Happy Holidays! / The United States Navy Band

> Holiday Inn: Happy Holiday - Mame: We Need a Little Christmas (arr. M. Ralph) - Holiday Inn: Happy Holiday - Mame: We Need a Little Christmas (arr. M. Ralph)
> Sleigh Ride - Sleigh Ride
> Eight Days of Hanukkah (arr. D. Ward) - Eight Days of Hanukkah (arr. D. Ward)
> Rock of Ages (arr. R. Martino) - Rock of Ages (arr. R. Martino)
> Go Tell It on the Mountain (arr. T. Wortham and K. Carr) - Go Tell It on the Mountain (arr. T.F. Wortham and K.H. Carr)
> Who Would Imagine a King (arr. S. Silbert) - Who Would Imagine a King (arr. S.A. Scott)
> What Child Is This? (arr. J. Grady) - What Child Is This? (arr. J. Grady)
> Merry Christmas, Darling (arr. W.S. Ragsdale) - Merry Christmas, Darling (arr. W.S. Ragsdale)
> Baby, It's Cold Outside (arr. R. Vuono) - Baby, It's Cold Outside (arr. R.A. Vuono)
> Christmas in the Islands (arr. W.S. Ragsdale) - Christmas in the Islands (arr. W.S. Ragsdale)
> I Only Want You for Christmas - I Only Want You for Christmas
> Jingle Bells (arr. W. Taylor and K. Arneson) - Jingle Bells (arr. W. Taylor and K. Arneson)
> Santa Claus Is Back In Town (arr. B. Kidd) - Santa Claus Is Back In Town (arr. B. Kidd)
> Christmas for Every Boy and Girl - Christmas for Every Boy and Girl
> Please Come Home for Christmas (arr. B. Kidd) - Please Come Home for Christmas (arr. B. Kidd)
> Merry Christmas, Baby (arr. W.S. Ragsdale) - Merry Christmas, Baby (arr. W.S. Ragsdale)
> Santa Claus Is Coming to Town (arr. G.J. Ascione) - Santa Claus Is Coming to Town (arr. G.J. Ascione)
> Belle Wood (arr. W.S. Ragsdale) - Belle Wood (arr. W.S. Ragsdale)
> Let There Be Peace On Earth (arr. L. MacTaggart) - Let There Be Peace on Earth (arr. L. MacTaggart)
> We Wish You a Merry Christmas (arr. J. Brubaker) - We Wish You a Merry Christmas (arr. J. Brubaker)

Album Summary

>Ragsdale, W. Scott : Holiday Opener (Happy Holiday / We Need a Little Christmas), medley for chorus & band
>Anderson, Leroy : Sleigh Ride, arranged for band
>Traditional, Jewish : Eight Days of Hanukkah
>Anonymous : Rock of Ages
>Traditional, Christmas : Go Tell It on the Mountain, Christmas song (American)
>Hill, Hallerin Hilton : Who Would Imagine a King
>Grady, Jennifer : What Child Is This, for flute, harp & band (based on Vaughan Williams' Fantasia on Greensleeves)
>Carpenter, Richard : Merry Christmas Darling, song
>Loesser, Frank Henry : Baby, it's cold outside
>Ragsdale, W. Scott : Christmas in the Islands, for voices, steel drums & band
>Nichols, Tim : I Only Want You for Christmas
>Sullivan, Robert E. III : Dueling Jingle Bells, for banjo & band (based on Feudin' Banjos)
>Leiber, Jerry : Santa Claus Is Back in Town
>Black, Clint : Christmas for Every Boy and Girl
>Brown, Charles Trio : Please Come Home For Christmas
>Moore, Johnny : Merry Christmas, Baby
>Coots, John Frederick : Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town
>Brooks, Garth : Belleau Wood
>Jill Jackson / Sy Miller : Let There Be Peace On Earth
>Traditional, Christmas : We Wish You a Merry Christmas (English)
Performers Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

The selections on this recording were performed on the 2000 and 2001 Holiday Concerts broadcast across the nation and around the world via Direct to Sailor, American Forces Radio and Television Service and local cable stations. Each track, including pieces like "Let There Be Peace on Earth," "Rock of Ages," and "Go Tell It On The Mountain," seeks to remind the listener of all of the fantasy and excitement that always surrounds the holiday season. The combined efforts of the Navy Band's talented musicians and vocalists symbolize their dedication to bringing this eclectic array of holiday music to homes around the world.



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Works Details

>Ragsdale, W. Scott : Holiday Opener (Happy Holiday / We Need a Little Christmas), medley for chorus & band
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Ralph Martino.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas

>Anderson, Leroy : Sleigh Ride, arranged for band
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1948

>Traditional, Jewish : Eight Days of Hanukkah
  • Performer: John Bury (Voice)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 34 sec.
  • Form: Vocal

>Anonymous : Rock of Ages
  • Running Time: 1 min. 36 sec.
  • Form: Choral

>Traditional, Christmas : Go Tell It on the Mountain, Christmas song (American)
  • Performers: Tia Wortham (Voice); Kenneth Carr (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 27 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1900

>Hill, Hallerin Hilton : Who Would Imagine a King
  • Performer: Yolanda Pelzer (Voice)
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Mervyn Warren.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal

>Grady, Jennifer : What Child Is This, for flute, harp & band (based on Vaughan Williams' Fantasia on Greensleeves)
  • Performers: Emily Dickson (Harp); Theodore Doubek (Flute)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Carpenter, Richard : Merry Christmas Darling, song
  • Performers: Maria Higgins (Alto); Luis Hernandez
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas

>Loesser, Frank Henry : Baby, it's cold outside
  • Performers: Shana Higginbotham (Voice); John Fisher (Voice)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Ragsdale, W. Scott : Christmas in the Islands, for voices, steel drums & band
  • Performers: Stacy Loggins; Edward Duff (Bass)
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Christopher W. Erbe.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas

>Nichols, Tim : I Only Want You for Christmas
  • Performer: Wayne Taylor (Voice)
  • Ensemble: U.S. Navy Country Current
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Zack Turner.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 40 sec.
  • Form: Christmas

>Sullivan, Robert E. III : Dueling Jingle Bells, for banjo & band (based on Feudin' Banjos)
  • Performers: Wayne Taylor (Guitar); Keith Arneson (Banjo)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Leiber, Jerry : Santa Claus Is Back in Town
  • Performers: Philip Burlin; John Fisher (Voice)
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Mike Stoller (1933 - ).
  • Running Time: 2 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Black, Clint : Christmas for Every Boy and Girl
  • Performer: Wayne Taylor (Voice)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas

>Brown, Charles Trio : Please Come Home For Christmas
  • Performers: Robert Sullivan (Voice); Robert Sullivan (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1960

>Moore, Johnny : Merry Christmas, Baby
  • Performers: Robert Sullivan (Voice); Yolanda Pelzer (Voice); Robert Sullivan (Guitar)
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Lou Baxter.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas

>Coots, John Frederick : Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town
  • Ensemble: The Cruisers (Miltary Band Vocal Ensemble)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1934

>Brooks, Garth : Belleau Wood
  • Performers: Patrick White (Fiddle); John Emrich (Percussion); Wayne Taylor (Voice)
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Joe Henry.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal

>Jill Jackson / Sy Miller : Let There Be Peace On Earth
  • Performers: Kristin Pagent (Voice); Adam Tyler (Bass)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1955

>Traditional, Christmas : We Wish You a Merry Christmas (English)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 36 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 15th Century