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A Classic Christmas For Your Family


Release Date: 10/19/2000 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8555291   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Richard HaymanLeroy AndersonTraditionalVictor Herbert,   ... 
Conductor:  Richard HaymanKeith BrionAlfred WalterPeter Breiner,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonic ChoirPhilharmonic Symphony OrchestraRazumovsky Symphony Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 59 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Naxos label offers A CLASSIC CHRISTMAS FOR YOUR FAMILY, a varied program with selections culled from several holiday titles in their vast catalog.
Perennial favorites such as "Jingle Bells," "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer," "Deck the Halls," and "Winter Wonderland" share time on this disc with classics by Glazunov ("Winter Variations" from 'The Seasons'), Tchaikovsky ("March," "Dance of the Toy Trumpets," and "Russian Dance" from 'The Nutcracker') and Bizet ("Farandole" from 'L'Arlesienne Suite'). No holiday season would be complete without a "Sleigh Ride" and two takes on this tradition are offered: Leroy Anderson's carefree winter jaunt and Sergei Prokofiev's elegant, evocative excursion in the snow.
The arrangements are all
Read more excellent, making these chestnuts sound fresh, in particular "Angels We Have Heard On High" which interweaves the familiar strains of Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 to create a Baroque musical tapestry for the holidays. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
A Merry Christmas Sing-Along by Richard Hayman
Conductor:  Richard Hayman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonic Choir,  Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Length: 6 Minutes 31 Secs. 
2.
Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson
Conductor:  Richard Hayman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonic Choir,  Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
Length: 3 Minutes 3 Secs. 
3.
Carol of the Bells by Traditional
Conductor:  Richard Hayman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonic Choir,  Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
Written: Ukraine 
Length: 2 Minutes 13 Secs. 
4.
Babes in Toyland: March of the Toy Soldiers by Victor Herbert
Conductor:  Keith Brion
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Razumovsky Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 59 Secs. 
5.
Good King Wenceslas by Traditional
Conductor:  Alfred Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Written: England 
Length: 1 Minutes 6 Secs. 
6.
Up on the housetop by Benjamin Russell Hanby
Conductor:  Alfred Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1866; USA 
Length: 0 Minutes 58 Secs. 
7.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer by Johnny Marks
Conductor:  Alfred Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 37 Secs. 
8.
Jolly old Saint Nicolas by Traditional
Conductor:  Alfred Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Written: England 
Length: 0 Minutes 39 Secs. 
9.
Winter Wonderland by Felix Bernard
Conductor:  Richard Hayman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonic Choir,  Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 14 Secs. 
10.
Lieutenant Kijé Suite, Op. 60: Troika by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Richard Hayman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonic Choir,  Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; Paris, France 
Length: 2 Minutes 57 Secs. 
11.
Virgin Mary had a Baby Boy "West Indies Carol" by Traditional
Conductor:  Peter Breiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia
Written: West Indies 
Length: 2 Minutes 59 Secs. 
12.
O Tannenbaum by Traditional
Conductor:  Alfred Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Written: Westphalia, Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 50 Secs. 
13.
How far to Bethlehem? by Traditional
Conductor:  Peter Breiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia
Written: England 
Length: 3 Minutes 53 Secs. 
14.
Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a: no 2, March by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Alfred Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Russia 
Length: 2 Minutes 29 Secs. 
15.
Nutcracker, Op. 71: no 12e, Act 2 - Dance of the Flutes "Toy Trumpets" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Alfred Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891-1892; Russia 
Length: 2 Minutes 11 Secs. 
16.
Nutcracker, Op. 71: no 12d, Act 2 - Russian Dance "Trepak" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Alfred Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891-1892; Russia 
Length: 1 Minutes 6 Secs. 
17.
Ski Doodle by Richard Hayman
Conductor:  Richard Hayman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonic Choir,  Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
18.
Deck the Halls by Traditional
Conductor:  Peter Breiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia
Written: Wales, UK 
Length: 5 Minutes 23 Secs. 
19.
Angels we have heard on high by Traditional
Conductor:  Peter Breiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia
Written: France 
Length: 3 Minutes 4 Secs. 
20.
L'arlésienne: Suite no 2 - 4th movement, Farandole by Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Anthony Bramall
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
Length: 3 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Notes: 'L'arlésienne: Suite no 2' was written by Ernest Guiraud c. 1879 after
Bizet's incidental music to 'L'arlésienne.' 
21.
Jingle Bells by James Pierpont
Conductor:  Richard Hayman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonic Choir,  Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857; USA 
Length: 1 Minutes 0 Secs. 
22.
The Seasons, Op. 67 by Alexander Glazunov
Conductor:  Richard Hayman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonic Choir,  Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899; Russia 
Length: 4 Minutes 10 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Merry Christmas Sing-Along
Sleigh Ride
Carol Of The Bells: Carol of the Bells
Seasons: Winter Variations
Babes in Toyland: March of the Toys
Good King Wenceslas
Up on the Housetop
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
Jingle Bells
Jolly Old Saint Nicholas
Winter Wonderland
Lieutenant Kije Suite, Op. 60: IV. Troika
The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy
O Christmas Tree
How Far is it to Bethlehem
The Nutcracker: March
The Nutcracker: Dance of the Toy Trumpets
The Nutcracker: Russian Dance
Ski Doodle
Deck the Halls
Angels We Have Heard on High
L'Arlesienne Suite No. 2 (arr. E. Guirand): L'arlesienne Suite No. 2: IV. Farandole

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