Glad Christmas Tidings

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Glad Christmas Tidings
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Live album by Mormon Tabernacle Choir featuring David Archuleta
Released September 6, 2011 (2011-09-06)
Recorded 2010
Genre Christmas
Length 65:44
Label Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Producer Mack Wilberg, Ryan T. Murphy, Bruce Leek, Fred Vogler
Mormon Tabernacle Choir featuring David Archuleta chronology
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
(2010)
Glad Christmas Tidings
(2011)
Once Upon a Christmas
(2012)

Glad Christmas Tidings was recorded during the Mormon Tabernacle Choir's 2010 Christmas shows in the LDS Conference Center with special guests David Archuleta and Michael York.[1] The album was released on September 6, 2011 along with a concert DVD. The recorded concert was broadcast on PBS during December 2011 to more than 4 million Americans and is the No. 1-rated entertainment program on PBS during the holidays each year, according to PBS CEO Paula Kerger.[2] As of November 2011, the album had sold in excess of 28,000 copies.[1]

Track listing[edit]

CD
No. Title Performer(s) Length
1. "Processional: A Christmas Roundelay" Choir, Orchestra, and Bells 4:46
2. "Joy to the World" David Archuleta with Choir and Orchestra 3:20
3. "The Cat and the Mouse Carol" David Archuleta with Choir and Orchestra 6:28
4. "Gloria in excelis, from Mass in C Minor, K. 421" Choir and Orchestra 2:23
5. "Gesu Bambino" David Archuleta with Choir and Orchestra 4:21
6. "Ring Out, Ye Crystal Spheres, from Hodie" Choir and Orchestra 4:29
7. "Los pastores a belen" David Archuleta with Orchestra 2:58
8. "Silent Night" David Archuleta with Orchestra 4:53
9. "Three Dancing Carols" Choir, Orchestra, and Bells 5:47
10. "A Holiday Hoedown for Organ ("Deck Them Halls")" Richard Elliott 2:17
11. "Away in a Manger" Choir and Orchestra 3:34
12. "Angels from the Realms of Glory" David Archuleta with Choir, Orchestra, and Bells 4:39
13. "Sing, Choir of Angels" Michael York with Orchestra 14:58
Total length: 65:44

Charts[edit]

Chart (2011-2013) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[3] 179
US Billboard Classical Albums[4] 6
US Billboard Classical Catalog Albums[5] 1
US Billboard Christian Albums[6] 10
US Billboard Holiday Albums[7] 11

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Position
US Billboard Classical Albums[8] 44
Chart (2012) Position
US Billboard Classical Albums[9] 13

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "McCreery, Alaina, Mandisa see album-sale gains". Content.usatoday.com. 2011-12-14. Retrieved 14 January 2013. 
  2. ^ Jamshid Ghazi Askar (8 December 2011). "Tradition, talent and technology: How the Mormon Tabernacle Choir is taking over Christmas". Deseret News. Retrieved 14 January 2013. 
  3. ^ Mansfield, Brian (7 December 2011). "Scotty McCreery passes 600,000 album sales". USA Today. Retrieved 14 January 2013. 
  4. ^ http://www.billboard.com/charts/2011-12-03/classical-albums. Retrieved 1 August 2013.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ Bronson, Fred (26 July 2013). "'American Idol' on the Charts: For David Archuleta, It's Christmas in July". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 26 July 2013. 
  6. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/glad-christmas-tidings-mw0002206609/awards
  7. ^ http://www.billboard.com/charts/2011-10-22/holiday-albums?page=1. Retrieved 27 July 2013.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. ^ "Music Charts, Most Popular Music, Music by Genre & Top Music Charts". Billboard.com. Retrieved 14 January 2013. 
  9. ^ "Music Charts, Most Popular Music, Music by Genre & Top Music Charts". Billboard.com. Retrieved 14 January 2013.