|Readers Digest 4 L.P. Box set "Joyous Music for Christmas
Produced by Charles Gerhardt through RCA custom products,
catalog #RD 22-K, released 1963 or later. Recording engineer: K .E. Wilkinson.
This album set is not dated so establishing a release year is
Record No 1 - "Carols for Chorus"
1- Joy to the World.
2- O Little Town of Bethlehem.
3- Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly.
4- Away in a Manger.
5- God Rest You Merry, Gentelmen.
6- Angels We Have Heard on High.
1- O come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles).
2- We Three Kings of Orient Are.
3- The Twelve Days of Christmas.
4- O Holy Night (Cantique de Noel).
5- It Came Upon a Midnight Clear.
6- Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Tower Brass Bands and Organ,
Beecham Choral Society, Choir of the Carmelite Priory,
Ealing Grammar School Boy's Choir. John McCarthy, Chorus Master. Peter Knight, Conductor.
Record No 2
Side 1 - "Christmas Suite for Orchestra".
(Note: This L.P. side is cut as one continuous track)
Santa Claus is Comin to Town.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
Richard Benson and his Orchestra.
Side 2 -"Christmas Music for Organ and Bells".
1- The first Noel.
2- Good King Wenceslas.
3- Ave Maria.
4- O Come, O Come, Emanuel.
5- Christmas is Coming.
6- Carol of the Bells.
Leslie Pearson, Organ. London Bell Ringers.
John Paice, Carrillon Westminster Brass Ensemble.
Record No 3 - "Highlights from Handel's Messiah".
1- And the Glory of the Lord Shall Be Revealed.
2- Comfort Ye My People / Air: Every Valley Shall Be Exalted.
3- For Unto Us a Child is Born.
4- Pastoral Symphony.
5- He Shall Feed His flock / Come Unto Him.
6- And He Shall Purify.
1- Behold the Lamb of God.
2- Air: He Was Despised and Rejected of Men.
3- Air: The Trumpet Shall Sound.
4- Air: I Know That My Redeemer liveth.
5- Chorus: Hallelujah.
London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic Chorus, Heather Harper,
Norma Procter, Contralto. Richard Lewis, Tenor. John Holmes, Bass. John Pritchard, Conductor.
Record No 4 - "Carols We All Know and Love"
1- Silent Night.
2- Wassail Song.
3- What Child Is This?
4- I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day.
5- The Birthday of a King.
6- Good Christian Men, Rejoice.
7- Angels from the Realms of Glory.
8- O Christmas Tree.
1- I Saw Three Ships.
2- O Come, Little Children.
3- While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks.
4- The Holly and the Ivy.
5- O Sanctissima.
6- Break Forth, O Beauteous Heav'nly Light.
7- Once in Royal David's City.
8- We Wish You a Merry Christmas.
The Ambrosian Singers. Jean Allister, Contralto. Leon Goossens, Oboe.
Marie Goossens, Harp. John McCarthy, Conductor.
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