The Little Drummer Boy

~ Recording by Yvonne Kenny, The Sydney Children's Choir, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, David Stanhope

Appears on releases

#TitleLengthTrack ArtistRelease TitleRelease ArtistRelease Group TypeCountry/DateLabelCatalog#
2.7The Little Drummer Boy3:08Katherine K. DavisThe First Nowell: A Choral ChristmasVarious ArtistsAlbum
ABC Classics476 3682


choir vocals:The Sydney Children's Choir
soprano vocals:Yvonne Kenny (Australian soprano)
orchestra:Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
conductor:David Stanhope (Australian composer, conductor and virtuoso pianist)
recording of:Carol of the Drum (aka “The Little Drummer Boy”)

Carol of the Drum (aka “The Little Drummer Boy”)

lyricist and composer:Katherine K. Davis (in 1941)
additional composer:Henry Onorati (in 1958)
Harry Simeone (in 1958)
publisher:EMI Mills Music (ASCAP-affiliated)
International Korwin Corp.
Belwin-Mills Publishing Corp. (in 1955)
Mills Music, Inc. (in 1964)
referred to in medleys:Jolly Old St. Nicholas / The Little Drummer Boy (order: 2)
Peace on Earth / Little Drummer Boy (order: 2)
Mix 3 (The Best Xmas Party Ever!) (order: 3)
later parody versions:Rapapapam
The Little Drum Machine Boy (Aqua Teen Hunger Force version)
later translated versions:Der Kleine Trommler
Der Trommelmann (The Little Drummer Boy)
Jochie met een trommeltje
L'enfant au tambour
La canción del tamborilero
Mazais bundzinieks
Pieni rumpali
later versions:Little Drummer Boy (Poema version of the carol)
The Little Rummerboy
is based on:Trad. (traditional Czech carol, became “Carol of the Drums”)
is the basis for:A rum a dum dum
Drummer Boy
Little Drummer Boy
Little Drummer Boy (Destiny's Child version)
arrangements:Carol of the Drum (catch-all for arrangements)
Little Drummer Boy (arr. McCarthy)
Mitt hjarta slar for dig (The Little Drummer Boy, "Carol of the Drum") (translated)
lyrics quoted on:Drummer Boy