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Christmas At The Pops - Greatest Hits


Release Date: 08/15/1995 
Label:  Rca   Catalog #: 68266   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Victor HerbertFelix BernardPeter Ilyich TchaikovskyGeorge Frideric Handel,   ... 
Performer:  John GradyAl HirtAlfred KripsJames Galway,   ... 
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston PopsCanadian BrassArthur Fiedler Chorus,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 9 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. Babes in Toyland: March of the Toy Soldiers by Victor Herbert
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903; USA 
2. Winter Wonderland by Felix Bernard
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; USA 
Notes: Arranged: Mason 
3. Nutcracker, Op. 71: no 14a, Act 2 - Pas de deux by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891-1892; Russia 
4. Nutcracker, Op. 71: no 13, Act 2 - Waltz of the Flowers by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891-1892; Russia 
5. Messiah, HWV 56: Hallelujah! by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  John Grady (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Notes: Arranged: Mills 
6. The toy trumpet by Raymond Scott
Performer:  Al Hirt (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
7. Adeste fideles "O come, all ye faithful" by John Francis Wade
Performer:  John Grady (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1782; England 
Notes: This selection shares a track and timing with "Joy to the World."
Arranged: Cable 
8. Joy to the World by Lowell Mason
Performer:  John Grady (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; USA 
Notes: This selection shares a track and timing with "Adeste Fideles."
Arranged: Cable 
9. Holiday Inn: White Christmas by Irving Berlin
Performer:  Alfred Krips (Violin)
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USA 
Notes: Arranged: Mason 
10. 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 
Notes: Arranged: Richard Hayman
This work was written in collaboration with Henry Onerati and Harry
Simeone. 
11. Ave Maria by Charles Gounod
Performer:  James Galway (Flute), John Birch (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
Notes: This work is based on J.S. Bach's Prelude no 1 in C from 'The Well-Tempered Clavier.' 
12. A Christmas Festival by Leroy Anderson
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Notes: This selection is a medley which incorporates "Joy to the World," "Deck the Halls," "Good King Wenceslas," "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen," "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing," "The First Nowell," "Silent Night," "Jingle Bells," "O come, all ye faithful." 
13. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer by Johnny Marks
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; USA 
Notes: Arranged: Richard Hayman 
14. Nutcracker, Op. 71: no 14c, Act 2 - Variation II, Sugar-Plum Fairy and Coda by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891-1892; Russia 
15. Christmas Medley by Richard Hayman
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arthur Fiedler Chorus,  Arthur Fiedler Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Notes: This medley includes the carols "Here we come a-caroling", "O Christmas tree" and "I saw three ships." 
16. Santa Claus is comin' to town by John Frederic Coots
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; USA 
Notes: Arranged: Mason
This selection was written in collaboration with Fred Coots. 
17. Hänsel und Gretel: Dream pantomime by Engelbert Humperdinck
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Germany 

Sound Samples

Here We Come A-Caroling/O Christmas Tree/I Saw Three Ships
Parade of the Wooden Soldiers
Winter Wonderland
March of the Toys
Waltz of the Flowers
Pas de deux
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
Hallelujah Chorus
The Toy Trumpet
O Come All Ye Faithful/Joy to the World
White Christmas
The Little Drummer Boy
Ave Maria
Dream Pantomime
A Christmas Festival
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town

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