Classical Christmas on The Third Floor

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Sun, 11/24/2019 - 8:00am to 11:00am
Visit The Third Floor this holiday season for the best sacred and secular choral, vocal, and instrumental works from around the world and across the centuries. Each week through December, host Bill Cromwell will bring you music celebrating the season.

TTF Program 226

November 24th, 2019

Hour One

Best of the English choral tradition

Carols:  Ding Dong Merrily on High (The Cambridge Singers, dir. John Rutter) 1:55  Deck the Halls (Norwich Cathedral Choir) 1:05  A Spotless Rose (Choir of New College, Oxford, dir. Edward Higginbottom) 3:15 There is no rose of such virtue (Choir of New College, Oxford, dir. Edward Higginbottom) 2:20  Sussex Carol (Choir of New College, Oxford, dir. Edward Higginbottom) O Little Town of Bethlehem (Choir of King’s College, Cambridge; dir. Stephen Cleobury, David Briggs, organ) 3:19 Silent Night (Choir of King’s College, Cambridge; dir. Stephen Cleobury, David Briggs, organ) 2:30 Away in a Manger (Choir of King’s College, Cambridge; dir. Stephen Cleobury, David Briggs, organ) 2:00 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Choir of King’s College, Cambridge; dir. Stephen Cleobury, David Briggs, organ) 3:30 I wonder  as I wander (The Cambridge Singers, dir. John Rutter) 2:45 Three Kings of Orient (The Cambridge Singers, dir. John Rutter) 4:55 O little one sweet (The Cambridge Singers, dir. John Rutter) 2:40 We wish you a Merry Christmas (The Cambridge Singers, dir. John Rutter) 1:45

Total 35:07

Nutcracker with LA Guitar Quartet

Tchaikovsky:  Nutcracker Suite, op. 71 (LA Guitar Quartet) 20:51

Hour Two

TTF mix of choral, vocal, and instrumental #2

The Little Drummer Boy (Arthur Fiedler Orchestra and Chorus) 2:27 The First Noel (Robert Shaw Chorale and RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra) 2:26 O Tannenbaum (Musica Sacra, dir. Richard Westenburg) 2.22 Carol of the Bells (New York Choral Artists) 1:27 Ave Verum Corpus (Vienna Boys Choir; Vienna Symphony) 2:48 Coventry Carol (Robert Shaw Chamber Singers) 2:44  MacMillan:  O radiant dawn (The BBC Singers, dir. Stephen Cleobury) 4:37 

Total 19:05

Choral music from North America:  NY Polyphony, Elora Festival Singers, St. Thomas

Coventry Carol (NY Polyphony)  O Holy Night -- Wassail Song -- Hodie Christus Natus Est (Elora Festival Singers) Es ist ein Ros entsprungen -- I Saw Three Ships -- Nova! Nova! -- Come Thou Redeemer of the earth -- in the bleak mid-winter -- The Lamb (The Choir of St. Thomas Church, NYC) 32:00 

Hour Three

Creator of the Stars: Pomerium, dir. Alexander Blachly

De Lassus, Desprez, Ockeghem, Byrd

In dulci jubilo -- Resonet in laudibus -- Preter rerum seriem -- O Sapientia -- Alma redemptoris mater -- Reges Tharsis et insulae 18:36 

Leroy Anderson and the BBC Concert Orchestra Carol Medley featuring different sections of the orchestra

Christmas Medley (BBC Concert Orchestra, dir. Leonard Slatkin) 32:08

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