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The Night Before Christmas (CD)

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Narrated by Stephen Fry

BBC Concert Orchestra
Wordsworth, Barry, Conductor

Track List

Leopold Mozart

Divertimento in F major, Die musikalische Schlittenfahrt (The Musical Sleigh - ride) 00:03:11

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
The Forest of Wild Thyme, Op. 74: Christmas Overture 00:05:53

Jules Massenet
La vierge: The Last Sleep of the Virgin 00:04:49

Philip Lane
Overture on French Carols 00:05:05

The Night before Christmas
The Night before Christmas 00:06:10

Otto Nicolai
Weihnachts - Ouverture uber Vom Himmel hoch 00:11:26

John Carmichael
Sleighride to Thredbo (arr. for orchestra) 00:01:57

Franz Liszt
V. Scherzoso: Man zundet die Kerzen des Baumes an (Lighting the Tree) 00:01:59
X. Ehemals (Old Times) 00:04:12
Games 00:01:43
Bedtime 00:02:41

Doreen Carwithen

BBC Singers

On the 12th Day 00:20:24

Review
The Night Before Christmas is a clever collection of unusual secular music compiled by Naxos's resident light music guru, Philip Lane. The programme opens with Lane s arrangement of Mozart senior's Sleigh Ride and ends, rather disappointingly perhaps, with his reconstruction of the over-long music Doreen Carwithen wrote in the Fifties for an Oscar-nominated short on the Twelve Days Of Christmas. Among the plums in between is Lane's own Night Before Christmas with Stephen Fry narrating, and a splendid discovery, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor of Hiawatha fame's Christmas Overture. The BBC Concert Orchestra play well for their Principal Conductor, Barry Wordsworth.

--Review by David Mellor, Mail on Sunday, December 2006


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Format : CD


Label : Naxos


ISBN : 747313033171


Naxos Code : 8.570331




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