December 20, 1997
Live from The Town Hall in New York City, with Garrick Ohlsson, Walter Bobbie and John McDonough.

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00:00LOGO (RA)
00:12TISHOMINGO
01:42B PART OF TISHOMINGO
02:20applause--GK introduces actors
03:41CHRISTMAS MEDLEY #1: Winter Wonderland, Home for the Holidays, Blue Christmas, I'll be home for Christmas, White Christmas
08:15applause
08:37STOMP MR. HENRY LEE
10:45applause--GK back announce/talk with John McDonough
11:57COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS (RA)
14:20applause
15:00BRASS QUINTET: WACHET AUF and into script
15:54DARK LUTHERANS SCRIPT (RA)
19:00Quintet/How brightly shines the morning star
22:25Ou du Froliche
25:02Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming
26:01Applause--GK talk with Garrick Ohlsson
27:43CHOPIN: WALTZ IN E MINOR (RA)
30:33applause
31:00ETUDE IN C MINOR, OP 10, NO 12 (REVOLUTIONARY) (RA)
33:26applause
33:53MEN (MALE SOLIDARITY AT CHRISTMAS)
37:04applause--GK announce performers
37:20BRASS FANFARE
38:22CHRISTMAS FAIRY TALE--THE CHRISTMAS PIE (RA)
44:04Scheidt Fanfare
47:40While Shepherds Watched
50:47Good Christian Men Rejoice
54:35Sussex Carol: 2nd Variation
100:07TELEMANN AIR DE TROMPETTE
101:07GK back announce--segue to intermission (RA)
101:34AT THE JAZZ BAND BALL
104:47Welcome back to the second half... GREETINGS (RA)
110:31GK intro Walter Bobbie....talk about CHICAGO
114:26WALTER BOBBIE--POLISH SONG
116:21applause--GK talk to Garrick Ohlsson
118:07NOCTURNE IN F SHARP MAJOR (RA)
121:51applause MONOLOGUE (RA)
144:29OH SISTER AIN'T THAT HOT
146:24applause
146:40GUY NOIR (RA)
156:56applause...CREDITS
157:41SILENT NIGHT
158:40Good night and Merry Christmas

Guest Information
  • Garrick Ohlsson
  • Walter Bobbie
  • John McDonough
  • Scripts
  • Dark Lutherans
  • Men
  • The Christmas Pie
  • Guy Noir

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