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The Golden Age of Light Music: Christmas Lights / Percy Faith and his Orchestra; Various Artists

Album Summary

>Handel, George Frideric : Joy to the World (theme by Handel)
>Berlin, Irving : Holiday Inn
>Traditional, Christmas : God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen (English)
>Traditional, Christmas : Deck the Halls (Welsh)
>Vogel : Snowman's Land
>Cochrane, Joyce : Snowy Mountains, for pops orchestra
>Traditional, Christmas : Good Christian Men, Rejoice (a.k.a. "All Christians Now Rejoice")
>Traditional, Christmas : Good King Wenceslas (Piae Cantiones, 1582)
>Winstone, Eric : Snow Ride, for pops orchestra
>Manning, Dick : Santo Natale (Merry Christmas)
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing"
>Traditional, Christmas : Angels We Have Heard on High
>Traditional, Christmas : Away in a Manger
>Yon, Pietro : Gesù bambino
>Traditional, Christmas : I Wonder As I Wander (American)
>Stevens, Len : Holiday on Ice, for pops orchestra
>Melachrino, George : Once More It's Christmas
>Chacksfield, Frank : Alpine Sleigh Ride, for pops orchestra
>Willis, Richard Storrs : It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
>Wade, John Francis : O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fideles)
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : German Dances (3), K 605
>Adam, Adolphe : Cantique de Noël, for voice & orchestra ("Minuit, Chrétiens," "O Holy Night")
>Waldteufel, Emile : Les Patineurs Valse ("Skater's Waltz"), Op. 183
>Steele, Lois : Mrs. Santa Claus
>Noble, Ray : By the Fireside
>Faith, Percy : The Holly and the Ivy / Here We Go a-Caroling, medley for pops orchestra
>Traditional, Christmas : The First Nowell (English)
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>Handel, George Frideric : Joy to the World (theme by Handel)
  • Conductor: Percy Faith
  • Ensemble: Percy Faith and His Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1742

>Berlin, Irving : Holiday Inn
  • Conductor: Frank Chacksfield
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1942

>Traditional, Christmas : God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen (English)
  • Conductor: Billy Vaughn
  • Running Time: 1 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas

>Traditional, Christmas : Deck the Halls (Welsh)
  • Conductor: Percy Faith
  • Ensemble: Percy Faith and His Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1784

>Vogel : Snowman's Land
  • Performer: Zack Laurence (Piano)
  • Conductor: Ken Jones
  • Running Time: 2 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas

>Cochrane, Joyce : Snowy Mountains, for pops orchestra
  • Conductor: Ludo Philipp
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas

>Traditional, Christmas : Good Christian Men, Rejoice (a.k.a. "All Christians Now Rejoice")
  • Conductor: Percy Faith
  • Ensemble: Percy Faith and His Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1853

>Traditional, Christmas : Good King Wenceslas (Piae Cantiones, 1582)
  • Conductor: Percy Faith
  • Ensemble: Percy Faith and His Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1582

>Winstone, Eric : Snow Ride, for pops orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas

>Manning, Dick : Santo Natale (Merry Christmas)
  • Conductor: Stanley Black
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Belle Nardone, Al Hoffman (1902 - 1960).
  • Running Time: 3 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing"
  • Conductor: Percy Faith
  • Ensemble: Percy Faith and His Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1840.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1840

>Traditional, Christmas : Angels We Have Heard on High
  • Conductor: Percy Faith
  • Ensemble: Percy Faith and His Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1840

>Traditional, Christmas : Away in a Manger
  • Conductor: Percy Faith
  • Ensemble: Percy Faith and His Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1885

>Yon, Pietro : Gesù bambino
  • Conductor: Percy Faith
  • Ensemble: Percy Faith and His Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1917

>Traditional, Christmas : I Wonder As I Wander (American)
  • Conductor: Percy Faith
  • Ensemble: Percy Faith and His Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 51 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1933

>Stevens, Len : Holiday on Ice, for pops orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas

>Melachrino, George : Once More It's Christmas
  • Conductor: George Melachrino
  • Running Time: 2 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas

>Chacksfield, Frank : Alpine Sleigh Ride, for pops orchestra
  • Conductor: Frank Chacksfield
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas

>Willis, Richard Storrs : It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
  • Conductor: Percy Faith
  • Ensemble: Percy Faith and His Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1850

>Wade, John Francis : O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fideles)
  • Conductor: Percy Faith
  • Ensemble: Percy Faith and His Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1751

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : German Dances (3), K 605
  • Conductor: Arthur Fiedler
  • Running Time: 2 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1791

>Adam, Adolphe : Cantique de Noël, for voice & orchestra ("Minuit, Chrétiens," "O Holy Night")
  • Conductor: Percy Faith
  • Ensemble: Percy Faith and His Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1851

>Waldteufel, Emile : Les Patineurs Valse ("Skater's Waltz"), Op. 183
  • Conductor: Frank Chacksfield
  • Running Time: 3 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1882

>Steele, Lois : Mrs. Santa Claus
  • Conductor: George Melachrino
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Jack Fulton, Hazel Houle.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 35 sec.
  • Form: Christmas

>Noble, Ray : By the Fireside
  • Conductor: Stanley Black
  • Running Time: 3 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas

>Faith, Percy : The Holly and the Ivy / Here We Go a-Caroling, medley for pops orchestra
  • Conductor: Percy Faith
  • Ensemble: Percy Faith and His Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas

>Traditional, Christmas : The First Nowell (English)
  • Conductor: George Melachrino
  • Running Time: 2 min. 58 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1823