Friday, December 21, 2018

Harping On And On

An old share that I remember having to hunt after for a long time before I finally found the album.  I've always been a fan of Christmas music performed on the harp (Bianco was one of my earliest shares), but I'm afraid this one didn't do much for me.  I think maybe he was trying to squeeze in too many songs, and the arrangements aren't very engaging.  But it's worth a listen or two, and I've re-encoded it this year so it sounds a little better.  From the 2012 sharity season, this is Robert Maxwell And His Harp-40 All-Time Christmas Favorites (Lion (MGM) L70081, Mono, 1958).

1. Jingle Bells; Winter Wonderland; Santa Claus Is Coming To Town; Jolly Old St. Nicholas; White Christmas
2. The Christ Child Is Born; Dear Baby Jesus, Now Rest In Sleep; All Through The Night; O Sanctissima; Chanson De Noel
3. Here We Come A-Caroling; Lullaby Carol; Lullaby, Thy Little Tony Child; Masters In This Hall; Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming
4. I Saw Three Ships; Born Is He, The Child Divine; Listen, Listen, Children Dear; Good King Wenceslas; O, Tannenbaum
5. Deck The Halls; It Came Upon A Midnight Clear; We Three Kings Of Orient Are; Angels We Have Heard On High; The First Noel
6. O Holy Night (Cantique De Noel); Away In A Manger; The Moon Shines Bright; The Holly And The Ivy; What Child Is This? (Greensleeves)
7. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen; Bring A Torch, Jeanette Isabella; I Wish You A Merry Christmas; O Little Town Of Bethlehem; Joy To The World
8. Christmas Eve Is Here; Sing We Now Of Christmas; O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles); Hark! The Herald Angels Sing; Silent Night



Kwork said...

I think I remember this one, and you nail it. Not too great, and not too horrible I think. Thank you.

Guelda said...

I so love the sound of the harp, and Robert Maxwell is a boss, thank you very much for the treat Ernie!