Christmas

Christmas 3 CD Collection

A complete compilation of all 3 Christmas CD’s.

Originally $37.50 AUD

NOW! $20.00 AUD

You can hear samples from the listed CD’s below.


Home For Christmas

The first of three Christmas CD’s. On this album you’ll hear Bill Broughton’s smooth trombone sounds delivering the Christmas classics such as I’ll Be Home for Christmas and Silver Bells.

Listen, and see if it puts you in the mood for the holidays.

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$14.95 AUD

Playlist

  1. I’ll Be Home for Christmas 1hfth1illbehomef.mp3
  2. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas 2hfth1amerrylittlechristmas.mp3
  3. Winter Wonderland 3hfth1winterwonder.mp3
  4. O Holy Night 4hfth1holynight.mp3
  5. Silver Bells 5hfth1silverbells.mp3
  6. White Christmas 6hfth1white.mp3
  7. Ave Maria 7hfth1avemaria.mp3
  8. The Christmas Song 8hfth1thechristmassong.mp3
  9. Silent Night 9hfth1silentnight.mp3
  10. Home for the Holidays 10hfth1homefortheholidays.mp3

Together for Christmas

The first “Home for Christmas” CD was met with such enthusiasm a second in the series was released the following year. Since Bill’s move to Australia he thought it good to re-release this album with a new cover and name. Frankly, it looks so much better than the original, we are much happier. Same great playing and arrangements though. Enjoy!

This CD is dedictated to Mr. John Cobb who has had a long and distinguished career within the music industry (both as a trombonist and an orchestra manager) in the U.K.

As a young boy of ten, Bill heard John play a solo with the International Staff Band of the Salvation Army and it was that very playing that inspired Bill to begin trombone.

If you ever meet Bill, ask him about that day…he’ll still get very emotional when he begins to explain it to you.

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$14.95 AUD

Playlist

  1. Let it Snow 1hfth2letitsnow.mp3
  2. What Child Is This 2hfth2whatchildisthis.mp3
  3. C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S 3hfth2christmas.mp3
  4. I Heard The Bells 4hfth2iheardthebells.mp3
  5. Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem 5hfth2olittletownofbethlehem.mp3
  6. Blue Christmas 6hfth2bluechristmas.mp3
  7. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear 7hfth2itcameuponamidnightclear.mp3
  8. Lowly In A Manger 8hfth2lowlyinamanger.mp3
  9. Frosty The Snow Man 9hfth2frostythesnowman.mp3
  10. Away In a Manger 10hfth2awayinthemanger.mp3

Liner Notes

My Nana had a great saying: “Put lilies on people’s breasts when they are alive, because it doesn’t do them any good when they are gone!” These “lilies” are for John Cobb.

When I was 10 years years old,there was a gentleman who came from a far distant land (The U.K.) and played a trombone solo, and who’s performance grabbed me at the very essence of my being. It caused me to look at my father and say those four incredible words (mind you, three times)…”get me a trombone!” Heaven had not only sent a message it sent with it a wonderful messenger.

John Cobb does not remember meeting me that day, or letting me sit with him at lunch, or letting me sit behind the band at the next performance, or even my mother rescuing him from my pestering that fateful evening, but I do. (I know this, because many years later I asked him.) It wasn’t until years later, thanks to my friend, the late Don Lusher that I also learned of his incredible career as a player and orchestra manager in England and how respected and revered he is in the music industry there. It was because of Don that John and I eventually met 30 years after the first experience.

Incredibly, through these years and different musical careers we have shared some very special moments and have become closer friends. He’s still an encourager and there is not a day that honestly goes by that I don’t think and usually speak of him.

By the way, a few years ago I heard a recording of the solo John played that special day in my life. Of course, wondering if it was as good as I remembered, now that I was a seasoned pro. It was! Just as spectacular! I guess one of the neat things I learned through these years is that his heart and person is every bit as wonderful. Just like all those mentors that followed, like David Rose, Lalo Schifrin, Dick Nash, Dick Noel, Lloyd Ulyate, Tommy Pedersen, Hoyt Bohannon and the many more. There’s mention of all of them on the website somewhere.

MERRY CHRISTMAS and Happy Holidays: Bill Broughton

A couple of reviews

“Mellifluous: Trombonist Bill Broughton’s honey sweet tones feature on smooth as cream Christmas CD…luscious backing of strings and brass…” Robert Mulholland, Brass Band World

“…one of America’s leading trombonists…music and carols played in a manner only a musician of Bill’s stature could manage…tracks are lyrically played (with Christmas atmosphere) but the smooth style of a
session player, backed by an experienced group of musicians…” Philip Morris, The British Bandsman


Carols for Christmas

The third and newest release for Christmas (2010) with traditional and some additional new Carols. A selection of different styles and genres for the joyous Christmas Season.

$14.95 AUD

Playlist

  1. Jingle Bells Jingle Bell
  2. Coventry Carol Coventry Carol
  3. O Come To My Heart O Come To My Heart
  4. The Christmas List(New) The Christmas List
  5. Away In The Manger(New) Away In The Manger
  6. We Three Kings We Three Kings
  7. Jolly Old Saint Nicholas Jolly Old Saint Nicholas
  8. Twas A Night Long Ago (New) Twas A Night Long Ago
  9. O Come, Little Children O Come, Little Children
  10. God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen
  11. Little Baby Born A King(New) Little Baby Born