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album cover scans and, sometimes,
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Monday, November 30, 2009

Robert Eason & Gerald Knott: The Spectacular Organ & Chimes of Westminster

Chime on In for Christmas!

There are, of course, about 5,792,478 (give or take a few) "Organ & Chimes" Christmas Records out there. It was an incredibly popular format from the 30s through the 60s. Since the music on these records was performed on traditional "church instruments" the songs contained tend to be, primarily, the more traditional and religious of the Christmas choices (no "Frosty the Snowman" or "Up on the Housetop" here).

Amazingly, the range of sounds available within the "Christmas Organ & Chimes" catalog is wide and deep. Some records feature the organ over the chimes and others the chimes over the organ. Some records include an orchestra or choral group in addition to the primary instruments while others do not. You could easily fill an entire 160GB iPod with nothing but "Organ & Chimes" Christmas music and have enough variety to hold your interest for at least an hour or so.

The music on this record tends to remain very similar throughout and features the chimes playing the melody with the organ backing. While it may not be the most exciting holiday music ever heard, it is lovely traditional music for the season.

  1. Silent Night
  2. O Little Town of Bethlehem
  3. Good King Wenceslas
  4. Angels We Have Heard on High
  5. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
  6. O Tannenbaum
  7. We Three Kings
  8. I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
  9. O Come All Ye Faithful
  10. O Holy Night
  11. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
  12. God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
  13. The First Noel
  14. Joy to the World
  15. Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly
  16. Away in a Manger
  17. What Child Is This
  18. Angels from the Realms of Glory

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