A Charlie Brown Christmas: The Original Sound Track Recording of the CBS Television Special

Composer: 
Vince Guaraldi (composer and arranger)
Artist Group: 
Vince Guaraldi Trio
UPC: 
025218843126
Length in minutes: 
40

Format:

Large image: 
ASIN: 
B000000XDJ
List Price: 
15.99
Rating: 
5
Publication Date: 
1988
Short Review: 
Some of the most toe-tapping Christmas music ever, these jazzy, joyful Vince Guaraldi tunes will instantly bring to mind images from the beloved Peanuts Christmas special.
Long Review: 

Although this original soundtrack recording will instantly bring to mind images from the beloved Peanuts Christmas special, this CD manages to stand alone as some of the most joyful, toe-tappingest, head-bobbingest Christmas music ever! With jazzy brilliance, the Vince Guaraldi Trio performs a mix of original Guaraldi compositions, his arrangements of traditional Christmas carols (including O Tannenbaum, and What Child is This), and even a short “Schroeder” piece by Beethoven. Ten of the twelve selections are instrumentals featuring piano, drums and bass, and two of the tracks feature vocals by real, live schoolchildren – classmates of one of the filmmaker’s children. The children’s voices give a realistic charm and combine with the jazzy score to make for moving and memorable holiday music that you will want to listen to year after year.

Reviewer: 
Lauren Mayer