The Joy of Christmas

The Joy of Christmas is a Christmas album featuring the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, along with the New York Philharmonic conducted by Leonard Bernstein. Richard P. Condie directed the choir.

The Joy of Christmas
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 1963 (1963-10)
RecordedSeptember 3, 1963
LabelColumbia Masterworks, Sony Masterworks

Originally released by Columbia Masterworks in October 1963, the 50+ minutes album, unusually long for its time for one LP, was released on compact disc on July 7, 1990 by Sony Masterworks. The album was reissued in 1997 with additional selections by Bernstein and the Philharmonic, including music from Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker Suite. [1]

On October 23, 1979 the album was RIAA certified as a Gold album.[1]

Album informationEdit

Track listingEdit

1."O Come, All Ye Faithful"3:00
2."The Twelfth Night Song"2:20
3."Away in a Manger (Choir Only)"3:10
4."Carol of the Bells (Orchestra Only)"2:40
5."The Animal Carol"3:25
6."The Twelve Days of Christmas"5:05
7."O Little Town of Bethlehem"2:45
9."Joy to the World"1:30
10."Lullay My Liking"5:10
11."God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen"2:05
12."La Virgen Lava Panales"5:10
13."Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly"1:20
14."Joseph Dearest, Joseph Mine (Choir Only)"2:25
15."Once in Royal David's City"3:50
16."Silent Night, Holy Night"3:20
17."Overture: Allegro giusto"3:16
18."March: Tempo di marcia viva"2:32
19."Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy: Andante non troppo"1:41
20."Trepak (Russian Dance): molto vivace"1:02
21."Arab Dance: Allegretto"2:57
22."Chinese Dance : Allegro moderato"1:08
23."Dance of the Mirlitons: Moderato assai"2:07
24."Children's Prayer"3:44


Chart (2004) Peak
Billboard 200 8


  1. ^ "Gold & Platinum: Mormon Tabernacle Choir". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved July 29, 2014.