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CD-ROM: Celebrate, Rejoice and Sing!

CD: Christmas Music in America

CDs with music from Earlier America

Christmas music CD Box Sets

Christmas music with Popular Singers

Christmas Classic Film Musicals on DVD



 

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Christmas Music in America

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CD track titles (click links to hear samples):

1. O COME, O COME EMMANUEL -arr. Roger Hall
2. PREPARE THE ROYAL HIGHWAY (Swedish & English) - arr. Roger Hall
3. SHEPHERDS CAROL - arr. Roger Hall
4. HAIL TO THE JOYOUS DAY - music: Roger Hall
5. BOSTON - music: William Billings, 1778
6. JUDEA - music: William Billings, 1778
7. BETHLEHEM - music: William Billings, 1778
8. CAROL - Supply Belcher, 1794
9. SHERBURNE - Daniel Read, 1785
10. NEW BETHLEHEM - Edward French, 1799
11. WHILE ONCE IN JUDAH'S LOVELY LAND - Benjamin Dunlavy,1815
12. JOY TO THE WORLD - music: Lowell Mason, 1848 (slow version)
13. IT CAME UPON THE MIDNIGHT CLEAR - 1850
14. WE THREE KINGS OF ORIENT ARE - J.H. Hopkins, 1857
15. UP ON THE HOUSETOP - Benjamin Hanby, 1860
16. I HEARD THE BELLS - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,1863/Johnny Marks
17. O LITTLE TOWN OF BETHLEHEM - P. Brooks/L, Redner, 1868
18. AWAY IN A MANGER - James R. Murray, 1887
19. A CHRISTMAS CAROL - Charles Ives, 1894 (solo version)
20. HEAVENLY MUSIC - Nelson Phillips, 1853
21. THE DARK NIGHT IS ENDING - Roger Hall, 1988
22. THE PRINCE OF PEACE - Shaker song, arr. Roger Hall,1982
23. SILENT NIGHT - English translation: J. F. Young
24. A CHRISTMAS CAROL - Charles Ives,1894 (choral version)
25. SOFTLY, SLEEP JESUS - Folk carol
26. AWAY IN A MANGER - arr. Healey Willan
27. Handel's MESSIAH (two excerpts)
28. JOY TO THE WORLD - Lowell Mason (fast version)

 

 


Christmas Music in New England

"NEW BETHLEHEM" - Christmas Music in New England

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Christmas Music CDs

 

 

 

 

 

Music for Christmas and other occasions

 

 

 

"Auld Lang Syne"
American Holiday Songs and Carols

 

 

 

Creator God CD

 

 

 

 



CDs with music from earlier America

 

An American Christmas

An American Christmas
(Carols, hymns and spirituals)

 

 

 

An American Christmas
(The Tudor Choir)

 

 

Christmas in Early America

Christmas in Early America --
18th Century Carols and Anthems
(The Columbus Consort)

 

 

 

 


Joy of Angels:
Shaker Music for Christmas and the New Year
(Soloists and The Sampler Chorus)

 

 

 

Wassail! Wassail! Early American Christmas Music

Wassail! Wassail!
Early American Christmas Music

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas Music CD Box Sets

Two recommended box sets are available from Sony Classical
with 5 CDs each from popular Christmas albums,
originally released on Columbia, CBS Masterworks,
and RCA Victor Records between 1951 and 1983:

Carols For Christmas: Original Album Classics

5 CDs in this box set:

1. Lanza Sings Christmas Carols
Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Paul Baron
(CD Timing = 40:46)

2. Placido Domingo and The Vienna Choir Boys: Ave Maria
Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Helmuth Froschauer, conductor
(CD Timing = 46:19)

3. Eileen Farrell: Carols For Christmas
Orchestra and Chorus,
Luther Henderson, conductor
(CD Timing = 38:45)

4. The Joy of Christmas
with The Mormon Tabernacle Choir
New York Philharmonic
Leonard Bernstein, conductor
(CD Timing = 49:35)

5. The Many Moods of Christmas
Robert Shaw Chorale
RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra and Organ
Robert Shaw, conductor
(CD Timing = 47:11)

 

The Joy of Christmas: Original Album Classics

 

5 CDs in this box set:

1. Pops Christmas Party
Boston Pops
Arthur Fiedler, conductor
(CD Timing = 38:52)


2. A Festival of Carols in Brass
Philadelphia Brass Ensemble
(CD Timing = 41:05)

 

3. Gian-Carlo Menotti: Amahl and The Night Visitors
Original Cast of NBC Telecast
(CD Timing = 46:26)

4. The Glorious Sound of Christmas
Temple University Concert Choir
Philadelphia Orchestra
Eugene Ormandy, conductor
(CD Timing = 42:23)

 

5. Christmas With Marilyn Horne
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Jerold Ottley, conductor
(CD Timing = 45:45

 

Christmas Music with Popular Singers

 

To Wish You a Merry Christmas

To Wish You A Merry Christmas (Harry Belafonte)

 

 

 

 

 

 

2CDs: Bing Crosby - The Voice of Christmas
Highly recommended!

 

 

 

White Christmas

Bing Crosby - White Christmas

 

 

 

 

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas [from Meet Me In St. Louis]

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (Judy Garland

 

America's Caruso

Christmas with Mario Lanza

 

 

A Jolly Christmas from Frank Sinatra

A Jolly Christmas From Frank Sinatra

 

 

 

Time-Life Music: Treasury of Christmas - Holiday Memories

Time-Life Music: Treasury of Christmas - Holiday Memories

 

 

 

Christmas Classic Film Musicals on DVD

 

Holiday Inn (Special Edition)

 

HOLIDAY INN (1942) -
Highest recommendation for this great release!

 

 

 

White Christmas (Anniversary Edition)

WHITE CHRISTMAS (1954)

 

 

Related American Music Preservation Links

 

 


RED, WHITE and BLUE: Christmas Hit Songs by Gene, Bing and Elvis

Christmas Music in New England

Film In Focus: IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE (music by Dimitri Tiomkin)

Joy of Angels: Shaker Spirituals for Christmas and The New Year

Top Christmas Hit Songs

 

 


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Joy of Angels: Shaker Spirituals for Christmas and The New Year

"Joy to the World" -
A New England Christmas Carol

Red, White and Blue:
Christmas Hit Songs
by Gene, Bing and Elvis

The Story of
"Jingle Bells"

Top Christmas
Hit Songs

       
   

   
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