Holiday Pops!

Holiday Pops!

by Peter Nero
     
 
After 25 years at the helm, conductor/pianist Peter Nero has finally found the time to make a record with the Philly Pops, his 67th album overall. It is not unlike a holiday concert by the Pops in Philadelphia, offering light orchestral arrangements of seasonal favorites such as "Jingle Bells" and "We Three Kings," piano solos by Nero on "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town

Overview

After 25 years at the helm, conductor/pianist Peter Nero has finally found the time to make a record with the Philly Pops, his 67th album overall. It is not unlike a holiday concert by the Pops in Philadelphia, offering light orchestral arrangements of seasonal favorites such as "Jingle Bells" and "We Three Kings," piano solos by Nero on "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" and "White Christmas," and a guest star, singer Ann Hampton Callaway, who joins the Pops for five of the 11 selections, among them her own "Christmas Lullaby," previously recorded by Barbra Streisand. Callaway's voice recalls Streisand's here and there. She is at her best on the somewhat melancholy "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." The orchestra manages a good combination of orchestral and big-band styles, making this a varied and enjoyable Christmas album in an easy listening mode.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/21/2003
Label:
Drg
UPC:
0021471147827
catalogNumber:
91478

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Peter Nero   Primary Artist,Piano,Conductor
Davis A. Barnett   Viola
Ken Brader   Trumpet
Ron Kerber   Flute,Alto Flute,Piccolo,Saxophone
Anne Peterson   Bass
Tony Posk   Violin
David Schneider   English Horn,Oboe
Claire Martin   Violin
Jane Richter   French Horn
Michael Barnett   Bass
Olga Konopelsky   Violin
Emma Kummrow   Violin
Mike Purdy   Trombone
Igor Szwec   Violin,Concert Master
Brian Pastor   Trombone
Adam Lesnick   French Horn
Michael Johns   French Horn
Ken Miller   Percussion,Timpani
Billy Kerrigan   Percussion,Timpani
Allison Herz   Clarinet
Greg Giannascoli   Percussion,Timpani
John Thyhsen   Trumpet
Philadelphia Pops Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Miles B. Davis   Bass
Ann Callaway   Vocals

Technical Credits

Leroy Anderson   Composer
Peter Nero   Producer,Liner Notes,Executive Producer,Orchestral Arrangements,Music Direction
Irving Berlin   Composer
Mel Tormé   Composer
Allyn Ferguson   Orchestral Arrangements
Buck Ram   Composer
Ann Hampton Callaway   Composer,Vocal Arrangements
Sammy Cahn   Composer
J. Fred Coots   Composer
Kim Gannon   Composer
Haven Gillespie   Composer
Walter Kent   Composer
Hugh Martin   Composer
Robert Wells   Composer
Dick Williams   Vocal Arrangements
Thomas Z. Shepard   Producer
Ralph Blane   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Steve Haines   Executive Producer
Stephen Haines   Executive Producer
Scott Segan   Operation
Ann Callaway   Vocal Arrangements
Norman Spielberg   Music Librarian
James Pierpont   Composer

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