Saturday Cinema

Christmas Now and Then

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Christmas Now and Then

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December 10, 2022

This week’s episode of Saturday Cinema, with host Lynne Warfel, features great classic Christmas movies including Elf and The Preacher’s Wife. In the second hour, we take an in-depth look at Dimitri Tiomkin’s score for It’s a Wonderful Life including songs that Frank Capra cut from the movie. Listen now and check out the playlist below!

Playlist

Elf: Papa Elf
John Debney (Composer)
Robert Ziegler (Conductor)
Christmas at the Movies (Album)
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 3:22

Klaus: The Legend of Klaus
Alfonso G. Aguilar (Composer)
Klaus (Music from the Netflix Film) (Album)
Studio Orchestra (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 9:55

The Man Who Invented Christmas: Scrooge Appears
Mychael Danna (Composer)
Nicholas Dodd (Conductor)
The Man Who Invented Christmas: Music from the Motion Picture (Album)
Studio Orchestra (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 1:52

The Man Who Invented Christmas: In the Season of Hope
Mychael Danna (Composer)
Nicholas Dodd (Conductor)
The Man Who Invented Christmas: Music from the Motion Picture (Album)
Studio Orchestra (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 3:02

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Hugh Martin/Ralph Blane (Composer)
Traditional Christmas Classics (Album)
Studio Orchestra (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Judy Garland, Vocals (Soloist)
Duration: 2:45

White Christmas: Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep
Irving Berlin (Composer)
Irving Berlin's White Christmas: Selections from the Hollywood Musical (Album)
Joseph J. Lilley and His Orchestra (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Bing Crosby, Vocals (Soloist)
Duration: 3:07

March of the Toys
Victor Herbert (Composer)
Arthur Fiedler (Conductor)
Pops Christmas Party (Album)
Boston Pops Orchestra (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 3:52

The Nightmare Before Christmas: Suite
Danny Elfman (Composer)
Elfman Movies Scores (Album)
Studio Orchestra (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 9:02

White Christmas
Irving Berlin (Composer)
White Christmas (Album)
John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Bing Crosby, Vocals (Soloist)
Duration: 3:04

The Preacher's Wife: Joy to the World
Traditional (Composer)
The Preacher's Wife Original Soundtrack Album (Album)
Georgia Mass Choir (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Whitney Houston, Vocals (Soloist)
Duration: 4:41

How the Grinch Stole Christmas: Tomorrow Is Christmas, It's Practically Here/Welcome Christmas
Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966 TV Soundtrack) (Album)
MGM Studio Chorus (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Boris Karloff, Narrator (Soloist)
Duration: 4:58

It's a Wonderful Life: Main Title/ Heaven/ Ski Run
Dimitri Tiomkin (Composer)
Sundance Film Music Series, Vol. 1: It’s a Wonderful Life, A Christmas Carol & Miracle on 34th Street (Album)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 5:32

It's a Wonderful Life: Death Telegram/ Gower’s Deliverance
Dimitri Tiomkin (Composer)
Sundance Film Music Series, Vol. 1: It’s a Wonderful Life, A Christmas Carol & Miracle on 34th Street (Album)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 3:44

It's a Wonderful Life: George and Dad/ Father’s Death
Dimitri Tiomkin (Composer)
Sundance Film Music Series, Vol. 1: It’s a Wonderful Life, A Christmas Carol & Miracle on 34th Street (Album)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 2:45

It's a Wonderful Life: Love Sequence
Dimitri Tiomkin (Composer)
Sundance Film Music Series, Vol. 1: It’s a Wonderful Life, A Christmas Carol & Miracle on 34th Street (Album)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 2:26

It's a Wonderful Life: Wedding Cigars/ George Lassoes Stork
Dimitri Tiomkin (Composer)
Sundance Film Music Series, Vol. 1: It’s a Wonderful Life, A Christmas Carol & Miracle on 34th Street (Album)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 2:44

It's a Wonderful Life: Dilemma/ Bank Crisis/ Search for Money/ Potter’s Threat
Dimitri Tiomkin (Composer)
Sundance Film Music Series, Vol. 1: It’s a Wonderful Life, A Christmas Carol & Miracle on 34th Street (Album)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 4:13

It's a Wonderful Life: Clarence’s Arrival
Dimitri Tiomkin (Composer)
Sundance Film Music Series, Vol. 1: It’s a Wonderful Life, A Christmas Carol & Miracle on 34th Street (Album)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 2:25

It's a Wonderful Life: George is Unborn/ Haunted House
Dimitri Tiomkin (Composer)
Sundance Film Music Series, Vol. 1: It’s a Wonderful Life, A Christmas Carol & Miracle on 34th Street (Album)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 5:09

It's a Wonderful Life: Pottersville Cemetery/ Wrong Ma Bailey/ Wrong Mary Hatch/ The Prayer
Dimitri Tiomkin (Composer)
Sundance Film Music Series, Vol. 1: It’s a Wonderful Life, A Christmas Carol & Miracle on 34th Street (Album)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 5:49

It's a Wonderful Life: It’s a Wonderful Life
Dimitri Tiomkin (Composer)
Sundance Film Music Series, Vol. 1: It’s a Wonderful Life, A Christmas Carol & Miracle on 34th Street (Album)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 3:45

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: Christmas at Hogwarts
John Williams (Composer)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Album)
Studio Orchestra (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 2:57

A Visit from Saint Nicholas (‘Twas the Night Before Christmas)
John Williams (Composer)
Joy to the World (Album)
The Boston Pops Orchestra (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Robin Williams (Soloist)
Duration: 3:49