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CATALOGUE 2017

CHRISTMAS WITH NAXOS

Christmas is one of the most richly celebrated seasons around the world. While its focus rests on just a few days of the year, the wealth of music that has been written to mark its spirit and story is astonishingly plentiful and varied.

Musicians continue to be inspired by the message of Christmas: in the following pages you will find examples of contemporary choral works by British composers John Tavener, James MacMillan and Sasha Johnson Manning alongside the established masterpieces of composers such as J. S. Bach, Handel and Berlioz.

The Christmas story has also been recorded in opera, ballet and instrumental music, in a range of expression that runs from piety to jollity.

Easy-listening compilations are well represented in the listings, including regional collections and the gamut of carols that are annual favourites, heard either in the splendour of Europe's historic cathedrals or in the local community.

We hope our catalogue will serve you with music that is both comfortingly familiar and refreshingly novel. May you spend a very happy Christmas with Naxos.
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Image Christmas Cantatas
...I am pleased to report that these are splendid performances...

(American Record Guide)



Christopher Dawes, orgel.

Aradia Ensemble / Kevin Mallon.



Johann Sebastian Back - Julkantater

Schwingt freudig euch empor, BWV 36

1. Schwingt freudig euch empor

2. Aria: Die Liebe zieht mit sanften Schritten

3. Aria: Sei mir willkommen, werter Schatz

4. Aria: Auch mit gedampften, schwachen Stimmen

5. Koral: Wie bin ich doch so herzlich froh



Bereitet die Wege, bereitet die Bahn, BWV 132

6. Aria: Bereitet die Wege, bereitet die Bahn

7. Recitativ: Willst du dich Gottes Kind

8. Aria: Wer bist du?

9. Recitativ: Ich will, mein Gott

10. Aria: Christi Glieder, ach bedenket

11. Koral: Ertot uns durch deine Gute



Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland

12. Koral, trio och kvintett



Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 61

13. Uvertyr

14. Recitativ: Der Heiland, ist gekommen

15. Aria: Jesu, komm zu deiner Kirche

16. Recitativ: Siehe, ich stehe vor der Tur

17. Aria: Offne dich, mein ganzes Herze

18. Amen: Komm du schone Freudenkrone


79 kr
Image Christmas Oratorio
...I enjoyed the freshness of approach and the spirited music-making which characterizes the set as a whole...

(Gramophone)


Ingrid Kertesi, sopran;
Judit Nemeth, alt;

Jozsef Mukk, tenor;



Janos Toth, bas.

Hungarian Radio Choir; Failoni Chamber Orchestra, Budapest / Geza Oberfrank.





99 kr
Image Christmas Oratorio, highlights
Ingrid Kertesi, sopran;
Judit Nemeth, alt;
Jozsef Mukk, tenor;

Janos Toth, bas.

Hungarian Radio Choir; Failoni Chamber Orchestra, Budapest /
Geza Oberfrank.




Johann Sebastian ach - Juloratoriet, utdrag




Del I BWV 248


1. Jauchzet, frohlocket


2. Bereite dich, Zion


3. Wie soll ich dich empfangen


4. Grosser Herr und starker König


5. Ach, mein herzliebes Jesulein!





Del II BWV 248


6. Sinfonia


7. Brich an, o schones Morgenlicht


8. Schlafe, mein Liebster


9. Wir singen dir in deinem Heer





Del III BWV 248


10. Herrscher des Himmels


11. Herr, dein Mitleid, dein Erbarmen





Del IV BWV 248


12. Flosst, mein Heiland


13. Ich will nur dir zu Ehren leben





Del V BWV 248


14. Dein Glanz all' Finsternis verzehrt


15. Ach, wann wird die Zeit erscheinen?





Del VI BWV 248


16. Ich steh' an deiner Krippen hier


17. Nun seid ihr wohl gerochen


55 kr (79 kr)
Image L'Enfance du Christ (2 CD)
149 kr
Image Christmas Cantata / Sinfonias Nos. 5 & 6
79 kr
Image Evangelion (The Story of Jesus)
Alessandro Marangoni, Piano

Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco was Jewish by culture but regularly composed on Biblical themes. A meditation on stories from the New Testament in music of tender simplicity, moving lyricism and potent drama, the epic but rarely-heard Evangélion starts with The Annunciation and concludes with The Last Words and The Resurrection. Composed in 1947 soon after the death of the composer's father, the work was possibly conceived after a visit to the Acolman Convent in Mexico. This is its first complete recording. Alessandro Marangoni can also be heard in Castelnuovo-Tedesco's two Piano Concertos [8.572823], described as a "delectable treat" by Gramophone.


89 kr
Image Messe de Minuit pour Noël; Dixit Dominus; Te Deum
Första satsen i detta "Te Deum" av Charpentier är det stycke som Eurovision Song Contest använder som sin signaturmelodi.


Jane Archibald, sopran;
Michele de Boer, sopran;

Anne L'Espèrance, sopran;
Marion Newman, alt;

Nancy Reynolds, alt;
Colin Ainsworth, tenor;

James McLennan, tenor;
David Nortman, tenor;

Estaban Cambre, bas;
Gilles Tomkins, bas.

Aradia Ensemble / Kevin Mallon
Marc-Antoine Charpentier



1. Te Deum

2. Dixit Dominus

3-8. Messe de Minuit pour Noël

62 kr (89 kr)
Image Noëls and Christmas Motets
89 kr
Image Noëls and Christmas Motets
89 kr
Image Rose In The Middle of Winter - Christmas Carols
Commotio • Matthew Berry

Bob Chilcott has been described by The Observer as 'a contemporary hero of British Choral Music', and his music is commissioned and sung by choirs throughout the world. His Christmas pieces, a number of which are heard here in première recordings, reveal his enthusiasm for recently written texts, to which he responds with acute verbal sensitivity. Commotio is one of the UK's foremost chamber choirs, hailing from Oxford, where they have performed choral music of the 20th and 21st centuries since 1999.


62 kr (89 kr)
Image Santa Claus Symphony / Niagara Symphony / Macbeth
89 kr
Image Messiah
HÖGSTA BETYG I SVENSKA DAGBLADET

BETYG: *****
LJUDKVALITET: *****

(Opus)

"Superba gossröster snitslar sig genom sopranariorna såväl som genom körstämmorna - matchade av Toby Spence genomlysta countertenor i altariorna, vår tids svar på stjärnkastraten Guadagnini. Spritsigt elastiska tempi, studsande jubelkörer kontras av recitativ mättade med spänningsrik eftertanke. Exotiskt också att höra en tenor i Rejoice greatly."
"...Higginbottoms lättfotade Messias gör helt enkelt lyssnaren helfrälst..."
(Svenska Dagbladet)

"En strålande inspelning med fina solister"
(Opus)

Choir of New College Oxford och Edward Higginbottom inspelning av Bachs "Johannespassion" (8.557296) utsågs till GRAMOPHONE EDITOR'S CHOICE. På denna CD tolkar de ännu ett sakralt mästerverk från barocken - Händels "Messias". I denna rekonstruktion av en version från 1751 sjunger en gossopran sopranariorna precis som på Händels tid.
Henry Jenkinson, gossopran

Otta Jones, gossopran

Robert Brooks, gossopran

Iestyn Davies, countertenor

Toby Spence, tenor

Eamonn Dougan, bas

Academy of Ancient Music; Choir of New College Oxford/
Edward Higginbottom

CD 1

Georg Friedrich Händel

Messias, HWV56 (version från 1751)

DEL I

1. Sinfonia

2. Recitativ: Comfort ye, my people (Tenor)

3. Aria: Every valley shall be exalted (Tenor)

4. Kör: And the glory of the Lord

5. Recitativ: Thus saith the Lord of Hosts (Bas)

6. Aria: But who may abide the day of His coming (Countertenor)

7. Kör: And He shall purify

8. Recitativ: Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son (Countertenor)

9. Aria & kör: O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion (Countertenor)

10. Recitativ: For behold, darkness shall cover the earth (Bas)

11. Aria: The people that walked in darkness (Bas)

12. Kör: For unto us a Child is born

13. Pifa

14. Recitativ: There were shepherds abiding in the field (Sopran)

15. Kör: Glory to God in the highest

16. Aria: Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion (Tenor)

17. Recitativ: Then shall the eyes of the blind be opened (Countertenor)

18. Aria: He shall feed His flock like a shepherd (Countertenor, Sopran)

19. Kör: His yoke is easy, His burthen is light



DEL II

20. Kör: Behold, the Lamb of God

21. Aria: He was despised and rejected of men (Countertenor)



CD 2

DEL II (forts.)

1. Kör: Surely He hath borne our griefs and carried our sorrows

2. Kör: And with His stripes we are healed

3. Kör: All we like sheep have gone astray

4. Recitativ: All they that see Him, laugh Him to scorn (Tenor)

5. Kör: He trusted in God that He would deliver Him

6. Recitativ: Thy rebuke hath broken His heart (Tenor)

7. Aria: Behold, and see if there be any sorrow like unto His sorrow (Tenor)

8. Recitativ: He was cut off out of the land of the living (Sopran)

9. Aria: But thou didst not leave His soul in hell (Sopran)

10. Kör: Lift up your heads, O ye gates

11. Recitativ: Unto which of the angels said He at any time (Tenor)

12. Kör: Let all the angels of God worship Him

13. Aria: Thou art gone up on high (Countertenor)

14. Kör: The Lord gave the word

15. Aria: How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace (Sopran)

16. Kör: Their sound is gone out into all lands

17. Aria: Why do the nations so furiously rage together (Bas)

18. Kör: Let us break their bonds asunder

19. Recitativ: He that dwelleth in heaven shall laugh them to scorn (Tenor)

20. Aria: Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron (Tenor)

21. Kör: Hallelujah



DEL III

22. Aria: I know that my redeemer liveth (Sopran)

23. Kör: Since by man came death

24. Recitativ: Behold, I tell you a mystery (Bas)

25. Aria: The trumpet shall sound (Bas)

26. Recitativ: Then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written (Countertenor)

27. Duett: O death, where is thy sting (Countertenor & Tenor)

28. Kör: But thanks be to God

29. Aria: If God is for us, who can be against us (Countertenor)

30. Kör: Worthy is the Lamb that was slain

31. Kör: Amen



(1751 version) (New College Oxford Choir, Academy of Ancient Music, E. Higginbottom)

Handel’s most popular and joyous oratorio, a work of unfailing melodic invention and dramatic expressiveness, has become almost a British national institution, regularly performed by all manner of choirs and orchestras. This new recording provides the only modern re-
construction of Handel’s unique London performances in 1751, when he used boy treble voices not only for the choruses but for the arias as well. It is both a celebration of the British chapel choir tradition and a window onto a particular time and place in the history of Handel’s own performances of his masterpiece.

90 kr (129 kr)
Image Messiah (Choruses)
79 kr
Image Messias, highlights
Kritikerrosad version av Händels Messias!
10 i Répertoire och 5 stjärnor i Classic CD.

Innehåller bl a den kända Hallelujakören.




55 kr (79 kr)
Image A Carol Symphony
ARTISTIC QUALITY: 10
SOUND QUALITY: 10

(CLASSICSTODAY.com)

'The City of Prague Philharmonic proves a first-rate interpreter of these scores, conveying all the music's exuberance and spirit with flawless technical prowess and Technicolor-grade contributions from the winds and brass. Conductor Gavin Sutherland deserves credit for inspired leadership in these all-too-rarely performed works--any one of which would make a guaranteed audience-pleasing addition to a holiday concert. Having these together on one budget-priced CD is truly a gift worthy of the season it celebrates. And Naxos complements the whole production with top-grade sound. Adeste fidelis!'
(CLASSICSTODAY.com)


62 kr (89 kr)
Image 20 Polish Christmas Carols
ARTISTIC QUALITY: 10
SOUND QUALITY: 10

(CLASSICSTODAY.com)

5 AV 6 MÖJLIGA I BETYG I SVENSKA DAGBLADET

"...Det antas att Franciskanermunkar introducerade de första julsångerna i Polen på 1200-talet. Under 1800-talet samlades texter och melodier in av Fader Michal Mioduszewski och Oskar Kolberg, och från dessa sex samlingar (Kraków 1838-89) valde Witold Lutoslawski 20 sånger som han 1946 satte för sopran och piano. Knappt 40 år senare bearbetade han 17 av dem för sopran, damkör och kammarorkester, de resterande tre var klara i sin nya gestaltning 1990, då alla 20 framfördes i Edinburgh. Melodierna är vackra och ovanliga, arrangemangen klangligt, rytmiskt och harmoniskt raffinerade utan att fördärva enkelheten. Den upphöjda atmosfären kring krubban, den folkliga glädjen och de meditativa stämningarna uttrycks charmerande i betagande tolkningar av sopranen Olga Pasichnyk, Polska radiokören Kraków och Polska nationella symfoniorkestern (Katowice) under Anoni Wit. Julsångerna kompletteras av ett Lacrimosa, en mjuk bön för sopran, blandad kör och orkester från 1937 och av Fem sånger för damröst och 30 soloinstrument (1957/58) med alten Jadviga Rappé som solist. I de senare har Lutoslawski tonsatt texter av den litauenfödda poeten Kazimiera Illakowicz (1892-1983) i ett mer avancerat musikaliskt idiom..."
(Svenska Dagbladet)

Olga Pasichnyk, sopran; Jadwiga Rappe, alt.

Polish Radio Choir; Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra/Antoni Wit.


Witold Lutoslawski

20 Polish Christmas Carols

1. Angels to the shepherds came

2. Hey! We rejoice now

3. When the Christ to us is born

4. Just after midnight

5. God is born

6. Our Lovely Lady

7. Hurrying to Bethlehem

8. In a manger

9. Jesus there is lying

10. We are shepherds

11. Lullaby, Jesus

12. Hey, on this day

13. Jesus lovely flower

14. Hey la, Hey la, shepherds there you are

15. What to do with this child?

16. Hey, hey lovely Lady Mary

17. This is our Lord’s birthday

18. Shepherds, can you tell?

19. Infant so tiny

20. Holy Lady Mary




21. Lacrimosa



5 Songs

22. The Sea

23. The Wind

24. Winter

25. Knights

26. Church Bells


62 kr (89 kr)
Image Veni, Veni Emmanuel
79 kr
Image Manchester Carols (The)
This new sequence of Christmas carols was written in 2007 by the Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy and composer Sasha Johnson Manning, and premièred in the same year. The Manchester Carols re-tell the Christmas Story for the 21st Century, celebrating a child's birth and all that child was to become: a man who lived by a humble, selfless creed, championing the marginalised in a society which was, as it is now, fraught with political tensions. These carols are for everybody, the believer and the non-believer, people of other faiths and everyone wishing to join in the Christmas celebrations.




55 kr (79 kr)
Image Choral Music
St Albans Abbey Girls Choir, The Lay Clerks of St Albans Cathedral Choir, Orchestra Nova / Tom Winpenny

William Mathias was one of the foremost British composers of the 20th century and one of the very few of his generation from Wales who established an international reputation. The lively Christmas sequences Ave Rex and Salvator Mundi contrast with the splendour and tenderness of the rarely-performed anthem An Admonition to Rulers. Also included are the joyful Wassail Carol, the popular organ solo Toccata Giocosa, and première recordings of All thy works shall praise thee and The Lord’s Prayer – respectively the composer’s first and last choral works.

89 kr
Image Amahl and the Night Visitors
Menotti's Amahl and the Night Visitors, the first opera written for television, enjoys more than five hundred performances annually around the world and is immensely popular with amateur groups. A crippled boy, Amahl, and his mother are visited by the three Kings who seek the newborn Jesus. Deciding to give his crutch to the Christ child, he is miraculously healed, and joyfully accompanies the Kings to give thanks. Sung in English, brimming with tuneful melodies for both soloists and chorus, the opera is a humorous and poignant Christmas classic beloved by people of all ages.




89 kr
Image Nativite du Seigneur
Tom Winpenny, organ



79 kr
Image Vingt Regards sur l'Enfant Jésus (2 CD)
"Den norske pianisten Håkon Austbö är en god tolkare av den franske tonsättaren Olivier Messiaens musik. Austbö som studerat piano på bland annat Musikkonservatoriet i Paris och på Julliard School of Music i New York har uppmärksammats efter att ha vunnit en rad internationella pianotävlingar. Vingt regards sur l´enfant Jésus (komponerat 1944) som Austbö spelat in 1993 är ett monumentalt verk som inte bara kräver fingerfärdighet utan också god inlevelseförmåga. Verket som på svenska heter Tjugo betraktelser över Jesusbarnet är ett av Olivier Messiaens många verk där bibelordet ligger till grund. Den djupt troende Messiaen har skrivit ett stort antal orkester-, orgel- och pianoverk där hans kristna tro genomsyrar kompositionerna. Bibeln är full av berättelser som genom tiderna tonsatts med varierad musikalisk dräkt. Bach, Händel och på 1900-talet Messiaen är några av de stora som haft Bibeln som rättesnöre. I Vingts regards har Messiaen gett satserna namn som Faderns betraktelse, Genom Honom blev allt till, Tidens betraktelse, Glädjens Andes betraktelse, Korsets betraktelse etc. Verket visar upp en hel värld av uttryck, från meditativt till explosivt. Messiaens musik är glödhet, dramatisk, målande och full av energi. Den är en tydlig förstärkare av de bibliska berättelserna. Austbö lyckas genom varje anslag förmedla Messiaens intentioner på den här strålande inspelningen. Messiaen anställdes som ung 20-åring som organist i La Trinité i Paris. Han fick precis som Håkon Austbö sin musikaliska träning på Pariskonservatoriet och hade där lärare som Marcel Dupré och Paul Dukas. 1940 tillfångatogs Messiaen av tyskarna och komponerade i fångenskap den berömda Kvartetten till tidens ände i fånglägret i Silesia. 1966 blev han professor i komposition och fortsatte att spela i sin kyrka La Trinité fram till sin död 1992. Denne store kompositör kommer att höras betydligt mer nästa år eftersom hans hundraårsjubileum då kommer att uppmärksammas. Bland annat med festivaler i Frankrike förstås men också i Stockholm. Tyvärr spelas hans pianomusik alltför sällan i våra kyrkor. Efter att ha lyssnat på denna skiva så funderar jag på varför."
(pingst.nu)



159 kr
Image Mass in G major
Brought up in the Roman Catholic faith, which he abandoned in 1917 following the death of his father, Poulenc returned to the Church in 1936 after the death of his close friend and fellow composer Pierre-Octave Ferroud. Together these events caused a spiritual crisis in Poulenc's life which led to a series of important compositions for chorus.The powerful Mass in G major, dedicated to the memory of his father, is notable for its daring use of tonality, though the playfulness of Poulenc's 'Les Six' period is not absent. In the Sept Chansons, set to surrealist texts, and in the two sets of Motets - both very personal and penitential - Poulenc generates a huge range of emotion.These are popular examples of Poulenc's vocal music. They appear in a big multi-disc EMI boxed retrospective. Many have recorded the great Mass in G major - the American conductor Robert Shaw coupled it with the Quatre Motets pour le temps de Noel - in an all-Poulenc 2003 disc for Telarc. But many conductor such as Haitink, Hickox, Dutoit, Pretre and Ozawa have also recorded the Masse. The Sept Chansons are popular - they feature on a Channel Classics disc with the Mass and Fugure humaine -but also in mixed recitals alongside vocal music by Hindemith, Debussy and Ravel, for example, on Capriccio.



79 kr
Image Christmas Eve / Night on Mount Triglav
79 kr
Image Nutcracker
55 kr (79 kr)
Image Mysterium amoris - Choral Works
Gaudete Ensemble / Eamonn Dougan

Margaret Rizza sang professionally for twenty-five years, before teaching at London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She has directed music groups, making many recordings. She began composing in 1997 and has since earned huge admiration for her 'Classical Contemporary' sound world, works of spiritual contemplation and great beauty. Hers is music of great spiritual depth and, whether a cappella or for vocal and instrumental forces, it generates a sense of lyricism and healing resolution.



79 kr
Image Complete Orchestral Works Vol 7: Christmas Carols
Den spanske tonsättaren Joaquín Rodrigos mest kända verk är hans gitarrkonsert "Concierto de Aranjuez". I Naxos fina serie med Rodrigos orkesterverk kan vi på denna CD höra stycken för kör och orkester.
Ada Allende, sopran;
Raquel Lojendio, sopran;

Victoria Marchante, sopran;
María Jesús Prieto, sopran;

David Rubiera, baryton.

Orchestra and Chorus of the Comunidad de Madrid /
José Ramón Encinar.
Joaquín Rodrigo - Orkesterverk, vol 7




Joaquín Rodrigo


Retablo de Navidad


1. Cantan por Belen Pastores


2. Duermete, Nino


3. Aire y Donaire


4. Pastorcito Santo


5. Coplillas de Belen


6. A la Chiribirivuela


7. La Espera


8. A la Clavelina





Himnos de los neofitos de Qumran


9. Rezare dia y noche en todos los instantes


10. Y caminare sobre las llanuras sin limites


11. Te doy las gracias, O Senor






12. Musica para un codice salmantino






13. Cantico de San Francisco de Asis

89 kr
Image Serranilla
José Ferrero, tenor
Marco Socías, guitar

One of Spain’s finest and most popular composers, Joaquín Rodrigo is world famous for his Concierto de Aranjuez. His songs for voice and guitar are very much less well-known despite the fact that they are amongst his greatest achievements. They span 60 years of his career, covering a rich stylistic range that includes traditional and folk-influenced pieces and carols as well as the lyric intimacy of the settings of Con Antonio Machado. The lovely transcriptions by guitarist Marco Socías, recorded for the first time, have earned the approval of the composer’s daughter.

89 kr
Image Czech Christmas Mass
55 kr (79 kr)
Image Kiev 2014 / Violin Concerto
Ukraine National Symphony Orchestra / Theodore Kuchar

Composer and pianist Walter Saul is the recipient of 24 ASCAP awards and numerous other honours. His mission as a composer is 'to create musical icons, windows of sonic light' which point towards Christian spirituality. Kiev 2014 reflects on Ukraine's challenges, from the darkness of occupation towards hope and victory. The Violin Concerto is packed with numeric symbolism, while A Christmas Symphony paints four significant scenes from the Nativity. Saul's Overture for the Jubilee explores the history of John Quincy Adams and the abolition of slavery. From Life to Greater Life celebrates the transformation to heavenly immortality, and the profound peace which concludes Metamorphosis stands witness to the inner peace granted to the composer through his faith.


89 kr
Image The Christmas Story / Cantiones sacrae / Psalm 100
79 kr
Image Ex Maria Virgine
Admired for the sheer beauty of his meditative and mystical music, John Tavener writes of his Ex Maria Virgine, which was dedicated to HRH the Prince of Wales and HRH the Duchess of Cornwall in joyful celebration of their marriage: "I have set both familiar and less well known texts, and linked them with an expanding and contracting phrase 'Ex Maria Virgine'. This refers to Mary the Mother of God-'The Eternal Feminine'-and should be sung with great radiance and femininity." The other, mainly unaccompanied, works reveal Tavener's response to various poetic texts that also praise the Virgin Mary.




62 kr (89 kr)
Image Nutcracker (Highlights)
55 kr (79 kr)
Image Nutcracker
55 kr (79 kr)
Image The Nutcracker (Complete)(2 CD)
Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra (Bratislava),
Ondrej Lenard

111 kr (159 kr)
Image Piano Music, Vol. 12
This penultimate volume of Joaquín Turina’s complete piano works features his “programmatic” pieces: music inspired by local scenes or texts by the late-Romantic poet and author Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer (1836–70). The “tragicomedy” Recuerdos de mi rincón is a lighthearted divertissement with twelve mini-scenes that portray local characters from Turina’s Madrid neighbourhood, while La Venta de los Gatos brims with truly inspired and beautiful moments. El Cristo de la Calavera further reveals Turina’s deft touch for dramatic and picturesque style while faithfully adapting Bécquer’s story to include every detail. Originally composed for a stage drama, Navidad is filled with Christmas carols and traditional melodies.

89 kr
Image Hodie: Fantasia on Christmas Carols
4 AV 5 MÖJLIGA I BETYG I LANDSKRONA-POSTEN

• Vaughan Williams’s Christmas Cantata Hodie (This Day) is a brilliant mosaic of musical styles set to poetry from the most diverse sources.

• Texts by Milton, Hardy, and George Herbert reflecting various Christmas experiences are bound together by a narration of the Gospel Nativity story sung in unison by a boys’ choir.

• With its gripping blend of mysticism, heavenly glory and human hope, Hodie flows with a vitality and inventiveness that belie a work written in Vaughan Williams’s old age.

• The Fantasia on Christmas Carols, which incorporates a number of traditional English carols, is notable for the obbligato cello part and for the varied treatment of the choir, which provide an atmospheric choral-orchestral texture.

“This is a work that should be done far more often… The clamour of bells, large and small, and of celebration prepare any audience to go out glowing into the snowy night and home.”
(MusicWeb)




55 kr (79 kr)
Image Choral Music
Although he remains best remembered for his solo songs, for the song cycle The Curlew, and for his evergreen suite Capriol, Peter Warlock's choral works sit firmly in the great English lineage. The music ranges from Hymns to the Virgin to carols, many spiced with his own 'melody of chords' and his typically tangy harmonies. Some of Warlock's most beautiful and sensitive settings are to be heard, not least Corpus Christi and Bethlehem Down, whilst there is also a very rare setting in Cornish (track 21), recorded for the first time in that language.



79 kr
Image Carolae - Music for Christmas
James Whitbourn is a GRAMMY® nominated composer whose music is internationally admired for its direct connection with performers and audiences, The Observer describing him as ‘a truly original communicator in modern British choral music’. Carolae is a fusion of two great American and English Christmas traditions, with the Missa carolae at its heart. Whitbourn’s love of medieval musical language is shown through his crafting of original melody and skilful arrangements of seasonal favourites.

62 kr (89 kr)
Image Biblical Triptych
Eugene Zádor’s long and productive career brought him success on both sides of the Atlantic, his music admired for its assured orchestration, confident mastery of form and unstoppable flow of melodic invention. The Christmas Overture captures both the festivity and solemnity of the season, while the iconic portraits of the Biblical Triptych form one of Zádor’s most ambitious and colourful orchestral works. The Rhapsody is filled with distinctive Hungarian flavours, and the Fugue Fantasia concludes this programme with majestic triumph.

89 kr
Image Another Night Before Christmas
RTE Concert Orchestra / Gavin Sutherland

The Christmas net is cast wide in this captivating collection of seasonal music. John Fox has crafted a delightful Carol Fantasia. Bryan Kelly's Scrooge is an action-packed Dickens compression, brought to visceral life by esteemed actor Simon Callow, who also narrates Philip Lane's Another Night Before Christmas, an update by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy of the classic poem. Lane's Old Christmas Music is expressively rich, and spans the centuries. Smaller pieces from Liszt, orchestrated by Gordon Jacob, Rebikov and more recent works, complete a delightful selection.








55 kr (79 kr)
Image Bethlehem Down
Julmusik för barnkör av bl a Britten, Holst och
Warlock. Innehåller även flera vackra traditionella engelska carols.


Finchley Children's Music Group / Grace Rossiter.



Bethlehem Down



1. Deck the hall (trad)

2. The Birds (Britten)

3. A maiden most gentle (trad)

4. Balulalow (Warlock)

5. Sweet was the song the Virgin sang (Carter)

6. Tomorrow shall be my dancing day (trad)

7. Corpus Christi Carol (Britten)



Gustav Holst

8. A Babe is born

9. Now let us sing

10. Jesu, thou the Virgin-born

11. Salvator mundi natus est



12. Bethlehem Down (Warlock)

13. Sussex Carol (trad)

14. Lullay my liking (Holst)

15. King Herod and the Cock (Britten)

16. I sing of a Maiden (Hadley)

17. De Virgin Mary had a baby boy (trad)

18. The First Mercy (Warlock)

19. The Holly and the Ivy (trad)

20. Star Candles (Head)

21. The Angel Gabriel (trad)

22. Mistletoe Carol (Carter)


79 kr
Image Engelska Julsånger
Stämningsfull skiva med engelska julsånger. Inspelad i Tewkesbury Abbey, som anses ha oerhört fin akustik.

Tewkesbury Abbey Choir / Andrew Sackett.


Engelska Julsånger från Tewkesbury Abbey




1. The first Nowell


2. Gabriel's Message


3. A maiden most gentle


4. While shepards watched their flocks


5. Infant holy, infant lowly


6. Sans Day Carol


7. The Shepard's Cradle-Song


8. Come, come Emmanuel


9. The holly and the ivy


10. Herdarnas avsked


11. Christians awake


12. The truth from above


13. Angels from the realms of glory


14. Quelle est cette odeur agréable


15. Adam lay y-bounden


16. As with gladness men of old


17. I saw a maiden


18. Good King Wenceslas


19. The little road to Bethlehem


20. God rest ye merry, gentlemen


79 kr
Image Christmas Chill
159 kr
Image A Christmas Choral Spectacular
På "A Christmas Choral Spectacular" finner vi många av de finaste julsångerna. CDn inleds med den sprudlande "Ding Dong! Merrily on High". Ingår gör även bl a "O come, all ye faithful", "Silent Night" och "The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy".

Margaret Burdett, sopran; Cecily Atkinson, alt;

Lynton Atkinson, tenor; Jonathan Prentice, bas.

Bournemouth Symphony Chorus & Orchestra / Peter Breiner.



A Christmas Choral Spectacular



Anon.

1. Ding Dong! Merrily on High

2. Coventry Carol



Trad.

3. Deck the Hall

4. O Christmas Tree

6. O come, all ye faithful (Wade)

7. O Little Town of Bethlehem (trad)

8. Puer nobis nascitur (Breiner)

9. Silent Night (Gruber)



Trad.

10. Little Jesus, Sweetly Sleep

11. Gloucester Wassail



12. Quem pastores laudavere (Breiner)

13. The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy (trad)



79 kr
Image Christmas Concerti (Corelli / Manfredini / Bach /
79 kr
Image A Christmas Festival
79 kr
Image Christmas Festival
79 kr
Image Christmas Goes Baroque
Zürich's bustling holiday shoppers, twinkling lights reflected in magical window displays; the famed Toy Museum in Nuremberg; a bountiful Christmas feast; an elaborate Nativity scene; the snow covered landscaped of Switzerland. These are the joyously evocative images of the Christmas season and inspiration for some of the most beloved Christmas carols of all time.

The volume of the Naxos Musical Journey takes you on a magical European holiday tour swept up by the sounds of such holiday favorites as "Jingle Bells", "Silent Night," "The First Noel," "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen," "O Tannenbaum" and many more. These eternal favourites are performed in the baroque style of Bach, Handel and Vivaldi - the sound of music as timeless as Christmas itself.

Peter Breiner
Peter Breiner was born in 1957 at Humenne in Eastern Slovakia where he started piano lessons at the age of four. He went on to study at the Bratislava Conservatory and, then, at the Prague College of Music and Drama, concentrating at the latter in composition. On completing his studies he began work as musical supervisor of the Czechoslovak Radio in Bratislava and for OPUS Records and Publishing House. He has had a varied career which has involved the conductorship of the Czechoslovak Radio Children's Choir, regular piano performances at jazz concerts and working as an orchestral conductor and arranger.




55 kr (79 kr)
Image Christmas Goes Baroque 2
55 kr (79 kr)
Image Christmas Piano Music (Bach / Liszt / Tchaikovsky
79 kr
Image Christmas with Paul Plishka
Paul Plishkahas been a principal artist and starring bass of New York's Metropolitan Opera for over 27 years, with a busy career that has taken him to leading opera-houses throughout North America and Europe. He was born in Pennsylvania into a family of Ukrainian origin and had his musical training with the Paterson Lyric Opera Theater before joining the National Company of the Metropolitan Opera. While his majestic and powerful voice and impeccable artistry make him one of the world's foremost singers, in the opera-house he is most often associated with the music of Giuseppe Verdi and for his renowned and idiomatic portrayal of the title role in Boris Godunov. His recordings include a release from the Metropolitan Opera on laser disc and video of Verdi's Falstaff, in which he assumes the title role under the baton of James Levine, as well as a number of complete operas, and solo recitals of opera arias and of Ukrainian folk songs. His extraordinary bass voice, heard so often in major operatic roles, also exemplifies the gentleness, warmth and depth of feeling associated with the seasonal music of Christmas. It adds a new dimension to this Christmas release, in which Paul Plishka celebrates the holiday season in a church to which he has developed a very special attachment.



79 kr
Image Christmas with Septura
Brass instruments are almost a Christmas cliché: synonymous with the celebration, but perhaps not with the wealth of great music that it has inspired. Septura sets out to rectify this, re-imagining for brass septet the Christmas offerings of the greatest composers of the past 450 years. Pushing the combinations and colours of the septet to the limits, the result is a virtuosic and varied selection of festive favourites.

62 kr (89 kr)
Image Christmas with Winchester College Chapel Choir
"Helt enastående"
(Världen Idag)

...angenäm julskiva...
(Kyrkans Tidning)

Den engelska kören Winchester College Chapel Choir framför här bl a stycken ur Händels "Messias", den vackra "O come, all ye faithful" och Bachs "Jesus bleibet meine Freude" ur "Kantat nr 147".

Sara Macliver, sopran.

Winchester College Chapel Choir; Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra/William Lacey.



MICHAEL PRAETORIUS

1. Come, thou Redeemer of the earth



RICHARD RODNEY BENNETT

2. Out of your sleep



JOHN TAVENER

3. The Lamb



JUDITH WEIR

4. Illuminare, Jerusalem



ANONYMOUS

5. O come, all ye faithful



JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH

6. Am Abend aber desselbigen Sabbats, BWV 42

7. Kyrie ur Mässa G-dur, BWV 236



8. Aria: Herr, der du stark und machtig bist ur
Meine Seel erhebt den Herren, BWV 10


9. Kör: Jesus bleibet meine Freude ur Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147





GEORGE FRIDERIC HÄNDEL

Messiah, HWV 56 (utdrag)

10. Kör: For unto us a Child is born

11. Pifa: Pastoral Symphony

12. Sopran: There were shepherds abiding in the field

13. Kör: Glory to God in the highest

14. Aria: Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion

15. Kör: Surely he hath borne our griefs

16. Kör: And with His stripes we are healed

17. Kör: All we like sheep have gone astray

18. Aria: I know that my Redeemer liveth

19. Kör: Hallelujah



LOWELL MASON

20. Joy to the World

89 kr
Image A Danish Christmas - Carols by Danish Composers
55 kr (79 kr)
Image En La Fête de Noël (O Holy Night) - Carols from Fr
79 kr
Image Ett barn är fött
"Här möter Örebro kammarkör Fred Sjöberg - en ensemble som år efter år sjunger in julen i stadens Nikolaikyrka. Denna kör sjunger verkligen från hjärtat och presenterar här julsånger även från andra delar av världen. Ett slags evangelium också det!"
(Sundsvalls Tidning)

Örebro Kammarkör sjunger här stämningsfulla arangemang av bl a Bereden väg för Herran, Advent, A Child is born och Stilla natt.


Ulf Lundmark, baryton; Niclas Ericson, trumpet;
Lars-Ove Eriksson, orgel.

Örebro Kammarkör / Fred Sjöberg.

Ett barn är fött
Julsånger från hela världen
1. Bereden väg för Herran
2. Det susar genom livets strid
3. Advent
4. Var hälsad sköna morgonstund
5. Deck the Hall
6. Jesusbarnet
7. O Betlehem, du lilla stad
8. Pie Jesu
9. Ave Maria (Javi Busto)
10. Jag ser upp mot himlen
11. A Child is born
12. The Huron Carol
13. Marias vaggsång
14. Giv mig ej glans
15. Esta bella noche
16. A spotless Rose
17. Stilla natt
18. Ave Maria (Sergej Rachmaninov)
19. O helga natt


79 kr
Image Favourite Sacred Masterpieces
Some of the world's greatest sacred masterpieces are heard on this disc, performed by some of the world's leading vocal ensembles. The journey ranges from Thomas Tallis's extraordinary Spem in alium to César Franck's immortal Panis angelicus. Pergolesi's Stabat mater is a masterpiece of the early eighteenth century. Mozart, who as a 14-year-old had copied out Allegri's Miserere from memory, is represented by his beautiful Ave verum corpus. It is impossible to omit the Bach-Gounod Ave Maria from a journey that crosses geographical borders and spans the centuries.



79 kr
Image Gabriel's Message
"Here are 20 traditional selections sung by an anonymous English choir of men and boys. That guarantees good taste-a rare commodity in Christmas Music. It also means appropriate sounds, good organ accompaniment, and utter reliability. Nothing here is trashy; the operative word is 'classy'. So if you like English cathedral choirs, here is a good example of their work at a very reasonable price."
(American Record Guide)



79 kr
Image Holiday Classics
Seattle Symphony's first holiday album embraces works composed specifically for Christmas as well as other pieces that convey a universal message of peace, love and hope-the essence of humanity's highest aspirations. Music Director Gerard Schwarz asked two composers, the Symphony's Composer in Residence Samuel Jones and Seattle Symphony Principal Oboe Ben Hausmann, to "make the music their own" by scoring several of the pieces to retain the unaffected simplicity of these well-known Christmas and concert works. Schwarz joined them in this task, arranging or editing several of the pieces, with the resulting works celebrating the remarkable artistry of the musicians of the Orchestra. In these new settings, recorded entirely in Benaroya Hall, the music emerges with honest, untarnished beauty.



79 kr
Image In Terra Pax: A Christmas Anthology
Julia Doyle, soprano; Roderick Williams, baritone;
Mark Williams, organ and piano. City of London Choir
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra/Hilary Davan Wetton.

Recorded in July 2009 in the Concert Hall, The Lighthouse, Poole, Dorset and at St Paul's Girls' School, Hammersmith, London, In Terra Pax is the Naxos début recording for soprano Julia Doyle, The City of London Choir, artistic director Hilary Davan Wetton and Mark Williams, organ & piano. Fans of baritone Roderick Williams will be delighted to know that he, too, performs on this beautiful Christmas collection, which features An Angel Playing a Flageolet by Sir Edward Burne-Jones (1833-98) on the cover. Mr Williams sings on a number of Naxos recordings, including FINZI Earth and Air and Rain, To a Poet, By Footpath and Stile (English Song Vol 15, 8.557963), FINZI I Said to Love, Let Us Garlands Bring, Before and After Summer (English Song Vol 12, 8.557644), IRELAND 5 Poems, We'll to the Woods No More, Sea Fever, Santa Chiara (English Song Vol 18, 8.570467), VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Songs of Travel, The House of Life (English Song Vol 14, 8.557643) and VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Willow-Wood, The Sons of Light, Toward the Unknown Region (8.557798).





55 kr (79 kr)
Image Wind Band Music
Emory Symphonic Winds
Scott A Stewart, conductor

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 new music. Bruce Broughton's In the World of Spirits was dedicated to the ensemble and is a work of action, dynamism and electric physicality. Christmas carols and hymns are explored by Gustav Holst while Jennifer Higdon charts the intangible beauty of music itself. Alfred Reed's Russian Christmas Music is a classic of symphonic band writing: rich, colorful and sonorous.


89 kr
Image Joy to the World
79 kr
Image Joy to the World - the Very Best Christmas Carols
Samlingsskiva med engelska carols m m.
Innehåller bl a "Ding-dong merrily on high",
"In dulci jubilo", "Silent night" och
"O come all ye faithful".



Oxford Camerata / Jeremy Summerly;

Tewkesbury Abbey Choir / Andrew Sackett;

Worcester Cathedral Choir / Donald Hunt.







Joy to the World




1. Once in Royal David's City



2. Unto us is born a Son


3. Ding-dong merrily on high


4. In dulci jubilo


5. The holly and the Ivy


6. As with gladness men of old



7. Angels from the realms of glory


8. Coventry Carol


9. The first Nowell


10. I wonder as I wander



11. In the bleak midwinter



12. Rocking


13. Gaudete Christus est natus



14. Jesus Christ the apple tree




15. Away in a manger



16. Silent night



17. Joy to the world



18. Sing aloud





19. Hark the herald angels sing



20. O come all ye faithful



55 kr (79 kr)
Image Lullabies and Carols for Christmas
Monica Whicher, soprano
Judy Loman, harp

The richly fascinating history of the Christmas carol spans some nine centuries, from the 12th Century until today, bringing together courtly and popular words and music to contemplate and praise the Christ child.

Acclaimed by The Guardian as 'poignantly expressive', soprano Monica Whicher joins one of the world's foremost harp virtuosos and former Principal Harpist with the Toronto Symphony, Judy Loman.

Together they interpret carols both old and new, beloved and unfamiliar, many in Ms. Loman's expert arrangements.




55 kr (79 kr)
Image Medieval Carols
"I...strongly recommend Naxos's 1993 recording of a cappella Medieval Carols from the Oxford Camerata, mainly here a vocal quartet directed by Jeremy Summerly, who is also one of the soloists. Great late-night listening."
(Mail on Sunday)
Anonymous

1. Ave Maria

2. What tidings bringest thou?



Hildegard of Bingen

3. O viridissima virga



Anonymous

4. Alma redemptoris mater

5. Deo gracias Anglia

6. Be merry be merry



Traditional

7. Riu riu chiu



Anonymous

8. There is no rose

9. Planctus Guillelmus

10. Eya mater Stephane

Performed by: Oxford Camerata



Traditional

11. Gaudete Christus est natus



Anonymous

12. Hail Mary full of grace

13. Now may we singen

14. Nowell sing we



Peter Abelard

15. Planctus David


62 kr (89 kr)
Image Missa Conceptio Tua
Schola Antiqua of Chicago • Michael Alan Anderson

This collection of early music for the Advent season provides a glimpse into the days of anticipation and hope leading up to Christmas during the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Pierre de La Rue spent his professional life serving some of the most influential rulers of that time, and the glorious polyphony of his Missa Conceptio tua celebrates the Immaculate Conception in a manner appropriate to the extravagant liturgy of the Habsburg-Burgundian court. The seven O Antiphons focus on the theme of Jesus's imminent arrival, while the concluding English carols centre on the Virgin Mary's birth of the Christ child.


89 kr
Image My First Christmas Album
Can you imagine Christmas without music? No singing, no jingling. Only Scrooge would be happy with that! It is a time for music to fill the air. Part of the fun is hearing things that are only played at Christmas and at no other time of year – carols that make you think of the end of term, or the holidays, or bobble hats; songs that make you think of food, or snow, or stockings. Here are some of the most popular carols, as well as some other surprises… Merry Christmas!

79 kr
Image Mystery of Christmas, The
"This is a quite splendid disc. The singing is superb throughout, the programme is imaginative and enterprising and the performances are captured in excellent sound. This will make an excellent Christmas present for a musical friend. Better still, buy two copies and treat yourself too. Happy Christmas!"
(Musicweb International)


Elora Festival Singers/Noel Edison



The Mystery of Christmas

Traditional
1. The Huron Carol (arr. R. Anderson)

Robert Evans
2. Ring-a the News

John Francis Wade
3. O Come All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles)

Harold Darke
4. In the Bleak Midwinter

Healey Willan
5. The Three Kings

Traditional
6. King Jesus hath a Garden

Franz Xaver Gruber
7. Silent Night

Traditional
8. Tomorrow Shall be my Dancing Day (arr. D. Willcocks)

Arthur Honegger
9. Laudate Dominum

Francis Poulenc
Quatre Motets pour le temps de Noel
10. O Magnum Mysterium
11. Quem Vidistis Pastores Dicite
12. Videntes Stellem
13. Hodie Christus Natus est

Traditional
14. Ding, Dong Merrily on High (arr. D. Willcocks)

Elizabeth Poston
15. Jesus Christ the Apple Tree

John Rutter
16. What sweeter music

Traditional
17. The Linden Tree Carol

Benjamin Britten
18. A Hymn to the Virgin

Traditional
19. Star in the South (arr. Malcolm Sargent)

Felix Mendelssohn
20. Hark the Herald Angels Sing (arr. Noel Edison)

John Tavener
21. God is with us: A Christmas Proclamation

55 kr (79 kr)
Image Naxos Book of Carols (The)
Den av många kritiker hyllade kören Tonus Peregrinus sjunger här engelska traditionella carols samt Mendelssohns vackra "Hark! the herald angels sing", "Silent Night" och "In dulci jubilo" m m.

Tonus Peregrinus / Antony Pitts.



The Naxos Book of Carols



Trad.

1. O come, o come, Emmanuel

2. Of the Father's heart begotten



3. O quickly come (Pitts)



Trad.

4. Verbum Patris umanatur

5. Lo! He comes



6. The holly and the ivy (Pitts/Sharp)

7. Lo, there a Rose is blooming (Praetorius)

8. Alleluya - a new work (trad)

9. Ding! dong! merrily on high (Tabourot)

10. While shepherds watched (Tye)

11. The Song of Angels (Gibbons)

12. Hark! the herald angels sing (Mendelssohn)

13. Silent Night (Gruber)

14. Away in a manger (Kirkpatrick)

15. Baby Jesus, hush! now sleep (trad)

16. O little town of Bethlehem (Pitts)

17. Jesu, the very thought is sweet (trad)

18. O come, all ye faithful (Wade)

19. Personent hodie (trad)

20. In dulci jubilo (Bach/Praetorius/Stainer)

21. Good King Wenceslas (trad)

22. We three kings of Orient are (Hopkins)

23. I saw three ships come sailing in (trad)

24. Hail to the Lord's Anointed (Pitts)



55 kr (79 kr)
Image Night before Christmas (The)
...stämningsfull...

(Gästriklands Tidning/Upplands Nyheter)



A fabulous compilation of festive orchestral music, including The Night before Christmas, the famous Christmas poem by Clement Clarke Moore, set to music by Philip Lane. On this brand new recording it is narrated by Stephen Fry.



This disc features a selection box of orchestral Christmas music by a wide selection of composers, ranging from the traditional romantic (Liszt and Massenet), to the more contemporary composers (Carwithen, Carmichael and Lane).



This music is performed by the BBC Singers, lavishly praised by Classics Today in a recent release: "The BBC Singers are expectedly flawless in their technical mastery of these difficult works, and whether the score calls for huge dynamic outbursts, sustained periods of discord and unrest, or moments of tender lyricism the ensemble proves assured and solidly focused."


Narrated by Stephen Fry

BBC Singers, BBC Concert Orchestra,
Barry Wordsworth



The Night before Christmas



COLERIDGE-TAYLOR

1. Christmas Overture, arr. Baynes



MASSENET

2. The Last Sleep of the Virgin



LANE

3. Overture on French Carols



4. The Night before Christmas - Narrator: Stephen Fry



NICOLAI

5. Christmas Overture



CARMICHAEL

6. Sleighride to Thredbo



LISZT

7. The Christmas Tree Suite



CARWITHEN

8. On the Twelfth Day



55 kr (79 kr)
Image A Roman Christmas
"Låt Italien flytta in i cd-spelaren och dröm dig bort till S:ta Lucias värld med den här skivan fylld av itelienska toner"
(Aftonbladet)

The present programme brings together prescious compositions from the High Baroque which are associated with the events of Christmas and which, in their blend of the contemplative and festive, draw the modern listener under their spell.




79 kr
Image Silent Night
79 kr
Image Sleep Holy Babe: A Collection of Christmas Lullabi
Blossom Street / Hilary Campbell

Sleep, Holy Babe is a collection of Christmas lullabies which reflect the old traditions and restful, contemplative nature of the nativity story. Some works date back as far as the sixteenth century, such as Richard Pygott's Quid petis, O Fili? from a collection owned by Henry VIII. Others are freshly composed, and many, such as Gerald Finzi's A Lullaby, are recorded here for the first time.




55 kr (79 kr)
Image Star Over Bethlehem - Choral Jewels for Christmas
79 kr
Image Very Best of Christmas, The (2 CD)
Denna dubbel-CD innehåller dels traditionell julmusik och dels klassisk musik med anknytning till jul och vinter.

CD 1: THE CHRISTMAS STORY

HANDEL: Joy to the World; MENDELSSOHN: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing; HANDEL: Messiah: Behold a virgin shall conceive; For unto us a Child is born; CHARPENTIER: Messe de Minuit pour Noel: Gloria; GRUBER: Silent Night; BACH: O Jesulein suss; Basque carol The Angel Gabriel; TRAD: The First Nowell; BERLIOZ: The Shepherds' Farewell; DARKE In the Bleak Midwinter; HOLST: A Babe is born; TRAD: Ding Dong Merrily on High; TRAD: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen; TAVENER: Christmas Proclamation; TRAD: Sussex Carol; TRAD: Here We Come a-Wassailing; TRAD: The Holly and the Ivy; RUTTER: What sweeter music; TRAD: O come all ye faithful



CD 2: THE CHRISTMAS SEASON

VIVALDI The Four Seasons: Winter; BACH: Christmas Oratorio: Sinfonia; CORELLI: Concerto Grosso Op. 6 No. 8 'Christmas': Pastorale ad libitum; BACH: Wachet auf; HAYDN: The Seasons: Winter - Die Einleitung schildert die dicken Nebel; MOZART: Sleigh Ride (From 3 German Dances); TCHAIKOVSKY: Nutcracker: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy; Sleeping Beauty: Waltz; RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Christmas Eve: Polonaise; TCHAIKOVSKY: The Seasons: December: Noel; LISZT: Weihnachtsbaum: Adeste Fideles; PROKOFIEV: Lieutenant Kije Suite, Op. 60: Troika; PROKOFIEV: Cinderella: Cinderella's Waltz; ANDERSON: Sleigh Ride


111 kr (159 kr)
Image A Winter's Light
Vasari Singers / Jeremy Backhouse

The Vasari Singers' annual carol concerts always provide a warming blend of traditional favourites and less well-known music from all periods and styles. Here, joyous and masterful 16th-century polyphony sits alongside eternally popular Victorian carols, and exquisitely crafted settings by Howells and Walford Davies join works as recent as Gabriel Jackson's The Christ-child. Bob Chilcott magically superimposes traditional carols with entrancing new material, and no Vasari Christmas would be complete without some close harmony Swingle singing. The Vasari Singers have also recorded Gabriel Jackson's Requiem (8.573049).



55 kr (79 kr)
Image The Wonder of Christmas
Michael Bloss, Organ
Elora Festival Singers • Noel Edison

The Elora Festival Singers, conducted by internationally acclaimed director Noel Edison, is one of the most exciting of contemporary choirs. Their disc of Eric Whitacre's choral music (8.559677) was nominated for a GRAMMY® in 2010. Now they turn to the art of the Christmas carol, a genre covering a variety of styles, both popular and refined, each piece expressing religious sentiments and beliefs. The music ranges from much-loved settings to new works, from polyphony to more straightforward melodies, in a recital stretching from the Middle Ages to the music of today.



79 kr
Image Messiah (DVD)
Described by librettist Charles Jennens with typical English understatement as “a fine entertainment”, Handel's Messiah was initially controversial as a biblical oratorio written for secular theatres. Within years it was however being “received with universal applause” and its composer's purpose in delighting and charming his listeners has made this masterpiece an international favourite ever since. This eye-catching, audiovisual recording of Handel's masterpiece with its cast of renowned soloists captures the 2016 Easter concert in the impressive baroque Basilica of Klosterneuburg, Austria.

229 kr
Image Messiah (Blu-ray)
Described by librettist Charles Jennens with typical English understatement as “a fine entertainment”, Handel's Messiah was initially controversial as a biblical oratorio written for secular theatres. Within years it was however being “received with universal applause” and its composer's purpose in delighting and charming his listeners has made this masterpiece an international favourite ever since. This eye-catching, audiovisual recording of Handel's masterpiece with its cast of renowned soloists captures the 2016 Easter concert in the impressive baroque Basilica of Klosterneuburg, Austria.

239 kr
Image Christmas With Winchester College Chapel Choir
Liveinspelning från Hong Kong 2004.



Sara Macliver, sopran

Winchester College Chapel Choir; Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra/William Lacey


Chapter 1

Arcangelo Corelli

Concerto Grosso Op 6:8 "Julkonsert"



Chapter 2

Michael Praetorius

Come, thou Redeemer of the earth



Richard Rodney Bennett

Out of your sleep



John Tavener

The Lamb



Judith Weir

Illuminare, Jerusalem



Chapter 3

Anon (arr Willcocks)

O come all ye faithful



Chapter 4

Johann Sebastian Bach

Sinfonia ur Kantat, BWV42

Kyrie ur Mässa G-dur, BWV236

Herr, der du stark and mächtig bist ur Kantat, BWV10

Jesus bleibet meine Freude ur Kantat, BWV147



Chapter 5

Georg Friedrich Händel

Concerto Grosso F-dur Op 6:2



Chapter 6

Georg Frierich Händel

Messias, utdrag



Chapter 7

Lowell Mason (arr Rutter)
Joy to the World



Anon

The First Noel

109 kr
Image A Musical Journey: A Christmas Musical Tour
AUSTRIA / SWITZERLAND / GERMANY
A Christmas Musical Tour

The Places
The tour starts in Vienna at the Christkindl Market and other Christmas scenes include the grotesque Krampus masqueraders, with St Nicholas, in Steyr. In Switzerland we see the great monastery church at Einsiedeln and in Bavaria the Abbey Church at Ottobeuren. In Austria scenes of Salzburg and its Christmas market are followed by Christmas cribs at Steyr and in the great cathedral at Linz, ending gazing upwards at the great Christmas fresco that decorates the dome of the monastery church at Einsiedeln.

The Music
The music chosen for this tour is principally taken from the works of Handel and Johann Sebastian Bach, including excerpts from the former's Messiah and from two organ concertos, and from Bach's Christmas Oratorio, with the carol Silent Night heard in its original setting at the little church in Oberndorf, for which it was written.

Picture format: NTSC 4:3
Sound format: PCM Stereo / Dolby Digital 5.1 / DTS 5.1
Runnng Time: 58 mins




109 kr
Image A Musical Journey: Christmas Goes Baroque
The Places
The tour lingers for some time in Zurich, in its celebration of Christmas. There is a visit to the famous Toy Museum at Nuremberg, a city well known as the centre of the German toy-making industry. Churches seen are the Great Minster in Zurich, where Zwingli once preached, and the monastery at Einsiedeln, at the heart of Catholic Switzerland.

The Music
The tour is accompanied by witty arrangements of Christmas favourites in the style of Baroque masters, of Bach, Handel and Vivaldi, by the Slovak-born composer Peter Breiner.

Picture format: NTSC 4:3
Sound format: PCM Stereo 2.0 / Dolby Digital 5.1 / DTS 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Running time: 54 mins
No. of DVDs: 1




109 kr
Image A Musical Journey: Christmas in Austria
A Musical Journey: Christmas in Austria
Music by Handel, Torelli, J. S. Bach, Corelli, Manfredini, Locatelli, Vivaldi



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Image A Musical Journey: Germany
A Musical Visit to the Benedictine Abbey Church at Ottobeuren. Music from Messiah by Handel.



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Image Messe de Minuit pour Noël; Dixit Dominus; Te Deum
Första satsen i detta "Te Deum" av Charpentier är det stycke som Eurovision Song Contest använder som sin signaturmelodi.



5.1 Dolby Digital AC-3 and DTS Surround Sound

Jane Archibald, sopran; Michele de Boer, sopran;

Anne L'Espèrance, sopran; Marion Newman, alt;

Nancy Reynolds, alt; Colin Ainsworth, tenor;

James McLennan, tenor; David Nortman, tenor;

Estaban Cambre, bas; Gilles Tomkins, bas.

Aradia Ensemble / Kevin Mallon


Marc-Antoine Charpentier

1. Te Deum



2. Dixit Dominus



3-8. Messe de Minuit pour Noël


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Image Christmas Choral Spectacular (A)
OBS! DVD-AUDIO

På "A Christmas Choral Spectacular" finner vi många av de finaste julsångerna. CDn inleds med den sprudlande "Ding Dong! Merrily on High". Ingår gör även bl a "O come, all ye faithful", "Silent Night" och "The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy".

5.1 Dolby Digital AC-3 and DTS Surround Sound

Margaret Burdett, sopran; Cecily Atkinson, alt;

Lynton Atkinson, tenor; Jonathan Prentice, bas.

Bournemouth Symphony Chorus & Orchestra / Peter Breiner.


A Christmas Choral Spectacular



Anon.

1. Ding Dong! Merrily on High

2. Coventry Carol



Trad.

3. Deck the Hall

4. O Christmas Tree


6. O come, all ye faithful (Wade)

7. O Little Town of Bethlehem (trad)

8. Puer nobis nascitur (Breiner)

9. Silent Night (Gruber)



Trad.

10. Little Jesus, Sweetly Sleep

11. Gloucester Wassail



12. Quem pastores laudavere (Breiner)

13. The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy (trad)


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