All posts tagged Christmas

Bransby Williams as Scrooge (1926)

After Christmas carols earlier in the week, today it’s another Dickensian helping from Bransby Williams. His 1912 Columbia recording of his Scrooge monologues, together with a Micawber speech appeared here last year. These were replaced with later acoustic recordings in 1924, but these were swiftly rendered redundant by the advent of electrical recording. Thus in […]

Christmas Carols in German and English

For the festive season, I’ve transferred a 1950s Classics Club LP of two children’s choirs singing carols in German and English. Side 1: Children’s choir of the Hamburg-Wilhelmsburg High School, Walter Rust Franz Gruber arr Rust – Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht Handel arr Rust – Tochter Zion (Judas Maccabaeus) Trad arr Rust – In Dulci […]