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.


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.