A Christmas Collection


In this collection, Elisabeth features the arrangements of Carlos Salzedo, one of the greatest harpists of the 20th century. The CD includes all of the carols in the Salzedo “Collection”, ranging from short paraphrases of perhaps less familiar carols (a Basque carol, a Catalan carol) and lovely arrangements of favorites such as “O Little Town of Bethlehem”, to dynamic concert variations (“O Tannenbaum”). In addition to the Collection, the CD opens with Salzedo’s “I Wonder as I Wander” and closes with Elisabeth’s arrangement of Holst’s “In the Bleak Mid-Winter.”


Carlos Salzedo (1885-1961)
  • I Wonder As I Wander
  • Short Fantasy on a Noel Provencal
  • Short Fantasy on a Neopolitan Carol
  • Short Fantasy on a Catalan Carol
  • Short Fantasy on a Basque Carol
  • Concert Variations on “Deck the Halls”
  • Concert Variations on “Good King Wenceslas”
  • Concert Variations on “O Tannenbaum”
  • Paraphrase on “It Came Upon the Midnight Clear”
  • Paraphrase on “Angels We Have Heard on High”
  • Paraphrase on “Greensleeves”
  • Paraphrase on “O Little Town of Bethlehem”
  • Paraphrase on “We Three Kings of Orient Are”
Gustav Holst (1874-1934), arr. Elisabeth Remy Johnson
  • In the Bleak Mid-Winter