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Christmas Classics with Joe Goetz

12/20/07 8:00PM

I'll be sharing some of my favorite Christmas music with you, including (but certainly not limited to!) Benjamin Britten's Ceremony of Carols, Rachmaninoff's Vespers, and a beautiful suite of carol arrangements by Samuel Barber. Hope you can tune in!



Die Natali: Choral Preludes for Christmas
Composer: Samuel Barber
Ensemble: Louisville Orchestra
Conductor: Jorge Mester
Record co./Cat #: Albany 21
Release Year: 1975


O Magnum Mysterium (Motet: "O Great Mystery")
Composer: Tomas Luis de Victoria
Ensemble: Gabrieli Consort
Conductor: Paul McCreesh
Record co./Cat #: D. Gramphn 437833


A Ceremony of Carols, 28
Composer: Benjamin Britten
Ensemble: The Finzi Singers
Conductor: Paul Spicer
Soloists: Susan Drake, harp
Record co./Cat #: Chandos 9598


Vespers (All Night Vigil), 37
Composer: Sergei Rachmaninoff
Conductor: Mstislav Rostropovich
Soloists: Choral Arts Soc. of Washington ; Maureen Forrester, contralto ; Gene Tucker, tenor
Record co./Cat #: Erato 75319


Christus: The Heavenly 3 Kings (March)
Composer: Franz Liszt
Ensemble: Beethoven Orchestra, Bonn
Conductor: Roman Kofman
Record co./Cat #: MD+G 9371366
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