BOSTON POPS ORCHESTRA - CHRISTMAS 2009

December 25, 2014 – 7:11 pm

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BOSTON POPS ORCHESTRA
with the Tanglewood Festival Chorus
Holiday Pops 2009 [A Zootype Project, 2CD]

Live at the Symphony Hall, Boston, MA; December 19, 2009. Very good FM broadcast (mono).

‘Twas the night before Christmas and all thru the house not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.”
This year’s Holiday Pops Concerts feature “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” written by Clement C Moore with projected illustrations by Jan Brett, narrated by special guests.
- bso.org

Thanks to zootype for sharing the show at Dime.

zootype noted:

This was recorded from an analog FM broadcast. There may be audible FM hiss and other flaws. I picked up a little interference and crackle during the encores.

They weren’t intended to be mono if they are - WCRB-FM is such a weak and noisy station that tuning it to a quiet spot probably actually tuned it to the mono signal [before 2011, I was using an ’80s-era tuner with a big analog tuning knob and I adjusted it until the loud hiss went away - that sometimes turned out to be the strong quiet mono signal].

Source/Lineage:
WCRB-FM/National Public Radio (FM stereo radio) > PC > Soundforge > WAV > tracked, edited and EQ’d in Soundforge > WAVs > SBEs repaired, checksum and FLAC-8 files created in Trader’s Little Helper

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Disc 1
Track 101. radio intro A 1:12 (2.0MB)
Track 102. radio intro B 0:23 (652k)
Track 103. Christmas Canticles [Sean O’Laughlin arrangement] 6:23 (10.7MB)
- O Christmas Tree [traditional]
- Hark The Herald Angels Sing [Charles Wesley 1739]
- Adeste Fideles/O Come All Ye Faithful [John Francis Wade c.1700s]
- Silent Night [Franz Xaver Gruber c.1818, English lyrics John Freeman Young 1859]
- Joy To the World [Isaac Watts 1719]
Track 104. radio intro 0:19 (521k)
Track 105. Hallelujah Chorus from “Messiah” [G. F. Handel 1741] 3:19 (5.6MB)
Track 106. Keith Lockhart’s intro 2:22 (4.0MB)
Track 107. The Gifts of Great Meadows [’Coventry Carol’ and ‘Silent Night’, Richard Sebring arrangement, 2009] 3:21 (5.6MB)
Track 108. Keith Lockhart’s intro 1:10 (2.0MB)
Track 109. A Story of Hanukkha [Rabbi Hugo Gryn (1930–1996)] 4:21 (7.3MB)
Track 110. Keith Lockhart’s intro 0:53 (1.5MB)
Track 111. “The Christmas Story” [Philip Lane; narrated and sung by James Demler] 19:29 (32.7MB)
Text based on The Bible, New Testament, Luke: 2
Christmas Hymns:
- Oh Little Town of Bethlehem [Phillips Brooks 1865]
- What Child is This [William Chatterton Dix 1865]
- We Three Kings [John Henry Hopkins, Jr., pub.1863]
- The First Noel [traditional]
- Go Tell It On the Mountain [John W. Work; 1865]
- Angels We Have Heard On High [traditional]
Track 112. radio outro 0:20 (573k)
44 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. radio intro 0:43 (1.2MB)
Track 202. Sleigh Ride [Leroy Anderson; 1948]/radio intro 2:56 (4.9MB)
Track 203. Christmas Waltzes [arranged by Angela Morley] 4:18 (7.2MB)
- Christmas Waltz
- Silver Bells [Jay Livingston and Ray Evans 1953]
- My Favorite Things [Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II]
- It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year [Eddie Pola and George Wyle 1963]
Track 204. Keith Lockhart’s intro 1:12 (2.0MB)
Track 205. Winter Weather Medley [arranged by David Chase] 3:50 (6.5MB)
Track 206. radio intro 0:25 (706k)
Track 207. Twelve Days of Christmas [traditional; arranged by David Chase] 9:07 (15.3MB)
Track 208. Keith Lockhart’s intro 1:44 (2.9MB)
Track 209. ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas [by Clement C Moore; music by Joe Reisman, read by Laura Carlo] 4:11 (7.0MB)
Track 210. radio intro 0:25 (709k)
Track 211. Santa Claus Medley, arranged by Darmon Meader 5:03 (8.5MB)
- The Man with the Bag [Dudley Brooks, Hal Stanley & Irv Taylor, 1950]
- Santa Baby [Joan Javits, Philip Springer and Tony Springer; 1953]
- Santa Claus is Coming to Town [J Fred Coots and Haven Gillespie; 1934]
Track 212. Santa Claus appears on the stage and reads “letters from kids”. 2:59 (5.0MB)
Track 213. Keith Lockhart’s intro 0:45 (1.3MB)
Track 214. Audience Singalong Medley: 7:07 (12.0MB)
- Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer [Robert May and Johnny Marks; 1949(?)]
- Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas [Hugh Martin; 1944(?)]
- Let It Snow [Jule Styne and Sammy Cahn; 1944]
- The Christmas Song [Mel Torme and Bob Wells; 1944]
- Winter Wonderland [Felix Bernard and Richard B. Smith; 1934]
- Jingle Bells [James Lord Pierpont; 1857]
Track 215. encore break 1:02 (1.7MB)
Track 216. White Christmas [Irving Berlin, 1940(?); arranged by Alexander Courage] [brief radio crackle] 3:41 (6.2MB)
Track 217. encore break 0:21 (581k)
Track 218. Frosty All the Way [Walter “Jack” Rollins and Steve Nelson, 1950; James Lord Pierpont, 1857; arranged by Don Sebesky] 2:50 (4.8MB)
Track 219. radio outro 1:23 (2.3MB)
54 mins

Keith Lockhart, conductor
James Demler, baritone and narrator
Laura Carlo, narrator

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