Sunday, December 31, 2017


WASSAIL! WASSAIL!
Early American Christmas Music
Christmas Revels
with Jean Ritchie & Robert J. Lurtsema
John Langstaff - director

Revel Records

TRADITIONAL & MODERN CAROLS
The Pro Arte Singers 
Indiana University Children's Chamber Choir
Paul Hillier - director

Harmonia Mundi USA

SONGS FOR THE WINTER SEASON
Volumes 1 & 2
Various Artists Compilation
The Owl Service Jukebox

Stone Tape Recordings

Saturday, December 30, 2017



AN AMERICANA CHRISTMAS
Vassar Clements
Norman & Nancy Blake
Roy Huskey, Jr.
...and friends

Koch

FOR THE FEAST OF ST THOMAS OF CANTERBURY
Gregorian Chant from Canterbury Cathedral
The Lay Clerks of Canterbury Cathedral
David Flood - Master of the Choristers

Metronome

Friday, December 29, 2017


CHRISTMAS
Medieval Christmas Cantiones
The Moosburg Gradual of 1360
Capella Antiqua München
Niederaltaicher Scholaren

Konrad Ruhland - director

SEON

CHRISTMAS AROUND THE WORLD
West Edge String Quartet
  Kermit Poling, Elizabeth O'Bannon - violins
  Borys Smolaga - viola
  Ruth Drummond - cello

Centaur

Thursday, December 28, 2017


HOT JAZZ FOR A COOL YULE
Live from the Riverwalk Landing
The Jim Cullum Jazz Band

Pacific Vista - Riverwalk

A WINTER'S SOLSTICE II
Windham Hill Artists

Windham Hill

YULESTRIDE
Butch Thompson - piano solo


Daring Records

Wednesday, December 27, 2017


CHRISTMAS VESPERS
Heinrich Schütz
Gabrieli Consort & Players
Paul McCreesh - director

Archiv Produktion

DECEMBER
Piano Solos
George Winston

Windham Hill


HARK!
Richard Stoltzman
Eddie Gomez, Dave Samuels, Bill Douglas, Jeremy Wall
Boys Choir of Harlem

RCA Victor

AN AMERICAN CHRISTMAS
Carols, Hymns, and Spirituals: 1770 - 1870
Anonymous, Christmas Traditional, American Traditional, John Jacob Niles, John Francis Wade, George Frederick Handel, American Anonymous, Benjamin Franklin White, William Billings, Patsy Williamson, Carl Thiel, Daniel Read
Boston Camerata
Joel Cohen - director

Erato

VERVE PRESENTS:
The Very Best of Christmas Jazz
Various Verve Artists

Verve



BETHLEHEM AFTER DARK
Butch Thompson - piano
Laura Sewell - cello

Daring Records

A MEDIEVAL CHRISTMAS
The Boston Camerata
Joel Cohen - director

Elektra Nonesuch Erato

CHRISTMAS WITH SONOS HANDBELL ENSEMBLE
Sonos Handbell Ensemble
James Meredith - director

Well-Tempered Productions

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Monday, December 25, 2017


A STAR IN THE EAST
Medieval Hungarian Christmas Music
Anonymous 4

Harmonia Mundi USA

TO DRIVE THE COLD WINTER AWAY
Christmas Revels in Renaissance England
The Dufay Collective

Dufay Recordings

ANCIENT NOËLS
Maggie Sansone and Ensemble Galilei

Maggie's Music

HI-FIDELITY HOLIDAY
A Holiday Compilation in Stereo
Esquivel, Keb' Mo', Cocteau Twins, Dean Martin, Combustible Edison, Leonard Cohen, XTC, El Vez, James Brown, The Alarm, The Temptations, Peggy Lee, Robbie Robertson, The Blue Hawaiians, Bobby Darin

Starbucks/EMI

A DAVE BRUBECK CHRISTMAS
Dave Brubeck - solo piano

Telarc Jazz

LUTHERAN MASS FOR CHRISTMAS MORNING
Michael Praetorius
Gabrieli Consort & Players
Boys Choir and Congregational Choir of Roskilde Cathedral
Paul McCreesh - director

Archiv Produktion

CREATOR OF THE STARS
Christmas Music from Earlier Times
Anonymous, Praetorious, Erbach, De Lassus, Desprez, Du Fay, Byrd, Ockeghem
Pomerium
Alexander Blachly - director

Archiv Produktion

Sunday, December 24, 2017


ON YOOLIS NIGHT
Medieval Carols & Motets
Anonymous 4

Harmonia Mundi USA

NATT I BETLEHEM  
Solveig Slettahjell - vocal  
Tord Gustavsen - piano
Sjur Miljeteig - trumpet

KKV


VERLEIH UNS FRIEDEN GNÄDIGLICH
16th - 17th Century German Protestant Church Music
Hille Perl - treble viol
Anna Maria Friman - soprano
Lee Santana - lute
Sirius Viols

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi

ILLUMINA
The Theme of Light in the Christian Tradition
Einojuhani Rautavaara, György Ligeti, William Byrd, Anonymous, Hildegard of Bingen, Thomas Tallis, Robert White, Sergei Rachmaninov, John Rutter, Gustav Holst, Giovanni Palestrina, Josquin Des Préz, Alexander Gretchaninov, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, William Henry Harris, Charles Wood
Choir of Clare College, Cambridge
Timothy Brown - director

Collegium

CYPRIOT ADVENT ANTIPHONS
Anonymous C.1390
Huelgas Ensemble
Paul Van Nevel - director

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi

ANCIENT CHURCH SINGING
Byzantine, Georgia, Russ
Sretenye - Ensemble of Old Church Music

Origen Music

Saturday, December 23, 2017


LA BELE MARIE
Songs to the Virgin from 13th-century France
Anonymous 4

Harmonia Mundi

HOME TO THANKSGIVING  
Songs of Thanks and Praise
Various Composers - Medieval to Early American
His Majestie's Clerkes
Theatre of Voices
 
Paul Hillier - director

Harmonia Mundi

A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS
Cyrus Chestnut
& Friends

Atlantic


DARKNESS INTO LIGHT
The Bridegroom & Other Works
John Tavener
Anonymous 4
Chilingirian Quartet

Harmonia Mundi

SNOW ANGELS
Over The Rhine

Great Speckled Dog

Friday, December 22, 2017




I SING THE BIRTH
Anonymous, Byrd, Smith, Perotin, Palestrina, Clemens, Plainchant
New York Polyphony

Avie

Thursday, December 21, 2017


THE DARKEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR
Over The Rhine

Great Speckled Dog

THE CHRISTMAS STORY
Told in Plainchant, Motets, Dialogues & Folk Carols
Theatre of Voices
Ars Nova Copenhagen
Paul Hillier - director

Harmonia Mundi

Wednesday, December 20, 2017


THE LAST SLEEP OF THE VIRGIN
A Veneration for String Quartet and Handbells
THE HIDDEN TREASURE
John Tavener
SUMMA, FRATRES
Arvo Pärt
Chilingirian Quartet

Virgin Classics

Monday, December 18, 2017


ENDBEGINNING
A programme of Sacred Music by Franco-Flemish composers active in the first half of the 16th century
Antoine Brumel, Thomas Crecquillon, Clemens Non Papa, Josquin Desprez, Jackson Hill
New York Polyphony

BIS

¡JÁCARAS!
18th Century Spanish Baroque Guitar Music
Santiago De Murcia
Paul O'Dette - baroque guitar
Andrew Lawrence-King - harp and psaltery
Pedro Estevan - percussion

Harmonia Mundi

Saturday, December 16, 2017


EL ARTE DE FANTASÍA
El libro de circa nueva (1557)
Luis Venegas de Henestrosa
The Harp Consort
Hille Perl - viola da gamba
Lee Santana - vihuela, cittern
Steven Player - Renaissance guitar, percussion
Helen Coombs - organ, harpsichord
Andrew Lawrence-King - director, harps & psaltery

Harmonia Mundi

Thursday, December 14, 2017


OF ETERNAL LIGHT
Olivier Messiaen, Robert Moran, Meredith Monk, Ricky Ian Gordon, Gyorgy Ligeti, Kim D. Sherman
Musica Sacra
Richard Westenburg - director

Catalyst - RCA Red Seal

THE CLEARING
Rachel Grimes
Ensemble

Temporary Residence

DREAM SEASON
The Christmas Harp
Yolanda Kondonassis - harp
Jurji Konje - percussion

Telarc

Tuesday, December 12, 2017


EL AIRE SE SERENA
Music from the Courts and Cathedrals of 16th-Century Spain
Seldom Sene - recorder quintet

Brilliant

SEI SONATE Ò PARTITE
August Kühnel
Consort Les Voix Humaines

ATMA Classique

Monday, December 11, 2017


ABOVE THE STARRS
Verses, Anthems & Consort Music
Thomas Tomkins
Fretwork
Catherine King, Emma Kirkby, Richard Wistreich, Donald Greig, Jonathan Arnold, Charles Daniels: vocals

Harmonia Mundi