Celebrating Christmas Selections (2014)

Christmas Blessings to All

Jazz

Gillespie & Coots
“Santa Claus is coming to Town”  (4:58)
Scott Hamilton, tenor saxophone with Strings
Christmas Love Song (Concord Jazz CCD-4771-2)

Gannon & Kent-Buck Ram
“I’ll be Home for Christmas” (3:07
Diane Krall, vocal with Clayton Hamilton Jazz Orchestra
Christmas Songs (Verve B004717-02)

Smith & Bernard
“Winter Wonderland” (3:34)
Scott Hamilton, tenor saxophone with Strings
Christmas Love Song (Concord Jazz CCD-4771-2)

Torme & Wells
“The Christmas Song” (4:24)
Diane Krall, vocal with Clayton Hamilton Jazz Orchestra
Christmas Songs (Verve B004717-02)

Martin & Blane
“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” (5:24)
Scott Hamilton, tenor saxophone with Strings
Christmas Love Song (Concord Jazz CCD-4771-2)


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Latin

Traditional
“Hit it! Hit it! Hit it! – “Dale, Dale, Dale” (1:47)
Mexican Mariachi Orchestra & Chorus
Diciembre en Mexico (GIA CD-322)

Traditional
“The Lodging / Welcome Holy Strangers” (4:44)
“Las Posadas / Entren Santos Peregrinos”
Mexican Mariachi Orchestra & Chorus
Diciembre en Mexico (GIA CD-322)

Traditional
“Who is this Star?” – “Quien es Esa Estrella?” (3:48)
Mexican Mariachi Orchestra & Chorus
Diciembre en Mexico (GIA CD-322)

Traditional
“The Sweet Mornings” – “Los Mananitas” (3:20)
Donna Puena, solo vocal with Mexican Mariachi Orchestra & Chorus
Diciembre en Mexico (GIA CD-322)

Gruber
“Silent Night” – “Noche de Paz” (4:12)
Donna Puena, solo vocal with Mexican Mariachi Orchestra & Chorus
Diciembre en Mexico (GIA CD-322)

Traditional
“Adios, Oh Virgin de Guadelupe” (4:07)
Donna Puena, solo vocal with Mexican Mariachi Orchestra & Chorus
Diciembre en Mexico (GIA CD-322)


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Native American

Handel & Watts
“Joy to the World” (Sung in Chiricahua Apache) (2:21)
Jana Kramer, vocal with Studio Orchestra
American Indian Christmas (Soar SSR / Soar 226)

Traditional
“Hark the Herald Angels Sing” (Sung in Lakota)
Jana Kramer, vocal with Studio Orchestra
American Indian Christmas (Soar SSR / Soar 226)

Traditional
“It Came upon a Midnight Clear” (Sung in Oneida) (3:15)
Jana Kramer, vocal with Studio Orchestra
American Indian Christmas (Soar SSR / Soar 226)

Traditional & Dix
“What Child is this” (Sung in Cherokee) (3:35)
Jana Kramer, vocal with Studio Orchestra
American Indian Christmas (Soar SSR / Soar 226)

Adam
“O Holy Night” (Sung in Navaho) (4:30)
Jana Kramer, vocal with Studio Orchestra
American Indian Christmas (Soar SSR / Soar 226)


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Traditional

Adams & Furber
“The Bells of St. Mary’s” (2:38)
Andy Williams, vocal with studio orchestra
Personal Christmas Collection (Columbia / Legacy CK 64155)

Berlin
“White Christmas” (3:04)
Bing Crosby with Unknown Orchestra
Crooner’s Christmas (Direct Source 87632)

Gruber
“Silent Night” (2:07)
Andy Williams, vocal with studio orchestra
Personal Christmas Collection (Columbia / Legacy CK 64155)

Brahe & Taylor
“Bless This House” (2:51)
Perry Como, vocal with unknown orchestra
Crooners’ Christmas (Direct Source 87632)

Berlin
“Count Your Blessings” (3:29)
Rosemary Clooney, vocal with unknown orchestra
Crooners’ Christmas (Direct Source 87632)

Gannon & Kent
“I’ll be Home for Christmas” (2:54)
Perry Como, vocal with unknown orchestra
Crooners’ Christmas (Direct Source 87632)


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Western Art Music

J. S. Bach
Slumber Aria (from Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248) (4:17)
Marilyn Horne, m-sop.
Vienna Cantata Orchestra; Henry Lewis, c.
Christmas Adagios (Decca 468 503-2)

Schubert
“Ave Maria”, D 839 (4:53)
Luciano Pavarotti, ten.
National Philharmonic Orchestra; Kurt Herbert Alder, c.
Christmas Adagios (Decca 468 503-2)

J. S. Bach
"Have Pity," "Erbarme Dich" (from St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244).
Angelica Kirchschlager, m-sop.
Venice Baroque Orchestra; Andrea Marcon, c.
(featuring Giuliano Carmignola, violin)
Bach Arias (Sony Classical SK 89924)

Berlioz
Shepherd’s Farewell (from The Childhood of Christ, L’Enfance du Christ) (4:23)
Academy & Chorus of St. Martin’s in the Fields; Neville Marriner, c.
Christmas Adagios (Decca 468 503-2)

Adam
“O Holy Night” (4:33)
Leontyne Price, sop.
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra; Herbert von Karajan, c.
Christmas Adagios (Decca 468 503-2)

Traditional
“O Tannebaum” (1:38)
Vienna Boy Choir; Christian Harrer, c.m.
Christmas Adagios (Decca 468 503-2)


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