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Welcome News: Choral Music of Carson Cooman / Cambridge Consonance
Welcome News: Choral Music of Carson Cooman / Cambridge Consonance

1 CD / Gothic Records / 2012-07-31

Works: Carson Cooman: Ad majorem Dei gloriam, for chorus, Op. 878; Set Me As a Seal, for chorus, Op. 817; The Welcome News, for chorus, Op. 821; That They May Rest, for chorus, Op. 835; Surely It Is God Who...
Conductors: Grossman, Jeffrey
Ensemble: ; Cambridge Consonance

Carson Cooman is an American composer with a catalogue of works in many forms - ranging from solo instrumental pieces to operas, and from orchestral...continue...
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Winter: An Evocation / Polyphony: Voices of New Mexico
Winter: An Evocation / Polyphony: Voices of New Mexico

1 CD / Raven Records / 2012-03-13

Works: Benjamin Britten: A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28; John Tavener: A Nativity Carol, for chorus; English Traditional: Down in Yon Forest, folk song; Andrew Ager: Winter - An Evocation, for chorus, harp & ...
Performers: DeVelder, Lynn Gorman; Hellbom, Rebecca; Thevenot, Maxine; Wilder, Meredith
Conductors: Thévenot, Maxine
Ensemble: Polyphony: Voices of New Mexico

The rich variety of the different experiences of winter is at the heart of this program, which celebrates winter from a variety of angles. Christmas...continue...
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Jack Mitchener plays Christmas Organ Music
Jack Mitchener plays Christmas Organ Music

1 CD / Raven Records / 2012-05-08

Works: Recorded Sound: Church Bells; Louis-Claude Daquin: Noël Grand Jeu et Duo, for organ; Nouveau livre de noëls (12), Op. 2; Johann Sebastian Bach: In dulci jubilo, BWV 729; Marcel Dupré: ...
Performers: Mitchener, Jack [Organ]

A laureate of the Dublin International Organ Competition, Jack Mitchener is a leading American concert organist, having performed to critical acclaim across the U.S., Europe...continue...
Recording information: Finney Chapel, Oberlin College (08/04/2010-08/05/2010)....continue...
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Joy to the World / US Air Force Band and Singing Sergeants, Lowell E Graham
Joy to the World / US Air Force Band and Singing Sergeants, Lowell E Graham

1 CD / Klavier / 2012-08-28

Works: Lowell Mason: Joy to the World; Frank Weldon: Christmas in Killarney, song; Pietro Yon: Gesú bambino; Alfred Reed: Russian Christmas Music; Christmas Traditional: Christmas Medley; God Rest You ...
Performers: Adams, Aubrey; Adcock, William [Trumpet]; Colleran, Russell; Defranchi, Alexis; Farwig, David; James Cavanaugh / John Redmond / Nat Simon; Kadison, Erica M.; LaDuke, Lance; Maloy, Thomas; Nokes, Davi...
Conductors: Graham, Lowell E
Ensemble: United States Air Force Band; United States Air Force Singing Sergeants

Recording information: Hylton Memorial Chapel, Woodbridge, VA (11/17/1997-11/21/1997)....continue...
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Jingle Them Bells: Christmas Favorites Re-imagined by Julie Giroux / UNT Symphonic Band - Fisher
Jingle Them Bells: Christmas Favorites Re-imagined by Julie Giroux / UNT Symphonic Band - Fisher

1 CD / Klavier / 2012-10-30

Works: Julie Giroux: Jingle Them Bells, for symphonic band; Three Wise Guys, for clarinet, tenor saxophone, marimba & symphonic band; Away in a Manger, for symphonic band; The Blue Danube Christmas Waltz, f...
Performers: Barrette, Anthony [Sax (Tenor)]; Hashi, Alyse [Flute]; Hicks, Kevin [Trombone]; Pickford, Kelsey; Pronske, Jack [Marimba]; Strudwick, Carlos [Trumpet]
Conductors: Fisher, Dennis
Ensemble: ; UNT Symphonic Band

Recording information: Winspear Performance Hall, Murchison Performing Arts Ce (01/14/2012-01/16/2012)....continue...
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Wonderful World - Works by Bach, Irving Berlin, Thomas Miller et al.  / Denver Brass and Friends - Lowell Graham
Wonderful World - Works by Bach, Irving Berlin, Thomas Miller et al. / Denver Brass and Friends - Lowell Graham

1 CD / Klavier / 2012-07-31

Works: Andrew Wolfe: Fanfare for the Brave, for brass ensemble; Herb Alpert Suite, medley for brass ensemble; Sleepers Awake / A Whiter Shade of Pale, for brass ensemble; Brian K. Pfoltner: Pikes Peak, over...
Performers: Hood, Alan; Miller, Tom
Conductors: Graham, Lowell E.
Ensemble: ; Denver Brass

Recording information: Frederic C. Hamilton Family Recital Hall, Newman Center (06/11/2010-06/16/2010)....continue...
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Johann Sebastian Bach: Christmas Oratorio / Juliane Banse, Cornelia Kallisch, Markus Schafer, Robert Swensen
Johann Sebastian Bach: Christmas Oratorio / Juliane Banse, Cornelia Kallisch, Markus Schafer, Robert Swensen

2 CD / Winter & Winter / 2012-09-11

Conductors: Beringer, Karl-Friedrich
Ensemble: Munich Baroque Orchestra; Windsbach Children's Choir
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Christmas with Los Romeros - Away in a Manger, Joy to the World, Ave Maria, Carol of the Bells, Silent Night, Little Drummer Boy et al.
Christmas with Los Romeros - Away in a Manger, Joy to the World, Ave Maria, Carol of the Bells, Silent Night, Little Drummer Boy et al.

1 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2012-10-09

Works: George Frederick Handel: Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio; Joy to the World (theme by Handel); William James Kirkpatrick: Away in a manger; Franz Schubert: Ave Maria; Mykola Leontovych: Carol of the Bells; ...
Performers: Romeros, Los
Conductors: Paris, Massimo

Recording information: Sala María Cristina, Málaga (04/2011-05/2011).

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Weihnachtslieder - Christmas Songs / Dietrich Fischer Dieskau, baritone; Jorg Demus, piano
Weihnachtslieder - Christmas Songs / Dietrich Fischer Dieskau, baritone; Jorg Demus, piano

1 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2012-11-06

Works: Christian Friedrich Daniel Schubart: Weihnachtslied der Hirten ("Schlaf wohl, du Himmelsknabe du"); Carl Reinecke: Weihnachtslied, for voice & piano, no 17; Adolphe Adam: Cantique de Noël for vo...
Performers: Demus, Jörg [Piano]; Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich [Baritone Vocal]

Recording information: Jesus Christ Church, Dahlem, Germany (11/24/1970-11/25/1970)....continue...
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Britten: A Ceremony of Carols; St. Nicolas / Holst Singers; Trinity College Choir. Stephen Layton
Britten: A Ceremony of Carols; St. Nicolas / Holst Singers; Trinity College Choir. Stephen Layton

1 CD / Hyperion / 2012-10-09

Works: Benjamin Britten: A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28; Saint Nicholas, cantata for tenor, treble, choruses & orchestra, Op. 42
Performers: Cole, Jeremy; Edwards, Catherine; Higgins, Jonathan; Price, Sally
Conductors: Layton, Stephen
Ensemble: ; Trinity College Choir, Cambridge

Stephen Layton leads the Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge and the Holst Singers in two of Benjamin Britten's most popular choral works for Christmastide. The...continue...
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Deo Gratias Anglia: Sacred Polyphony / Ensemble Céladon
Deo Gratias Anglia: Sacred Polyphony / Ensemble Céladon

1 CD / Aeon / 2012-05-08

Works: Anonymous: Agincourt Hymn; Now wolde y fayne; Anonymous, English: Angelus ad Virginem; Pray for Us, Thou Prince of Peace, hymn; Dou way, Robin / Sancta mater gracie, motet; Perspice Christicola (tune...
Performers: Bernatene, Ludwin; Bundgen, Paulin; Coutouly, Clara [Vocals]; Delafosse, Anne; Guern, Nolwenn Le
Conductors: Bündgen, Paulin
Ensemble: Ensemble Céladon; Ensemble Céladon

From 1337 to 1453, France and England waged a ruthless combat, with the Hundred Years' War plunging Europe into violence and horror. Yet far from...continue...
Recording information: Notre Dame Church, Centeilles, France (06/23/2010-06/26/2010)....continue...
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Christmas Carols Vol. 1 - beautiful German carols sung by leading concert and opera singers, choirs and children
Christmas Carols Vol. 1 - beautiful German carols sung by leading concert and opera singers, choirs and children

1 CD / Carus / 2012-10-30


Exclusive Collection of Christmas Carols Many renowned German-speaking singers - amongst others, Jonas Kaufmann, Angelika Kirchschlager and Christoph Prégardien - and ensembles have recorded th...continue...
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Christmas Carols Vol. 2 - beautiful German carols sung by leading concert and opera singers, choirs and children
Christmas Carols Vol. 2 - beautiful German carols sung by leading concert and opera singers, choirs and children

1 CD / Carus / 2012-10-30

Works: Christmas Traditional: Joseph, lieber Joseph mein (Joseph, Dearest Joseph Mine), carol (German); Zu Bethlehem geboren, carol (German); Maria durch ein Dornwald ging, carol (Blest Mary Wanders through...
Performers: Busch, Christine; Elsner, Leonhard; Elsner, Paulina; Friedrich, Lukas; Frisch, Vincent [Vocals]; Fritzsch, Thomas [Cello]; Gees, Michael; Grimm, Johannes; Henschel, Dietrich; Johannsen, Kay; Lielbard...
Conductors: Bernius, Frieder; Johannsen, Kay; Creed, Marcus; Biller, Georg Christoph; Alber, Michael; Schuck, Stefan
Ensemble: ; Ensemble 94; Kammerchor Stuttgart

Exclusive Collection of Christmas Carols Many renowned German-speaking singers - amongst others, Jonas Kaufmann, Angelika Kirchschlager and Christoph Prégardien - and ensembles have recorded th...continue...
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From bottom of my heart - Most Beautiful German Hymns [3 CDs]
From bottom of my heart - Most Beautiful German Hymns [3 CDs]

3 CD / Carus / 2012-04-24

Works: Anonymous, German: Aus meines Herzens Grunde, hymn; Nun ruhen alle Wälder, hymn; O selige Nacht, hymn; Christi Mutter stand mit Schmerzen, hymn; Wir danken dir, Herr Jesu Christ, hymn; Christ is...
Performers: Dahlmann, Thilo; Johannsen, Kay; Mertens, Klaus; Payer, Gotz; Sandhoff, Ruth; Wegener, Sarah; Weller, Andreas

For many, hymns are a part of early childhood experiences. Their texts and melodies can accompany people throughout their whole lives. Even when memory fades,...continue...
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Wolfgang Rihm: Uber die Linie II; Coll'Arco / Jorg Widmann, clarinet; Caroline Widmann, violin
Wolfgang Rihm: Uber die Linie II; Coll'Arco / Jorg Widmann, clarinet; Caroline Widmann, violin

1 CD / Hanssler Classic / 2012-03-27

Works: Wolfgang Rihm: Music for Clarinet & Orchestra (Über die Linie II); Coll'Arco (Vierte Musik), for violin & orchestra
Performers: Widmann, Carolin; Widmann, Jörg
Conductors: Cambreling, Sylvain; Jensen, Eivind Gullberg
Ensemble: SWR Symphony Orchestra Baden-Baden and Freiburg

Prolific contemporary composer Wolfgang Rihm will celebrate his 60th birthday this year. This, the 6th installment in Haenssler Classic's critically acclaimed survey of Rihm's orchestral...continue...
Recording information: Konzerthaus Freiburg (2009-02-12&2010-02-27&2010-)....continue...
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Musical Advent Calendar: Jubiläums-Edition - 24 Songs for Advent and Christmas
Musical Advent Calendar: Jubiläums-Edition - 24 Songs for Advent and Christmas

1 CD / Hanssler Classic / 2012-09-25

Works: Andreas Hammerschmidt: Machet die Tore weit (Open Wide the Gates); George Frederick Handel: Solomon; Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio; Jill Nordin: Whisperin' Your Name, spiritual for chorus & piano; Astor ...
Performers: Bockemuhl, Fionn; Bongard, Andreas; Comes, Barbara; Geiseler, Soren [Piano]; Hoffmann, Andreas; Knecht, Johannes; Liebfried, Caroline [Piano]; Saloniker, Stuttgarter; Settelmeyer, Matthias [Piano]; T...
Conductors: Schumacher, Jan; Schick, Berthold; Emling, Meinhard; Knecht, Johannes; Gilde, Hans de; Dücker, Martin; Kaltenbach, Anneliese; ; Crespo, Enrique; Haáler, Christoph; Kunz, Hanns-Friedrich; ...
Ensemble: ; Freiburger Spielleyt; Zither Group of the Trachtenkapelle Glottertal

For the past nine years, the Hanssler Classic/SWR co-production of the Musikalischer Advenskalender has been one of the most eagerly anticipated releases for the holiday...continue...
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Still liegt die Winternacht - Advent and Christmas songs for male choir from fire centuries / DieMeistersinger
Still liegt die Winternacht - Advent and Christmas songs for male choir from fire centuries / DieMeistersinger

1 CD / Hanssler Classic / 2012-09-25

Works: John Francis Wade: O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fideles); Clémence de Grandval: Es ist ein Ros entsprungen; Christmas Traditional: O come, o come, Emmanuel (Veni, veni, Emmanuel), carol; Zu B...
Conductors: Breuninger, Klaus
Ensemble: ; DieMeistersinger

Founded in 1998 with members from the world-famous Gachinger Kantorei, Stuttgart's celebrated men's choir "Die Meistersinger" have devoted themselves to rescuing the rich repository of...continue...
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On a Cold Winter's Day - Early Christmas music and carols from the British Isles / Quadriga Consort
On a Cold Winter's Day - Early Christmas music and carols from the British Isles / Quadriga Consort

1 CD / Carpe Diem / 2012-10-30

Works: Christmas Traditional: Wassail Song ("Here We Come a-Wassailing"), carol (a.k.a. "Here We Come a-Caroling"); The Huron Carol ("'Twas in the Moon of Wintertime"), carol (Quebecois); Wie schon leuchtet...
Performers: Newerkla, Nikolaus
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Ensemble: Quadriga Consort

As the cold and bleak winter days descend upon us, the Quadriga Consort presents long forgotten carols and age-old tunes of the festive season. With...continue...
Recording information: Gertrudskirche, Gars am Kamp, Austria (05/03/2012-05/06/2012)....continue...
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Bach: Christmas Oratorio / Peter Dijkstra. The Academy for Ancient Music
Bach: Christmas Oratorio / Peter Dijkstra. The Academy for Ancient Music

4 CD / BR Klassik / 2012-10-30

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248; Wieland Schmid: Werkenführung von Wieland Schmid, for chorus
Performers: Hanft, Max; Harnish, Rachel [Soprano Vocal]; Heidenriech, Gert [Vocals]; Immler, Christian; Philippin, Sonja [Soprano Vocal]; Schloffer, Friedrich; Schmitt, Maximilian [Tenor Vocal]; Vondung, Anke; W...
Conductors: Dijkstra, Peter
Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Symphony Chorus

After the success of his introduction to the St. Matthew Passion, author Wieland Schmid takes us on a journey through the Christmas Oratorio with thrilling...continue...
Recording information: Herkulessaal der Residenz, München (12/11/2010-12/12/2010)....continue...
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Nun singet und seid froh - Carols for Advent and Christmas / Windsbach Boys Choir
Nun singet und seid froh - Carols for Advent and Christmas / Windsbach Boys Choir

1 CD / Rondeau Production / 2012-09-25

Works: Christmas Traditional: Herbei, o ihr Gläubigen, carol (tune "Adeste fidelis"); Maria durch ein Dornwald ging, carol (Blest Mary Wanders through the Thorn); Freu' dich' Erd' und Sternenzelt, caro...
Performers: Bauer, Mathias [Boy Alto]; Herden, Vilmar; Zitzmann, Jorg [Boy Soprano]
Conductors: Beringer, Karl-Friedrich
Ensemble: ; Windsbach Boys Choir

A peaceful Christmas Eve with the Windsbacher Knabenchor: this disc captures the best-known and most loved Christmas songs in a cappella settings that can be...continue...
Recording information: Evangelischen Kirche Merkendorf (03/02/1984-03/04/1984)....continue...
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Bach: Christmas Oratorio / Thomanerchor Leipzig
Bach: Christmas Oratorio / Thomanerchor Leipzig

2 CD / Rondeau Production / 2012-03-27

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248
Performers: Biller, Georg Christoph
Conductors: Biller, Georg Christoph
Ensemble: Gewandhausorchester

Georg Christoph Biller is the 16th cantor at St. Thomas after J.S. Bach. He is fortunate to choristers from his own choir perform these work's...continue...
Recording information: Thomaskirche Leipzig (12/07/2009-12/13/2009)....continue...
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Weihnachtssingen - An Evening of Christmas Carols - works by Buxtehude; Walter Kraft; Johann Eccard; Heinrich Schutz; Peter Cornelius et al. / Lubecker Knabenkantorei
Weihnachtssingen - An Evening of Christmas Carols - works by Buxtehude; Walter Kraft; Johann Eccard; Heinrich Schutz; Peter Cornelius et al. / Lubecker Knabenkantorei

1 CD / Rondeau Production / 2012-11-13

Works: Gregorian Chant: Hodie Christus natus est, antiphon, mode 1; Johannes Unger: Organ Improvisation no 1; Organ Improvisation no 2; Organ Improvisation no 3; Organ Improvisation no 4; Organ Improvisatio...
Performers: Jensch, Jan-Handrik; Maier, Johanna; Unger, Johannes
Conductors: Muller, Michael D.
Ensemble: ; Lubecker Knabenkantorei

Since 1948 the Lübecker Knabenkantorei has invited audiences to join them for their Christmas concerts at St Mary's Church in Lübeck. These invitations have brought...continue...
Recording information: St. Gertrud Church (05/12/2012-05/20/2012); St. Marien Kirche, Lübeck, Germany (05/12/2012-05/20/2012); St. Gertrud Church (07/08/2012); St. Marien Kirche, Lübeck, Ger...continue...
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In Dulci Jubilo - Carols for Christmas / Knabenchor Hannover
In Dulci Jubilo - Carols for Christmas / Knabenchor Hannover

1 CD / Rondeau Production / 2012-09-25

Works: Michael Praetorius: In dulci jubilo; Psallite unigenito; Musae Sioniae; Gottfried Wolters: Maria durch en Dornwald ging, for chorus & piano; Auf, lasst nach Bethlehem uns nun gehen, for chorus; Zu Be...
Conductors: Hennig, Heinz
Ensemble: Knabenchor Hannover Instrumental Ensemble

Celebrate Christmas with the Knabenchor Hannover under the direction of founder and longtime leader Heinz Hennig. Even after almost 30 years the choir's fresh, lively,...continue...
Recording information: Stadthalle Hannover, Beethovensaal, Hannover (01/29/1977-01/30/1977)....continue...
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Siegfried Strohbach: Gloria in Excelsis Deo - Songs for Christmas and Advent / Hanover Boys Choir, Ulfert Smidt, Sky du Mont
Siegfried Strohbach: Gloria in Excelsis Deo - Songs for Christmas and Advent / Hanover Boys Choir, Ulfert Smidt, Sky du Mont

1 CD / Rondeau Production / 2012-10-30

Works: Siegfried Strohbach: Gloria in excelsis Deo, oratorio for soloists, boy's choir & organ
Performers: Smidt, Ulfert
Conductors: Breiding, Jörg
Ensemble: Hannover Boys Choir

Under the direction of Jörg Breiding, the Knabenchor Hannover performs well-known songs for Advent and Christmas set to music in a contemporary style by Siegfried...continue...
Recording information: Kirche des Stephansstifts, Hannover, Germany (01/20/2012-01/23/2012)....continue...
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Essence of Christmas / Bach, Mozart, Debussy, Bridge, Tchaikovsky, Buys / Quintessenz - Leipzig Flute Ensemble
Essence of Christmas / Bach, Mozart, Debussy, Bridge, Tchaikovsky, Buys / Quintessenz - Leipzig Flute Ensemble

1 CD / Genuin / 2012-11-13

Works: Frank Bridge: Sir Roger de Coverley, Christmas dance for string orchestra, H 155; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Variations (12) for Piano in C major on "Ah vous dirai-je maman", K 265 (300e); Claude Debus...
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Ensemble: Quintessenz (Flute Ensemble)

The Essence of Christmas is the Leipzig Flute Ensemble Quintessenz second release on the Genuin label. Anna Garzuly, who leads the ensemble, has studied in...continue...
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Carols from Kings / Stephen Cleobury, King's College Choir
Carols from Kings / Stephen Cleobury, King's College Choir

1 CD / Brilliant Classics / 2012-11-13

Works: Henry John Gauntlett: Once in Royal David's City, carol; Christmas Traditional: Rejoice and Be Merry; Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French); King Jesus Hath A Garden (Dutch); Infant Holy, Infant Lowly ...
Performers: Goode, David; Knight, Alexander; Todd, Nicholas
Conductors: Cleobury, Stephen
Ensemble: ; King's College Choir

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, is one of the world's most beloved choral groups. Each Christmas Eve millions across the globe tune in to...continue...
Recording information: La Musée des Augustins, Toulouse, France (08/02/1994-08/03/1994)....continue...
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Christmas at King's College, Cambridge
Christmas at King's College, Cambridge

1 CD / Musical Concepts / 2012-10-16

Works: John Francis Wade: O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fideles); Robert Lucas Pearsall: In dulci jubilo, for soloists & chorus; Christmas Traditional: Blessed Be That Maid Marie (English); God Rest You M...
Performers: Alan, Hervey; Preston, Simon [Conductor/Composer]
Conductors: Willcocks, David
Ensemble: ; King's College Choir Cambridge

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And Comes the Day - Carols and Antiphons for Advent - works by Chilcott; Joubert; Ord; Charpentier; Britten; Warlock; Howells / Choir of Queens' College Cambridge
And Comes the Day - Carols and Antiphons for Advent - works by Chilcott; Joubert; Ord; Charpentier; Britten; Warlock; Howells / Choir of Queens' College Cambridge

1 CD / Orchid Classics / 2012-11-13

Works: Plainchant: Drop down, ye heavens (Advent Prose), Mode 1, for choir; Bob Chilcott: Advent Antiphons for chorus; John Joubert: There Is No Rose, for chorus, Op. 14; Boris Ord: Adam lay ybounden; Chris...
Conductors: Wollston, Silas
Ensemble: Queens' Chapel Players

Here is a beautiful new recording exploring the music and themes of Advent, including some well-known carols and antiphons alongside some newer, less frequently heard...continue...
Recording information: Queens' College Chapel, Cambridge, England (03/19/2012-03/21/2012)....continue...
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John Rutter: Requiem; Te Deum / Cleobury, King's College Choir
John Rutter: Requiem; Te Deum / Cleobury, King's College Choir

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2012-01-10

Works: John Rutter: Requiem; Veni Sancte Spiritus; What sweeter music; Hymn to the Creator of Light; Cantate Domino; Cantus; Te Deum for chorus, organ & orchestra
Performers: Quinney, Robert
Conductors: Cleobury, Stephen
Ensemble: ; City of London Sinfonia; Wallace Collection (Brass Ensemble)

This set explores John Rutter as a conductor of choirs and an arranger and editor of music. Brought to life by the Choir of King's...continue...
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EMI 873882
Essential Carols - Over 2 hours of timeless Christmas favorites
Essential Carols - Over 2 hours of timeless Christmas favorites

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2012-10-09

Works: Christmas Traditional: The First Nowell (English); Up! Good Christian Folk, and Listen (Piae cantiones); O come, o come, Emmanuel (Veni, veni, Emmanuel), carol; The Holly and the Ivy (English); While...
Performers: Andrew Davis [Conductor/Organ]; Bell, David [Organ]; Bickenbach, Christfried; Blandford, Jeremy; Clarvis, Paul; Grier, Francis; Hare, Ian; Hendricks, Barbara [Soprano Vocal]; Kampen, Christopher van;...
Conductors: Ledger, Philip [Organ]; Willcocks, David; Hickox, Richard; Ericson, Eric; Rutter, John; Hughes, Owain Arwel; Schmidt-Gaden, Gerhard; Alexander, Geoffrey; Handford, Maurice

Essential Classics is a series of 2-CD sets drawn from the catalogs of EMI Classics and Virgin Classics. Presenting the bestloved and most popular works...continue...
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A Choral Christmas - works by Leighton; Poulenc; Taverner; Lauridsen; Whitacre; Chivers et al. / Rodolfus Choir
A Choral Christmas - works by Leighton; Poulenc; Taverner; Lauridsen; Whitacre; Chivers et al. / Rodolfus Choir

1 CD / Signum Records / 2012-01-01

Conductors: Allwood, Ralph
Ensemble: Rodolfus Choir

A leading light in the world of youth choral music, the Rodolfus Choir is made up of choristers from ages 16-25 who are past and...continue...
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SIG 257
Journey Into Light - Music for the Festivals of Advent, Christmas, Epiphany and Candlemas by E.Poston; W.McKie; Patrick Hadley; Judith Weir; Britten et al. / Choir of Jesus College Cambridge
Journey Into Light - Music for the Festivals of Advent, Christmas, Epiphany and Candlemas by E.Poston; W.McKie; Patrick Hadley; Judith Weir; Britten et al. / Choir of Jesus College Cambridge

1 CD / Signum Records / 2012-01-01

Works: Elizabeth Poston: Jesus Christ the Apple Tree; William McKie: We Wait for Thy Loving Kindness, O God, for chorus & organ; Patrick Hadley: I sing of a maiden; Judith Weir: Advent Prose, for chorus; Jo...
Performers: Austin, Alasdair [Treble]; Beetschen, Alexander; Bryan, Nico [Treble]; Crawshaw, Rebecca; Dixon, Robert; Hetherington, Olympia; Lambourn, Timothy; Leach, Edward; Senanayake, Jaliya; Smith, Matthew [B...
Conductors: Williams, Mark
Ensemble: ; Choir of Jesus College Cambridge

A new festive release from the Choir of Jesus College Cambridge under their director Mark Williams - with additional performances from organists Robert Dixon and...continue...
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Christmas - Henry John Gauntlett,  Traditional,  Various  / Voces8
Christmas - Henry John Gauntlett, Traditional, Various / Voces8

1 CD / Signum Records / 2012-01-01

Works: Henry John Gauntlett: Once in Royal David's City, carol; Christmas Traditional: Gabriel's Message (Basque); Away in a Manger; Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French); I Wonder As I Wander (American); Cov...
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Ensemble: Voces8

The international award-winning octet, VOCES8, has established itself at the forefront of British a cappella. Performing a repertoire ranging from Renaissance polyphony to unique Jazz...continue...
Recording information: St. George's Church, Chesterton, Cambridge, England (08/21/2011-08/24/2011)....continue...
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My Dancing Day: Choral Music by Richard Rodney Bennett / BBC Singers
My Dancing Day: Choral Music by Richard Rodney Bennett / BBC Singers

1 CD / Signum Records / 2012-01-01

Works: Richard Rodney Bennett: My Dancing Day, carol setting for chorus; Gloria, Gloria, carol setting for chorus; In the Bleak Midwinter, carol setting for chorus; New Year Carol, carol setting for chorus;...
Performers: Goater, Edward; Robinson, Olivia
Conductors: Brough, Paul
Ensemble: BBC Singers

As one of Britain's most respected and versatile musicians, Sir Richard Rodney Bennett has produced over two hundred works for the concert hall, and fifty...continue...
Recording information: Studio 1, Maida Vale, London, England (01/19/2012/01/20/2012)....continue...
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The World's Desire: Christmas at Loretto / South Bend Chamber Singers
The World's Desire: Christmas at Loretto / South Bend Chamber Singers

1 CD / Pro Organo / 2012-03-13

Works: Bob Chilcott: Nova! nova!, for chorus; Daniel E. Gawthrop: Lo, How a Rose, carol setting for chorus; John Tavener: Today the Virgin, for chorus; Paul Carey: Hush! My Dear, Lie Still and Slumber, caro...
Performers: Bain, Sharon; Bosler, Carol [Soprano (vocal)]; Drendall, Stephen; Ferguson, Cheryl [Soprano]; Homann, David [Percussion]; Keasey, Kathleen; Mast, Steven; Miracle, Thomas; Olsen, Thomas; Packard, Emil...
Conductors: Menk, Nancy

The South Bend Chamber Singers is an ensemble-in-residence at Saint Mary's College and celebrates its 20th anniversary season with this recording. This is their third...continue...
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Glad Tidings: Carols for Christmas - In Dulci jubilo; O little one sweet; Cherry tree carol; Es ist ein ros / Singscape
Glad Tidings: Carols for Christmas - In Dulci jubilo; O little one sweet; Cherry tree carol; Es ist ein ros / Singscape

1 CD / Gift of Music / 2012-10-30

Works: Christmas Traditional: The Angel Gabriel from Heaven Came (Birjina gaztettobat zegoen), Basque carol; Away in a Manger; Angels from the Realms of Glory; The Cherry Tree Carol; There Is No Rose of Suc...
Conductors: Tenant-Flowers, Sarah
Ensemble: ; Singscape

Heavenly voices raise in honor of the Christmas season. Inspirational choral music for Christmas comes from one of England's finest choirs in a program of...continue...
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Songs for Christmas and Advent from the renaissance and early baroque / Stimmwerck
Songs for Christmas and Advent from the renaissance and early baroque / Stimmwerck

1 CD / Christophorus / 2012-10-01

Works: Samuel Scheidt: O Jesulein zart (arranged on the basis of an original figured bass by J.S. Bach); Gregorian Chant: O clavis David, antiphon, Mode 2; Fit porta Christi pervia, 4 part cantio; O Adon...
Performers: Ebert, Michael; Eglhuber, Christoph [Renaissance Guitar]; Gramá, Nele; Gramß, Nele; Waldek, Reinhild
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Ensemble: Stimmwerck
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A Christmas Festival - incl. Frosty the Snowman; Ukrainian Bell Carol; March of the Toys; O Holy Night et al. / Brass Band of Battle Creek
A Christmas Festival - incl. Frosty the Snowman; Ukrainian Bell Carol; March of the Toys; O Holy Night et al. / Brass Band of Battle Creek

1 CD / MSR Classics / 2012-09-11

Works: Jeff Tyzik: A Christmas Overture; Johnny Marks: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer; George Frederick Handel: Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio; Steve Nelson: Frosty the Snowman; Mykola Leontovych: Carol of the B...
Performers: Frost, Mark; Gordon, Wycliffe; Mead, Steven; Richardson, Rex
Conductors: Evans, Richard; Ioannides, Sarah; Gould, Mark [Trumpet]; Sedatole, Kevin
Ensemble: Brass Band of Battle Creek

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MSR 1425
Christmas in Brass / Gabriel V Brass Ensemble, David Chambers, organ; Extol Handbell Choir
Christmas in Brass / Gabriel V Brass Ensemble, David Chambers, organ; Extol Handbell Choir

1 CD / Gloriae Dei Cantores / 2012-10-09

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 146, BWV 146; George Frederick Handel: Joy to the World (theme by Handel); Pavel Chesnokov: Salvation Is Created (Spaséñiye sodélal), for choir, Op. 2...
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Ensemble: Extol Handbell Choir; Gabriel V Brass Ensemble

Nothing heralds the majesty of Christmastime quite like the brilliance and radiant beauty of music for brass instruments. On this remastered reissue of a classic...continue...
Recording information: Church of the Transfiguration (06/2011)....continue...
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Christmas Mass in Vienna: Music for Christmas by Hammerschmidt, Vulpius, Mozart, Arcadeit, Rheinberger, Franck et al. / Choral Society of St. Augustine at ViennaÆs Jesuit Church
Christmas Mass in Vienna: Music for Christmas by Hammerschmidt, Vulpius, Mozart, Arcadeit, Rheinberger, Franck et al. / Choral Society of St. Augustine at ViennaÆs Jesuit Church

1 CD / Preiser / 2012-09-11

Works: Andreas Hammerschmidt: Machet die Tore weit (Open Wide the Gates); Melchior Vulpius: Nun komm der Heiden Heiland, for chorus; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Mass no 15 for vocal soloists, chorus & orchestr...
Performers: Heinrich, Gernot; Horak, Cornelia; Schamschula, Maximilian [Organ]; Sramek, Alfred
Conductors: Pixner, Andreas
Ensemble: ; Orchestra of St. Augustine Vienna

The Choral Society of St. Augustine at Vienna's Jesuit Church is a church choir. The choir occupies a special place in the Viennese musical scene,...continue...
Recording information: Jesuitenkirche-Univesitätskirche, Vienna, Austria (10/01/2011/10/02/2011)....continue...
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Christmas in the Cloister
Christmas in the Cloister

1 CD / Milan / 2012-11-06

Works: Gregorian Chant: Midnight Mass (Missa in nocte); A solis ortus cardine, hymn in mode 3 (Liber Usualis no 400); Third Mass for Christmas; Christmas Traditional: Susani (German); In dulci jubilo (Pi&ae...
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MILN 36608
In the World of the Spirits: Christmas Classics for Wind Band by Reed, Holst, Broughton
In the World of the Spirits: Christmas Classics for Wind Band by Reed, Holst, Broughton

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2012-10-30

Works: Claude T. Smith: Symphonic Prelude on "Adeste Fideles", for band; Alfred Reed: Greensleeves; Russian Christmas Music; Gustav Holst: Christmas Day, for chorus & orchestra, H. 109; In the bleak mid-win...
Conductors: Stewart, Scott A.
Ensemble: ; Emory Symphonic Winds

The Emory Symphonic Winds, comprised of members of the Emory Wind Ensemble and the Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony, are American leaders in the commissioning of...continue...
Recording information: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emory University,....continue...
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A Winter's Light - A Christmas Collection / Martin Ford, organ; Vasari Singers, Jeremy Backhouse
A Winter's Light - A Christmas Collection / Martin Ford, organ; Vasari Singers, Jeremy Backhouse

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2012-11-13

Works: Bob Chilcott: On Christmas Night, carol cycle; Christmas-tide, carol for chorus & piano; Christmas Traditional: Gabriel's Message (Basque); Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck: Hodie Christus natus est; Michae...
Performers: Burges, Dan; Ford, Martin; McWilliams, Fiona; Paterson, Alysha; Robertson, Paul [Tenor vocals]; Watson, Susan; Wood, Matthew
Conductors: Backhouse, Jeremy
Ensemble: ; Vasari Singers

The Vasari Singers' annual carol concerts always provide a warming blend of traditional favorites and less well-known music from all periods and styles. Here, joyous...continue...
Recording information: Tonbridge School Chapel, Tonbridge, Kent, UK (02/10/2012-02/12/2012)....continue...

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The Wonder of Christmas / United States Air Force Band & the Singing Sergeants
The Wonder of Christmas / United States Air Force Band & the Singing Sergeants

1 CD / Altissimo / 2012-10-30

Works: Floyd Werle: The Wonder of Christmas, for chorus & band
Conductors: Bader, Albert
Ensemble: United States Air Force Band

The United States Air Force Band and Singing Sergeants, conducted by Major Albert A. Bader, present to you this arrangement of Christmas carols created by...continue...
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Machet die Tore weit - Choral and Organ music for Advent and Christmas / Kay Johannsen, organ
Machet die Tore weit - Choral and Organ music for Advent and Christmas / Kay Johannsen, organ

1 Super Audio CD / MD&G / 2012-10-16

Works: Andreas Hammerschmidt: Machet die Tore weit (Open Wide the Gates); Michael Praetorius: Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern (How Brightly Shines the Morning Star) (from the Polyhymnia caduc; Den d...
Performers: Aures, Michael [Drums]; Johannsen, Kay; Kartmann, Daniel; Lauxmann, Balduin; Mycka, Katarzyna
Conductors: Homburg, Rainer Johannes
Ensemble: ; Handel's Company; Stuttgarter Hymnus Childrens Choir

MusicWeb International, November 2012
I admire the choir's singing and its sense of style, and the unarranged pieces are done rather well.
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Recording information: Christuskirche, Stuttgart-Gänsheide (06/02/2011-06/05/2011)....continue...
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Francesco Durante: Neapolitan Christmas, Vol. 2 / Michael Alexander Willens, Die Koelner Akademie
Francesco Durante: Neapolitan Christmas, Vol. 2 / Michael Alexander Willens, Die Koelner Akademie

1 CD / CPO / 2012-11-13

Works: Francesco Durante: Pastorale "Cito Pastores", motet; Laudate, pueri "Breve" "Detto il Grottesco", motet; Litanie for 2 voices & violin in E minor; Kyrie-Gloria Mass, "in Pastorale" in A major, for vo...
Performers: Dahlmann, Thilo; Doest, Alberto ter; Kuhne, Christina [Soprano Vocal]; Piccinini, Monica
Conductors: Willens, Michael Alexander
Ensemble: Die Kölner Akademie

The Kölner Akademie under its proven conductor Willens now presents more atmospheric Christmas compositions by Francesco Durante, one of the greatest Neapolitan church composers of...continue...
Recording information: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal (11/14/2011-11/17/2011)....continue...
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Petit Noel / Alain Lefevre, Quatuor Philippe Dunnigan
Petit Noel / Alain Lefevre, Quatuor Philippe Dunnigan

1 CD / Analekta / 2012-11-27

Works: Mel Tormé: The Christmas Song; Norbert Glanzberg: Noel c'est l'amour, carol; Ralph Blane: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (for the film Meet Me in St. Louis); Mykola Leontovych: Carol of ...
Performers: Bock, Marieve; Dunnigan, Philippe; Lefevre; Misbakhova, Elvira; Prevost, Christian [Violin]
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Ensemble: Quatuor Philippe Dunnigan

Recording information: Saint-Benoît de Mirabel Church (09/2011)....continue...
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Christmas Fantasies / Valerie Milot, harp; Antione Bareil, violin
Christmas Fantasies / Valerie Milot, harp; Antione Bareil, violin

1 CD / Analekta / 2012-11-27

Works: Lewis Redner: O Little Town of Bethlehem; English Traditional: Greensleeves, folk song; Scarborough Fair; Franz Gruber: Silent Night; Antoine Bareil: Trois jours avant Noël, for violin & harp; E...
Performers: Bareil, Antoine; Milot, Valerie [Harp]

Recording information: Église St-Augustin, Saint-Augustin de Mirabel, Québec, (10/2010/04/2011)....continue...
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Navidad: Christmas Music from Latin America and Spain / Toronto Consort
Navidad: Christmas Music from Latin America and Spain / Toronto Consort

1 CD / Marquis Classic / 2012-10-16

Works: Juan García de Zéspedes: Convidando esta la noche, for chorus & ensemble; Christmas Traditional: Riu, riu, chiu!, carol (Spanish); Diego Ortiz: Recercada no 2; Francisco Guerrero: A un ...
Performers: Bailey, Dawn; Pierre, Vicki St. [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Teresi, Dominic
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Ensemble: Toronto Consort

Navidad is a celebration of the lively and compelling repertoire of villancicos and dances from 16th and 17th-century Latin America and Spain. The villancico is...continue...
Recording information: Wilfred Laurier University (12/19/2011-12/21/2011)....continue...
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