... but the following note from a music company just arrived, and it may be of use to people who want to get a jump on their holiday tunes for next year. (The Hampton String Quartet, by the way, popped up in one of my Christmas-music ruminations for its playing of holiday standards in the style of classical composers. I have the old RCA cassette mentioned in the note.) Here's the news:
I saw your article re: "More Music For Christmas." Thank you so much for mentioning The Hampton String Quartet.
I thought you might be interested to know that the original artists on the "What If Mozart Wrote 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas," The Hampton String Quartet, recently released a new Christmas CD entitled "HSQ Does Christmas (again)." The new CD features digitally re-recordings of eight of the tunes from the "What If Mozart Wrote" album plus three new arrangements. You can hear samples on line of all the tunes (plus HSQ's three rock CDs).
The new CD (the RCA album is out of print for many years now) is available at
for $15.95 plus $4.95 shipping and handling.
Happy New Year!