Thursday, July 25, 2019

Christmas In July 2019-Part 64

Time for another evenings worth of of Christmas songs! Real quick since I'm so tired, but here's some more great stuff.

1. Orchestra Of The Vienna Volksoper-Franz Bauer-Theussl, Conductor-Les Patineurs (The Skaters), Op. 183 from Emile Waldteufel Famous Waltzes (Musical Heritage Society MHS 7239W, Stereo, 1985).

2. Unknown Artist-Let There Be Peace On Earth from Best Of '78 Choral Music (Jenson Publications JP3-003, Stereo, 1977).

3. The Lutheran Church Of The Good Shepherd-Midge Payne, Director-O Bambino from Shepherd Choir 1978 (Audio Engineering Associates AEA-1221, Stereo, 1978).

4. The Macalester Concert Choir-Dale Warland, Conductor-Barbara Heustis And Nancy L. Vranesh, Percussion-Out Of The Orient Crystal Skies from The Macalester Concert Choir (No Label G-0028, Stereo, 1977).

5. Gerald Eskelin And The L.A. Jazz Choir-Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree from Hal Leonard Presents A Choral Spectrum (Youth Edition) (Hal Leonard Publishing HLP-11, Stereo, 1984).  OK, one quick note.  The arranger on this demo recording is Anita Kerr, and I think you can hear that pretty clearly in the song.

6. Sistine Choir (Coro Cantori Romani Di Musica Sacra-Capella Sistina C Basiliche Maggiori)-Rorate Caeli (Song Of Advent) from Selections From The Sound Tracks Of The Motion Pictures Christ Is Born And Christ Is Risen (Counterpoint/Esoteric (Everest) CPST-5600, Stereo, 1972).  Whoops, let an Advent song slip in.  Didn't mean to do that, sorry.

7. Duke Ellington, His Piano And His Orchestra-Satin Doll from Dance To Duke! His Piano And Orchestra At The Bal Masque (Columbia Special Products CSRP 8098, Stereo, 1959).

8. Adapted, Arranged And Conducted By Alfred Ralston-Silent Night from Oh! What A Lovely War (Paramount Records PAS 5008, Stereo, 1969).  Note that this is a different version to a different production from the one I shared out earlier in the season.

9. Glen Gray And The Casa Loma Orchestra-Ray Sherman, Piano Solo-Snowfall from The Themes Of The Great Bands Special Bonus Album (Capitol SPRO 2194, Free With Purchase of Album No. 1812, Track taken from album SW-1022, Stereo, 1963).

10. Madeira Beach Junior High School Concert Band-Paul T. Nicholson, Conductor-Themes From The Nutcracker Suite from Madeira Beach Junior High School Concert Band (Century 34013 (Madeira Beach, Florida), Stereo, 1969).

And that's it.  Short and sweet.  Download is here.  Goodnight.

3 comments:

barba said...

you can’t expect perfection. but that’s a fairly high level of quality for a bunch of 13-14 year-olds from one junior high school there at madeira beach. i occasionally see videos of north korean children who play better than the berlin philharmonic. but i question the methodology behind the results. surely none of that here. at least, well… never mind.

Ernie said...

Madeira Beach is fairly local to me, maybe 35-45 minute drive. I'm always excited to find something local I can share.

Patrick said...

Great to see Duke Ellington in this share even though his track, Satin Doll, isn't that Christmassy in my opinion. Loved it anyway.

I also found the rendition of Snowfall quite different, fascinating and enjoyable.