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Sleigh Ride!-Classical Christmas Favorites

  • 1. Christmas Festival, for orchestra, A (original version) - Arthur Fiedler/The Boston Pops Orchestra
    2. Joy to the World (theme by Handel) - Eugene Ormandy
    3. God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen (English) - Robert Shaw Chorale
    4. O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fidelis)
    5. Holly and the Ivy, The (English)
    6. German dance for orchestra in C major ("Die Schlittenfahrt"), K. 605/3 - Philharmonia Virtuosi/Richard Kapp
    7. Divertimento for orchestra in F major "Musical Sleigh Ride": Sleigh Ride - Philharmonia Virtuosi/Richard Kapp
    8. Sleigh Ride, for orchestra (or string orchestra) - Arthur Fiedler/The Boston Pops Orchestra
    9. Toy Trumpet, The - The Boston Pops Orchestra
    10. Coventry Carol (2): "Lully, Lulla, Thou Little Tiny Child" - John Grady
    11. I Wonder As I Wander (American) - Eugene Ormandy
    12. Carol of the Bells - Eugene Ormandy
    13. Nutcracker, ballet, Op. 71: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy - Arthur Fiedler/The Boston Pops Orchestra
    14. March of the Toys, for orchestra (from "Babes in Toyland") - Arthur Fiedler/The Boston Pops Orchestra
    15. Cantata No. 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben," BWV 147 (BC A174): Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
    16. German dance for orchestra in D major, K. 605/1 - Richard Kapp
    17. Ellens Gesang III ("Ave Maria"), song for voice & piano, D. 839 (Op. 52/6)
    18. Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht (Silent Night) - John Grady
    19. What Child Is This? (Greensleeves) - Eugene Ormandy
    20. German dance for orchestra in G major, K. 605/2 - Philharmonia Virtuosi/Richard Kapp
    21. Es ist ein Ros entsprungen (Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming) (Alte geistliche Kirchengesng 1599) - Robert Shaw Chorale
    22. We Three Kings of Orient Are - Robert Shaw Chorale
    23. Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, L' (Pastoral Ode), oratorio, HWV 55: O Let the Merry Bells Ring 'Round - Philharmonia Virtuosi/Richard Kapp
    24. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Hallelujah Chorus - Eugene Ormandy
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 61373-2

  • Credits
    ProducerSteve Vining

    Personnel: John de Lancie (oboe); Al Hirt (trumpet); John Grady, John Sonnleitner (organ).
    Unknown Contributor Roles: Robert Shaw ; Plcido Domingo; Arthur Fiedler; Vienna Boys' Choir; Canadian Brass; Philharmonia Virtuosi.
    Sleigh Ride!: Classic Christmas Favorites features a variety of orchestras and musical artists performing holiday favorites. Featured performers include the Boston Pops Orchestra ("Christmas Festival"), the Philadelphia Orchestra ("Joy to the World"), the Robert Shaw Chorale ("God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen"), and John Sonnleitner ("Adeste Fideles"), in addition to several others. Those who appreciate orchestral interpretations of holiday music should find this a delightful addition to the holiday season. ~ Jason Birchmeier

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