A Classic Christmas For Your Family

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All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
Classic Christmas for Your Family features several symphonies performing a variety of holiday favorites. The Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra & Chorus perform most of these songs, along with the CSSR State Philharmonic, Nicholaus Esterhazy Sinfonia, the Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, and the Slovak Philharmonic, who all contribute to a lesser extent. Many of the songs will be well-known to most: "Jingle Bells," "Up on the Housetop," "Winter Wonderland," and "Deck the Halls" being four examples. However, the majority of these 22 songs aren't nearly as widely known; some of them, such as "Russian Dance," are still less ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
Classic Christmas for Your Family features several symphonies performing a variety of holiday favorites. The Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra & Chorus perform most of these songs, along with the CSSR State Philharmonic, Nicholaus Esterhazy Sinfonia, the Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, and the Slovak Philharmonic, who all contribute to a lesser extent. Many of the songs will be well-known to most: "Jingle Bells," "Up on the Housetop," "Winter Wonderland," and "Deck the Halls" being four examples. However, the majority of these 22 songs aren't nearly as widely known; some of them, such as "Russian Dance," are still less familiar.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/19/2000
  • Label: Naxos
  • UPC: 747313529124
  • Catalog Number: 8555291
  • Sales rank: 301,494

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 A Merry Christmas Sing-Along - Philharmonia Virtuosi (6:31)
  2. 2 Sleigh Ride, for orchestra (or string orchestra) - Philharmonia Virtuosi (3:04)
  3. 3 Carol of the Bells - Philharmonia Virtuosi (2:12)
  4. 4 Winter Variations - Philharmonia Virtuosi (4:11)
  5. 5 March of the Toys - Razumovsky Symphony Orchestra (4:08)
  6. 6 Good King Wenceslas (Piae Cantiones, 1582) - CSSR State Philharmonic Orchestra/Peter Breiner (1:06)
  7. 7 Up on the Housetop - CSSR State Philharmonic Orchestra/Peter Breiner (0:58)
  8. 8 Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer - Philharmonia Virtuosi (2:37)
  9. 9 Jingle Bells - CSSR State Philharmonic Orchestra/Peter Breiner (1:00)
  10. 10 Jolly Old St. Nicholas (American) - CSSR State Philharmonic Orchestra/Peter Breiner (0:39)
  11. 11 Winter Wonderland - Philharmonia Virtuosi (2:14)
  12. 12 Sleigh Ride (Troika) - Philharmonia Virtuosi (2:57)
  13. 13 De Virgin Mary had a baby boy @@Nicholaus Esterhazy Sinfonia (1:54)
  14. 14 O Tannenbaum (O Christmas Tree) (German) - CSSR State Philharmonic Orchestra/Peter Breiner (1:51)
  15. 15 How Far Is It to Bethlehem? (Children's Song of the Nativity) (Tune: St @@Nicholaus Esterhazy Sinfonia (3:54)
  16. 16 March @@Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra (2:29)
  17. 17 Dance of the Toy Trumpets @@Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra (2:11)
  18. 18 Russian Dance @@Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra (1:07)
  19. 19 Ski Doodle - Philharmonia Virtuosi (2:41)
  20. 20 Deck the Halls (Welsh) @@Nicholaus Esterhazy Sinfonia (5:24)
  21. 21 Angels We Have Heard on High @@Nicholaus Esterhazy Sinfonia (3:05)
  22. 22 Farandole - Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra (3:06)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Richard Hayman Conductor
Keith Brion Conductor
Keith Barron Conductor
CSSR State Philharmonic Orchestra/Peter Breiner Track Performer
Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra Performing Ensemble, Track Performer
Peter Breiner Conductor
Wolfgang Rubsam Track Performer
Alfred Walter Conductor
Anthony Bramall Conductor
Ondrej Lenard Conductor
Razumovsky Symphony Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia Performing Ensemble
Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Czecho-Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra (Kosice) Performing Ensemble
Technical Credits
Felix Bernard Composer
Johnny Marks Composer
Dick Smith Composer
Klaus Heymann Executive Producer
John Mason Neale Composer
Traditional Composer
Jim Sturgeon Executive Producer
Rebecca Davis Advisor
Vincent Peppe Advisor
Jennifer Axsom Art Direction
James Pierpont Composer
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