Home for the Holidays

Home for the Holidays

by Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
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Home for the Holidays 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
MelissaohMS More than 1 year ago
This one will stay in my stereo all season!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a fabulous album! John Morris Russell and the Cincinnati Pops have done an amazing job. This will be in my holiday rotation this season and for years to come!
EricaNM More than 1 year ago
Loving this album... it'll be on repeat throughout Christmas for me. My favorite is a tie between "Yes Virginia..." (because of Brian Stokes Mitchell!!) and the Ave Maria arrangement. Simply beautiful.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this disc!
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JimD More than 1 year ago
John Morris Russell's first recording as conductor of the Cincinnati Pops is a seasonal collection of many of the usual suspects, with the orchestra joined by two choruses and the New York Voices. Tenor Rodrick Dixon delivers a thrilling "O Holy Night" that should have been placed near the end of the program to serve as its climax, instead of being its second track. Broadway star Brian Stokes Mitchell doesn't sing, but reads the famous "Yes, Virginia" editorial to the accompaniment of Elgar's "Nimrod." Yes, Virginia, it's heavy-handed and sentimental, and few will reach the end with a dry eye. The orchestra's instrumental soloists are also featured, in a new arrangement of Leroy Anderson's "Sleigh Ride" (piano) and in a clever blending of Vivaldi's "Winter" and "O Hanukkah" (violin). Good playing, good sound, good fun. Total timing of the disc is less than an hour, but it never wears out its welcome, which is more than can be said for some holiday guests.