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Highlights from November 18 to 24

Tuesday, 7:15 am: Teacher Feature: Steven Schmitz, Director of Bands, St. Louis Park.
Tuesday, 5 pm: Music with Minnesotans: amateur bassoonist Kate Cimino.
Tuesday, 7:15 pm: Teacher Feature: Steven Schmitz, Director of Bands, St. Louis Park.
Tuesday, 8 pm: Lucerne Festival: The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam.
Thursday, 3:15 pm: Regional Spotlight: Rossini, played by the Minnesota Sinfonia.
Friday, 8 pm: Minnesota Orchestra: A Celebration of Bassoon, and Tchaikovsky's 5th Symphony.
Sunday, 6 am: Pipedreams: With Praise and Thanksgiving.
Sunday, noon: From the Top.
Sunday, 1 pm: SymphonyCast: Simon Rattle conducts the Berlin Philharmonic in works by Schumann and Brahms.
Monday, noon: Learning to Listen.
Monday, 8 pm: Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra: Dvorak's Serenade for Strings, and Beethoven's 6th Symphony.
Tuesday, 7:15 am: School Spotlight.
Tuesday, 5 pm: Music with Minnesotans.
Tuesday, 7:15 pm: School Spotlight.

Programming Highlights

Monday, December 24, 2012

11 - Midnight

11:39 John Rutter - Brother Heinrich's Christmas
King's Singers
Collegium 115
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11:38 Traditional German - Kling, Glockchen
Norman Scribner, conductor
Choral Arts Society of Washington
Dotian Levalier, harp
Naxos 555049
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11:38 Edmund Walters - Babe of Bethlehem
Norman Scribner, conductor
Choral Arts Society of Washington
Naxos 555049
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11:30 Johann Sebastian Bach - O Jesulein suss
Norman Scribner, conductor
Choral Arts Society of Washington
Naxos 555049
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11:12 Christmas Music - Christmas Carols and Songs
Frank Wallace, guitar
Gyre 10092
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11:06 Traditional - When Christ is Born
Stefan Stuligrosz, conductor
Poznan Nightingales
Polskie Nagrania 268
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11:01 Johann Sebastian Bach - Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring; Amazing Grace
John Bayless, piano
Koch 9610
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10 - 11 PM

10:54 Trad., arr. Paulus - The Holly and the Ivy; Wonder Tidings
Dale Warland, conductor
The Dale Warland Singers
Gothic 49208
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10:42 Gaetano Maria Schiassi - A Christmas Symphony
Alun Francis, conductor
The Northwest Chamber Orchestra of Seattle
Hyperion 88028
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10:38 Traditional - Infant Holy, Infant Lowly
Luther College Choirs
Luther 2001
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10:23 Marc-Antoine Charpentier - Noels
Bernard Labadie, conductor
Les Violons du Roy
Dorian 90180
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10:16 Richard Delong - Of a Rose, Lovely Rose
Leo Nestor, conductor
American Repertory Singers
Arsis 108
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10:14 Trad. - Coventry Carol
Artaria Quartet
Aequibus 2003
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9 - 10 PM

9:59 Trad. - An American Christmas Medley
Joel Cohen, conductor
Boston Camerata
Erato 92874
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9:53 Pietro A Yon - Gesu Bambino
Giovanni De Chiaro, guitar
Centaur  2101
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9:06 Gian Carlo Menotti - Amahl and the Night Visitors
Gian Carlo Menotti, conductor
Original Cast
RCA 6485
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9:00 Elizabeth Poston - Jesus Christ the Apple tree
Paul Hillier, conductor
Pro Arte Singers
Harmonia Mundi 3957233
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8 - 9 PM

8:47 Ernest Tomlinson - Suite of English Folk Dances
Vivian Dunn, conductor
Light Music Society Orchestra
EMIU 64131
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8:44 Joseph Gruber - Stille Nacht
Elisabeth Schwarxkopf, soprano
EMI 63574
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8:33 Niels Gade - Christmas Eve Suite
Andrew Penny, conductor
Orchestra of the Mill
Lydian 18132
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8:18 Traditional - 3 European Christmas Songs
Die Singphoniker
Irmgard Gorzawski, harp
CPO 777067
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8:02 Traditional - And Therefore Be Merry
Artaria Quartet
Aequebis 2003
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8:00 Traditional - El la don don; Riu riu chiu
Chanticleer
Chanticleer 8803
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7 - 8 PM

7:37 Traditional - Christmas Medley
Thomas D. Rossin, conductor
Exultate
Exultate 111
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7:33 Trad. - I wonder as I wander
Giovanni di Chiaro, guitat
Centaur  2101
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7:29 Traditional - All villagers of Chatres
Musica Intima
CBC 1154
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7:23 Traditional French - What is this Lovely Fragrance?; Noel Nouvelet
Musica Intima
CBC 1154
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7:20 Traditional - O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Musica Intima
CBC 1154
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7:04 Robert Russell Bennett - The Many Moods of Christmas (3)
Robert Shaw, conductor
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Telarc 80087
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6 - 7 PM

6:59 Franz Schubert - Ave Maria
Giovanni De Chiaro, guitar
Centaur 2101
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4 - 5 PM

4:54 Traditional - The Holly and the Ivy; O Little Town of Bethlehem; The Golden Carol
Arturo Delmoni & Alexander Romanul, violins
Katherin Murdock, viola
Nathaniel Rosen, cello
John Marks 12
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4:45 Claude Gervaise/Traditional - Branles; Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella; Patapan
Renaissonics
WGBH 4010
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4:37 Traditional - The One Horse Open Sleigh; Gloucestershire Wassail; The Souling Song
Robert DeCormier, conductor
Robert DeCormier Singers
Arabesque 6525
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4:28 Emile Waldteufel - The Skaters Waltz
Neville Marriner, conductor
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Philips 422050
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4:22 George Frideric Handel - Messiah: For unto us a child is born
Trevor Pinnock, conductor
English Concert
DG 445766
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4:18 Franz Liszt - The Shepherds at the Manger (In dulci jubilo)
Kelly Yost, piano
Channel Productions 1698
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4:14 Traditional - Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Michael Newman, guitar
Laura Oltman, guitar
Musical Heritage Society 515520
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4:03 Felix Mendelssohn - 6 Christmas Pieces
John Georgiadis, conductor
Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
James Galway, flute
RCA 60736
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4:00 Franz Gruber - Silent Night
Philip Ledger, conductor
Choir of King's College, Cambridge
EMI 47500
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3 - 4 PM

3:57 Traditional - Still, Still, Still
Yolanda Kondonassis, harp
Telarc 80446
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3:43 Christmas Music - Christmas Medley
Foothills Brass
Black Bear 6018
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3:39 Carl Balle - The Happy Christmas
Karle Erickson, conductor
Gustavus Choir
Delta 93329
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3:36 Edvard Grieg - Good King Wenceslas/Peer Gynt: Anitra's Dance
Jeffrey Biegel, piano
Koch 7737
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3:34 Johann Sebastian Bach - While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks/Two-Part Invention
Jeffrey Biegel, piano
Koch 7737
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3:28 Johann Sebastian Bach - Air on the G String
Ton Koopman, conductor
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Yo-Yo Ma, cello
Sony 60680
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3:25 Alfred Burt - All on a Christmas Morning
Dale Warland, conductor
Dale Warland Singers
Augsburg Fortress 1992
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3:14 Jeff Tyzik - The Twelve Gifts of Christmas
Jeff Tyzik, conductor
Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
Tonio DiPaolo, tenor
RPO 2006
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3:02 Traditional - O come, all ye faithful; The Shepherd's Carol; Hark! the Herald Angels Sing
John Rutter, conductor
Cambridge Singers
Collegium 133
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3:00 Traditional - A Carol for All Seasons
Donald Allured, conductor
Westminster Concert Bell Choir
Gothic 49244
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Noon - 1 PM

12:53 Franz Schubert - Ave Maria
Eva Beneke, guitar
Lars Hoefs, cello
Phil Popham, oboe
GSI (NEW)
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12:42 Morten Lauridsen - O magnum mysterium
Stephen Layton, conductor
Polyphony
Hyperion 67449
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12:38 Javier Busto - O magnum mysterium
Carl Hogset, conductor
Grex Vocalis
2L 26
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12:33 Ola Gjeilo - Serenity (O magnum mysterium)
Charles Bruffy, conductor
Phoenix Chorale
Emmanuel Lopez, cello
Chandos 5100
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12:29 Francis Poulenc - Quatre Noels pour le temps de Noel: O Magnum Mysterium
Harry Chistophers, conductor
The Sixteen
Virgin 59192
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11 - Noon

11:00 Peter Tchaikovsky - Nutcracker Ballet
Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra
RCA 7005
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8 - 9 AM

8:45 Franz Liszt - Christus: March of the Three Kings
James Conlon, conductor
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
Erato 88231
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8:39 Paul Lohman - What Child
Philip Brunelle, conductor
VocalEssence
Clarion 939
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8:36 Stephen Main - The Darkest Midnight in December
Philip Brunelle, conductor
VocalEssence
Clarion 939
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8:33 Brian Holmes - The Shepherd and the King
Philip Brunelle, conductor
VocalEssence
Clarion 939
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8:32 Traditional - Ding Dong Merrily on High
Philip Brunelle, conductor
VocalEssence
Clarion 939
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8:21 Wolfgang Mozart - Great Mass: Et incarnatus est
John Eliot Gardiner, conductor
English Baroque Soloists
Sylvian McNair, s
Philips 420210
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8:19 Traditional - Masters in This Hall
Cantus
Cantus 1205
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8:07 Ottorino Respighi - Three Botticelli Pictures: Adoration of the Magi
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
DG 437533
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8:04 Traditional - We Wish You a Merry Christmas
John Rutter, conductor
Cambridge Singers
Collegium 121
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7 - 8 AM

7:57 Traditional - O Little Town of Bethlehem
Jacqueline Schwab, p
Dorian 90275
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7:43 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Exsultate, Jubilate: Alleluia
Trevor Pinnock, conductor
English Concert
Barbara Bonney, soprano
London/Decca 468818
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7:41 Johann Sebastian Bach - In dulci jubilo
Roland Pontinen, piano
Bis 1164
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7:39 Michael Praetorius - Jubilate Domino
Ludwig Guttler, conductor
Ludwig Guttler Brass Ensemble
Berlin 1037
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7:33 Traditional - Christmas Medley
Arthur Fiedler, conductor
Boston Pops Orchestra
RCA 6428
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7:29 Abbie Betinis - The Mirthful Heart
MPR Carolers
MPR Recording 
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7:25 Bates Burt - While All the Earth Was Dark and Dreary
MPR Carolers
MPR Recording 
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7:15 Francesco Manfredini - Concerto No. 12 "Christmas Concerto"
I Solisti Italiani
Denon 78912
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7:08 Traditional; Darke - Up Good Christen Folk; In the bleak midwinter
David Willcocks, conductor
Choir of King's College, Cambridge
EMI 63179
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7:04 Peter Tchaikovsky - Nutrcracker: Mother Ginger
Charles Mackarras, conductor
London Symphony Orchestra
Telarc 80137
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6 - 7 AM

6:53 Various - Carol Medley
John Rutter, conductor
Cambridge Singers
Collegium 503
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6:47 Bates Burt - Letís Have a Merry Song Tonight
MPR Carolers
MPR Recording 
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6:43 Leroy Anderson - Sleigh Ride
John Williams, conductor
Boston Pops Orchestra
Sony 48232
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6:34 Martin Luther; Traditional - Christmas Medley
Andrew Parrott, conductor
Taverner Consort, Choir & Players
Andrew Parrott, tenor
Stephen Charlesworth, baritone
EMI 49809
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6:31 Traditional - O Sanctissima
Philadelphia Brass Ensemble
Sony 7033
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6:26 Traditional - Sans Day Carol
John Rutter, conductor
Cambridge Singers
Collegium 121
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6:20 Gustaf Nordqvist - Jul, Jul, Stralande Jul
Magnum Chorum
MPR 20111
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6:07 Johann Sebastian Bach - Cantata: Sinfonia
William Lacey, conductor
Winchester College Chapel Choir
Naxos 557965
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6:04 Traditional - Infant Holy, Infant Lowly
Philip Brunelle, conductor
VocalEssence
RCA 68015
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5 - 6 AM

5:47 Tavener; Rutter - Christmas Medley
Brian Jones, conductor
Trinity Choir
Dorian 93240
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5:30 Christmas Music - Good King Wenceslas; Carol of the Bells; O Come, O Come Emmanuel; I Wonder as I Wander; What Child is This?; The First Nowell; Hark! the Herald Angels Sing; Hallelujah Chorus
Canadian Brass
Philips 426835
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5:15 Ralph Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on Christmas Carols
Matthew Best, conductor
English Chamber Orchestra
Thomas Allen, baritone
Hyperion 20420
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5:08 Philip Lane - Overture on French Carols
Gavin Sutherland, conductor
Royal Ballet Sinfonia
Dutton 7151
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5:06 Peter Tchaikovsky - Nutcracker: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
Canadian Brass
Philips 426835
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5:01 Traditional English - The darkest midnight in December
Westminster Choir
Emma Kirkby, soprano
Sony 62688
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4 - 5 AM

4:51 Giuseppe Torelli - Concerto Grosso No. 6 "Christmas Concerto"
I Musici
Philips 432118
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4:40 Francis Poulenc - Four Christmas Motets
Stephen Layton, conductor
Polyphony
Hyperion 67623
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4:36 Agustin Barrios - Villancico de Navidad
John Williams, guitar
Sony 14332
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4:26 Malcolm Arnold - Fantasy on Christmas Carols fr The Holly and the Ivy
Rumon Gamba, conductor
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Chandos 9851
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4:20 Henry Gauntlett - Once in Royal David's City
Harry Christophers, conductor
The Sixteen
Collins 13002
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4:06 Arthur Sullivan - Christmas Revels
Andrew Penny, conductor
RTE Sinfonietta
Marco Polo 223677
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4:01 Christmas Music - The First Nowell; O Come, All Ye Faithful
Ayako Shinozaki, harp
Sony 62677
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3 - 4 AM

3:29 Traditional French - Four Carols
Joe Miller, conductor
Westminster Choir
WCC 1009
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3:09 Christmas Music - Christmas Medley
John Morris Russell, conductor
Cincinnati Pops
Fanfare Cincinnati 1
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3:07 Pauls Dambis - Welcome, Christmas!
Andres Jansons, conductor
New York Latvian Concert Choir
Monta Martinsone, soprano
Albany 1040
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3:01 Traditional - Three Danish Christmas Songs
Martin Neary, conductor
National Philharmonic Orchestra
Michala Petri, recorder
RCA 60060
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2 - 3 AM

2:53 John Rutter - Christmas Night
Robert Shafer, conductor
Washington Chorus, National Capital Brass
William Neil, organ
Gothic 49235
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2:37 Marc-Antoine Charpentier - 17th Century Noels
Bernard Labadie, conductor
The King's Violins
Dorian 90180
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2:34 Michael Praetorius - Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen
Eva Beneke, guitar
GSI 98010
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2:07 Christmas Music - Christmas Medley
Jeremy Backhouse, conductor
Vasari Singers
Martin Ford, organ
Naxos 573030
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2:01 Traditional French - Carol to the King
Craig Jessop, conductor
Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Mormon Tabernacle 5007325
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1 - 2 AM

1:48 Otto Nicolai - Christmas Overture
Karl Anton Rickenbacker, conductor
Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
Virgin 91079
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1:20 Christmas Music - The Joy of Christmas
John Rutter, conductor
City of London Sinfonia
Collegium 111
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1:18 Traditional French - Ballad of Jesus Christ
David Robertson, conductor
Orchestra of St. Luke's
Jessye Norman, soprano
Philips 454640
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1:08 Johann Sebastian Bach - Chorale Variations
Seiji Ozawa, conductor
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Philips 432092
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1:01 Christmas Music - Christmas; Sleep, my little child
Ensemble Amarcord
Apollon 10101
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Midnight - 1 AM

12:29 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov - Christmas Eve
Neeme Jarvi, conductor
Scottish National Orchestra
Chandos 8327
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12:21 Traditional - Christmas Medley
Edward Higginbottom, conductor
Choir of New College, Oxford
CRD 3443
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12:10 Engelbert Humperdinck - Hansel and Gretel: Dream Pantomime
Georg Tintner, conductor
Symphony Nova Scotia
CBC 5167
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12:06 Christmas Music - Rocking Carol (Little Jesus, Sweetly Sleep)
John Rutter, conductor
Clare College Singers & Orchestra
EMI 69950
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12:01 Adam Saunders - Fairytale Sleighride
Gavin Sutherland, conductor
Royal Ballet Sinfonia
Naxos 572744
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