Wednesday, December 20, 2006 - 5:40 to 11:00 AM

The 10th annual program presented last week before Christmas

5:40am - 7:00am
Ottorino Respighi (Italy) - Laud to the Nativity - Marie Gibson, Marilyn Horne, sopranos, Charles Bressler, Tenor, The Roger Wagner Chorale, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Alfred Wallenstein, Conductor - Clarion - CLR914CD
David Beck (England) - Carols for Strings - Camerata Nova Chamber Orchestra - Campion Records - RRCD 1306
Anon. 17th Cent. Spain - Villancico, "Hombre, que la vida pasas durmiendo" - Los Musicos de su Alteza, Luis Antonio Gonzalez, Conductor - Geaster/Arsis - 4110121 - (A*08)
David Hamilton (New Zealand) - Christmas Bells - Opus (Epsom Girls Grammar School ), David Hamilton, Conductor - - No number given
Healey Willan (Canada) - "Hodie Christus Natus Est" - The Choir of the Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Toronto, Robert Hunter Bell, Conductor - Virgin Classics - 45109 2
Andre   Jolivet (France) - Pastorales de Noel - The Philadelphia Woodwind Quintet - Boston Records - BR1061CD
Janis Lusens (Latvia) - Child of the Stars (1997) - New York Latvian Concerto Choir, Youth Choir "Balsis", Male Choir, Gaudeamus, Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, Andrejs Jansons, Conductor - New York Latvian Concert Choir, Inc. - NYLCC 003 - (N*10)

7:00am - 8:00am
Anna Ignatowicz (Poland) - Carol, "Look How White the World Is" (1996) - The Choir of the Catholic Theology in Warsaw, Pawel Lukaszewski, Conductor - Dux - 0275 - (Q*01)
Maurizio Cazzati (Italy) - "Alma redemptoris mater" - Maria Cristina Kiehr, Soprano, La Fenice - Ricercar - 206562
Arnold Rosner (USA) - "Carol" from Five Meditations - Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, David Amos, Conductor - Laurel Records - LR-849CD
Czech Carol, Arr. by Jaroslav Krcek - "An Infant Was Born" - Hana Hadererova, Soprano, Musica Bohemica, Jaroslav Krcek, Conductor - Opus - 9152 1765
Urmas Sisask (Estonia) - Christmas Oratorio (1992) - Academic Male Choir or Tallinn Technical University, Nadja Kurem, Soprano, Mati Korts, Tenor, Piret Aidulo, Organ, Juri Rent, Conductor - Antes Edition - BM-CD 31.9061

8:00am - 9:00am
Ignazio Donati (Italy) - Sacred Concerto, "Cantate Domino" - Nadja Ragni, Soprano, Marco Mencoboni, Organ - e lucevan le stelle - CD EL 942302
Hjalmar H. Ragnarsson (Iceland) - "Ave Maria" (1986) - The Hallgrimskirkya Motet Choir, Horder Askelsson, Conductor - Arsis Classics - AC 97010
Georgy Izvekov (Russia) - A Festive Canon for the Nativity of Christ, "Christ is Born" - Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Paul Hillier, Conductor - Harmonia Mundi - HMU 907410 - (A*01)
Marian Sawa (Poland) - "Magnificat" (1995) - Magdalena Andreew-Siwek, Soprano, Jan Bokszczanin, Organ - Acte Prealable - AP0081 - (A*16)
Otmar Macha (Czech Republic) - Christmas Concertino (1995) - Lubomir Brabec, guitar, Prague Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra, Jiri Belohlavek, Conductor - Supraphon - SU 3272-2

9:00am - 10:00am
Miklos Paszti (Hungary) - "Puer natus" (1984) - Hungarian National Chorus, Matyas Antal, Conductor - Hungaroton - HCD 31956 - (H*01)
Jack Body (New Zealand ) - Carol to St. Stephen - The New Zealand National Youth Choir, Karen Grylls, Conductor - Manu - 1412
Roxanna Panufnik (England) - The Christmas Life - Joyful Company of Singers, Peter Broadbent, Conductor - Warner Classics - 2564 60292-2
Pierre Villette (French) - Panis Angelicus - The Phoenix Chamber Choir, Ramona Luengen, Conductor - Phoenix Chamber Choir - No number
Ramona Luengen (Canada) - "O Magnum Mysterium" (2000) - The Phoenix Chamber Choir, Ramona Luengen, Conductor - Private Edition
Juan de Araujo (South America) - Carol, "Cayosole al Alba" - Arkaendar Bolivia Choir and Members of Floregium, Ashley Solomon, Conductor Channel Classics - CCS SA 24806 - (A*01)
Aita Madina - (Basque) - Christmas Triptych - The Basque National Orchestra, Cristian Mandeal, Conductor - Claves - CD 50-2517/18 - (A*01)
Ross Edwards (Australia) - Ave Maria Canon - Australian Youth Orchestra, Graham Abbott, Conductor - Tall Poppies - TP016 - (B*02)
Romuald Twardowski (Poland) - Orthodox Carols - Cappella Musicae Europae Orientalis, Leon Zaborowski, Conductor - Acte Prealable - AP0058 - (A*16)

10:00am - 11:00am
Johann Kaspar Kerll (Germany) - Sacred concerto, "Gaudete Pastores" - Priska Eser-Streit, Soprano, The Orpheus Choir of Munich, The New Munich Court Orchestra, Gerd Guglhor, conductor - Arte Nova - 74321 98493 2
Laura Conger (USA) - "O Magnum Myserium" - Laura Conger, Rachel Van Scoy, sopranos, Elizabeth Kelley, Katherine Rusch, Altos - Pacific Rim Sound - PRS5011
Trond Kverno (Norway) - Corpus Christi Carol - Grex Vocalis, Carl Hogset, Conductor - Norway Music - QCD 9308
Evelyn Stroobach (Canada) - "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel" - Chamber Choir Kyiv, Robert Ian Winstin, Conductor - ERM Media - ERM-6806 - (E*08)
Wojciech Kilar (Poland) - Prelude and Christmas Carol for Four Oboes and String Orchestra - Warsaw National Symphony Orchestra, Witold Rowicki, Conductor - Olympia - OCD 308
Daniel Pinkham (USA) - Christmas Eve - Nassau Presbyterian Church Adult Choir, Dr. Kenneth B. Kelley, Conductor - Nassau Presbyterian Church - NPC9201
Peter Maxwell Davies (England) - Five Carols - Kings College Choir, Stephen Cleobury, Conductor - Argo - 436 119-2
John Tavener (England) - God is With Us (A Christmas Proclamation) - The Choir of the Temple Church, The Holst Singers, Stephen Layton, Conductor - Decca - B0001513-02 - (I*01)

Links where to buy CD used in current show : images/greyspacer.jpg
(A*01)...Arkiv Music
(A*08)...Arsis (Spain) Records
(A*16)... Acte Préalable
(B*02)...Buywell Just Classical
(E*08)...ERM Media
(H*01)...Harmonia Mundi USA
(N*10)...New York Latvian Concert Choir
(Q*01)...Qualiton Imports LTD

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Center for the Promotion Contemporary Composers
American Music Center
International Alliance for Women in Music

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