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A Christmas album, Michael Crawford

Label
A Christmas album
Title
A Christmas album
Statement of responsibility
Michael Crawford
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Summary
Backed by lush orchestration and a choir of quite formal carolers, Michael Crawford's A Christmas Album plays as an elegant concert rather than a random collection of seasonal ditties. An entertainment embracing the good news of Christ's birth, A Christmas Album is thankfully not something we'll hear booming all over town as we shop till we drop. Instead, this is precisely the type of recording one might enjoy at home with family while making an advent wreath or preparing holiday goodies to be shared with loved ones. Crawford's rich theatricality and classical arrangements invoke a joyful sense of spirit in readiness for the Holy babe who came to light the world. There is comfort here. Following ritual and tradition in this timeless mode of celebration, one is both warmed and delivered by the heralding tones of Crawford and his army of singing angels. --Paige La Grone
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Member of
Accompanying matter
libretto or text
Cataloging source
CMI
Credits note
Produced by Greg Nelson ; except "O holy night" produced by David Foster and "A strange way to save the world" produced by Michael Omartian
Date time place
Recorded at Ocean Way Studios, Nashville, Tennessee ; Starstruck Studios, Nashville, Tennessee ; Masterfonics Studio 6, Nashville, Tennessee ; Emerald Studios, Nashville, Tennessee ; Engineered and mixed by Bill Deaton ; Orchestra recorded by Al Schmitt ; Vocals engineered by Dave Reitzas ; Acoustic piano engineered by Dave Reitzas
Dewey number
394.2663
Form of composition
carols
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
  • SDA 12990
  • M1629.3.C5
LC item number
C73 1999
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
  • Musicians: Vocals performed by Michael Crawford ; Additional vocals by Kelly Stewart ("Peace, peace/Silent night," "The coventry carol" and "Away in a manger"--Christmas medley) ; Ashley Melling ("While shepherds watched" and "Away in a manger"-Christmas medley) ; Patricia Cullum and Evan Broder ("Unto us a child is born"-Christmas medley) ; Choirs: New Cumberland Singers / Vocal contractors ; Additional singers ; Orchestral music: Performed by The Nashville String Machine ; Contracted by Carl and Carole Gorodetzky
  • Orchestra sessions: Orchestra sessions conducted by Rob Mathes, David Hamilton and Ron Huff ; Additional musicians: Piano: David Huntsinger ; Piano, synthesizers and harp, Mary Alice Hoepfinger ; Snare, Eric Darken ; David Foster, acoustic piano
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
A Christmas album, Michael Crawford
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Compact disc
  • Program notes and lyrics inserted in container
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
performed music
Content type code
prm
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • In dulcé jubilo
  • Unto us a child is born
  • While shepherds watched their flocks by night
  • O little town of Bethlehem
  • Good Christian men rejoice
  • Silent night
  • Once in royal David's city
  • The coventry carol
  • We three kings
  • I saw three ships
  • The very best time of the year
  • O come to Bethlehem
  • The first Noel
  • Away in a manger
  • Hark! The herald angels sing
  • O come all ye faithful
  • O holy night
  • Scarlet ribbons
  • Candelight carol
  • Angels we have heard on high
  • Joy to the world
  • It's the most wonderful time of the year
  • All is well
  • Peace, peace
  • Silent night
  • Mary did you know?
  • A strange way to save the world
  • (duet with Twila Paris)
  • A journey to Bethlehem (A Christmas medley):
Control code
ocm42685776
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
1 audio disc
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Lccn
00534466
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
075678322228
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
83222-2
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)42685776
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
A Christmas album, Michael Crawford
Publication
Note
  • Compact disc
  • Program notes and lyrics inserted in container
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
performed music
Content type code
prm
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • In dulcé jubilo
  • Unto us a child is born
  • While shepherds watched their flocks by night
  • O little town of Bethlehem
  • Good Christian men rejoice
  • Silent night
  • Once in royal David's city
  • The coventry carol
  • We three kings
  • I saw three ships
  • The very best time of the year
  • O come to Bethlehem
  • The first Noel
  • Away in a manger
  • Hark! The herald angels sing
  • O come all ye faithful
  • O holy night
  • Scarlet ribbons
  • Candelight carol
  • Angels we have heard on high
  • Joy to the world
  • It's the most wonderful time of the year
  • All is well
  • Peace, peace
  • Silent night
  • Mary did you know?
  • A strange way to save the world
  • (duet with Twila Paris)
  • A journey to Bethlehem (A Christmas medley):
Control code
ocm42685776
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
1 audio disc
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Lccn
00534466
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
075678322228
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
83222-2
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)42685776
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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