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Alfred Burt / Columbia Choir: The Christmas Mood

Song NameComposer
Caroling, CarolingAlfred Burt
The Star CarolAlfred Burt
Christ in the Stranger's GuiseAlfred Burt
Come, Dear ChildrenAlfred Burt
Some Children See HimAlfred Burt
All on a Christmas MorningAlfred Burt
O, Hearken YeAlfred Burt
Jesu ParvuleAlfred Burt
Nigh BethlehemAlfred Burt
This is ChristmasAlfred Burt
Ah, Bleak and ChillAlfred Burt
We'll Dress the HouseAlfred Burt
Instrumental medlies:Alfred Burt
Caroling, CarolingAlfred Burt
All on a Christmas MorningAlfred Burt
We'll Dress the HouseAlfred Burt
The Star CarolAlfred Burt
Some Children See HimAlfred Burt
Come, Dear ChildrenAlfred Burt
Ah, Bleak and ChillAlfred Burt
Jesu ParvuleAlfred Burt
O, Hearken YeAlfred Burt

Alfred S. Burt died in February of 1954 at the age of 33, already a legend. The slender minister's son, the young jazz trumpeter who composed Christmas carols, was carrying on a tradition started in 1922 by his father, the Reverend Bates G. Burt, who began sending his own composed carols as Christmas messages to friends and family. Rev. Bates proudly saw his son take over music in 1941, while he supplied the lyrics. These are the only carols created in modern times that have obtained international acceptance in the music community, from local choirs to stars like Andy Williams, Peggy Lee, Nat "King" Cole, Frank Sinatra, The Lennon Sisters and many others have recorded Burt carols. So listen to these "mini-masterpieces," beautifully performed by the Columbia Choir with occasional light accompaniment by the Ralph Carmichael Brass Ensemble and organ. "Caroling, Caroling," "The Star Carol," "Christ in the Stranger's Guise," "Come Dear Children," "Some Children See Him," "All on a Christmas Morning," "O Hearken Ye." "Jesu Parvule," "Nigh Bethlehem," "This is Christmas," "Ah, Bleak and Chill" and "We'll Dress the House." At the end of the CD is a very nice instrumental medley of the carols. We have enjoyed these carols as particularly wonderful ones for years, never knowing the story of their gifted composer, now we see them with a new appreciation. Recommended!

Item code: 6856C | 1 CD | $15.95 |add item to cart
Choral | Accompanied | Mixed | United States
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