The Most Fabulous Classical Christmas Album Ever!

Release Date: 9/26/2000
Label: Sony
Catalog Number: 09026637122
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
This selection contains both AAD and DDD recordings.
Christmastime is a season made for familiar traditions: food, decorations, and music. This collection of seasonal favorites is an anthology of some of the world's most popular performers. From legendary pops conductor Arthur Fiedler to the voice of Mario Lanza, these are artists recognized in homes across the country.
Timeless classics such as Morton Gould and the RCA Symphony Orchestra's 'Jingle Bells' and Robert Shaw Chorale's 'Deck the Halls' are the epitome of Christmas cheer. Performed with crowd-pleasing flair, the music is equally at home as the centerpiece of a listening experience, or in the background of a family gathering. So pleasant, so familiar, everyone will recognize this music.
As important to the holidays as a warm hearth in the home, these songs are seasonal essentials.
Works on This Recording
1. The Angel Choir and the Trumpeter by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble: Canadian Brass
Period: 20th Century
2. Ave Maria by Charles Gounod
Performer: Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1859 ; France
3. Carol of the Bells by Traditional
Conductor: Arthur Fiedler
4. The Little Drummer Boy "Carol of the Drum" by Katherine K. Davis
Conductor: Arthur Fiedler
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1958 ; USA
5. Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson
Conductor: Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra/Ensemble: Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1948 ; USA
6. Holiday Inn: White Christmas by Irving Berlin
Performer: Alfred Krips (Violin)
Conductor: Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra/Ensemble: Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1942 ; USA
7. Adeste fideles "O come, all ye faithful" by John Francis Wade
Performer: Sergio Franchi (Tenor)
Conductor: Marty Gold
Period: Classical
Written: by 1782 ; England
8. Fantasia on "I saw three ships" by Traditional
Performer: James Galway (Flute)
Conductor: James Galway
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
9. Good King Wenceslas by Traditional
Conductor: Morton Gould
Orchestra/Ensemble: RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
10. O Tannenbaum by Traditional
Performer: Mario Lanza (Tenor)
11. Minuit, Chrétiens "O holy night" by Adolphe Adam
Performer: Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
12. The Holly and the Ivy by Traditional
Performer: Emily Mitchell (Harp ), Emily Mitchell (Voice)
13. Silver Bells by Jay Livingston
Conductor: Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1951 ; USA
14. Joy to the World by Lowell Mason
Conductor: Eugene Ormandy
Period: Romantic
Written: 19th Century ; USA
15. Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Conductor: Eugene Ormandy
Period: Classical
Written: 1818 ; Austria
16. We wish you a merry Christmas by Traditional
Conductor: Eugene Ormandy
17. What child is this? by Traditional
Conductor: Eugene Ormandy
Period: Renaissance
Written: 16th Century ; England
18. I wonder as I wander by John Jacob Niles
Performer: Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Conductor: Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra/Ensemble: Arthur Fiedler Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
19. Angels we have heard on high by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble: Robert Shaw Chorale
20. Deck the Halls by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble: Robert Shaw Chorale
21. God rest ye merry, gentlemen by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble: Robert Shaw Chorale
22. Messiah, HWV 56: Hallelujah! by George Frideric Handel
Performer: Robert Arnold (Organ), Robert Conant (Harpsichord)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Robert Shaw Chorale
Period: Baroque
Written: 1742 ; London, England
23. Messiah, HWV 56: He shall feed His flock...Come unto Him by George Frideric Handel
Performer: Benita Valente (Soprano)
Conductor: Michael Korn
Orchestra/Ensemble: Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia
Period: Baroque
Written: 1742 ; London, England
24. Ding Dong! Merrily on high by Traditional
Performer: Osian Ellis (Harp )
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Boys' Choir
Period: Renaissance
Written: 16th Century ; France
25. Good Christian men, rejoice by Traditional
Conductor: Hans Gillesberger
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Boys' Choir
26. The first nowell by Traditional
Performer: John Grady (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Canadian Brass
27. Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer: John Grady (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Canadian Brass
Period: Romantic
Written: 1840 ; Germany
28. Jingle Bells by James Pierpont
Conductor: Morton Gould
Orchestra/Ensemble: RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1857 ; USA
29. Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer: John Grady (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Canadian Brass
Period: Romantic
Written: 1840 ; Germany
30. Jingle Bells by James Pierpont
Conductor: Morton Gould
Orchestra/Ensemble: RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1857 ; USA
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