'Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer' - in Latin - Available for Holiday Airplay

Dec 09, 2004, 00:00 ET from St. Bartholomew's Church

    NEW YORK, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Let the reindeer games begin! This
 holiday season, hark back to the good old days-way back-with a novelty version
 of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," sung in Latin.  The arrangement, sung by
 the all-professional choir of New York City's St. Bartholomew's Church on Park
 Avenue, is cleared for broadcast and available for MP3 and AIFF download.
     NOTE: On Friday, December 17th at 8 PM ET/PT, CBS will air the 40th
 anniversary broadcast of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer(R)," the
 longest-running holiday special in television history. The digitally
 re-mastered classic has entertained millions of families since 1964, with the
 famous musical score from Johnny Marks and the vocal talent of legendary
 performer Burl Ives (Sam the Snowman).
     Burl Ives created a classic, but he never sang Rudolph in Latin! Hear
 it -- play it -- and urge your listeners to sing along:
           Rudolphus rubrinasus              Johnny Marks/Arr. Philip Brunelle
           Rudolphus rubrinasus fulgentissimo naso,
           vidisti et si eum dicas quoque candere.
           Omnes tarandi ceteri ridebant vocantes nomina;
           non sinebant Rudolphum interessa ludentes.
           olim crassa nocte Christi, Nicolaus it dictum:
           "Rudolphe, naso tam claro, agesne traham meam?"
           Qui tum tarandis amor conclamantibus eum,
           "Rudolphe, rubrinase descendes historia!"
     Performers: New York City's St. Bartholomew's Choir; William K. Trafka,
     Timings: 1:09 Latin only         (MP3: 2.6MB; AIFF: 11.7MB)
              2:17 Latin & English    (MP3: 5.2MB; AIFF: 23.1MB)
     Download MP3 or AIFF file:
     Reminder to broadcasters: broadcast of this recording is subject to the
 broadcaster having an appropriate public performance license from the American
 Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.
     When St. Bartholomew's Church brought Leopold Stokowski from Europe in
 1905 to be its organist, it made what has turned out to be a lasting
 commitment to great music. The dedication of the great domed church on Park
 Avenue at 51st Street, and the gradual construction of what is now the largest
 pipe organ in New York City, underscored that commitment. St. Bartholomew's
 Choir is an ensemble of expert choral singers from the New York City area.
 They sing for the church's Sunday 11 am services, as well as major concerts
 throughout the year as part of St. Bart's Great Music Series.
     For information about St. Bart's holiday concerts, including a performance
 of "Rudolphus" during "A Joyous Christmas Concert" on December 21st, visit

SOURCE St. Bartholomew's Church