Christmastime (The Swingle Singers album)

Christmastime
The Swingle Singers
Released 1968
Length 31:13
Label Philips
The Swingle Singers chronology

Operazione San Pietro
(1968)
Christmastime
(1968)
Back to Bach
(1968)

Christmastime (released as Noëls Sans Passeport in France, Christmas with the Swingle Singers in Holland) is an album of Christmas songs released by the Swingle Singers in 1968 on the Philips Records label. It was reissued with the title Christmas Album (1980). All tracks from this album are also included on the 11 disk Philips boxed set, Swingle Singers.

Track listing

  1. Medley: "Jingle Bells" (Pierpont) / "Il Est Ne Le Divin Enfant" / "Es Ist Ein Ros' Entsprungen" – 3:47
  2. Medley: "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" / "The First Nowell" / "Go Tell It On the Mountain" – 3:13
  3. "Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht" ("Silent Night") (Gruber, Mohr) – 2:35
  4. Medley: "Deck The Halls With Boughs Of Holly" / "What Child Is This?" – 3:12
  5. Medley: "O Jul Med Din Glede" / "Komt, Verwondert U Hier Mensen" / "Away in a Manger" – 3:53
  6. Medley: "Les Anges dans nos Campagnes" / "Oh Tannenbaum" / "Bel Astre Que J'Adore" – 3:15
  7. Medley: "El Noi de la Mare" / "Hanej, Nynej, Jezisku" ("Rocking Carol") / "Canzone Dei Zampognari" – 2:46
  8. Medley: "We Three Kings Of Orient Are" (Hopkins) / "The Holly And The Ivy" – 3:11
  9. "White Christmas", (Irving Berlin) – 2:12
  10. Medley: "Stchedrivka" ("Carol of the Bells") / "Dag Visen" / "O Sanctissima" – 3:09

Personnel

Vocals:

  • Jeanette Baucomont – soprano
  • Christiane Legrand – soprano
  • Hélène Devos – alto
  • Claudine Meunier – alto
  • Ward Swingle – tenor, arranger
  • Joseph Noves – tenor
  • Jean Cussac – bass
  • José Germain – bass

Rhythm section:

References / external links

  • Philips 600-282, Philips 844858, Philips 548303, Philips Festivo 6570 220
  • Christmastime at Allmusic.com
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