Golden Age of Light Music: A Carol Symphony - Music For The Festive Season  | Guild - Light Music GLCD5233

Golden Age of Light Music: A Carol Symphony - Music For The Festive Season

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Label: Guild - Light Music

Cat No: GLCD5233

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Christmas

Release Date: 20th November 2015

About

Guild’s first two collections of music for the Festive Season have proved surprisingly popular and there have been numerous requests for more. Although some of the carols featured here are on the previous collections, none of the recordings are.

The highlight is Victor Hely-Hutchinson’s 'Carol Symphony', a 1927 work which weaves 'Adeste Fideles', 'God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen', 'The Coventry Carol' and 'Here We Come a Wassailing' into a charming musical celebration of Christmas.

Nine of the tracks come from one of the finest ever Christmas albums, 'Music for a Merry Christmas', recorded by Frank Chacksfield in 1959, and never before available on CD. The three other tracks from this album may be found on Guild GLCD5222.

Dalibor Brázda debuts on Guild with a superb version of Les Patineurs and the collection is completed with recordings by Billy Vaughn and Stanley Black.

Track Listing:
1. Adeste Fidelis (O Come All Ye Faithful): John Francis Wade arr. Leon Young - Frank Chacksfield & his Orchestra
2. Silent Night (Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht): Joseph Mohr / Franz Xaver Gruber arr. Leon Young - Frank Chacksfield & his Orchestra
3. God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen: Traditional arr. Leon Young - Frank Chacksfield & his Orchestra
4. Once In Royal David’s City: H J Gauntlett arr. Leon Young - Frank Chacksfield & his Orchestra
5. Good King Wenceslas (Tempus Adest Floridum): Traditional arr. Leon Young - Frank Chacksfield & his Orchestra
6. Good Christian Men Rejoice: Traditional arr. Leon Young - Frank Chacksfield & his Orchestra
7. Away In A Manger: Traditional arr. Leon Young - Frank Chacksfield & his Orchestra
8. The First Noel (The First Nowell): Traditional arr. Leon Young - Frank Chacksfield & his Orchestra
9. The Golden Carol (Greensleeves): Traditional arr. Leon Young - Frank Chacksfield & his Orchestra
10. Faith of Our Fathers: Frederick William Faber - Billy Vaughn & his Orchestra
11. O Holy Night (Cantique de Noël): Adolphe Adam - Billy Vaughn & his Orchestra
12. O Tannenbaum (O Christmas Tree): Traditional - Billy Vaughn & his Orchestra
13. Joy To The World: Handel / Lowell Mason / Isaac Watts - The Melachrino Orchestra conducted by George Melachrino
14. Hark, The Herald Angels Sing: Charles Wesley / Felix Mendelssohn, adapted William H Cummings - The Melachrino Orchestra conducted by George Melachrino
15. Jingle Bells: James Lord Pierpont - The Melachrino Orchestra conducted by George Melachrino
16. Les Patineurs (The Skaters’ Waltz): Émile Waldteufel Op.183 arr. Dalibor Brázda - Dalibor Brázda & his Orchestra
17. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus: Thomas Patrick Connor - Stanley Black and his Orchestra
18. Christmas Alphabet: Buddy Kaye / Jules Loman - Stanley Black and his Orchestra
19. Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer: John D Marks - Stanley Black and his Orchestra
20. Winter Wonderland: Felix Bernard - Stanley Black and his Orchestra
21. A Carol Symphony: I. Prelude - Allegro energico (“Adeste Fideles”): Victor Hely-Hutchinson - The Metropole Symphony Orchestra conducted by Dolf Van Der Linden
22. A Carol Symphony: II. Scherzo - Allegro molto moderato (“God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen”): Victor Hely-Hutchinson - The Metropole Symphony Orchestra conducted by Dolf Van Der Linden
23. A Carol Symphony: III. Romance - Andante quasi lento a cantabile (“The Coventry Carol” & “The First Noel”): Victor Hely-Hutchinson - The Metropole Symphony Orchestra conducted by Dolf Van Der Linden
24. A Carol Symphony: IV. Finale - Allegro energico come primo (“Here We Come A Wassailling”): Victor Hely-Hutchinson - The Metropole Symphony Orchestra conducted by Dolf Van Der Linden

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