Inland Children's Chorus Music Page

Music Page

This area includes over 300 playable audio files from records produced at concerts and in studio settings. The collection results from the generosity of contributors and the expert restoration work of Bill Howe. The best original records with the transferred audio files have been delivered to Special Collections (see photos). Some files of poor audio quality are not included on this page.


Recordings by Title oo|ooRecord Labels oo|ooAlbum Covers



For a full list of songs recorded by year and album, click on the image at right. | Record Image

Recordings by Title ||||| [|||A-D||| | |||E-I||| | |||J-O||| | |||P-S||| | |||T-Z|||]
Bold titles = strong performances, solos, historic interest, minimal technical flaws. [WAV] = high-quality version.

- A -

Adonoi ("Response from the Hebrew liturgy") (Naumbourg) ~ Produced 1954 [WAV]
Adoration of the Magi from Ben Hur (Rózsa) ~ Produced 1964 [WAV]
A La Nanita Nana (trad. Spanish carol) ~ Produced 1966 [WAV]
Alice Blue Gown (Tierney) ~ Produced 1945 [WAV]

All People That On Earth Do Dwell (Britten) ~ Produced 1960-2 [WAV]
All Through the Night (Welsh folk song arr. by Cain) ~ Produced 1960-2 [WAV]
America, Our Heritage (Steele) ~ Produced 1959 [WAV]
Angels We Have Heard on High (trad. French) ~ Produced 1958 [WAV] <> 1960 - [WAV] <> 1966 - [WAV]

April Showers (Silvers) ~ Produced 1956 [WAV]
Are You Sleeping, Brother John? (arr. by Wright) ~ Produced 1953 [WAV]
Are You Sleeping, Brother John? (French round arr. by Wright) ~ Produced 1960-2 [WAV]
Ave Maria (Abt) ~ Produced 1960 [WAV]

Ave Maria (Vittoria arr. by Deems Taylor) ~ Produced 1940 [WAV]
Ave Verum (Mozart) ~ Produced 1961 [No WAV]


- B -

The Battle Hymn of the Republic (Howe) ~ Produced 1956 [WAV]
Beautiful Dreamer (Foster) ~ Produced 1965 [WAV]
The Birthday of a King (Neidlinger) ~ Produced 1959 [WAV]
The Birthday of a King (Neidlinger) ~ Produced 1964 [WAV]
Blue Bird of Happiness (Harmati) ~ Produced 1966 [WAV]


- C -

Cadillac (unknown) ~ Produced 1958 [WAV]
Carmeña (Wilson) ~ Produced 1958 [WAV]
Climb Ev'ry Mountain (Rodgers) ~ Produced 1965
The Children's Marching Song ("This Old Man") (trad. arr. by Simeone) ~ Produced 1960-2 [WAV]

Christmas Lullaby (Mozart) ~ Produced 1960-2 [WAV]
Christmas Medley (Selections) ~ Produced 1965
Christmas Roundelay (Marryott) ~ Produced 1962 [WAV]
Cradle Song (Brahms) ~ Produced 1959 [WAV]

Cradle Song (Brahms) ~ Produced 1960 [WAV]
Cradle Song ("Wiegenlied") (Brahms) with narration by Paul Allison ~ Produced 1949
Cruising Down the River (Beadell-Tollerton) ~ Produced 1962 [WAV]


- D -

Danny Boy (Weatherly) ~ Produced 1960-2 [WAV]
Deck the Halls (Welsh carol) ~ Produced 1959 <> 1960
Deep in My Heart (Romberg) ~ Produced 1946 [WAV]
Ding Dong Merrily on High (16th-Century French) ~ Produced 1962 [WAV]

The Donkey Serenade (Friml) ~ Produced 1950
Do-Re-Mi (Rodgers) ~ Produced 1961 [WAV]
Do-Re-Mi (Rodgers) ~ Produced 1964


- E -

Easter Parade (Berlin) ~ Produced 1957 [WAV]
Easter Parade (Berlin) ~ Produced 1965
The Echo Song (di Lasso) ~ Produced 1960 [WAV]
The Echo Song (di Lasso) ~ Produced 1961 [WAV]

Emitte Spiritum (Schuetky) ~ Produced 1954 [WAV]
Evening Prayer (Humperdinck) with march off stage ~ Produced 1960 [WAV] ~ Sheet Music
Evening Prayer (Humperdinck) ~ Produced 1963


- F -

The First Noel (Traditional) ~ Produced 1957 <> 1963 <> 1966
The First Noel (Traditional) ~ Produced 1960-2 [WAV]
The First Nowell (trad. harmonized by Stainer) ~ Produced 1940 [WAV]
Funiculì, Funiculà (Denza) ~ Produced 1957 [WAV]


- G -

Gay Nineties Medley (selections) ~ Produced 1957 <> 1960-2
Gesù Bambino (Yon) ~ Produced 1940 [WAV]
Gesù Bambino (Yon) ~ Produced 1964
Gesù Bambino (Yon) ~ Produced 1966 [WAV]

Giannina Mia (Friml) ~ Produced 1950
Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor (Berlin) ~ Produced 1956 <> 1966
Gloria In Excelsis Deo (Mozart) ~ Produced 1947 [WAV]
Gloria In Excelsis Deo (Mozart) ~ Produced 1960 [WAV]

Glory to God—from Messiah (Handel) ~ Produced 1965
Glory to God in the Highest (Pergolesi) ~ Produced 1940 [WAV]
Glory to God in the Highest (Pergolesi) ~ Produced 1966 [WAV]
Go Tell It on the Mountain (comp. by Work) ~ Produced 1964

God Painted a Picture (De Rose) ~ Produced 1958
God So Loved the World (Stainer) ~ Produced 1962
A Good Day For Singing (Cookson) ~ Produced 1961
GM Commercial (Auto Medley) ~ Produced 1958 ~ Label-Notes

Grandfather's Holiday Favorites (medley) ~ Produced 1964
The Green Cathedral (Hahn) ~ Produced 1947 [WAV]
The Green Cathedral (Hahn) ~ Produced 1957 [WAV]
The Green Cathedral (Hahn) ~ Produced 1961 [WAV]


- H -

The Happy Wanderer (Moeller) ~ Produced 1961 [WAV]
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Mendelssohn) ~ Produced 1940 [WAV]
Hasten Swiftly, Hasten Softly (Kountz) ~ Produced 1965
Home Bound Rangers (Slavic folk song arr. by Wilson) ~ Produced 1957 [WAV]


- I -

I Believe (Drake, Graham, Shirl, Stillman) ~ Produced 1954 <> 1965 - [WAV]
I Feel Pretty (Bernstein) ~ Produced 1963 [WAV]
I Feel Pretty (Bernstein) ~ Produced 1964
If I Loved You (Rodgers) ~ Produced 1964

I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover (Woods) & California, Here I Come (Jolson) ~ Produced 1963 [WAV]
In a Monastery Garden (Ketèlbey) ~ Produced 1950 [WAV]
In My Merry Oldsmobile (Edwards) ~ Produced 1958 [WAV]
Iris (McClosky) ~ Produced 1949

Irish Lullaby ("Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral") (Shannon) ~ Produced 1945 [WAV]
It's a Big Wide Wonderful World (Rox) ~ Produced 1958 [WAV]
It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas (Willson) ~ Produced 1960 [WAV]
It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas (Willson) ~ Produced 1960-2 - [WAV]


- J-K -

Jingle Bells (Pierpont) ~ Produced 1965
Just Awearyin' for You (Jacobs-Bond) ~ Produced 1959
Kentucky Babe (Geibel) ~ Produced 1958 [WAV]
The King and I - medley (Rodgers) ~ Produced 1957 [WAV]
Kyrie Eleison (Dieterich) ~ Produced 1960-2 [No WAV]


- L -

Let There Be Song (Klemm) ~ Produced 1966
Let's Dance: Paraphrase of Chop Sticks (Hayworth) ~ Produced 1953 [WAV]
Little David, Play on Your Harp (Hogan) ~ Produced 1961 [WAV]
The Little Drummer Boy (Davis-Simeone) ~ Produced 1962 [WAV]

The Lord's Prayer (Malotte) ~ Produced 1945 [WAV] <> 1964
The Lord's Prayer (Schehl) ~ Produced 1957


- M-N -

March on Stage (unknown) ~ Produced 1960 [WAV]
Mr. Frog, A Courtin' He Did Ride (Appalachian folk song arr. by Gearhart) ~ Produced 1951
May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You (Willson) ~ Produced 1958
Moon River (Mancini) ~ Produced 1962 [WAV]

Morning (Speaks) ~ Produced 1963 [WAV]
Musetta's Waltz from La Bohème (Puccini) ~ Produced 1965
My Buick, My Love, and I (Skinner) ~ Produced 1958
No Man Is An Island (Whitney) ~ Produced 1966

Now Sing We Joyfully Unto God (Young) ~ Produced 1962
Nursery Rhymes (Curran) ~ Produced 1949


- O -

O Bone Jesu (Palestrina) ~ Produced 1962
O Come, All Ye Faithful ("Adeste Fideles") ~ Produced 1952 <> 1957 <> 1961 <> 1963 <> 1966
O Come, All Ye Faithful ("Adeste Fideles") ~ Produced 1960 [WAV]
O Come, Little Children (17th Century German arr. by Van Koert) ~ Produced 1959 [WAV] <> 1963

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (13th Century plain chant) ~ Produced 1962 [WAV]
O Divine Redeemer (Gounod) ~ Produced 1954 [WAV]
O Holy Night (Adam) ~ Produced 1940 [WAV] <> 1960 <> 1961 [No WAV] <> 1965
O Holy Night (Adam) ~ Produced 1958 [WAV]

O Holy Night (Adam) ~ Produced 1966 [WAV]
O Little Town of Bethlehem (Redner) ~ Produced 1940 [WAV]
O Quam Suavis Est (Yon) ~ Produced 1962 [WAV]
O Tannenbaum ("O Christmas Tree") (trad. German carol) ~ Produced 1964

O'Brien Welcome (Silver Anniversary - full remarks on WAV) ~ Produced 1960 [WAV]
Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin' (Rodgers) ~ Produced 1951 [WAV]
Oklahoma (Rodgers) ~ Produced 1964
Ol' Man River (Kern) ~ Produced 1950 <> 1952

Old King Cole (Forsyth) ~ Produced 1953
One Man Went to Mow (trad. arr. by Milkey) ~ Produced 1956
Onward Christian Soldiers (Sullivan) ~ Produced 1960-2 [WAV]
Over the Rainbow (Arlen) ~ Produced 1947 [WAV]


- P -

Panis Angelicus (Franck) ~ Produced 1956 [WAV]
Panis Angelicus (Franck) ~ Produced 1959 [WAV]
Panis Angelicus (Franck) ~ Produced 1962 [WAV]
Pilgrim's Chorus from Tannhäuser (Wagner) ~ Produced 1966

Pine Cones and Holly Berries (Willson) ~ Produced 1965
Pontiac (unknown) ~ Produced 1958 [WAV]
Popule Meus (Victoria) ~ Produced 1954 [WAV]


- R -

The Rangers' Song (Tierney) ~ Produced 1946 [WAV]
Regina Cœli (De Merlier) ~ Produced 1957 [WAV]
Ring Those Christmas Bells (Fisher) ~ Produced 1963
Romance (Romberg) ~ Produced 1948 [WAV]
The Rose (Huron Indian carol arr. by Cross-Wilson) ~ Produced 1963 [WAV]


- S -

Saint Nicolas (Britten) ~ Produced 1953 (audio quality varies) ~ Labels-Notes
Sanctus (Gounod) ~ Produced 1961 [WAV]
Schoenstes Kindlein (German Christmas carol) ~ Produced 1952
See the U.S.A. In Your Chevrolet (Corday-Carr) ~ Produced 1958 [WAV]

Serenade (from The Student Prince) (Romberg) ~ Produced 1950 [WAV]
Shrimp Boats (Howard-Weston) ~ Produced 1952
Silent Night (Gruber) ~ Produced 1952 <> 1962 <> 1963 <> 1964 <> 1966
Silent Night (Gruber) ~ Produced 1960 [No WAV]

Silent Night (Gruber) with narration by Paul Allison ~ Produced 1940 [WAV]
Sleep (Lebieg) ~ Produced 1964 [WAV]
Sleep, Baby, Sleep (Czech Christmas Carol) ~ Produced 1951
Sleep, Holy Babe (Matthews) ~ Produced 1963

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (Kern) ~ Produced 1948 [WAV]
Song of Love (Romberg) ~ Produced 1945 [WAV]
Sorrento Folk Song (arr. by Aschenbrenner) ~ Produced 1949
The Sound of Music (Rodgers) ~ Produced 1962 [WAV]

A Spoonful of Sugar from Mary Poppins (Sherman) ~ Produced 1966 [WAV]
Stardust (Carmichael) ~ Produced 1946 [WAV]
The Star-Spangled Banner (Key) ~ Produced 1959 [WAV] <> 1960 - [WAV]
The Story of Bethlehem (1940) with Paul Allison narration (Sides 1-6) ~ WLW Radio Script

The Story of Bethlehem (1954) with J. D. O'Brien introduction (Sides 1-6)
Stouthearted Men (Romberg) ~ Produced 1947 [WAV]
Summertime (Gershwin) ~ Produced 1947 [WAV]
The Surrey with the Fringe on Top (Rodgers) ~ Produced 1959 <> 1963
Sylvia (Speaks) ~ Produced 1961 [WAV]


- T -

Tales from the Vienna Woods (Strauss) ~ Produced 1946 [WAV] <> 1965 - [WAV]
That Wonderful Mother of Mine (Goodwin) ~ Produced 1964
Thirty-Two Feet and Eight Little Tails (Redmond, Cavanaugh, Weldon) ~ Produced 1959 <> 1964
This is My Country (Jacobs-Raye) ~ Produced 1959 [WAV]

Till There Was You (Willson) ~ Produced 1960-2 [WAV]
Till There Was You (Willson) ~ Produced 1963
Toyland (Herbert) ~ Produced 1948 [WAV]
'Twas the Night Before Christmas (Darby-Simeone) ~ Produced 1957 [WAV]
Tribute To Lincoln Medley (selections) ~ Produced 1961 [WAV]


- U-V -

Up and Wake Thee, Peter Lad (French peasant carol) ~ Produced 1960 [WAV]
Valse Triste (Sibelius) ~ Produced 1946 [WAV]
V'shom'ru ("Jewish evening prayer") (Federlein) ~ Produced 1959 [WAV]


- W -

Wanderers (Swiss Alpine song) (Track) ~ Produced 1966 [WAV]
Were You There? (trad. spiritual arr. by Wilson) ~ Produced 1958 [WAV]
What You Gonna Call Your Pretty Little Baby? (trad. spiritual) ~ Produced 1965 [WAV]
When Children Pray (Fenner) ~ Produced 1961 [WAV]

When the Red, Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob Bobbin' Along (Woods) ~ Produced 1953 [WAV]
While By My Sheep (trad. arr. by Jüngst) ~ Produced 1958 [WAV] <> 1960 - [WAV]
Winter Wonderland (Bernard) ~ Produced 1959 [WAV]
Wonderful Copenhagen (Loesser) ~ Produced 1958 [WAV]


- Y-Z -

You'll Never Walk Alone (Rodgers) ~ Produced 1958 [WAV] <> 1964 - [WAV]
Zing Zing—Zoom Zoom (Romberg) ~ Produced 1951 [WAV]


Note: Production dates not identified on record labels are based on mailer postmark dates and evidence from concert programs, label design, and firsthand accounts of former members. Composers and arrangers not identified on record labels are based on concert program listings and contemporary sheet music.

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Record Labels
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Green Label World Broadcasting WING Label

Green 78 RPM (1940)
World Broadcasting (1940/45)
WING (1946-1953)

RCA Custom Green 33 rpm GM 50th Anniversary

RCA Custom (1954)
Green 33 RPM (1956/57/59)
GM 50th Anniversary (1958)

Silver Anniversary Silver Anniversary Acetate Blue Label
Silver Anniversary (1960)
Silver Acetates (1960)
Blue Label (1961-1964)

Black Label Audiodisc Phelan Tape 1995
Black Label (1965-1966)
Audiodisc (1945-1950)
Phelan Cassette (1995)

Silver Anniversary Acetates: Click on the Silver Acetates label above to view acetate masters of the 25th anniversary concert on December 13, 1960. Individual songs from these high quality acetates are included in the alphabetical list on this page. For the full and unedited acetates with audience reactions, click the following links: Side 1 - Side 2 - Side 3 - Side 4. Donated by Nicholas A. Hussong from the collection of his aunt, Marcella Sprauer, who was the secretary to long-time Inland General Manager John D. O'Brien.

Matt Phelan Cassette Tape: Click on the "Phelan Cassette 1995" label above at right to view a tape produced by Matt Phelan, former member (1936-1943) and graphic design executive. The tape, created from 1940 Chorus records, was distributed without charge. These recordings used the best technology available at the time -- click on the following files: Side 1 - Side 2. For more about this tribute project, go to December 1995 on the articles page.

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Album Covers with Records
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1944 Cover 1945 Box 1960 Cover
Gift Album with Photo
Flap Top Album Letter, Mailer, and Plain Jacket

1961 Cover 1962 Cover 1963 Cover
1961 Album and Record
1962 Album and Record
1963 Album and Record

1964 Cover 1965 Cover 1966 Cover


1964 Album and Record
1965 Album and Record
1966 Album and Record




Linden Center Chorus: Click here to view two records by the Linden Center Children's Chorus, sponsored briefly by Inland as noted in a May 1946 review. Listen to recordings by the chorus. Record 1:oWere You There (trad. arr. by Bowers) and Panis Angelicus (Franck). Record 2:o'Twas the Night Before Christmas (Darby-Simeone) and Little Jesus Was Born in a Manger (Bowers)