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“To send light into the darkness of men's hearts—such is the duty of the artist.”
—Robert Schumann

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Sleepers, Awake!00:01Buy Now!HolstChristmas DayDallas Symphony Brass/Lohdso live009844667037340
00:08Buy Now!SchumannThree Fantasy Pieces, Op. 111Andreas HaefligerSony4803607464480362
00:20Buy Now!LauridsenO magnum mysteriumElora Festival Singers/EdisonNaxosn/an/a
00:27Buy Now!Saint-SaënsSymphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 78 "Organ"Biggs/Philadelphia Orchestra/OrmandySony87277696998727724
01:02Buy Now!TurnerSymphony of CarolsAmerican Horn Quartet/QSO HornsMSR1650681585165027
01:17Buy Now!ChopinScherzo No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 31Jean-Yves ThibaudetPCM7050n/a
01:28Buy Now!RutterAll bells in paradiseSt. Paul's Cathedral Choir/CarwoodDecca478 9225028947892250
01:35Buy Now!MozartViolin Concerto No. 4 in D, K. 218Lin/English Chamber Orchestra/LeppardCBS4450307464445032
02:01Buy Now!PoulencO magnum mysteriumSan Francisco Choral Artists/HooperReference Recordings21030911102128
02:05Buy Now!BrahmsAcademic Festival Overture, Op.80Houston Symphony/EschenbachVirgin59223077775922325
02:17Buy Now!VivaldiChristmas Concerto in E, RV 270Dubeau/La PietaAnalekta28730774204873028
02:27Buy Now!BeethovenPiano Trio in E flat, Op. 1 No. 1Kempff/Szeryng/FournierDG415 879082941587925
03:00Buy Now!CorneliusThe three kingsChoir of Trinity College, Cambridge/MarlowConifer590774321159072
03:04Buy Now!SchubertString Quartet No. 14 in D minor, D. 810 "Death and the Maiden"Mito Chamber OrchestraSony61970074646197028
03:45Buy Now!MendelssohnHark! the Herald Angels SingChoir of Trinity College, Cambridge/MarlowConifer590774321159072
03:49Buy Now!Schumann, C.Three Romances, Op. 22Bagg/HawkinsCentaur2581044747258126
04:00Buy Now!TraditionalMaria walks amid the thornBenedictines of Mary, Queen of ApostlesDeccaB0017837602537223992
04:03Buy Now!Gregorian chantAlma redemptoris materBenedictines of Mary, Queen of ApostlesDeccaB0017837602537223992
04:06Buy Now!ChadwickString Quartet No. 5Portland String QuartetNortheastern234N/A
04:41Buy Now!HowellsHere is the little doorChanticleerTeldec94563745099456320
04:46Buy Now!Strauss Jr.Tales from the Vienna WoodsVienna Philharmonic/MaazelDG289 459 730028945973029
04:59Buy Now!RespighiThe Adoration of the Magi ~ Three Botticelli PicturesAcademy SMF/MarrinerEMI64895077776489520
05:09Buy Now!ProkofievLieutenant Kije Suite, Op. 60St. Petersburg Philharmonic/TemirkanovEMI Classics112725099951127220
Rise and Shine!05:30Buy Now!TchaikovskyWaltz of the Snowflakes ~ The Nutcracker, Op. 71National Philharmonic Orchestra/BonyngeDecca289 473 345028947334521
05:38Buy Now!GeminianiConcerto No. 9 in AI MusiciPhilips438 766028943876629
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06:01Buy Now!Strauss, JosefVillage Swallows from AustriaVienna Philharmonic/PretreDecca10611028947800347
06:11Buy Now!BachPastoral Sinfonia ~ Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248English Baroque Soloists/GardinerDecca289 472 572028947257226
06:17Buy Now!MendelssohnAllegro Brillant in A, Op. 92Smith/SellickNimbus5178083603518923
06:26Buy Now!LedgerSussex CarolChoir of St. John’s Episcopal Church/CarabettaGothic490500033490502
06:30Buy Now!LisztHungarian Rhapsody No. 2Berlin Philharmonic/KarajanDG447 415028944741520
06:42Buy Now!TraditionalO Come, O Come EmmanuelHaigh/Choir of Clare College, Cambridge/RossHarmonia Mundi907579093046757922
06:48Buy Now!ChopinBarcarolle in F sharp, Op. 60RubinsteinRCA Red Seal561707863556172
06:59Buy Now!YonGesu BambinoBattle/ParkeningSony62723074646272329
07:04Buy Now!RoelligHorn Concerto in DTuckwell/Academy SMF/BrownLondon417 406028941740625
07:15Buy Now!Brahms3rd mvt (Allegretto) ~ Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 73Philharmonia/KarajanEMI65914724356591424
07:22Buy Now!TraditionalTwo Christmas carolsChanticleerTeldec94563745099456320
07:31Buy Now!BerliozLe Corsaire Overture, Op. 21Detroit Symphony/ParayMercury434 328028943432825
07:39Buy Now!WaldteufelChristmas Roses WaltzGulbenkian Orchestra/SwierczewskiNimbus5264083606526429
07:49Buy Now!Saint-SaënsHavanaise, Op. 83Ma/StottSony87287D 148530
08:00Buy Now!BachJauchzet, frohlocket! ~ Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248Choir of New College, Oxford/HigginbottomBBC MusicMM52n/a
08:09Buy Now!Mozart2nd mvt (Adagio) ~ Piano Concerto No. 23 in A, K. 488Han/Philharmonia/FreemanBrilliant Classics949945028421949949
08:16Buy Now!Gabrieli, G.Sancta MariaNational Brass EnsembleOberlin Music1504751778166770
08:20Buy Now!ChopinPolonaise in A flat, Op. 53 "Heroic"Martha ArgerichEMI56805724355680525
08:28Buy Now!GruberSilent NightChanticleerTeldec94563745099456320
08:32Buy Now!SmetanaVysehrad ~ Ma Vlast (My Fatherland)Vienna Philharmonic/HarnoncourtRCA Red Seal54331828765433129
08:49Buy Now!Fill Music: anncr selects
09:01Buy Now!Rimsky-KorsakovChristmas Eve SuiteSuisse Romande Orchestra/AnsermetLondon443 46402894434642
09:26Buy Now!HandelThree Selections ~ MessiahScholars Baroque EnsembleNaxosn/an/a
09:36Buy Now!RavelLe Tombeau de CouperinFrench National Orchestra/InbalDenon71798081759013602
09:55Buy Now!TchaikovskyThe crown of rosesThe Queen's SixBBCMM391n/a
Classical Café10:00Buy Now!MozartLaudate Dominum ~ Solemn Vespers of the Confessor, K. 339Hendricks/Academy & Chorus of St. Martin-in-the-Fields/MarrinerVirgin Classics5221445099952214424
10:06Buy Now!Christmas CarolsAmadeus Choir of Greater Toronto/Hannaford St. Silver BandCBC5175059582517529
10:20Buy Now!HaydnSymphony No. 045 in F sharp minor, "Farewell"English Concert/PinnockArchiv429 657028942975729
10:47Buy Now!Anderson, LeroySuite of Carols for WoodwindsBBC Concert Orchestra/SlatkinNaxos8.559621636943962121
10:59Buy Now!MarcelloChristmas Concerto in D minor for oboe & stringsSchilli/Cologne Chamber Orchestra/Muller-BruhlNaxos8.551077730099107723
11:12Buy Now!TraditionalThere is no rose; Nowell sing weQuire Cleveland/DuffinQuire Cleveland102827836024242
11:20Buy Now!Vaughan WilliamsFantasia on Christmas CarolsVarcoe/Cambridge Singers/City of London Sinfonia/RutterCollegium121040888012122
11:33Buy Now!Christmas CarolsRaleigh Oratorio Society/SturgisROS001n/a
11:41Buy Now!LocatelliChristmas Concerto in F minor, Op. 1 No. 8Berlin Philharmonic/KarajanDG449 924028944992427
12:02Buy Now!HessA Christmas OvertureRoyal Philharmonic/RutterCollegium133040888013327
12:11Buy Now!GoreckiTotus Tuus, Op. 60Voces 8Signum Classics291635212029121
12:21Buy Now!RavelMother Goose SuiteEntremont/LeeSony Classical53528074645352824
12:39Buy Now!Fill Music: anncr selects
12:51Buy Now!TraditionalO little town of BethlehemVox Turturis/GantSignum Classics387635212038727
12:55Buy Now!TraditionalAdeste fidelesVox Turturis/GantSignum Classics387635212038727
As You Like It13:01Buy Now!VictoriaGloriaSan Francisco Choral Artists/HooperReference Recordings21030911102128
13:04Buy Now!DirksenThe NativitySan Francisco Choral Artists/HooperReference Recordings21030911102128
13:08Buy Now!Christmas CarolsCanadian BrassRCA68880090266888023
13:19Buy Now!SchubertSymphony No. 8 in B minor, D. 759 "Unfinished"Scottish Chamber Orchestra/MackerrasTelarc80502089408050220
13:45Buy Now!ReedRussian Christmas MusicDallas Wind Symphony/JunkinReference Recordings126030911112822
14:01Buy Now!Lullabies and Carols for Christmas 2018
15:00Buy Now!Christmas at the Opera House, with Bob Chapman
Allegro!16:01Buy Now!HandelMessiah: Part 1Schafer/Larsson/Schade/Finley/Schoenberg Choir/Concentus Musicus Wien/HarnoncourtDHM72039828767203928
16:58Buy Now!HandelMessiah: Part 2Schafer/Larsson/Schade/Finley/Schoenberg Choir/Concentus Musicus Wien/HarnoncourtDHM72039828767203928
17:52Buy Now!HandelMessiah: Part 3Schafer/Larsson/Schade/Finley/Schoenberg Choir/Concentus Musicus Wien/HarnoncourtDHM72039828767203928
18:25Buy Now!BrittenMen of Goodwill (Variations on a Christmas Carol)Minnesota Orchestra/MarrinerEMI4930007774930024
18:35Buy Now!Fill Music: anncr selects
18:44Buy Now!Christmas CarolsYolanda KondonassisTelarc80446089408044625
WCPE Concert Hall19:01Buy Now!CorneliusThe Three KingsRice/Polyphony/LaytonHyperion67206034571172064
19:05Buy Now!TraditionalFour Early American CarolsBoston Camerata/Schola Cantorum of Boston/Brown University Chorus/CohenErato92874745099287429
19:14Buy Now!LutoslawskiSelections ~ Twenty Polish Christmas CarolsDoyle/BBC SO/Philharmonia Chorus/ZinmanRCA Red Seal11561886971156126
19:46Buy Now!Anderson, LeroySuite of Carols for String OrchestraBBC Concert Orchestra/SlatkinNaxos8.559621636943962121
20:01Buy Now!BrittenA Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28Costanzi/Elektra Women's Choir/EdmundsonElektra Women's Choir1110830159012070
20:26Buy Now!WhitbournProcessional and Kyrie ~ Missa carolaeWestminster Williamson Voices/JordanNaxos8.573715747313371570
20:35Buy Now!TraditionalWassail SongLos Angeles Master Chorale/SalamunovichRCM19605707651960522
20:37Buy Now!LauridsenO magnum mysteriumLos Angeles Master Chorale/SalamunovichRCM19605707651960522
20:44Buy Now!TraditionalChristmas CarolsLondon BrassRCA60736090266073627
21:02Buy Now!MendelssohnVom Himmel hochLabitzke/Chamber Choir of Europe/Wurttemberg Philharmonic/MattBrilliant Classics999975028421999975
21:18Buy Now!BeethovenPiano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 2 “Moonlight”Van CliburnRCA603560902660356
21:33Buy Now!LeontovychCarol of the BellsCantusCantus1211055020121129
21:34Buy Now!TraditionalTwo Native American CarolsCantusCantus1211055020121129
21:42Buy Now!Four Christmas carolsAcademy and Chorus SMF/MarrinerPhilips442 141028944214123
21:51Buy Now!Fill Music: anncr selects
Music in the Night22:00Buy Now!CorretteNoel Symphony No. 5 in A minorThree Notch'd RoadThree Notch'd Road888295187688
22:15Buy Now!TraditionalLet all mortal flesh keep silenceBach Collegium Japan/SuzukiBIS22917318599922911
22:18Buy Now!GruberSilent NightBach Collegium Japan/SuzukiBIS22917318599922911
22:23Buy Now!JosquinO virgo virginumChanticleerTeldec94563745099456320
22:33Buy Now!TraditionalChristmas Hymns and CarolsR. Shaw Chamber Singers/ShawTelarc80377089408037726
22:47Buy Now!Three German carolsRegensburg Cathedral Choir/RatzingerDHM77049054727704925
22:56Buy Now!HowellsA spotless RosePolyphony/LaytonHyperionNOEL2034571100272
23:01Buy Now!SchützCantate DominoSan Francisco Choral Artists/HooperReference Recordings21030911102128
23:03Buy Now!BrucknerVirga JesseSan Francisco Choral Artists/HooperReference Recordings21030911102128
23:08Buy Now!TraditionalWhat is this lovely fragrance?ChanticleerTeldec94563745099456320
23:12Buy Now!HolstIn the bleak midwinterChanticleerTeldec94563745099456320
23:19Buy Now!Christmas selections with James GalwayGalway/Regensburg Cathedral Choir/Munich RSO/GeorgiadisRCA60736090266073627
23:48Buy Now!Fill Music: anncr selects