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December 2014

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Christmas Goes Baroque

Christmas carols arranged in a baroque style. Not stunning arrangements, but quite nice for listening around the house. There is also a …

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What if Mozart Wrote….

The Hampton String Quartet released 2 classical quartet LPs in the 1980’s performing Christmas songs. “What If Mozart Wrote Have Yourself a …

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Christmas with Patti Page

Recorded in 1955 on Mercury records, I much prefer this LP to the later ‘Christmas with Patti Page’ from 1965 on Columbia …

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Medieval Christmas 1

Joel Cohen and the Boston Camerata recorded this Christmas LP in 1975. A great mixture of ancient texts and melodies. From the …

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Deller Consort Christmas

Alfred Deller and the Deller Consort recorded 4 Christmas theme albums for the Bach Guild / Vanguard in the 50’s and 60’s: …

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Christmas in Wonderland

Andre Kostelanetz’s ‘Christmas in Wonderland’ from 1963 is like Christmas Muzak on overdrive. Happy, corny and just fun, the music is as …

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Christmas Joy ala Melachrino

  George Melachrino was an easy listening arranger in the vein of Mantovani and Percy Faith. The ‘Christmas Joy’ LP from 1959 …