Saturday, October 31, 2009

Voices of Christmas Past

It has to be November 01 somewhere sooooo ...

Voices of Christmas Past cover

Title:Voices of Christmas Past
Label:Dawn of Sound
Cat No:PPR 100

This CD is OOP and going for $80US @ and in an odd move for a modern company, has been posted for everyone to enjoy.

Dawn of Sound collected 23 wonderful tunes from the late 1890s to 1922 that are now available for download @ the Internet Archive as Ogg Vorbis, Flac and VBR or 64 kpbs MP3 files. It should be a welcome addition to your Yuletide activities.

Also reviewed by Lee Hartsfeld & Richard Banks.


01. Santa Claus Hides in the Phonograph (Ernest Hare, recorded 1922)
02. On A Christmas Morning (Prince’s Orchestra, recorded 1911)
03. Sleigh Ride Party / Jingle Bells (Edison Male Quartette, recorded 1898)
04. Messiah - And the Glory of the Lord (Victor Mixed Chorus, recorded 1915)
05. Hark the Herald Angels Sing (Henry Burr, recorded 1907)
06. Silent Night, Hallowed Night (Haydn Quartet, recorded 1905)
07. Christmas Time at Pumpkin’ Center (Cal Stewart, recorded 1905)
08. Christmas Hymns (Francis J. Lapitino, recorded 1917)
09. When the Christmas Chimes Are Ringing (Lewis James, recorded 1922)
10. The Star of Bethlehem (Harry MacDonough, recorded 1909)
11. Come and Spend Christmas With Me (Byron G. Harlan, recorded 1909)
12. Christmas Morning at Clancey’s (Steve Porter, recorded 1922)
13. Oh, Little Town of Bethlehem (Trinity Choir, Recorded 1916)
14. Adeste Fideles (John McCormack and William Reitz, recorded 1915)
15. Night Before Christmas (Ernest Hare, recorded 1920)
16. Nutcracker Ballet: Chinese Dance/Dance of the Mirilitons (Victor Herbert’s Orchestra, recorded 1913)
17. On A Good Old Time Sleigh Ride (Peerless Quartet, recorded 1913)
18. Angels from the Realms of Glory (Trinity Choir, recorded 1916)
19. While Shepherds Watched their Flocks by Night / Christians Awake (Trinity Quartet, recorded 1921)
20. Uncle Josh Plays Santa Claus (Cal Stewart, recorded 1907)
21. Christmas in Camp (Anonymous, recorded ca. 1917)
22. Noel (Holy Night) (Venetian Trio, recorded 1916)
23. Auld Lang Syne (Navada Van der Veer, recorded 1921)