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Highlights from September 9 to 16

Tuesday, 7:15 am: School Spotlight: Austin High School Concert Choir.
Tuesday, 5 pm: Music with Minnesotans: Dan Wascoe, retired reporter and columnist for the Star Tribune.
Tuesday, 6:45 pm: School Spotlight: Austin High School Concert Choir.
Wednesday, 8 pm: The Minnesota Opera: Puccini's Manon Lescaut.
Thursday, 3 pm hour: Regional Spotlight: Kremerata Baltica play Weinberg, from a recent Schubert Club performance.
Sunday, 6 am: Pipedreams: Kotzschmar Goings and Comings.
Sunday, noon: From the Top.
Sunday, 1 pm: SymphonyCast: From the 2014 BBC Proms, the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra plays Janacek and Dvorak.
Monday, noon: Learning to Listen: Etudes.
Tuesday, 7:15 am: Teacher Feature .
Tuesday, 5 pm: Music with Minnesotans: Katie McCurry, Account Representative with Fireman's Fund.
Tuesday, 7:15 pm: Teacher Feature.

Programming Highlights

Monday, December 23, 2013

11 - Midnight

11:46 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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11:35 Rick Sowash - A Christmas Rondo
Kris Frankenfeld, violin
Belinda Burge, viola
Ellen Shertzer, cello
Sowash 11
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11:14 Patric Standford - A Christmas Carol Symphony
Gavin Sutherland, conductor
City of Prague Philharmonic
Naxos  557099
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11:06 Trad.; J. S. Bach - Quem pastores; Sleepers Awake
Andrew Lawrence-King, harp
Ambitus 97812
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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

10:50 Ralph Vaughan Williams - Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1
Bryden Thomson, conductor
London Philharmonic
Chandos 8502
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10:46 Adolphe Adam - O Holy Night
Sumi Jo, soprano
Erato 85819
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10:20 Gerald Finzi - Die Natalis
Matthew Best, conductor
Corydon Singers and Orchestra
Hyperion 66876
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10:15 Anonymous, arr. Hagen - Oh Come, Oh Come Emmanuel
Matthew Culloton, conductor
The Singers
Singers 2754
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10:07 Traditional - St. Stephen's Holiday
Trondheim Symphony Orchestra
Oystein Baadsvik, tuba
Bis 1885
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9 - 10 PM

9:41 Traditional - An American Christmas: Medley
The Baltimore Consort
Dorian 92874
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9:40 Traditional - A Christmas Jig
The Baltimore Consort
Dorian 90198
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9:24 Virgil Thomson - Three Scenes from the Holy Infancy
Gloria Dei Cantores
Paraclete 10
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9:13 Christmas Music - Christmas Medley
Emily Mitchell, harp
Albany 1438
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9:02 Daniel Pinkham - Christmas Cantata
Robert Shafer, conductor
Washington Chorus
Gothic 49244
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9:00 Johannes Brahms - Chorale Prelude - Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming
Andrew Rangell, piano
Dorian 93194
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8 - 9 PM

8:00 Wonder Tidings

7 - 8 PM

7:43 George Frideric Handel - Hallelujah Concerto
Paillard Chamber Orchestra
Marie-Claire Alain, organ
Boston Skyline 136
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7:40 Traditional, arr. Johannes Brahms - The Sand Man
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, soprano
EMI 73574
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7:26 Dylan Thomas; Herbert Howells, et al - Christmas Medley
John Hugh Thomas, conductor
BBC Welsh Chorus
Aled Jones, reader
Nimbus 5310
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7:14 Peter Tchaikovsky - The Nutcracker: Characteristic Dances
Semyon Bychkov, conductor
Berlin Philharmonic
Philips 420237
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7:08 Traditional - When Christ is Born
Stefan Stuligrosz, conductor
Poznan Nightingales
Polskie Nagrania 268
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7:03 Christmas Music - He is Born Emanuel; How Brightly Shines the Morning Star; Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming; Volta; God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
Pittsburgh Symphony Brass
Four Winds  3017
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6 - 7 PM

6:54 Dave Brubeck - Sleep Holy Infant
La Pieta
Angele Dubeau, violin
Analekta 8730
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6:39 Archangelo Corelli - Concerto: Pastorale
Trevor Pinnock, conductor
The English Concert
Archiv 435 262
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6:35 Jule Styne - Let it Snow
Joshua Bell, violin
Sony 74318
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6:08 Johann Sebastian Bach - Shepherds' Music
Arthur Fiedler, conductor
Boston Pops Orchestra
DG 419414
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6:01 Emile Waldteufel - The Skaters' Waltz
JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
SELF PROD 266
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5 - 6 PM

5:50 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony
Adam Fischer, conductor
Danish National Chamber Orchestra
Dacapo 220538
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5:42 Traditional/Ola Gjeilo - The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy/Serenity
David Cherwin, conductor
National Lutheran Choir
NLCA 3509
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5:31 Christmas Music - A Christmas Medley
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, violin
Raymond Mase, trumpet
Fred Sherry, cello
Anne-Marie McDermott, piano
NSS Music 5
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5:30 Traditional - Dona Nobis Pacem (Give Us Peace)
Yo-Yo Ma, cello
Sony 24414
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5:23 Traditional - Infant Holy, Infant Lowly; A Spotless Rose
Rene Clausen, conductor
Concordia Choir of Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota
Concordia 2282
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5:03 Traditional - Good People All, This Christmastime
Anonymous 4
Marsha Genensky, soprano
Andrew Lawrence-King, psaltery
Harmonia Mundi 907325
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4 - 5 PM

4:57 Tchaikovsky - Waltz of the Snowflakes
Dallas Brass
Dallas Brass 21796
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4:52 traditional (arr: Corey Wong) - Carol of the Bells
4 voices String Quartet with guitarist Corey Wong
MPR 
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4:47 Traditional - Ding Dong! Merrily on High; Jingle Bells
Philip Brunelle, conductor
VocalEssence
Clarion 939
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4:35 Marc-Antoine Charpentier - Noels
Bernard Labadie, conductor
The Violins of the King
Dorian 90180
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4:28 Traditional - Of the Father's Heart Begotten
Owen Burdick, conductor
Choir of Trinity Church
Naxos 555886
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4:21 Traditional - O Christmas Tree
Peter Breiner, conductor
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Naxos 557585
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4:08 Antonio Vivaldi - Guitar Concerto: Largo
Angel Romero, conductor
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Angel Romero, guitar
RCA 68291
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4:03 Christmas Music - Christmas Crackers No. 2
Vermont Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet
Albany 985
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3 - 4 PM

3:59 traditional (arr) Linda Kachelmeier - Coventry Carol
Mirandola Ensemble
MPR  20132
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3:48 Andre Jolivet - Pastorales/Noels
Linos Harp Quartet
Hanssler 93175
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3:34 Ottorino Respighi - Adoration of the Magi
Keith Lockhart, conductor
Boston Pops Orchestra
Boston Pops 2
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3:31 Elizabeth Poston - Jesus Christ the Apple Tree
David Willcocks, conductor
Choir of King's College, Cambridge
EMI 66245
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3:26 Traditional - Lovely Child, Holy Child
Axel Theimer, conductor
Kantorei
SELF PROD 194
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3:15 Traditional - Christmas Medley
Empire Brass
EMI 49097
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3:11 traditional - The Angel Gabriel
Maddy Prior with the Carnival Band
Saydisc 366
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3:00 Niels Gade - Christmas Eve Suite
Andrew Penny, conductor
Orchestra of the Mill
Lydian 18132
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Noon - 1 PM

12:45 Christmas Music - Christmas Medley
Foothills Brass
Black Bear 6018
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12:36 Antonio Vivaldi - Christmas Concerto
I Solisti Italiani
Denon 78912
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12:32 John Rutter - What Sweeter Music
Stephen Cleobury, conductor
City of London Sinfonia
EMI 56605
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12:28 Gustav Holst - In the Bleak Midwinter
Paul Hillier, conductor
Theatre of Voices
Harmonia Mundi 907079
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12:26 Traditional - Christmas Yodel (Andachtsjodler)
East Tirol Vocal Quartet
Ars Musici 232124
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12:08 Conni Ellisor - Blackberry Winter
Paul Gambill, conductor
Nashville Chamber Orchestra
Warner 46739
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12:00 Traditional - Christmas Medley
Andrew Parrott, conductor
Taverner Consort, Choir & Players
EMI 49809
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11 - Noon

11:51 Traditional - Christmas Medley
Jeannette Sorrell, conductor
Apollo's Fire
Koch 7582
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11:47 Wayne Barlow - The Winter's Past
Michael Barrett, conductor
Brooklyn Philharmonic
Humbert Lucarelli, oboe
Koch 7187
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11:43 Mel Torme - The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)
Dolce Wind Quintet
MPR 20102
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11:35 Christmas Music - He is Born Emanuel; How Brightly Shines the Morning Star; Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming; Volta; God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
Pittsburgh Symphony Brass
Four Winds 3017
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11:30 John Rutter - Nativity Carol
Graham Ross, conductor
Choir of Clare College, Cambridge
Harmonia Mundi Recording
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11:20 Gustav Holst - A Winter Idyll
JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Ulster Orchestra
Naxos 572914
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11:03 Christmas Music - Christmas Carols and Songs
Frank Wallace, guitar
Gyre 10092
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10 - 11 AM

10:52 George Frideric Handel - Messiah: Comfort ye, my people
John Butt, conductor
Dunedin Consort and Players
Nicholas Mulroy, tenor
Linn 285
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10:40 Traditional - Christmas Carols for Strings
Yuli Turovsky, conductor
I Musici de Montreal
Chandos 9098
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10:36 Antonio Vivaldi - Winter: Finale
Giovanni Antonini, conductor
Il Giardino Armonico
Enrico Onofri, violin
Teldec 97671
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10:29 Traditional - Chrsitmas Medley
Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge
Conifer 501
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10:24 John Rutter - Shepherd's Pipe Carol
Heidi Grant Murphy, soprano
Kevin Murphy, piano
Koch 7580
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10:11 Peter Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 1 "Winter Dreams:" Daydreams on a Wintry Road
Mikhail Pletnev, conductor
Russian National Symphony Orchestra
DG 449967
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10:07 Medieval; arr: Sofia Soderberg Eberhard - Hodie Christus natus est
Sofia Soderberg Eberhard, conductor
Svanholm Singers
Nosag 105
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10:03 Gustaf Nordqwist - Jul, jul, stralande jul
Sofia Soderberg Eberhard, conductor
Svanholm Singers
Nosag 105
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10:01 Jean Sibelius - Julvisa
Sofia Soderberg Eberhard, conductor
Svanholm Singers
Nosag 105
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9 - 10 AM

9:53 Traditional - O Little Town of Bethlehem; Away in a Manger
Jacqueline Schwab, p
Dorian 90275
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9:41 Anthology - The Christmas Revels: Selections
The Revels Chorus and Brass
Robert J. Lurtsema, narrator
Revels 1078
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9:31 Bassano; Sweelinck; Traditional - Christmas Medley
John Eliot Gardiner, conductor
Monteverdi Choir
Philips 462050
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9:24 Traditional - Four German Carols
Berlin Philharmonic Brass
DG 413657
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9:22 Axel Theimer - Hodie Christus natus est (Today Christ is Born)
Axel Theimer, conductor
Saint John's University Men's Chorus
SELF PROD 242
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9:10 Leroy Anderson - Suite of Carols for Woodwinds
Leonard Slatkin, conductor
BBC Concert Orchestra
Naxos 559621
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9:05 Traditional - The Cherry Tree Carol
Leo Nestor, conductor
American Repertory Singers
Jay Rader, organ
Arsis 108
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9:01 Traditional - Winter Wonderland; Jingle Bells
John Bayless, piano
Koch 9610
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8 - 9 AM

8:54 Johann Sebastian Bach - Sleepers Awake
Jose Serebrier, conductor
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Naxos 572050
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8:51 Johann Sebastian Bach - Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott
Jose Serebrier, conductor
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Naxos 572050
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8:48 Jeremiah Clarke - Trumpet Voluntary
Empire Brass
William Kuhlman, organ
Telarc 80614
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8:38 Traditional - Christmas Medley
Arturo Delmoni, violin
Danielle Maddon, violin
Ellen DePasquale, viola
Rafael Figueroa, cello
John Marks 20
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8:33 Victor Herbert - March of the Toys
Arthur Fiedler, conductor
Boston Pops Orchestra
RCA 6428
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8:31 Muzio Clementi - It Came Upon the Midnight Clear/Sonatina
Jeffrey Biegel, piano
Koch 7737
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8:23 Traditional - Two Carols
Die Singphoniker
Irmgard Gorzawski, harp
CPO 777067
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8:19 Engelbert Humperdinck - Hansel and Gretel: Children's Prayer
Vienna Waldhorn Soceity
Decca 223E1165
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8:09 Pietro Yon - Gesu Bambino
Gerard Schwarz, conductor
Seattle Symphony
Naxos 572673
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8:04 George Frideric Handel - Messiah: For unto us a child is born
John Eliot Gardiner, conductor
English Baroque Soloists
Philips 412267
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7 - 8 AM

7:54 John Eliot Gardiner - Entry of the Three Kings
John Eliot Gardiner, conductor
Monteverdi Choir
Philips 462050
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7:42 Improvisation - Improvisation on Christmas Themes
Hiram Titus, p
MPR 20111
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7:32 Traditional; John Rutter - Christmas Medley
John Rutter, conductor
Cambridge Singers
Collegium 106
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7:29 Brian Holmes - The Shepherd and the King
Philip Brunelle, conductor
VocalEssence
Clarion 939
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7:23 Traditional/Johann Sebastian Bach - Ding Dong! Merrily on High/Sheep May Safely Graze
Jeffrey Biegel, piano
Steinway 30005
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7:13 Traditional - Huron Carol
Yolanda Kondonassis, harp
Telarc 80446
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7:07 Traditional - Christmas Medley
Summit Hill Brass Quintet
SELF PROD 196
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7:04 Anonymous - O Come, All Ye Faithful
Joel Cohen, conductor
Boston Camerata
Erato 92874
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6 - 7 AM

6:54 Christmas Music - What Shall We Give; One December Bright and Clear
Craig Jessop, conductor
Orchestra at Temple Square
Telarc 80552
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6:48 Frederick Delius - Sleigh Ride
Thomas Beecham, conductor
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
EMI 47509
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6:36 Traditional - Christmas Medley
George Guest, conductor
Choir of St John's College, Cambridge
London/Decca 421022
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6:32 Peter Tchaikovsky - The Nutcracker: Mother Ginger
Simon Rattle, conductor
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
EMI 46385
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6:26 Johann Pachelbel - Canon
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
DG 439147
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6:23 Traditional - Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow
Luther College Choirs
Luther 1995
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6:20 George Frideric Handel - Oboe Concerto No. 1: Allegro
Empire Brass
William Kuhlman, organ
Telarc 80614
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6:08 Traditional; Piae Cantiones - Now is born the divine Christ child; Here is joy for every age
Douglas Mears, conductor
Fairfax Choral Society
Gothic 49261
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6:04 Traditional - Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella
Rita Costanzi, harp
Victor Costanzi, violin
Skylark 9400
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5 - 6 AM

5:51 Ottorino Respighi - Adoration of the Magi
Jesus Lopez-Cobos, conductor
Chamber Orchestra of Lausanne
Telarc 80309
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5:51 Bob Chilcott - The Shepherd's Carol
Harry Christophers, conductor
Handel and Haydn Society
Coro 16117
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5:20 Franz Liszt - Weihnachtsbaum (Christmas Tree Suite)
Leslie Howard, piano
Hyperion 67233
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5:10 Malcolm Arnold - Fantasy on Christmas Carols fr The Holly and the Ivy
Rumon Gamba, conductor
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Chandos 9851
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5:06 John Rutter - Ave Maria
John Rutter, conductor
Cambridge Singers
Collegium 133
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5:05 Johann Sebastian Bach - Sheep May Safely Graze
Petronel Malan, piano
Hanssler 98424
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4 - 5 AM

4:53 John Alexander - A Carol Fantasy
John Alexander, conductor
Pacific Chorale
Gothic 49246
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4:31 Christmas Music - Ave Maria; Adam Lay Ybounden; Shepherds' Farewell
Arturo Delmoni, violin
Ensemble
Listen 50001
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4:27 David R. Umla - Sleep Well Thou Child of God
Greg Funfgeld, conductor
Bach Choir of Bethlehem
Analekta 9886
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4:23 Traditional German - O Jesulein suss (O little one sweet)
Greg Funfgeld, conductor
Bach Choir of Bethlehem
Analekta 9886
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4:14 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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4:06 Gustav Holst - Christmas Day
David Krehbiel, conductor
Bay Brass
John Fenstermaker, organ
Gothic 49120
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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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3:34 Sasha Johnson Manning - Two Tree Carols: Christbaum
Philip Barnes, conductor
Saint Louis Chamber Chorus
Regent 373
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3:17 Arcangelo Corelli - Christmas Concerto
Janos Rolla, conductor
Liszt Chamber Orchestra
Hungaroton 12376
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3:14 Michael Praetorius - Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming
MAYA
Perspectives 1
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3:10 Traditional Spanish - A La Nanita Nana
MAYA
Perspectives 1
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3:06 Ariel Ramirez - El Nacimiento
Tecwyn Evans, conductor
Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Bryn Terfel, bass
Rolando Villazon, tenor
DG 14914
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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 Cullivan - Chistmas Revels
Andrew Penny, conductor
RTE Sinfonietta - Dublin
Marco Polo 223677
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2:42 Traditional - I Saw Three Ships
Craig Jessop, conductor
Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Mormon Tabernacle 1063
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2:38 Traditional - Infant Holy, Infant Lowly
Craig Jessop, conductor
Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Mormon Tabernacle 1063
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2:35 John Rutter - Shepherd's Pipe Carol
Craig Jessop, conductor
Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Mormon Tabernacle 1063
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2:25 Antonio Vivaldi - Four Seasons: Winter
Anne-Sophie Mutter, conductor
Trondheim Soloists
Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin
DG 463259
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2:10 Traditional - A Mozart Christmas
Hampton String Quartet
RCA 5625
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2:06 Traditional - The Little Drummer Boy's Bolero
Ron Hufstader, conductor
University of Texas at El Paso Symphonic Winds
Mark 9417
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2:01 John Rutter - I wish you Christmas
John Rutter, conductor
Cambridge Singers
Collegium 133
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1 - 2 AM

1:38 Rick Sowash - A Christmas Divertimento
Mirecourt Trio
Gasparo 254
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1:35 Felix Mendelssohn - Christmas (Weihnachten)
Pierre Cao, conductor
Arsys Bourgogne
Naive 5319
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1:31 Traditional - O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Ayako Shinozaki, harp
Sony 62677
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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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12:29 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 Claude Debussy - Clair de Lune (Moonlight)
Michael Chertock, piano
Telarc 80357
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