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A Christmas Festival
Boston Pops, Arthur Fiedler
A Christmas Festival
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Classical
 
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No Description Available No Track Information Available Media Type: CD Artist: FIEDLER,ARTHUR Title: CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL Street Release Date: 10/01/1999

      
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All Artists: Boston Pops, Arthur Fiedler
Title: A Christmas Festival
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: RCA
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Classical
Styles: Holiday & Wedding, Easy Listening, Opera & Classical Vocal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
Other Editions: A Christmas Festival
UPC: 078635642827

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No Description Available
No Track Information Available
Media Type: CD
Artist: FIEDLER,ARTHUR
Title: CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL
Street Release Date: 10/01/1999

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A Christmas festival, indeed
12/12/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I was looking for a mainly instrumental CD to augment my expanding Christmas collection, and I chose this one because of the wide variety of songs it contained. It has Leroy Anderson's definitive arrangement of "Sleigh Ride," two medleys, and songs like "Parade of the Wooden Soldiers," "March of the Toys," "Dream Pantomine" from Hansel & Gretel, and Mozart's "Sleigh Ride," which make this mixture a little different than the average Christmas CD. This album is not completely all instrumental, as there are a few choral pieces ("The Little Drummer Boy," "Carol of the Bells," and "Silent Night"). The choir does not overwhelm the orchestra, though, and these selections blend in well with the rest. The songs were originally recorded in the late 1950s, but the background "hiss" is hardly noticeable, if at all present.
All in all, a warmly recommended orchestral Christmas album with plenty of old favorites and good cheer."
Christmas in Beantown
Timothy Kearney | Hull, MA United States | 09/27/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"In Boston, Christmas music is synonymous with The Boston Pops, and for many people, Christmas music is synonymous with its legendary conductor, Arthur Fielder. The album contains many Pops favorites including Leroy Anderson's arrangement of Christmas carols and his well known Sleigh Ride. We actually hear the authentic rendition of Sleigh Ride on this recording since the Pops made Anderson's music famous. The recording includes classical favorites such as music from the opera Hansel and Gretel, Mozart's Sleigh Ride, a highlight from The Nutcracker, and Fantasia on Greensleves. Newer works include Al Hirt's Toy Trumpet. The recording concludes with the Pops timeless rendition of Santa Claus Is Coming To Town.As soon as the music of this recording begins, the listener is transported to Boston's Symphony Hall. So take a break from the hectic holiday season and enjoy the sound of the Boston Pops!"
Traditional Songs of the Season Instrumentally
rodboomboom | Dearborn, Michigan United States | 04/19/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Pops fame of Fiedler and Boston Pops is well illustrated in this Christmas collection. Well done recording balanced with religious and secular offerings. Especially enjoy the versions of "Carol of the Bells" and "What Child Is This?"Worthwhile addition to play to provide variety of sung and instrumental holiday cheer."