arranged by Jay Dawson
Album: O Little Bethlehem
Recording:California State University Northridge Wind Ensemble
At first glance you will see something missing from this CD: no Sleigh Ride, no Greensleeves, no Nutcracker, no Messiah. What’s left? A very enjoyable live Pops Christmas performance! With exception of A Christmas Festival (Anderson), O Magnum Mysterium (Lauridsen/Reynolds) and Symphonic Prelude on Adeste Fidelis (Claude T. Smith) the arrangements are all fresh, new and creative. This was a live performance with a very appreciative audience (even getting in a little bit of vocals). The concert was presented at CWI, the California Institution for Women. Give yourself a fun Christmas listening pleasure with O Little Bethlehem. No humbug here!