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The Third Floor
Weekly Program
 Bill Cromwell  Contact Contributor
Christmas favorites from around the world and across the centuries, with particular emphasis on the holiday choral tradition.
Hour One

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 Total 35:07

Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite, op. 71 (LA Guitar Quartet) 20:51

Hour Two

Rutter: Dancing Day (St. Thomas Choir of Men and Boys; Sara Cutler, harp; dir. John Scott) 25:30

Bach Cantata #61 for the First Sunday in Advent, Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, Now come, Savior of the heathens (Joanne Lunn, soprano; Jan Kobow, tenor; Dietrich Henschel, bass; The Monteverdi Choir; The English Baroque Soloists; dir. John Eliot Gardiner) 15:00

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

Hour Three

De Lassus, Desprez, Ockeghem, Byrd:
Creator of the Stars: Pomerium, dir. Alexander Blachly (In dulci jubilo -- Resonet in laudibus -- Praeter rerum seriem -- O Sapientia -- Alma redemptoris mater -- Reges Tharsis et insulae) 18:36

Britten: Ceremony of Carols; Choir of Queen’s College, Oxford; Lucy Wakeford, harp; dir. Owen Rees; 23:16

Poulenc: Quatre Motets pour le temps de Noël (The Elora Festival Singers, dir. Noel Edison) 11:45

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