Evening Concert

These Holiday specials “The Film Score: Music for the Winter Holidays” and “Dee Alexander: Jazz at Christmastime” pre-empt Prairie Performances


Tonight at 7:00 on FM 90.9 we pre-empt Prairie Performances to bring you two Holiday specials: “The Film Score: Music for the Winter Holidays” and “Dee Alexander: Jazz at Christmastime”. You’ll hear “White Christmas”, “The Little Drummer Boy”, “The Christmas Song” and many other favorites.

Friday December 20: Prairie Performances (PP19-51) pre-empted for 2 Holiday Specials

The Film Score: Music for the Winter Holidays (from WFMT)

Irving Berlin: Happy Holiday; Bing Crosby, The Andrew Sisters

Bernard Herrmann: Sleigh Ride; Tony Bremner, Australian Philharmonic Orchestra

Harry Warren/Mack Gordon: It Happened in Sun Valley; Jo Stafford, The Starlighters, Paul Weston O.

Carter Burwell: Fargo, North Dakota; Carter Burwell

Alfred Newman: Airport (Main Title); Charles Gerhardt, National Philharmonic Orchestra

Irving Berlin: I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm; Ella Fitzgerald, Paul Weston Orchestra

Irving Berlin: Snow; Rosemary Clooney, Percy Faith & His Orchestra

Irving Berlin: White Christmas; Bing Crosby, Martha Mears

Hugh Martin/Ralph Blane: Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas; Judy Garland

Merry Christmas; Judy Garland

Alexandre Desplat: Moonshine; Orchestre De Balalaikas Saint-Georges

Maurice Jarre: Lara’s Theme; Paul Bateman, The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra

John Blackburn/Karl Suessdorf: Moonlight in Vermont; Jo Stafford, Paul Weston Orchestra

Vince Guaraldi: Skating; Christmas Time Is Here (Instrumental); Vince Guaraldi Trio

Traditional: Auld Lang Syne (Jazz Piano Version); APM Music


Dee Alexander: Jazz at Christmastime - Recorded live at Chicago’s Jazz Showcase (from WFMT)
Dee Alexander, vocalist; Vijay Tellis-Nayak, p.; John McLean, gtr; Junius Paul, bass; Charles Rick Heath, drums

Miriam Makeba; arr. John McLean: Little Boy

Katherine Kennicott Davis/Harry Simeone/Henry Onorati; arr. John McLean: Little Drummer Boy

John Lennon/Yoko Ono; arr. John McLean War is Over (Merry Christmas);

George Harrison; arr. John McLean Here Comes the Sun

Christmas Medley (ad lib): Mel Torme/Robert Wells: The Christmas Song (excerpt); Lou Baxter/John Dudley Moore: Merry Christmas, Baby (excerpt); Don Redman: Gee Baby, Ain’t I Good to You (excerpt)

Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein – My Favorite Things; arr. John McLean

Buck Ram/Kim Gannon/Walter Kent; arr. John McLean: I’ll Be Home for Christmas