Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Christmas In July 2019-Part 22

What's that?  You want more?  More Christmas music?  Really?  OK, here's ten more tracks.  Don't say I never gave you anything.

1. Victor Young And His Singing Strings-Wintertime Of Love (From Republic Picture "Thunderbirds") from Cinema Rhapsodies (Decca DL 8051, Mono, 1953).  I think this is the second version of this song I've shared with you this year.

2. Advanced Girls' Glee-La Palma Choral Music Department-Edwin Grace, Director-Ave Maria from La Palma Choral Music Department (Handel Record Mfg. Co. H-2053, Stereo, 1968).  Not the only Ave Maria on this LP.  Stay tuned...

3. Neville Marriner-Academy Of St. Martin-In-The-Fields-Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring (From Cantata No. 147) from A Little Night Music (Angel S-37443, Stereo, 1977).  Yet another example of how many albums feature more than one song related to Christmas.  What is this, the second or third track from this LP?

4. The Wilburn Brothers-Lilacs In Winter from Little Johnny From Down The Street (Decca DL 75173, Stereo, 1970).  OK, so this LP only had the one track...

5. Unknown Artist-Lying In A Manger from Best Of '78 Choral Music (Jenson Publications JP3-003, Stereo, 1977).  Some of these demo albums had 20 Christmas-adjacent tracks spread over two LPs!

6. The University Chorus-The University Of North Dakota-James Fudge, Conductor-Einar Einarson, Trumpet Soloist-Marlys Murphy, Pianist-Magnificat from In Concert (Century 26516, Stereo).  Is this a Christmas song?  Or just another part of the Latin mass?

7. The Parris Mitchell Voices-Moonlight In Vermont from Magic Moments In Love (Pickwick SPC-5004, Stereo).  Budget label voices.

8. Ferrante & Teicher-Mother Goose Suite (Ma Mère l'Oye): Les Entretiens De La Belle At De La Bête from The Artistry Of Ferrante & Teicher (ABC-Paramount ABCS-454, Technically Augmented Stereo). Yet another part of this long suite.

9. Brendan O'Dowda With The Westminster Sinfonia, Conducted By Merrick Farran-O Holy Night from Mine Eyes Have Seen The Glory (Musicor MS3081, Stereo, 1965). I've said it before and I'll say it again. Christmas songs sometimes turn up in the strangest places.

10. Robert Maxwell, His Harp And Orchestra-Our Winter Love from A Song For All Seasons (Decca DL 74609, Stereo, 1965).  Gotta love Robert Maxwell. I always pick up his albums to see if there's anything on them I can use.  Wasn't impressed with his actual Christmas album though.  Shame.

And that's ten. Getting better every day around here.  Right this way for the download link.  See you tomorrow morning.


Buster said...

The Magnificat is part of the liturgy, but because it specifically praises the Mother of Christ, it has special meaning at Christmas.

Ernie said...

Thanks, Buster. You're a font of valuable information!

barba said...

i rather liked the ave maria from the la palma choral music department. a different sort of melody and arrangement. sounded like the arranger had been listening to the bulgarian state women’s choir.

advanced girls have always eluded me.