Windsor Symphony Orchestra
The Windsor Symphony Orchestra helps to make your holidays warm and bright by bringing you classic holiday tunes along with a little Canadian twist.
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Thanks to author Helaine Becker, A Porcupine in a Pine Tree, Dashing Through the Snow, and We Wish You a Merry Christmas have all been given some Canadian flair. The WSO combines that flair with a dash of Canadian greatness: hockey legend Bobby Orr. His co-written book, Bobby Orr and the Hand-Me-Down Skates, tells the story of every young hockey player’s dreams beginning with hand-me-down skates. The story read by Peter Mansbridge, the creative arrangements of Rebecca Pellett, and music by the Windsor Symphony Orchestra give you the makings of a new Canadian classic.
The Windsor Symphony Orchestra
Maestro Robert Franz, WSO Music Director
Peter Mansbridge, Narrator
Rebecca Pellett, Composer
Brianna DeSantis, Soprano | Sara Fontaine, Alto
Philip Klaassen, Tenor | Brandon Atkins, Bariton
A Porcupine in a Pine Tree: A Canadian 12 Days of Christmas* / Rebecca Pellett
Bobby Orr and the Hand-Me-Down Skates** / Rebecca Pellett / Narrated by Peter Mansbridge
Overture to a Merry Christmas from A Classical Christmas Suite / Arr. Robert Wendel
The Night Before Christmas*** / Randol Alan Bass / Narrated by Robert Franz
Dashing Through the Snow: A Canadian Jingle Bells* / Rebecca Pellett
Little Drummer Boy / Katherine Davis, Henry Onorati & Harry Simeone / Arr. Rebecca Pellett
Little Bolero Boy from A Classical Christmas Suite / Arr. Robert Wendel
We Wish You a Merry Christmas: A Canadian Carol* / Rebecca Pellett
*Text copyright © 2010, 2014, 2021 by Helaine Becker. ** Text copyright © 2020 by Bobby Orr & Kara Kootstra. ***Poem by Clement Clarke Moore. © 2022 Windsor Symphony Society. All Rights Reserved. windsorsymphony.com. Made in Canada. Recorded by Soundmirror, Inc. Manufactured by Indie Pool.
Tracks 1, 5, 8
A Porcupine in a Pine Tree
Dashing Through the Snow
We Wish You A Merry Christmas
Music by Rebecca Pellett
Books by Helaine Becker
Bobby Orr and the
Music by Rebecca Pellett
Narrated by Peter Mansbridge
Book by Bobby Orr & Kara Kootstra
Recording Producer: Blanton Alspaugh | Recording Engineer: Mark Donahue | Recording Assistant: Brandon Davis
Recorded at The Capitol Theatre, Windsor, Ontario on April 27, 2022 & September 15, 2022 by Soundmirror, Inc.
WSO Operations Department: Faith Scholfield, Director of Operations
Personnel Managers: Corey Fitzpatrick & Alexandra Meloche | Librarians: Beth Hebert & Matt Lepain
Tom Rosser-Davies, Production & Digital Manager
Presented by: The Brian and Lisa Schwab Foundation | The Solcz Family Foundation
With generous support from: The Grain of Sand Charitable Foundation | Anne M. Winterbottom | Barb and Peter Kuker
CD Design: e.e. hastings
© 2022 Windsor Symphony Society. All rights reserved. Unauthorized public performance, broadcasting, and copying of this compact disc is prohibited. windsorsymphony.com Made in Canada. Manufactured by Indie Pool, 118 Berkeley Street, Toronto, ON, M5A 2W9