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Christmas Meditation / Concertos, Airs and Sacred Works from Baroque & Classical times [5 CDs]

Audio Samples

>Gounod, Charles : Ave Maria
>Traditional, Christmas : Maria durch ein Dornwald ging, carol (Blest Mary Wanders through the Thorn)
>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
>     Pastorale
>     He Shall Feed His Flock
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Winter (The Four Seasons), Op. 8/4
>     Largo
>     Largo
>Traditional, Christmas : Susser die Glocken nie klingen, carol (Austrian)
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata, BWV 1031
>     Siciliano
>Herbeck, Johann Franz von : Pueri concinite, for tenor, chorus & orchestra
>Locatelli, Pietro A. : Concerto grosso, Op. 1/8
>     Pastorale
>Gabrieli, Giovanni : Sacrae symphoniae, Book 1
>     no 6
>     no 3
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659
>Dittersdorf, Karl Ditters von : Harp Concerto in A major
>     Larghetto
>Traditional, Christmas : Heil'ge Nacht auf Engelsschwingen
>Bononcini, Giovanni : Divertimento da camera, Op. 7/5
>     Lento dolce
>Praetorious, Michael : Musae Sioniae
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto, Op. 3/11
>     Siciliano
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3
>     Air
>Praetorious, Michael : Kindelein zart, von guter Art
>Manfredini, Francesco : Concerto grosso per il Santissimo Natale
>     Pastorale
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Jesu, meines Herzens Freud', chorale setting for 4 voices, BWV 361 (BC F117.1)
>Handel, George Frideric : Harp Concerto in B flat major
>     2. Larghetto
>Loeillet, Jean-Baptiste (of London) : Sonata in G major
>     Lento
>Traditional, Christmas : O Jesulein zart, carol (German)
>Barsanti, Francesco : Sonata in E minor
>     Siciliano
>Handel, George Frideric : Xerxes
>     Largo
>Traditional, Christmas : Stille, stille laát uns lauschen
>Pescetti, Giovanni Battista : Sonata in C major
>     Andante espressivo
>Corelli, Arcangelo : Concerto grosso, Op. 6/8
>     Grave
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Lobe den Herrn meine Seele, BWV 143
>     Choral
>Telemann, Georg Philipp : Concerto in E minor, TWV 52
>     e1
>Grieg, Edvard : Holberg Suite
>     Air. Andante religioso
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248
>     Aria
>     Aria
>     Aria
>     Sinfonia (Hirtensinfonie)
>Molter, Johann Melchior : Concerto Pastorale
>     1. Larghetto
>Traditional, Christmas : Dies est laetitiae (Piae Cantiones)
>Albinoni, Tomaso : Concerto for Oboe Op. 7/3
>     Adagio
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Vesperae solennes, K 339
>     Laudate Dominum
>Handel, George Frideric : Water Music Suite no 1
>     Air
>     Minuet
>Praetorious, Michael : Schlaf, Mein Kindelein
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude and Fugue in C minor
>     Prelude
>Chant, Gregorian : O admirabile commercium, Christmas Motet
>Buffardin, Pierre-Gabriel : Concerto for Flute in E minor
>     Andante
>Reger, Max [Composer] : Unser liebe Frauen Traum (Our Dear Lady's Dream), sacred song for chorus, Op. 138/4
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for flute, harp & orchestra, KV 299
>     2. Andantino
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Laudate pueri ("O praise the Lord"), motet for female chorus & organ in E flat major, Op. 39/2
>Corelli, Arcangelo : Concerto grosso fatto per la Notte di Natale, Op. 6/8
>     Allegro - Pastorale
>Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel : Organ Concerto in E flat major
>     Adagio sostenuto
>Pachelbel, Johann : Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major
>Handl, Jacobus : Ecce virgo concipiet
>Bruckner, Anton : Ave Maria (II), motet for chorus in F major, WAB 6
>Rheinberger, Joseph : Abendlied, for chorus, Op. 69/3
>Adam, Adolphe : Cantique de Noel for voice & orchestra ("Minuit, Chretiens," "O Holy Night")
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto, BWV 1056
>     Largo
>Bach, Johann Christoph Friedrich : Die Kindheit Jesu, oratorio for voices, chorus & orchestra, HW14/2
>     Hirtenlied
>Telemann, Georg Philipp : Ouverture a la Pastorelle, TWV 55
>     F7
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Ich steh' an deiner Krippen hier, BWV 369
>Handel, George Frideric : Organ Concerto no 4 in F major
>     Andante
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Jesu, du mein habstes Leben, chorale setting for 4 voices BWV 356 (BC F113)
>Galilei, Vincenzo : Fantasia no 8
>Anonymous : Gott hat dich, Maria, erwahlt
>Handel, George Frideric : Concerto grosso, Op. 6/12
>     Aria - Larghetto
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Mozartiana Suite
>     Preghiera
>Schubert, Franz : Deutsche Messe
>     Heilig, heilig
>Reichardt, Johann Friedrich : Heilige Nacht
>Praetorious, Michael : Den die Hirten lobten sehre
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Minuet for keyboard no 36 in D minor (AMN II/36; doubtful), BWV Anh. 132
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Mandolin Concerto, RV 425
>     Largo
>Traditional, Christmas : Auf dem Berge, da wehet ein Wind, carol (German)
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Oboe in D minor
>     Adagio
>Reger, Max [Composer] : Maria Wiegenlied (Mary's Lullaby
>     "Maria sitzt am Rosenhag"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra),
>Rheinberger, Joseph : Ave Maria
>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Christoph W. Gluck Dance of the Blessed Spirits
>Bruch, Max [Composer] : Jubilate-Amen, for soprano, chorus & orchestra, Op. 3
>Grieg, Edvard : Elegy, lyric piece for piano, Op. 47/7
>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night

Album Summary

>Gounod, Charles : Ave Maria
>Traditional, Christmas : Maria durch ein Dornwald ging, carol (Blest Mary Wanders through the Thorn)
>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Winter (The Four Seasons), Op. 8/4
>Traditional, Christmas : Susser die Glocken nie klingen, carol (Austrian)
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata, BWV 1031
>Herbeck, Johann Franz von : Pueri concinite, for tenor, chorus & orchestra
>Locatelli, Pietro A. : Concerto grosso, Op. 1/8
>Gabrieli, Giovanni : Sacrae symphoniae, Book 1
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659
>Dittersdorf, Karl Ditters von : Harp Concerto in A major
>Traditional, Christmas : Heil'ge Nacht auf Engelsschwingen
>Bononcini, Giovanni : Divertimento da camera, Op. 7/5
>Praetorious, Michael : Musae Sioniae
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto, Op. 3/11
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3
>Praetorious, Michael : Kindelein zart, von guter Art
>Manfredini, Francesco : Concerto grosso per il Santissimo Natale
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Jesu, meines Herzens Freud', chorale setting for 4 voices, BWV 361 (BC F117.1)
>Handel, George Frideric : Harp Concerto in B flat major
>Loeillet, Jean-Baptiste (of London) : Sonata in G major
>Traditional, Christmas : O Jesulein zart, carol (German)
>Barsanti, Francesco : Sonata in E minor
>Handel, George Frideric : Xerxes
>Traditional, Christmas : Stille, stille laát uns lauschen
>Pescetti, Giovanni Battista : Sonata in C major
>Corelli, Arcangelo : Concerto grosso, Op. 6/8
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Lobe den Herrn meine Seele, BWV 143
>Telemann, Georg Philipp : Concerto in E minor, TWV 52
>Grieg, Edvard : Holberg Suite
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248
>Molter, Johann Melchior : Concerto Pastorale
>Traditional, Christmas : Dies est laetitiae (Piae Cantiones)
>Albinoni, Tomaso : Concerto for Oboe Op. 7/3
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Vesperae solennes, K 339
>Handel, George Frideric : Water Music Suite no 1
>Praetorious, Michael : Schlaf, Mein Kindelein
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude and Fugue in C minor
>Chant, Gregorian : O admirabile commercium, Christmas Motet
>Buffardin, Pierre-Gabriel : Concerto for Flute in E minor
>Reger, Max [Composer] : Unser liebe Frauen Traum (Our Dear Lady's Dream), sacred song for chorus, Op. 138/4
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for flute, harp & orchestra, KV 299
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Laudate pueri ("O praise the Lord"), motet for female chorus & organ in E flat major, Op. 39/2
>Corelli, Arcangelo : Concerto grosso fatto per la Notte di Natale, Op. 6/8
>Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel : Organ Concerto in E flat major
>Pachelbel, Johann : Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major
>Handl, Jacobus : Ecce virgo concipiet
>Bruckner, Anton : Ave Maria (II), motet for chorus in F major, WAB 6
>Rheinberger, Joseph : Abendlied, for chorus, Op. 69/3
>Adam, Adolphe : Cantique de Noel for voice & orchestra ("Minuit, Chretiens," "O Holy Night")
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto, BWV 1056
>Bach, Johann Christoph Friedrich : Die Kindheit Jesu, oratorio for voices, chorus & orchestra, HW14/2
>Telemann, Georg Philipp : Ouverture a la Pastorelle, TWV 55
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Ich steh' an deiner Krippen hier, BWV 369
>Handel, George Frideric : Organ Concerto no 4 in F major
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Jesu, du mein habstes Leben, chorale setting for 4 voices BWV 356 (BC F113)
>Galilei, Vincenzo : Fantasia no 8
>Anonymous : Gott hat dich, Maria, erwahlt
>Handel, George Frideric : Concerto grosso, Op. 6/12
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Mozartiana Suite
>Schubert, Franz : Deutsche Messe
>Reichardt, Johann Friedrich : Heilige Nacht
>Praetorious, Michael : Den die Hirten lobten sehre
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Minuet for keyboard no 36 in D minor (AMN II/36; doubtful), BWV Anh. 132
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Mandolin Concerto, RV 425
>Traditional, Christmas : Auf dem Berge, da wehet ein Wind, carol (German)
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Oboe in D minor
>Reger, Max [Composer] : Maria Wiegenlied (Mary's Lullaby
>Rheinberger, Joseph : Ave Maria
>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Christoph W. Gluck Dance of the Blessed Spirits
>Bruch, Max [Composer] : Jubilate-Amen, for soprano, chorus & orchestra, Op. 3
>Grieg, Edvard : Elegy, lyric piece for piano, Op. 47/7
>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
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Works Details

>Gounod, Charles : Ave Maria
  • Running Time: 2 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1852

>Traditional, Christmas : Maria durch ein Dornwald ging, carol (Blest Mary Wanders through the Thorn)
  • Conductor: Martin Flämig
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1450-1450

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Pastorale
  • Conductor: Michael Erxleben
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Winter (The Four Seasons), Op. 8/4 :: Largo
  • Performers: Deborah Sipkai (Harp); János Bálint (Flute)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725

>Traditional, Christmas : Süsser die Glocken nie klingen, carol (Austrian)
  • Performer: Jochen Kowalski (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Frank Bohme
  • Ensemble: Philharmonic Art Ensemble
  • Running Time: 2 min. 36 sec.

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata, BWV 1031 :: Siciliano
  • Performers: Martin Lucker (Organ); Reinhold Friedrich (Trumpet)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1730-1734

>Herbeck, Johann Franz von : Pueri concinite, for tenor, chorus & orchestra
  • Conductor: Peter Marschik
  • Running Time: 4 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Locatelli, Pietro A. : Concerto grosso, Op. 1/8 :: Pastorale
  • Conductor: Michael Erxleben
  • Running Time: 3 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral

>Gabrieli, Giovanni : Sacrae symphoniae, Book 1 :: no 6
  • Conductor: Edward Tarr
  • Ensemble: Hr-Brass
  • Running Time: 4 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: He Shall Feed His Flock
  • Performer: Charles Humphries (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Peter Marschik
  • Running Time: 4 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659
  • Performer: Matthias Eisenberg (Organ)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1723

>Dittersdorf, Karl Ditters von : Harp Concerto in A major :: Larghetto
  • Performer: Andrea Vigh (Harp)
  • Ensemble: Budapest Strings
  • Notes: Composition written: 17th Century.
  • Running Time: 7 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 17th Century

>Traditional, Christmas : Heil'ge Nacht auf Engelsschwingen
  • Conductor: Hans-Joachim Rotzsch
  • Running Time: 2 min. 51 sec.

>Bononcini, Giovanni : Divertimento da camera, Op. 7/5 :: Lento dolce
  • Performer: Eckart Haupt (Recorder)
  • Ensemble: Dresden Baroque Soloists
  • Running Time: 2 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Praetorious, Michael : Musae Sioniae
  • Conductor: Peter Marschik
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1600

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto, Op. 3/11 :: Siciliano
  • Conductor: János Rolla
  • Running Time: 2 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1711

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3 :: Air
  • Conductor: Helmut Winschermann
  • Ensemble: German Bach Soloists
  • Running Time: 4 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1731

>Praetorious, Michael : Kindelein zart, von guter Art
  • Conductor: Hans-Joachim Rotzsch
  • Running Time: 2 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Manfredini, Francesco : Concerto grosso per il Santissimo Natale :: Pastorale
  • Conductor: Michael Erxleben
  • Running Time: 4 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Jesu, meines Herzens Freud', chorale setting for 4 voices, BWV 361 (BC F117.1)
  • Conductor: Hartwig Eschenburg
  • Running Time: 3 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1751

>Handel, George Frideric : Harp Concerto in B flat major :: 2. Larghetto
  • Performer: Andrea Vigh (Harp)
  • Ensemble: Budapest Strings
  • Notes: Composition written: 1736.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1736

>Loeillet, Jean-Baptiste (of London) : Sonata in G major :: Lento
  • Performers: Georg Hintermeier (Organ); Wolfgang Steiner (Trumpet)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Traditional, Christmas : O Jesulein zart, carol (German)
  • Conductor: Hans-Joachim Rotzsch
  • Running Time: 2 min. 17 sec.

>Barsanti, Francesco : Sonata in E minor :: Siciliano
  • Performer: Eckart Haupt (Recorder)
  • Ensemble: Dresden Baroque Soloists
  • Running Time: 1 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Handel, George Frideric : Xerxes :: Largo
  • Conductor: Béla Bánfalvi
  • Ensemble: Budapest Strings
  • Running Time: 3 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1738

>Traditional, Christmas : Stille, stille laát uns lauschen
  • Conductor: Martin Flämig
  • Running Time: 3 min. 12 sec.

>Pescetti, Giovanni Battista : Sonata in C major :: Andante espressivo
  • Performer: Andrea Vigh (Harp)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Corelli, Arcangelo : Concerto grosso, Op. 6/8 :: Grave
  • Performers: Georg Hintermeier (Organ); Wolfgang Steiner (Trumpet)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Lobe den Herrn meine Seele, BWV 143 :: Choral
  • Conductor: Hans-Joachim Rotzsch
  • Ensemble: New Bach Collegium Musicum Leipzig
  • Running Time: 2 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1708-1714

>Telemann, Georg Philipp : Concerto in E minor, TWV 52 :: e1
  • Performer: Gunther Holler (Recorder)
  • Conductor: Georg Fischer
  • Ensemble: Cappella Coloniensis
  • Running Time: 3 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: circa 1712-1721

>Grieg, Edvard : Holberg Suite :: Air. Andante religioso
  • Conductor: Béla Bánfalvi
  • Ensemble: Budapest Strings
  • Running Time: 6 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1885

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 :: Aria
  • Conductor: Ralf Otto
  • Ensemble: Concerto Köln
  • Running Time: 6 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1734

>Molter, Johann Melchior : Concerto Pastorale :: 1. Larghetto
  • Conductor: Michael Erxleben
  • Running Time: 1 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto

>Traditional, Christmas : Dies est laetitiae (Piae Cantiones)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 10 sec.
  • Written: 1582

>Albinoni, Tomaso : Concerto for Oboe Op. 7/3 :: Adagio
  • Performer: Lajos Lencsés (Oboe)
  • Conductor: Béla Bánfalvi
  • Ensemble: Budapest Strings
  • Running Time: 3 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1715

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Vesperae solennes, K 339 :: Laudate Dominum
  • Performer: Mária Zádori
  • Conductor: Iván Fischer
  • Running Time: 4 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1780

>Handel, George Frideric : Water Music Suite no 1 :: Air
  • Conductor: Béla Bánfalvi
  • Ensemble: Budapest Strings
  • Notes: Composition written: 1717.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1717

>Praetorious, Michael : Schlaf, Mein Kindelein
  • Conductor: Hans-Joachim Rotzsch
  • Running Time: 3 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude and Fugue in C minor :: Prelude
  • Performer: Andrea Vigh (Harp)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1723-1729

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Winter (The Four Seasons), Op. 8/4 :: Largo
  • Conductor: Béla Bánfalvi
  • Ensemble: Budapest Strings
  • Running Time: 2 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725

>Chant, Gregorian : O admirabile commercium, Christmas Motet
  • Running Time: 2 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas

>Buffardin, Pierre-Gabriel : Concerto for Flute in E minor :: Andante
  • Performer: Eckart Haupt (Recorder)
  • Ensemble: Dresden Baroque Soloists
  • Running Time: 3 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto

>Reger, Max [Composer] : Unser liebe Frauen Traum (Our Dear Lady's Dream), sacred song for chorus, Op. 138/4
  • Conductor: Martin Flämig
  • Running Time: 2 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 09/1914

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for flute, harp & orchestra, KV 299 :: 2. Andantino
  • Performers: Saskia Kwast (Harp); Martin Sandhoff (Flute)
  • Ensemble: Concerto Köln
  • Running Time: 7 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1778

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Laudate pueri ("O praise the Lord"), motet for female chorus & organ in E flat major, Op. 39/2
  • Performer: Michael-Christfried Winkler (Organ)
  • Conductor: Martin Flämig
  • Running Time: 5 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 08/14/1837

>Corelli, Arcangelo : Concerto grosso fatto per la Notte di Natale, Op. 6/8 :: Allegro - Pastorale
  • Conductor: Michael Erxleben
  • Running Time: 5 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 :: Aria
  • Performer: Ruth Ziesak (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Ralf Otto
  • Ensemble: Concerto Köln
  • Running Time: 5 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1734

>Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel : Organ Concerto in E flat major :: Adagio sostenuto
  • Performer: Roland Münch (Organ)
  • Conductor: Hartmut Haenchen
  • Running Time: 7 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1759

>Pachelbel, Johann : Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major
  • Conductor: Max Pommer
  • Ensemble: New Bach Collegium Musicum Leipzig
  • Running Time: 4 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: after 1700

>Handl, Jacobus : Ecce virgo concipiet
  • Conductor: Roland Buchner
  • Running Time: 1 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Gabrieli, Giovanni : Sacrae symphoniae, Book 1 :: no 3
  • Conductor: Edward Tarr
  • Ensemble: Hr-Brass
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Bruckner, Anton : Ave Maria (II), motet for chorus in F major, WAB 6
  • Conductor: Martin Flämig
  • Running Time: 3 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1861

>Rheinberger, Joseph : Abendlied, for chorus, Op. 69/3
  • Performers: Erno Sebestyen (Violin); Andreas Juffinger (Organ)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Adam, Adolphe : Cantique de Noël for voice & orchestra ("Minuit, Chrétiens," "O Holy Night")
  • Performer: David Cordier (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Helmuth Frischauer
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1851

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto, BWV 1056 :: Largo
  • Performers: Deborah Sipkai (Harp); János Bálint (Flute)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1926

>Bach, Johann Christoph Friedrich : Die Kindheit Jesu, oratorio for voices, chorus & orchestra, HW14/2 :: Hirtenlied
  • Conductor: Hermann Max
  • Ensemble: Das kleine Konzert
  • Running Time: 2 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1773

>Telemann, Georg Philipp : Ouvertüre à la Pastorelle, TWV 55 :: F7
  • Conductor: Pál Németh
  • Ensemble: Capella Savaria
  • Running Time: 4 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1768

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Ich steh' an deiner Krippen hier, BWV 369
  • Performers: Axel Köhler; Peter Dicke (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1736

>Handel, George Frideric : Organ Concerto no 4 in F major :: Andante
  • Performer: Erzsébet Achim (Organ)
  • Ensemble: Budapest Strings
  • Running Time: 7 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1735

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Jesu, du mein habstes Leben, chorale setting for 4 voices BWV 356 (BC F113)
  • Conductor: Hartwig Eschenburg
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1751

>Galilei, Vincenzo : Fantasia no 8
  • Performer: Jürgen Röst (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Anonymous : Gott hat dich, Maria, erwählt
  • Conductor: Roland Buchner
  • Running Time: 1 min. 30 sec.

>Handel, George Frideric : Concerto grosso, Op. 6/12 :: Aria - Larghetto
  • Conductor: Max Pommer
  • Ensemble: New Bach Collegium Musicum Leipzig
  • Running Time: 3 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1739

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 :: Aria
  • Conductor: Ralf Otto
  • Ensemble: Concerto Köln
  • Running Time: 9 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1734

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Mozartiana Suite :: Preghiera
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 3 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1887

>Schubert, Franz : Deutsche Messe :: Heilig, heilig
  • Conductor: Jörg-Peter Weigle
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1826-1827

>Reichardt, Johann Friedrich : Heilige Nacht
  • Performer: Jochen Kowalski (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Frank Bohme
  • Ensemble: Philharmonic Art Ensemble
  • Running Time: 1 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 :: Sinfonia (Hirtensinfonie)
  • Conductor: Ralf Otto
  • Ensemble: Concerto Köln
  • Running Time: 5 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1734

>Praetorious, Michael : Den die Hirten lobten sehre
  • Conductor: Hans-Joachim Rotzsch
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Minuet for keyboard no 36 in D minor (AMN II/36; doubtful), BWV Anh. 132
  • Performers: Karl-Heinz Passin (Flute); Walter Bernstein (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1725

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Mandolin Concerto, RV 425 :: Largo
  • Performer: Lajos Mayer (Mandolin)
  • Ensemble: Budapest Strings
  • Running Time: 2 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: by 1742

>Traditional, Christmas : Auf dem Berge, da wehet ein Wind, carol (German)
  • Conductor: Hans-Joachim Rotzsch
  • Running Time: 1 min. 26 sec.

>Handel, George Frideric : Water Music Suite no 1 :: Minuet
  • Conductor: Béla Bánfalvi
  • Ensemble: Budapest Strings
  • Notes: Composition written: 1717.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1717

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Oboe in D minor :: Adagio
  • Performer: Burkhard Glaetzner (Oboe)
  • Conductor: Max Pommer
  • Ensemble: New Bach Collegium Musicum Leipzig
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1921

>Reger, Max [Composer] : Maria Wiegenlied (Mary's Lullaby :: "Maria sitzt am Rosenhag"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra),
  • Performer: Roland Buchner (Organ)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1912

>Rheinberger, Joseph : Ave Maria
  • Conductor: Roland Buchner
  • Running Time: 1 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Christoph W. Gluck Dance of the Blessed Spirits
  • Conductor: András Kórodi
  • Running Time: 7 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Bruch, Max [Composer] : Jubilate-Amen, for soprano, chorus & orchestra, Op. 3
  • Performer: Dorothee Jansen (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Helmuth Froschauer
  • Running Time: 3 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1856

>Grieg, Edvard : Elegy, lyric piece for piano, Op. 47/7
  • Performers: Deborah Sipkai (Harp); János Bálint (Flute)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1886-1888

>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
  • Conductor: Hans-Joachim Rotzsch
  • Running Time: 5 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1818