 
Venue:  RCA Studio, New York City 
Length: 5 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: George Andrews.
This song was written in collaboration with Harry Simeone and Henry Onorati. 
5.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer by Johnny Marks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hampton String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; USA 
Venue:  RCA Studio, New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Barry Gordon 
6.
Mame: We need a little Christmas by Jerry Herman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hampton String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1966; USA 
Venue:  RCA Studio, New York City 
Length: 4 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Mitch Farber 
7.
Winter Wonderland by Felix Bernard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hampton String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; USA 
Venue:  RCA Studio, New York City 
Length: 4 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: George Andrews 
8.
Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow! by Jule Styne
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hampton String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Venue:  RCA Studio, New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Notes: This selection was written in collaboration with Sammy Cahn.
Arranged: Barry Gordon 
9.
Frosty the Snowman by Steve Nelson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hampton String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950; USA 
Venue:  RCA Studio, New York City 
Length: 5 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Notes: This song was written in collaboration with Jack Rollins.
Arranged: George Andrews 
10.
Do You Hear What I Hear? by Gloria Shayne Baker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hampton String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1962 
Venue:  RCA Studio, New York City 
Length: 4 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Notes: This song was written in collaboration with Noel Regney.
Arranged: Mitch Farber. 

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