WHITE CHRISTMAS

released 2016 on Moments to Remember

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"White Christmas" - The music for this arrangement was orchestrated on both Tyros 4 and then re-worked on Tyros 5 with Logic Pro X and mixed with Pro Tools and vocals then added and recorded at The Empire Recording Studios in March 2016.  My special thanks to Sam Burden for his amazing musical direction etc.    This song features on my new album MOMENTS TO REMEMBER

 

 

"White Christmas" is a 1942 Irving Berlin song reminiscing about an old-fashioned Christmas setting. According to the Guinness World Records, the version sung by Bing Crosby is the best-selling single of all time, with estimated sales in excess of 100 million copies worldwide.   Other versions of the song, along with Crosby's, have sold over 150 million copies.

Accounts vary as to when and where Berlin wrote the song.    One story is that he wrote it in 1940, in warm La Quinta, California, while staying at the La Quinta Hotel, a frequent Hollywood retreat also favored by writer-director-producer Frank Capra, although the Arizona Biltmore also claims the song was written there.    He often stayed up all night writing — he told his secretary, "Grab your pen and take down this song. I just wrote the best song I've ever written — heck, I just wrote the best song that anybody's ever written!"

White Christmas is a 1954 American musical romantic comedy film directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, and Vera-Ellen. Filmed in VistaVision and Technicolor, it features the songs of Irving Berlin, including a new version of the title song, "White Christmas", introduced by Crosby in the film Holiday Inn

White Christmas - Susie Drage
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Holiday Inn is a 1942 American musical film directed by Mark Sandrich and starring Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire.

 

With music by Irving Berlin, the composer wrote twelve songs specifically for the film, the best known being "White Christmas".

 

The film features the complete reuse of "Easter Parade", written by Berlin for the 1933 Broadway revue As Thousands Cheer. The film's choreography was by Danny Dare.

The film received a 1943 Academy Award for Best Original Song (Irving Berlin for "White Christmas"), as well as Academy Award nominations for Best Score (Robert Emmett Dolan) and Best Original Story (Irving Berlin).

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