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Halie Loren & Matt Treder Many Times, Many Ways: A Holiday Collection Genre: Holiday/Jazz Justin Time Records Cat # JTR 8553 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak, Box Lot 40 Street Date: 9/11/12 d

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“A jazz-infused cycle of popular and rare holiday numbers that are rendered with a torchy romanticism that just begs for hot toddies and cedar logs roaring in the fireplace.” — Eugene Weekly A solid holiday collection—including standards and originals—indispensable for Christmas listening! On this warm, intimate holiday album, Halie Loren’s voice is silky, deep, serious, and sexy, beautifully accompanied by the incomparable piano stylings of Matt Treder. Originally recorded in 2008, this wonderful Christmas album has been out of print for years. Halie Loren: vocals Matt Treder: piano Track Listing: The Christmas Song • Winter Wonderland • Blue Holiday • Sugar Cookies • Let It Snow • Grown Up Christmas List • Home For The Holidays • Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas • Santa Baby • From The Mouths Of Babes • Nature Boy DL Media will service jazz and holiday-themed web and traditional radio and press (including blogs and jazz magazine websites). Facebook campaign, direct-to-fan newsletters, and e-blasts.

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Various Artists Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas Genre: Holiday/Jazz Justin Time Records Cat # JTR 245 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak, Box Lot 40 Street Date: 9/11/12 d

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Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas is a beautiful new seasonal collection from Canada’s premier jazz label, sure to become a holiday favorite! The album features both standards and new compositions, as well as previously unreleased tunes, masterfully portrayed by such artists as Hilary Kole, Oliver Jones & Ranee Lee, Johanne Blouin, Taurey Butler, Diana Krall, and the late Hank Jones. Track Listing: Hilary Kole: Let It Snow • Oliver Jones: It Came Upon a Midnight Clear • Montreal Jubilation Gospel Choir: Christmas Calypso Medley • Taurey Butler: Little Drummer Boy • Diana Krall: Jingle Bells • Hank Jones: The Christmas Song • Ranee Lee & Oliver Jones: A Christmas Day • Quartango: Minuit Chrétien/O Holy Night • Johanne Blouin: Mon Beau Sapin • Coral Egan: You’re A Mean One Mr. Grinch • Rob McConnell Tentet: The Christmas Medley • Diana Krall: The Christmas Song • Hilary Kole: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas DL Media will service jazz and holiday-themed web and traditional radio and press (including blogs and jazz magazine websites). Facebook campaign, direct-to-fan newsletters, and e-blasts.

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NEW FOR 2012 Classic Christmas hits never had such a funky twist as they do with the combined talents of these four Vancouver jazz impresarios! You Better Watch Out! includes Christmas music played in the style of the great ’60s organ groups, and features the lush vocals of one of Canada’s most renowned singers, Denzal Sinclaire, alongside continuous JazzWeek charter Cory Weeds. Denzal Sinclaire: voice, drums Cory Weeds: tenor saxophone Chris Gestrin: B3 organ Bill Coon: guitar Track Listing: You Better Watch Out • Christmas Dreaming • Do You Hear What I Hear • Skating • There’s A Train Out For Dreamland • The Holly & The Ivy • Ave Maria • Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas • Angels We Have Heard On High • Joy To The World • Bring A Torch Isabella • Silent Night Radio campaign by Lisa Reedy Promotions.

B3 Kings You Better Watch Out! Genre: Holiday/Jazz Cellar Live Cat # CLF 82511 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak, Box Lot 60 Street Date: 10/9/12 D

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A diverse group of the best jazz musicians in L.A. and beyond come together to create this innovative collection of Christmas favorites with an international jazz flair! Includes performances by internationally renowned artist Rachel Diggs, whose song “Hands of Time” from her Center of the Earth CD continues to be featured on ABC Family’s popular show “Pretty Little Liars.” Track Listing: Russell Ferrante Trio + Bob Mintzer: Santa Claus is Coming to Town • David Diggs feat. Bob McChesney: Hark The Herald Angels Sing (trombone version) • Eric Brenton: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen • Rachel Diggs: O Come O Come Emmanuel • Russell Ferrante Trio: I Heard The Bells on Christmas Day • Eric Brenton: Doxology/Ode To Joy • Matt Harris, Bob McChesney & Domenic Genova: Winter Wonderland • Russell Ferrante Trio: I’ll Be Home For Christmas • Kait Dunton Trio: The Holly and the Ivy • Bobby Rodriguez: Oh Christmas Tree • Tommy Davy: Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas • Dave Siebels Trio: Angels We Have Heard On High • Matt Harris: Christmas Wish • Stewart W. Foster: What Child Is This

Various Artists Shades of Christmas Genre: Holiday/Jazz The Gold Label Cat # GLD 82052 Price Code: N (SRP $12.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak, Box Lot 30 Street Date: 10/9/12 7

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Gary U.S. Bonds Christmas Is ON! Genre: Holiday/Pop G.L.A. Records Cat # GUS 1002 Price Code: R (SRP $17.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case, Box Lot 25 Street Date: 9/11/12 d

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On the first holiday CD of his career, Gary U.S. Bonds turns up the heat and, as usual, brings the party! Gary U.S. Bonds: vocals Mark Leimbach: guitar Hal Selzer: bass Lance Stark: drums Dennis Dibrizzi: keyboards Laurie Anderson: vocals Laurie C. Anderson: vocals John Digiulio: drums Paul Page: bass Track Listing: Christmas Is On! • Santa Claus is Coming to Town • It’s Christmas in Nu Awlins • We Wish You a Merry Christmas • Christmas is a Phone Call Away • White Christmas • Santa Bring My Baby Home To Me • Spend Christmas with Me • Tis the Season To Be Loving You • Baby, Baby It’s Christmas Radio promotion, press, and e-media will be utilized.

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Genre: Holiday/Pop Mansion Entertainment Cat # MHS 5414 Price Code: N (SRP $12.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case, Box Lot 30 Street Date: 9/11/12 D

Genre: Holiday/Country Mansion Entertainment Cat # MHS 904 Price Code: D (SRP $6.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case, Box Lot 30 Street Date: 9/11/12

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Randal Hammel Christmas is in the Air

Various Artists A Gatlinburg Country Christmas

Classic holiday-inspired piano arrangements by one of America’s most gifted pianists!

Beautiful stringed instrumental music, featuring traditional and well-known Christmas songs.

Randal Hammel: piano

Bobby All: guitar, mandolin

Track Listing: It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas • I’ll Be Home For Christmas • O Come, O Come, Emmanuel • Silver Bells • Winter Wonderland • White Christmas • Hark! The Herald Angels Sing • The Christmas Song • Next Year • What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve • Mary Did You Know • Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Track Listing: White Christmas • Silent Night • God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen • Jingle Bells • The Christmas Song • Joy To The World • O Come All Ye Faithful • Silver Bells • I’ll Be Home For Christmas • Away In A Manger • The First Noel • O Little Town Of Bethlehem

Genre: Holiday/Pop Mansion Entertainment Cat # MHS 5411 Price Code: N (SRP $12.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case, Box Lot 30 Street Date: 9/11/12 D

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Genre: Holiday/Pop Mansion Entertainment Cat # MHS 5528 Price Code: 4O (SRP $55.99) Number of Discs: 4 Digipak, Box Lot 20 Street Date: 9/11/12 D

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Three Bridges Christmas Must Be Tonight

Various Artists One Hundred One Treasured Christmas Songs & Carols

An upbeat, joyful collection of new and classic Christmas songs.

Well-known traditional Christmas songs, beautifully packaged in a 4-CD digipak!

Three Bridges: vocals Track Listing: Christmas Must Be Tonight • White Christmas • Mary Did You Know • It Came Upon A Midnight Clear • Mary Had A Baby • He Came Here For Me • Immanuel/O Come All Ye Faithful • It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year • Noel • Louisiana Christmas

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Includes: Carol Of The Bells • Christ Was Born On Christmas Day • What A Wonderful World • The Christmas Song • Come On Ring Those Bells • Do You Hear What I Hear • The First Noel • O Little Town Of Bethlehem • Jingle Bells • God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen • Birthday Of A King • I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day • Jesus, What A Lovely Name • Mary Did You Know • Joy To The World • O Come, O Come Emmanuel • Next Time We Meet • New Star Shining • O Come All Ye Faithful • O Little Town Of Bethlehem • The First Noel • Silent Night • Silver Bells • They Shall Go Out Weeping • Angels We Have Heard On High • White Christmas • and many more!


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Susie Arioli Christmas Dreaming Genre: Holiday/Jazz Jazzheads Cat # JZH 1194 Price Code: R (SRP $17.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak, Box Lot 30 Street Date: 10/9/12 d

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“Rich and warm are the bywords for Susie Arioli’s voice, which can be smokier than a speakasy.” — John Gilbert, eJazz Christmas Dreaming evokes the true essence of the holiday season: purity, filled with joy and love! Reaching Gold Record status in Canada, the CD contains touches of jazz and country music. This NPR darling’s vocal delivery is ear candy to jazz radio! Susie Arioli: voice, snare Jordan Officer: guitar, vocals, mandolin Bill Gossage: bass, vocals Michael Jerome Browne: guitar Track Listing: Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas • Winter Wonderland • Blue Christmas • Call Collect For Christmas • I’ll Be Home For Christmas • I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm • When You Wish Upon A Star • La Peregrinacion • Old Toy Trains • What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve? • Christmas Dreaming • Ave Maria Promotion via Two for the Show Media, Michael Moryc Radio Promotions, and Blue Chord Media.

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The Revels The Christmas Revels

The Revels Wassail! Wassail!

Cat # REV 1078 Price Code: T (SRP $14.99) Number of Discs: 1

Cat # REV 1082 Price Code: T (SRP $14.99) Number of Discs: 1

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The original Christmas Revels recording features many audience favorites!

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Seasonal music from southern Appalachia, colonial New England, the Shaker sect, and Native & African American traditions.

The Revels Christmas Day in the Morning

The Revels Sing We Now of Christmas

Cat # REV 1087 Price Code: T (SRP $14.99) Number of Discs: 1

Cat # REV 1091 Price Code: T (SRP $14.99) Number of Discs: 1

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This beautiful recording focuses on that mystical time when Christian celebration mingled with pagan rituals.

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The cast of the Cambridge Revels wanders through six centuries of European holiday music.

The Revels A Child’s Christmas Revels

Karelian Folk Ensemble To Drive the Dark Away

Cat # REV 1093 Price Code: T (SRP $14.99) Number of Discs: 1

Cat # REV 1098 Price Code: T (SRP $14.99) Number of Discs: 1

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This enchanting collection featuring the Revel’s Children’s Chorus includes 29 carols, games, and songs.

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Thirty-nine traditional songs and dances for the winter solstice, performed by the Karelian Folk Ensemble.

The Revels A Victorian Christmas Revels

The Revels Rose & Thistle

Cat # REV 2000 Price Code: T (SRP $14.99) Number of Discs: 1

Cat # REV 2005 Price Code: T (SRP $14.99) Number of Discs: 1

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One of the most popular and enduring Christmas Revels is captured in this spirited collection!

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This CD features the radiant voice of soprano Jayne Tankersley and the robust sound of baritone David Coffin.

The Revels Welcome Yule: An English Christmas Revels

The Revels Sing Noël: A European Christmas Revels

Cat # REV 2010 Price Code: T (SRP $14.99) Number of Discs: 1

Cat # REV 2011 Price Code: T (SRP $14.99) Number of Discs: 1

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This CD highlights the best of Revels’ most popular English-themed Christmas productions.

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A joyous holiday CD for the entire family, with 21 selections of stunning music, choral works, and carols.


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artwork not final The Christmas Revels Strike the Harp: An Irish Christmas Revels Genre: Holiday Revels Records Cat # REV 2012 Price Code: T (SRP $14.99) Number of Discs: 1 Packaging TBD, Box Lot TBD Street Date: 11/13/12 d

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Perfect for the holidays, this joyous and bountiful recording of Irish hymns, songs, and carols features a terrific Irish band, an amazing chorus of adults and children, and brilliant soloists. Although studio recorded, the music on the CD is drawn from stage performances known as “The Christmas Revels,” performed annually coast-to-coast in nine cities across the country. David Coffin, Mary Casey: vocals The Christmas Revels Chorus Track Listing: TBD In December 2012, The Christmas Revels will be performed in the following locations: Harvard University’s Sanders Theatre, Cambridge, MA Hopkins Center at Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH Boulder Theater, Boulder, CO University of Houston’s Wortham Theater, Houston, TX Oakland Scottish Rite Center, Oakland, CA Scottish Rite Center, Portland, OR Lobero Theatre, Santa Barbara, CA Rialto Theater, Tacoma, WA George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium, Washington DC

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Pink Martini Joy to the World Pt. 1

Pink Martini Joy to the World Pt. 2

Genre: Holiday/Pop Heinz Records Cat # HNZ 8 Price Code: U (SRP $19.99) Number of Discs: 1 LP Jacket; Box Lot TBD PREVIOUSLY AVAILABLE

Genre: Holiday/Pop Heinz Records Cat # HNZ 9 Price Code: U (SRP $19.99) Number of Discs: 1 LP Jacket; Box Lot TBD PREVIOUSLY AVAILABLE

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“Like a glitter-flecked bauble on a snow-flocked bough, this album plays up the holidays’ sparkling side.” — New York Times “You’ll feel all shiny and bright after imbibing this intoxicating holiday cocktail.” — Chicago Sun-Times “A near-perfect blend of spirituality and festivity, Joy to the World lets listeners hear the holidays with new ears, and maybe see it with fresh eyes, too.” — All Music Guide The first two volumes in a series of three limited edition 10” vinyl records of festive holiday music from around the world! Both volumes feature clear vinyl, in editions limited to 2,000 copies, with embossed snowflake packaging. Pink Martini pledges to donate 100% of this record’s sale profits directly to charities working to alleviate suffering, poverty, and oppression worldwide. PART 1: White Christmas (parts I & II) featuring Saori Yuki • Shchedryk (Ukrainian Bell Carol) • Santa Baby • Elohai • Little Drummer Boy PART II: Congratulations–A Happy New Year Song • Do You Hear What I Hear? • La Vergine Degli Angeli • We Three Kings • A Snowglobe Christmas

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Pink Martini Joy to the World Genre: Holiday/Pop Heinz Records Cat # HNZ 7 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak; Box Lot TBD PREVIOUSLY AVAILABLE d

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A lovely, globally inclusive holiday album for the 21st century! Pink Martini brings its festive globetrotting approach to the holidays with an exploration of glorious seasonal music from around the world, featuring traditional holiday favorites alongside gorgeous, lesser-known discoveries, all imbued with Pink Martini’s signature “little orchestra” sound! The CD features an array of guests, including Japanese pop star Saori Yuki and NPR correspondent Ari Shapiro, backed by a fabulous gathering of Portland choirs. In the gorgeous 3-D packaging, each layer of buildings is a separate flap, giving the city four layers of die-cut depth. The digipak is covered by a clear plastic panel, on which the album title is printed, along with delicate white snowflakes. China Forbes: vocals/Thomas Lauderdale: piano/Gavin Bondy, Robert Taylor: horns/Dan Faehnle: guitar/Phil Baker: bass/Nicholas Crosa, Pansy Chang: strings/Timothy Nishimoto: vocals, percussion/Derek Rieth, Brian Davis, Martin Zarzar: percussion/Maureen Love: harp/Saori Yuki: guest vocals/Ari Shapiro: guest vocals/Cantor Ida Rae Cahana: guest vocals/Timothy Jensen: woodwinds/Grace Fong: celeste/Patricia Costa Kim: accordion/Portland Boychoir/Pacific Youth Choir/Bells of the Cascades Track Listing: White Christmas • White Christmas (part II) • Shchedryk (Carol of the Bells) • Santa Baby • Elohai, N’tzor • Little Drummer Boy • Congratulations–A Happy New Year Song • Do You Hear What I Hear? • La vergine degli angeli • We Three Kings • A Snowglobe Christmas • Ocho Kandelikas • Silent Night • Auld Lang Syne

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Geri Allen A Child Is Born Genre: Holiday/Jazz Motéma Music Cat # MTM 69 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak; Box Lot 35 PREVIOUSLY AVAILABLE d

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“A jazz pianist of mountainous experience and skill.” — All About Jazz “A rare combination of dazzling compositional skill and melodically inventive technique.” — JazzTimes “One of the most adept, graceful jazz pianists playing in today’s jazz scene.” — JazzReview On her first-ever holiday album, Geri Allen dives into her ocean-deep musical spirituality to come up with a series of angelic solo arrangements to laud the King of Kings in the season of giving. Geri Allen: Fazioli grand pianoforte, Farfisa organ, Rhodes piano, celeste Track Listing: Silent Night • Oh Come, Oh Come Emmanuel • It Came Upon A Midnight Clear • Angels We Have Heard on High • Let Us Break Bread Together • We Three Kings • Little Drummer Boy • The Lord’s Prayer • A Child Is Born

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Mark O’Connor An Appalachian Christmas Genre: Holiday/Pop OMAC Records Cat # OMC 16 Price Code: J (SRP $9.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak; Box Lot 40 PREVIOUSLY AVAILABLE d

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A perfect musical delight for Christmastime! These beautiful, lilting Christmas melodies take you right to the heartland with Mark O’Connor and a truly amazing all-star cast of music greats. Mark O’Connor: violin Renee Fleming, Alison Krauss: vocals James Taylor, Jane Monheit, Steve Wariner: vocals Sharon Isbin: guitar Yo-Yo Ma: cello Edgar Meyer: bass Chris Thile: mandolin Track Listing: The Christmas Song • Away In A Manger • O Christmas Tree • Sleigh Ride • Ol’ Blue • Carol Of The Bells • Slumberin’ My Darlin’ • Cherry Tree Carol • Winter Wonderland • We Wish You A Merry Christmas • Amazing Grace • One Winter’s Night • Now It Belongs To You • What Child Is This • Jesu, Joy Of Man’s Desiring • Appalachia Waltz

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John Fahey The John Fahey Christmas Album In what ultimately proved to be the last Christmas album he would record before his death in 2001, guitarist extraordinaire John Fahey left us with the ultimate Christmas gift: The John Fahey Christmas Album. The album contains 16 new songs not available on his previous holiday recordings, with accompanying cello, flute, and piano. John Fahey: guitar

Genre: Holiday/Pop Burnside Records Cat # BCD 4 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case; Box Lot 30 PREVIOUSLY AVAILABLE D

Track Listing: Jingle Bells • Angels from the Realms of Glory • Silent Night • Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming • Irish Medley • O Little Town of Bethlehem • Santisima • Christ Is Born on Christmas Day • O’ Come Little Children/Ach du Lieber Augustine • Mary Had a Baby • The Little Drummer Boy • Good Christian Men, Rejoice, Rejoice • Spanish Carol • O Holy Night • Christ Is Born as Child of Man • Christmas Medley

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David Friesen & Jeannie Hoffman The Spirit of Christmas “David Friesen and Jeannie Hoffman put together a jazz-intensive album of holiday favorites with Spirit of Christmas … a nice Christmas album for jazz fans who want a good combination of new and classic songs for the next holiday season.” — All Music Guide, HHHH David Friesen: bass/Jeannie Hoffman: vocals/Jerry Hahn: guitar

Genre: Holiday/Jazz Burnside Records Cat # BCD 9 Price Code: J (SRP $9.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case; Box Lot 30 PREVIOUSLY AVAILABLE D

Track Listing: Santa Claus Is Coming To Town • Waiting For You At Christmas Time • Bach Minuet • Glory Halleluia • O Come All Ye Faithful • It’s Christmas Time Again • Silent Night • Christopher Robin Is Saying His Prayers • The Little Drummer Boy • O Holy Night • Sentimental ‘Round Christmas • Joy to the World • Heirlooms • Bach and Us • What Child Is This?

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Norland Wind December Journey A musical travelogue through winter, December Journey is a heady mix of contemporary compositions that evoke the blissful quiet of the coldest season. Traditional styles from Ireland, Scotland, England, and more infuse this Celtic/Scandinavian collection of sweet melodies, lofty airs, and spirited dances and songs. Kerstin Blodig: guitar, vocals/Thomas Loefke: Celtic harp/Ian Melrose: guitar, synth

Genre: Holiday/Celtic Alula Records Cat # ALU 3001 Price Code: J (SRP $9.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case; Box Lot 30 PREVIOUSLY AVAILABLE D

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Track Listing: When Christ Was Born • Stephen’s Day Session • The Promising Light • God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen • Christmas on the Rocks • That Night in Bethlehem • Be Thou My Vision • Shining Christmas • A Christmas Without Song • Medley • Guiding Star • My Heart Is Always Moving • December Journey


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The Outback Singers Christmas in Australia

John Sheridan Hooray for Christmas!

AIM Trading Co. Cat # AIM 1601 Price Code: J (SRP $9.99) Number of Discs: 1

Arbors Records Cat # ARB 19397 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1

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It’s impossible not to enjoy these songs from famous Australian choral group The Outback Singers, featuring classic Christmas hits as well as favorite hymns.

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John Sheridan leads a group of jazz greats—including the incomparable cornet player Warren Vache and stellar vocalist Rebecca Kilgore—through 13 rarely-recorded Christmas tunes.

Various Artists Christmas Cookies

Various Artists A Fresh Batch of Cookies

Arbors Records Cat # ARB 19122 Price Code: I (SRP $10.99) Number of Discs: 1

Arbors Records Cat # ARB 19201 Price Code: I (SRP $10.99) Number of Discs: 1

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Sweeten your holiday season with this tasty collection of jazz treats—20 freshly-baked holiday classics sure to appeal to your appetite for hot jazz and cool licks.

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A fresh batch of goodies whipped up by master trumpeter Charlie Bertini and a sensational group of jazzmen.

Christoph Spendel Silent Night

Bob McGrath Christmas Sing Along

Blue Flame Cat # BLF 50342 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1

Bob’s Kids Music Cat # BOB 1803 Price Code: N (SRP $12.99) Number of Discs: 1

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Christmas songs interpreted in a new jazz/pop framework by one of the leading jazz pianists in Germany.

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This beloved classic features 15 pop Christmas songs with backing from world-class musicians (including members of the Blues Brothers Band and the New York Pops).

Capitol Steps Barackin’ Around the Christmas Tree

Capitol Steps All I Want For Christmas is a Tax Increase

Capitol Steps Cat # CTL SR 102309 Price Code: G (SRP $8.99) Number of Discs: 1

Capitol Steps Cat # CTL 1013 Price Code: O (SRP $13.99) Number of Discs: 1

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A special Christmas release from the funniest group in Washington! Members of the Capitol Steps have worked in Congressional offices and represent years of House and Senate staff experience.

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This classic Christmas release from the Capitol Steps includes “Dumber Boy,” “The Twelve Days of Clinton,” “Rosty the Chairman,” and many more!

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Fred Penner Christmastime

Sharon, Lois & Bram Family Christmas

Casablanca Kids Cat # CKI 42017 Price Code: D (SRP $6.99) Number of Discs: 1

Casablanca Kids Cat # CKI 42103 Price Code: E (SRP $7.99) Number of Discs: 1

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A musical experience for all ages—definitely not just for kids—takes you around the world, celebrating holiday music in English, French, German, Spanish, Latin, and Ukrainian.

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This family celebration of Christmas and Chanukah features 24 beloved songs along with holiday recipes from Sharon, Lois & Bram! Originally released under the title Candles, Snow & Mistletoe in 1993.

Bruno Hubert Trio and The B3 Kings A Cellar Live Christmas

Various Artists Blues, Blues Christmas Vo1. 1 1925–1955

Cellar Live Cat # CLF 82905 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1

Document Records Cat # DOC 32209 Price Code: 2J (SRP $19.99) Number of Discs: 2

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Funky/swinging Christmas jazz! Denzal Sinclaire is one of North America’s premier vocalists. “Brings a different kind of joy to the holiday season” (All About Jazz).

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Fifty-two great blues, jazz, boogie-woogie, and gospel tracks feature Lonnie Johnson, Tampa Red, Bessie Smith, Joe Turner, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Blind Lemon Jefferson, and more.

Various Artists Blues, Blues Christmas Vo1. 2 1926–1958

Viva Girls A Viva Girls Christmas

Document Records Cat # DOC 322015 Price Code: 2J (SRP $19.99) Number of Discs: 2

DOMO Music Cat # DMR 73132 Price Code: B (SRP $4.99) Number of Discs: 1

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Forty-four great blues, gospel, jazz, and doo-wop tracks feature Sister Rosetta Tharpe, The Orioles, Chuck Berry, Cecil Gant, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Little Fulson, Blind Blake, and more.

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Viva Girls present a unique East-meets-West twist somewhere between classical and pop music on their US musical debut, A Viva Girls Christmas.

Ellis Marsalis A New Orleans Christmas Carol

EverSound Music Tidings of Joy

ELM Records Cat # ELM 19790 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1

EverSound Music Cat # EVM 3509 Price Code: J (SRP $9.99) Number of Discs: 1

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A nice, fun Christmas album that represents the holiday season and is great for the whole family, featuring familiar Christmas songs.

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Beautifully reinterpreted perennial favorites alongside original compositions make up a musical tapestry that uniquely captures the warmth and joy of the season.


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EverSound Music Christmas Healing Vol. 1

Cathedral Singers Catholic Christmas Classics

EverSound Music Cat # EVM PVR 114 Price Code: J (SRP $9.99) Number of Discs: 1

GIA Publications Cat # GIA 590 Price Code: R (SRP $17.99) Number of Discs: 1

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“Soothing holiday music that will readily appeal to those who favor gentle, yet warmly emotive, interpretations” (ChristmasReviews.com).

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Classic, well-known religious Christmas songs and hymns, all beautifully performed by The Cathedral Singers, a professional recording group from Chicago.

Various Artists The Magic of Christmas

Various Artists Angel Dreams

Global Journey Media Cat # GJR 3634 Price Code: L (SRP $11.99) Number of Discs: 1

Global Journey Media Cat # GJR 3729 Price Code: L (SRP $11.99) Number of Discs: 1

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A feast of traditional Christmas music that will capture the spirit of the season! Part of the Global Journey Holiday Collection, this new release features 55 minutes of great Christmas music.

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A wonderful album of subtle nuance which will enchant and relax in equal measure features beautiful flute melodies that leave a lasting feeling of serenity.

Boann’s Clan Celtic Christmas

Various Artists Angels

Global Journey Media Cat # GJR 3654 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1

Global Journey Media Cat # GJR 3656 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1

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Subtle Celtic undertones and exquisite vocals capture the true magic of Christmas! Traditional Celtic Christmas tunes and old favorites with a Celtic accent give your Christmas a Celtic flavor this year.

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Enjoy your own ethereal sanctuary as this beautiful album combines the subtle nuances of the heavenly realm with joyful, optimistic, and relaxing compositions.

Pat Boone Family Christmas

Debby Boone Home for Christmas

The Gold Label Cat # GLD 1001 Price Code: G (SRP $8.99) Number of Discs: 1

The Gold Label Cat # GLD 8110 Price Code: G (SRP $8.99) Number of Discs: 1

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Pat Boone and family’s classic Christmas album!

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The signature Christmas album for any Debby Boone fan! The song list features 11 Christmas, favorites including “Silent Night” and “White Christmas,” and a duet with Rosemary Clooney.

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Pat Boone True Spirit of Christmas

Stagecoach Santa DVD

The Gold Label Cat # GLD 8103 Price Code: T (SRP $14.99) Number of Discs: 1

The Gold Label Cat # GLD 8151 Price Code: F Number of Discs: 1

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A dynamic Christmas album that takes you on a journey from whimsical and fun tunes, to heartwarming and moving songs.

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This touching film about hope, compassion, and holiday enjoyment touches on the hardships of life, and how they can be overcome by believing miracles can happen.

Wayne Watson King of Kings

Sha Na Na Rockin’ Christmas

The Gold Label Cat # GLD 8141 Price Code: T (SRP $14.99) Number of Discs: 1

The Gold Label Cat # GLD 2105 Price Code: T (SRP $14.99) Number of Discs: 1

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A soothing and elegant Christmas album with a beautiful, contemporary smooth jazz twist from Dove Award winner and Grammy® nominee Wayne Watson.

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This is a holiday must-have that will bring excitement to every holiday party—the perfect stocking stuffer for kids and doo-woppers alike!

Various Artists The Feast of Chanukah

Sunita Staneslow White Christmas in Jerusalem

Hataklit Cat # HKT 9384 Price Code: T (SRP $14.99) Number of Discs: 1

Hataklit Cat # HKT 9433 Price Code: T (SRP $14.99) Number of Discs: 1

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Chanukah songs for the holidays! These songs speak of both the valor and the fun associated with this holiday, and feature vocals in both Hebrew and English.

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Sunita Staneslow has played in concert halls and pubs from New Zealand to Tel Aviv. She specializes in both Jewish and Celtic music.

Various Artists Jewish Holiday Songs

Various Artists Tabernacle Songs

Hataklit Cat # HKT 214 Price Code: T (SRP $14.99) Number of Discs: 1

Hataklit Cat # HKT 9383 Price Code: T (SRP $14.99) Number of Discs: 1

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For obvious reasons, the Jewish holidays have spawned a wellspring of wonderful melodies. This CD will provide you with songs to celebrate every important biblical holy day.

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Favorite songs for the festival of Succot and Simchat Torah interwoven with moving spirituals by singers such as Nava Loden and Jonathan Settel. An inspiring musical celebration!


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Various Artists Celebration of the Passover Seder

Christian Forshaw Midwinter

Hataklit Cat # HKT 9382 Price Code: T (SRP $14.99) Number of Discs: 1

Integra Records Cat # ITG 1003 Price Code: J (SRP $9.99) Number of Discs: 1

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Sixteen songs for Passover, sung in Hebrew and English, as well as 14 blessings narrated in English by David Loden and a 32-page English booklet containing blessings and songs.

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From saxophone player Christian Forshaw comes a stirring collection of hymns and carols that includes a marching sound with a tinge of Mediterranean.

Original NBC TV Cast A Christmas Carol: The Musical

Randy Klein Piano Christmas

Jay Records Cat # JAY 1386 Price Code: R (SRP $17.99) Number of Discs: 1

Jazzheads Cat # JZH 1149 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1

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Dickens’ classic tale presented by an all-star cast including Kelsey Grammer, Jason Alexander, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jesse L. Martin, Jane Krakowski, Geraldine Chaplin, and Edward Gower!

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A gentle instrumental album of Christmas standards featuring beautifully played piano interpretations for quiet evenings of contemplation.

Oliver Jones, Ranee Lee and The Montreal Jubilation Gospel Choir A Celebration In Time

Various Artists Justin Time for Christmas

Justin Time Records Cat # JTR 234 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1

Justin Time Records Cat # JTR 75 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1

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Consisting of standards and new compositions, the performances here are spellbinding—sure to become both an instant classic and a solid retail item!

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Justin Time’s first compilation of acclaimed seasonal music features Diana Krall’s first holiday recording as well as jazz heavyweights and legends Paul Bley and David Murray.

Various Artists Justin Time for Christmas Vol. 2

Oliver Jones Yuletide Swing

Justin Time Records Cat # JTR 113 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1

Justin Time Records Cat # JTR 71 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1

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An unusual seasonal record blending jazz, blues, and gospel features one of Diana Krall’s first seasonal recordings (“Jingle Bells”) and a marvelous duet between Ranee Lee and the late Ray Brown.

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An excellent seasonal jazz record that is so tuneful and joyous that it can be listened to year-round!

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The Montreal Jubilation Gospel Choir Jubilation V: Joy To The World

Karaoke Gold Country Christmas

Justin Time Records Cat # JTR 54 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1

Karaoke Gold Cat # KGR 13031 Price Code: J (SRP $9.99) Number of Discs: 1

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The choir’s Juno Award-winning recording is definitely a CD that can be enjoyed year-round—a joyous blend of gospel and world music with a seasonal theme.

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Sing along to country renditions of holiday classics, made popular by such artists as Wynonna Judd, Faith Hill, Vince Gill, George Strait, and more.

Karaoke Gold Pop Christmas

Various Artists An Esperanza Family Christmas Album

Karaoke Gold Cat # KGR 13032 Price Code: J (SRP $9.99) Number of Discs: 1

Esperanza Cat # EPZ 1000 Price Code: L (SRP $11.99) Number of Discs: 1

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Sing along to pop renditions of holiday classics, made popular by artists such as Mariah Carey, Wham!, The Carpenters, Elvis Presley, The Beach Boys, and more.

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Seventeen Christmas classics featuring Grammy Award winners Carlos Santana, Luciano Pavarotti, and Jose Carreras as well as Latin Grammy Award winners Marcos Witt, Julissa, and Alejandro Sanz.

Daniel Kobialka In Heavenly Peace

D.C. Anderson All Is Calm, All Is Bright

LiSem Enterprises Cat # DKM 311 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1

LML Music Cat # LML 136 Price Code: O (SRP $13.99) Number of Discs: 1

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In Heavenly Peace seduces the listener with its distinctive interpretations of four masterpiece works by Beethoven and Bach. Instrumentations by the KOBLSAI New Soundings Ensemble.

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One of Broadway and cabaret’s most compelling performers gathers holiday songs by contemporary writers and adds a few traditional favorites.

Susan Egan Winter Tracks

Corky Hale Have Yourself a Jazzy Little Christmas

LML Music Cat # LML 212 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1

LML Music Cat # LML 126 Price Code: O (SRP $13.99) Number of Discs: 1

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Journey from Thanksgiving through New Year’s, mixing seasonal classics with fresh surprises from Broadway’s best modern writers.

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This jazzy Christmas album from Corky Hale, considered to be one of the finest jazz harpists in the world, runs the gamut from popular tunes to traditional songs.


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Russ Lorenson What I Want for Christmas

Kevin Koelbl This Is Christmas Time

LML Music Cat # LML 211 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1

LML Music Cat # LML 219 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1

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Skip the Christmas caroling this year and slide in this holiday CD featuring songs by Irving Berlin, Johnny Mercer, Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn, and Frank Loesser.

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A collection of Christmas classics that includes duets with Heidi Godt (Broadway’s Mamma Mia) and LML recording artist and Broadway star Tami Tappan Damiano.

Winter Wonderettes Winter Wonderettes (Original Studio Cast)

Nancy LaMott Just In Time For Christmas

LML Music Cat # LML 255 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1

Midder Music Cat # MID 4 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1

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This sequel to the hit off-Broadway musical The Marvelous Wonderettes features holiday classics, plus a few rare treasures, all in the Wonderettes’ signature four-part harmonies!

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The only Christmas CD by the late, great Nancy LaMott contains classics as well as beautiful, unusual songs you’ve never heard before.

Alexis Cole The Greatest Gift (Songs of the Season)

Deuter Celebration of Light

Motéma Music Cat # MTM 26 Price Code: O (SRP $13.99) Number of Discs: 1

New Earth Records Cat # NER 2905 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1

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This contemporary jazz, world, and pop Christmas collection includes a swinging and sophisticated take on 11 Christmas standards plus an uplifting new classic, “Jesus is the Best Part of Christmas.”

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Deuter offers both easily-recognizable holiday carols, such as “Greensleeves” and “Silent Night,” as well as some rare pieces dating back to the 13th century.

Terry Oldfield Silent Night, Peaceful Night

Tom Grant Santa Claus Is Going To Town

New Earth Records Cat # NER 3014 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1

Nu-Wrinkle Cat # NUW 55502 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1

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Terry Oldfield welcomes the Christmas season with a sublime collection of holiday tunes featuring serene arrangements, soft instrumentation and, of course, his trademark flute playing.

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Thirteen holiday songs full of warmth, humor, and soul, featuring Rebecca Kilgore on the classic “Baby It’s Cold Outside” and a stirring version of “Silent Night,” featuring gospel/jazz singer Marilyn Keller.

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Tom Grant and Rebecca Kilgore Winter Warm

Kenny Brand A Kenny Brand Christmas

Nu-Wrinkle Cat # NUW 55506 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1

Opcion Sonica Cat # OPC 927 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1

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The warm glow from this Christmas record, a treasure from two Northwest jazz icons, will last well into the summer months.

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Features special guest singers from Toto, Tower of Power, Whitesnake, David Foster, and more! A tasteful combination of jazz, R&B, country, and rock, this is a perfect album for the holidays.

Ann Sweeten Christmas Presence

Monika Herzig Peace On Earth

Orange Band Records Cat # ORB 61890 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1

Owl Studios Cat # OWL 134 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1

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This unique holiday album combines Sweeten’s signature sound with traditional Christmas music and two original works. Nominated for Best Holiday Album at the 2008 NAR Lifestyle Awards.

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A collection of holiday classics mixed with fun and clever holiday originals sure to delight everyone.

Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra Carol of the Bells

Various Artists Christmas Around the World

Owl Studios Cat # OWL 101 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1

Playasound Cat # PLS 64002 Price Code: O (SRP $13.99) Number of Discs: 1

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A true holiday classic featuring the unmistakable vocals of Everett Greene, listed as one of 2007’s “12 Discs of Christmas” by Jazziz magazine.

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Sixteen traditional Christmas songs recorded in different countries! This album is full of love and tenderness, open to cultures around the world.

Red Nativity One Holy Night

Red Nativity Heavenly Peace

Red Sea Records Cat # RSA 1 Price Code: R (SRP $17.99) Number of Discs: 1

Red Sea Records Cat # RSA 10 Price Code: R (SRP $17.99) Number of Discs: 1

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Red Nativity includes award-winning artist Brulé, who tours regularly and takes the Red Nativity show on the road every holiday season!

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Holiday recordings flavored with a unique Native American sound, this is a top seller in all markets—the Mannheim Steamroller of Native American instrumental music!


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Redheart Sacred Season

Paisley Abbey Choir Christmas Carol Concert

Red Sea Records Cat # RSA 5 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1

REL Records Cat # REL 500 Price Code: O (SRP $13.99) Number of Discs: 1

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An outstanding debut recording performed by two musicians using Native American flute, saxophone, classical guitar, and hand drum.

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Join the Choir in the historic splendor of Paisley Abbey as they gather by candlelight to sing some of the most beloved, festive seasonal carols.

Winter Dreams The Panpipe Sounds of Christmas

Various Artists Christmas Moods

REL Records Cat # REL 505 Price Code: O (SRP $13.99) Number of Discs: 1

REL Records Cat # REL 544 Price Code: N (SRP $12.99) Number of Discs: 1

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Beautifully performed and recorded, Panpipe Sounds of Christmas is an album destined to remain in your collection forever, to play and enjoy each festive season.

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The best way to enjoy the festive season is to be in the right mood! Capture the feeling of “goodwill to all people” with these wonderful, festive Christmas tunes.

Susie Tallman A Child’s Christmas

Eve Graham ‘Til the Season Comes ‘Round Again

Rock Me Baby Records Cat # RMB 91009 Price Code: N (SRP $12.99) Number of Discs: 1

Scotdisc Cat # SCT 742 Price Code: O (SRP $13.99) Number of Discs: 1

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More than an hour of fun and festive holiday songs, beautifully arranged carols, merriment, and stories sung by award winning artist Susie Tallman and her musical friends.

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A great holiday album from the former lead singer of The New Seekers features two tracks with choral accompaniment by the Glasgow Phoenix Choir.

Eve Graham & Sydney Devine Scottish Christmas Celebration

Jim Macleod & His Band Hogmanay Party From Blair Castle

Scotdisc Cat # SCT 735 Price Code: O (SRP $13.99) Number of Discs: 1

Scotdisc Cat # SCT 657 Price Code: O (SRP $13.99) Number of Discs: 1

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Three Scottish performers—Eve Graham, Sydney Devine, and Glasgow Phoenix Choir—perform Scottish Christmas classics.

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A Scottish holiday party recorded live at Blair Castle features wellknown Scottish songs and various styles of highland/folk dances.

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Scottish Christmas Celebration DVD

Hogmanay Party From Blair Castle DVD

Scotdisc Cat # SCT DVD 735 Price Code: R (SRP $17.99) Number of Discs: 1

Scotdisc Cat # SCT DVD 657 Price Code: R (SRP $17.99) Number of Discs: 1

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Tom Kubis Big Band A Jazz Musician’s Christmas

Steve Wariner Guitar Christmas

Sea Breeze Jazz Cat # SBJ 2121 Price Code: R (SRP $17.99) Number of Discs: 1

Selectone Records Cat # CGP 1966 Price Code: O (SRP $13.99) Number of Discs: 1

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Jazzy renditions of popular Christmas tunes include “Joy to the World,” “Away in a Manger,” “O Holy Night,” “Let It Snow,” and more.

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Country artist Steve Wariner shows his chops with this holiday offering, featuring his take on twelve Christmas classics including “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear” and “The Christmas Song.”

Everstar Yuletide in the Shire

Various Artists A Very Green Christmas

Sequoia Records Cat # SQR 303 Price Code: J (SRP $9.99) Number of Discs: 1

Seventh Wave Productions Cat # SWP 7091 Price Code: J (SRP $9.99) Number of Discs: 1

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Celtic-based traditional holiday carols inspired by the Lord of the Rings features classical holiday favorites. Instruments include flute, harp, piano, guitars, and more.

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Peaceful, instrumental holiday favorites, written up in 2008 as part of a special report in New Age Retailer about environmentally supportive CDs.

Odetta Beautiful Star

Jana American Indian Christmas

Silverwolf Records Cat # SWC 1103 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1

SOAR Cat # SOA 226 Price Code: R (SRP $17.99) Number of Discs: 1

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A collection of traditional and original spirituals sung by the majestic Odetta, whom Martin Luther King, Jr. called “the Queen of American Folk Music.”

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Ten Christmas songs performed in ten different Native American languages by one Grammy Award-nominated performer!


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Tom Barabas Magic In December

Dean Evenson Healing in the Holy Land

Soundings of the Planet Cat # SPN 7203 Price Code: T (SRP $14.99) Number of Discs: 1

Soundings of the Planet Cat # SPN 7209 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1

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Enter a world of sound and enjoy the magic of the holy season year-round with these stunning arrangements of favorite holiday carols and original compositions.

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Jewish, Christian, and Muslim music of the Middle East featuring Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Azam Ali, Jai Uttal, and Fadia El-Hage.

Various Artists A Very Standard Christmas

M. Dee Stewart & Fabio Sampó Trombone Ornaments

Standard Recording Co Cat # STD 1033 Price Code: N (SRP $12.99) Number of Discs: 1

Summit Records Cat # SMT 506 Price Code: R (SRP $17.99) Number of Discs: 1

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Featuring 12 tracks from Standard artists and friends, this is a collection of indie rock Christmas songs that appeals equally to the holiday sentimentalist and anti-consumerist.

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Eleven arrangers from Los Angeles to London present 23 premiere and/or unique arrangements of classic Christmas tunes for two trombones and a rhythm section.

Washington Symphonic Brass Ancient Airs for Brass & Organ

Boston Brass The Stan Kenton Christmas Carols

Summit Records Cat # SMT 250 Price Code: R (SRP $17.99) Number of Discs: 1

Summit Records Cat # SMT 464 Price Code: R (SRP $17.99) Number of Discs: 1

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These selections prominently convey a spirit of joy and celebration, with repertoire from previous centuries that inspires and pleases the ear.

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Merry Stan Kenton Christmas! This unique collection of holiday cheer features the great Christmas charts from the Kenton Band plus two new ones by JD Shaw and Sam Pilafian.

Boston Brass Christmas Bells Are Swingin’

Dixieland Ramblers Gumbo Christmas

Summit Records Cat # SMT 424 Price Code: R (SRP $17.99) Number of Discs: 1

Summit Records Cat # SMT 370 Price Code: J (SRP $9.99) Number of Discs: 1

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Boston Brass’s first offering of holiday cheer features the signature sound of the group performing holiday selections from around the world!

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Created and recorded in New Orleans, Gumbo Christmas combines your favorite holiday tunes with a little swing, a little cha cha, a little funk, and a lot of jazz.

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Salvation Army Band Christmas Rejoicing

Various Artists A Cool Brassy Night at the North Pole

Summit Records Cat # SMT 1015 Price Code: R (SRP $17.99) Number of Discs: 1

Summit Records Cat # SMT 223 Price Code: J (SRP $9.99) Number of Discs: 1

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One of the hard-to-find Salvation Army New York Staff Band recordings, now available from the Salvation Army through Summit Records.

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Brassy, exuberant versions of some favorite holiday classics include “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,” “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel,” and more.

Carolina Brass Joy of the Season

Ann Malcolm Scenes of Christmas

Summit Records Cat # SMT 552 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1

TCB Music Cat # TCB 21122 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1

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This critically acclaimed brass group powers ahead with the NC Master Chorale to create an unforgettably warm and tasty holiday recording.

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Rarely heard Christmas songs, Cojazz style—something different for a change! Includes “Nino Lindo,” “The Coventry Carol,” “Caroling, Caroling,” and more.

Bill Anderson No Place Like Home On Christmas

Various Artists Cheery

TWI Records Cat # TWB 108 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1

Waveform Cat # WAV 89103 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1

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An amazing Christmas album from a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and one of the most popular, enduring entertainers of our time!

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Music for the celestial season includes familiar songs that everyone will recognize. Formerly used by Amazon as their “hold music” during the holidays.

The Lara Brothers Parang: Caribbean Christmas with The Lara Brothers

Sixtine Group Pieces for Christmas Peace

Winter & Winter Cat # WTR 139 Price Code: S (SRP $18.99) Number of Discs: 1

Zig-Zag Territoires Cat # ZIG 61104 Price Code: L (SRP $11.99) Number of Discs: 1

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Parang, usually associated with Christmas festivities, includes guitar, claves, box bass, flute, mandolin, and more.

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Rearranged classics feature a modern Dixie romp of “Frosty the Snowman” alongside a thudding acoustic bass version of “Amazing Grace,” a klezmer take on “Oh Hanukah,” and much more.


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NEW FOR 2012 “A grand holiday stew made from deliciously blended sacred and secular ingredients.” — Cleveland Plain Dealer “Oikan ayns Bethlehem.” With these Gaelic words, a candle is lit, a procession is launched, and a haunting Christmas journey unfolds. Sacrum Mysterium, Apollo’s Fire’s hugely popular Celtic Christmas program, arrives on CD for the 2012 holiday season. Premiered in six sold-out concerts in their home base of Cleveland last December, Apollo’s Fire will take the program on the road in December 2012. DVD specs not provided. Apollo’s Fire Jeanette Sorrell: harpsichord & conductor Meredith Hall: soprano Ensemble Le Nef Sylvain Bergeron: conductor Track Listing: Processional: Oikan ayns Bethlehem (Manx Gaelic carol) • What Child is This? (Irish version) • Duan Nollaig (Scottish Gaelic Carol) • Wat ye what i got late yestreen (Instrumental) • Usheg Veg Ruy (Manx Gaelic lullaby) • Christmas Eve (Irish Reel) • Taladh Chriosta (Scottish Lullaby) Print Ads in Gramophone, BBC Music magazine, Songlines, Fanfare, and LISTEN. Targeting holiday gift guides, world music, and classical outlets for reviews. Targeting classical radio for holiday airplay. E-blast to Avie mailing list (c. 5,000).

Apollo’s Fire Sacrum Mysterium: A Celtic Christmas Vespers (CD+DVD) Genre: Holiday/Classical Avie Records Cat # AVR 2269 Price Code: 2I (SRP $21.99) Number of Discs: 2 Jewel Case, Box Lot 25 Street Date: 9/11/12 D

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“Practically flawless.” — The Guardian Ring in the season with Rejoice! Christmas at The Sage Gateshead, with resident orchestra Northern Sinfonia conducted by Simon Halsey and joined by the amassed Northern Sinfonia Chorus and youth choir Quay Voices. This festive live recording features something for everyone—traditional carols, popular tunes, and modern favorites—making it the perfect stocking filler for far-flung family and friends. Northern Sinfonia Northern Sinfonia Chorus Simon Halsey: conductor Roderick ELMS: Fanfare da Festa • Arr. Roderick ELMS: O Come, O Come Immanuel • J.G. EBERLING: All My Heart This Night • Arr. WILLCOCKS: The Sussex Carol • Arr. WILLCOCKS: The First Nowell • CHILCOTT: The Marvellous Birth • Trad/VAUGHAN-WILLIAMS: O Little Town of Bethlehem • Arr. HESKETH: In Dulci Jubilo • Trad:Hark! The herald angels sing • ANDERSON: Sleigh Ride • GOODALL: The Lord is my Shepherd • MATHIAS: Wassail Carol • Trad: Good King Wenceslas • Arr. CHILCOTT: Jingle Bells • FLETCHER: Ring Out, Wild Bells • Trad: O Come All ye Faithful • Arr. CHILCOTT: We Wish You a Merry Christmas Print advertising in Fanfare, LISTEN. Targeting holiday gift guides and classical radio for holiday airplay. E-blast to Avie mailing list (c. 5,000).

Northern Sinfonia Rejoice! Christmas at The Sage Gateshead Genre: Holiday/Classical Avie Records Cat # AVR 2244 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case, Box Lot 25 Street Date: 9/11/12 D

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The Sixteen A Traditional Christmas Carol Collection

The Sixteen A Traditional Christmas Carol Collection Vol. II

Cat # CRO 16043 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1

Cat # CRO 16085 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1

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A collection of well-loved traditional Christmas carols perfect for creating a warm seasonal atmosphere.

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A second volume of wonderful, festive music that deserves to be better known!

The Sixteen Christus Natus Est

J.S. BACH Christmas Oratorio

Cat # CRO 16027 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1

Cat # CRO 16017 Price Code: 2N (SRP $25.99) Number of Discs: 2

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A medley of early English carols ranging from the demure to the rustic. A simple expression of joy and wonder!

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The Christmas Oratorio is one of Bach’s greatest masterpieces, and this recording is one of The Sixteen’s finest.

The Sixteen Hodie: An English Christmas

The Sixteen The Christmas Collection

Cat # CRO 16004 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1

Cat # CRO 16054 Price Code: 2Q (SRP $31.99) Number of Discs: 3

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Christmas music by Howells, Britten, Warlock, Tavener, and Leighton. “Outstanding, irrespective of the season” (Gramophone).

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From medieval carols with fiddles, harps, and drums to the traditional carols we know and love!

Benjamin BRITTEN A Ceremony of Carols

G.F. HANDEL Messiah

Cat # CRO 16034 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1

Cat # CRO 16062 Price Code: 2N (SRP $25.99) Number of Discs: 3

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Benjamin Britten presents a touching evocation of boyhood lost, but never forgotten.

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This special set from The Sixteen, one of the most celebrated ensembles in the world, includes “Arrival of the Queen of Sheba.”

Claudio MONTEVERDI Selva morale e spirituale

The Sixteen Sacred Music: A Christmas History

Cat # CRO 16087 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1

Cat # CRO 16094 Price Code: Q Number of Discs: 1

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Next to his Vespers of 1610, the Selva morale e spirituale of 1641 is Monteverdi’s most significant and virtuosic collection.

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On the BBC’s groundbreaking TV series, The Sixteen and Simon Russell Beale explore the history of Christmas music!


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Giovanni PALESTRINA Palestrina, Volume 2 Genre: Holiday/Classical CORO Cat # CRO 16105 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case, Box Lot 25 Street Date: 10/9/12 D

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“The performances are wonderfully alive to both the verbal and the musical meaning, the sound of the 18 voices of The Sixteen consistently warm and transparent.” — The Guardian After Volume 1 won the International Classical Music Award for Early Music, Volume 2 of The Sixteen’s new series devoted to Palestrina is based around his glorious antiphon for Christmas Day, Hodie Christus natus est. Palestrina’s legacy and impact on sacred music worldwide is second to none; he was a master craftsman whose music composers of all ages have attempted to emulate. The Sixteen Harry Christophers: conductor PALESTRINA: Motet: Hodie Christus natus est • Hymn: Christe Redemptor omnium • Magnificat Quinti toni • Tui sunt caeli • Reges Tharsis • Mass Hodie Christus natus est • Song of Songs No. 1: Osculetur me osculo oris sui • Song of Songs No. 2: Trahe me post te • Song of Songs No. 3: Nigra sum sed formosa • Motet O magnum mysterium Sent out for review and air play to US press and radio stations. Print advertising in BBC Music magazine and Gramophone.

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NEW FOR 2012 At the end of 2011, Beringer announced his retirement as director of the Windsbach Boys Choir after 34 years. Winter & Winter has chosen this recording as a highlight of his work, newly mastered and in a refined sound quality. The Windsbach Boys Choir and the Munich Bach Soloists must be counted among the most outstanding interpreters of the Christmas Oratorio. The production is accomplished by the prominent participation of soloists Juliane Banse, Cornelia Kallisch, Markus Schäfer, Robert Swensen, and Thomas Quasthoff. Bach’s oeuvre takes center stage and comes to beautiful bloom.

J.S. BACH Weihnachtsoratorium Genre: Holiday/Classical Winter & Winter Cat # WTR 189 Price Code: 2O (SRP $27.99) Number of Discs: 2 Digipak, Box Lot 15 Street Date: 9/11/12 D

Windsbach Boys Choir: choir Karl-Friedrich Beringer: conductor Munich Bach Soloists Juliane Banse: soprano Cornelia Kallisch: alto Markus Schäfer: tenor Robert Swensen: tenor Thomas Quasthoff: bass Martin Dürr: boy soprano DISC ONE: Am 1. Weihnachtstage • Am 2. Weihnachtstage • Am 3. Weihnachtstage • DISC TWO: Am 3. Weihnachtstage • Am Neujahrstage • Am Sonntag nach Neujahr • Am Fest der Erscheinung Christi

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The feast of the Nativity held a special place in the hearts and lives of Italian nuns. This recording presents works composed by and for these women, which might have been heard or performed at Christmastime. They call for a great variety of forces, from solo voices to double choirs of both singers and instruments. The composers represented include the Ursulines Maria Xaveria Perucona and Isabella Leonarda, author of 20 collections of vocal and instrumental music; Chiara Margarita Cozzolani and her conventual sister Rosa Giacinta Badalla, from the renowned Milanese convent of Santa Radegonda; and Caterina Assandra, composer and dedicatee of various collections. The CD also features works by eminent male composers, dedicated to these remarkable cloistered musicians. Cappella Artemisia Ensemble Candace Smith: direction

Cappella Artemisia Scintillate amicæ stellæ Genre: Holiday/Classical Tactus Cat # TCT 280003 Price Code: T (SRP $14.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case, Box Lot 25 Street Date: 10/9/12 D

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TAEGGIO: Puer natus • SODERINI: O Maria • BADALLA: Scintillate amicæ stellæ • MASSENZIO: Noè noè • Magi videntes stellam • COZZOLANI: Ecce annuntio vobis • ASSANDRA: Hodie Christus (Diminuzioni di Bruce Dickey) • TRAD.: Hodie nobis cælorum rex • ROTA: Hodie Christus natus est • MASSAINO: Quem vidistis pastores? • REINA: Silentium • SPEER: O praeclara dies • STRATA: O Maria che giubilante partoristi • CASATI: Natus est Iesus • PERUCONA: Ad gaudia, ad iubila • LEONARDA: Gloria in excelsis Deo


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Dallas Wind Symphony Horns for the Holidays Genre: Holiday/Classical Reference Recordings Cat # REF 126 Price Code: R (SRP $17.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case, Box Lot 30 Street Date: 9/11/12 d

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An outstanding new release from America’s premier professional wind band! The Dallas Wind Symphony has a huge following worldwide, and this is their first recording of holiday music with an exciting lineup including brilliant original arrangements and many first recordings. This sonic spectacular features the huge Fisk pipe organ at the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, faithfully captured by Reference Recordings’ world-renowned team of engineer Keith Johnson and producer Tam Henderson. A treat for wind band enthusiasts, audiophiles, and anyone who loves great holiday music! Dallas Wind Symphony Jerry Junkin: conductor WASSON: Festival Fanfare • ANDERSON: Sleigh Ride • BACH-REED: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring • LOVRIEN: Minor Alterations • KENT-SHAW: I’ll Be Home For Christmas • TORME-WELLS-BIONDI: The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting) • MARTIN-MILLS: Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas • ANDERSON: A Christmas Festival • TRAD-SILVESTER: Deck The Halls • PIERPONT-WASSON: Jingle Bells Fantasy • TRAD-REED: Russian Christmas Music • SOUSA-SCHISSEL: Christmas And Sousa Forever Extensive radio service to classical stations. Press service to national and international music and audiophile press and to online zines including Gramophone, Musical America, New York Times, Stereophile, The Absolute Sound, Soundstage, Ultra High Fidelity, ClassicsToday, and International Record Review.

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NEW FOR 2012 A festive medley of European instrumental music, enhanced with solo instrumentalist splashes of color and underpinned with moving pastoral sounds, the first seasonal CD from the Concerto Köln ensemble will delight with classic Christmas favorites from Bach to Vivaldi. Concerto Köln CHARPENTIER: Noels pour les instruments • STAMITZ: Sinfonia pastorale, Op. 4, No. 2 • CORELLI: Concerto grosso, Op. 6, No. 8 • VEJVANOVSKÝ: Sonata natalis • VIVALDI: Concerto per violino e archi, F I, 4 • BACH: Christmas Oratorio BWV 248, Sinfonia • VIVALDI: Concerto per 2 violini, liuto e basso continuo, F XII,15 • TORELLI: Christmas Concerto Op. 8, No. 6

Concerto Köln The Christmas Album Genre: Holiday/Classical Berlin Classics Cat # BER 300276 Price Code: S (SRP $18.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak, Box Lot 30 Street Date: 10/9/12 D

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Genre: Holiday/Classical Berlin Classics Cat # BER 300063 Price Code: S (SRP $18.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak, Box Lot 30 PREVIOUSLY AVAILABLE D

Genre: Holiday/Classical NSS Music Cat # NSS 5 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case, Box Lot 30 PREVIOUSLY AVAILABLE

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Vocal Concert Dresden Christmas at San Marco

Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg Merry

This new recording by the Vocal Concert Dresden recaptures the splendid musical resonance of a Venetian Christmas festival, as a redoubtable quintet of international soloists and the Dresden Instrumental-Concert combine with the highly acclaimed choir directed by Peter Kopp.

This bold, innovative recording of holiday favorites presents an inspired interpretation of the Christmas spirit as never before heard. Journey with renowned violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg as she takes a festive tour through musical genres including bossa nova, jazz, opera, and classical.

Vocal Concert Dresden/ Dresden Instrumental-Concert/Peter Kopp: conductor

Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg: violin

BERTONI: Kyrie in F • GALUPPI: Missa per San Marco • Motetto “Adeste fideles” • Te Deum laudamus in C • LATILLA: Sinfonia in G

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Track Listing: Christmas carols & Ssongs, many arranged by Clarice and Sergio Assad, including: Santa Claus Is Coming to Town • Carol of the Bells • Silent Night • I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas • The Wassail Song/O Christmas Tree • O Little Town of Bethlehem • Twelve Days of Christmas • O Holy Night • A Christmas Medley • Joy to the World


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Luciano Pavarotti A Passion for Pavarotti: The Christmas Album Genre: Holiday/Opera Opera d’Oro Cat # OPD 6008 Price Code: C (SRP $5.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case; Box Lot 30 PREVIOUSLY AVAILABLE d

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This stunning holiday-themed album features famed tenor Luciano Pavarotti performing holiday favorites such as “O Holy Night,” “Ave Maria,” “Adeste Fidelis,” and “Stille Nacht (Silent Night).” Luciano Pavarotti: tenor TRADITIONAL: Orchestral Christmas • ADAM: Cantique De Noël (O Holy Night) • STRADELLA: Pieta Signore • VIVALDI: Gloria In Excelsis Deo • GRUBER/MOHR: Stille Nacht (Silent Night) • SCHUBERT: Ave Maria • Mille Cherubini In Coro • VAN-BERCHAM: O Jesu Christe • BIZET: Agnus Dei • YON: Gesù bambino • WADE: Adeste Fidelis • FRANCK: Panis Angelicus • HANDEL: Hallelujah

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previously available American composer Richard Toensing creates a vibrant musical synthesis of East and West with new settings of ancient Orthodox Christmas texts. Indebted to Slavic traditions, his virtuosic Choral Concerto for unaccompanied double choir and multiple soloists uses the dramatic words of St. Romanos the Melodist (6th c.) to recount the mystery of Jesus’ birth. Toensing’s more intimate New Orthodox Carols for the Nativity of Christ alternate between exuberant celebration and joyful contemplation as they bridge the gap between Byzantine and American hymnody. Cappella Romana TOENSING: Kontakion on the Nativity of Christ • New Orthodox Carols for the Nativity of Christ

Richard TOENSING Kontakion on the Nativity of Christ Genre: Holiday/Classical Cappella Romana Cat # CPE 405 Price Code: P (SRP $16.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case; Box Lot 30 PREVIOUSLY AVAILABLE D

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Cappella Romana’s CD for Christmas and Epiphany features both contemporary a cappella choral works and medieval chant for the feasts of the Nativity and Epiphany (known as Theophany in the East). Includes compositions by Peter Michaelides, Frank Desby, Tikey Zes, and Cappella Romana singer and composer John Vergin. Cappella Romana MICHAELIDES: Kontakion for the Forefeast of Christmas Peter • Glory to God in the Highest • Today Christ is born • The Magi, Kings of Persia • Today Bethlehem receives Him • The First Ode of the Kanon for Christmas St. Kosmas the Melodist (8th c.) • Apolytikion • Megalynarion • Christ is Born • DESBY: As many of you as have been baptized • Alleluiarion for Christmas Day Byzantine Chant (13th c.) • ZES: Cherubic Hymn (Mode Plagal IV) • Megalynarion and Communion Verse • VERGIN: When Augustus Reigned

Cappella Romana When Augustus Reigned: Christmas Music from the Byzantine Tradition Genre: Holiday/Classical Cappella Romana Cat # CPE 502 Price Code: T (SRP $14.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case; Box Lot 30 PREVIOUSLY AVAILABLE D

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Barbara Hendricks Shout for Joy: Spiritual Christmas Genre: Holiday/Classical Arte Verum Cat # AVE 9 Price Code: R (SRP $17.99) Number of Discs: 1 Digipak; Box Lot 25 PREVIOUSLY AVAILABLE d

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Fifteen years ago, Barbara Hendricks released her best-selling EMI release Barbara Hendricks Sings Christmas, presenting a Christmas album focused on sacred music. With new arrangements for orchestra, organ, string quartet, and blues ensemble, this wonderful selection of carols is a delightful musical companion for the holiday season. Barbara Hendricks: soprano Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble Daniel Blendulf String Quartet HANDEL: 3 exc. from Messiah • Joy to the World • FRANCK: Panis Angelicus • GOUNOD: Ave Maria • ADAM: O Holy Night • MENDELSSOHN: Hark! the Herald Angels Sing • GRUBER: Stille Nacht–Silent Night• REGER: Mariä Wiegenlied • SCHUBERT: Ave Maria • WADE: Adeste Fideles • TRADITIONAL: Quittez, pasteurs • What Child Is This • Coventry Carol • Ding Dong Merrily on High • The First Nowell • Sussex Carol–On Christmas Night True Christians Sing • SPIRITUALS: Shout for Joy • Oh Jerusalem • Go Tell it on the Mountain • Mary Had a Baby • Ain’t That a-Rockin’ • Beautiful Star • Rise up, Shepherd, and Follow

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previously available Tchaikovsky’s popular Christmas ballet presented by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Yuri Simonov. Tchaikovsky was a brilliant and resourceful orchestrator, and probably the greatest writer of ballet music the world has ever known. He wrote the music for The Nutcracker from 1891 to 1892, to a scenario by Marius Petipa. The ballet was first performed in December 1892 at the Maryinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg. Tchaikovsky’s first full-length ballet, Swan Lake, which he worked on in 1876 following a scenario by Vladimir Begichev and Vasily Geltzer, was first performed at the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow in March 1877.  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Yuri Simonov: conductor TCHAIKOVSKY: The Nutcracker • Swan Lake

Pyotr Il’yich TCHAIKOVSKY The Nutcracker Suite Genre: Holiday/Classical Royal Philharmonic Masterworks Cat # RPM 28060 Price Code: K (SRP $5.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case; Box Lot 30 PREVIOUSLY AVAILABLE D

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With the sound of carols and music from the 16th and 17th centuries, this program brings Advent and Christmas to life, just as they were experienced in Old Austria. Alongside hymns with roots in the late Middle Ages stand hymns from the 16th and 17th centuries, known and loved throughout the German-speaking world. René Clemencic: artistic director Clemencic Consort Includes excerpts from the Geistliche Nachtigall and Linz Tablature as well as works by Emperor Leopold I, Schmelzer, and Lerchenfelsu

Clemencic Consort Christmas In Old Austria Genre: Holiday/Classical Arte Nova Cat # ANO 885080 Price Code: C (SRP $5.99) Number of Discs: 1 Jewel Case; Box Lot 30 PREVIOUSLY AVAILABLE D

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La Camera delle Lacrime Noël baroque en Pays d’Oc

Alessandro STRADELLA Cantate per il SS:mo Natale con una Sonata di Viole

Alpha Cat # APH 117 Price Code: S (SRP $18.99) Number of Discs: 1

Arcana Cat # ACA 331 Price Code: S (SRP $18.99) Number of Discs: 1

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Mixing popular and learned traditions, La Camera delle Lacrime perfectly catches the historical context of the works, which were very popular in the 16th and 17th centuries.

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Presents the only two cantatas Stradella composed for Christmas, preceded by the instrumental Sonata di Viole, the earliest entirely instrumental works for the concertino-concerto grosso ensemble in the history of the genre.

Apollo’s Fire Handel’s Messiah CD+DVD

New York Polyphony I Sing the Birth

Avie Records Cat # AVR 2208 Price Code: 3I (SRP $32.99) Number of Discs: 3

Avie Records Cat # AVR 2141 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1

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Jeannette Sorrell and Apollo’s Fire celebrate the holiday season with a unique release of Handel’s Messiah: a three-disc set presenting a dramatic approach that explores the work as Handel intended.

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“Beautifully sung, imaginatively programmed effort … ravishing … offers pleasures too numerous to mention here” (Classics Today).

Handel & Haydn Society All Is Bright

Gloucester Cathedral Choir I Saw Three Ships

Avie Records Cat # AVR 2078 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1

Avie Records Cat # AVR 2122 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1

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The Handel & Haydn Society offers a selection that once again fuses the familiar with new works destined to inspire the festive imagination.

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This beautiful collection of traditional and contemporary carols features soloists Greg Skidmore, James Atherton, Ciaran Walshe, Sebastian Field, Lawrence Keeling, and Russell Burton.

Ludwig Güttler Baroque Celebration in the Frauenkirche

Ludwig Güttler Vom Himmel hoch

Berlin Classics Cat # BER 300174 Price Code: S (SRP $18.99) Number of Discs: 1

Berlin Classics Cat # BER 300146 Price Code: O (SRP $13.99) Number of Discs: 1

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Festive holiday brass music for the fifth anniversary of the restored Frauenkirche!

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The sound of brass combined with orchestra or organ and crowned by the heraldic pomp of trumpets proclaiming Good Tidings!

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Antonio VIVALDI Gloria

Ludwig Güttler Christmas Concertos

Berlin Classics Cat # BER 300169 Price Code: O (SRP $13.99) Number of Discs: 1

Berlin Classics Cat # BER 115252 Price Code: O (SRP $13.99) Number of Discs: 1

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Vivaldi’s “Gloria” and “Magnificat” combined with Bach’s “Gloria”—adoration of the Virgin sublimated in music, under the direction of Ludwig Güttler.

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This impressive compilation of festive works for Christmas Eve, presented by Ludwig Güttler and his Virtuosi Saxoniae, is now available at mid-price!

Berlin Classics From Heaven On High

Berlin Classics Christmas Choruses

Berlin Classics Cat # BER 149542 Price Code: E (SRP $7.99) Number of Discs: 1

Berlin Classics Cat # BER 149552 Price Code: E (SRP $7.99) Number of Discs: 1

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Classic holiday compositions performed by the Dresden Kreuzchor, Dresden Philharmonie, Martin Flämig, Thomanerchor Leipzig, Blechbläserensemble, Ludwig Güttler, Peter Schreier, and more.

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Features Neues Bachisches Collegium Musicum, Hans-Joachim Rotzsch, Thomanerchor Leipzig, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Kurt Thomas, and more.

Dresden Cathedral Choir Unto Us a Child Is Born

Deborah York Per il santissimo natale

Berlin Classics Cat # BER 16582 Price Code: S (SRP $18.99) Number of Discs: 1

Berlin Classics Cat # BER 16602 Price Code: S (SRP $18.99) Number of Discs: 1

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This recording marks the launch of a spectacular CD series oriented toward the great Ecclesiastical festivals and high days, capturing the mood and religious background of the church calendar in musical form.

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Baroque Christmas in all its forms, from the cantata with dazzling trumpets to the concerto with soft string tones; from festive rejoicing to quiet reflection before the crib.

J.S. BACH Christmas Oratorio

Bell’Arte Salzburg In nativitate domini

Berlin Classics Cat # BER 183892 Price Code: 2O (SRP $27.99) Number of Discs: 3

Berlin Classics Cat # BER 16242 Price Code: S (SRP $18.99) Number of Discs: 1

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Perhaps the most famous and popular work in Bach’s oeuvre, presented in an opulently designed velvet slipcase with a richly illustrated booklet.

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The great star sopranos of the early music genre, Emma Kirkby and Susanne Ryden, present a program of contemplative Baroque German Christmas music.


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Dresden Cathedral Choir Christmas Eve Service

Michael-Christfried Winkler Organ Music for Christmas

Berlin Classics Cat # BER 13462 Price Code: O (SRP $13.99) Number of Discs: 1

Berlin Classics Cat # BER 13812 Price Code: O (SRP $13.99) Number of Discs: 1

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A perfect CD for a cozy Christmas Eve, performed by the wonderful Dresden Cathedral Choir.

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Festive organ music from Bach to Reger, played by the long-standing organist of Dresden’s Kreuzkirche.

Berlin Classics Christmas in Heaven

Virtuosi Saxoniae Gloria in excelsis Deo

Berlin Classics Cat # BER 29262 Price Code: 2E (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 2

Berlin Classics Cat # BER 92572 Price Code: S (SRP $18.99) Number of Discs: 1

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A beautiful selection of Christmas music by world-class performers including Peter Schreier, Ludwig Guttler, Hans Otto, and more.

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A charming collection of festive compositions in praise of God, with music by Vivaldi, Bach, Hasse, and others.

Virtuosi Saxoniae Magnificat

J.S. BACH Christmas Oratorio

Berlin Classics Cat # BER 17742 Price Code: S (SRP $18.99) Number of Discs: 1

Berlin Classics Cat # BER 185802 Price Code: E (SRP $7.99) Number of Discs: 1

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A selection of Baroque vocal music honoring the Virgin Mary, featuring famous soloists under the direction of Ludwig Güttler.

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Featuring world-class performers, this beautiful rendition of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio comes from Berlin Classics’ popular Basics series.

Berlin Classics Christmas Cantatas

Berlin Classics Christmas Choruses

Berlin Classics Cat # BER 149262 Price Code: E (SRP $7.99) Number of Discs: 1

Berlin Classics Cat # BER 149272 Price Code: E (SRP $7.99) Number of Discs: 1

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The three most popular Christmas cantatas by the former music director of St Thomas’ Church Leipzig, J.S. Bach, sung by the church’s choir and world-famous soloists.

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A collection of popular festive Christmas songs in the best central German tradition, sung by the Kreuzchor of Dresden and the choir of St Thomas Leipzig.

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Berlin Classics Silent Night: Music for Christmas Time

Ludwig Güttler Festive Baroque

Berlin Classics Cat # BER 185812 Price Code: E (SRP $7.99) Number of Discs: 1

Berlin Classics Cat # BER 300167 Price Code: O (SRP $13.99) Number of Discs: 1

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An enchanting mix of evocative German Christmas melodies featuring various musical forces—ideal for Christmas Eve!

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Berlin Classics presents a much-loved Güttler catalog title, previously available only at full price, now availale at a welcome mid-price debut in the Reference Gold series!

Chemnitz Baroque Orchestra Italian and German Christmas Music

Chamber Choir of the Kreuzkirche of Chemnitz A Child Is Born

Cat # AVI 7771023 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1

Cat # AVI 7771046 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1

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For the Christmas season—soprano arias and cantatas!

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A selection of both old and new Christmas songs.

Slova Czech At Midnight

Gotthold Schwarz & Steffen Walther Christmas in the Kreuzkirche of Chemnitz

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A wonderful disc of traditional Bohemian Christmas music.

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This program combines both traditional and modern music for voice and solo organ.

J.S. BACH Christmas Oratorio

Ton Koopman Puer Nobis Nascitur

Challenge Classics Cat # CHR 76607 Price Code: 2Q (SRP $31.99) Number of Discs: 2 + Book

Challenge Classics Cat # CHR 72234 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1

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An outstanding recording of the well-known Christmas Oratorio of J.S. Bach in a special book package. Includes photos, an interview with the conductor, and an article by renowned musicologist Robin A. Leaver.

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A fine selection of Christmas organ music played on an ancient organ by one of the world’s foremost Early Music keyboard specialists.


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Netherlands Chamber Choir Mirabile Mysterium

J.S. BACH Christmas Cantatas

Challenge Classics Cat # CHR 72135 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1

Challenge Classics Cat # CHR 72230 Price Code: 3Q (SRP $47.99) Number of Discs: 3

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A compilation of Christmas music interpreted by the award-winning Netherlands Chamber Choir includes works by Gallus, Alfonso, Cornelius, and more.

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All the Bach cantatas for the period from Christmas to Epiphany, assembled on a well-documented three-CD set!

Per Fridtjov Bonsaksen Baroque Organ Music

Quink Vocal Ensemble A un niño llorando

Challenge Classics Cat # CHR 72146 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1

Challenge Classics Cat # CHR 72306 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1

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Organ works of J.S. Bach make up the majority of these two CDs, which also feature works by Buxtehude, Pachelbel, and others.

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A historically accurate, vivid, and listenable collection of Christmas songs from the Renaissance to modern times sung by a famous Dutch vocal quintet.

Tewkesbury Abbey Choir The Three Kings

Thomas Laing-Reilly Adeste Fideles

Delphian Cat # DPH 34047 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1

Delphian Cat # DPH 34077 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1

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The Tewkesbury Abbey Choir celebrates the awe and mystery of Christmas with a sequence of carols from the last two centuries that combines familiar names with offerings from some of today’s foremost composers.

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Situated in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle, St. Cuthbert’s Church was the first parish church in Scotland to hold candlelit services on Christmas Eve.

Choir of Gonville & Caius College Carols Contemporary & Medieval

Gustav HOLST The Coming of Christ

Delphian Cat # DPH 34075 Price Code: R (SRP $17.99) Number of Discs: 1

Em Records Cat # EMR 4 Price Code: J (SRP $9.99) Number of Discs: 1 EM Records

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These Gramophone Editor’s Choice winners present an intriguing program in which medieval works illuminate contemporary settings by some of the UK’s finest living composers.

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The Coming of Christ was commissioned in 1927 by the Dean of Canterbury Cathedral, George Bell, as a setting of a text by John Masefield.

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G.P. TELEMANN Christmas Cantatas

François-Auguste GEVAERT Christmas Mass “Puer Natus Est Nobis”

Fuga Libera Cat # FGL 520 Price Code: S (SRP $18.99) Number of Discs: 1

Fuga Libera Cat # FGL 545 Price Code: S (SRP $18.99) Number of Discs: 1

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An ideal combination of poetry and excellent music, Telemann’s Christmas Cantatas opened the way for J.S. Bach and his contemporaries by introducing the modern operatic style in the German sacred cantata.

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Gevaert’s Christmas Mass “Puer Natus est nobis” written shortly before his death for basilica Notre-Dame de la Treille in Lille, is a masterpiece of surprising flavor.

Hallé Orchestra Christmas Classics

Elysian Singers of London The Spirit of Christmas Present

Hallé Cat # HLE 7504 Price Code: P (SRP $16.99) Number of Discs: 1

Meridian Records Cat # MER 84601 Price Code: R (SRP $17.99) Number of Discs: 1

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This Hallé recording includes a wealth of Christmas favorites, under the direction of BAFTA award-winning conductor and composer Carl Davis.

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An imaginative collection of Christmas-themed carols, all created in the 21st century, performed by one of the UK’s best loved choirs.

Musicians of the Old Post Road Feliz Navidad

Martin Best Ensemble Thys Yool: A Medieval Christmas

Meridian Records Cat # MER 84575 Price Code: L (SRP $11.99) Number of Discs: 1

Nimbus Records Cat # NIM 5137 Price Code: J (SRP $9.99) Number of Discs: 1

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Rarely heard Christmas gems from Spain and New Spain, 1644–1795.

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A four-part program of medieval music moves through nativity songs toward the point at which Christian and Pagan traditions come together.

BBC Welsh Chorus Celebration

Heinrich SCHÜTZ Christmas History

Nimbus Records Cat # NIM 5310 Price Code: J (SRP $9.99) Number of Discs: 1

Zig-Zag Territoires Cat # ZIG 41101 Price Code: R (SRP $17.99) Number of Discs: 1

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Bringing together the huge forces of the BBC Welsh Chorus and Fanfare Trumpeters of the Welsh Guards, this disc combines traditional and contemporary carols.

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Among the various Gospel narratives set to music by Schütz, the “History” occupies a unique position. It has no forerunner in the history of music.


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Kansas City Chorale Nativitas

Choir of Lichfield Cathedral Christmas at Lichfield

Nimbus Records Cat # NIM 5413 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1

Nimbus Records Cat # NIM 5496 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1

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The Kansas City Chorale explores the Christmas music of American composers in all its variety, from the 19th century to our own time and beyond.

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Presents an attractive collection of music for an English Christmas service by one of Britain’s finest choirs, accompanied by the world-renowned Lichfield organ.

Choir of St John’s College Fear and Rejoice, O People

Christ Church Cathedral Choir Make We Joy

Nimbus Records Cat # NIM 5589 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1

Nimbus Records Cat # NIM 7021 Price Code: J (SRP $9.99) Number of Discs: 1

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The magnificent Tavener piece headlines a collection of choral works that will make the ideal musical companion to anyone’s Advent and Christmas.

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Music by Holst and Walton provides “[a] must for Yuletide music in the air” (San Francisco Chronicle).

Various Artists Prima Voce Christmas Party

Various Artists The Spirit of Christmas Past

Nimbus Records Cat # NIM 7839 Price Code: J (SRP $9.99) Number of Discs: 1

Nimbus Records Cat # NIM 7861 Price Code: J (SRP $9.99) Number of Discs: 1

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“This year’s eccentricity … the great sing the unexpected on Prima Voce Party” (The Times, Record of the Year 1992).

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Features seasonal songs, carols, and readings from the greatest opera stars of the early 20th century.

Choir of St John’s College Advent Carols from St. Johns

Various Artists The Spirit of Christmas Present

Nimbus Records Cat # NIM 5414 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1

Nimbus Records Cat # NIM 7034 Price Code: J (SRP $9.99) Number of Discs: 1

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For lovers of British carol services, Christmas is virtually synonymous with Cambridge. This service blends traditional plainsong antiphons, carols, and readings.

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Featuring the Kansas City Chorale, BBC Welsh Chorus, organist Huw Tregelles, and more, this is a wonderful disc for the holidays.

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Kevin Bowyer Christmas Organ Music

SF Choral Artists Star of Wonder

Nimbus Records Cat # NIM 7711 Price Code: J (SRP $9.99) Number of Discs: 1

Reference Recordings Cat # REF 21 Price Code: L (SRP $11.99) Number of Discs: 1

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An excellent disc from one of the world’s most accomplished concert organists.

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Festive music for the holiday season performed by an outstanding mixed chorus with pipe organ, harp, flute, and bell-ringers. “Magical” (Fanfare).

Ricercar Consort German Baroque Christmas

La Fenice Per il santissimo natale

Ricercar Cat # RCE 221 Price Code: S (SRP $18.99) Number of Discs: 2

Ricercar Cat # RCE 237 Price Code: S (SRP $18.99) Number of Discs: 1

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Features German Baroque works by Praetorius, Altenburg, Hammerschmidt, Buxtehude, Schütz, Lübeck, Scheidt, Schein, and Tunder.

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All the traditional characters of the Nativity are here, with angels, shepherds, Wise Men, and the time-honored sounds of Christmas brought to life by bagpipes and other pastoral instruments.

J.S. BACH Christmas Cantatas

Christoph GRAUPNER Christmas Oratorio

Ricercar Cat # RCE 257 Price Code: S (SRP $18.99) Number of Discs: 1

Ricercar Cat # RCE 307 Price Code: 2O (SRP $27.99) Number of Discs: 2

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The three Christmas cantatas brought together here belong to the same period, notably the first months after J.S. Bach’s assumption of his new duties as Cantor of the Thomaskirche in Leipzig.

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This recording brings together several Christmas cantatas from the almost 1,400 composed by Graupner. Their rediscovery now completes a chapter in music history that was once almost totally unknown.

Various Artists Enchanted Carols

Geoffrey BUSH A Christmas Cantata

Saydisc Cat # SAY 327 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1

Saydisc Cat # SAY 352 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1

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Musical boxes, handbells, church bells, brass bands, handbell choir, and barrel organs combine for “one of the most delightful and imaginative Christmas records ever” (Oxford Times).

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The first commercial recording of Geoffrey Bush’s beautiful work “A Christmas Cantata.”


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Maddy Prior A Tapestry of Carols

Rose Consort of Viols Elizabethan Christmas Anthems

Saydisc Cat # SAY 366 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1

Saydisc Cat # SAY 46 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1

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On this wonderful disc from Saydisc, “Maddy Prior is in enchanting form” (Sunday Telegraph).

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“Beautiful performances … consummate musicianship. I recommend this recording without reservation” (Viola da Gamba Society of America).

Various Artists Christmas Chant

The York Waits Old Christmas Return’d

Saydisc Cat # SAY 369 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1

Saydisc Cat # SAY 398 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1

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Christmas Chant gives you the opportunity to experience the purity and devotional essence of attending a Christmas mass at a secluded abbey.

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The music of Christmas past from “a glorious ensemble … [with] many delightful treats” (American Record Guide).

Various Artists A Celtic Christmas

Sneak’s Noyse Christmas Now Is Drawing Near

Saydisc Cat # SAY 417 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1

Saydisc Cat # SAY 371 Price Code: Q (SRP $15.99) Number of Discs: 1

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A Celtic Christmas offers a potpourri of different musical offerings from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and England, ranging from those that are centuries old to modern compositions.

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Thirty of the most beautiful traditional English folk carols, performed in an authentic rural style with original instrument accompaniment.

Bell’Arte Salzburg Seventeenth Century Christmas Eve

J.S. BACH Prelude & Chorale

Winter & Winter Cat # WTR 78 Price Code: S (SRP $18.99) Number of Discs: 1

Winter & Winter Cat # WTR 53 Price Code: S (SRP $18.99) Number of Discs: 1

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Swedish soprano Susanne Rydén and ensemble Bell’Arte Salzburg bring the intimate Christmas music of the 17th century to life.

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This wonderful seasonal disc of Bach’s music received five stars from Goldberg and BBC Music magazine upon its original release.

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It’s Christmas Genre: Comedy Nu Lite Entertainment DVD: NLE 1016 Price Code: V Number of Discs: 1 Amaray, Box Lot 30 NTSC, Region 1 Run Time: 80 min ISBN: 978-1-58710-659-0 PREVIOUSLY AVAILABLE D

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It’s Christmas Eve, and old man Jackson Withers is babysitting his five-yearold grandson, Donald. He decides to tell Donald bedtime stories about the events he has seen unfold during “Xmas in the hood,” and how important the celebration of this holiday is. We begin with the story of Pastor Murray, who struggles with his own jaded spirit when Claire and Benny, two robbers down on their luck, hear about a house that will be vacant during Christmas. Santa is trying to get ahead of the curve this Christmas by hitting a few houses early, and ends up meeting the duo, who are living in the vacant house. Santa must rely on his friends who have faith in the holiday spirit to save him before Christmas ends.

Mahalia Jackson Sings the Songs of Christmas Genre: Holiday Xenon Pictures DVD: XNN 4356 Price Code: F Number of Discs: 1 Amaray, Box Lot 30 NTSC, Region 1 Run Time: 40 min ISBN: 1-59788-310-70 PREVIOUSLY AVAILABLE D

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A truly amazing collection of rare, long-lost Kinescope performances of holiday classics from the greatest gospel singer of all time! With 35 albums and a dozen Gold records, Mahalia Jackson is considered the most influential gospel singer in the world, dubbed “The first Queen of Gospel Music.” With dozens of honors in her long career, including inductions into both the Grammy® Hall of Fame and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Mahalia’s crossover appeal is indisputable! Featuring more than 40 minutes of vintage performances, this is Mahalia at her most powerful, singing the beloved songs of the holiday season. Originally intended as musical vignettes for the 1960–61 holiday season, this beautiful footage has been digitally remastered for optimum sound and picture quality from the original 16mm Kinescopes.

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Navidad con el Chavo del 8 Genre: Holiday Xenon Pictures DVD: XNN 4575 Price Code: F Number of Discs: 1 Amaray, Box Lot 30 NTSC, Region 1 Run Time: 82 min ISBN: 1-59788-265-8 PREVIOUSLY AVAILABLE

Una Bella Navidad para la Fea Mas Bella Genre: Holiday Xenon Pictures DVD: XNN 4727 Price Code: F Number of Discs: 1 Amaray, Box Lot 30 NTSC, Region 1 Run Time: 50 min ISBN: 1-59788-300-X PREVIOUSLY AVAILABLE

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