The Most Fabulous Classical Christmas Album Ever

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Barnes & Noble - Andrew Farach-Colton
Distinguished ghosts of Christmases past gather together for a festive, fancy party of holiday favorites. Arthur Fiedler leads the Boston Pops in "The Little Drummer Boy" and Leroy Anderson's "Sleigh Ride." Members of the famed Robert Shaw Chorale raise their voices in "Deck the Halls," "God Rest You Merry Gentlemen," and "Angels We Have Heard on High." A lineup of singing stars join in the merriment, too: Mario Lanza croons "O Christmas Tree" and "O Holy Night," Leontyne Price wraps her velvety vocal chords around the folk tune "I Wonder as I Wander," and Plácido Domingo lends his tenor to the Bach-Gounod "Ave Maria." Other guests include Eugene Ormandy and the...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Andrew Farach-Colton
Distinguished ghosts of Christmases past gather together for a festive, fancy party of holiday favorites. Arthur Fiedler leads the Boston Pops in "The Little Drummer Boy" and Leroy Anderson's "Sleigh Ride." Members of the famed Robert Shaw Chorale raise their voices in "Deck the Halls," "God Rest You Merry Gentlemen," and "Angels We Have Heard on High." A lineup of singing stars join in the merriment, too: Mario Lanza croons "O Christmas Tree" and "O Holy Night," Leontyne Price wraps her velvety vocal chords around the folk tune "I Wonder as I Wander," and Plácido Domingo lends his tenor to the Bach-Gounod "Ave Maria." Other guests include Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra, flutist James Galway, the Vienna Choir Boys, and the Canadian Brass. With 28 tracks of extravagant arrangements and a joyous spirit throughout, this album is sure to make your own holiday party absolutely fabulous.
All Music Guide - Stacia Proefrock
Following in the footsteps of their successful 1999 release The Most Fabulous Christmas Album Ever, RCA Red Seal presents a new collection for 2000, The Most Fabulous Classical Christmas Album ever. Focusing on popular classical soloists and ensembles, especially vocalists, this album contains a fine selection of traditional Christmas favorites interpreted by classical artists. Highlights include tracks from Mario Lanza, the Canadian Brass, Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Vienna Choir Boys.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/26/2000
  • Label: Rca
  • UPC: 090266371228
  • Catalog Number: 63712
  • Sales rank: 296,282

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Sleigh Ride - Boston Pops Orchestra (3:02)
  2. 2 Deck the Halls - Robert Shaw Chorale (2:13)
  3. 3 The First Noel - Canadian Brass (2:45)
  4. 4 In Dulci Jubilo (Good Christian Men Rejoice) (2:34)
  5. 5 Carol of the Bells - Arthur Fielder & The Boston Pops (1:16)
  6. 6 Jingle Bells - RCA Symphony Orchestra (3:11)
  7. 7 The Holly and the Ivy - Emily Mitchell (2:10)
  8. 8 Fantasia on "I Saw Three Ships" - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (3:09)
  9. 9 O Christmas Tree (2:03)
  10. 10 God Rest You Merry Gentlemen - Robert Shaw Chorale (1:18)
  11. 11 Angels We Have Heard on High - Robert Shaw (3:20)
  12. 12 Joy to the World - Philadelphia Orchestra (2:10)
  13. 13 The Little Drummer Boy - Arthur Fiedler (2:32)
  14. 14 O Come All Ye Faithful - Sergio Franchi (2:54)
  15. 15 Silent Night - Philadelphia Orchestra (3:49)
  16. 16 The Angel Choir and the Trumpeter - Canadian Brass (2:29)
  17. 17 I Wonder as I Wander - Arthur Fiedler (3:59)
  18. 18 Come Unto Him - Concerto Soloists Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphi (3:47)
  19. 19 Ave Maria - Die Wiener Sängerknaben (2:25)
  20. 20 Ding Dong! Merrily on High (2:09)
  21. 21 Silver Bells - Philadelphia Orchestra (3:36)
  22. 22 What Child Is This? - Philadelphia Brass (2:27)
  23. 23 Good King Wenceslas - RCA Symphony Orchestra (2:36)
  24. 24 White Christmas - Boston Pops Orchestra (2:50)
  25. 25 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing - Canadian Brass (2:36)
  26. 26 O Holy Night - An Orchestra of Angels (4:09)
  27. 27 We Wish You a Merry Christmas - Philadelphia Orchestra (2:05)
  28. 28 Hallelujah Chorus - Robert Shaw Chorale (3:23)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Morton Gould Conductor
Leontyne Price Soprano (Vocal), Track Performer
Arthur Fiedler Conductor
James Galway Flute, Conductor
Sergio Franchi Tenor (Vocal)
Canadian Brass Track Performer, Brass Ensemble
Mario Lanza Tenor (Vocal), Track Performer
Plácido Domingo Tenor (Vocal)
Marty Gold Conductor
Emily Mitchell Harp, Vocals
Eugene Ormandy Conductor
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Performing Ensemble, Track Performer
Benita Valente Soprano (Vocal)
Die Wiener Sängerknaben Track Performer, Boy's Choir
John Grady Organ
Boston Pops Orchestra Performing Ensemble, Track Performer
Philadelphia Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Vienna Symphony Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Henri René & His Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Alfred Krips Violin
RCA Victor Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Constantine Callinicos Conductor
Helmuth Froschauer Conductor
Uwe Christian Harrer Conductor
Osian Ellis Harp
Hans Gillesberger Conductor
Robert Shaw Chorale Choir, Chorus, Ensemble, Track Performer
Jeff Alexander Choir Choir, Chorus, Track Performer
RCA Symphony Orchestra Track Performer
Concerto Soloists Of Philadelphia Ensemble
Robert Arnold Organ
Robert Shaw Track Performer
Philadelphia Orchestra Chorus Choir, Chorus
Robert Conant Harpsichord
Michael Korn Conductor
Technical Credits
Adolphe Adam Composer
Morton Gould Arranger
George Frideric Handel Composer
Felix Mendelssohn Composer
Franz Schubert Composer
Marty Gold Arranger
Emily Mitchell Arranger
Harry Simeone Composer
Franz Gruber Composer
Katherine Davis Composer
Ray Evans Composer
Jay Livingston Composer
Henry Onorati Composer
Isaac Watts Composer
Lowell Mason Text
Charles Wesley Composer
Helmuth Froschauer Arranger
Frederick Oakeley Text
Osian Ellis Arranger
John Francis Wade Composer
Joseph Mohr Text
William Sandys Composer
John Sullivan Dwight Text
John Mason Neale Composer
Janet DeMatteis Art Direction
Traditional Composer
William Chatterton Dix Text
James Pierpont Composer
Emily King Liner Notes
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