Monday, November 19, 2018

Christmas Music, 2018 Edition

Photos by Salt Water New England
From a reader email:
I've scanned through your blog looking for a post I remembered in which you posted some holiday music ( I want to say last year but I may be wrong) that I really enjoyed and was looking to purchase this morning. I am however, unable to find this post. I want believe it was choir music or perhaps instrumental only. Traditional in nature (in the classical sense, not the "Santa Clause is Coming to Town sense"), nothing pop related or current. Would you be able to provide me with he album name? Any help would be much appreciated.




Some suggestions (with links to playable music samples on Amazon):



9 comments:

  1. James Galway's Christmas Carol

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  2. Three favorites for the Christmas/holiday/winter season;Kathleen Battle and Christopher Parkening "Angel's Glory",Mary Chapin Carpenter "Come Darkness,Come Light",Sting "If On This Winters Night".


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  3. "Songs of Angels Christmas Hymns and Carols" by the Robert Shaw Chamber Singers. American from the 50's/60's beautiful arrangements.

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  4. Not so "classic" but great nonetheless is the Ramsey Lewis Sound of Christmas album. Instrumental, jazzy, retro.

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  5. For me, the Christmas season always begins with "O Come, Oh Come, Emmanuel" by the Clare Colege choir.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPV8PEBTAQ0

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  6. Vince Guaraldi Trio - A Charlie Brown Christmas

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  7. Dan Gibson - Christmas Classics by Solitudes

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  8. https://www.allmusic.com/album/celtic-christmas-story-mw0000537075

    Dan Gibson: he does several excellent cd's for holidays; this one is "A Celtic Christmas Story" is refreshing

    ( with link above- you can listen to it now)

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