Most Fabulous Classical Christmas Album Ever

The Most Fabulous Classical Christmas Album Ever

     
 
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

Overview

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.

Editorial Reviews

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/26/2000
Label:
Rca
UPC:
0090266371228
catalogNumber:
63712

Related Subjects

Tracks

  1. Sleigh Ride
  2. Deck the Halls
  3. The First Noel
  4. In Dulci Jubilo (Good Christian Men Rejoice)
  5. Carol of the Bells
  6. Jingle Bells
  7. The Holly and the Ivy
  8. Fantasia on "I Saw Three Ships"
  9. O Christmas Tree
  10. God Rest You Merry Gentlemen
  11. Angels We Have Heard on High
  12. Joy to the World
  13. The Little Drummer Boy
  14. O Come All Ye Faithful
  15. Silent Night
  16. The Angel Choir and the Trumpeter
  17. I Wonder as I Wander
  18. Come Unto Him
  19. Ave Maria
  20. Ding Dong! Merrily on High
  21. Silver Bells
  22. What Child Is This?
  23. Good King Wenceslas
  24. White Christmas
  25. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
  26. O Holy Night
  27. We Wish You a Merry Christmas
  28. Hallelujah Chorus

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)
Vienna Boys' Choir   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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