Eugene Ormandy The Glorious Sound of Christmas

The Glorious Sound of Christmas

Eugene Ormandy

Released on November 15, 2010 by Sony Classical

Main artist: Eugene Ormandy

Genre: Classical

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Album : 1 disk - 14 tracks Total length : 00:43:25

  1. 1 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Vocal)

    Arthur Harris, Arranger - Eugene Ormandy, Conductor - Eugene Ormandy, Performer - Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Composer - Robert Page, Performer - Temple University Concert Choir, Performer - The Philadelphia Orchestra, Performer - Thomas Frost, Producer Copyright : Originally released 1962 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

  2. 2 O Little Town of Bethlehem

    Arthur Harris, Arranger - Eugene Ormandy, Conductor - Eugene Ormandy, Performer - The Philadelphia Orchestra, Performer - Thomas Frost, Producer - Traditional, Composer Copyright : Originally released 1962 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

  3. 3 Joy To The World

    Arthur Harris, Arranger - Eugene Ormandy, Conductor - Eugene Ormandy, Performer - Georg Friedrich Händel, Composer - The Philadelphia Orchestra, Performer - Thomas Frost, Producer Copyright : Originally released 1962 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

  4. 4 O Holy Night (Cantique de Noël)

    Adolphe Adam, Composer - Arthur Harris, Arranger - Eugene Ormandy, Conductor - Eugene Ormandy, Performer - Robert Page, Performer - Temple University Concert Choir, Performer - The Philadelphia Orchestra, Performer - Thomas Frost, Producer Copyright : Originally released 1962 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

  5. 5 O Come, O Come, Emanuel (Vocal)

    Arthur Harris, Arranger - Eugene Ormandy, Conductor - Eugene Ormandy, Performer - The Philadelphia Orchestra, Performer - Thomas Frost, Producer - Traditional, Composer Copyright : Originally released 1962 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

  6. 6 God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen

    Arthur Harris, Arranger - Eugene Ormandy, Conductor - Eugene Ormandy, Performer - The Philadelphia Orchestra, Performer - Thomas Frost, Producer - Traditional, Composer Copyright : Originally released 1962 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

  7. 7 Ave Maria (Vocal)

    Arthur Harris, Arranger - Eugene Ormandy, Conductor - Eugene Ormandy, Performer - FRANZ SCHUBERT (1797-1828), Composer - Robert Page, Performer - Temple University Concert Choir, Performer - The Philadelphia Orchestra, Performer - Thomas Frost, Producer Copyright : Originally released 1962 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

  8. 8 O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles)

    Arthur Harris, Arranger - Eugene Ormandy, Conductor - Eugene Ormandy, Performer - Robert Page, Performer - Temple University Concert Choir, Performer - The Philadelphia Orchestra, Performer - Thomas Frost, Producer - Traditional, Composer Copyright : Originally released 1962 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

  9. 9 The First Noël

    Arthur Harris, Arranger - Eugene Ormandy, Conductor - Eugene Ormandy, Performer - The Philadelphia Orchestra, Performer - Thomas Frost, Producer - Traditional, Composer Copyright : Originally released 1962 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

  10. 10 Deck the Halls With Boughs of Holly

    Arthur Harris, Arranger - Eugene Ormandy, Conductor - Eugene Ormandy, Performer - The Philadelphia Orchestra, Performer - Thomas Frost, Producer - Traditional, Composer Copyright : Originally released 1962 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

  11. 11 O Sanctissima (O du fröhliche)

    Arthur Harris, Arranger - Eugene Ormandy, Conductor - Eugene Ormandy, Performer - The Philadelphia Orchestra, Performer - Thomas Frost, Producer - Traditional, Composer Copyright : (P) Originally Recorded Prior To 1972 All Rights Reserved By Sony Music Entertainment

  12. 12 The Worship of God

    Arthur Harris, Arranger - Eugene Ormandy, Conductor - Eugene Ormandy, Performer - Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Robert Page, Performer - Temple University Concert Choir, Performer - The Philadelphia Orchestra, Performer - Thomas Frost, Producer Copyright : Originally released 1962 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

  13. 13 O Come, Little Children

    Arthur Harris, Arranger - Christoph von Schmid (1768-1854), Lyricist - Eugene Ormandy, Conductor - Eugene Ormandy, Performer - Johann Abraham Peter Schulz (1747-1800), Composer - The Philadelphia Orchestra, Performer - Thomas Frost, Producer Copyright : Originally released 1962 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

  14. 14 Silent Night, Holy Night

    Arthur Harris, Arranger - Eugene Ormandy, Conductor - Eugene Ormandy, Performer - FRANZ XAVIER GRUBER (1787-1863), Composer - Joseph Mohr (1792-1848), Lyricist - Robert Page, Performer - Temple University Concert Choir, Performer - The Philadelphia Orchestra, Performer - Thomas Frost, Producer Copyright : Originally released 1962 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

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Why do people keep buying The Glorious Sound of Christmas, recorded in 1962, when there's such a profusion of other holiday albums out there? Because it quite simply remains one of the very best. There are no bonus tracks here to augment the original LP; what we get are 14 well-known carols, lasting about 45 minutes in total. But it's 45 minutes of orchestral and vocal perfection. In no way did conductor Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra phone this one in; the fabled "Philadelphia Sound" was burnished to full sheen for this recording, and the expert, rather Disneyesque arrangements by Arthur Harris give every player in the orchestra something to do. Some of the carols are instrumentally performed, but others feature the Temple University Concert Choir, delivering what must have been the performance of a lifetime for many of its members. You're likely to find that your college choir didn't sound anything like this; the big octave leap for the sopranos in "O Holy Night" that proves the undoing of so many choruses here becomes just one more glittering detail. Credit is also due to remix and remastering engineers Laura Harth and John Johnson, who have accomplished the rare feat of not losing a step as top-quality LP sonics are transferred to compact disc. Unsure about what to buy for a CD of Christmas favorites? You can't go wrong with The Glorious Sound of Christmas.

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