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The Joy Of Christmas - Original Album Classics

Various
Release Date: 11/10/2009 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 756173  
Composer:  Leroy AndersonPeter Ilyich TchaikovskyIrving BerlinFelix Bernard,   ... 
Performer:  Alfred KripsAl HirtAndrew McKinleyRosemary Kuhlmann,   ... 
Conductor:  Arthur FiedlerThomas SchippersEugene OrmandyJerold Ottley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston PopsPhiladelphia Brass EnsembleNBC Symphony Chorus,   ... 
Number of Discs: 5 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Previously released separately, "The Joy of Christmas" brings together for the first time five classic Christmas albums from the vaults at Sony:

  • "Pops Christmas Party"
  • The "Living Stereo" classic by Arthur Fielder and the Boston Pops featuring such delights as Leroy Anderson’s "A Christmas Festival", "The Toy Trumpet", "Parade of the Wooden Soldiers", "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town", two different "Sleigh Rides", dances from Tchaikovsky’s "The Nutcracker" and much more.

  • "Festival of Carols in Brass"
  • Features superb playing by the Philadelphia Brass. Warm and engaging arrangements of Read more favorite carols such as "Deck The Halls With Boughs of Holly", "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear", "Silent Night", "O Come, All Ye Faithful" and many other selections.

  • "Amahl and the Night Visitors" by Gian Carlo Menotti
  • The original cast from the 1952 NBC Christmas Eve broadcast! Thomas Schippers conducts with Chet Allen, with Rosemary Kuhlmann, Andrew McKinley, David Aiken and Leon Lishner.

  • "The Glorious Sound of Christmas"
  • Played by the glorious, shimmering strings, brass and woodwinds of the Philadelphia Orchestra under Eugene Ormandy in this classic album of beautiful arrangements featuring the Temple University Concert Choir.

  • "Christmas with Marilyn Horne and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir"
  • A best selling LP, the superb voice of Marilyn Horne is backed by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir led by Jerold Ottley in this collection of inspired popular Christmas carols and songs.
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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 
2. A Christmas Festival by Leroy Anderson
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 1959 
3. Nutcracker, Op. 71: no 1a, Act 1 - Miniature Overture by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891-1892; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1956 
4. 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: 1959 
5. Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Date of Recording: 1959 
6. Winter Wonderland by Felix Bernard
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; USA 
Date of Recording: 1959 
7. Parade der Zinnsoldaten, Op. 123 by Leon Jessel
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Lübeck, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1959 
8. Nutcracker, Op. 71: no 12a, Act 2 - Spanish Dance "Chocolate" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891-1892; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1956 
9. Nutcracker, Op. 71: no 12b, Act 2 - Arabian Dance "Coffee" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891-1892; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1956 
10. Nutcracker, Op. 71: no 12c, Act 2 - Chinese Dance "Tea" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891-1892; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1956 
11. The toy trumpet by Raymond Scott
Performer:  Al Hirt (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 06/09/1964 
12. Nutcracker, Op. 71: no 12d, Act 2 - Russian Dance "Trepak" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891-1892; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1956 
13. Nutcracker, Op. 71: no 12e, Act 2 - Dance of the Flutes "Toy Trumpets" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891-1892; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1956 
14. Nutcracker, Op. 71: no 12f, Act 2 - Mother Gigogne and the Clowns by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891-1892; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1956 
15. 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: 1959 
16. 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 
Date of Recording: 1956 
17. 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 
Date of Recording: 1956 
18. 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 
Date of Recording: 1956 
19. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer by Johnny Marks
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; USA 
Date of Recording: 1959 
20. Nutcracker, Op. 71: no 15, Act 2 - Final Waltz and Apotheosis by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891-1892; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1956 
21. 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: 1959 
22. Hänsel und Gretel: Dream pantomime by Engelbert Humperdinck
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1959 
23. Joy to the World by Lowell Mason
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Brass Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; USA 
24. Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Brass Ensemble
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Austria 
25. The Twelve Days of Christmas by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Brass Ensemble
Written: England 
26. We wish you a merry Christmas by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Brass Ensemble
Written: England 
27. Deck the Halls by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Brass Ensemble
Written: Wales, UK 
28. Un flambeau, Jeannette, Isabelle by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Brass Ensemble
Written: France 
29. The first nowell by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Brass Ensemble
Written: England 
30. Angels we have heard on high by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Brass Ensemble
Written: France 
31. Adeste fideles "O come, all ye faithful" by John Francis Wade
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Brass Ensemble
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1782; England 
32. O Tannenbaum by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Brass Ensemble
Written: Westphalia, Germany 
33. O come, O come Emmanuel by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Brass Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century; France 
34. Good King Wenceslas by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Brass Ensemble
Written: England 
35. O sanctissima "Sicilian Mariners" by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Brass Ensemble
36. Lully, lulla, thow littel tyne child "Coventry Carol" by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Brass Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
37. God rest ye merry, gentlemen by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Brass Ensemble
Written: England 
38. Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing" by Felix Mendelssohn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Brass Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
39. It came upon the midnight clear by Richard Storrs Willis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Brass Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
40. Good Christian men, rejoice by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Brass Ensemble
Written: Germany 
41. Minuit, Chrétiens "O holy night" by Adolphe Adam
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Brass Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
42. What child is this? by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Brass Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
43. Wassail Song by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Brass Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
44. O little town of Bethlehem by Lewis H. Redner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Brass Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; USA 
45. Away in a manger by William James Kirkpatrick
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Brass Ensemble
46. We three kings by John Henry Hopkins Jr.
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Brass Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
47. Musae Sioniae: Es ist ein' Ros' entsprungen by Michael Praetorius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Brass Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1609; Germany 
48. Amahl and the Night Visitors by Gian Carlo Menotti
Performer:  Andrew McKinley (Tenor), Rosemary Kuhlmann (Soprano), Chet Allen (Boy Soprano),
Davis Aiken (Baritone), Frank Monachino (Baritone), Leon Lishner (Bass)
Conductor:  Thomas Schippers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Chorus,  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951; USA 
Date of Recording: 1/1952 
Venue:  New York City 
Length: 46 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: English 
49. Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing" by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra,  Temple University Concert Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Language: English 
50. O little town of Bethlehem by Henry Walford Davies
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
51. Joy to the World by Lowell Mason
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; USA 
52. Adeste fideles "O come, all ye faithful" by John Francis Wade
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra,  Temple University Concert Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1782; England 
Language: English 
53. Minuit, Chrétiens "O holy night" by Adolphe Adam
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra,  Temple University Concert Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
Language: English 
54. God rest ye merry, gentlemen by Traditional
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Written: England 
55. The first nowell by Traditional
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Written: England 
56. Deck the Halls by Traditional
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Written: Wales, UK 
57. O Sanctissimus by Traditional
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
58. Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra,  Temple University Concert Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Austria 
Language: German 
59. O come, O come Emmanuel by Traditional
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century; France 
Language: English 
60. O come, little children by Traditional
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
61. Ellens Gesang III, D 839/Op. 52 no 6 "Ave Maria" by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra,  Temple University Concert Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 
62. Te solo adoro, WoO 186 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra,  Temple University Concert Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: 1824 
Language: English 
63. Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Elly Ameling (Soprano), Maureen McGovern (Soprano), Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Jerold Ottley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra,  Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/1983 
Language: English 
64. Minuit, Chrétiens "O holy night" by Adolphe Adam
Performer:  Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Jerold Ottley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra,  Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 03/1983 
Language: English 
65. Un flambeau, Jeannette, Isabelle by Traditional
Performer:  Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Jerold Ottley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra,  Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 03/1983 
Language: French 
66. Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Performer:  Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Jerold Ottley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra,  Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Austria 
Date of Recording: 03/1983 
Length: 3 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: English 
67. Joy to the World by Lowell Mason
Performer:  Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Jerold Ottley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra,  Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; USA 
Date of Recording: 03/1983 
Language: English 
68. Adeste fideles "O come, all ye faithful" by John Francis Wade
Performer:  Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Jerold Ottley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra,  Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1782; England 
Date of Recording: 03/1983 
Language: English 
69. Holiday Inn: White Christmas by Irving Berlin
Performer:  Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Jerold Ottley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra,  Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USA 
Date of Recording: 03/1983 
Language: English 
70. Gesu Bambino by Pietro Yon
Performer:  Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Jerold Ottley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra,  Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917; USA 
Date of Recording: 03/1983 
71. Angels we have heard on high by Traditional
Performer:  Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Jerold Ottley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra,  Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 03/1983 
Language: English 
72. The Babe of Bethlehem by Traditional
Performer:  Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Jerold Ottley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra,  Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Date of Recording: 03/1983 
Language: English 
73. O Tannenbaum by Traditional
Performer:  Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Jerold Ottley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra,  Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Written: Westphalia, Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/1983 
74. O little town of Bethlehem by Henry Walford Davies
Performer:  Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Jerold Ottley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra,  Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 03/1983 
Language: English 
75. It came upon the midnight clear by Richard Storrs Willis
Performer:  Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Jerold Ottley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra,  Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: 03/1983 
Language: English 
76. The first nowell by Traditional
Performer:  Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Jerold Ottley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra,  Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 03/1983 
Language: English 
77. Musae Sioniae: Es ist ein' Ros' entsprungen by Michael Praetorius
Performer:  Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Jerold Ottley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra,  Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1609; Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/1983 
Language: English 

Featured Sound Samples

Sleigh Ride (Anderson): (Fiedler; from Pops Christmas Party)
O Come, All Ye Faithful (Wade): (Ormandy; from The Glorious Sound of Christmas)
Coventry Carol (Traditional): (Philadelphia Brass; from Festival of Carols in Brass)

Sound Samples

A Christmas Festival
White Christmas
Sleigh Ride
Winter Wonderland
Parade of the Wooden Soldiers
Dream Pantomime
Sleigh Ride, No. 3
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town
Deck The Halls With Boughs Of Holly
Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming
Bring a Torch, Jeannette, Isabella
The First Noel
Angels We Have Heard on High
We Three Kings of Orient Are
O Come, All Ye Faithful
O Sanctissima
O Tannenbaum
O Come, O Come, Emanuel
Good King Wenceslas
Silent Night, Holy Night
Joy To The World
The Twelve Days Of Christmas
Coventry Carol
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
Good Christian Men, Rejoice
O Holy Night
What Child Is This?
Wassail Song
O Little Town of Bethlehem
Away In A Manger
We Wish You a Merry Christmas

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