The First Christmas
Adapted by John A. Richards  
 
Story as told and sung by Perry Como recorded as Part 1 and Part 2
Perry Como tells the Complete Story of the First Christmas
and Sings beloved Christmas songs
With Chorus & Orchestra under the direction of Mitchell Ayres
Produced by Henri Renť
 
Recorded at Manhattan Center, New York City
Recording Time 8:04 ( approx. )
Lyrics
Believed to have been recorded circa 1949/50  
Matrix Nos. ( 47-0259-A/B ) ( 45-5290-A/B ) Parts 1 and 2
 
The Story of the First Christmas:
Adapted by John A. Richards with musical arrangements by Mitchell Ayres
Narration by Perry Como with Christmas carols: O Little Town of Bethlehem; Come, Come, Come to the Manger;
The First NoŽl; O Come All Ye Faithful; We Three Kings of Orient Are; Silent Night
 
Side One - Part 1
 
O Little Town of Bethlehem
Words and Music by Phillips Brooks and Lewis H. Redner
 
Come, Come, Come to the Manger
Traditional Christmas Music
Adapted by Mitchell Ayres
 
The First NoŽl
Traditional Christmas Music
 
Side Two - Part 2
 
O Come All Ye Faithful
Latin Hymn translated by Frederick Oakeley
 
We Three Kings of Orient Are
Adapted by Mitchell Ayres and Jack Andrews
 
Silent Night
Words and Music by Joseph Mohr and Franz Gruber
 
 
 
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