Saturday, December 08, 2007

so what happens if you have a matinee and no one shows up?

Saturday Recording!

The Sweet Voices of Christmas - children's choirs of Westminster Abbey and St. Paul's Cathedral: actually it says, "features the massed children's voices fromt he choirs of famous Westminster abbey and St. Paul's Cathedral" and on the cover you've got a picture of four kids copied over and over to look like a choir. anyhoo, this one was in pretty bad shape, which is too bad cause it was kind of nice. just really quiet kids singin traditional stuff and then the orchestra doing a few numbers (Sleigh Ride and Frosty the Snow Man) Why they couldn't fill the whole album with children, I don't know.

What if Mozart wrote Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - The Hampton String Quartet: This was a good find. I remember hearing an ad on the radio when we lived in Tulsa and it played this string quartet version of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and I always get that snippet of it stuck in my head. Now I've heard the whole thing and the rest of the album is just as catchy. according to Wikipedia they're still around and working. I may have to find some of their other things on cd.