Songs of the Season – Percy Faith and His Orchestra – Deck the Halls

I’m enjoying the mix of Christmas songs on our local radio station much more this year than years past. For one thing, they haven’t excised the religious carols until Christmas Eve, but the other is that probably at least half of what they are playing are older songs – Bing Crosby, Gene Autry, Frank Sinatra, Leroy Anderson, etc. Even with modern stuff, there’s a lot more Michael Buble and Josh Groban than Mariah Carey or Paul McCartney.

This is one that they’ve been playing, from 1954. I love the woodwind “interlude” with the oboes and bassoon (maybe even an English horn?) and I love how the melody goes into minor to make it interesting.

For anyone interested, the link to my local “Christmas station” is here:

In addition to the “Carol of the Bells” playlist, I’ve started a general playlist of Christmas songs that will include pieces mentioned here, for anyone interested.

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4 thoughts on “Songs of the Season – Percy Faith and His Orchestra – Deck the Halls

    1. You’re very welcome! I’m enjoying the exercise quite a bit. Last year, I started thinking about Christmas songs that I like, especially since the radio stations seemed to be playing nothing but really annoying ones – for a month and a half! I started texting a couple friends the youtube links, but it’s a really inefficient way of sharing a lot of information. Since I’m writing again this year, I got the idea to start sharing Christmas music here since it seems to work pretty well between the playlists and the blog. 🙂

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