The Finale of a Classical Christmas on The Third Floor

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Sun, 12/22/2019 - 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 230

December 22nd, 2019

Hour One

Charpentier 1643-1704: Messe de Minuit pour Noel (Aradia Ensemble, dir. Kevin Mallon) 28:47

Britten:  A Boy was Born (Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, dir. Stephen Cleobury) 28:06

Hour Two

Choir of Queen’s College, Oxford; dir. Owen Rees; Judith Weir, Drop down, ye heavens, from above; Michael Praetorius, Es ist ein Ros entsprungen; David Blackwell, Lo, how a rose e’er blooming; Michael Praetorius, Resonet in laudibus -- 11:00

Britten:  A Ceremony of Carols (The Boys of the King's College Choir, Cambridge; dir. Stephen Cleobury) 23:00

Anonymous 4, On Yoolis Night -- De supernis sedibus; Ecce quod natura; Nowel:  Owt of your slepe aryse; Alleluya:  a nywe werke, 17:07

Hour Three

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 

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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

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