The 99 Most Essential Christmas Masterpieces

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1 A Christmas Festival Overture-Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra
2 O Come, O Come Emmanuel-Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
3 Angels We Have Heard on High-Oxford St. Peter's Choir
4 Motet in D Major for Choir and Orchestra, K. 618: Ave Verum Corpus-Berlin Mozart Choir
5 Panis Angelicus-Musica Antiqua New York
6 Christmas Medley: In notte placida - Tu scendi dalle stelle - O Tannenbaum - Splende una stella - Adeste fideles - Jingle bells - Silent Night - White Christmas-Caffé Concerto Ensemble
7 Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming-Amor Artis Chamber Choir
8 We Wish You A Merry Christmas-Oxford St. Peter's Choir
9 The Nutcracker, Op. 71a: I. Overture: Allegro giusto-Bonn Classical Philharmonic
10 The Nutcracker, Op. 71a: II. Scene: Allegro non troppo - Decorating and Lighting up the Christmas Tree-Bonn Classical Philharmonic
11 The Nutcracker, Op. 71a: III. March: Tempo di marcia viva-Bonn Classical Philharmonic
12 The Nutcracker, Op. 71a: V. Scene: Andante - Drosselmeyer's Gifts-Bonn Classical Philharmonic
13 The Nutcracker, Op. 71a: IX. Scene: Andante - In the Christmas Tree-Bonn Classical Philharmonic
14 The Nutcracker, Op. 71a: X. Scene and Waltz of the Snowflakes: Tempo di valse, ma con moto-Bonn Classical Philharmonic
15 The Nutcracker, Op. 71a: XI. Scene: Andante - The Magic Castle on Candy Mountain-Bonn Classical Philharmonic
16 The Nutcracker, Op. 71a: XII. Scene: Andante con moto - Clara and Prince Charming-Bonn Classical Philharmonic
17 The Nutcracker, Op. 71a: XIIIa. Character Dances - Chocolate (Spanish Dance): Allegro brillant-Bonn Classical Philharmonic
18 The Nutcracker, Op. 71a: XIIIb. Character Dances - Coffee (Arabic Dance): Commodo-Bonn Classical Philharmonic
19 The Nutcracker, Op. 71a: XIIIc. Character Dances - Tea (Chinese Dance): Allegro moderato-Bonn Classical Philharmonic
20 The Nutcracker, Op. 71a: XIIId. Character Dances - Trepak (Russian Dance): Tempo di trepak, molto vivace-Bonn Classical Philharmonic
21 The Nutcracker, Op. 71a: XIIId. Character Dances - Dance of the Reed Pipes: Andantino-Bonn Classical Philharmonic
22 The Nutcracker, Op. 71a: XIIId. Character Dances - Polchinelle (The Clown): Allegro giocoso-Bonn Classical Philharmonic
23 The Nutcracker, Op. 71a: XIV. Waltz of the Flowers: Tempo di valse-Bonn Classical Philharmonic
24 The Nutcracker, Op. 71a: XVc. Pas de deux - Variation II: Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy-Bonn Classical Philharmonic
25 The Nutcracker, Op. 71a: XVd. Pas de deux - Coda: Vivace assai-Bonn Classical Philharmonic
26 The Nutcracker, Op. 71a: XVI. Final Waltz and Apotheosis: Tempo di valse-Bonn Classical Philharmonic
27 Coventry Carol: Lully, Lullay Thou Little Tiny Child-Oxford St. Peter's Choir
28 Ave Maria (after J.S. Bach)-Hermann Prey
29 Choral Prelude in E-Flat Major, BWV 645, "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme"-Jurgis Grinkiavichius
30 Oh Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles)-Oxford St. Peter's Choir
31 Chorale from Cantata, BWV 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben": Jesu bleibet meine Freude (Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring)-Ama Deus Ensemble
32 In the Bleak Midwinter-London Regency Choir
33 Suite No. 3 in D Major for Orchestra, BWV 1068: II. Air-Ama Deus Ensemble
34 I Saw Three Ships-Oxford St. Peter's Choir
35 The Four Seasons (Le quattro stagioni), Op. 8 - Violin Concerto No. 4 in F Minor, RV 297, "Winter" (L'inverno): II. Largo-Emmy Verhey, Camerata Antonio Lucio and Alun Francis
36 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen-Oxford St. Peter's Choir
37 Ellen's Chants, D. 839: Ave Maria-Musica Antiqua New York
38 L'Enfance du Christ, Part II: L'adieu des bergers (The Shepherds' Farewell)-Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
39 Sancta Maria, Mater Dei (Graduale), for Choir and Orchestra, K. 273-Vienna Volksoper Orchestra
40 O Little Town of Bethlehem-Oxford St. Peter's Choir
41 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: Sinfonia in G Major, "And There Where Shepherds"-Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
42 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: Chorale No. 35, "Seid Froh Dieweil, Daß euer Heil"-Prima Choir
43 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: Break Forth-Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
44 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: Chorale No. 64 in D Major: Nun seid ihr wohl gerochen-Basel Brass Quintet
45 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: Chorale No. 46 - Beim Glanz All' Finsternis verzehrt-Prima Choir
46 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: Jesus, Shepherd My Beginning-Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
47 The Seasons, Op. 37a: XII. December: Christmas-Michael Ponti
48 Chorale for Organ, BWV 650: "Kommst du nun, Jesu von himmel her unter"-Armand Belien
49 Silent Night-Oxford St. Peter's Choir
50 Cantata BWV 208, "Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!": IX. Schäfe können sicher weiden (Sheep may safely graze)-Musica Antiqua New York
51 Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, BWV 1048: I. Allegro-Wurttemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn
52 Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, BWV 1048: II. Adagio-Wurttemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn
53 Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, BWV 1048: III. Allegro-Wurttemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn
54 Children's Album, Op. 39: II. A Winter Morning-Michael Ponti
55 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing-London Regency Choir
56 Magnificat, BWV 243: I. Magnificat-Ama Deus Ensemble
57 Magnificat, BWV 243: II. Ex exsultavit-Ama Deus Ensemble
58 Magnificat, BWV 243: III. Quia respexit - IV. Omnes generationes-Ama Deus Ensemble
59 Magnificat, BWV 243: XII. Sicut erat in principio-Ama Deus Ensemble
60 Canon in D Major-Musica Antiqua New York
61 In Dulci Jubilo-Oxford St. Peter's Choir
62 Children's Corner, L 113: IV. The Snow is Dancing-Peter Schmalfuss
63 Concerto Grosso No. 8 in G Minor, Op. 6, "Christmas Concerto": I. Vivace - Grave: Arcate, sostenuto e come sta-Moscow Conservatory Chamber Orchestra
64 Concerto Grosso No. 8 in G Minor, Op. 6, "Christmas Concerto": II. Allegro-Moscow Conservatory Chamber Orchestra
65 Concerto Grosso No. 8 in G Minor, Op. 6, "Christmas Concerto": III. Adagio - Allegro - Adagio-Moscow Conservatory Chamber Orchestra
66 Concerto Grosso No. 8 in G Minor, Op. 6, "Christmas Concerto": IV. Vivace-Moscow Conservatory Chamber Orchestra
67 Concerto Grosso No. 8 in G Minor, Op. 6, "Christmas Concerto": V. Allegro (attacca)-Moscow Conservatory Chamber Orchestra
68 Concerto Grosso No. 8 in G Minor, Op. 6, "Christmas Concerto": VI. (attacca) Largo: Pastorale ad libitum-Moscow Conservatory Chamber Orchestra
69 See, Amid The Winter's Snow (Hymn For Christmas Day)-St Paul's Cathedral Choir
70 What Child Is This-Oxford St. Peter's Choir
71 The Messiah, HWV 56: Every valley shall be exalted-Ama Deus Ensemble
72 The Messiah, HWV 56: For unto us a child is born-Ama Deus Ensemble
73 The Messiah, HWV 56: Rejoice greatly-Ama Deus Ensemble
74 The Messiah, HWV 56: Hallelujah Chorus-Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
75 It Came Upon the Midnight Clear-Oxford St. Peter's Choir
76 Litaniae de Beata Maria Virgine (Lauretanae), K. 109: IV. Regina angelorum-Collegium Aureum
77 While Shepherd's Watched-Oxford St. Peter's Choir
78 Concerto Grosso in C Major, Op. 3/12, "Christmas Concerto": I. Largo-Wurttemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn
79 Concerto Grosso in C Major, Op. 3/12, "Christmas Concerto": II. Largo-Wurttemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn
80 Concerto Grosso in C Major, Op. 3/12, "Christmas Concerto": III. Allegro-Wurttemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn
81 We Three Kings-Oxford St. Peter's Choir
82 Chorals for Organ, BWV 714 - 740: "Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier"-Susanne Doll
83 Jolly Old St. Nicholas-Oxford St. Peter's Choir
84 Bist Du Bei Mir (from Anna Magdalena's Notebook)-Mary Jane Newman and Clavin Wiersma
85 St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244: Ich will Dir mein Herze schenken-Vienna Academy Chorus and Vienna Chamber Orchestra
86 I Heard the Bells On Christmas Day-Oxford St. Peter's Choir
87 Mass in B Minor, BWV 232: Credo (Symbolum Nicenum): Et resurrexit-Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra
88 Mass in B Minor, BWV 232: Aria - "Quoniam Tu Solus"-Basel Brass Quintet
89 Mass in B Minor, BWV 232: Dona nobis pacem-Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
90 Ding Dong Merrily On High-Oxford St. Peter's Choir
91 Christmas Medley: Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring - O Tannenbaum - Christ is born in Bethlehem - Hark! The Herald Angels Sing - Little Drummer Boy - Panis Angelicus-The Mantovani Orchestra
92 Gloria in D Major, RV 589: I. Gloria in excelsis-Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
93 Coronation Mass in C Major, K. 317: V. Benedictus-Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra
94 Joy To The World-Regency Youth Choir
95 Harmonia Pastoralis - Christmas Mass in F Major: I. Kyrie-Musica Bohemica
96 Deck the Halls-Oxford St. Peter's Choir
97 Adeste Fidelis-Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
98 O Holy Night (Cantique De Noël)-101 Strings Orchestra
99 Amen-Oxford St. Peter's Choir