New CD release by Rafael Moreno! “Discípulo y Profeta” 11 new tracks!
info@voicesasone.com
To order by phone call WLP Customer Care: 1-800-566-6150

The Bible Story of Christmas - Bing Crosby/The Bonaventure Choir

The Bible Story of Christmas – Bing Crosby/The Bonaventure Choir
Release Date
May 1, 2017
WLP Catalog number
007403
Genres

The Bible Story of Christmas – Bing Crosby/The Bonaventure Choir

 9 Tracks  Add songs to playlist
  • Behold a Virgin Bearing Him
  • Silent Night
  • The First Nowell
  • A Child is Born in Bethlehem
  • Angels We Have Heard on High
  • O Come, Little Children
  • Welcome, Son of Mary
  • O Come, All Ye Faithful/Adeste, Fidelis
  • Narration of Luke 2: 4—20 by Bing Crosby (without music)

The Bible Story of Christmas – Bing Crosby/The Bonaventure Choir

World Library Publications is proud to reissue this lost recording of Bing Crosby!

Sometime in 1955, Omer Westendorf (founder of World Library of Sacred Music) wrote to several famous Catholics to find a narrator for a recording project. Among those names were Loretta Young, Bishop Fulton J. Sheen, Rocky Marciano, and Bing Crosby. Bishop Sheen replied that he was too busy, and there were no replies from Ms Young and Mr Marciano. Bing Crosby made inquiries about World Library of Sacred Music through the Los Angeles Chancery Office. He made no formal reply and just sent a tape of the narration. Bing made the recording on August 6, 1956, and sent it to Omer Westendorf in Cincinnati. Where the narration was recorded is unknown. The organ background was provided by Betty Zins Reiber, a longtime editor at WLP. According to Bing Enterprises/HLC Properties LLC, Bing donated his services and did not accept any payment. The music on the album was arranged by Han Van Koert (1913–1976). The complete score of the album was published by WLP in 1958.

The recording of Bing Crosby reading the Gospel of Luke 2:4—20 has not been used in any other project and is exclusive to World Library Publications.

The original album, “The Bible Story of Christmas,” was released in December 1957 with a retail price of $4.98. A thousand copies were ordered and seven prints exist in the WLP Archive in Franklin Park, Illinois. The distribution was limited to Cincinnati, Ohio.

This is the 60th anniversary of the original release. While not a contemporary offering, we wanted to make this available to everyone.

More Albums From This label: 

It’s Time to Get Up! – John Angotti

It’s Time to Get Up! – John Angotti

World Library Publications
We Gather In Love – John Angotti

We Gather In Love – John Angotti

World Library Publications
Voices As One® Volume 1

Voices As One® Volume 1

World Library Publications
Hold Me Lord – Matthew Baute

Hold Me Lord – Matthew Baute

World Library Publications
Reunidos En Tu Nombre 3 – Rafael Moreno

Reunidos En Tu Nombre 3 – Rafael Moreno

World Library Publications

More Albums from this Artist 

Angels Cry Aloud With Joy! – John Angotti

Angels Cry Aloud With Joy! – John Angotti

Catholic, Christmas, Contemporary, John Angotti, Worship
Rafael MorenoDiscípulo y Profeta: Cantos de Alabanza y Meditación – Rafael Moreno
Rafael Moreno, Lorraine HessGlorify Him – Lorraine Hess
Rafael Moreno, Lorraine Hess, Mikey NeedlemanWe Ask of You – Mikey Needleman
Rafael Moreno, Lorraine Hess, Mikey Needleman, Rafael MorenoReunidos En Tu Nombre 3 – Rafael Moreno
Rafael Moreno, Lorraine Hess, Mikey Needleman, Rafael Moreno, W. Clifford PettyWe Are Filled with Joy! – W. Clifford Petty
Rafael Moreno, Lorraine Hess, Mikey Needleman, Rafael Moreno, W. Clifford Petty, John AngottiOn This Journey – John Angotti
Rafael Moreno, Lorraine Hess, Mikey Needleman, Rafael Moreno, W. Clifford Petty, John Angotti, John AngottiToday! – John Angotti
Rafael Moreno, Lorraine Hess, Mikey Needleman, Rafael Moreno, W. Clifford Petty, John Angotti, John Angotti, Meredith AugustinBoundless Mercy – Meredith Augustin
Rafael Moreno, Lorraine Hess, Mikey Needleman, Rafael Moreno, W. Clifford Petty, John Angotti, John Angotti, Meredith Augustin, John AngottiIt’s Time to Get Up! – John Angotti
Rafael Moreno, Lorraine Hess, Mikey Needleman, Rafael Moreno, W. Clifford Petty, John Angotti, John Angotti, Meredith Augustin, John Angotti, Noelle GarciaWonderfully Made – Noelle Garcia