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40 Most Beautiful Christmas Classics

40 Most Beautiful Christmas Classics Audio CD
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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listen  1. "O come, O come Emmanuel"Kiri Te Kanawa 3:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. The Angel GabrielEdward Higginbottom 2:49$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. In Dulci JubiloEdward Higginbottom 3:38$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Once in Royal David's CityEdward Higginbottom 2:45$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. I Wonder as I WanderSumi Jo 1:46$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. This is the Truth Sent from AboveChanticleer 4:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Coventry CarolChanticleer 3:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. White ChristmasThomas Hampson 3:32$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Concerto In E Major RV270, 'Il Riposo'/'...Per Il Natale' : I AllegroIl Giardino Armonico 3:49$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. L'enfance du Christ Op.25 : Part 2 The Flight into Egypt "Il s'en va loin de la terre" [Chorus]John Eliot Gardiner 5:50$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Agnus DeiVienna Symphony Orchestra 3:04$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. "Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht!" [Silent Night]Sumi Jo 4:14$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Es ist ein Ros EntsprungenChanticleer 2:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. In The Bleak MidwinterChanticleer 5:09$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. The Holly And The IvyKiri Te Kanawa 2:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. The Little Drummer BoyThomas Hampson 2:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. Ave MariaThomas Hampson 2:46$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. O Jesulein SŁssEdward Higginbottom 4:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. A Lullaby & Away In A MangerChanticleer 3:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen20. Concerto Grosso In G Minor Op.6 No.8, 'Christmas Concerto' : III Vivace - Allegro - PastoraleClaudio Scimone 5:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen21. Panis AngelicusJosť Carreras 3:54$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen22. Adeste Fideles [O Come All Ye Faithful]Edward Higginbottom 2:48$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen23. O Holy NightSumi Jo 3:44$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen24. NoŽl nouveletChanticleer 2:53$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen25. Huron CarolChanticleer 4:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen26. Ding Dong! Merrily on HighThomas Hampson 1:46$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen27. Weihnachtsoratorium [Christmas Oratorio] BWV248 : Part 1 "Jauchzet, frohlocket" [Choir]Fritz Werner 8:27$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen28. O TannenbaumWill Glahť mit seinen Solisten und Kinderchor 1:53$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen29. Hark! The Herald Angels SingEdward Higginbottom 3:08$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen30. While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks by NightEdward Higginbottom 3:39$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen31. Joy To The WorldJoŽl Cohen 2:09$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen32. The First NowellLondon Brass 2:37$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen33. Messe De Minuit Pour NoŽl H9 : I KyrieThe Boston Camerata 6:18$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen34. The Nutcracker Suite Op.71a : II MarchAlexander Lazarev 2:50$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen35. The Nutcracker Op.71 : Act 2 Dance Of The Sugar-Plum FairyAlexander Lazarev 1:05$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen36. O little town of BethlehemKiri Te Kanawa 3:19$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen37. Messiah HWV56 : Part 1 "Behold, a virgin shall conceive" [Mezzo-Soprano]Nikolaus Harnoncourt0:32$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen38. Messiah HWV56 : Part 1 "O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion" [Alto]Nikolaus Harnoncourt 6:18$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen39. Messiah HWV56 : Part 2 "Hallelujah" [Chorus]Nikolaus Harnoncourt 3:37$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen40. Festive Cheer MedleyLondon Brass 6:36$0.99  Buy MP3 


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (November 13, 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Warner Classics
  • ASIN: B000VPKRPW
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #87,497 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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3.7 out of 5 stars
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54 of 57 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a voice teacher and early music fan October 25, 2008
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
QUALITY AND QUANTITY COMBINE IN THIS VERY FINE COMPILATION!

This is indeed one of the most tasty group of Christmas songs that I have come across in my many years of listening. It leans toward sacred, but there are tunes such 'White Christmas' sung beautifully by Thomas Hampson and a Brass Choir plays a Medley of songs such as Sleigh ride, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas etc. In addition to the many choirs there are instrumental groups that not only accompany, but solo occasionally.

The Participants Include: Michael George Choirs of Coventry & Litchfield Cathedrals (three selections)-Choir of New College Oxford (seven selections)-Heinrich Schutz Choir(one selection)-Will Glahe's Children's Choir (one selection)- Brown University Chorus with Boston Camerata (one selection)-Concentus Weien (3 selections)-Monteverdi Choir(one selection)-Sumi Jo(three selections)-Dawn Upshaw & Chanticleer (seven selections)-Jose Carreras (one selection)-Placido Domingo (one selection)-Kiri Te Kanawa (one selection). Instrumental groups: London Brass-Boston Camerata-Bolshoi Symphony.

Some of the carols are: 'O come, come Emmanuel'-'Once in 'Royal David's City'-'The Shepherd's Farewell'-'Agnus Dei'-The Holly and the Ivy'-'Panis Angelicus'-'O Holy Night'-'Jauchzet, frohlocket'-'Hallelujah Chorus'. TAKE NOTE THAT THE SELECTIONS ARE LISTED UNDER THE cd PICTURE.

As you can see there is variety and it's all up-scale musical works rendered by first class musicians. How can you go wrong? And it's so good to get away from 'mall music'.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good music November 24, 2012
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It's a very beautiful music to accompany our christmas celebration. All over the world.
It's very exciting to listen it
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars REAL CHRISTMAS MUSIC November 1, 2013
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This is a MAGNIFICENT CHRISTMAS -REAL CHRISTMAS- MUSIC. We're very pleased with the purchase. It's beautiful. A keeper! A great gift.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I'm sure the music is beautiful. December 17, 2013
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If only I could hear it. Should have listened to the previous reviewer's comments about the recording quality.
Only 2 tracks would play, and those were so scratchy and faint. I thought I was listening to scratchy old 45's on a Barbie turntable playing in the other room. So sad. I'm totally bummed as I was looking forward to listening to lovely vocals and classical music.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful music!!!!! January 2, 2013
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The CD was perfect especially for my 3 year old daughter who just adored the music. Simply a wonderful addition to my music collection.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A lovely addition to our Christmas album collection December 27, 2013
By Inez
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This only gets four stars because it is not wonderfully gorgeous in content but it does provide a nice alternative to the more modern collections that we have on our other CDs. Still, while this suits us well enough, I do wonder if I could have gotten a better album had I looked a little harder. But, it is a keeper.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good recording & superb vocals & orchestra February 27, 2014
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This may be one of the best CD of my Christmas Carols CDs collection. The vocals & orchestra are well balance, the voices are clear & strong, some of the songs are not English, this is good as it gives us a chance to hear carols in other languages ! You won't go wrong by buying it !
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2.0 out of 5 stars I was expecting something else... January 6, 2014
By Kyra
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I should have done more research into this, but this is more opera style Christmas music. So if you like that, go for it, but no so much Classical.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Seems ok
Though it does not contain bright sounding carols, you just might grow to tolerate it. I might not recommend it as typical Christmas carols
Published 3 months ago by Andrew
5.0 out of 5 stars Christmas Variety
The title says it all. Some of the best Christmas music performed by some of the best artists. A good variety for the Christmas season.
Published 6 months ago by Faye M.
4.0 out of 5 stars Did Kiri Te Kanawa have a sex change?
The 1st song is NOT sung by Kiri Te Kanawa unless she has been hitting the testosterone. What the heck. Otherwise I enjoy this
Published 7 months ago by dew1977
1.0 out of 5 stars Trouble Playing
Neither of the two discs in this CD set will play on my laptop computer, which is how I mostly listen to music, but will play in my CD player. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Khataloguer
5.0 out of 5 stars 40 most beautiful Christmans classics
It is the perfect CD to start listening to in December and all though the season. I also listen to it through the year.
Published 17 months ago by Isabel de Lourdes
2.0 out of 5 stars Some of the Ugliest Renditions Of Songs I Have Ever Heard
I should clarify; these songs aren't necessarily ugly as they are repetitively, mind-grating boring. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Amazon Customer
2.0 out of 5 stars It's OK
Some of the music is beautiful, but lacks a spirit of the season, even though the music is supposedly Christmas music. Probably better for the hard core classical music fan.
Published 18 months ago by David Miller
5.0 out of 5 stars altorhapsody
It i getting harder and harder to find good classical (notClassic, ala aging pop stars). This recording was one I was happy to give as a gift.
Published 18 months ago by Vivian J. Bork
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