Holiday Pops!

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
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...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/21/2003
  • Label: Drg
  • UPC: 021471147827
  • Catalog Number: 91478
  • Sales rank: 13,149

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Peter Nero Primary Artist, Piano, Conductor
Miles Davis Bass
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
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
Jim Salamone Mastering
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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