Sunday, December 13, 2009

One Music Box

This is the first of two LPs I want to share with you that feature tunes recorded from old music boxes. This seems to be a big sub-set of Christmas albums. From the well know collections of Rita ford all the way down to any number of privately pressed collections, there are lots and lots of these records out there to be had. This is one of the more professionally recorded ones, so it sounds pretty good. First shared out just last year, this is Music Boxes For Christmas (Westminster WST 15016, Music Boxes From The Bornand Collection, Pelham, New York, Stereo).

1. Regina (American) With Zither Attachment, 15-1/2" Disc Music Box-Adeste Fideles; Silent Night; Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
2. Symphonion (German, 1882) With Bells, 14" Disc Music Box-O Sanctissima; Ihr Kinderlein Kommet (O Dear Little Children)
3. Swiss Cylinder Box, Mandolin Expressive Type, 1870-Hallelujah Chorus; He Shall Feed His Flock (From Handel's "Messiah")
4. Stella (Swiss, 1890) 25" Disc Music Box-Silent Night
5. Thorens (Modern Swiss) 4" Disc Music Boxes-O Tannenbaum; Jingle Bells; O Little Town of Bethlehem; O Sanctissima
6. Regina (Swiss) With Zither Attachment, 15-1/2" Disc Music Box-The First Noel; O Sanctissima; Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town; Jingle Bells; O Tannenbaum
7. Regina (American) 30-3/4" Disc Music Box-Silent Night; The Rosary; Monastery Bells
8. Kalliope (German, 1880) 13" Disc Music Box-Leise; Leise (From Weber's "Der Freischutz")
9. Mire (Swiss), 1886) 18-1/2" Disc Music Box-Ave Maria (Gounod); O Tannenbaum; Auld Lang Syne (Skips, Sorry)
10. Upright Regina (American) 15-1/2" Disc Music Box-Holy City; Cloister Bells Reverie; Monastery Bells
11. Interchangable Cylinder Orchestral Swiss Music Box, 17" Music Roll, Set Of Bells, Drum, Castanet And A 24-Note Organ Attachment-Stabat Mater (Rossini); See The Conquering Hero Come; Christmas Song; Ave Maria (Schubert) Luther Hymn; Hallelujah Chorus (Handel)

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