Benjamin Britten a Ceremony of Carols

A Sacred Christmas (S3 | E158)

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A Sacred Christmas: Britten, Saint-Seine, Bach, Handel, Tchaikovsky, Whitacre & Rutter. And some other greats!

Have you watched The Holiday yet? Love Hard (on Netflix)? At least you caught The Shop Around the CornerChristmas in Connecticut? Ah and – a new one… Holiday on 5th Avenue… a winner!!

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My, my you ARE behind. Let’s get you in the holiday spirit right here and right now… after all Christmas is Coming. A Sacred Christmas.

We have a special collection of music in the classical style… we’ll call it classical with a small “c.” Some from the Baroque, Classical and Romantic Eras. And a few pieces (see Rutter and Whitacre!) are very recent. A Sacred Christmas this week on Lester the Nightfly.

Right here in the middle of the articles and music – a few Christmas pieces by my son, Finn.

Show Playlist – A Sacred Christmas

Song or MovementArtist / AlbumRec (Comp)
Lieutenant Kije (Trioka)Sergei Prokofiev / A Classical Christmas 2005 (1933)
The Nativity CarolJohn Rutter – The Cambridge Singers / The John Rutter Christmas Album2002
Tchaikovsky Christmas WaltzPyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky / Classical Christmas Instrumentals2020
Little TreeEric Whitacre / Whitacre Choral Works Volume 22014
Christmas Oratoria BWV 248 Part 2: For the Second Day of ChristmasJohan Sebastian Bach / Christmas Oratorio Weihnachts-Oratorium1987 (1734)
“I know that my redeemer liveth”George Frederick Handel / The Messiah Elly Ameling Neville Mariner Academy of St. Martin in the Fields1976 (1741)
The Wexford CarolJohn Rutter – The Cambridge Singers / The John Rutter Christmas Album feat. Stephen VarcoeUnknown (2002)
A Ceremony of Carols Op. 28: Wolcum Yole!Benjamin Britten New London Children’s Choir / Britten A Ceremony of Carols Friday Afternoons1995 (1942)
A Ceremony of Carols Op. 28: BalulalowBenjamin Britten New London Children’s Choir / Britten A Ceremony of Carols Friday Afternoons1995 (1942)
A Ceremony of Carols Op. 28: This Little BabeBenjamin Britten New London Children’s Choir / Britten A Ceremony of Carols Friday Afternoons1995 (1942)
A Ceremony of Carols Op. 28: RecessionBenjamin Britten New London Children’s Choir / Britten A Ceremony of Carols Friday Afternoons1995 (1942)
Prelude (In the style of Seb Bach) Charles Camille Saint-Saens / Oratoria de Noel Op 122005 (1858)
L’enfance du Christ Op. 25 H 120 Part 1 Le SongHector Berlioz London Symphony Orchestra / Berlioz L’enfance du Christ2007 (1854)
“For unto us a child is born”George Frederick Handel / The Messiah Elly Ameling Neville Mariner Academy of St. Martin in the Fields1976 (1741)
Miniature Overture Op. 71Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky Sir Simon Rattle / The Nutcracker Suite2010 (1892)
Act II No 12b Divertissement Coffee Arabian DancePyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky Sir Simon Rattle / The Nutcracker Suite2010 (1892)
Act II No 12a Divertissement Chocolate Spanish DancePyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky Sir Simon Rattle / The Nutcracker Suite2010 (1892)
Air de trompetta da capoGeorg Phillip Telemann John Roderick McDonald / Festliche Musik Fur Trompete Und Orgel2003 (1733)
Playlist: PJDJ

Here’s to KMUD – whoa – a new station running LTNF – YAY!!! A Ceremony of Carols. You can hear more holiday music here HOLIDAYS with LESTER THE NIGHTFLY.

PRX

PJ

DJ and radio personality PJ Ewing is the host of Lester the Nightfly.

This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. Foxy (Adelaide)

    I like the christmas art PJ nice work!!!

  2. Finn

    Great Christmas-y piece!

  3. Lady Erin

    This was a fun collection I wouldn’t have otherwise heard – thanks Lester! 🙂

  4. Mary Elliott

    Absolutely loved this show!! Beautiful!! Thank you for sharing this wonderful collection of songs!!

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