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Home for the Holidays


Download links and information about Home for the Holidays by Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. This album was released in 2012 and it belongs to Traditional Pop Music genres. It contains 15 tracks with total duration of 52:14 minutes.

Artist: Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Release date: 2012
Genre: Traditional Pop Music
Tracks: 15
Duration: 52:14
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No. Title Length
1. Deck the Halls (arr. H. Kay and J.M. Russell) (featuring John Morris Russell, Winton Woods Varsity Ensemble) 2:12
2. O Holy Night (Cantique de Noel) [arr. D. Snyder] (featuring Rodrick Dixon, John Morris Russell) 4:13
3. We Three Kings (arr. A. Harris) (featuring John Morris Russell) 2:18
4. I Believe (arr. D. Hamilton) (featuring John Morris Russell, Winton Woods Varsity Ensemble) 3:25
5. Jolly Old St. Nicholas - Santa Claus Is Coming to Town (arr. D. Meader and D. Snyder) (featuring New York Voices, John Morris Russell) 4:07
6. Angel's Dance (featuring John Morris Russell) 4:29
7. Home for the Holidays (arr. J.D. Price) (featuring John Morris Russell, May Festival Chorus) 3:33
8. Go Tell It on the Mountain (arr. S. Reineke) (featuring Rodrick Dixon, John Morris Russell, Winton Woods Varsity Ensemble, May Festival Chorus) 4:13
9. Ave Maria (arr. for 2 violins and orchestra) (featuring John Morris Russell) 2:51
10. L'Arlesienne Suite No. 2: IV. Farandole (arr. E. Guirand) (featuring John Morris Russell) 3:27
11. Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus (music: Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36, "Enigma": Variation 9. Nimrod) (featuring Brian Stokes Mitchell, John Morris Russell) 3:42
12. Sleigh Ride (arr. J. Spangler) (featuring John Morris Russell) 2:54
13. A Winter Miracle (after Vivaldi's Violin Concerto in F Minor, Op. 8, No. 4, RV 297 and Hanukkah O Hanukkah) (featuring John Morris Russell) 4:21
14. Die Parade der Zinnsoldaten, Op. 123 (arr. M. Gould) (featuring John Morris Russell) 4:19
15. We Wish You a Merry Christmas (arr. A. Harris) (featuring John Morris Russell, May Festival Chorus) 2:10



Home for the Holidays offers familiar Christmas music in light classical and easy listening arrangements, performed with festive cheer by John Morris Russell and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. Featured performers include tenor Rodrick Dixon, violinists Timothy Lees and Gabriel Pegis, and pianist Julie Spangler, and the orchestra is joined by the May Festival Chorus and the Winton Woods High School Varsity Ensemble, so there is a fairly wide variety of vocal, choral, and instrumental settings of these perennial favorites. The scoring of the orchestra is quite lush and warm, typical of pops fare, and the overall moods of the CD are sweet, sentimental, and nostalgic, reminiscent of many commercial holiday albums that were popular in the 1950s and 1960s. Because this package is unpretentious and relaxed in atmosphere, it will appeal to casual listeners and find a practical use as background music for Christmas parties. But be sure to adjust the volume to a comfortable level for home listening, because the music is sometimes big and brassy.