Sleigh Ride!-Classical Christmas Favorites

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All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
Sleigh Ride!: Classic Christmas Favorites features a variety of orchestras and musical artists performing holiday favorites. Featured performers include the Boston Pops Orchestra ("Christmas Festival"), the Philadelphia Orchestra ("Joy to the World"), the Robert Shaw Chorale ("God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen"), and John Sonnleitner ("Adeste Fideles"), in addition to several others. Those who appreciate orchestral interpretations of holiday music should find this a delightful addition to the holiday season.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
Sleigh Ride!: Classic Christmas Favorites features a variety of orchestras and musical artists performing holiday favorites. Featured performers include the Boston Pops Orchestra ("Christmas Festival"), the Philadelphia Orchestra ("Joy to the World"), the Robert Shaw Chorale ("God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen"), and John Sonnleitner ("Adeste Fideles"), in addition to several others. Those who appreciate orchestral interpretations of holiday music should find this a delightful addition to the holiday season.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/17/1992
  • Label: Rca
  • UPC: 090266137329
  • Catalog Number: 61373
  • Sales rank: 334,108

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 A Christmas Festival, for orchestra (original version) - Boston Pops Orchestra (8:43)
  2. 2 Joy to the World (theme by Handel) - Eugene Ormandy (2:12)
  3. 3 God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen (English) - Robert Shaw Chorale (1:20)
  4. 4 O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fidelis) - John Sonnleitner (3:03)
  5. 5 The Holly and the Ivy (English) - John Grady (2:03)
  6. 6 German dance for orchestra in C major ("Die Schlittenfahrt"), K. 605/3 - Richard Kapp & Philharmonia Virtuosi (3:08)
  7. 7 Sleigh Ride - Philharmonia Virtuosi (1:55)
  8. 8 Sleigh Ride, for orchestra (or string orchestra) - Boston Pops Orchestra (3:03)
  9. 9 The Toy Trumpet - Boston Pops Orchestra (2:29)
  10. 10 Coventry Carol (2): "Lully, Lulla, Thou Little Tiny Child" - John Grady (2:24)
  11. 11 I Wonder As I Wander (American) - Eugene Ormandy (3:02)
  12. 12 Carol of the Bells - Eugene Ormandy (2:38)
  13. 13 Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy - Boston Pops Orchestra (1:30)
  14. 14 March of the Toys, for orchestra (from "Babes in Toyland") - Boston Pops Orchestra (3:52)
  15. 15 Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - Eugene Ormandy (3:43)
  16. 16 German dance for orchestra in D major, K. 605/1 - Richard Kapp (1:57)
  17. 17 Ellens Gesang III ("Ave Maria"), song for voice & piano, D. 839 (Op. 52 - John Sonnleitner (5:32)
  18. 18 Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht (Silent Night) - John Grady (2:55)
  19. 19 What Child Is This? (Greensleeves) - Eugene Ormandy (2:29)
  20. 20 German dance for orchestra in G major, K. 605/2 - Philharmonia Virtuosi (1:55)
  21. 21 Es ist ein Ros entsprungen (Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming) (Alte geistli - Robert Shaw Chorale (2:26)
  22. 22 We Three Kings of Orient Are - Robert Shaw Chorale (3:48)
  23. 23 O Let the Merry Bells Ring 'Round - Philharmonia Virtuosi (1:38)
  24. 24 Hallelujah Chorus - Eugene Ormandy (4:20)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Arthur Fiedler Conductor
Al Hirt Trumpet
John Williams [composer] Track Performer
Canadian Brass Ensemble, Track Performer
Plácido Domingo Vocals, Track Performer
Eugene Ormandy Conductor, Track Performer
Die Wiener Sängerknaben Choir, Chorus, Track Performer
John Grady Organ
Richard Kapp Conductor, Track Performer
Boston Pops Orchestra Track Performer
Philharmonia Virtuosi Track Performer
John Sonnleitner Organ
Philadelphia Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Vienna Symphony Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Helmuth Froschauer Conductor
Robert Shaw Chorale Choir, Chorus
Boston Pops Gospel Choir Performing Ensemble
Johann Sonnleitner Organ
Philadelphia Grand Opera Orchestra & Chorus Choir, Chorus, Performing Ensemble
John de Lancie Oboe
Philharmonia Virtuosi of New York Performing Ensemble
Robert Shaw Track Performer
Technical Credits
George Frideric Handel Composer
Franz Schubert Composer
Arthur Fiedler Contributor
Mason Lyricist
Canadian Brass Contributor
Plácido Domingo Contributor
Die Wiener Sängerknaben Contributor
Franz Gruber Composer
Philharmonia Virtuosi Contributor
Steve Vining Producer
Isaac Watts Composer, Lyricist
Lowell Mason Composer
Gene Gaudette Liner Notes
Joan Hall Cover Design
Joseph Mohr Composer
Traditional Composer
William Chatterton Dix Composer
John Henry Hopkins Jr. Composer
Joseph J. Stelmach Artwork
Robert Shaw Contributor
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