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Christmas with the Dale Warland Singers Christmas Time is Here - Pacific Chorale - John Alexander American Christmas - Tudor Choir - Douglas Fullington
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Christmas time is Here/Pacific Chorale
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An American Christmas/Tudor Choir
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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. 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 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
Christmas Echoes v.2  - Dale Warland Singers Welcome All Wonders - Cathedral Choral Society - J. Reilly Lewis Masters In This Hall - Washington Men's Camerata
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Welcome All Wonders/Cathedral Choral Society
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Masters In This Hall/Washington Men's Camerata
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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. 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. Double-click on the album cover art to see a full listing of tracks!

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.
A Brass and Organ Christmas - Bay Brass - John Fenstermaker Sing Noel - Washington Chorus - Shafer Scandinavian Christmas - Choral Arts - Richard Sparks
A Brass & Organ Christmas/Bay Brass & Fenstermaker
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Sing Noel/Washington Chorus
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A Scandinavian Christmas/Choral Arts
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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! Each year, the Grammy® award-winning Washington Chorus presents a series of "Music for Christmas" concerts in the Concert Hall of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. This recording, with the National Capital Brass and William Neil, organ, features the most popular carols and Christmas classics performed in these concerts. 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 large Fritts organ at PLU in Tacoma.  
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Sing We Noel - Washington Men's Camerata Christmas Echoes  v.1 - Dale Warland Singers Advent Grace Cathedral San Francisco
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Christmas Echoes v.1/Dale Warland Singers
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Music for Advent at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco
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SING WE NOEL: Christmas with the Washington Men's Camerata 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. Recorded in 2000, "Music for Advent" is a program of nineteen hymns, carols and organ works for Advent and includes the Matin Responsory adapted from Palestrina (which opens many an Advent service in Anglican churches around the world), the hymn "Creator of the stars of night," "O Come, O Come Emmanuel," and Bach's "Wachet auf!" for organ.
Advent Procession 'O' Antiphons - St Marks Cathedral Choirs - Peter Hallock - J. Melvin Butler Noel: A Musical Feast O Rising Dawn - Opus 7 - Ponten
Advent Procession 'O' Antiphons/St Mark's Cathedral, Seattle
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Noel: A Musical Feast/A Loft & Gothic sampler
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O Rising Dawn/Opus 7
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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".

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Mel Butler, director of Saint Mark's Cathedal Choir
Peter Hallock, director of The Compline Choir
Roger W. Sherman and Mel Butler, organists
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. The choral ensemble Opus 7 sings Advent and Christmas carols, Gerald Finzi's Magnificat and John Muehleisen's setting of the seven Great "O" Antiphons - recorded here for the first time. This CD was recorded in the sumptuous acoustic of Seattle's St. James Cathedral. Several tracks also feature the cathedral's historic Hutchings-Votey organ.
Christmas at Spivey Hall - Ray and Elizabeth Chenault Silent Night Washington - National Cathedral Choirs Christmas Improvisations - Gerre Hancock
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Silent Night/National Cathedral
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Christmas Improvisations/G. Hancock
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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.
Daquin and the French Noel / Bates JAC Redford: Eternity Shut In A Span - Christmas Music - Philadelphia Brass - Utah Chamber Artists Joyous Day - Utah Chamber Artists - Barlow Bradford - Christmas carols with orchestra
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Joyous Day!/Utah Chamber Artists
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Robert Bates plays the complete organ works of Daquin on the multi-temperament Fisk organ at Stanford Memorial Church. 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. 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!
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 Britten: Ceremony of Carols, National Cathedral Choir, Michael McCarthy
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 Philadelphia Brass in this program of Christmas favorites.  A sonic spectacular! 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!
Hear the Christmas Angels/Washington National Cathedral Choirs Christmas at America's First Cathedral Behold this Heavenly Night/VocalEssence
Behold this Heavenly Night/VocalEssence, Brunelle
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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. 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.
Tell the World - The Choral Project I wonder as I wander December's Rose / University Singers (Knapp)
Yuletide/The Choral Project
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I Wonder as I Wander / Copley Singers
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December's Rose / University Singers (Knapp)
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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. Repertoire from the popular Lesson and Carols at University of St. Thomas, with readings and music for both Advent and Christmas is presented here in the rich acoustics of the Chapel of St. Basil. David Ashley White’s anthem, “Hodie Christus Natus Est” receives its recording premier on this album.
Tidings of Comfort & Joy / Choirs of St Philip (Atlanta) Adelmann Hodie! Dale Warland Singers Welcome Christmas - Carols & Lullabies from Around the World VocalEssence
This recording provides a glimpse of both festive and intimate sounds heard during the season of Christmas at the Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta. Included are premier recordings by Craig Phillips, Charles Beaudrot, Frank Boles, Stephen Paulus and Howard Helvey. Brass and percussion from the Atlanta Symphony join the choirs.
The second release in the Dale Warland Live Series features a Christmas program which includes Britten's "A Ceremony of Carols" in its SATB version, Pinkhams's "Company at the Creche" and his brilliant Christmas Cantata with brass and organ.
From Virgil Thomson's camp meeting setting of "The Holly and the Ivy" and Steve Barnett's swing verson of "Go Tell It on the Mountain" to Randall Davidson's homespun "Christ Was Born on Christmas Day" and Conrad Susa's magnificent Carols & Lullabies, commissioned from Susa specifically for VocalEssence, Maestro Brunelle has chosen carols-both familiar and unfamiliar---tied to one another by their inventiveness, charm and beauty in one of the year's most exciting new holiday discs.
   
 
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