Baby Einstein: Holiday Classics

Performers Various Artists

Baby Einstein | August 18, 2008 | Compact Disc

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Personnel: Clive Smith (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Sam Bardfeld (fiddle); Aaron Drake (flute, pan flute, recorder); Laura Koepke (bassoon); Tom Nazziola (piano, keyboards); Bill Weisbach (keyboards, percussion).
Audio Mixer: Bill Weisbach.
In keeping with the rest of the Baby Einstein series, Baby Santa features classic holiday music performed on a mix of toy, electronic, and orchestral instruments. The album is divided into two parts: the "Holiday Music Festival," which includes playfully arranged versions of "Jingle Bells," "Silent Night," and "Joy to the World," as well as holiday songs from around the world and a few classical pieces. Two pieces from two different Mozarts are included: Leopold Mozart's whimsical "Toy Symphony" and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's "German Dance No. 3 'Sleigh Ride,'" both of which fit the quietly playful and festive air of the album. Some of the carols that are performed in different musical styles -- such as "Joy to the World [Reggae Style]" and "Jingle Bells [Samba Style]" -- don't work quite as well as the other tracks, but they're still fairly entertaining. The international holiday songs fare much better, ranging from the playful but authentic "Hanukkah Medley" to the gentle beauty of the French holiday classic "Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella." Germany's "Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming" would make a perfect holiday lullaby, while Japan's "Oshogatsu" is a lovely start to a new year. Part two of Baby Santa is a "Holiday Concert for Little Ears," which surrounds excerpts of "The Nutcracker Suite" with Bach's "Brandenburg Concerto No. 4" and Beethoven's "Symphony No. 9." A nice mix of tradition and creativity, Baby Santa is a charming children's holiday album that can also be appreciated by more playfully-minded adults. ~ Heather Phares

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: August 18, 2008

Genre: Christmas

Style: Children's

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 2003

Label Name: Baby Einstein

UPC: 050086079674

Found in: Holiday

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Baby Einstein: Holiday Classics

Baby Einstein: Holiday Classics

Performers Various Artists

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: August 18, 2008

Genre: Christmas

Style: Children's

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 2003

Label Name: Baby Einstein

UPC: 050086079674


Title Track Time
1.Jingle Bells --
2.Deck The Halls --
3.Toy Symphony --
4.Joy To The World --
5.Joy To The World - (Reggae Style) --
6.12 Days Of Christmas --
7.Sleigh Ride - (German Dance No. 3) --
8.Jingle Bells --
9.Jingle Bells - (Samba Style) --
10.Hanukkah Medley --
11.Bring A Torch Jeanette Isabella --
12.Snowbird On The Ashbank --
13.Wexford Carol, The --
14.Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming --
15.Oshogatsu (The New Year) --
16.We Wish You A Merry Christmas --
17.We Wish You A Merry Christams - (Afrifcan Pop Style) --
18.Hallelujah Chorus --
19.Silent Night --
20.Orchestra Tune-Up --
21.Brandenburg Concerto No. 4, Bach Nutcracker Suite --
22.Trepak (Russian Dance) --
23.Tea (Chinese Dance) --
24.Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy --
25.Coffee (Arabian Dance) --
26.Dance Of The Reed Pipes --
27.Waltz Of The Flowers --
28.Symphony No. 9 --

Editorial Notes

Personnel: Clive Smith (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Sam Bardfeld (fiddle); Aaron Drake (flute, pan flute, recorder); Laura Koepke (bassoon); Tom Nazziola (piano, keyboards); Bill Weisbach (keyboards, percussion).
Audio Mixer: Bill Weisbach.
In keeping with the rest of the Baby Einstein series, Baby Santa features classic holiday music performed on a mix of toy, electronic, and orchestral instruments. The album is divided into two parts: the "Holiday Music Festival," which includes playfully arranged versions of "Jingle Bells," "Silent Night," and "Joy to the World," as well as holiday songs from around the world and a few classical pieces. Two pieces from two different Mozarts are included: Leopold Mozart's whimsical "Toy Symphony" and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's "German Dance No. 3 'Sleigh Ride,'" both of which fit the quietly playful and festive air of the album. Some of the carols that are performed in different musical styles -- such as "Joy to the World [Reggae Style]" and "Jingle Bells [Samba Style]" -- don't work quite as well as the other tracks, but they're still fairly entertaining. The international holiday songs fare much better, ranging from the playful but authentic "Hanukkah Medley" to the gentle beauty of the French holiday classic "Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella." Germany's "Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming" would make a perfect holiday lullaby, while Japan's "Oshogatsu" is a lovely start to a new year. Part two of Baby Santa is a "Holiday Concert for Little Ears," which surrounds excerpts of "The Nutcracker Suite" with Bach's "Brandenburg Concerto No. 4" and Beethoven's "Symphony No. 9." A nice mix of tradition and creativity, Baby Santa is a charming children's holiday album that can also be appreciated by more playfully-minded adults. ~ Heather Phares
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