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“Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own; and from morning to night, as from the cradle to the grave, it is but a succession of changes so gentle and easy that we can scarcely mark their progress.”
— Charles Dickens

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Sleepers, Awake!00:01Buy Now!Charpentier, M.Midnight Mass for Christmas on French CarolsKing's College Choir/English Chamber Orchestra/WillcocksEMI63135077776313528
00:37Buy Now!MathiasBell CarolBBC Welsh ChorusNimbus5310083603531027
00:41Buy Now!HowellsHere is the little doorBBC Welsh ChorusNimbus5310083603531027
00:46Buy Now!TraditionalChristmas CarolsLondon BrassRCA60736090266073627
01:04Buy Now!CorretteNoel allemande (German carol)Aulos EnsembleMHS513405T717794340525
01:09Buy Now!TraditionalWassail SongBaird/Aulos EnsembleMHS513405T717794340525
01:13Buy Now!TraditionalWhat child is this?R. Shaw Chamber Singers/ShawTelarc80377089408037726
01:16Buy Now!HolstIn the bleak midwinterR. Shaw Chamber Singers/ShawTelarc80377089408037726
01:21Buy Now!TraditionalFour Early American CarolsBoston Camerata/Schola Cantorum of Boston/Brown University Chorus/CohenErato92874745099287429
01:29Buy Now!YonGesu BambinoSeattle Symphony/SchwarzNaxos8.572673747313267378
01:34Buy Now!BassanoHodie Christus natus estMonteverdi Choir/GardinerPhilips462 050028946205020
01:38Buy Now!BrittenA Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28Robles/Choir of St. John's Cambridge/GuestLondon430 097028943009720
02:02Buy Now!TraditionalWhat is this lovely fragrance?Robert Shaw Chamber SingersTelarc80461089408046124
02:06Buy Now!TraditionalAdeste FidelesRobert Shaw Chamber SingersTelarc80461089408046124
02:11Buy Now!TraditionalSuite of Medieval CarolsSolid BrassDorian90114053479011428
02:14Buy Now!A Suite of English CarolsSolid BrassDorian90114053479011428
02:21Buy Now!BachSleepers, Awake!Solid BrassDorian90114053479011428
02:28Buy Now!BrittenChorale after an Old French CarolPolyphony/LaytonHyperionNOEL2034571100272
02:32Buy Now!BrittenMen of Goodwill (Variations on a Christmas Carol)Minnesota Orchestra/MarrinerEMI4930007774930024
02:42Buy Now!TelemannChristmas Cantata of 1762Michaelstein Chamber Choir/Telemann Chamber Orchestra Michaelstein/RemyCPO999 419761203941926
03:01Buy Now!Lullabies and Carols for Christmas - 2017
04:00Buy Now!TraditionalAway in a mangerVoces 8Signum Classics291635212029121
04:03Buy Now!WarlockBethlehem DownVoces 8Signum Classics291635212029121
04:08Buy Now!WaltonWhat cheer?Voces 8Signum Classics291635212029121
04:10Buy Now!ReedRussian Christmas MusicDallas Wind Symphony/JunkinReference Recordings126030911112822
04:24Buy Now!BachJesu, Joy of Man's DesiringDallas Wind Symphony/JunkinReference Recordings126030911112822
04:30Buy Now!TraditionalGood people all, this Christmastime (Wexford Carol)Vocal Arts Ensemble of Durham/Wynkoopself-publishedn/an/a
04:32Buy Now!TraditionalDing dong! Merrily on HighVocal Arts Ensemble of Durham/Wynkoopself-publishedn/an/a
04:35Buy Now!Christmas selections with James GalwayGalway/Regensburg Cathedral Choir/Munich RSO/GeorgiadisRCA60736090266073627
05:00Buy Now!TraditionalO tannenbaumWashington Master Chorale/ColohanAcis63682190394963682
05:02Buy Now!IvesA Christmas CarolWashington Master Chorale/ColohanAcis63682190394963682
05:05Buy Now!WaldteufelChristmas Roses WaltzGulbenkian Orchestra/SwierczewskiNimbus5264083606526429
05:14Buy Now!TraditionalGreensleevesRaleigh Ringers/HarrisThe Raleigh Ringers10062600745100623
05:20Buy Now!Anderson, LeroySuite of Carols for WoodwindsBBC Concert Orchestra/SlatkinNaxos8.559621636943962121
Rise and Shine!05:32Buy Now!ByrdLullabyQuire Cleveland/BennettQuire Cleveland101988441014230
05:38Buy Now!BachJauchzet, frohlocket! ~ Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248Major/Empire BrassEMI64895077776489520
05:46Buy Now!SweelinckHodie Christus natus estMonteverdi Choir/GardinerPhilips462 050028946205020
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06:01Buy Now!TraditionalWassail SongClare College Choir/RutterLondon425 500028942550025
06:03Buy Now!Traditional"Entre le boeuf" and "Guillo, pran ton tambourin"Monteverdi Choir/GardinerPhilips462 050028946205020
06:06Buy Now!HandelFor unto us a child is bornChicago Symphony Orchestra & Chorus/SoltiDecca289 473 345028947334521
06:11Buy Now!TraditionalThe holly and the ivyR. Shaw Chamber Singers/ShawTelarc80377089408037726
06:14Buy Now!Vaughan WilliamsChristmas DanceAureoleKoch International7559099923755920
06:16Buy Now!TraditionalGood King WenceslasChoir of St. John's College, Cambridge/GuestMHS512043Xn/a
06:20Buy Now!A Suite of English CarolsSolid BrassDorian90114053479011428
06:28Buy Now!TraditionalO come, all ye faithfulCincinnati May Festival Chorus/PorcoCincinnati May Festival01-01n/a
06:31Buy Now!LalandeSymphony of CarolsViolins of the King/LabadieDorian90180053479018021
06:37Buy Now!HessA Christmas OvertureRoyal Philharmonic/RutterCollegium133040888013327
06:44Buy Now!CorelliPastorale ad libitum ~ Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op. 6 No. 8 "Christmas Concerto"Philharmonia Virtuosi NY/KappSony62640074646264027
06:49Buy Now!Three Christmas carolsBBC Welsh Chorus/Fanfare Trumpeters of the Welsh GuardsNimbus5310083603531027
07:00Buy Now!TraditionalThere is no rose; Nowell sing weQuire Cleveland/DuffinQuire Cleveland102827836024242
07:07Buy Now!O TannenbaumVienna Boys' Choir/HarrerDG449 965028944996524
07:08Buy Now!TraditionalAway in a Manger & O Little Town Of BethlehemEmpire BrassEMI64895077776489520
07:14Buy Now!TraditionalDing dong! Merrily on HighVocal Arts Ensemble of Durham/Wynkoopself-publishedn/an/a
07:17Buy Now!TraditionalAngels from the realms of gloryChoir of Tewkesbury Abbey/SackettNaxos8.557160747313216024
07:21Buy Now!TraditionalTomorrow Shall Be My Dancing DayElora Festival Singers/EdisonNaxos8.573421747313342174
07:23Buy Now!MathiasA babe is bornBBC Singers/HillBBC Music MagazineMM365n/z
07:27Buy Now!TchaikovskyThree Dances ~ The Nutcracker, Op. 71Slovak Philharmonic/HalaszNaxosn/an/a
07:33Buy Now!AdamO Holy NightAlagna/Abbey Road EnsembleWarner Classics002545099950024520
07:37Buy Now!DaquinNoel en musetteAulos EnsembleMHS513405T717794340525
07:43Buy Now!TraditionalSussex CarolBaird/Aulos EnsembleMHS513405T717794340525
07:47Buy Now!GruberSilent nightCambridge Singers/City of London Sinfonia/RutterCollegium111040888011118
07:51Buy Now!RespighiThe Adoration of the Magi ~ Three Botticelli PicturesOrpheus Chamber OrchestraDG437 533N/A
08:01Buy Now!MenottiIntroduction, March & Shepherd's Dance ~ Amahl and the Night VisitorsBuffalo Philharmonic/FallettaBuffalo Philharmonic Orchestran/a692863141022
08:08Buy Now!TraditionalAngelus ad VirginemUtah State University Chamber Singers/EvansUtah State Universityn/a888295436182
08:12Buy Now!TraditionalSussex Carol (On Christmas Night)van Egmond/Smithsonian Chamber Players/SlowikSmithsonian Chamber Music Society025700261460901
08:15Buy Now!TraditionalSweet was the song the Virgin Sungvan Egmond/Smithsonian Chamber Players/SlowikSmithsonian Chamber Music Society025700261460901
08:20Buy Now!FauréPavane, Op. 50Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony/ClarkNaxos8.578009747313800971
08:29Buy Now!Strauss, E.Carmen Quadrille (based on the themes from the opera)Vienna Philharmonic/AbbadoDG431 628028943162821
08:35Buy Now!CorretteNoel Symphony No. 5 in A minorThree Notch'd RoadThree Notch'd Road888295187688
08:49Buy Now!Fill Music: anncr selects
Classical Café09:01Buy Now!TraditionalWhile by my sheepThe Oakwood WaitsJolly Wassail Recordsn/a888295658904
09:04Buy Now!BieblAve MariaCincinnati May Festival Chorus/PorcoCincinnati May Festival01-01n/a
09:12Buy Now!Anderson, LeroySuite of Carols for Brass ChoirBBC Concert Orchestra/SlatkinNaxos8.559621636943962121
09:25Buy Now!KirkpatrickAway in a mangerChoir of King's College, Cambridge/WillcocksLondon444 848028944484823
09:27Buy Now!TraditionalChristmas CarolsClare College Choir & Orchestra/RutterLondon425 500028942550025
09:36Buy Now!O come, all ye faithfulAmadeus Choir of Greater Toronto/Hannaford St. Silver BandCBC5175059582517529
09:42Buy Now!TraditionalBring a torch, Jeanette IsabellaYolanda KondonassisTelarc80446089408044625
09:46Buy Now!DarkeIn the bleak midwinterChoir of King's College, Cambridge/WillcocksLondon444 848028944484823
09:51Buy Now!Three German carolsRegensburg Cathedral Choir/RatzingerDHM77049054727704925
10:00Buy Now!Annual St. Olaf College Christmas FestivalChoirs of St. Olaf College/Armstrong
10:31Buy Now!ManfrediniChristmas Concerto in C, Op. 3 No. 12Berlin Philharmonic/KarajanDG449 924028944992427
10:42Buy Now!HandelAir ~ Water Music, Suite in FSeattle Symphony/SchwarzNaxos8.572673747313267378
10:47Buy Now!TraditionalI saw three shipsClare College Singers/RutterWarner Classics002485099950024520
10:49Buy Now!YonGesu BambinoPavarotti/Wandsworth Boys' Choir/National Philharmonic/AdlerLondon460 400028946040027
10:54Buy Now!BizetFarandole ~ L’Arlesienne Suite No. 2Buffalo Philharmonic/FallettaBuffalo Philharmonic Orchestran/a692863009421
10:59Buy Now!Anderson, LeroySleigh RideBoston Pops/FiedlerRCA642807863564282
11:02Buy Now!Buckley, RobertDecemberElektra Women's Choir/A Touch of Brass/EdmundsonElektra Women's Choir1110830159012070
11:10Buy Now!CorretteNoel allemande (German carol)Aulos EnsembleMHS513405T717794340525
11:15Buy Now!TraditionalGreensleeves (The old year now away is fled)Baird/Aulos EnsembleMHS513405T717794340525
11:19Buy Now!RathboneCarol MedleyVasari Singers/BackhouseNaxos8.573030747313303076
11:22Buy Now!TraditionalDeck the halls with boughs of hollySutherland/Ambrosian Singers/New Philharmonia/BonyngeLondon460 400028946040027
11:25Buy Now!StillChristmas in the Western WorldKostraba/Toledo ClarinetsCambria1190021475011902
11:45Buy Now!ReedRussian Christmas MusicDallas Wind Symphony/JunkinReference Recordings126030911112822
12:01Buy Now!BachSleepers, Awake!Richard MarlowConifer590774321159072
12:05Buy Now!HandelJoy to the WorldCambridge Singers/City of London Sinfonia/RutterCollegium111040888011118
12:08Buy Now!HandelHallelujah Chorus ~ MessiahAtlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus/ShawVox840904716384092
12:13Buy Now!TraditionalO tannenbaumWashington Master Chorale/ColohanAcis63682190394963682
12:14Buy Now!MolterConcerto Pastorale in GEnglish Concert/PinnockArchiv435 262028943526220
12:22Buy Now!TchaikovskyNutcracker MedleyBell/Straight No ChaserSony Masterworks7431888837431828
12:26Buy Now!YorkJubilationParkeningSony62723074646272329
12:31Buy Now!MendelssohnHark! the Herald Angels SingPhiladelphia Orchestra & Chorus/OrmandyRCA643007863564302
12:36Buy Now!Fill Music: anncr selects
12:47Buy Now!BurtCaroling, carolingCincinnati May Festival Chorus/PorcoCincinnati May Festival01-01n/a
12:48Buy Now!Two Spanish carolsChanticleerTeldec94563745099456320
12:52Buy Now!BachJauchzet, frohlocket! ~ Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248Hungarian Radio Chorus/Failoni Orchestra/OberfrankNaxosn/an/a
As You Like It13:01Buy Now!BeamishIn the stillnessChoirs of St. Catharine's College, Cambridge/WickhamResonus101595060262790632
13:03Buy Now!WhitacreLux aurumqueQuire Cleveland/DuffinQuire Cleveland105888295183178
13:06Buy Now!DeliusSleigh RideBuffalo Philharmonic/FallettaBuffalo Philharmonic Orchestran/a692863009421
13:13Buy Now!TraditionalChristmas CarolsYolanda KondonassisTelarc80446089408044625
13:21Buy Now!TraditionalBring a torch, Jeanette IsabellaRobertson/Canadian BrassOpening Day Records7345n/a
13:24Buy Now!TraditionalCoventry CarolHandel & Haydn Chorus/LlewellynAvie2078822252207828
13:28Buy Now!BassanoHodie Christus natus estMonteverdi Choir/GardinerPhilips462 050028946205020
13:32Buy Now!TurnerSymphony of CarolsAmerican Horn Quartet/QSO HornsMSR1650681585165027
13:46Buy Now!MozartLaudate Dominum ~ Solemn Vespers of the Confessor, K. 339Hendricks/Academy & Chorus of St. Martin-in-the-Fields/MarrinerVirgin Classics5221445099952214424
13:52Buy Now!LeontovychCarol of the BellsSt. Paul's Cathedral Choir/CarwoodDecca478 9225028947892250
13:54Buy Now!BerliozShepherds' farewell ~ L'Enfance du ChristAtlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus/ShawVox840904716384092
14:01Buy Now!TraditionalHere we come a-wassailingThe Oakwood WaitsJolly Wassail Recordsn/a888295658904
14:02Buy Now!BrittenA Hymn to the VirginQuire Cleveland/DuffinQuire Cleveland105888295183178
14:05Buy Now!WhitbournProcessional and Kyrie ~ Missa carolaeWestminster Williamson Voices/JordanNaxos8.573715747313371570
14:13Buy Now!IvesTwo American carolsChanticleerTeldec94563745099456320
14:17Buy Now!AdamO Holy NightElora Festival Singers/EdisonNaxos8.573421747313342174
14:23Buy Now!TraditionalThree Christmas carolsChanticleerTeldec94563745099456320
14:33Buy Now!TorelliChristmas Concerto in G minor, Op. 8 No. 6Berlin Philharmonic/KarajanDG449 924028944992427
14:42Buy Now!BachSelections ~ Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248Chmber Orch & Choir St. Petersburg Cons/TitovSonyQK 69255074646925522
15:03Buy Now!TraditionalGood people all, this Christmastime (Wexford Carol)Vocal Arts Ensemble of Durham/Wynkoopself-publishedn/an/a
15:05Buy Now!TraditionalThis is the truth sent from aboveUpshaw/Chanticleer/JenningsTeldec85555685738555529
15:11Buy Now!Christmas CarolsChorus Angelicus & GaudeamusPelagos1005672590100523
15:24Buy Now!AshmoreWinter ~ Four Seasons (English Folk Songs)Stoltzman/Guildhall String Ensemble/SalterRCA Victor Red Seal60437090266043729
15:30Buy Now!TraditionalCarols from ScandinaviaSt. Olaf Choir/ArmstrongSt. Olaf Recordsn/an/a
15:36Buy Now!TraditionalSuite II ~ The Many Moods of ChristmasRobert Shaw Chorale/RCA Victor SymphonyRCA68805090266880522
15:47Buy Now!Henry VIIIPastime with good companyThe Queen's SixBBCMM391n/a
15:50Buy Now!DarkeIn the bleak midwinterClare College Choir & Orchestra/RutterLondon425 500028942550025
15:54Buy Now!TraditionalAngels from the realms of gloryChoir of Tewkesbury Abbey/SackettNaxos8.557160747313216024
Allegro15:59Buy Now!Anderson, LeroyA Christmas FestivalBBC Concert Orchestra/SlatkinNaxos8.559621636943962121
16:09Buy Now!TraditionalSussex CarolBaird/Aulos EnsembleMHS513405T717794340525
16:11Buy Now!TraditionalWassail SongBaird/Aulos EnsembleMHS513405T717794340525
16:15Buy Now!WarlockBethlehem DownPolyphony/LaytonHyperionNOEL2034571100272
16:19Buy Now!HopkinsWe Three Kings / We Wish You a Merry ChristmasSeattle Symphony/SchwarzNaxos8.572673747313267378
16:25Buy Now!TraditionalO come, all ye faithful (with fanfare)Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys/ScottPro Organo7200n/a
16:30Buy Now!HessA Christmas OvertureRoyal Philharmonic/RutterCollegium133040888013327
16:38Buy Now!ForrestCarol of JoyCombined Choirs BYU/StaheliBYU RecordsO415714861017229
16:44Buy Now!TraditionalUp, awake and away!Choir of King's College Cambridge/LedgerEMI66243724356624320
16:45Buy Now!TraditionalDeck the halls with boughs of hollySutherland/Ambrosian Singers/New Philharmonia/BonyngeLondon460 400028946040027
16:47Buy Now!Vaughan WilliamsFantasia on Christmas CarolsGadd/Guildford Choral Soc/Royal Philharmonic/WettonNaxosn/an/a
17:00Buy Now!SchubertAve Maria, D. 839Pavarotti/National Philharmonic/AdlerDecca289 473 345028947334521
17:05Buy Now!YonGesu BambinoChatterton/ChristopherLa Flautista2039789577203921
17:10Buy Now!TraditionalDing dong! Merrily on HighVocal Arts Ensemble of Durham/Wynkoopself-publishedn/an/a
17:13Buy Now!LocatelliChristmas Concerto in F minor, Op. 1 No. 8I MusiciPhilips412739028941273925
17:30Buy Now!WaldteufelChristmas Roses WaltzGulbenkian Orchestra/SwierczewskiNimbus5264083606526429
17:40Buy Now!DaquinNoel en musetteAulos EnsembleMHS513405T717794340525
17:46Buy Now!JesselParade of the Wooden SoldiersBoston Pops/FiedlerRCA642807863564282
17:51Buy Now!Praetorius, M.In dulci jubilo (four settings)Pomerium/BlachlyArchiv449 819n/a
17:57Buy Now!TraditionalTomorrow Shall Be My Dancing DayCincinnati May Festival Chorus/PorcoCincinnati May Festival01-01n/a
18:00Buy Now!JosquinO virgo virginumChanticleerTeldec94563745099456320
18:10Buy Now!HowellsThree Carol-AnthemsBBC Singers/CarwoodBBC MusicMM313n/a
18:21Buy Now!TraditionalTwo Christmas carolsChanticleerTeldec94563745099456320
18:30Buy Now!Three German carolsRegensburg Cathedral Choir/RatzingerDHM77049054727704925
18:38Buy Now!Fill Music: anncr selects
18:48Buy Now!TraditionalSuite I ~ The Many Moods of ChristmasRobert Shaw Chorale/RCA Victor SymphonyRCA68805090266880522
WCPE Concert Hall19:01Buy Now!TraditionalSussex Carol (On Christmas Night)van Egmond/Smithsonian Chamber Players/SlowikSmithsonian Chamber Music Society025700261460901
19:05Buy Now!Anderson, LeroySuite of Carols for String OrchestraBBC Concert Orchestra/SlatkinNaxos8.559621636943962121
19:18Buy Now!TraditionalO tannenbaumWashington Master Chorale/ColohanAcis63682190394963682
19:20Buy Now!IvesA Christmas CarolWashington Master Chorale/ColohanAcis63682190394963682
19:24Buy Now!TraditionalChristmas CarolsYolanda KondonassisTelarc80446089408044625
19:32Buy Now!TelemannFestive Suite in ANW Chamber Orchestra Seattle/FrancisHelios88028034571180281
19:51Buy Now!BieblAve MariaCincinnati May Festival Chorus/PorcoCincinnati May Festival01-01n/a
20:00Buy Now!TraditionalGreensleeves (The old year now away is fled)Baird/Aulos EnsembleMHS513405T717794340525
20:04Buy Now!OckeghemAlma redemptoris materPomerium/BlachlyArchiv449 819n/a
20:10Buy Now!TraditionalCoventry Carol (three settings)Tallis ScholarsGimell454 910028945491028
20:24Buy Now!TraditionalFour Early American CarolsBoston Camerata/Schola Cantorum of Boston/Brown University Chorus/CohenErato92874745099287429
20:31Buy Now!Sammartini, GiuseppeConcerto Grosso in G minor, Op. 5 No. 6 "Christmas Concerto"Violins of the King/LabadieDorian90180053479018021
20:46Buy Now!WarlockI saw a fair maidenSt. Martin's Chamber Choir/KruegerCygnus Recordsn/an/a
20:51Buy Now!HandlThree Christmas carolsChoir of Trinity College, Cambridge/MarlowConifer590774321159072
21:00Buy Now!MendelssohnHark! the Herald Angels SingSaint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys/ScottPro Organo7200n/a
21:04Buy Now!BachSelections ~ Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248German BrassGerman Brass27 3054027728273055
21:17Buy Now!MenottiIntroduction, March & Shepherd's Dance ~ Amahl and the Night VisitorsBuffalo Philharmonic/FallettaBuffalo Philharmonic Orchestran/a692863141022
21:23Buy Now!TchaikovskyWaltz of the Flowers ~ The Nutcracker, Op. 71Seattle Symphony/SchwarzNaxos8.572673747313267378
21:33Buy Now!TallisSuscipe quaesoHandel and Haydn Society Chorus/LlewellynArabesqueZ6771026724677120
21:43Buy Now!TraditionalThe holly and the ivyChoir of Tewkesbury Abbey/SackettNaxosn/an/a
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Music in the Night22:00Buy Now!BeamishIn the stillnessChoirs of St. Catharine's College, Cambridge/WickhamResonus101595060262790632
22:04Buy Now!PezPastoral Concerto in FCollegium AureumHarmonia Mundi77048054727704826
22:25Buy Now!Charpentier, M.Introit, Kyrie and Gloria ~ Midnight Mass for Christmas on French CarolsVirgin ConsortGothic49077000334907723
22:45Buy Now!TraditionalChristmas CarolsLondon BrassRCA60736090266073627
23:03Buy Now!NadelEarly Winter TreeWashington Master Chorale/ColohanAcis63682190394963682
23:09Buy Now!SowashA Christmas Ceremony for flute & celloBraunstein/AerieRick Sowash Publishing Co.11885767140127
23:24Buy Now!Christmas selections with James GalwayGalway/Regensburg Cathedral Choir/Munich RSO/GeorgiadisRCA60736090266073627
23:48Buy Now!Fill Music: anncr selects