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Song NameComposerArranger
Deck The HallsGene Puerling
Ah Bleak & Chill The Wintry WindGene Puerling
Bright, Bright The Holly BerriesAlfred BurtGene Puerling
Jesu ParvuleAlfred BurtGene Puerling
Caroling, CarolingAlfred BurtGene Puerling
What Are The SignsAlfred BurtGene Puerling
Nigh BethlehemAlfred BurtGene Puerling
While By My SheepGene Puerling
It Came Upon A Midnight ClearGene Puerling
Silent NightGene Puerling
Joy To The WorldGene Puerling
Wassail SongGene Puerling
Carol Of The Russian ChildrenGene Puerling
Good King WenceslasGene Puerling
Coventry CarolGene Puerling
Oh Come All Ye FaithfulGene Puerling
Have Yourself A Merry Little ChristmasGene Puerling

This 1972 recording continues to set musical precedent almost thirty years later. The combined voices of Don Shelton, Len Dresslar, Bonnie Herman and Gene Puerling are a sound so distinctive and recognizable that they have yet to be improved. From the six Alfred Burt carols to "Deck The Halls," "Good King Wenceslas" and Oh, Come All Ye Faithful," each song is beautifully constructed, a marriage of the traditional with the inimitable personality of Gene Puerling's arrangements. The result is accessible enough for the mainstream listener, and will also satisfy those hungry for heartier fare. Bonnie Herman frequently assumes the lead vocal duties, as on "Carol For Russian Children," her warm tone a sunbeam on a wintry day - listen to the pedal note (uncharacteristically in the treble part) she holds during the coda - amazing color and control. One of our most recommended selections.

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Item code: 4203C | 1 CD | $14.95 |add item to cart
Vocal Jazz | A Cappella | Mixed | United States
MPS 821859

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