This the the band’s second offering of Christmas music, following Christmas Presence (1992).
Recorded in January 2010, this is the final recording conducted by Bandmaster James Anderson before his untimely death in October of that year. Indeed, he was undergoing a very aggressive treatment program when the recording was made as he waged a valiant and inspiring battle against the cancer the eventually took his life. The National Capital Band dedicates this recording to Bandmaster James Anderson, with love, respect, admiration and affection. Auld Lang Syne, Jim.
|1||Fanfare on “O Come, All Ye Faithful” (Steve Kellner)||1:44|
|2||The Joy of Christmas (Robert Redhead)||5:22|
|3||The Christmas Story (Luke 2:1-20)||Narrated by James Anderson||2:39|
|4||I Wonder As I Wander (Ray Bowes)||3:38|
|5||Feliz Navidad (Dorothy Gates)||3:52|
|6||Ding Dong Merrily on High (Douglas Court)||Steve Kellner, euphonium soloist||3:09|
|7||Still, Still, Still (James Curnow)||3:44|
|8||The Shining Star (Peter Graham)||3:40|
|9||Shepherd’s Surprise (Kenneth Downie)||1:49|
|10||Fanfare Jubiloso (James Curnow)||2:06|
|11||Nowell (Andrew Mackereth)||2:07|
|12||Christmas Idyll (Kenneth Downie)||4:32|
|13||Season’s Greetings (James Anderson)||3:35|