Info & track listings
Release Date: November 2019
Christmas presents safely negotiated, the roast turkey and plum pudding fully appreciated. Time to put on your slippers, stoke up the fire, slip into your favourite armchair, crack open the port and listen to this wonderful selection of some of the world’s most popular Christmas songs.
Performed by The Lay Clerks in superb new arrangements penned by Richard Whennell, this fine selection of seasonal music features both sacred and popular songs which have become synonymous with our traditional Christmas celebrations. Festive, sentimental and sometimes nostalgic in tone, these songs hearken back to simpler times and express perfectly the desire to be at home with our loved ones to share these special occasions.
Included here are songs for children (Santa Claus is coming to Town) and songs to celebrate the season (It’s the most wonderful time of the year and Winter Wonderland) as well as sentimental ballad-style classics like Have yourself a merry little Christmas and White Christmas. You’ll find other Christmas hits like Let it Snow! and Mel Torme’s Christmas Song (Chestnuts roasting on an open fire) alongside beautiful carols such as Silent Night and Harold Darke’s In the Bleak Midwinter. Stand by for a Ska version of Mary’s Boy Child and a Memphis Gospel rendition of Adolph Adam’s O Holy Night.
Settle back for an hour of beautiful Christmas music created to warm your heart and make your season bright.
|1||3.06||Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas||Meredith Wilson|
|2||3.02||It's the most wonderful time of the year||Edward Pola and George Wyle|
|4||2.54||White Christmas||Irving Berlin|
|5||3.31||Riu, Riu, Riu||Spanish Vilacico, 16th-Century|
|6||3.01||Winter Wonderland||Felix Bernard &||Richard B Smith|
|7||3.30||Christmas Song||Robert Wells and Mel Torme|
|8||2.48||Hark ! the Herald Angels Sing 'Glory'||Charles Wesley and Felix Mendelssohn|
|9||2.17||Let it Snow||Sammy Cahn and Julie Styne|
|10||3.17||Still,l Still, Still||Austrian Folk Tune|
|11||3.54||Santa Claus is coming to town||John Frederick Coots and Haven Gillespie|
|12||3.40||In the Bleak Midwinter||Harold Darke and Christina Rossetti|
|13||2.40||The little Drummer Boy / Peace on earth||Katherine K Davis / Fraser, Grossman. Kohan|
|14||3.06||Silent Night||Franz Xaver Gruber and Joseph Mohr|
|15||3.33||Mary's boy child / Angels from the Realms||Jester Hairston / James Montgomery|
|16||4.12||O Holy Night||Adolphe Adam and Placide Cappeau|
|17||3.24||Have yourself a merry little Christmas||Hugh Marin and Ralph Blane|