Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Blogmas 2012 Day Four - Organ and Chimes

I wonder how many organ and chimes Christmas albums were produced? Given how many that I find, they must have been profitable. There certainly wouldn't have been much expense producing them - minimal recording set-up, minimalist cover art, no songwriter royalties. This one actually goes the extra mile artwork-wise, with a really nice shiny gold-ish foil cover. This 1964 issue is no better or worse than the rest of them - very competent.

 The Organ and Chimes of Edmund Francis - Merry Christmas

We Wish You a Merry Christmas/O Tannenbaum/The Wassail Song (2:27)
O Come all Ye Faithful/O Little Town of Bethlehem (2:22)
Silent Night (2:58)
Hark, the Herald Angels Sing/Angels We Have Heard on High (2:22)
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear/I Saw Three Ships (3:09)
Carol of the Bells/We Three Kings (3:00)
Joy to the world/Carol of the drum/Deck the halls (2:42)
O holy night/Christ was born on Christmas day (3:40)
God rest ye merry gentlemen/Good king Wenceslas (1:57)
The First Noël/Away in a Manger (2:25)
Twelve Days of Christmas (3:00)


Blogger Brian Michael Page said...

I have a request for you...
If you ever get your hands on "The Glorious Sound of Christmas" (Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra), circa 1965, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE post it!

9:13 PM  
Blogger senormedia said...

"The Glorious Sound of Christmas" is available on CD, so I won't post it.
Amazon has it.

10:31 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

My Dad had two or three Gospel Organ records from the 1960's. I guess organs were popular back then.

11:42 AM  

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