"Just in Time for Christmas": Barbara Cook's Holiday CD Hits Stores Oct. 7

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"Count Your Blessings," the newest solo recording from Tony winner Barbara Cook, hits stores Oct. 7
Barbara Cook's new CD,
Barbara Cook's new CD, "Count Your Blessings."

A DRG Records release, "Count Your Blessings" features Wally Harper as arranger and conductor with orchestrations by Larry Blank. Sixteen male singers from the Broadway Inspirational Singers — including Norm Lewis, Michael McElroy and Billy Porter — join Cook on four of the holiday tunes: "Count Your Blessings," "O Holy Night," "Silent Night" and "May You Always." Backed by a full orchestra on most tracks, Cook also performs one song a cappella, "I Wonder As I Wander." The complete track listing for "Count Your Blessings" follows:

"Count Your Blessings"
"O Holy Night"
"Silent Night"
"May You Always"
"O Little Town of Bethlehem"
"I Wonder As I Wander"
"Breath of Heaven"
"Away in a Manger"
"White Christmas"
"He's Got the Whole World in His Hands
"Let It Snow"
"There's No Christmas Like a Home Christmas"
"Winter Wonderland"
"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"
"The Christmas Song"

Cheered for her beautiful, crystal-clear soprano voice, Barbara Cook has starred on Broadway in Flahooley, Candide, The Gay Life, The Music Man and She Loves Me. She received a Best Featured Actress in a Musical Tony Award for her performance as Marian in The Music Man. Cook is also an internationally renowned concert artist whose numerous recordings are available on CD, including "Oscar Winners: The Lyrics of Oscar Hammerstein II," "Dorothy Fields: Close As Pages in a Book," "Live from London" and "All I Ask of You."

Cook also recently released her first concert DVD, based on her Tony nominated Broadway engagement. Available on the KOCH Vision label, Barbara Cook Mostly Sondheim — Live in Concert salutes the songs of Stephen Sondheim as well as the tunes the award-winning composer has said he wished he had created. Titles include “Send in the Clowns,” “Losing My Mind,” “You Could Drive a Person Crazy” and “Everybody Says Don’t.”

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