A1. The Small One: A Christmas Story. Conductor – Victor YoungDirected By – Robert Welch (2)Producer – Robert Welch (2)Score – Victor YoungVoice Actor – Bing CrosbyWritten-By – Charles Tazewell. A2. Adestes Fideles (O Come All Ye Faithful). Accompanied By – Max Terr's Mixed Chorus and OrchestraDirected By – John Scott TrotterLead Vocals – Bing Crosby. B1. The Happy Prince: An Oscar Wilde Fairy Tale. Adapted By – Orson WellesConductor – Victor YoungDirected By – Orson WellesScore – Bernard HerrmannVoice Actor – Bing Crosby, Orson Welles. B2. The Sweetest Story Ever.
In 1941 Orson Welles and The Mercury Theatre broadcast a version on their "Christmas Show", with music by Bernard Herrmann.
The Happy Prince is a studio album of phonograph records by Bing Crosby and Orson Welles of the Oscar Wilde short story The Happy Prince. The story had been adapted for radio by Orson Welles in 1944, featuring a musical score by Bernard Herrmann. It was aired on the Philco Radio Hall of Fame broadcast on December 24, 1944 featuring Bing Crosby alongside Orson Welles, with Herrmann's music conducted by Victor Young. Lureen Tuttle played The Swallow.
Welles, Crosby, and Tuttle's performance of "The Happy Prince" debuted on the Philco Radio Hall of Fame on Christmas Eve 1944. It proved popular enough that two years later, Decca commissioned the actors for another performance of the story and put it out as a record album. In becoming something of a holiday tradition, Wilde's immaculately crafted tale of companionship, sacrifice, and redemption has surely turned a few generations on to the work of one of the sharpest wits in western history.
The Happy Prince by Bing Crosby and Orson Welles of the Oscar Wilde short story, it was aired on CBS' Orson Welles Show on 22 December 1944. Adapted by Orson Welles Directed by Victor Young Score – Bernard Herrmann. If you’ve been getting smothered lately in record stores with scads of children’s’ albums by everybody from Artie Shaw through Ronald Colman by way of Gene Kelly, try this one on your small son. It’s the Oscar Wilde fairy tale with a Bernard Herrmann score, and in very much better taste than anything else being turned out for the Christmas rush.
Merry Christmas is a compilation album by Bing Crosby that was released in 1945 on Decca Records. It has remained in print through the vinyl, CD, and downloadable file eras, currently as the disc and digital album White Christmas on MCA Records, a part of the Universal Music Group, (reissued in June 1995) and currently on vinyl as Merry Christmas on Geffen Records (re-issued in September 2014).
The Happy Prince (album). The Happy Prince is a studio album of phonograph records by Bing Crosby and Orson Welles of the Oscar Wilde short story The Happy Prince. Decca Records soon signed up the participants to make a commercial recording. 1 Reception References.
What Jesus is to Christmas, Bing Crosby is to Christmas music. The Irish crooner's 1941 version of Jewish songwriter Irving Berlin's dreamy ballad "White Christmas" has sold 50 million copies, inspiring covers by everyone from Stiff Little Fingers to New Kids on the Block. Seven decades later, his vocal style remains the template for elegant ease and stately sentimentality.