A fantastic value! 5 Christmas recordings to brighten up your holidays.
SWEET SONGS OF CHRISTMAS features a great mix of traditional Christmas carols and a fun Hanukkah Trilogy performed by Canadian Brass. These titles are included: 1. Sussex Carol (arr. L. Henderson) 2. Carol of the Bells (arr. St. McNeff) 3. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (arr. L. Henderson) 4. Jingle Bell Rock (arr. Ch. Dedrick) 5. What Child is This (arr. P. Fergusson) 6. Here We Come a Wassailing (arr. L. Henderson) 7. Sweet Songs of Christmas (Christopher Dedrick) 8. I Saw Three Ships (arr. L. Henderson) 9. Lo How A Rose e're Blooming (Michael Praetorius, arr. Dedrick) 10. Huron Carol (arr. L. Henderson) 11. Bring A Torch Jeannette Isabella (arr. L. Henderson)12. Holly and the Ivy (arr. H. Cable) 13. Albinoni Adagio (arr. A. Frackenpohl) 14. Overture to the Messiah (G.F. Händel, arr. R. Anthony/R. Frazier)15. Every Valley from the Messiah (G.F. Händel, arr. R. Frazier)16. Hallelujah from the Messiah (G.F. Händel, arr. F. Mills)17. Sevivon (trad. Hanukkah, arr. D. Hanjian)18. Maoz Tzur (trad. Hanukkah, arr. D. Hanjian)19. Dreydl (trad. Hanukkah, arr. D. Hanjian/R. Romm)20. Go Tell it On the Mountain (arr. L. Henderson) 21. Ding Dong Merrily on High (arr. L. Henderson)
CHRISTMAS TRADITION combines the Canadian Brass with a French Romantic organ to create a special Christmas sound. The tracks included are: 1. Ding Dong Merrily on High 2. Jingle Bells 3. O Come All Ye Faithful & Joy to the World 4. Hark the Herald Angels Sing 5. O Holy Night 6. Jolly Old St. Nicholas 7. Silent Night 8. Angels We Have Heard on High (Westminster Carol) 9. Good King Wenceslas 10. Coventry Carol 11. The First Noel 12. Grand Angelic March 13. Pastorale (O Christmas Tree) 14. Deck the Halls (In Dulci Jubilo) 15. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen 16. Bring a Touch, Jeannette Isabella 17. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas 18. Silver Bells 19. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)20. What Child is This? 21. O Little Town of Bethlehem & It Came Upon the Midnight Clear 22. O Come, O Come Emmanuel & I Wonder As I Wonder 23. Hallelujah Chorus (from the Messiah)
CHRISTMAS TIME IS HERE - THE ENCORE! It was a 1980 LP recording of Christmas music that put Canadian Brass on everyone's Christmas shopping list - Christmas With The Canadian Brass attracted a Billboard top-10 chart position, Canadian Juno & Grammy nominations and sales in the "gold record" territory. To return to the wonderful sound of LPs & a new CD, and to do so with holiday music seemed perfectly natural. We chose to re-master & re-release many of the titles from our Steinway & Sons CD Christmas Time is Here. Added to the original Charlie Brown Christmas classic titles are newly recorded classics, It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year featuring the trombone artistry of Achilles, and an extensive tribute to Glenn Miller with Songbook by Chris Dedrick, which includes our returning horn titan Jeff. Other titles included: Christmas is Coming; What Child is This; O Tannenbaum; Skating; Christmas Time is Here; Hark! The Herald Angels Sing; Bach's Bells; The Angel Choir and The Trumpeter; Frosty the Snowman; I Saw Three Ships and You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch.
A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS contains Christmas carols from Canadian Brass as well as several other performers on the Opening Day Entertainment label. Guitarist- Sean Kelly, Ensemble Vivant, Guitarist and vocalist Zoe Bentley, The Beckwith Ensemble, Vocalist- Giles Tomkins and Canadian treasure- Mary Lou Fallis round out the performers. Titles included are: 1. A Very Merry Christmas - Zoe Bentley featuring Canadian Brass 2. Angels We Have Heard on High - Canadian Brass 3. Joy to the World - Sean Kelly 4. I Saw Three Ships - Sean Kelly 5. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - Canadian Brass 6. When the Winter Comes - Giles Tomkins 7. What Child is This? - Ensemble Vivant 8. Bring A Torch, Jeanette Isabella - Canadian Brass with Eric Robertson, organ 9. Nouvelle agreable - The Beckwith Ensemble 10. Dans cette etable - the Beckwith Ensemble 11. Deck the Halls - Ensemble Vivant 12. Canadian Sleigh Song - Mary Lou Fallis 13. Jolly Old St. Nicholas - Canadian Brass with Eric Robertson, organ 14. Sussex Carol - Canadian Brass 15. Carol of the Bells - Sean Kelly 16. Silent Night - Zoe Bentley with Canadian Brass.
REJOICE WITH BRASS AND VOICE is a celebration of traditional Christmas carols performed by Canadian Brass and the Indianapolis Children's Choir. The beautiful arrangements on this recording include: 1. Ding Dong Merrily on High (arr. Cable) 2. Still, Still, Still (Trad.Austrian/Jeffers) 3. Westminster Carol (arr. Gillis) 4. Il est n'e le divin enfant (Faure) 5. What Child is This (arr. Gillis) 6. Deck the Halls (arr. McKelvy) 7. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear (Trad.English/Sullivan/Willcocks) 8. The Friendly Beast (arr. Kesselman)
9. Christmas Song (arr. Holst/Leck) 10. Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (Bach/Mills) 11. O Come All Ye Faithful (Anon./Willcocks) 12. I Wonder as I Wander (Appalachian Carol/Osborne)13. Good King Wenceslas (arr. Gillis) 14. Gesu Bambino (Yon) 15. Carol of the Bells (Ukainian Carol/Leontovich/Wilhousky) 16. O Christmas Tree (German Carol/Cable) 17. O Come, o Come Emmanuel / I Wonder as I Wander (arr. Gillis) 18. Jingle Bell Swing (arr. Elliott)19. Hanerot Halalu (A Song for Halalu) (Cohon/Chass)20. Coventry Carol (arr. Gillis) 21. Joy to the World (Handel/Osborne).