Classical Christmas Carols

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Saturday, December 20, 2014

The Met's tree is swathed in 18th century Neopolitan angels. (The Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Mendelssohn wrote the music for "Hark the Herald Angels Sing," but he’d have been surprised that it became Christmas music. This week on Classics for Kids, learn about other classical compositions that are connected with Christmas carols. 

Music used within the program:
Vaughan Williams: Fantasy on Greensleeves
Bach: Von Himmel Hoch Variations
Nicolai: Christmas Overture
Brahms: Viola Song No. 2
Charpentier: Noels sur les Instruments
Mendelssohn: Hark the Herald Angels Sing
Respighi: Three Botticellian Pictures
Bizet: Farandole from L’Arlesienne Suite

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