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  • Traditional (arr. Williamson, Malcolm):Ding Dong! Merrily on High. Trinity College Choir, Melbourne/Christopher Watson.
  • Floyd, A. E.:Love Came Down at Christmas. Michael Fulcher, org. AustralianBoys’ Choir, The Vocal Consort/Noel Ancell.
  • Traditional (arr. Chilcott, Bob ):Sussex Carol. Michael Fulcher, org. Australian Boys’ Choir, TheVocal Consort/Noel Ancell.
  • Arnold: Fantasy on Christmas Carols, BBC Philharmonic, RumonGamba
  • James (arr. Haas):Three Australian Carols, Joy to the world & Deck the halls. PaulPlunkett, tpt., Rudolf Lutz, org., Paul Plunkett, cornet.
  • Bach (arr. Ledger):Christmas Oratorio, BWV248 – Sinfonia. Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Gauntlett:Once in royal David’s city. Andrew Davis, org., King’s CollegeChoir Cambridge/Sir David Willcocks.
  • Part:Christmas Lullaby. Montserrat Figueras, sop., Hesperion XXI.
  • Berlin, Irving:White Christmas. Bing Crosby, voc. John Scott Trotter’s Orch
  • Corelli:Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op.6/8, Christmas Concerto. Melbourne CO/William Hennessy.
  • Piccolo, Anthony:Jesus Christ the Apple Tree. Jack Lindsay, org. Trinity CollegeChoir, Melbourne/Christopher Watson.
  • Grainger:Sussex Mummers’ Christmas Carol. Leslie Howard, pno.
  • Vaughan Williams:Fantasia on Christmas Carols. Stephen Roberts, bass, London SO, London Symphony Chorus, St Paul’s Cathedral Choir, London/Richard Hickox.
  • Handel:Messiah: Hallelujah Chorus. Sydney Philharmonia Motet Choir, Sydney Philharmonia Orch, Sydney Philharmonia Symphonic Choir/Antony Walker.
  • Traditional (arr. Vaughan Williams):O little town of Bethlehem. Andrew Davis, org., King’s CollegeChoir Cambridge/Sir David Willcocks.
  • Poulenc:Four Motets for Christmas. Alan Walker, treb., Alistair Flutter, treb., Ben Cooper, alto, Andrew Rupp, bass, Robert Huw Morgan, org., City of London Sinfonia, St John’s College Choir, Cambridge/George Guest.
  • Hely Hutchinson: A Carol Symphony, City of Prague PhilharmonicOrchestra, Gavin Sutherland
  • Nixon, June:Behold a Simple Tender Babe. Trinity College Choir, Melbourne/Christopher Watson.
  • Byrd:Hodie beata virgo. King’s College Choir Cambridge/Sir DavidWillcocks.
  • Bach:Christmas Oratorio, BWV248. Hans-Peter Blochwitz, ten., Nancy Argenta, sop., Anne Sofie von Otter, m-sop., Olaf Baer, bar., Ruth Holton, sop., Anthony Rolfe Johnson, ten., Katie Pringle, sop., Monteverdi Choir, EBS/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Traditional (arr. Britten):The Holly and the Ivy. King’s College Choir Cambridge/Sir DavidWillcocks.
  • Rutter:Angels’ Carol. Sally Whitwell, pno., Gondwana Voices/LynWilliams.
  • Lane: Wassail Dances, City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, Gavin Sutherland
  • Charpentier:Midnight mass, H.9. Alan Walker, treb., Alistair Flutter, treb., Ben Cooper, alto, Andrew Rupp, bass, Robert Huw Morgan, org., City of London Sinfonia, St John’s College Choir, Cambridge/George Guest.
  • Pott, Francis:Balulalow. Grace Neville, sop. Trinity College Choir, Melbourne/Christopher Watson.
  • Allain, Richard:The Magi’s Gifts. Trinity College Choir, Melbourne/ChristopherWatson.
  • Britten:A Ceremony of Carols, Op.28. Enid Simon, harp, CopenhagenBoys’ Choir/Benjamin Britten.
  • James:Carol Of The Birds. David Miller, pno., Sydney Philharmonia MotetChoir/Antony Walker.
  • James:The silver stars are in the sky. David Miller, pno., SydneyPhilharmonia Motet Choir/Antony Walker.
  • James:Christmas Day. David Miller, pno., Sydney Philharmonia MotetChoir/Antony Walker.
  • Benjamin, Bennie:That Christmas Feeling. Perry Como, voc. Russ Case and HisOrch .
  • Mendelssohn:Hark! The Herald Angels Sing. Andrew Davis, org., King’s CollegeChoir Cambridge/Sir David Willcocks.
  • Ryba:Czech Christmas Mass – Hail, Master!. Dagmar Vankatova, sop., Pavla Ksicova, contr., Vladimir Dolezal, ten., Vaclav Sibera, bass, Czech Madrigalists Choir, Czech Madrigalists Orch/Frantisek Xaver Thuri.
  • Bach:Christmas Oratorio, BWV248. Hans-Peter Blochwitz, ten., Nancy Argenta, sop., Anne Sofie von Otter, m-sop., Olaf Baer, bar., Ruth Holton, sop., Anthony Rolfe Johnson, ten., Katie Pringle, sop., Monteverdi Choir, EBS/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Ireland:Holy Boy. Julian Lloyd Webber, vlc., Academy of St Martin in theFields/Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Beamish:In the Stillness of the NightORA Singers/Suzie Digby
  • Bach:In dulci jubilo (Chorale and Trio). John Mallinson, org., OrmondCollege Choir/Douglas Lawrence.
  • Traditional (arr. Jacques):Good King Wenceslas. John Mallinson, org., Ormond CollegeChoir/Douglas Lawrence.
  • Rubbra:
    Four Carols, Voces Sacrae, Judy Martin
  • Handel:Messiah: Oh Thou that Tellest. Kathleen Ferrier, contr., LondonPO/Sir Adrian Boult.
  • Traditional (arr. Sargent):Zither Carol. Oscar’s Motet Choir/Torsten Nilsson.
  • Anonymous (arr. Pearsall):In dulci jubilo. King’s College Choir Cambridge/Sir David Willcocks
  • Holst arr. Gjelo:In the Bleak Midwinter ORA Singers/Suzie Digby
  • Elgar:The Starlight Express Suite Op.78. Cynthia Glover, sop., John Lawrenson, bar., Bournemouth Sinfonietta/George Hurst.
  • Tallis:O nata lux de lumine. Trinity College Choir, Melbourne/Michael Leighton Jones.
  • Howells:Two Carol Anthems. King’s College Choir Cambridge/Sir David Willcocks.
  • Cutolo (arr. Divall):Victorian Christmas Waltz. State Orch of Victoria/Richard Divall.
  • Sweelinck:Hodie Christus natus est. King’s College Choir Cambridge/Sir David Willcocks.
  • O Du Frohliche, Hilda Gueden, Vienna State Opera Orchestra, Richard Rossmayer
  • Ferguson:Three Medieval Carols, Op.3. John Mark Ainsley, ten., CliffordBenson, pno.
  • Humperdinck:Hansel and Gretel: Evening Prayer. Jonathan Bradley, pno., TrinityCollege Choir, Melbourne/Michael Leighton Jones.
  • West:Fantasy on Two Well-known Christmas Carols. Thomas Heywood, org.
  • Palestrina:Hodie Christus Natus Est. King’s College Choir Cambridge/Sir David Willcocks.
  • Rutter:Suzie’s CarolORA Singers/Suzie Digby
  • Lane:Three Christmas Pictures. Royal Ballet Sinfonia/Gavin Sutherland.
  • Traditional (arr. Warrell):We wish you a merry Christmas. Ashton-Smith Singers/David Ashton-Smith.
  • Stokowski: Traditional Slavic Christmas Music. Bournemouth SO/Jose Serebrier.
  • Traditional (arr. Poston):My Dancing Day. Douglas Whittaker, fte., Christopher van Kampen, vlc., Andrew Davis, org., King’s College Choir Cambridge/Sir David Willcocks.
  • Marks, Johnny:Rudolf, the red-nosed reindeer. Gene Autry, voc.
  • Edwards: Five Carols from Quem Quaeritis. Anne Cooke, sop., Kerith Fowles, alto, Sydney Philharmonia Motet Choir/Antony Walker.
  • I Wonder as I wander, Melanie Marshall, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, John Rutter
  • Treseder:Tomorrow Shall be My Dancing Day ORA Singers/Suzie Digby
  • Park:Shepherd’s Cradle Song ORA Singers/Suzie Digby
  • Handel:Messiah: For Unto us a Child is Born. Dame Joan Sutherland, sop., English CO, Ambrosian Singers/Richard Bonynge.
  • Tchaikovsky:The Nutcracker Suite, Op.71a. Vienna PO/Herbert von Karajan
  • .Traditional (arr. Goetze):Infant Holy. Ashton-Smith Singers/David Ashton-Smith.
  • Holst:Of one that is so fair and bright. The Holst Singers/StephenLayton.
  • Holst:Bring us in good ale. Christ Church Cathedral Choir/StephenDarlington.
  • Holst:In the bleak mid-winter. Christ Church Cathedral Choir/StephenDarlington.
  • Simeone (arr. Ashton-Smith):Little drummer boy. Ashton-Smith Singers/David Ashton-Smith.
  • Balbastre:Variations on a Noel: Joseph est bien Marie. Peter Kneeshaw, org.
  • Traditional (arr. Britten):The Holly and the Ivy. King’s College Choir Cambridge/Sir DavidWillcocks.
  • Kirkpatrick (arr. Harvey):Away in a manger. London Brass.
  • Bach:Christmas Oratorio: Schliesse, mein Herz. Amsterdam BaroqueOrch, Amsterdam Baroque Choir/Ton Koopman.
  • Traditional:Glory to Christmas. Moscow Liturgic Choir.
  • Handel:Messiah: Glory to God. Concentus Musicus Vienna/NikolausHarnoncourt.
  • Holdridge:O Joyful Children. Placido Domingo, ten., ViennaSymphony/Vjekoslav Sutej.
  • Traditional (arr. Snyder):A Celtic Christmas. Jonathan Bradley, org., Australian Children’sChoir/Andrew Wailes.
  • Traditional (arr. Willcocks):Away in a manger. Jonathan Bradley, org., Australian Children’sChoir/Andrew Wailes.
  •  Traditional (arr. Willcocks):The First Nowell. Australian Children’s Choir, CappuccinoBrass/Andrew Wailes.
  • Hairston: Mary’s Boy Child, Melanie Marshall, Royal PhilharmonicOrchestra, John Rutter
  • Bulla:The Proclomation of Christmas. Band of the Coldstream Guards/LtCol Graham Jones.
  • Addy:There is no Christmas like a home Christmas. Ashton-SmithSingers/David Ashton-Smith.
  • Martin, Hugh:Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. Judy Garland, voc. Georgie Stoll’s Orch .
  • Graham (arr. Bowen):Christmas Calypso. Band of the Coldstream Guards/Lt ColGraham Jones.
  • Warlock:A Cornish Carol. Finzi Singers/Paul Spicer.
  • Warlock:Bethlehem Down. Finzi Singers/Paul Spicer.
  • Weelkes:Gloria in excelsis Deo. King’s College Choir Cambridge/Sir David Willcocks.
  • Vaughan Williams:Hodie: A Christmas cantata. Janice Watson, sop., Stephen Gadd, bass, Peter Hoare, ten., Royal PO, Guildford Choral Society, St Catherine’s School Choir/Hilary Davan Wetton.
  • Sculthorpe: The Birthday of Thy King. King’s College ChoirCambridge/Stephen Cleobury.
  • Rutter:Shepherd’s Pipe Carol. City of London Sinfonia, CambridgeSingers/John Rutter.
  • Rutter:Christmas lullaby. City of London Sinfonia, CambridgeSingers/John Rutter.
  • Rutter:The colours of Christmas. Royal PO, Bach Choir/John Rutter.
  • Berlioz:Childhood of Christ, Op.25: The Farewell of the Shepherds. Atlanta SO, Atlanta Symphony Chorus/Robert Shaw.
  • Delius:Sleigh Ride. Royal PO/Sir Thomas Beecham.
  • Scarlatti A:Cantata – Christmas. Maria Zadori, sop., Capella Savaria/PalNemeth
  • Liszt:Christmas tree, S186. Leslie Howard, pno.
  • Traditional (arr. Harris):The twelve days of Christmas. Wynton Marsalis, tpt., Frederica von Stade, mezzo-sop, Kathleen Battle, sop., Nancy Allen, harp, Orch of St Luke’s, American Boychoir, Christmas Concert Chorus, Wynton Marsalis Septet/Andre Previn.
  • Torelli:Christmas concerto in G minor, Op.8/6. Berlin PO/Herbert vonKarajan.
  • Mozart:Exsultate jubilate, K165: Alleluia. Kathleen Battle, sop., Orch of StLuke’s/Andre Previn.
  • Trad. Arr. Allain: Coventry CarolORA Singers/Suzie Digby
  • Elsley, Owen:A Lady that was so Fair and Bright. Christopher Roache, ten., Marion Wilson, sop. Trinity College Choir, Melbourne/Christopher Watson.
  • Mendelssohn:Kinderstucke, Op. 72 (Christmas Pieces). Benjamin Frith, pno.
  • Gruber (arr. Drury):Silent Night. Cantillation/Antony Walker
  • O Come, all ye faithful, The Cambridge Singers, Farnham YouthChoir, Royal philharmonic Orchestra, John Rutter