Thursday, December 24, 2015

Blogmass 2016 Day 12




















Here's one of those big box sets that Reader's Digest is known for, though this one is on the smaller side, as it includes only five discs. Never-the-less, here are three-plus hours of Yuletide cheer in the form of orchestras, choruses, organs, and small vocal ensembles.

Reader's Digest Family Album of Christmas Music - Together At Christmas

White Christmas (Wally Stott, His Orchestra, and Chorus)
Medley: Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town, Jingle Bells (James Walker, His Orchestra & Chorus)
Winter Wonderland (The John McCarthy Chorus, Reginald Dixon at Organ)
Deck the Halls (Peter Knight and His Orchestra)
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (James Walker, His Orchestra and Chorus)
The Twelve Days of Christmas (Peter Knight, His Orchestra and Chorus)
Bless This House (The Jack Halloran Choir and Wayne Robinson's Orchestra)
O Christmas Tree (The John McCarthy Chorus)
Gather Around the Christmas Tree (Virgil Fox, Organ; The John McCarthy Chorus)
The Holly and the Ivy (The John McCarthy Chorus)
The Heart of Christmas (Roy Edwards, Baritone; Reginald Dixon, Organ)
May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You (The Don Hustad Chorale; NBC Orchestra of Chicago)
O Come All Ye Faithful (John McCarthy Chorus, Peter Knight and His Orchestra, Jean Allister, Contralto)
Away in a Manger (John McCarthy Chorus, Peter Knight and His Orchestra, Jean Allister, Contralto)
O Little Town of Bethlehem (John McCarthy Chorus, Peter Knight and His Orchestra, Jean Allister, Contralto)
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear (John McCarhy Chorus, Peter Knight and His Orchestra, Jean Allister, Contralto)
What Child Is This (John McCarthy Chorus, Peter Knight and His Orchestra, Jean Allister, Contralto)
Joy to the World (John McCarthy Chorus, Peter Knight and His Orchestra, Jean Allister, Contralto)
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (John McCarthy Chorus, Peter Knight and His Orchestra, Richard Lewis, Tenor)
Angels from the Realms of Glory (John McCarthy Chorus, Peter Knight and His Orchestra, Richard Lewis, Tenor)
O Holy Night (John McCarthy Chorus, Peter Knight and His Orchestra, Richard Lewis, Tenor)
The Little Drummer Boy (John McCarthy Chorus, Peter Knight and His Orchestra, Richard Lewis, Tenor)
While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks (John McCarthy Chorus, Peter Knight and His Orchestra, Richard Lewis, Tenor)
Angels We Have Heard on High (John McCarthy Chorus, Peter Knight and His Orchestra, Richard Lewis, Tenor)
We Wish You a Merry Christmas (The John McCarthy Chorus, Owen Brannigan, Bass)
I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day (The John McCarthy Chorus, Owen Brannigan, Bass)
The Coventry Carol (The John McCarthy Chorus, Owen Brannigan, Bass)
Good Christian Men Rejoice (The John McCarthy Chorus, Owen Brannigan, Bass)
I Saw Three Ships (The John McCarthy Chorus, Owen Brannigan, Bass)
Wassail Song (The John McCarthy Chorus, Owen Brannigan, Bass)
Silent Night (Virgil Fox, Organ; The John McCarthy Chorus)
The Birthday of a King (Jean Allister, Contralto; The John McCarthy Chorus)
Gesu Bambino (William Davies, Organ)
The Holy City (Jean Alilister, Contralto; William Davies, Organ; The John McCarthy Chorus)
Ave Maria (Bach-Gounod) (The Jack Halloran Choir and Wayne Robinson's Orchestra)
The Lord's Prayer (Dr. H. Vincent Mitzelfelt Chorale and Orchestra)
Sleigh Ride (Anderson)(Richard Benson and His Orchestra)
Parade of the Wooden Soldiers(Richard Benson and His Orchestra)
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Richard Benson and His Orchestra)
The Sleigh Ride (Mozart)(Richard Benson and His Orchestra)
The Skater's Waltz (Richard Benson and His Orchestra)
And The Glory of the Lord Shall Be Revealed (The Royal Choral Society; The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Sir Malcolm Sargent, Conductor)
And He Shall Purify (The Royal Choral Society; The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Sir Malcolm Sargent, Conductor)
For Unto Us a Child Is Born (The Royal Choral Society; The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Sir Malcolm Sargent, Conductor)
Glory to God in the Highest (The Royal Choral Society; The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Sir Malcolm Sargent, Conductor)
Behold the Lamb of God (The Royal Choral Society; The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Sir Malcolm Sargent, Conductor)
Hallelujah! (The Royal Choral Society; The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Sir Malcolm Sargent, Conductor)
The First Noel (John McCallum, Wurlitzer Organ)
Good King Wenceslas (John McCallum, Wurlitzer Organ)
Once in Royal David's City (John McCallum, Wurlitzer Organ)
Christmas Is Coming (John McCallum, Wurlitzer Organ)
Ding Dong Merrily on High (John McCallum, Wurlitzer Organ)
Carol of the Bells (John McCallum, Wurlitzer Organ)
We Three Kings (Peter Knight and His Orchestra)
O Sanctissima (The Caroleers)
Silver Bells (Reginald Dixon, Organ)
O Come Little Children (The Caroleers)
Mary's Little Boy Chile (The Caroleers)
A Mighty Fortress Is Our God (The Westminster Brass Ensemble with Organ)

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