We Wish You a Merry Christmas

We Wish You a Merry Christmas

by John Williams [composer]
     
 
This is an excellent collection of traditional Christmas music by John Williams and The Boston Pops. There are three extended medleys that weave together familiar melodies, while the "Twelve Days of Christmas" and "Carol of the Drum" are the only popular selections given their full treatment. The inclusion of

Overview

This is an excellent collection of traditional Christmas music by John Williams and The Boston Pops. There are three extended medleys that weave together familiar melodies, while the "Twelve Days of Christmas" and "Carol of the Drum" are the only popular selections given their full treatment. The inclusion of Charles Ives' "A Christmas Carol" offers an intelligent variety to this otherwise mainstream session. Despite the popular appeal of the selections, this is not background music. The invigorating performances by the orchestra and the Tanglewood Chorus demand careful listening, as there is so much happening in each arrangement. Intelligent and thoughtful Christmas music that will appeal especially to classical music fans.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/25/1990
Label:
Philips
UPC:
0028941628725
catalogNumber:
416287

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Williams [composer]   Primary Artist,Conductor
Boston Pops Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Tanglewood Festival Chorus   Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

George Frideric Handel   Original Material
Felix Mendelssohn   Original Material
Leroy Anderson   Arranger,Composer
Billy May   Arranger,Composer
Mel Tormé   Original Material
Charles Ives   Composer
Franz Gruber   Original Material
Ray Evans   Original Material
Walter Kent   Original Material
George Korngold   Producer
Jay Livingston   Original Material
Hugh Martin   Original Material
Jule Styne   Original Material
Michael Mailes   Engineer
Stanley Goodall   Engineer
Arthur Harris   Arranger
Ralph Blane   Original Material
John Francis Wade   Original Material
Joe Beal   Original Material
Jim Boothe   Original Material
Don Gardner   Original Material
Christmas Traditional   Composer
Katherine K. Davis   Composer
Alfred S. Burt   Composer
Jack Law   Engineer
James Pierpont   Original Material

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