The Lighter Side of Christmas

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Sunday, January 01, 2012

Just because we’ve entered the New Year doesn’t mean the Christmas season is technically over. Christmas is still on, right up until the Feast of the Epiphany, when Christians celebrate the revelation of Jesus Christ being man by the Magi.

The visitation of the Three Wise Men usually falls on the twelfth day of Christmas. However, on this special show, we explore some of the fun secular works of the season: lighthearted song-a-long carols that we are all familiar with - from "Silver Bells" and "Jingle Bells" to the "Wassail Song" and "Ding Dong Merrily on High." Happy New Year from the Choral Mix!

 

Playlist:

Britten/ Ceremony of Carols/Etherea Vocal Ensemble, Grace Cloutier, harp

              Wolcum Yole    

DELOS RECORDS

Nova: A Medieval Christmas/New York’s Ensemble for Early Music, Frederick Renz

              Stella Nuova      

 Ex Cathedra Records

 Arr. John Rutter/Christmas/Chorus Angelicus and Gaudeamus, Paul Halley

              The Twelve Days of Christmas     

 Pelagos Music

Arr. Preston/Christmas on Fifth Ave/ St. Thomas Choir, John Scott

              I Saw Three Ships Come Sailing in      

 Pro Organo

Arr. Rutter/ Christmas on Fifth Ave/ St. Thomas Choir, John Scott

 San Day Carol    

 Pro Organo

 
Take 6 Arrangements/We Wish You a Merry Christmas/Take Six

              Silver Bells           

              Winter Wonderland         

Word Entertainment


James Lord Pierpont/Joy to the World/The King’s Singers

              Jingle Bells         

Signum Classics

Thomas Oliphant/ Joy to the World/The King’s Singers

              Deck the boughs    

Signum Classics

Arr. Of Bach/Bach Hits Back/Swingle Singers

              In dulci jubilo          

 EMI Classics

Arr. Jennings/ Our Hearts Joy/ Chanticleer

              Medley of Christmas Spirituals   

Chanticleer Records

Berling/ Bing Crosby, The Voice of Christmas

              I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas

              Little Jack Frost Get Lost

Mca

Johnny Marks/ Seasons Greetings from Perry Como/Mitchell Ayres and his Orchestra and the Ray Charles Charles Singers  

              Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer  

RCA Victor


Christmas Carols/Musica Sacra, Richard Westenburg

              Carol of the Bells             

Decca

Willcocks/A Seraphic Fire Christmas/ Seraphic Fire, Patrick Quigley

              Tomorrow Shall Be my Dancing Day

Seraphic Fire Media

Arr. RVW/A Cantori Christmas/ Cantori, Mark Shapiro

              Wassail Song      

Cantori New York

Arr. Andrew Megill/ The Best Nowells That E’er Befell/Fuma Sacra, Megill

Ding Dong! Merrily on High           

Fuma Sacra

Arr. Arthur Warrell A Seraphic Fire Christmas/ Seraphic Fire, Patrick Quigley

              We Wish you a Merry Christmas 

Seraphic Fire Media         

Comments [5]

Michael Meltzer

Don't ever stop being Kent Tritle. Happy New Year!

Jan. 03 2012 12:33 AM
Mary Ellen Harlow

Is it possible to get a play list for the January 1, 2012 program?
It was so wonderful.

Jan. 02 2012 12:52 PM
LEON-NOEL from MERIDA, YUCATAN MEXICO

THANK YOU KENT TRITLE. I HAVE TRIED IN VAIN TO GET RADIO STATIONS TO CONTINUE CHRISTMAS MUSIC THRU EPIPHANY. I EMAILED WQXR ABOUT IT IN REGARDS TO ITS HOLIDAY MUSIC WEBCAST. MAYBE YOU CAN WAKE SOMEONE UP IN PROGRAMMING. IT WOULD BE MUCH APPRECIATED !!!!!!!!

Jan. 01 2012 11:28 PM
Kevin from Hoboken, NJ

It is a reminder that the Christmas season starts on Christmas Eve not all during advent.
Thanks,
Kevin

Jan. 01 2012 11:16 PM
John from Philadelphia

Thank you for this wonderful collection of holiday music from such an eclectic group of musicians. This is why I love listening to WQXR.

Jan. 01 2012 02:24 PM

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