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What If Mozart Wrote "White Christmas"

Northern Lights Orchestra
Release Date: 10/13/2009 
Label:  Perfect Sound Studio   Catalog #: 5  
Composer:  Jerry HermanJohn Frederic CootsMel TormeIrving Berlin,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northern Lights Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Your all-time favorite Christmas Songs as if composed by the most famous of classical composers!

From the magical land of the Midnight Sun and Father Christmas comes The Northern Lights Orchestra playing the most popular Christmas songs as if Mozart, Beethoven, Debussy or Brahms had composed them for string orchestra. Conducted by the Finnish conductor Petri Juutilanen, this joyful recording captures the season’s spirit.
“This started in 1986,” said Warren Schatz, the man behind the project, “when I produced the ‘What if Mozart Wrote Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas’ record. It was released in 25 countries and stayed in the catalog for over 23 years. Originally I envisioned it as an orchestral project but had to
Read more settle for a string quartet due to budget constrictions. After 23 years I can finally realize this project the way that I conceived it!”
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Works on This Recording

1.
Mame: We need a little Christmas by Jerry Herman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northern Lights Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1966; USA 
2.
Santa Claus is comin' to town by John Frederic Coots
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northern Lights Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; USA 
3.
The Christmas Song by Mel Torme
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northern Lights Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946 
4.
Holiday Inn: White Christmas by Irving Berlin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northern Lights Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USA 
5.
Chipmunk Song by Ross Bagdasarian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northern Lights Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958; USA 
6.
Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow! by Jule Styne
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northern Lights Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
7.
Winter Wonderland by Felix Bernard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northern Lights Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; USA 
8.
Do You Hear What I Hear? by Gloria Shayne Baker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northern Lights Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1962 
9.
Frosty the Snowman by Steve Nelson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northern Lights Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950; USA 
10.
The Little Drummer Boy "Carol of the Drum" by Katherine K. Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northern Lights Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958; USA 
11.
Meet Me in St. Louis: Have yourself a merry little Christmas by Hugh Martin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northern Lights Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; USA 
12.
I'll be home for Christmas by Walter Kent
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northern Lights Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 

Featured Sound Samples

Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! (Styne)
Do You Hear What I Hear? (Baker)

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