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50 of the Best: Classical Music for Christmas

Robert Stringer (treble), William Goldring (treble), Simon Wall (tenor), Christopher de la Hoyde (alto), Reuben Thomas (bass), Anna Holbling (violin), Raymond Johnston (organ), Alexander Wells (piano), Skaila Kanga (harp), John Evanson (piano), Martin Ford (organ), Ann Hoyt (soprano), Julia Doyle...

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Gauntlett: Once in Royal David's city

Work length3:22
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  • Robert Stringer (treble)
  • Worcester Cathedral Choir
  • Donald Hunt

Jehan Tabourot: Ding! dong! merrily on high (arr. A. Pitts)

Work length1:38
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  • Tonus Peregrinus
  • Antony Pitts
  • Recorded: 28 and 29 July 2003
  • Recording Venue: Church of St. Jude-on-the-Hill, London

Ding! dong! merrily on high (arr. A. Pitts for choir)

Track length1:38
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 Excerpt, Bach, J S: Christmas Oratorio, BWV248

Work length7:17
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  • Hungarian Radio Chorus, Budapest Failoni Chamber Orchestra
  • Geza Oberfrank

Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Part I: Jauchzet, frohlocket

Track length7:17
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 Excerpt, Handel: Messiah

Work length5:57
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  • Scholars Baroque Ensemble
  • Recorded: 6-9 July 1992
  • Recording Venue: Rosslyn Hill Chapel, London

Part I: For unto a child is born (Chorus)

Track length4:03
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Part I: Glory to God in the highest (Chorus)

Track length1:54
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Coleridge-Taylor: The Forest of Wild Thyme, Op. 74: Christmas Overture (arr. S. Baynes)

Work length5:53
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  • BBC Concert Orchestra
  • Barry Wordsworth

The Forest of Wild Thyme, Op. 74: Christmas Overture (arr. S. Baynes for orchestra)

Track length5:53
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Britten: A Hymn to the Virgin

Work length3:08
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  • Christopher de la Hoyde (alto), William Goldring (treble), Reuben Thomas (bass), Simon Wall (tenor)
  • Choir of St John's College Cambridge
  • Christopher Robinson

trad.: Gabriel’s Message

Work length2:45
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  • Tewkesbury Abbey Choir
  • Andrew Sackett

Gabriel's message (arr. D. Willcocks for choir)

Track length2:45
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 Excerpt, Corelli: Concerto grosso Op. 6 No. 8 in G minor 'fatto per la notte di Natale'

Work length4:20
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  • Anna Holbling (violin)
  • Cappella Istropolitana
  • Jaroslav Krček
  • Recorded: January - June 1990
  • Recording Venue: Moyzes Hall of Slovak Philharmonic, Bratislava

Concerto Grosso in G Minor, Op. 6, No. 8, "Christmas Concerto": VI. Pastorale ad libitum: Largo

Track length4:20
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 Excerpt, Locatelli: Concerto Grosso in F minor, Op. 1 No. 8, 'Christmas'

Work length3:58
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  • Cappella Istropolitana
  • Jaroslav Krček
  • Recorded: January-March 1989 and June-July 1991
  • Recording Venue: Moyzes Hall of Slovak Philharmonic, Bratislava

Concerto Grosso in F Minor, Op. 1, No. 8, "Christmas": V. Pastorale

Track length3:58
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trad.: God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen

Work length3:27
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  • Tewkesbury Abbey Choir
  • Andrew Sackett

God rest ye merry, gentlemen (arr. D. Willcocks for choir)

Track length3:27
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Handel: Joy to the World

Work length1:31
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  • Raymond Johnston (organ)
  • Worcester Cathedral Choir
  • Donald Hunt

Britten: A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28

Work length1:28
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  • Skaila Kanga (harp)
  • New London Children's Choir
  • Ronald Corp
  • Recorded: 17-18 September 1994
  • Recording Venue: All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London

A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28: This Little Babe

Track length1:28
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 Excerpt, Poulenc: Quatre motets pour le temps de Noël

Work length2:10
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  • Elora Festival Singers
  • Noel Edison

4 Motets pour le temps de Noel, FP 152: No. 4. Hodie Christus natus est

Track length2:10
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Britten: Corpus Christi Carol

Work length2:28
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  • John Evanson (piano)
  • Finchley Children’s Music Group
  • Grace Rossiter
  • Recorded: 07 - 08 April 2004
  • Recording Venue: Chapel of St. George's VA School, Harpenden, Herts

Adam: O Holy Night

Work length5:37
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  • Martin Ford (organ)
  • Vasari Singers
  • Jeremy Backhouse
  • Recorded: 10-12 February 2012
  • Recording Venue: Tonbridge School Chapel, Tonbridge, Kent, UK

Cantique de Noel (O Holy Night) (arr. J.E. West for choir)

Track length5:37
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Finzi: A Lullaby

Work length3:02
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  • Blossom Street
  • Hilary Campbell
  • Recorded: 25-27 March 2011
  • Recording Venue: St Sepulchre-Without-Newgate, Holborn, London, UK

Campkin: Sleep, Holy Babe

Work length4:07
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  • Blossom Street
  • Hilary Campbell
  • Recorded: 25-27 March 2011
  • Recording Venue: St Sepulchre-Without-Newgate, Holborn, London, UK

Holst: Lullay my liking, H129, Op. 34 No. 2

Work length3:43
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  • Finchley Children’s Music Group
  • Grace Rossiter
  • Recorded: 07 - 08 April 2004
  • Recording Venue: Chapel of St. George's VA School, Harpenden, Herts

Lauridsen: O magnum mysterium

Work length5:47
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  • Elora Festival Singers
  • Noel Edison
  • Recorded: 25-28 January 2006
  • Recording Venue: St. John's Church, Elora, Ontario, Canada

Gruber, F: Silent Night

Work length3:17
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  • German Boys Choir

Stille Nacht (Silent Night) (arr. H. Miessner for choir)

Track length3:17
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Kirkpatrick: Away in a Manger

Work length2:27
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  • Ann Hoyt (soprano)
  • Trinity Church Choir, New York
  • Recorded: February 9-11, 18-28, 23-25, 2001
  • Recording Venue: Trinity Church, Wall Street, New York

Away in a Manger (arr. J. Rutter for voice and choir)

Track length2:27
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 Excerpt, Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a

Work length1:48
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  • Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Michael Halász

The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a: III. Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies

Track length1:48
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 Excerpt, Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66

Work length4:32
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  • Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Ondrej Lenárd
  • Recorded: 13-20 October 1987
  • Recording Venue: Concert Hall of Czechoslovak Radio, Bratislava

Sleeping Beauty, Act I: Valse

Track length4:32
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Finzi: In terra pax, Op. 39

Work length16:10
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  • Julia Doyle (soprano), Roderick Williams (baritone), Mark Williams (celesta)
  • City of London Choir, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
  • Hilary Davan Wetton
  • Recorded: 12 July 2009
  • Recording Venue: Concert Hall, The Lighthouse, Poole, Dorset

Berlioz: L'Enfance du Christ, Op. 25 - L'Adieu des bergers

Work length5:25
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  • Studio organist (organ)
  • Tewkesbury Abbey Choir
  • Andrew Sackett

trad.: In Dulci Jubilo

Work length3:16
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  • Trinity Church Choir, New York
  • Recorded: February 9-11, 18-28, 23-25, 2001
  • Recording Venue: Trinity Church, Wall Street, New York

Cornelius: Weihnachtslieder (6), Op. 8: Drei Kön'ge wandern aus Morgenland

Work length2:41
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  • Richard Lippold (bass-baritone)
  • Trinity Church Choir, New York
  • Owen Burdick
  • Recorded: February 9-11, 18-28, 23-25, 2001
  • Recording Venue: Trinity Church, Wall Street, New York

trad.: The First Nowell (arr. D. Willcocks for choir)

Work length5:02
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  • Tewkesbury Abbey Choir
  • Andrew Sackett
  • Recorded: 1 and 7 February 1994
  • Recording Venue: Tewkesbury Abbey

Holst: In the Bleak Mid-winter (Cranham)

Work length0:05
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  • Robert Stringer (treble), Raymond Johnston (organ)
  • Worcester Cathedral Choir
  • Donald Hunt

Rutter: Nativity carol

Work length4:22
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  • Martin Ford (organ)
  • Vasari Singers
  • Jeremy Backhouse
  • Recorded: 10-12 February 2012
  • Recording Venue: Tonbridge School Chapel, Tonbridge, Kent, UK

Howells: A Spotless Rose

Work length3:04
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  • Roderick Williams (baritone)
  • City of London Choir
  • Hilary Davan Wetton
  • Recorded: 14-15 July 2009
  • Recording Venue: St. Paul's Girls' School, Hammersmith, London

Anderson, Leroy: Sleigh Ride

Work length2:42
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  • Gothenburg Musicians
  • Jerker Johansson
  • Recorded: September - October 2003
  • Recording Venue: Hemsjö kyrka och Artisten, Göteborg, Sweden

Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Christmas Carols

Work length11:47
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  • Stephen Gadd (baritone)
  • Guildford Choral Society, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Hilary Davan Wetton
  • Recorded: 13-14 January 2007
  • Recording Venue: Cadogan Hall, London, United Kingdom

 Excerpt, Prokofiev: Lieutenant Kijé Suite, Op. 60

Work length3:00
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  • Czecho-Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Andrew Mogrelia

Lieutenant Kije Suite, Op. 60: IV. Troika

Track length3:00
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Poston: Jesus Christ the Apple Tree

Work length3:44
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  • Elora Festival Singers
  • Noel Edison

trad.: I wonder as I wander (arr. J. Rutter)

Work length3:00
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  • Ann Hoyt (soprano), Stephen Sands (tenor)
  • Trinity Church Choir, New York
  • Owen Burdick
  • Recorded: February 9-11, 18-28, 23-25, 2001
  • Recording Venue: Trinity Church, Wall Street, New York

I Wonder as I Wander (arr. J. Rutter for voice and choir)

Track length3:00
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trad.: Coventry Carol

Work length4:05
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  • Raymond Johnston (organ)
  • Worcester Cathedral Choir
  • Donald Hunt

trad.: I saw 3 ships (arr. J. Rutter)

Work length1:41
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  • Trinity Church Choir, New York
  • Recorded: February 9-11, 18-28, 23-25, 2001
  • Recording Venue: Trinity Church, Wall Street, New York

I saw 3 ships (arr. J. Rutter for choir)

Track length1:41
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anon.: Es ist ein' Ros' entsprungen

Work length2:50
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  • German Boys Choir
  • Recorded: August and September 1988
  • Recording Venue: Kosice

C. J. Sharp: The holly and the ivy

Work length2:40
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  • Tonus Peregrinus
  • Antony Pitts
  • Recorded: 28 and 29 July 2003
  • Recording Venue: Church of St. Jude-on-the-Hill, London

The holly and the ivy (arr. A. Pitts for choir)

Track length2:40
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Gardner, John: Tomorrow shall be my dancing day

Work length1:55
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  • Mark Williams (piano), Ben Glassberg (tambourine)
  • City of London Choir
  • Hilary Davan Wetton
  • Recorded: 14-15 July 2009
  • Recording Venue: St. Paul's Girls' School, Hammersmith, London

Mathias: Sir Christèmas

Work length1:23
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  • Mark Williams (organ)
  • City of London Choir
  • Hilary Davan Wetton
  • Recorded: 14-15 July 2009
  • Recording Venue: St. Paul's Girls' School, Hammersmith, London

Vaughan Williams: Folksongs of the 4 Seasons

Work length2:27
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  • City of London Choir, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
  • Hilary Davan Wetton
  • Recorded: 12 July 2009
  • Recording Venue: Concert Hall, The Lighthouse, Poole, Dorset

Folksongs of the 4 Seasons: Winter: Wassail song

Track length2:27
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Tavener: God is With Us (A Christmas Proclamation)

Work length5:28
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  • Choir of St John's College Cambridge
  • Christopher Robinson
  • Recorded: 11 - 13 July 2000
  • Recording Venue: St John's College Chapel, Cambridge

 Excerpt, Hely-Hutchinson: A Carol Symphony

Work length4:11
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  • City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Gavin Sutherland
  • Recorded: 12th - 13th May, 2002
  • Recording Venue: Smecky Studio, Prague

A Carol Symphony: Allegro energico

Track length4:11
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Anderson, Leroy: A Christmas Festival

Work length9:06
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  • BBC Concert Orchestra
  • Leonard Slatkin
  • Recorded: 3 September 2007
  • Recording Venue: Colosseum, Town Hall, Watford, UK

A Christmas Festival

Track length9:06
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Rutter: What sweeter music

Work length4:15
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  • Mark Williams (organ)
  • City of London Choir
  • Hilary Davan Wetton
  • Recorded: 14-15 July 2009
  • Recording Venue: St. Paul's Girls' School, Hammersmith, London

Wade, J F: O come, all ye faithful

Work length4:01
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  • Trinity Church Choir, New York
  • Recorded: February 9-11, 18-28, 23-25, 2001
  • Recording Venue: Trinity Church, Wall Street, New York

Adeste fideles (O Come All Ye Faithful) (arr. P. Breiner for choir)

Track length4:01
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Mendelssohn: Hark! the herald angels sing

Work length2:57
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  • Raymond Johnston (organ)
  • Worcester Cathedral Choir
  • Donald Hunt