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Highlights from December 16 to 23

Tuesday, 7:15 am: Teacher Feature: Amy Giddings, K-6 Music Specialist from Duluth, Minn.
Tuesday, 5 pm: Music with Minnesotans: Robert Ball.
Tuesday, 7 pm: Concordia Christmas.
Tuesday, 8:15 pm: Teacher Feature: Amy Giddings, K-6 Music Specialist from Duluth, Minn.
Wednesday, 7 pm: Light and Gold: Christmas with Eric Whitacre.
Wednesday, 8 pm: Archive on the Radio: An Archive Christmas Sampler.
Thursday, 3 pm: Regional Spotlight: Holiday music from regional choral and instrumental groups.
Thursday, 7 pm: St. Olaf Christmas Festival.
Friday, 4 pm: Carol with Classical MPR and The Singers.
Friday, 7 pm: Chanticleer Christmas.
Saturday, 11 am: The Metropolitan Opera: Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro.
Saturday, 7 pm: Candles Burning Brightly.
Sunday, 6 am: Pipedreams: From Heaven Above.
Sunday, noon: From the Top.
Sunday, 1 pm: SymphonyCast: Bach's Christmas Oratorio, performed by the Australian Chamber Orchestra and the Choir of London.
Monday, noon: Learning to Listen.
Monday, 7 pm: Wonder Tidings.
Tuesday, 7:15 am: School Spotlight.
Tuesday, 5 pm: Music with Minnesotans.
Tuesday, 7 pm: School Spotlight.

Programming Highlights

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

11 - Midnight

11:49 Malcolm Arnold - Fantasy on Christmas Carols fr The Holly and the Ivy
Rumon Gamba, conductor
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Chandos 9851
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11:24 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Sonata No. 6
Alicia de Larrocha, piano
RCA 60709
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11:18 Mark O'Connor - One Winter's Night
Mark O'Connor, violin
Chris Thile, fiddle
Bryan Sutton, guitar
OMAC 16
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11:06 Otto Nicolai - Christmas Overture
Karl Anton Rickenbacker, conductor
Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
Virgin 91079
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11:01 John Blow - Chaconne
Reinhardt Goebel, conductor
Musica Antiqua Cologne
Archiv 453418
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10 - 11 PM

10:46 J.S. Bach, arr. Soellscher - Suite in E-flat
Goeran Soellscher, guitar
DG 435 471
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10:25 Alexander Glazunov - Piano Concerto No. 2 in B
Martyn Brabbins, conductor
BBC Scottish Symphony
Stephen Coombs, piano
Hyperion 66877
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10:15 Hamilton Harty - In Ireland
Bryden Thomson, conductor
Ulster Orchestra
Colin Fleming, flute
Denise Kelly, harp
Chandos 8321
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10:03 John Field - Nocturne No. 17
John O'Conor, piano
Telarc 80290
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9 - 10 PM

9:59 Brian Holmes - The Shepherd and the King
Philip Brunelle, conductor
VocalEssence
Clarion 939
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9:35 Antonin Dvorak - Symphonic Variations
Colin Davis, conductor
London Symphony
Philips 420 349
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9:28 Traditional - Carols for Choir and Orchestra
Anton Armstrong, conductor
St. Olaf Choir
Saint Olaf 2473
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8 - 9 PM

8:52 Ralph Vaughan Williams - A Pastoral Symphony (Symphony No. 3)
Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Philharmonia Orchestra
RCA 61194
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8:45 Ralph Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on Greensleeves
Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Philharmonia Orchestra
RCA 61194
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8:36 Franz Biebl - Ave Maria
Chanticleer
Chanticleer 8803
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8:28 Charles Ives - Symphony No. 4: Fugue
Seiji Ozawa, conductor
Boston Symphony
DG 423 243
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8:05 Johann Sebastian Bach - English Suite No. 1
Andras Schiff, piano
London/Decca 421640
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8:00 Anonymous - O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Matthew Culloton, conductor
The Singers
Singers 2754
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7 - 8 PM

7:44 Peter Tchaikovsky - The Nutcracker: selections
The Romantic Quartet
Ars Produktion 38086
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7:05 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 38 "Prague"
James Levine, conductor
Vienna Philharmonic
DG 423086
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7:01 Fritz Kreisler - Miniature Viennese March
Renaud Capucon, violin
Gautier Capucon, cello
Aude Capucon, piano
Virgin 32626
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5 - 6 PM

5:57 Traditional - O Little Town of Bethlehem; The Cherry Tree Carol
Quink
Telarc 80202
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5:51 Kenneth Leighton - Pastorale
Kenneth Smith,flute Paul Rhodes, piano
ASV 682
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5:42 George Frideric Handel - Messiah: Comfort ye, my people
John Butt, conductor
Dunedin Consort and Players
Nicholas Mulroy, tenor
Linn 285
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5:33 Robert Schumann - Arabesque
Nelson Freire, piano
London/Decca 1228
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5:22 Arthur Duff - Irish Suite for Strings
Fionnuala Hunt, conductor
Irish Chamber Orchestra
Black Box 1003
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5:05 Anonymous - Wassail Suite
Waverly Consort
Virgin 55193
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4 - 5 PM

4:59 Antonin Dvorak - Legend No. 2
Ivan Fischer, conductor
Budapest Festival Orchestra
Philips 464647
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4:49 Traditional Czech - To Bethlehem, to Little Jesus; Bring what ye may; Interlude; We welcome you, dear Jesus
Boni Pueri Children's Chorus
Bonton 147
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4:45 Camille Saint-Saens - The Swan
Susan Jolles, harp
Frank Morelli, bassoon
Vox 7504
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4:42 Frederick Delius - Sleigh Ride
Richard Hickox, conductor
Northern Sinfonia of England
EMI 65067
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4:42 Traditional - I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
Karle Erickson, conductor
Gustavus Choir
Delta 93329
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4:31 Armas Maasalo - The bells of Christmas
Osmo Vanska, conductor
Lahti Symphony Orchestra
Bis 947
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4:25 Tchaikovsky - December from SEASONS
Vladimir Askenazy
London 466 562
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4:20 Babatunde Olatunji - Betelehemu
Cantus
Cantus 1205
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3 - 4 PM

3:59 George Frideric Handel - Water Music Suite No. 3
Jeanne Lamon, conductor
Tafelmusik
Sony 68257
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3:45 Conrad Susa - A Christmas Garland
Jennifer Lester, conductor
Philovox Ensemble of Boston
Arsis 130
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3:36 Dumisami Maraire - Mother Nozipo
Kronos Quartet
Nonesuch 79275
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3:32 Johann Sebastian Bach - Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude No. 1
Marisa Robles, harp
London/Decca 466465
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3:16 Pietro Locatelli - Christmas Concerto
Mozarteum Salzburg
Arte Nova 30505
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3:13 Thomas Bold/William J. Kirkpatrick - A Lullaby/Away in a Manger
Chanticleer
Dawn Upshaw, soprano
Teldec 85555
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3:06 Mikhail Glinka - Ruslan and Ludmilla: Overture
James DePreist, conductor
Malmo Symphony Orchestra
Bis 570
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3:00 Percy Grainger - The Immovable Do
Richard Hickox, conductor
City of London Sinfonia
Chandos 9554
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10 - 11 AM

10:55 Mel Torme and Robert Wells - The Christmas Song
Giovanni De Chiaro, guitar
Centaur 2262
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10:48 Alexander Glazunov - Les chanteurs de Noel
Angele Dubeau, conductor
La Pieta
Analekta 8730
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10:31 Franz Liszt - Christmas Tree
Leslie Howard, piano
Hyperion 66388
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10:21 Antonin Dvorak - Prague Waltzes
Antal Dorati, conductor
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
London/Decca 414370
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10:17 Traditional: arr: Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile - The Wassail Song/All Through the Night
Yo-Yo Ma, cello
Edgar Meyer, bass
Chris Thile, mandolin
Sony 24414
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10:12 Traditional: arr: Duo Campion-Vachon - Trois Anges Sont Venus Ce Soir
Duo Campion-Vachon
Analekta 9818
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10:09 Leo Delibes; arr: Stephen Hough - Sylvia: Pizzicatti
Stephen Hough, piano
Hyperion 67890
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10:03 Francesco Geminiani - Concerto Grosso No. 4
Christopher Hogwood, conductor
Academy of Ancient Music
Jaap Schroder, violin
Catherine Mackintosh, violin
Trevor Jones, viola
Anthony Pleeth, cello
Oiseau-Lyre 417522
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10:00 James Woodward - Gaudete
Gaudete Brass
Cedille 136
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9 - 10 AM

9:40 Various - All is Calm: Selections
Cantus
Cantus 1209
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9:26 Bedrich Smetana - My Country: The Moldau
Istvan Kertesz, conductor
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
London/Decca 417678
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9:22 Traditional - O Come, All Ye Faithful
Arturo Delmoni, violin
Alexander Romanul, violin
Katherine Murdock, viola
Nathaniel Rosen, cello
John Marks 12
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9:07 Georg Philipp Telemann - Trio Sonata
The Publick Musick
Centaur 2592
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9:03 Traditional English - Sussex Carol (On Christmas Night)
Jeannette Sorrell, conductor
Apollo's Fire Baroque Orchestra
Meredith Hall, soprano
Avie 2269
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8 - 9 AM

8:55 Ralph Vaughan Williams - Symphony No. 2, "London": 3rd mvt
Andre Previn, conductor
London Symphony Orchestra
RCA 6728
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8:51 Abbie Betinis - Prayer for Peace
MPR Carolers
MPR Recording 
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8:40 Fritz Kreisler - Viennese Caprice
Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin
Lambert Orkis, piano
DG 58
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8:32 Claude Debussy - Reverie
Eiji Oue, conductor
Minnesota Orchestra
Reference 99
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8:23 Christmas Music - Still, Still, Still; Jesus Christ the apple tree; Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day
Brian Jones, conductor
Trinity Church Choir
Dorian 93240
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8:18 Franz Xavier Sussmayr - Sinfonia turchesca: Minuet
Werner Ehrhardt, conductor
Concerto Koln
Archiv 474193
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8:11 Traditional - Wexford Carol
John Rutter, conductor
Cambridge Singers
Stephen Varcoe, baritone
Collegium 121
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8:06 Peter Tchaikovsky - Nutrcracker: Selections
Simon Rattle, conductor
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
EMI 46385
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7 - 8 AM

7:55 Peter Tchaikovsky - The Seasons: December
Lydia Artymiw, piano
Chandos 8349
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7:48 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Rondo for Horn and Orchestra
Charles Mackerras, conductor
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Eric Ruske, horn
Telarc 80367
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7:41 Claude Gervaise/Traditional - Branles; Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella; Patapan
Renaissonics
WGBH 4010
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7:35 Edward Elgar - Nursery Suite: Aubade
Raymond Leppard, conductor
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
Koss 1014
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7:29 Johnny Marks - Rudolphus Rubrinasus
Philip Brunelle, conductor
VocalEssence
Clarion 939
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7:25 James Pierpont - Jingle Bells (arranged in baroque style)
Duino Soloists
Celestial Harmonies 13038
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7:21 George Frideric Handel - Song for St. Cecilia's Day: From harmony, from heav'nly harmony
Richard Neville-Towle, conductor
Ludus Baroque
Delphian 34110
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7:13 Gabriel Pierne - Entrance of the Little Fauns
Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra
RCA 7716
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7:10 Traditional - A la nanita nana
Anton Armstrong, conductor
St. Olaf Choir
Saint Olaf 1941
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7:05 Antonin Dvorak - Piano Quintet: Scherzo
Thymos Quartet
Christoph Eschenbach, piano
Avie 2234
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6 - 7 AM

6:55 Edward Elgar - Bavarian Dances: Selections
Norman Del Mar, conductor
Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Chandos 8371
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6:49 Traditional - The First Nowell
James Curnow, conductor
Hannaford Street Silver Band
CBC 5175
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6:46 Traditional - Ganglat (Swedish Walking Tune)
Peter Ostrouchko, mandolin
Red House 253
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6:32 Antonio Vivaldi - Concerto for 2 Mandolins
Angel Romero, conductor
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Angel Romero, guitar
Lito Romero, guitar
RCA 68291
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6:28 Howard Blake - The Snowman: Walking in the Air
Emma Johnson, clarinet
Julius Drake, piano
ASV 910
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6:23 Traditional - Flemish Carol; Past Three a Clock
John Rutter, conductor
Clare College Singers
EMI 69950
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6:18 Traditional - O Come, all ye Faithful
Counterpoint
Albany 985
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6:12 Arcangelo Corelli - Violin Sonata: 1st movement
Leslie Shank, violin
Joseph Hagedorn, guitar
Centaur 2838
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6:04 Peter Tchaikovsky - The Nutcracker: Waltz of the Flowers
Simon Rattle, conductor
Berlin Philharmonic
EMI 46385
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5 - 6 AM

5:40 Claude Debussy - Images: Iberia
Pierre Boulez, conductor
Cleveland Orchestra
DG 435766
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5:27 Robert Russell Bennett - The Many Moods of Christmas No. 2
Robert Shaw, conductor
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Telarc 80087
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5:20 Traditional - Christmas Medley
Jeannette Sorrell, conductor
Apollo's Fire
Sandra Simon, soprano
Koch 7582
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5:07 Leos Janacek - Pohadka (Fairy Tale)
Matt Haimovitz, cello
Christopher O'Riley, piano
Oxingale 2019
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5:01 Franz Schubert - Ave Maria
Michael Stern, conductor
Orchestra of St. Luke's
Joshua Bell, violin
Sony 14332
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4 - 5 AM

4:30 Peter Tchaikovsky - Serenade for Strings
David Zinman, conductor
Netherlands Chamber Orchestra
Philips 438748
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4:15 Philip Lane - Old Christmas Music
Gavin Sutherland, conductor
Royal Ballet Sinfonia
Naxos 572744
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4:09 Morten Lauridsen - O Magnum Mysterium
Patrick Dupre Quigley, conductor
Seraphic Fire
SFM 107
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4:06 Muzio Clementi - It Came Upon the Midnight Clear/Sonatina
Jeffrey Biegel, piano
Koch 7737
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4:01 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Divertimento No. 17: Minuet
New York Philomusica
NY Philomusica 122
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3 - 4 AM

3:57 Anderson; Bernard; Jessel - Christmas Medley
Arthur Fiedler, conductor
Boston Pops Orchestra
RCA 61685
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3:57 James Aikman - Ania's Song: A Pavane for String Orchestra
Vladimir Lande, conductor
Saint Petersburg Symphony Orchestra
Naxos 559720
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3:34 Nicolai; Bach-Marlow - Sleepers Awake; Advent Responsory
Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge
Conifer 501
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3:06 Claude Debussy - Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra
Louis de Froment, conductor
Radio Luxembourg Orchestra
Marylene Dosse, piano
Vox 5053
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3:01 Joseph Lauber - Four Medieval Dances: Galliarde
Laurel Zucker, flute
Cantilena 66034
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2 - 3 AM

2:44 Samuel Wesley - Symphony No. 3
Matthias Bamert, conductor
London Mozart Players
Chandos 9823
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2:44 Johann Schmelzer - Sonata Natalis
Ludwig Guttler, conductor
Ludwig Guttler Brass Ensemble
Berlin 1117
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2:13 Franz Joseph Haydn - Symphony No. 96 "Miracle"
Sigiswald Kuijken, conductor
La Petite Bande
DHM 77294
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2:06 Traditional - While by my sheep; Adeste fideles; Come, little children
Peter Marschik, conductor
Vienna Boys Choir
Capriccio 5160
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2:01 Traditional - Quelle est cette odeur agreable/Up! Good Christen Folk and Listen
John Rutter, conductor
Choir and Orchestra, Clare College, Cambridge
London 425500
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1 - 2 AM

1:35 Alexander Borodin - Petite Suite
Geoffrey Simon, conductor
Philharmonia Orchestra
Cala 1029
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1:27 Witold Lutoslawski - Three Polish Christmas Carols
David Zinman, conductor
BBC Symphony Orchestra/Philharmonia Chorus
RCA 11561
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1:09 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 31 "Paris"
Charles Mackerras, conductor
Prague Chamber Orchestra
Telarc 80190
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1:06 Traditional Polish - Lullay Lord Jesus
David Brensinger, conductor
Atlanta Singers
ACA 20047
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1:01 Anton Diabelli - Grand Serenade: Minuet
Neues Kammer Trio
Schwann 311562
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Midnight - 1 AM

12:33 Carl Maria von Weber - Clarinet Quintet
Hagen Quartet
Eduard Brunner, clarinet
DG 419600
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12:27 John Rutter - Christmas Night
Robert Shafer, conductor
Washington Chorus
William Neil, organ
Gothic 49235
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12:15 Johann Sebastian Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 2
Martin Pearlman, conductor
Boston Baroque
Telarc 80368
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12:06 Traditional - A Child is Born; In dulci jubilo; On Christmas Night
David Willcocks, conductor
Choir of King's College, Cambridge
EMI 63179
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12:01 Dale Kavanagh - Abbywood Trail
Dale Kavanagh, guitar
Hanssler 98401
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