One of my favorite holiday albums -- well, albums, since the first was so terrific they did a second one -- is Christmas Goes Baroque, with songs arranged in the style of classical music by Peter Breiner, who conducts rich symphonic performances. It's quite wonderful, music that you know are popular songs but you'd swear they were written in 1685. Here are two of my faves. This first is "Jingle Bells."
And this second comes from the sequel, Christmas Goes Baroque 2. It's a remarkable arrangement of "White Christmas" in a way that it sounds like Bach's Air on a G-String.
Robert J. Elisberg is a two-time recipient of the Lucille Ball Award for comedy screenwriting. He's written for film, TV, the stage, and two best-selling novels, is a regular columnist for the Writers Guild of America and was for the Huffington Post. Among his other writing, he has a long-time column on technology (which he sometimes understands), and co-wrote a book on world travel. As a lyricist, he is a member of ASCAP, and has contributed to numerous publications.
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