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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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Contents

Gauntlett: Once in Royal David's city

3:22
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  • Robert Stringer (treble)
  • Worcester Cathedral Choir
  • Donald Hunt

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

1:38
$1.00
$1.20
  • 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)

1:38
$1.00
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 Excerpt, Bach, J S: Christmas Oratorio, BWV248

7:17
$2.00
$2.40
  • Hungarian Radio Chorus, Budapest Failoni Chamber Orchestra
  • Geza Oberfrank

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

7:17
$2.00
$2.40

 Excerpt, Handel: Messiah

5:57
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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)

4:03
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Part I: Glory to God in the highest (Chorus)

1:54
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Coleridge-Taylor: The Forest of Wild Thyme, Op. 74: Christmas Overture (arr. S. Baynes)

5:53
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  • BBC Concert Orchestra
  • Barry Wordsworth

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

5:53
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Britten: A Hymn to the Virgin

3:08
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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

2:45
$1.00
$1.20
  • Tewkesbury Abbey Choir
  • Andrew Sackett

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

2:45
$1.00
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 Excerpt, Corelli: Concerto grosso Op. 6 No. 8 in G minor 'fatto per la notte di Natale'

4:20
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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

4:20
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 Excerpt, Locatelli: Concerto Grosso in F minor, Op. 1 No. 8, 'Christmas'

3:58
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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

3:58
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trad.: God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen

3:27
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  • Tewkesbury Abbey Choir
  • Andrew Sackett

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

3:27
$1.00
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Handel: Joy to the World

1:31
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  • Raymond Johnston (organ)
  • Worcester Cathedral Choir
  • Donald Hunt

Britten: A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28

1:28
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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

1:28
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 Excerpt, Poulenc: Quatre motets pour le temps de Noël

2:10
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  • Elora Festival Singers
  • Noel Edison

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

2:10
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Britten: Corpus Christi Carol

2:28
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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

5:37
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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)

5:37
$1.00
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Finzi: A Lullaby

3:02
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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

4:07
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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

3:43
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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

5:47
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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

3:17
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  • German Boys Choir

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

3:17
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Kirkpatrick: Away in a Manger

2:27
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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)

2:27
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 Excerpt, Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a

1:48
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  • Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Michael Halász

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

1:48
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 Excerpt, Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66

4:32
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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

4:32
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Finzi: In terra pax, Op. 39

16:10
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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

5:25
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  • Studio organist (organ)
  • Tewkesbury Abbey Choir
  • Andrew Sackett

trad.: In Dulci Jubilo

3:16
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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

2:41
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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)

5:02
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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)

0:05
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  • Robert Stringer (treble), Raymond Johnston (organ)
  • Worcester Cathedral Choir
  • Donald Hunt

Rutter: Nativity carol

4:22
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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

3:04
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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

2:42
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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

11:47
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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

3:00
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  • Czecho-Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Andrew Mogrelia

Lieutenant Kije Suite, Op. 60: IV. Troika

3:00
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Poston: Jesus Christ the Apple Tree

3:44
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  • Elora Festival Singers
  • Noel Edison

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

3:00
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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)

3:00
$1.00
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trad.: Coventry Carol

4:05
$1.00
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  • Raymond Johnston (organ)
  • Worcester Cathedral Choir
  • Donald Hunt

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

1:41
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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)

1:41
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anon.: Es ist ein' Ros' entsprungen

2:50
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  • German Boys Choir
  • Recorded: August and September 1988
  • Recording Venue: Kosice

C. J. Sharp: The holly and the ivy

2:40
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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)

2:40
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Gardner, John: Tomorrow shall be my dancing day

1:55
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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

1:23
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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

2:27
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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

2:27
$1.00
$1.20

Tavener: God is With Us (A Christmas Proclamation)

5:28
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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

4:11
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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

4:11
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Anderson, Leroy: A Christmas Festival

9:06
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  • BBC Concert Orchestra
  • Leonard Slatkin
  • Recorded: 3 September 2007
  • Recording Venue: Colosseum, Town Hall, Watford, UK

A Christmas Festival

9:06
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Rutter: What sweeter music

4:15
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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

4:01
$1.00
$1.20
  • 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)

4:01
$1.00
$1.20

Mendelssohn: Hark! the herald angels sing

2:57
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  • Raymond Johnston (organ)
  • Worcester Cathedral Choir
  • Donald Hunt