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Masters In This Hall - Washington Men's Camerata Charpentier - Christmas Mass - Virgin Consort
Robert Bates plays the complete organ works of Daquin on the multi-temperament Fisk organ at Stanford Memorial Church. One of the leading men's choruses in the US, the Washington Men's Camerata is joined by celebrated soprano, Rosa Lamoreaux, organist Donald Sutherland and pianist Edward Newman in this program of Christmas carols and anthems. Kyler Brown directs the Virgin Consort in this beautiful French classic (Baroque) Christmas Mass.
Christmas at Spivey Hall - Ray and Elizabeth Chenault Silent Night Washington - National Cathedral Choirs Christmas Improvisations - Gerre Hancock
The Chenaults are known for commissioning imaginative arrangements of music for two organists.  Here they reprise popular Christmas favorites on the Albert Schweitzer Memorial Pipe Organ (built by Ruffatti) in Spivey Hall near Atlanta. Includes "Sleigh Ride", "Greensleeves", Carol of the Drum, Gesu Bambino, White Christmas and many others. This Christmas recording features the Choir of Men and Boys at the National Cathedral. Traditional anthems, congregational singing and organ solos combine in the Gothic cathedral's acoustical cavern to create a recording of distinctive beauty. Gerre Hancock was simply one of the most extraordinary improvisers in the organ world  .Although his musical studies have been with Nadia Boulanger, Jean Langlais, Searle Wright, and Marie-Claire Alain, his own style is unique. In this recording he shows off the two distinguished organs of St. Thomas Church in New York City, using musical themes from Christmas carols and plainsong melodies.
A Brass and Organ Christmas - Bay Brass - John Fenstermaker Sing We Noel - Washington Men's Camerata Christmas with the Dale Warland Singers
One of the Bay area's leading brass ensembles teams up with John Fenstermaker on the Grace Cathedral organ for a program that fills the Gothic space with sounds of Christmas.  A sonic spectacular! SING WE NOEL: Christmas with the Washington Men's Camerata The acclaimed Dale Warland Singers sing a beautiful Christmas program featuring imaginative arrangements of carols from around the world. The sound is incomparable. One of our best selling CDs EVER.
Welcome All Wonders - Cathedral Choral Society - J. Reilly Lewis Christmas Echoes  v.1 - Dale Warland Singers Christmas Echoes v.2  - Dale Warland Singers
Known for their best-selling CD series, "Hymns through the Centuries," the Cathedral Choral Society presents a new program of Christmas works in the spacious acoustics of the Washington National Cathedral. Includes carols with instrumental accompaniment and solo works for carillon, brass, and organ. A compilation of Christmas arrangements featured on American Public Media's "Christmas Echoes with Dale Warland" broadcasts.  Volume two contains 28 tracks of arrangements by noted musicians like John Rutter, William Billings, Stephen Paulus, Charles Ives, Peter Warlock, Jeffrey Van, Roger Wagner, Norman Luboff and of course, Dale Warland. A compilation of Christmas arrangements featured on American Public Media's "Christmas Echoes with Dale Warland" broadcasts.  Volume two contains 27 tracks of arrangements by noted musicians like John Rutter, David Wilcocks, Stephen Paulus, William Walton, Daniel Pinkham, Peter Warlock, Jeffrey Van, and of course, Dale Warland.
Noel: A Musical Feast Christmas Time is Here - Pacific Chorale - John Alexander Scandinavian Christmas - Choral Arts - Richard Sparks
Loft Recordings and Gothic Records, in collaboration with Classical KING-FM, present this compilation of Christmas music, featuring our labels' bestselling artists, including the Dale Warland Singers, the Choral Scholars of King's College, the Compline Choir, Choral Arts, Opus 7, the Tudor Choir, the Westminster College Choir, the Washington Chorus, and Joan Lippincott. A treasured collection of some of Pacific Chorale’s most requested Christmas gems. Classic seasonal pieces are heard alongside all-time favorite carols. Arrangements include beloved songs listeners look forward to hearing every year. The perfect stocking stuffer for all your arts- or music-loving friends! The rich musical heritage of Scandinavia is represented by one of the finest choirs in the country. David Dahl also plays seven organ works on the new Fritts organ at PLU in Tacoma. 24-bit recording.
Advent Procession 'O' Antiphons - St Marks Cathedral Choirs - Peter Hallock - J. Melvin Butler American Christmas - Tudor Choir - Douglas Fullington Fair with her Firstborn - Tudor Choir - Douglas Fullington
The famous Advent Sunday service at St Mark's Cathedral consists of seven lessons and carols done in procession. Each is lesson/carol set is based on one of the "O" Antiphons," seven ancient Advent verses that each begin with the word "O". These antiphons later became the basis of the hymn "O Come, O Come Emmanuel". The Tudor choir explores Christmas tunes belonging to the American shapenote tradition. Contains an early American version of Joy to the World.  Full texts and extensive notes on the music "Shape note music, Shaker songs, Sheppard, Tallis, and Victoria: This is a choir to watch!" - Fanfare magazine.  The music on this recording spans many centuries, including 20th-century carols, Tudor polyphony, and chant from medieval England's Sarum rite. Producing a choral sound that is distinctly English in heritage, the Tudor Choir sings this music with intelligence and heart.
Christmas with the Choral Scholars of King's College, Cambridge Make We Joy - Tower of London Chapel JAC Redford: Eternity Shut In A Span - Christmas Music - Philadelphia Brass - Utah Chamber Artists
The incomparable sound of the men of King's College is unleashed on everything from chant to "Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer." Close harmonies, impeccable tuning, and perfect programming make this a "must-have" CD for connoisseurs of the very best in vocal singing. Includes a hilarious setting of "The Twelve Days of Christmas" and an absolutely lush performance of White Chrismtas ("I'm dreaming of a White Christmas)." A delightful and unusual sequence of music for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany recorded in the Chapel Royal of St Peter ad Vincula at the Tower of London. World Premier Recordings!   Multiple Emmy Nominated composer J.A.C. Redford has been active in the film and television industries for over 25 years. Redford has scored more than three-dozen feature films, TV movies or miniseries.  Eternity Shut In A Span features World Premiere Recordings of the Christmas music of this outstanding composer, in luminous performances by the Utah Chamber Artists and the Philadelphia Brass.
Joyous Day - Utah Chamber Artists - Barlow Bradford - Christmas carols with orchestra Tidings of Joy: Music for Christmas/Fairfax Choral Society and Orchestra/Douglas Mears, artistic director Christmas in the Grand Tradition, The Wanamaker Organ, Peter Conte & Philadelphia Brass
This disc is sure to delight those who love the sounds of Christmas and are looking for artful arrangements that enhance the familiar with innovative quality. The ensemble’s performance creates a balance and sonority rarely found in a combined choir and orchestra. These are big, creative, highly orchestrated arrangements executed by first-rate professionals.  Highly recommended! Under the artistic direction of Douglas Mears, this massive musical ensemble of 300 singers with full symphony orchestra has created a beautifully produced recording with imaginative orchestrations and arrangements. Herald in the season with the Fairfax Choral Society and Orchestra's first release on Gothic! Christmas carols on a grand scale!  Under the dazzling fingers of organist Peter Richard Conte, the world's largest musical instrument teams up with the Philadelphia Brass in this program of Christmas favorites.  A sonic spectacular!
Britten: Ceremony of Carols, National Cathedral Choir, Michael McCarthy Hear the Christmas Angels/Washington National Cathedral Choirs Christmas at America's First Cathedral
Appointed in 2003, McCarthy was the founding director of the London Oratory School Schola. The Schola recorded for the film scores of both The Lord of the Rings film trilogy and the Harry Potter film series. McCarthy brings a fresh approach to Benjamin Britten's Ceremony of Carols, and delightful readings of many other Christmas carols. One of America's finest Anglican choirs! A collection of favorite hymns and carols from Washington National Cathedral, with the choirs of the Cathedral, the Cathedral Orchestra, and members of the Washington Symphonic Brass. In addition to familiar seasonal music by Mendelssohn, Handel, Rutter, and others, "Christmas at America’s First Cathedral" features music from South Africa, Canada, and the United States, including the premiere recordings of seven new works by two of America’s most important African American composers, Dr. Rosephanye Powell and Dr. James Lee III.
Behold this Heavenly Night/VocalEssence Tell the World - The Choral Project I wonder as I wander
In 1998, VocalEssence and the American Composers Forum joined forces to offer an annual contest encouraging the composition of new carols. Over the years hundreds of worthy carols have been submitted. “Behold This Heavenly Night” presents the world premiere of some of these contest-winning carols alongside outstanding arrangements of more familiar melodies. Also included is the U.S. premiere of John Rutter’s new “Carol of the Magi” and a unique arrangement of “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer” translated into Latin by Philip Brunelle and his son Christopher. The award-winning Choral Project with Daniel Hughes present a concert of their favorite holiday music. One of Boston's premier choirs, The Copley Singers draw from British and American traditions with both unusual and familiar arrangements of holiday favorites.
Messiah/Washington National Cathedral Choir
Recorded live in Washington National Cathedral, with the Washington National Cathedral Choir (boys, girls and men) and period instrument orchestra.
   
 
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