Thursday, December 13, 2018


What city are we headed to next?  How about Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania?  Not a bad place, and a great little local Christmas album.  As I was recording this, I was rather amazed at the recording, it sounds great!  Many of these locally made albums leave a little something to be desired, but not this one.  I found this in a thrift store in St. Pete a couple months ago.  They had two copies and I bought the best one.  After I recorded it and liked it so much, I bought the other one the next time I was in that store.  Not sure I needed two, but you just never know.  I'm sure this group has a history, but I'm not aware of it, and am too lazy to look it up right at the moment.  Just read the back of the LP after you've downloaded it, then you'll know everything you need to.  This is The Mendelssohn Choir Of Pittsburgh-Russell G. Wichmann, Director-Love Came Down At Christmas (A Mendelssound Production MHF 900, Mono, 1965).

1. Joy To The World
2. Love Came Down At Christmas
3. A Sequence Of Carols: Coventry Carol; I Saw Three Ships; The Twelve Apostles; The Holly And The Ivy
4. Kolyada (Spirit Of Christmas)
5. Glory To God
6. Silent Night
7. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
8. Adeste Fideles
9. Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming
10. For Unto Us A Child Is Born
11. Christmas, The Year One, A.D.
12. The Shepherd's Star
13. Slumber Now Beloved Child
14. Glory To God



Buster said...

I have several records that this choir made with the Pittsburgh Symphony. It's a well known group.

Ernie said...

Really? I guess I should have done some more research. It's really good! I was listening to it for quite a while last night. It's not pop music, but it's good.

barba said...

some original arrangements. good stuff.

Kwork said...

One of my favorite choir records this season. Thank you.