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If you like carols, open fireplaces, and want to get into the spirit of Christmas then you are going to love the 40 favorites contained on this Fireplace video collection!
It will start to feel a lot like Christmas listening with family and friends to the forty magnificent recordings on this compilation. There’s almost 2 hours of music playing to a burning open log fire video.
Performed by the world class U.S. Military Bands, Orchestras, and Choruses of the Army, Air Force, and Navy, the Classic Carols will transport your mood back to a magical time of the smell of pine needles and the sound of Jingle Bells!
The music will bring joy to your world as childhood memories come flooding back.
The opening track is a splendid instrumental medley to set the right mood. It comprises of "Joy To The World" - "Good King Wenceslas" - "Hark, The Herald Angels Sing" - "Silent Night" - "Jingle Bells" - "O Come, All Ye Faithful" · and is performed by the fantastic U.S. Air Force Symphony Orchestra.
The next 19 tracks all include vocals; some a capella and others chorus with band accompaniment.
The beautiful vocals are provided by the Army Chorus, Air Force Singing Sergeants, and Navy Sea Chanters.
As well as titles you will be very familiar with such as "Away In A Manger", "Silent Night", "O Come All Ye Faithful", "We Wish You A Merry Christmas", and "Deck The Halls", there are also several lesser known gems such as the incredibly beautiful and moving "Gesu Bambino".
There’s a splendid medley of 4 carols by composer Gustav Holst. It’s called “Christmas Day” and comprises of – “Good Christian Men Rejoice” – “God Rest You Merry Gentlemen” – “Come Ye Lofty, Come Ye Lowly” – “The First Nowell”.
The next 19 tracks are vocals; 3 a capella and the rest chorus with band accompaniment.
There’s “The 12 Days of Christmas”, “The First Nowell”, “Angels We Have Heard On High”, and “What Child Is This?”. And there’s also the new year’s favorite “Auld Lang Syne”. And there are incredibly beautiful and powerful performances of classical masterpieces such as “O Holy Night”, “For Unto Us A Child Is Born”, “Hallelujah Chorus”, and “Jesu, Joy Of Man’s Desiring”.
All 40 tracks are old time classic carols with traditional arrangements that you will be familiar with and warm to immediately.
Singalong or just sit back and relax in front of the open fire…it’s a great chance for family bonding!
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