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 12 AM
 
Music Through the Night
with Bob Christiansen
 
12:01 am Traditional: The Holly and the Ivy; Lo, how a Rose E'Er Blooming; I am so Glad each Christmas Eve
Michael Newman, guitar
Musical Heritage Society 515520 Buy now
 
12:06 am Mel Torme: The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)
Chanticleer
Rhino 284988 Buy now
 
12:10 am Rick Sowash: Piano Trio No. 3 "A Christmas Divertimento"
Mirecourt Trio
Gasparo 254 Buy now
 
12:32 am Victor Herbert: March of the Toys
New York Pops / Skitch Henderson
EMI 54891 Buy now
 
12:38 am Ottorino Respighi: La Boutique fantasque (Fantastic Toy Shop)
Academy of St Martin in the Fields / Neville Marriner
Philips 420485 Buy now
 
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 1 AM
 
Music Through the Night
with Scott Blankenship
 
1:01 am Johann Sebastian Bach: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring; Amazing Grace
John Bayless, piano
Koch 9610 Buy now
 
1:06 am Engelbert Humperdinck: Blue Bird: Christmas Dream
Bamberg Symphony Orchestra / Karl Anton Rickenbacher
Virgin 91494 Buy now
 
1:12 am William Walton: Make we joy now in this fest
Choir of Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge / Geoffrey Webber
Delphian 34152 Buy now
 
1:15 am Traditional German: In dulci jubilo
Choir of Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge / Geoffrey Webber
Delphian 34152 Buy now
 
1:19 am Philip Lane: Old Christmas Music
Royal Ballet Sinfonia / Gavin Sutherland
Naxos 572744 Buy now
 
1:33 am Benjamin Britten: A Ceremony of Carols
The Sixteen / Harry Christophers
Sioned Williams, harp
Collins 1370 Buy now
 
1:55 am Traditional Irish: Early in the Morning/The Ivy Leaf/Christmas Comes But Once a Year
Quadriga Consort
DHM 75722 Buy now
 
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 2 AM
 
2:01 am Mark O'Connor: One Winter's Night
Mark O'Connor, violin
OMAC 16 Buy now
 
2:06 am Traditional Norwegian: Wintertide
Choir of Royal Holloway / Rupert Gough
London/Decca 4816326 Buy now
 
2:11 am Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Christmas Eve Suite
Scottish National Orchestra / Neeme Jarvi
Chandos 8327 Buy now
 
2:41 am Christmas Music: In dulci jubilo; In the Bleak Midwinter; O Holy Night; O Come, All Ye Faithful
Bach Choir / John Rutter
London/Decca 16092 Buy now
 
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 3 AM
 
3:01 am Medley: Bach's Bells; Hark! the Herald Angels Sing
Canadian Brass
Steinway & Sons 30027 Buy now
 
3:06 am Traditional Welsh: All Through the Night
Arturo Delmoni, violin
Listen 50001 Buy now
 
3:09 am Vilnis Salaks: On Christmas Eve
New York Latvian Concert Choir / Andres Jansons
Inese Berzina, soprano
Albany 1040 Buy now
 
3:25 am Max Reger: Weihnachtstraum (Christmas Dream)
Eteri Andjaparidze, piano
Naxos 553461 Buy now
 
3:27 am Christmas Music: Silent Night; Greensleeves; I Wonder as I Wander; Jesus Christ the Apple Tree; Zither Carol; Past Three O'Clock; We Wish You a Merry Christmas
BBC Singers / James Galway
James Galway, flute
RCA 5888 Buy now
 
3:52 am Gian Carlo Menotti: Amahl and the Night Visitors: Dance Suite
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra / Andrew Schenck
Koch 7005 Buy now
 
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 4 AM
 
4:01 am Philip Stopford: Lully, Lulla, Lullay
Choir of St. Paul's Cathedral / Andrew Carwood
London/Decca 4789225 Buy now
 
4:06 am Antonio Vivaldi: Violin Concerto "Il riposo" (Christmas Concerto)
La Pieta / Angele Dubeau
Analekta 8730 Buy now
 
4:15 am Traditional/John Rutter: What is this Lovely Fragrance?; Away in a Manger; Shepherd's Pipe Carol
Choir of Trinity Church / Brian Jones
Ross Wood, organ
London/Decca 430456 Buy now
 
4:29 am Various: Christmas Music from the British Isles
Seattle Pro Musica / Karen P. Thomas
SPM 2011 Buy now
 
4:48 am Traditional English: Coventry Carol
Rachel Van Voorhees, harp
Centaur 2209 Buy now
 
4:51 am Traditional: O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Rachel Van Voorhees, harp
Centaur 2209 Buy now
 
4:52 am Traditional: We Three Kings of Orient Are
Rachel Van Voorhees, harp
Centaur 2209 Buy now
 
4:54 am Richard Willis: It Came upon the Midnight Clear
Rachel Van Voorhees, harp
Centaur 2209 Buy now
 
4:57 am Traditional French: Angels We Have Heard on High
Rachel Van Voorhees, harp
Centaur 2209 Buy now
 
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 5 AM
 
5:01 am Traditional: Three Danish Christmas Songs
National Philharmonic Orchestra / Martin Neary
Michala Petri, recorder
RCA 60060 Buy now
 
5:06 am Alex Ryan: In the Bleak Midwinter
New Dublin Voices / Bernie Sherlock
SELF PROD 441 Buy now
 
5:09 am Conor O'Reilly: Dormi Jesu
New Dublin Voices / Bernie Sherlock
SELF PROD 441 Buy now
 
5:13 am Anonymous: The Donkey's Carol; The Friendly Beasts
Ensemble Galilei
Maggie Sansone, hammered dulcimer
Maggie's Music 108 Buy now
 
5:19 am Michel Corrette: Symphony of Noels No. 5
La Fantasia / Rien Voskuilen
Columns 290412 Buy now
 
5:33 am Peter Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker: Divertissements
Stewart Goodyear, piano
Steinway & Sons 30040 Buy now
 
5:46 am Stephen Chatman: Christmas Joy
University of British Columbia Singers / Bruce Pullan
Stephen Smith, organ
Centrediscs 15509 Buy now
 
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 6 AM
 
Harmonia
with Angela Mariani
From the sublime realm of Chant to the passion of an Italian Baroque violin sonata --- Harmonia brings the music of these earlier periods to life, as performers of today cast new light on the music of the distant past.
 
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 7 AM - 10 AM
 
Sunday Baroque
Merry Christmas! As you and your family are putting the finishing touches on your holiday festivities, wrapping or opening gifts, enjoying brunch with friends, driving to church, or traveling to your holiday destination, Sunday Baroque will celebrate with warm and meaningful holiday music from a much simpler time, including charming Baroque Christmas Concertos and a selection of serene and cheerful carols with ancient roots.
 
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 10 AM - 12 PM
 
A Festival of 9 Lessons and Carols
The tradition began in 1918, the BBC broadcasts in 1929, and they've been on the air ever since for millions worldwide. Join that one, clear, innocent voice opening Once in Royal David's City, for THE worldwide Christmas service of carols and spiritual texts.
 
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 12 PM
 
Classical Music
 
12:01 pm Robert Parsons: Ave Maria
Septura
Naxos 573719 Buy now
 
12:06 pm Christmas Music: Medley
Emily Mitchell, harp
Albany 1438 Buy now
 
12:20 pm Charles Gounod: Ave Maria
Rolf Smedvig, trumpet
Telarc 80341 Buy now
 
12:23 pm Johann Sebastian Bach: Choral Variations on Vom Himmel hoch
Boston Symphony Orchestra / Seiji Ozawa
Philips 432092 Buy now
 
12:36 pm Herbert Howells: A Spotless Rose
Handel and Haydn Society Chorus / Grant Llewellyn
Avie 2078 Buy now
 
12:39 pm Malcolm Arnold: Commonwealth Christmas Overture
London Philharmonic Orchestra / Malcolm Arnold
Reference 48 Buy now
 
12:59 pm William Mathias: Bell Carol
Washington Chorus / Robert Shafer
William Neil, organ
Gothic 49235 Buy now
 
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 1 PM
 
Christmas Eve Music
 
1:07 pm Elizabeth Poston: Jesus Christ the Apple Tree
Pro Arte Singers / Paul Hillier
Harmonia Mundi 3957233 Buy now
 
1:10 pm Christmas Music: Fum, Fum, Fum; Riu, Riu, Chiu; I Saw Three Ships
Isthmus Brass / John Stevens
Summit 610 Buy now
 
1:18 pm Christmas Music: I Wonder as I Wander; Jesus, Jesus, Rest Your Heard; Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella
Utah Chamber Artists / Barlow Bradford
Clarion 928 Buy now
 
1:29 pm Benjamin Britten: Men of Goodwill Variations on A Christmas Carol
Minnesota Orchestra / Neville Marriner
EMI 49300 Buy now
 
1:39 pm George Frideric Handel: Messiah: Hallelujah Chorus
Eva Beneke, guitar
GSI 98010 Buy now
 
1:43 pm George Frideric Handel: Organ Concerto No. 9 "Hallelujah"
Paillard Chamber Orchestra
Marie-Claire Alain, organ
Boston Skyline 136 Buy now
 
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 2 PM
 
Christmas Eve Music
 
2:01 pm Traditional: Suite of Carols
Arturo Delmoni, violin
John Marks 12 Buy now
 
2:06 pm Traditional: Christmas Medley
Monteverdi Choir / John Eliot Gardiner
Philips 462050 Buy now
 
2:16 pm Peter Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker Ballet
New York Philharmonic / Leonard Bernstein
Sony 63162 Buy now
 
2:39 pm Graham Lack: This Ember Night
Voces8 / Barnaby Smith
VCM 121 Buy now
 
2:46 pm Philip Lane: Old Christmas Music
Royal Ballet Sinfonia / Gavin Sutherland
Naxos 572744 Buy now
 
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 3 PM
 
Christmas Eve Music
 
3:01 pm Adam Saunders: Fairytale Sleighride
Royal Ballet Sinfonia / Gavin Sutherland
Naxos 572744 Buy now
 
3:06 pm Felix Mendelssohn: 6 Christmas Pieces
Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra / John Georgiadis
James Galway, flute
RCA 60736 Buy now
 
3:15 pm Jay Livingston: Silver Bells
The OK Factor
SELF PROD 438 Buy now
 
3:19 pm William Henry Fry: Santa Claus Symphony
Royal Scottish Orchestra / Tony Rowe
Naxos 559057 Buy now
 
3:47 pm Jacques Offenbach: Snowflake Ballet
Gulbenkian Orchestra / Michel Swierczewski
Nimbus 5303 Buy now
 
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 4 PM
 
Christmas Eve Music
 
4:01 pm Traditional: The First Nowell
Crouch End Festival Chorus / Evan Jolly/Paul Bateman
Silva 6049 Buy now
 
4:06 pm Traditional: Christmas Medley
Copley Singers / Brian Jones
Christian Lane, organ
Gothic 49283 Buy now
 
4:29 pm Carl Davis: A Christmas Carol
Northern Ballet Theater Orchestra / John Pryce-Jones
Naxos 553495 Buy now
 
4:48 pm Traditional: The noble stem of Jesse
Choir of Clare College, Cambridge / John Rutter
London/Decca 425500 Buy now
 
4:50 pm John Rutter: Mary's Lullaby
Choir of Clare College, Cambridge / John Rutter
London/Decca 425500 Buy now
 
4:54 pm John Rutter: Donkey Carol
Choir of Clare College, Cambridge / John Rutter
London/Decca 425500 Buy now
 
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 5 PM - 7 PM
 
Sunday at the Symphony
with the Cleveland Orchestra
Ton Koopman conducts the Orchestra in an all-Bach program. Includes the Brandenburg Concerto No. 1; the Sinfonia from Cantata's No. 208 and No. 42; and Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C. Plus, Teresa Wakim performs the Cantata No. 202, the "Wedding Cantata."
 
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 7 PM - 9 PM
 
Pittsburgh Symphony Radio
with Jim Cunningham
Manfred Honeck conducts the orchestra, Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh and soloists in Handel's Messiah.
 
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 9 PM
 
Leroy Anderson Christmas
Hosted by Leonard Slatkin and the composer's son Kurt Anderson, this program features Anderson's holiday works including his "Sleigh Ride", Suite of Carols for String Orchestra and more.
 
9:01 pm Morten Lauridsen: Lux Aeterna: O Nata Lux
Voces8
London/Decca 22601 Buy now
 
9:06 pm Traditional Catalan: El Noi de la Mare
Antoine Bareil, violin
Analekta 9982 Buy now
 
9:10 pm Traditional Catalan: El Noi de la Mare (The Son of the Virgin)
Arianna Savall, mezzo-soprano
ECM 2227 Buy now
 
9:13 pm Traditional Catalan: Josep i Maria (Joseph and Maria)
Arianna Savall, mezzo-soprano
ECM 2227 Buy now
 
9:18 pm Richard Rodney Bennett: Five Carols
New York Polyphony
Sarah Brailey, soprano
Bis 2099 Buy now
 
9:29 pm Karl Jenkins: Lullay
Polyphony / Stephen Layton
DG 4793232 Buy now
 
9:34 pm Franz Liszt: Weihnachtsbaum (Christmas Tree Suite)
Leslie Howard, piano
Hyperion 67233 Buy now
 
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 10 PM
 
Truman Capote Christmas
 
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 11 PM
 
An Anonymous 4 Christmas
For Christmas, the legendary Anonymous 4 sings medieval music from England, France and Spain that praises the Virgin Mary. The devotional songs come from the Codex Las Huelgas, Montpellier Codex, and Cantigas de Santa Maria. Anglo-American ballads such as the Cherry Tree Carol and A Virgin Unspotted add a homespun seasonal touch.
 
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