Historic Recording

"Christmas - 1971"

"The music recorded in this special, limited-issue edition represents the musical contributions made by choir boys from each of the choir's first four years. From 1968, we have four selections; from 1969, four; from 1970, eight; and from 1971, two. We dedicate this album to our choir boys and their families."

...from the liner notes.

Note: To listen to the entire program uninterrupted click on the "Full Concert" link below. To listen to each selection individually click on the selection title. To download a selection right-click on the "D/L" link and "Save target as..." to your favorite folder.

"Full Concert"


1.  To a Baby - Traditional Greek carol

arr. Malcomlm Sargent

2. It Came Upon The Midnight Clear

arr. Douglas Neslund

3. Sweet Was The Song

arr. David N. Johnson


Soloist: David Kharns
Bob Ralston
, Organ


Veni, Veni Emmanuel

arr. Douglas Neslund



God Rest You Merry Gentlemen

arr. Ludwig Lenel


Cheryl Morita, Piano

6. A Child Is Born (16th century)

Samuel Scheidt


Solo Sextet: Tom Harder, Tommy Nelson, David Kharns, Jerry Speas, Jay Jensen, and Bruce Kim


Do You Hear What I Hear

Noel Regney and Gloria Shayne
arr. Harry Simone


Bob Ralston, Piano; Douglas Neslund, Snare; Cindy Luthas, Xylophone

8. Carol Of The Drum Katherine K. Davis D/L

Bob Ralston, Snare; Douglas Neslund, Finger cymbals

9. Silent Night Franz Gruber
arr. Douglas Neslund
10. Gloria Patri (17th century) Francesco Zagatti D/L

Soloists: Pepito Zegarra, Jimmy Zegarra
Joe McConathy, recorder; Giny Wilder, recorder

11. Christmas Dinner Paul Stookey
arr. Douglass Neslund

Soloist: Mike Thunquest
Bob Ralston, Piano; Art Kharns, String bass

12. Selections from A Ceremony of Carols Benjamin Britten
Wolcum Yole! D/L
There Is No Rose D/L
Balulalow (Soloist: Pepito Zegarra) D/L
This Little Babe D/L

Louetta Powell, Piano


Pueri Concinite (19th century)

Johann R. von Herbeck


Soloist: Pepito Zegarra
Douglas Neslund, Piano; Jerry Bartholomew, String bass


Let It Snow!

Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne
arr. Hawley Ades


Soloist: Mike Thunquest
Bob Ralston, Piano; Douglas Neslund, Xylophone; Art Kharns, String bass


Sleigh Ride

Mitchell Parish and Leroy Anderson
arr. Hawley Ades


Bob Ralston, Piano; Art Kharns, String bass; David Ruiz, Triangle; Jimmy Zegarra, Whip; Tom Harder, Sleigh Bells; Bruce Kim, Whistle

Directed by Douglas Neslund

Copyright © 1971 California Boys' Choir
Used with permission


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