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The Many Moods of Christmas (1963 RCA Victor Version) Robert Shaw Chorale and Orchestra
Robert Shaw Chorale
The Many Moods of Christmas (1963 RCA Victor Version) Robert Shaw Chorale and Orchestra
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No Description Available No Track Information Available Media Type: CD Artist: SHAW,ROBERT CHORALE Title: MANY MOODS OF CHRISTMAS Street Release Date: 10/14/1997

      
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Media Type: CD
Artist: SHAW,ROBERT CHORALE
Title: MANY MOODS OF CHRISTMAS
Street Release Date: 10/14/1997

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The original performance, (vinyl LP), vice the CD redo.
vheath@silverlink.net | Bremerton WA. | 12/09/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I purchased the original performance of this album conducted by the arranger, "Robert Russel Bennet", (Victory at Sea, Arr.), with the RCA Symphony Orchestra and the Robert Shaw Chorale. I was so impressed by the spirit and power of the rendition that I purchase seven more albums to distribute to friends and family that holiday season. I still have the original vinyl, now taped many times, but alas, the LP has reached a senescence commensurate with it's 30 plus years. The remake by R.Shaw on CD, now conducting the Atlanta Symphony along with his esteemed Chorale, is a faithful technical duplication of R.R. Bennet's original arrangements, but the inspirational exuberance of the first flowering is absent from the Atlanta offering, even the organ is a bit insipid. This remastering of the original glorious performance should rate among the top few renderings of traditional yuletide music and should be offered every future midwinter festival to delight the ear of Christian, Jew, Moslem, Buddhist, Agnostic and/or atheist alike. Great music is truly universal and this should be a top seller for a long, long time. V.C. Heath, USN, Ret."
After 40 Years, Still the Best Christmas Recording Available
A. Wolverton | Crofton, MD United States | 12/20/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This reissue of the classic 1963 recording stands the test of time for two reasons: Robert Shaw's incredible Chorale Singers and the masterful arrangements by Robert Russell Bennett. Nearly 40 years have passed, yet these arrangements still pack a wallop. Few of today's Christmas recordings even come close to the vibrant, joyful, playful and powerful scores of Bennett. Be sure to purchase this version and not the lackluster re-recording that was made in 1983. Total time: 47:18"
Best Christmas recording ever
Irvin H. Murrell, Jr. | Graceville, Florida United States | 11/12/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I got the original LP when it first came out in 1963, and the Atlanta version in 1983. For me, all other Christmas albums pale into total oblivion when compared to this album, and here I speak of the original 1963. "Many Moods" is exactly what there are here: the meditative "What Child Is This" and "O Sanctissima" to what for me is the ultimate song on the CD and LP, the fantastic arrangement of "O Come, All Ye Faithful." The basses seemingly pick up the opening pitch (an Ab) from nowhere. Actually, it's a minor 6th above the last pitch.) I have many other Christmas LPs and CDs, including many others by Shaw. For me, however,this one is the all-time gem. It was reviewed by Richard Dinwiddie in Christianity Today as the all-time best Christmas album. I heartily agree, and encourage everyone to get it."