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Sound the Bells: A Holiday Celebration / US Army Field Band

Audio Samples

>Williams, John : Sound the Bells!, fanfare for brass & percussion (or orchestra)
>Traditional, English : Greensleeves, folk song
>Bass, Randol Alan : Gloria, for chorus
>Pierpont, James : Jingle Bells
>Bernard, Felix : Winter Wonderland
>Torme, Mel : The Christmas Song
>Berlin, Irving : Holiday Inn
>Nelson, Jack : Frosty Rap
>Grant, Amy : Tennessee Christmas
>Ramírez, Ariel : Missa Criolla
>     Gloria
>Chilcott, Robert : Mi Zeh Hidlik, for chorus (from Three Israeli Songs)
>Traditional, Christmas : Wassail Song ("Here We Come a-Wassailing"), carol (a.k.a. "Here We Come a-Caroling")
>Ewing, Skip : It Wasn't His Child
>Traditional Spiritual : Children Go Where I Send Thee
>Finkelstein, Meir : LeDor VaDor, for ogran
>Anderson, Leroy : Sleigh Ride
>Handel, George Frideric : Joy to the World (theme by Handel)
>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night

Album Summary

>Williams, John : Sound the Bells!, fanfare for brass & percussion (or orchestra)
>Traditional, English : Greensleeves, folk song
>Bass, Randol Alan : Gloria, for chorus
>Pierpont, James : Jingle Bells
>Bernard, Felix : Winter Wonderland
>Torme, Mel : The Christmas Song
>Berlin, Irving : Holiday Inn
>Nelson, Jack : Frosty Rap
>Grant, Amy : Tennessee Christmas
>Ramírez, Ariel : Missa Criolla
>Chilcott, Robert : Mi Zeh Hidlik, for chorus (from Three Israeli Songs)
>Traditional, Christmas : Wassail Song ("Here We Come a-Wassailing"), carol (a.k.a. "Here We Come a-Caroling")
>Ewing, Skip : It Wasn't His Child
>Traditional Spiritual : Children Go Where I Send Thee
>Finkelstein, Meir : LeDor VaDor, for ogran
>Anderson, Leroy : Sleigh Ride
>Handel, George Frideric : Joy to the World (theme by Handel)
>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Combining the simple beauty of delicate bells, flutes, voices, and harps with trumpets, drums, and piano, this album creates a grand musical experience that demands to be heard this holiday season! From "Gloria" and "The Wassailing Song," to "Frosty Rap," Sound the Bells is a winter wonderland of traditional and contemporary holiday classics from the multi-talented U.S. Army Field Band that is sure to become a favorite in your home.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Devers Hall, Fort George G. Meade, MD (2008).



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Works Details

>Williams, John : Sound the Bells!, fanfare for brass & percussion (or orchestra)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 05/1993

>Traditional, English : Greensleeves, folk song
  • Notes: Composition written: 1600.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1600

>Bass, Randol Alan : Gloria, for chorus
  • Running Time: 6 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral

>Pierpont, James : Jingle Bells
  • Running Time: 3 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1850

>Bernard, Felix : Winter Wonderland
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1934

>Mel Tormé (1925 - 1999) : The Christmas Song
  • Running Time: 4 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1944

>Berlin, Irving : Holiday Inn
  • Running Time: 5 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1942

>Nelson, Jack : Frosty Rap
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Steve Rollins.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal

>Grant, Amy : Tennessee Christmas
  • Running Time: 3 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas

>Ariel Ramírez (1921 - 2010) : Missa Criolla :: Gloria
  • Running Time: 5 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1964

>Chilcott, Robert : Mi Zeh Hidlik, for chorus (from Three Israeli Songs)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal

>Traditional, Christmas : Wassail Song ("Here We Come a-Wassailing"), carol (a.k.a. "Here We Come a-Caroling")
  • Running Time: 3 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1850

>Ewing, Skip : It Wasn't His Child
  • Running Time: 3 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal

>Traditional Spiritual : Children Go Where I Send Thee
  • Running Time: 2 min. 44 sec.

>Finkelstein, Meir : LeDor VaDor, for ogran
  • Running Time: 3 min. 22 sec.

>Anderson, Leroy : Sleigh Ride
  • Running Time: 3 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1948

>Handel, George Frideric : Joy to the World (theme by Handel)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1742

>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1818