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Music to Celebrate Christmas

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Music to Celebrate Christmas

Written by Sheldon Cohen

Cd -- ACTA Publications -- September 2008

Whether you're gathered with loved ones around the Christmas tree or simply looking to enjoy a little holiday music on your own, you're sure to enjoy this double-CD set. The first disc offers full vocal renditions of fifteen beloved Christmas carols and hymns. The second disc offers instrumental-only versions of the same songs.Music to Celebrate Christmas is arranged and conducted by Sheldon Cohen, sung by The New Horizon Singers, and performed in a celebratory style by members of the Pacific Pops Orchestra.

  1. Angels We Have Heard on High
  2. O Holy Night
  3. I Wonder As I Wander
  4. Joy to the World
  5. O Little Town of Bethlehem
  6. Go Tell It On the Mountain
  7. He Is Born
  8. The First Noel
  9. Away In a Manger
  10. Pat-A-Pan
  11. Silent Night
  12. Rise Up Shepherd
  13. One Solitary Life
  14. Ave Maria
  15. We Wish You a Merry Christmas


Sheldon Cohen

For more than thirty years, Shelly Cohen has been part of America's music community. Educated at Brooklyn College, The Julliard School of Music, and Hartnett School of Music, he became Assistant Music Director for The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson in 1962 and remained so until Johnny's death in 1992.



His other television accomplishments include: Music Coordinator for the Emmy Awards and The Today Show's "Reflections of Irving Berlin and Richard Rogers." He also wrote and produced two Christmas Specials for NBC, "Christmas with Friends" and "Noel."



Shelly has also appeared as guest conductor with The Los Angeles Pops Orchestra, The Virginia Pops Orchestra, The Pasadena Pops Orchestra, and The Brentwood Symphony. In 1992 he formed the 80 voice New Horizon Singers and appeared in many venues in the Los Angeles area.



He is also the founder of The Pacific Pops Orchestra, a group of professional musicians who, in addition to concerts, are involved in many of Shelly's recording projects.



Recently, Shelly has become the Music Director for The San Fernando Valley Male Chorus and has formed his own swign band, The Swing Tones. In addition, he has produced and recording numerous albums for many major recording companies. Two of these were nominated for Grammy awards.



More recently, Shelly has branched out to write and produce shows for the stage. His altest were two shows for the West Valley Playhouse, "Klezmer Goes Hollywood" and "Once Upon a Time on Broadway." He is also a sought-after lecturer and in that capacity has toured both East and West coasts.




Format: CD
Product code: AP427
Dimensions: 5½" x 5"
ACTA Publications
ISBN: 9780879463755
Written by Sheldon Cohen