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— William Shakespeare


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Sleepers, Awake!00:01Buy Now!TraditionalTwo English carolsMonteverdi Choir/GardinerPhilips462 050028946205020
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04:00Buy Now!TraditionalChristmas CarolsClare College Choir & Orchestra/RutterLondon425 500028942550025
04:09Buy Now!PoncePrelude and AllemandeAndres SegoviaMCA/Decca11124008811112424
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05:06Buy Now!SchumannManfred Overture, Op. 115BBC National Orchestra of Wales/WellerBBCMM216n/a
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Rise and Shine!06:01Buy Now!BorodinIn the Steppes of Central AsiaUSSR Symphony/SvetlanovMelodiya00155n/a
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07:18Buy Now!BerliozShepherds' farewell ~ L'Enfance du ChristCambridge Singers/City of London Sinfonia/RutterCollegium111040888011118
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08:13Buy Now!RossiniOverture ~ The Journey to RheimsPhilharmonia Orchestra/MutiEMI47118077774711821
08:21Buy Now!TraditionalTwo Spanish Renaissance carolsQuire Cleveland/BennettQuire Cleveland101988441014230
08:28Buy Now!Schumann2nd mvt (Scherzo) ~ Symphony No. 2 in C, Op. 61Vienna Philharmonic/BernsteinDG289 477 5167028947751670
08:36Buy Now!OffenbachBallet des MouchesGulbenkian Orchestra/SwierczewskiNimbus5303083603530327
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Classical Café09:01Buy Now!MozartPiano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466Uchida/English Chamber Orchestra/TatePhilips416 381028941638120
09:35Buy Now!TraditionalGabriel’s messageMonteverdi Choir/GardinerPhilips462 050028946205020
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10:01Buy Now!HandelSuite ~ Il pastor fido (The Faithful Shepherd, 1734 version)Tafelmusik/LamonSony68257074646825723
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11:01Buy Now!MendelssohnPiano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson TrioMMG1002304716300232
11:30Buy Now!TraditionalThe Angels and the ShepherdsLos Angeles Master Chorale/SalamunovichRCM19605707651960522
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12:29Buy Now!GluckDance of the Blessed Spirits ~ Orpheus and EurydiceAcademy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields/MarrinerEMI54468094635446821
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As You Like It13:00Buy Now!Lullabies and Carols for Christmas
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WCPE Concert Hall19:01Buy Now!TchaikovskyThe Nutcracker, Op. 71, Overture & Act IKirov Orchestra/GergievPhilips289 462 114028946211427
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Music in the Night22:00Buy Now!TorelliChristmas Concerto in G minor, Op. 8 No. 6I MusiciPhilips412739028941273925
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