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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 KripsAndrew McKinleyRosemary KuhlmannChet Allen,   ... 
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 
Date of Recording: 1959 
2.
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 
3.
Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1948; USA 
Date of Recording: 1959 
4.
Winter Wonderland by Felix Bernard
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; USA 
Date of Recording: 1959 
5.
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 
6.
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 
7.
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 
8.
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 
9.
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 
10.
Hänsel und Gretel: Dream pantomime by Engelbert Humperdinck
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1959 
11.
Joy to the World by Lowell Mason
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Brass Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; USA 
12.
Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Brass Ensemble
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Austria 
13.
The Twelve Days of Christmas by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Brass Ensemble
Written: England 
14.
We wish you a merry Christmas by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Brass Ensemble
Written: England 
15.
Deck the Halls by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Brass Ensemble
Written: Wales, UK 
16.
Un flambeau, Jeannette, Isabelle by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Brass Ensemble
Written: France 
17.
The first nowell by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Brass Ensemble
Written: England 
18.
Angels we have heard on high by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Brass Ensemble
Written: France 
19.
Adeste fideles "O come, all ye faithful" by John Francis Wade
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Brass Ensemble
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1782; England 
20.
O Tannenbaum by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Brass Ensemble
Written: Westphalia, Germany 
21.
O come, O come Emmanuel by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Brass Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century; France 
22.
Good King Wenceslas by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Brass Ensemble
Written: England 
23.
O sanctissima "Sicilian Mariners" by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Brass Ensemble
24.
Lully, lulla, thow littel tyne child "Coventry Carol" by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Brass Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
25.
God rest ye merry, gentlemen by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Brass Ensemble
Written: England 
26.
Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing" by Felix Mendelssohn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Brass Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
27.
It came upon the midnight clear by Richard Storrs Willis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Brass Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
28.
Good Christian men, rejoice by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Brass Ensemble
Written: Germany 
29.
Minuit, Chrétiens "O holy night" by Adolphe Adam
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Brass Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
30.
What child is this? by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Brass Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
31.
Wassail Song by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Brass Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
32.
O little town of Bethlehem by Lewis H. Redner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Brass Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; USA 
33.
Away in a manger by William James Kirkpatrick
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Brass Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
34.
We three kings by John Henry Hopkins Jr.
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Brass Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
35.
Musae Sioniae: Es ist ein' Ros' entsprungen by Michael Praetorius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Brass Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1609; Germany 
36.
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 
37.
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 
38.
O little town of Bethlehem by Henry Walford Davies
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
39.
Joy to the World by Lowell Mason
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; USA 
40.
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 
41.
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 
42.
God rest ye merry, gentlemen by Traditional
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Written: England 
43.
The first nowell by Traditional
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Written: England 
44.
Deck the Halls by Traditional
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Written: Wales, UK 
45.
O Sanctissimus by Traditional
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
46.
Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra,  Temple University Concert Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Austria 
Language: German 
47.
O come, O come Emmanuel by Traditional
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century; France 
Language: English 
48.
O come, little children by Traditional
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
49.
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 
50.
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 
51.
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 
52.
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 
53.
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 
54.
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 
55.
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 
56.
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 
57.
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 
58.
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 
59.
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 
60.
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 
61.
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 
62.
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 
63.
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 
64.
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 
65.
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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