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Sunday, December 23, 2012

11 - Midnight

11:50 Benjamin Britten - Men of Goodwill Variations on A Chr
Neville Marriner, conductor
Minnesota Orchestra
EMI 49300
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11:47 Richard R Terry - Myn Lyking
John Rutter, conductor
Cambridge Singers
Collegium 106
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11:45 Patrick Hadley - I Sing of a Maiden
John Rutter, conductor
Cambridge Singers
Collegium 106
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11:41 Traditional - A Virgin Most Pure
John Rutter, conductor
Cambridge Singers
Collegium 106
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11:33 Trad.; J. S. Bach - Quem pastores; Sleepers Awake
Andrew Lawrence-King, harp
Ambitus 97812
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11:20 Traditional French - Five French Carols
Pierre Cao, conductor
Arsys Bourgogne
Naive 5319
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11:06 Michel Corrette - Symphony of Noels No. 3
Rien Voskuilen, conductor
La Fantasia
Columns 290412
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11:01 Traditional - This is the truth sent from above
Chanticleer
Dawn Upshaw, soprano
Warner 69737
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10 - 11 PM

10:55 Stephen Paulus - Wonder Tidings
Dale Warland, conductor
Dale Warland Singers
Gothic 49208
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10:51 Traditional - We Three Kings of Orient Are
Jacqueline Schwab, piano
Dorian 90275
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10:47 Richard Willis - It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
Jacqueline Schwab, piano
Dorian 90275
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10:44 Traditional - O Little Town of Bethlehem
Jacqueline Schwab, piano
Dorian 90275
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10:22 Various - Christmas Music from the British Isles
Karen P. Thomas, conductor
Seattle Pro Musica
SPM 2011
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10:08 Leroy Anderson - Suite of Carols for String Orchestra
Leonard Slatkin, conductor
BBC Concert Orchestra
Naxos 559621
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10:06 Wilhelm Kienzl - Up, up, shepherds
Uwe Gronostay, conductor
RIAS Chamber Choir
Harmonia Mundi 901794
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10:01 Gregor Joseph Werner - Shepherd's Music for Christmas
Ross Pople , conductor
London Festival Orchestra
Arte Nova  30506
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9 - 10 PM

9:36 Benjamin Britten - Ceremony of Carols
Robert Shaw, conductor
Robert Shaw Chamber Singers
Janice Chandler, soprano
Nannette Soles, mezzo-soprano
Elisabeth Remy, harp
Telarc 80461
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9:28 Gustav Holst - Christmas Day
David Krehbiel , conductor
Bay Brass
John Fenstermaker, organ
Gothic  49120
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9:24 Anonymous - Rejoice in the Lord alway
John Scott, conductor
Choir of St. Paul's Cathedral
Andrew Lucas, organ
Hyperion 66994
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9:06 Christmas Music - Christmas Carols and Songs
Frank Wallace, guitar
Gyre 10092
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9:01 John Rutter - Dormi Jesu (Sleep, Jesus)
Stephen Layton, conductor
Polyphony
Hyperion 67245
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8 - 9 PM

8:46 Traditional - Angels We Have Heard on High; Away in a Manger; Hark! the Herald Angels Sing; In Dulci Jubilo
Matthew Culloton, conductor
The Singers
Singers 3458
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8:20 Franz Liszt - Weihnachtsbaum (Christmas Tree Suite)
Leslie Howard, piano
piano Hyperion  67233
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8:11 Traditional - Christmas Medley
Andrew Parrott, conductor
Taverner Consort, Choir & Players
EMI 49809
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8:06 Morten Lauridsen - O Nata Lux
King's Singers
Signum 262
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8:01 Traditional - The Cherry Tree Carol
Baltimore Consort
Custer LaRue, soprano
Dorian 90198
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7 - 8 PM

7:39 Patric Standford - A Christmas Carol Symphony
Gavin Sutherland, conductor
City of Prague Philharmonic
Naxos  557099
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7:36 Traditional - The Huron Carol
Chicago a cappella
Cedille 107
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7:25 Traditional - 3 European Christmas Songs
Die Singphoniker
CPO 777067
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7:22 Anonymous - Nutmegs and Ginger
Baltimore Consort
Dorian 90142
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7:17 George Frideric Handel - Messiah: Hallelujah Chorus
Eva Beneke, guitar
Scott Tennant, guitar
GSI 98010
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7:11 George Frideric Handel - Messiah: O thou that tellest good tidings
John Butt, conductor
Dunedin Consort and Players
Annie Gill, contralto
Linn 285
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7:06 John Rutter - Candlelight Carol
John Rutter, conductor
Cambridge Singers
Collegium 106
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7:01 Mark O'Connor - One Winter's Night
Mark O'Connor, violin
Chris Thile, fiddle
Bryan Sutton, guitar
OMAC 16
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6 - 7 PM

6:56 Elizabeth Poston - Jesus Christ the Apple tree
Paul Hillier, conductor
Pro Arte Singers
Harmonia Mundi 3957233
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6:53 William Billings - Shiloh
Paul Hillier, conductor
Pro Arte Singers
Harmonia Mundi 3957233
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6:50 Howard Skempton - To Bethlehem did they go
Paul Hillier, conductor
Pro Arte Singers
Harmonia Mundi 3957233
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6:46 Joseph Lamb - Reindeer Rag
Butch Thompson, piano
Daring 3036
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6:28 Christmas Music - Joy to the World; Carol of the Bells; Away in a Manger; El Noi de la Mare; Silent Night; Lo, how a Rose E'er Blooming; O Christmas Tree; We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Los Romeros
DG 17474
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6:11 George Frideric Handel - Hallelujah Concerto
Paillard Chamber Orchestra
Marie-Claire Alain, organ
Boston Skyline 136
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6:08 Dave Brubeck - Precious Gift His Wondrous Birth
Tom Hall, conductor
Baltimore Choral Arts Society
Gothic 49277
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6:06 Eleanor Daley - Gabriel's Message
Tom Hall, conductor
Baltimore Choral Arts Society
Gothic 49277
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6:01 Traditional - Wexford Carol; Gloucestershire Wassail
Mainstreet Brass Quintet
MSR 1325
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5 - 6 PM

5:38 Rihards Dubra - Our Lord's Nativity
Andres Jansons, conductor
New York Latvian Concert Choir
Viesturs Jansons, tenor
Albany 1040
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5:37 Leos Janacek - Lord Jesus Christ is Born
Lada Valesova, piano
Avie 2142
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5:25 Henry Purcell - Behold, I bring you glad tidings
Roger Norrington, conductor
London String Players
London/Decca 430065
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5:19 Harold Darke - In the Bleak Midwinter
David Willcocks, conductor
Choir of King's College, Cambridge
Simon Preston, organ
London/Decca 425499
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5:06 Philip Lane - Old Christmas Music
Gavin Sutherland, conductor
Royal Ballet Sinfonia
Naxos 572744
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5:01 Adolphe Adam - O Holy Night
Chanticleer
Rhino 284988
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4 - 5 PM

4:48 William Ferris - Infant Holy, Infant Lowly
Paul French, conductor
William Ferris Chorale
Cedille 101
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4:47 William Ferris - Long is our Winter
Paul French, conductor
William Ferris Chorale
Cedille 101
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4:47 William Ferris - Gentle Mary
Paul French, conductor
William Ferris Chorale
Cedille 101
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4:47 Teacher Feature
4:46 Traditional - O Christmas Tree
Music box from ca. 1900
RadioNederland 96
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4:11 Chilcott; Schalk - Christmas Medley
Brian Jones, conductor
Trinity Choir
Dorian 93240
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4:06 John Rutter - A Gaelic Blessing: Meditation
John Rutter, conductor
Sinfonia Cymru
Catrin Finch, harp
DG 17606
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4:01 Various - A Medley of Carols
Daniel Hughes, conductor
The Choral Project
Clarion 941
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3 - 4 PM

3:50 Carl Davis - A Christmas Carol
John Pryce-Jones, conductor
Northern Ballet Theater Orchestra
Naxos 553495
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3:48 James Pierpont - Jingle Bells
Artaria Quartet
Aequebis 2003
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3:21 John Rutter - Christmas Carol Medley
Vaughan Meakins, conductor
Ambrosian Singers
Intersound 2856
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3:17 Gaspar Fernandes - Go to sleep, little babe
Karen P. Thomas, conductor
Seattle Pro Musica
SPM 9807
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3:06 Leroy Anderson - Suite of Carols for Woodwinds
Leonard Slatkin, conductor
BBC Concert Orchestra
Naxos 559621
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3:01 Henry Purcell - Two Christmas Interludes
Alun Francis, conductor
NW Chamber Orchestra of Seattle
Helios 88028
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2 - 3 PM

2:00 SymphonyCast

1 - 2 PM

1:00 SymphonyCast

11 - Noon

11:49 Emile Waldteufel - Christmas Roses
Michel Swierczewski, conductor
Gulbenkian Orchestra
Nimbus 5264
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11:46 Francis Poulenc - O Magnum Mysterium
Carl Hogset, conductor
Grex Vocalis
Two L 26
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11:19 Christmas Music - The Joy of Christmas
John Rutter, conductor
City of London Sinfonia
Collegium 111
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11:14 Traditional Catalan - El noi de la mare (The Child of the Virgin)
Arianna Savall, mezzo-soprano
Petter Udland Johansen, voice and Hardanger fiddle
Sveinung Lillehier, guitar
Miquel Angel Cordero, double bass
David Mayoral, percussion
ECM 2227
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11:11 Traditional Catalan - Josep i Maria (Joseph and Maria)
Arianna Savall, mezzo-soprano
Petter Udland Johansen, voice and Hardanger fiddle
Sveinung Lillehier, guitar
Miquel Angel Cordero, double bass
David Mayoral, percussion
ECM 2227
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11:06 Carlos Salzedo - Short Fantasy on a Catalan Carol
Canadian Brass
Angel Romero, guitar
RCA 62683
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11:01 Steven Amundson - Angel's Dance
John Morris Russell, conductor
Cincinnati Pops
Fanfare Cincinnati 1
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10 - 11 AM

10:51 Gordon Langford - A Christmas Fantasy
Keith Rhodes, conductor
Huddersfield Choral Society
Chandos 4541
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10:34 Vilnis Salaks - On Christmas Eve
Andres Jansons, conductor
New York Latvian Concert Choir
Inese Berzina, soprano
Albany 1040
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10:22 Johann Sebastian Bach - Chorale Variations
Seiji Ozawa, conductor
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Philips 432092
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10:14 John Rutter - There Is a Flower; Sans Day Carol
Stephen Layton, conductor
Polyphony
Hyperion 67245
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10:11 Traditional - Greensleeves
Yolanda Kondonassis, harp
Telarc 80446
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10:06 Matthew Curtis - Christmas Rush Concert March
Gavin Sutherland, conductor
RTE Concert Orchestra
Naxos 572744
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10:01 John Rutter - What Sweeter Music
Andrew Nethsingha, conductor
Choir of St. John's College, Cambridge
John Challenger, organ
Chandos 5096
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9 - 10 AM

9:47 Jacques Offenbach - Snowflake Ballet
Michel Swierczewski, conductor
Gulbenkian Orchestra
Nimbus 5303
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9:37 Traditional; Mark O'Connor - Away in a Manger; One Winter's Night
Andreas Delfs, conductor
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Renee Fleming, soprano; Mark O'Connor, violin
OMAC  16
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9:31 Traditional - Get Up, Shepherds
Peter Breiner, conductor
Czecho-Slovak State Philharmonic
Naxos 550301
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9:23 Frederick Delius - Sleigh Ride
Richard Hickox, conductor
Northern Sinfonia of England
EMI 65067
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9:16 Samuel Wesley - Rondo on God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen
Ian Hobson, piano
Arabesque 6594
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9:06 Johann Sebastian Bach - Christmas Oratorio: Sinfonia
Rene Jacobs, conductor
Academy of Ancient Music Berlin
Harmonia Mundi 901630
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9:01 Traditional - Il est ne, le divin enfant
Chicago a cappella
Cedille 107
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9:01 Enrico Oweggi - Nyathi onyuol (A child is born)
Chicago a cappella
Cedille 107
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9:01 Richard Proulx - Prayer of the Venerable Bede
Chicago a cappella
Cedille 107
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9:01 Emile Waldteufel - The Skaters' Waltz
JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
SELF PROD 266
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8 - 9 AM

8:47 Christian Onyeji - Amurowo ayi otu nwa (A child is born)
Chicago a cappella
Cedille 107
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8:32 Marc-Antoine Charpentier - 17th Century Noels
Bernard Labadie, conductor
The King's Violins
Dorian 90180
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8:24 Johann Sebastian Bach - Sleepers Awake
Andrew Lawrence-King, harp
Ambitus 97812
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8:22 Traditional - Tomorrow Shall be My Dancing Day
Robert Shaw, conductor
Robert Shaw Chamber Singers
Telarc 80377
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8:20 Traditional - Good King Wenceslas
Robert Shaw, conductor
Robert Shaw Chamber Singers
Telarc 80377
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8:19 Traditional - The Boar's Head Carol
Robert Shaw, conductor
Robert Shaw Festival Singers
Telarc 80377
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8:16 Traditional - Coventry Carol
Robert Shaw, conductor
Robert Shaw Chamber Singers
Telarc 80377
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8:10 Franz Gruber - Silent Night
Angele Dubeau, conductor
La Pieta
Analekta 8730
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8:06 Michael Praetorius - Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen (Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming)
Jeremy Backhouse, conductor
Vasari Singers
Naxos 573030
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8:01 Adam Saunders - Fairytale Sleighride
Gavin Sutherland, conductor
Royal Ballet Sinfonia
Naxos 572744
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5 - 6 AM

5:54 Franz Schubert - Ave Maria
Michele Mariotti, conductor
Bologna Theater Orchestra
Juan Diego Florez, tenor
London/Decca 14875
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5:46 William Billings; F. de Vidales - Christmas Medley
Andrew Parrott, conductor
Taverner Consort, Choir & Players
EMI 54529
Buy
5:21 Franz Liszt - Weihnachtsbaum (Christmas Tree Suite)
Leslie Howard, piano
Hyperion 67233
Buy
5:09 Malcolm Arnold - Fantasy on Christmas Carols fr The Holly and the Ivy
Rumon Gamba, conductor
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Chandos 9851
Buy
5:06 Virgil Thomson - O My Deir Hert
Grant Llewellyn, conductor
Handel and Haydn Society Chorus
Avie 2078
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5:01 John Rutter - Advent Anthem for choir and organ
Timothy Brown, conductor
Choir of Clare College, Cambridge
Nicholas Collon, organ
Naxos 557130
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4 - 5 AM

4:51 Morten Lauridsen - O magnum mysterium
Grant Llewellyn, conductor
Handel and Haydn Society Chorus
Avie 39
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4:45 Gustav Holst - Christmas Day
David Krehbiel, conductor
Bay Brass
John Fenstermaker, organ
Gothic 49120
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4:35 George Frideric Handel - Messiah: There were shepherds
Andrew Davis, conductor
Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Kathleen Battle, soprano
Florence Quivar, mezzo-soprano
EMI 49027
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4:13 Christmas Music - Ave Maria; Adam Lay Ybounden; Shepherds' Farewell
Arturo Delmoni, violin
Ensemble
Listen 50001
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4:06 Traditional French - Noel nouvelet; Sussex Carol
Jeannette Sorrell, conductor
Apollo's Fire Baroque Orchestra
Meredith Hall, soprano
Avie 2269
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4:01 Traditional English - The darkest midnight in December
Westminster Choir
Emma Kirkby, soprano
Sony 62688
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3 - 4 AM

3:39 Patric Standford - A Christmas Carol Symphony
Gavin Sutherland, conductor
City of Prague Philharmonic
Naxos 557099
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3:23 Arcangelo Corelli - Christmas Concerto
Janos Rolla, conductor
Liszt Chamber Orchestra
Hungaroton 12376
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3:17 Traditional - Of the Father's Heart Begotten
Owen Burdick, conductor
Choir of Trinity Church
Naxos 555886
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3:13 Michael Praetorius - Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming
MAYA
Perspectives 1
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3:11 Traditional Spanish - A La Nanita Nana
MAYA
Perspectives 1
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3:06 Traditional - Huron Carol
Chanticleer
Teldec 85555
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3:01 Gregor Joseph Werner - Shepherd's Music for Christmas
Ross Pople, conductor
London Festival Orchestra
Arte Nova 30506
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2 - 3 AM

2:45 Arthur Sullivan - Christmas Revels
Andrew Penny, conductor
RTE Sinfonietta
Marco Polo 223677
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2:29 Christmas Music - It came upon the midnight clear; If ye would hear the angels sing; O little town of Bethlehem; Away in a manger; We three kings
Philip Barnes, conductor
Saint Louis Chamber Chorus
Regent 373
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2:24 Traditional - The Little Drummer Boy's Bolero
Ron Hufstader, conductor
University of Texas at El Paso Symphonic Winds
Mark 9417
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2:12 Traditional - A Mozart Christmas
Hampton String Quartet
RCA 5625
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2:06 Stephen Paulus - This Endris Night
Dale Warland, conductor
Dale Warland Singers
Gothic 49208
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2:01 Traditional - Three Danish Christmas Songs
Martin Neary, conductor
National Philharmonic Orchestra
Michala Petri, recorder
RCA 60060
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1 - 2 AM

1:54 John Rutter - I wish you Christmas
John Rutter, conductor
Cambridge Singers
Collegium 133
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1:33 Rick Sowash - A Christmas Divertimento
Mirecourt Trio
Gasparo 254
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1:31 Felix Mendelssohn - Christmas (Weihnachten)
Pierre Cao, conductor
Arsys Bourgogne
Naive 5319
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1:19 Traditional - Christmas Medley
Patrick Dupre Quigley, conductor
Seraphic Fire
SFM 107
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1:07 Peter Tchaikovsky - The Nutcracker: Characteristic Dances
James Levine, conductor
Vienna Philharmonic
DG 437806
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1:01 Traditional - Wexford Carol; Gloucestershire Wassail
Mainstreet Brass Quintet
MSR 1325
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Midnight - 1 AM

12:37 Massimo Paris - X'mas Suite
Massimo Paris, conductor
Los Romeros
DG 17474
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12:30 Steven Heitzeg - little tree
Dale Warland, conductor
Dale Warland Singers
American Choral Catalog 121
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12:26 Vladimir Rebikov - Christmas Tree: Waltz
Gavin Sutherland, conductor
Royal Ballet Sinfonia
Naxos 572744
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12:16 Christopher Rouse - Karolju: Italian
David Zinman, conductor
BBC Symphony Orchestra
RCA 11561
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12:06 Marcel Tournier - Six Noels
Judy Loman, harp
Naxos 572510
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12:01 William Mathias - Bell Carol
Robert Shafer, conductor
Washington Chorus
William Neil, organ
Gothic 49235
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