Thursday, July 30, 2009

Christmas In July 2009-Day The Thirtieth

Hello! And welcome to day thirty! Hope you're in the mood for some Christmas music.

Where to begin? How about five songs from The Nutcracker as performed by Ernest Ansermet With The Royal Opera House Orchestra, Covent Garden from the LP Ballet Favorites-Highlights From The Nutcracker, Carnaval, Coppelia, Giselle (RCA Victrola VICS-1066, 1964). I know I've given you plenty of Nutcracker songs this month, but I couldn't resist this one more half an album. Hope you enjoy it.

Next up are six songs from a demo LP put out by a carillon manufacturer. The LP is The Beautiful Sound Of Bells (Universal Audio Corp For The I.T. Verdin Company UAS-865-62883, 1973) and the songs are Bells On Parade, Ding-Dong Merrily On High, O Holy Night (Cantique De Noel), O Sanctissima, Silent Night Holy Night & White Christmas. You either like carillon music or you don't, so here you go.

Track 12 is a song called Mary Had A Baby as performed by The New Paltz Choir, a small church group out of New Paltz, New York. The LP is titled Sing Joyfully (Silver Crest Custom NP-62880). I think you'll like this one.

Last, and certainly not least, we come to my favorite track of the night, and one I almost missed. Someone left a comment on the blog and we spoke back and forth about some Chritmas music. He tipped me off to a track I missed from the LP Meredith Wilson's Here's Love (Columbia Special Products-Special Archive Series CSRP 8899, 1963) as performed by The Merrill Staton Voices. It's called That Man Over There, which doesn't appear to be a Christmas song at first glance, but as soon as you listen to it, you'll realize it is. I shared another track from this LP way back near the beginning of the month.

There you have it, 13 tracks on the next to the last day of the month. Here's the download link, and I'd better see you back here tomorrow.


Tommy said...

"I'd better see you back here tomorrow."

Oh, you will. You will.

Anonymous said...

Though I still prefer the original version, the dixieland take on That Man Over There is quite a surprise. Thanks for posting it!

Again, thanks for introducing too much great long lost Christmas music to the masses. If I come across something of interest, I'll be sure to pass it along once again.

Happy Holidays!