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Joy of Christmas, The (2002)

The Joy of Christmas combines the talent of the world-famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square with one of the most enduring and beloved stars of film, theater, and television: Angela Lansbury.

  • Language English
  • UPC Code 781570 - 089350, 4492068
  • Media Types DVD; VHS

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  1. TracksTrack TitleTrack Time
  2. 01 Oh, Come, All Ye Faithful
    Music By
    Traditional
    Lyrics By
    John F. Wade
  3. 02 Joy to the World
    Music By
    An­ti­och, ar­ranged by Low­ell Ma­son
    Lyrics By
    Isaac Watts
  4. 03 Rejoice, O Virgin (from All-Night Vigil, No. 6)
    Music By
    Sergei Rachmaninoff
  5. 04 Angel's Carol
    Music By
    John Rutter
  6. 05 We Need a Little Christmas
    Music By
    Jerry Herman
    Lyrics By
    Jerry Herman
    Other
    Angela Lansbury
  7. 06 Not While I'm Around
    Music By
    Stephen Sonheim
    Lyrics By
    Stephen Sonheim
    Other
    Angela Lansbury
  8. 07 Carol of the Bells
    Music By
    Mykola Leontovych
    Lyrics By
    Peter J. Wilhousky
  9. 08 What Sweeter Music
    Music By
    John Rutter
    Lyrics By
    Robert Herrick
  10. 09 March of the Toys
    Music By
    Victor Herbert
  11. 10 Toyland
    Music By
    Victor Herbert
  12. 11 Trouble at the Inn
    Music By
    Dina Donahue
    Other
    Narrated by Angela Lansbury
  13. 12 Beauty and the Beast
    Music By
    Alan Menken
    Lyrics By
    Howard Ashman
    Other
    Angela Lansbury
  14. 13 I Saw Three Ships
    Music By
    Traditional
  15. 14 Silent Night
    Music By
    Franz Xaver Gruber
    Lyrics By
    Joseph Mohr
    Other
    Soloist: John Prather
  16. 15 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
    Music By
    Felix Mendelssohn
  17. 16 Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
    Music By
    Johann Sebastian Bach
  18. 17 Glory!
    Music By
    based on "Adeste Fidelis"
  19. 18 Angels from the Realms of Glory
    Music By
    Traditional
    Other
    Soloist, Laura Garff Lewis

Description

The Joy of Christmas combines the talent of the world-famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square with one of the most enduring and beloved stars of film, theater, and television. In this extraordinary concert, the spirit of Christmas comes alive with reverence, joy, and a bit of childhood magic. Veteran actress and Academy and Tony Award-winner Angela Lansbury sings "We Need a Little Christmas," "Not While I'm Around," and "Beauty and the Beast," and captivates with her reading of "Trouble at the Inn" and the retelling of the Savior's birth from the biblical account in Luke.

Performing selections including "Joy to the World," "For Unto Us a Child Is Born," "Hark! the Herald Angels Sing," and "I Saw Three Ships," the 360-voice Mormon Tabernacle Choir delivers a holiday feast for the soul. Equally superb, the Orchestra at Temple Square enchants with such favorites as "Carol of the Bells" and "March of the Toys" from Babes in Toyland.

The Joy of Christmas will thrill audiences young and old with the unparalleled performance of these exceptional artists.

The DVD edition includes exclusive interviews with Angela Lansbury and Music Director Craig Jessop.