A Golden Christmas
Elizabeth Koch and Suzanne Handel. A superb collection of popular Christmas carols and songs, arranged for the charming combination of flute and harp.
Experience the ambience of Christmas with 'Deck the hall', 'White Christmas', 'Silver Bells', 'The first nowell', 'God rest ye merry gentlemen', 'Have yourself a merry little Christmas' and many more.
Elizabeth Koch and Suzanne Handel (both from the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra) make this a Christmas disc that will be played again and again.
Elizabeth Koch is a member of the Adelaide Wind Quintet, Principal Flute of the Adelaide Chamber Orchestra and is a member of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.
Suzanne is Principal Harp of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. She has appeared in solo and chamber music performances for ABC Classic FM, tutored at National Music Camp and performed widely as a duo with flautist Elizabeth Koch.
“persuasive accounts of a variety of festive music ... an ideal choice for background music on any Christmas Day.”
— Stuart Thomas, The Melburnian
- Deck the Hall (Traditional) Arr: Kerin Bailey 1:39
- It came Upon the Midnight Clear (Traditional) Arr: Suzanne Handel 3:24
- Sleigh Ride Leroy Anderson Arr: Kerin Bailey 2:12
- Coventry Carol (Traditional) Arr: Suzanne Handel 2:31
- White Christmas Irving Berlin Arr: Kerin Bailey 3:53
- Greensleeves (Traditional) Arr: Suzanne Handel 3:28
- Silver Bells Jay Livingston Ray Evans Arr: Kerin Bailey 2:45
- Frosty the Snowman Steve Nelson Jack Rollins Arr: Kerin Bailey 2:54
- Away in a Manger (Traditional) Arr: Suzanne Handel 2:25
- Christmas Day William Garnet James Arr: Kerin Bailey 1:08
- Caroling, Caroling Alfred Burt Arr: Kerin Bailey 1:14
- The First Nowell (Traditional) Arr: Suzanne Handel 2:47
- Lo How a Rose e're Blooming (Traditional) Arr: Suzanne Handel 3:14
- O Tannenbaum (Traditional) Arr: Suzanne Handel 3:02
- Silver Stars William Garnet James Arr: Kerin Bailey 1:53
- The Christmas Song Mel Tormé Robert Wells Arr: Kerin Bailey 3:57
- God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Traditional) Arr: Suzanne Handel 2:55
- Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas Hugh Martin Ralph Blane Arr: Kerin Bailey 2:04
Composer William Garnet James was the first federal director of the ABC (1931-1957) and it was during his tenure that orchestras were formed in each state.
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Recorded at the Move Records Studio, Melbourne Australia.