Store, keep this stuff coming... it's quite amazing to hear...
The DESIDERATA came from a Salvation Army Annual Christmas LP, that featured narration by Orson Welles, with music by the Roger Wagner Chorale and Sinfonia Orchestra.
Welles begins his recitation with this note:
"This list of things desired as essential, was found in old St. Paul's Church, Baltimore and was dated 1692. In the struggle for peace in our lives, the advice has relevance for us, even today. We know it as The Desiderata."
The Salvation Army Lp (0KM 4395) was issued in 1979 and was labeled Not For Sale or Broadcast, so apparently was for internal Salvation Army use only. Besides The Desiderata, Welles narrated various Bible verses including The Christmas Story from Luke and several Psalms, including #'s 8, 23, 24, & 100.