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Many Moods of Christmas
     

The Many Moods of Christmas

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by Robert Shaw Chorale
 
The Many Moods of Christmas is a collection of four medleys, each with a similar theme, performed by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus. The songs are performed in a very straight, orchestral style that does not take any new routes or present different ideas. The choral aspect of the music is much the same, although due to the medley style they make

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The Many Moods of Christmas is a collection of four medleys, each with a similar theme, performed by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus. The songs are performed in a very straight, orchestral style that does not take any new routes or present different ideas. The choral aspect of the music is much the same, although due to the medley style they make certain changes. The medleys are very well put together, and the format works well for the material here. In fact, the album's biggest credit is its perfect running time; at just under 50 minutes it is very concise and tight. Anyone looking for an album of choral and orchestral renditions of these songs may enjoy this very much.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/17/1997
Label:
Rca
UPC:
0090266880522
catalogNumber:
68805
Rank:
137094

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Robert Shaw Chorale   Primary Artist
George Petsch   Lute
Marilyn Walthall   Organ
Chernet   Lute
Robert Arnold   Organ
Robert Shaw   Conductor

Technical Credits

George Frideric Handel   Composer
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus   Contributor
Franz Gruber   Composer
Robert Russell Bennett   Arranger
Jack Renner   Engineer
Isaac Watts   Composer
Robert Woods   Producer
Lowell Mason   Composer
Anthony Salvatore   Engineer
RCA Victor Orchestra   Contributor
Ray Kirschensteiner   Art Direction
Joseph Habig   Producer
Thomas MacCluskey   Engineer
Timothy V. Hemsoth   Illustrations,Airbrushing
Frederick Oakeley   Composer
John Francis Wade   Composer
Joseph Mohr   Composer
William Sandys   Composer
Albert Petrak   Liner Notes
Mike Sobol   Engineer
Edward Houser   Reissue Producer
Traditional   Composer
William Chatterton Dix   Composer
Robert Shaw   Contributor
Lewis Redner   Composer

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The Many Moods of Christmas 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
GJBR More than 1 year ago
I also remember this album from the 1960s. I was a college student majoring in music education. The Robert Shaw Chorale was admired by all my fellow music students and even by our professors. As a teacher, Robert Shaw's arrangements of a wide, wide variety of choral music were a major resource for me. I never used an arrangement that was not thoroughly enjoyed by my students and always challenging to them and to me.
Guest More than 1 year ago
We thought we had all the Christmas music we needed until we heard this wonderful collection. Both orchestra and chorus are superb, but the true value of this collection lies in the arranging. The full capacity of an excellent orchestra is challenged by Mr. Bennet - the medleys mesh together very well and the renditions are very stirring. On the down side, the heavy use of brass sometimes blurs the voices, but this is a minor detail in a lovely presentation of beloved carols and songs.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I remember this as an album from my childhood and am thrilled that it is on CD. Musically one of the finest Christmas compilations - and with songs not overused by other artists - probably because this is good traditional music. It is exquisite!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This puts me in the mood for Christmas more than all of the 20 other Christmas CD's I own. Traditional and beautifully sung. I play it over and over. Much better than the various artists Christmas CD's where you like some songs and don't like others.