Music by Request playlist for December 23, 2017

Dec 23, 2017

Manuscript leaf with the nativity in an initial H, from an Antiphonary, second half of the 15th century, Florence
Credit Metropolitan Museum of Art

Thank you to listeners in Gaylord, Cedar, Northport, Wolverine and many other places for your requests this week.

1. Various, Happy Holidays Medley; Keith Lockhart/Boston Pops Orchestra & Tanglewood Festival Chorus

2. Dan Forrest, Carol of Joy; Ronald Staheli/BYU Choirs and Orchestra

3. Traditional, Lord of the Dance; John Langstaff/Christmas Revels

4. Sergei Prokofiev, Piano Concerto no. 4 (third and fourth movements); Andre Previn/London Symphony Orchestra/Vladimir Ashkenazy

5. Leon Boellmann, Toccata from Gothic Suite; Carlo Curley

6. Twas the Night Before Christmas; Fred Waring & the Pennsylvanians (1942 recording)

7. Gerald Finzi, Eclogue for piano and strings; William Boughton/English String Orchestra/Martin Jones

8. All is Well, Parijat

9. Bela Fleck, Blue Spruce; Bela Fleck & Edgar Meyer

10. Traditional, What Child is This? Kathleen Battle

11. Alessandro Scarlatti, O di Betlemme altera (Christmas cantata), selections; Trevor Pinnock/English Concert/Nancy Argenta

12. Christmas selections; John Rutter/ Cambridge Singers/City of London Sinfonia

13. Christmas selections; Robert Shaw Chorale

14. Johannes Brahms, Hungarian Dances nos. 10-13; Duo Tal & Groethuysen

15. Giacomo Puccini, excerpt from Act II of La boheme; Gianna d’Angelo et al.

16. Pietro Yon, Gesu Bambino; Jessye Norman

17. David Saygers, Good King Wenceslas Fugue; Tower Brass Quintet

18. William Neidlinger, Birthday of a King; Judy Garland

19. Antonio Vivaldi, Gloria (selections); Sir David Willcocks/Choir of King’s College Cambridge

20. Traditional, Betelehemu; Morehouse College Glee Club

21. Irving Berlin, White Christmas; Bing Crosby

22. Traditional, The Boar’s Head Carol; Martin Neary/Choir of Westminster Abbey

23. Aaron Jay Kernis, String Quartet no. 1 “Musica celestis” (second movement); Lark Quartet

24. Johann Strauss II, Fest-marsch; Lorin Maazel/Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

25. Rachel Portman, Cider House Rules (selections); original motion picture soundtrack

26. George Frederic Handel, “Every valley shall be exalted” from Messiah; John Butt/Dunedin Consort & Players; Nicholas Mulroy

27. Randall Thompson, Alleluia; Dale Warland Singers

28. Adolphe Adam, O Holy Night; Luciano Pavarotti

29. Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony no. 7 (second movement); Kenneth Schemerhorn/Nashville Symphony Orchestra

30. Richard Strauss, Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks; Herbert von Karajan/Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

[bonus: Christmas selections performed by The Klezmonauts]