A Traditional Christmas (2CD)

Various Artists

of discs
2
Stock Status (?)
In Stock
Delivery Estimate
2-5 days
Genre
Christmas, Easy Listening
Label
Memory Lane
Released
October 29, 2012

Format: Compact Disc

£8.98

 

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Description

'Traditional Christmas' is a double CD collection packed to the brim with timeless warmth and cheer, featuring Bing Crosby, Doris Day, Frank Sinatra, the Royal Choral Society, the King's College Chapel Choir and many others.

Welcome to a unique selection of recordings that capture the musical magic of Yuletides past - the days of Dickie Valentine's Christmas Alphabet and David Whitfield's Santo Natale, of Christmas Eve by the fireside and Kings College Choir on the Home Service. Gathered here are the songs we sang and the singers who made Christmas so special back in the 40s and 50s - soaring tenors of the calibre of Richard Tauber and John McCormack, the girl-next-door charm and angelic soprano of Deanna Durbin, the massed voices of the Huddersfield Choral Society. They appear alongside more contemporary Christmas songs, such as Bing Crosby's "White Christmas", Harry Belafonte's "Mary's Boy" and Alma Cogan's "Must Be Santa". All the tracks have been lovingly restored and digitally re-mastered to sound more vibrant than ever before.

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Key Value
Catalogue number GLMY39
Barcode 5060088440834
Number of items 2
Packaging type Jewel Case
Imported No
Weight 120g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 142mm x 10mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Nat King Cole - The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire) -
2. Harry Belafonte - Mary's Boy Child -
3. Dickie Valentine - Christmas Alphabet -
4. The Beverley Sisters - Little Donkey -
5. The Harry Simeone Chorale - The Little Drummer Boy -
6. Eartha Kitt - Santa Baby -
7. Perry Como - Winter Wonderland -
8. Wally Stott with his Orchestra and Chorus - Christmas Sleigh Bells -
9. David Whitfield - Santo Natale -
10. The Weavers - We Wish You A Merry Christmas -
11. Dorothy Squires - Snowy White Snow and Jingle Bells -
12. Max Bygraves - Jingle Bell Rock -
13. Petula Clark - Where Did My Snowman Go? -
14. Alma Cogan - Must Be Santa -
15. The Andrews Sisters - Christmas Island -
16. Russ Conway - Snow Coach -
17. The Ames Brothers - Jolly Old St Nicholas -
18. Doris Day - Here Comes Santa Claus -
19. Bing Crosby - White Christmas -
20. Judy Garland - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas -
21. Frankie Laine - You're All I Want for Christmas -
22. Frank Sinatra - Santa Claus is Coming to Town -

Disc 2

Track Listing — Disc 2

Song Title Time
1. Royal Choral Society, Sir Malcolm Sargent & Arnold Grier - The First Nowell -
2. Royal Choral Society, Sir Malcolm Sargent & Arnold Grier - While Shepherds Watched -
3. King's College Chapel Choir & Boris Ord - Ding Dong! Merrily On High -
4. The Bach Choir, Reginald Jacques & Dr Osborne Peasgood - Good King Wenceslas -
5. Richard Tauber - O Most Holy One (O Du Frohliche) -
6. Paul Robeson & Lawrence Brown - Mary Had A Baby Boy, Yes Lord -
7. The Fleet Street Choir & T B Lawrence - God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen -
8. Deanna Durbin & Charles Previn and his Orchestra - Ave Maria -
9. The Celebrity Quartette - Sleep, My Saviour, Sleep -
10. Richard Crooks & Clarence Dickinson - O Little Town Of Bethlehem -
11. Huddersfield Choral Society, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Malcolm Sargent - For Unto us a Child is Born (from 'Messiah') -
12. The Comedian Harmonists - Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht -
13. John McCormack & Gerald Moore - See Amid the Winter's Snow -
14. Webster Booth, Bertram Harrison & Gerald Moore - The Lord's Prayer -
15. Deanna Durbin & Charles Previn and his Orchestra - O Come All Ye Faithfull -
16. Elisabeth Schumann & Lawrance Collingwood Orchestra - Maria Wiegenlied (Cradle Song of the Virgin Mary) -
17. Webster Booth & Herbert Dawson - The Little Road to Bethlehem -
18. Josef Locke & Eric Robinson Orchestra - Star of Bethlehem -
19. Elisabeth Schumann & Herbert Dawson - Coventry Carol -
20. The Celebrity Quartette - Away in a Manger -
21. The Celebrity Quartette - Christians Awake -