Perry Como Sings Merry Christmas Music 1956 LP

O, Come All Ye Faithful  ( Adeste Fidelis )
Latin Hymn translated by Frederick Oakeley
With Organ and Choir conducted by Russ Case
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio 2, New York City
Recording Time 2:45
Recorded August 20, 1946   ~  Matrix No. D6VB-2679 Take 1 - 1A
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Single release: RCA-78RPM-20-1971-A
Single release: RCA-45RPM 47-2972 ( 1949 )
Single Flip Side: "Jingle Bells"
RCA Gold Standard Series  78/45-RPM-420/447-0810
Single Flip Side: "Silent Night"

Perry Como Sings Merry Christmas Music - 1957 RCA Victor compilation

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With Organ and Choir conducted by Russ Case
Recorded at RCA Victor Studio 2, New York City
Recorded August 20, 1946
Notes: ~ This perennial Christmas favorite was written in France in the mid 1700s under the title "Adeste Fideles."
The composers are unknown. "Adeste Fideles" was first published in England in John F. Wade's volume Cantus
Diversi (1751). In 1841 Frederick Oakeley (1802-1880) translated the Latin words into English.
A hymn used at Benediction at Christmastide in France and England since the close of the eighteenth century.
It was sung at the Portuguese Legation in London as early as 1797. The most popular musical setting was ascribed
by Vincent Novello, organist there, to John Reading, who was organist at Winchester Cathedral from 1675-81, and
later at Winchester College. The hymn itself has been attributed to St. Bonaventure, but it is not found among his
works. It is probably of French or German authorship. It invites all the faithful to come to Bethlehem to worship
the new-born Saviour.

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