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“Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul.”
— Alexander Pope

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Sleepers, Awake!00:01Buy Now!Charpentier, M.Instrumental CarolsViolins of the King/LabadieDorian90180053479018021
00:17Buy Now!TraditionalSelections ~ Vigil of the Nativity of ChristRussian Patriarchate Choir/GrindenkoOpus 11130-218709861302185
00:28Buy Now!DittersdorfSymphony in G, "The Transformation of Actaeon into a Stag"Failoni Orchestra/GmurNaxos8.553368730099436823
00:53Buy Now!TraditionalThree Christmas CarolsChoir Trinity College, Cambridge/MarlowConifer590774321159072
01:00Buy Now!PezPastoral Concerto in FCollegium AureumHarmonia Mundi77048054727704826
01:22Buy Now!ChesnokovSalvation is createdUtah State University Chamber Singers/EvansUtah State Universityn/a888295436182
01:27Buy Now!HaydnString Quartet in F, Op. 77 No. 2Festetics QuartetArcana9193464858039198
01:55Buy Now!TraditionalSussex Carol; In dulci jubiloCambridge Singers/City of London Sinfonia/RutterCollegium111040888011118
02:01Buy Now!GjeiloNorthern LightsElektra Women's Choir/EdmundsonElektra Women's Choir1501628855008509
02:07Buy Now!TchaikovskySuite ~ The Nutcracker, Op. 71Slovak Philharmonic/HalaszNaxosn/an/a
02:30Buy Now!Mendelssohn-HenselPiano Trio in D, Op. 11Ambache Chamber EnsembleBBCMM45n/a
02:57Buy Now!TraditionalO come, o come Emmanuel (sung here as "Draw nigh, draw nigh Emmanuel ")Apollo's Singers/SorrellAvie2269822252226928
03:02Buy Now!BachJauchzet, frohlocket! ~ Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248Major/Empire BrassEMI64895077776489520
03:09Buy Now!PostonJesus Christ the apple treeChoir of St. John's College, Cambridge/GuestMHS512043Xn/a
03:14Buy Now!HummelClarinet Quartet in E flatMeloni/Pecolo/Ranieri/FinottiNaxos8.554280N/A
03:46Buy Now!TraditionalCoventry Carol (three settings)Tallis ScholarsGimell454 910028945491028
03:59Buy Now!ManfrediniChristmas Concerto in C, Op. 3 No. 12I MusiciPhilips412739028941273925
04:09Buy Now!HandelOccasional Suite in DEnglish Concert/PinnockArchiv453 451028945345123
04:25Buy Now!TallisMissa Puer natus est nobisTallis Scholars/PhillipsGimell289 454 93402894549342
04:50Buy Now!Fill Music: anncr selects
05:00Buy Now!Lullabies and Carols for Christmas - 2017
05:59Buy Now!RutterMary's LullabyClare College Choir & Orchestra/RutterLondon425 500028942550025
06:04Buy Now!GossSee amid the winter's snowSaint Thomas Choir/HancockVox Box5093n/a
06:12Buy Now!Vaughan WilliamsFantasia on GreensleevesBoston Pops/FiedlerRCA68793090266879328
06:19Buy Now!RheinbergerThe Star of Bethlehem, Op. 164Jansen/Cologne Radio Chorus & Orchestra/FroschauerCapriccio10551D 130217
07:00Buy Now!YonGesu BambinoBrigham Young Concert Choir/HallBYU RecordsO415714861017229
07:07Buy Now!TelemannFestive Suite in ANW Chamber Orchestra Seattle/FrancisHelios88028034571180281
07:25Buy Now!DaquinNoel Suisse (Noel No. 12, Swiss Carol for Organ)Christopher HerrickHyperion66816034571168166
Sing for Joy!07:30Buy Now!SING FOR JOY
Great Sacred Music08:01Buy Now!TraditionalOn Jordan's Bank the Baptist's CryGough/Choir of Wells Cathedral/ArcherHyperion12103034571121031
08:04Buy Now!LarkinAdam Lay Y BoundenChrist Church Cathedral Choir, Vancouver/LangCBCn/a830159011868
08:08Buy Now!BalbastreNoŽl "Ou s'en vont ces gais bergers?"Marie-Claire AlainErato881613269658816129
08:15Buy Now!MendelssohnVom Himmel HochDresden Choir of the Cross/Dresden Philharmonic/FlamigCapriccio102164006408102168
08:30Buy Now!Christmas GreetingsThe Right Reverend Luis Zarama
08:34Buy Now!PoulencFour Christmas MotetsCambridge Singers/RutterCollegium108n/a
08:47Buy Now!FinziMagnificat, Op. 36Opus 7 Vocal Ensemble/PontenLoft1003617145100320
09:00Buy Now!BachCantata 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben"Holland Boys' Choir/Netherlands Bach Collegium/LeusinkBrilliant Classics940505028421940502
09:33Buy Now!BrittenChrist's NativityHolst Singers/LaytonMHS515547Y717794554724
09:52Buy Now!LanglaisLa NativiteVirgil FoxEMI66088724356608825
10:00Buy Now!HandelMessiah: Part 1English Concert & Choir/PinnockArchiv423 630028942363021
10:59Buy Now!CorneliusThe Three KingsPolyphony/LaytonHyperionNOEL2034571100272
11:02Buy Now!RutterNativity CarolPolyphony/LaytonHyperionNOEL2034571100272
11:08Buy Now!Christmas CarolsBoston Pops/FiedlerRCA642807863564282
11:14Buy Now!MozartPiano Sonata No. 8 in A minor, K. 310UchidaPhilips412 741028941274120
11:38Buy Now!GjeiloIn the bleak midwinterVoces 8DeccaB0025736028948309689
11:43Buy Now!TraditionalThe snow it melts the soonestTurner/Voces 8DeccaB0025736028948309689
11:48Buy Now!Anderson, LeroySuite of Carols for WoodwindsBBC Concert Orchestra/SlatkinNaxos8.559621636943962121
12:00Buy Now!TelemannChristmas Cantata of 1762Michaelstein Chamber Choir/Telemann Chamber Orchestra Michaelstein/RemyCPO999 419761203941926
12:19Buy Now!TraditionalSussex CarolBaird/Aulos EnsembleMHS513405T717794340525
12:23Buy Now!FaurťSuite ~ Pelleas et Melisande, Op. 80New Philharmonia/DavisSony Classical62644074646264423
12:41Buy Now!LauridsenO magnum mysteriumLos Angeles Master Chorale/SalamunovichRCM19605707651960522
12:47Buy Now!TraditionalA la nanita nanaLos Angeles Master Chorale/SalamunovichRCM19605707651960522
12:52Buy Now!ChopinPolonaise in A flat, Op. 53 "Heroic"Piotr AnderszewskiVirgin Classics7307565099973075622
13:01Buy Now!Rimsky-KorsakovChristmas Eve SuiteScottish National Orchestra/JarviChandos8327/8/9N/A
13:32Buy Now!TraditionalSweet was the song the Virgin Sungvan Egmond/Smithsonian Chamber Players/SlowikSmithsonian Chamber Music Society025700261460901
13:37Buy Now!PraetoriusLo, how a rose e'er bloomingCanadian BrassRCA68880090266888023
13:39Buy Now!Christmas CarolsCanadian BrassRCA68880090266888023
13:50Buy Now!SchubertImpromptu in C minor, D. 899 No. 1Mitsuko UchidaPhilips456 245028945624525
14:01Buy Now!TraditionalChristmas Hymns and CarolsR. Shaw Chamber Singers/ShawTelarc80377089408037726
14:13Buy Now!Strauss Jr.The Blue DanubeVienna Philharmonic/MaazelDG400 0403259140004028
14:24Buy Now!BeamishIn the stillnessChoirs of St. Catharine's College, Cambridge/WickhamResonus101595060262790632
14:28Buy Now!PezPastoral Concerto in FCollegium AureumHarmonia Mundi77048054727704826
14:50Buy Now!Fill Music: anncr selects
15:01Buy Now!PurcellBehold, I bring you glad tidingsSchutz Choir/London Strings/Philip Jones Brass/Camden Winds/NorringtonLondonD 134010D 134010
15:12Buy Now!Four Christmas carolsAcademy and Chorus SMF/MarrinerPhilips442 141028944214123
15:21Buy Now!BeethovenLeonore Overture No. 3Chicago Symphony/SoltiDecca289 460 982028946098226
15:37Buy Now!IvesA Christmas CarolWashington Master Chorale/ColohanAcis63682190394963682
15:39Buy Now!NadelEarly Winter TreeWashington Master Chorale/ColohanAcis63682190394963682
15:45Buy Now!CorelliConcerto Grosso in G minor, Op. 6 No. 8 "Christmas Concerto"Collegium AureumHarmonia Mundi77048054727704826
16:01Buy Now!BachJauchzet, frohlocket! ~ Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248Choir of New College, Oxford/HigginbottomBBC MusicMM52n/a
16:10Buy Now!TraditionalHere we come a-wassailingThe Oakwood WaitsJolly Wassail Recordsn/a888295658904
16:11Buy Now!TraditionalWhile by my sheepThe Oakwood WaitsJolly Wassail Recordsn/a888295658904
16:15Buy Now!HaydnTrumpet Concerto in E flatMarsalis/National Philharmonic/LeppardSony3931007464393102
16:30Buy Now!Christmas CarolsChorus Angelicus & GaudeamusPelagos1005672590100523
16:45Buy Now!ProkofievSymphony No. 1 in D, Op. 25 "Classical"London Symphony/MarrinerPhilips442 278028944227826
17:01Buy Now!BrittenA Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28Chandler/Soles/Robert Shaw Chamber SingersTelarc80461089408046124
17:24Buy Now!TraditionalGood people all, the Christmastime (Wexford Carol)Vocal Arts Ensemble of Durham/Wynkoopself-publishedn/an/a
17:27Buy Now!TraditionalDing dong! Merrily on HighVocal Arts Ensemble of Durham/Wynkoopself-publishedn/an/a
17:31Buy Now!TraditionalWhat is this lovely fragrance?Dallas Symphony Brass/Lohdso live009844667037340
17:34Buy Now!TraditionalInfant holy, infant lowlyDallas Symphony Brass/Lohdso live009844667037340
17:40Buy Now!MendelssohnSix Christmas PiecesGalway/Munich Radio Orchestra/GeorgiadisRCA60736090266073627
17:50Buy Now!RespighiThe Adoration of the Magi ~ Three Botticelli PicturesOrpheus Chamber OrchestraDG437 533N/A
PREVIEW!18:00Buy Now!Saint-SaŽnsChristmas Oratorio, Op. 12Dresden Choir of the Cross/Dresden Philharmonic/FlamigCapriccio102164006408102168
18:38Buy Now!HerbertMarch of the Toys ~ Babes in ToylandRaleigh RingersRaleigh Ringers10022600745100227
18:42Buy Now!TraditionalGod rest ye merry, gentlemenRobertson/Canadian BrassOpening Day Records7345n/a
18:45Buy Now!BeamishIn the stillnessChoirs of St. Catharine's College, Cambridge/WickhamResonus101595060262790632
18:49Buy Now!Fill Music: anncr selects
wavelengths18:59Buy Now!Christmas Eve at the Opera House, with Bob Chapman
21:57Buy Now!MendelssohnVom Himmel HochPiau/Butter/Accentus/EquilbeyNaive5265822186052655
22:12Buy Now!DaquinNoel en musetteAulos EnsembleMHS513405T717794340525
22:18Buy Now!TraditionalGreensleeves (The old year now away is fled)Baird/Aulos EnsembleMHS513405T717794340525
22:23Buy Now!BieblAve MariaChanticleerAllegro12194n/a
22:32Buy Now!Christmas CarolsCanadian BrassRCA68880090266888023
22:42Buy Now!LocatelliChristmas Concerto in F minor, Op. 1 No. 8Berlin Philharmonic/KarajanDG449 924028944992427
23:04Buy Now!TraditionalSussex Carol (On Christmas Night)van Egmond/Smithsonian Chamber Players/SlowikSmithsonian Chamber Music Society025700261460901
23:08Buy Now!DvorakNocturne in B, Op. 40Detroit Symphony/DoratiLondon414 370028941437020
23:15Buy Now!BrittenA Boy was Born, Op. 3Holst Singers/LaytonMHS515547Y717794554724
23:49Buy Now!Fill Music: anncr selects