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Song NameComposer
Deck The HallsTraditional Welsh Carol
Ah Bleak & Chill The Wintry Wind
Bright, Bright The Holly Berries
Jesu Parvule
Caroling, CarolingAlfred Burt
What Are The Signs
Nigh BethlehemAlfred Burt
While By My Sheep
It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
Silent NightFranz Xaver Gruber
Joy To The WorldTraditional
Wassail Song
Carol Of The Russian Children
Good King Wenceslas
Coventry Carol
Oh Come All Ye Faithful
Have Yourself A Merry Little ChristmasRalph Blane

This 1972 recording continues to set musical precedent almost thirty years later. The combined voices of Don Shelton, Len Dresslar, Bonnie Herman and Gene Puerling are a sound so distinctive and recognizable that they have yet to be improved. From the six Alfred Burt carols to "Deck The Halls," "Good King Wenceslas" and Oh, Come All Ye Faithful," each song is beautifully constructed, a marriage of the traditional with the inimitable personality of Gene Puerling's arrangements. The result is accessible enough for the mainstream listener, and will also satisfy those hungry for heartier fare. Bonnie Herman frequently assumes the lead vocal duties, as on "Carol For Russian Children," her warm tone a sunbeam on a wintry day - listen to the pedal note (uncharacteristically in the treble part) she holds during the coda - amazing color and control. One of our most recommended selections.

Item code: 4203C | 1 CD | $14.95 add item to cart
Vocal Jazz | A Cappella | Mixed | United States
MPS 821859

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