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A Traditional Christmas

£9.99

Enjoy golden memories of Christmases past with this 2 CD collection. Over 40 tracks and more than 2 hours of festive warmth. 

Welcome to a double CD collection packed to the brim with timeless cheer. A unique selection of traditional and contemporary Christmas favourites: enjoy the best of both worlds as a CD of popular Christmas hits of yesteryear - performed by the original artists - accompanies a CD of traditional songs and carols. Remember how Bing Crosby's White Christmas filled us with dreams of glistening trees and sleigh bells in the snow, how Harry Belafonte's Mary's Boy Child drifted up the stairs as we emptied our stockings, how every year seemed to produce a new Christmas hit to sit alongside such classics as Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas and Winter Wonderland? Our unique selection of original recordings capture the musical magic of Yuletides past - the days of Dickie Valentine's Christmas Alphabet and David Whitfield's Santo Natale, of Christmas Eve by the fireside and Kings College Choir on the Home Service. Gathered here are the songs we sang and the singers who made Christmas so special back in the 40s and 50s - soaring tenors of the calibre of Richard Tauber and John McCormack, the girl-next-door charm and angelic soprano of Deanna Durbin, the massed voices of Huddersfield Choral Society raising the rafters with For Unto Us A Child I Born

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Always the original artists in the original recordings.

Sensitively restored and digitally remastered.

Full track listing:

The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire) Nat King Cole
Mary's Boy Child Harry Belafonte
Christmas Alphabet Dickie Valentine
Little Donkey The Beverley Sisters
The Little Drummer Boy The Harry Simeone Chorale
Santa Baby Eartha Kitt
Winter Wonderland Perry Como
Christmas Sleigh Bells Wally Stott with his Orchestra and Chorus
Santo Natale David Whitfield
We Wish You A Merry Christmas The Weavers
Snowy White Snow And Jingle Bells Dorothy Squires
Jingle Bell Rock Max Bygraves
Where Did My Snowman Go? Petula Clark
Must Be Santa Alma Cogan
Christmas Island The Andrews Sisters
Snow Coach Russ Conway
Jolly Old St Nicholas The Ames Brothers
Here Comes Santa Claus Doris Day
White Christmas Bing Crosby
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas Judy Garland
You're All I Want For Christmas Frankie Laine
Santa Claus Is Coming to Town Frank Sinatra
The First Nowell Royal Choral Society conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent, with Arnold Grier (organ)
While Shepherds Watched Royal Choral Society conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent, with Arnold Grier (organ)
Ding Dong! Merrily On High King's College Chapel Choir conducted by Boris Ord
Good King Wenceslas The Bach Choir conducted by Reginald Jacques, with Dr Osborne Peasgood (organ)
O Most Holy One (O Du Frohliche) Richard Tauber with choir and instrumental accompaniment
Mary Had A Baby Boy, Yes Lord Paul Robeson with Lawrence Brown (piano)
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen The Fleet Street Choir conducted by T B Lawrence
Ave Maria Deanna Durbin with Charles Previn and his Orchestra
Sleep, My Saviour, Sleep The Celebrity Quartette (Isobel Baillie, Gladys Ripley, John McHugh and Norman Allin) with String Orchestra conducted by Joseph Batten
O Little Town Of Bethlehem Richard Crooks with Clarence Dickinson (organ)
For Unto Us A Child Is Born (from 'Messiah') Huddersfield Choral Society with Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent, with Ernest Cooper (organ)
Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht The Comedian Harmonists with chimes and orchestral accompaniment
See Amid The Winter's Snow John McCormack with Gerald Moore (piano)
The Lord's Prayer Webster Booth with Bertram Harrison (organ) and Gerald Moore (piano)
O Come All Ye Faithfull Deanna Durbin with Charles Previn and his Orchestra, with male octet and organ
Maria Wiegenlied (Cradle Song Of The Virgin Mary) Elisabeth Schumann with orchestra conducted Lawrance Collingwood
The Little Road To Bethlehem Webster Booth with instrumental accompaniment and Herbert Dawson (organ)
Star Of Bethlehem Josef Locke with orchestra conducted by Eric Robinson
Coventry Carol Elisabeth Schumann with Herbert Dawson (organ)
Away In A Manger The Celebrity Quartette (Isobel Baillie, Gladys Ripley, John McHugh and Harold Williams) with Herbert Dawson (organ)
Christians Awake The Celebrity Quartette (Isobel Baillie, Gladys Ripley, John McHugh and Harold Williams) with Herbert Dawson (organ)

 

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