2. Russian Christmas Music
3. Said The Brass Winds To The Drummer Boy
4. I'll Be Home For Christmas
5. You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch
6. Veni, Veni Emmanuel
7. O Come, All Ye Faithful
8. Frosty The Snowman
9. The New, New Twelve Days Of Christmas
10. O Holy Night
11. Jubilate Deo
12. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
13. Good Cheer
14. A Christmas Festival
PURCHASE FROM ARTIST
"Twas The Brass Before Christmas" was recorded live last December at the Bethany Lutheran Church. The program, here, leans largely Classical in its arrangements and approach, but they sound quite a bit like the Boston Pops (minus strings), so the music is highly accessible. And things do take a somewhat jazzier turn on "Frosty The Snowman". Highlights include "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch" and "Said The Brass Winds To The Drummer Boy", the latter calling to mind Herb Alpert's "The Lonely Bull" just a bit in that the lead horn sounds both sadly wistful and boldly triumphant simultaneously. And hats off to The Denver Brass for their performance of "O Holy Night", which is truly magnificent (IMHO).
If you're a fan of the Boston Pops and/or The Canadian Brass, this program will fit your shuffle deck quite nicely. If not, you might want to play with the samples a little bit; you might find this is more to your liking than you would otherwise have thought.