1950s EASY-POP Songs and Singers...on the verge of Rock 'n Roll
Christmas at the Fireside Recorded by the Longines Symphonette Recording Society The Longines Symphonette and the Holiday Choraliers, Conducted by Maestro Mishel Piastro (CD released in 2008)
The Longines Symphonette Recording Society was an educational service
of the Longines-Wittnauer Watch Company, that created several treasury
albums of 'The World's Most Honored Music. In the prime years of radio
broadcasting, home entertainment for the family centered around the
radio. The Longines hour-long Sunday evening program enjoyed more tha
25 years of listener approval. The symphonette was conducted by Michel
Piastro, a noted violinst and musician. To reinforce the message of
qauality, the Longines company employed the fines vocal and
instrumental soloists and and orchestral musicians available.
'Christmas at the Fireside' was one of the best loved Symphonette
recorded collections. The music on this treasury captures the essence of an American Christmas includes the sentimental "Home for Christmas", the popular "White Christmas", the delicate "O Holy Night", the spirited "Deck the Halls" and "Jingle Bells".
There are two CDs in the set, the first includes 28 popular Christmas
songs and the second features 27 favorite Christmas carols. Among the dozens of popular Christmas pop songs you will find: "Santa Claus is Coming to Town", "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow", "Christmas is Coming", "Silver Bells", "(There's No Place Like) Home for the Holidays", "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas", and "I'll Be Home for Christmas". Christmas carols include: "O Little Town of Bethlehem", "The First Noel", "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear", "Away in a Manger", "Joy to the World", "Oh Come All Ye Faithful", "Bring a Torch, Jeannette, Isabella", "Angels from the Realm of Glory", and "What Child Is This".
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