Various Artists – Christmas In Europe (1956)

FrontCover1And here´s a very rare christmas album from 1956 … released in Europe and in the USA:

So, I was very pleased to find the record I am sharing today, “Christmas in Europe”. This is an excellent collection of Christmas songs from across Europe. Spain, France, Italy, Denmark, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and England are all represented in this 17 song album. The music is terrific, and the album back cover gives us a snippet of the Christmas traditions from each country. For me, it hearkens back to my childhood, learning about the traditions of Christmas around the world.

There is more noise on these rips than I would have liked, but it’s the best I could do without losing too much of the range. Even with a bit of noise, this is still a very enjoyable record.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! (by merryandbright.blogspot)


01. Prof. Karl Walter: Silent Night, Holy Night (Austria) (Gruber) 3.09
02. Der Bendersche Kinderchor: O Tannenbaum (Germany)  (Anschütz) 1.39
03. J.P.Kroder Orchestra: La Noël Passée (France) (Traditional) 4.17
04. Di Zampogna: Piva Piva  (Italy) (Traditional) 2.05
05. Wally Scott Orchestra: Good King Wenceslas (England) (Neale) 2.36
06. Raymonda Davat: Tout Dort Dans La Nuit Sombre (Switzerland) (Cholsy) 2.48
07. Cantores de Madrid: El Belén Tocan A Fuego (Spain) (Traditional) 2.46
08. Mastraechter Staar: Adeste Fideles (The Netherlands) (Traditional) 2.51
09. De Leeuweriken: De Herdertjes Lagen Bij Nachte O, Hoe Heerlijk (The Netherlands) (Traditional) 1.42
10. J.P.Kroder Orchestra: Oh Que De Gens (France) (Traditional) 2.17
11. Der Bendersche Kinderchor: Ihr Kinderlein kommet (Germany) (Schulz/Schmidt) 1.38
12. Muriel Smith: Away In A Manger (England) (Luther/Kirkpatrick) 2.43
13. The Belen Choir: Rin Rin )Spain) (Traditional) 2.02
14. Lilian Fugman + Arne Lamberth Orchestra: Du Kaere Gamle Julemand  (Denmark) (Loulguy/Krogh) 2.45
15. Rasegone Alpince Chorus: Tu Scendi Dalle Stellq (Italy) (Traditional) 3.10
16. Der Bendersche Kinderchor: Süsser die Glocken nie klingen (Germany) (Traditional) 2.35
17 . Churchbell of the Stephansdom, Vienna: The Sound Of The “Pummerin” (Austria) 0.33




US front+back cover