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2001 Playlist

Entries in the playlist use the following format: CD title - main performer (unless the CD is a collection, or the artist's name is mentioned in the title) - label and number - numbers of the tracks played on the air – supplier or contact information

 

*   Recording of Special Merit

** Recording of Exceptional Merit

Christmas Spirit Award (given to the recording that most embodies the spirit of Christmas):

 

Tuesday, December 18th: Classical/Choral

Hark! A Thrilling Voice: Christmas at the Church of the Incarnation, Dallas – Pro Organo 7135 – 1, 2, 5, 8, 15, 16, 17   http://www.zarex.com/

An Advent Procession based on The Great “O” Antiphons – Choirs of St. Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle – Loft 1020 – 1, 5, 17, 21, 29, 34  http://www.loftrecordings.com/

A Classic Christmas – Gary Schnitzer – Schnitzer Productions 1004 – 1, 3, plus 12 & 13 on 12/24    http://www.moodmusic.com/

William Henry Fry: Santa Claus Symphony – Royal Scottish National Orchestra – Naxos 8.559057 – 1 http://www.naxos.com/

Celebrate The Season – Festival Choir of Madison – no label or # - 1, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 19    mailto:festchor@festivalchoir.org

Sweet Was The Song – Arizona Repertory Singers – no label or # - 1, 3, 7, 8, 11, 17  http://www.flash.net/~speedway/ars

*A Very Classical Christmas – Sonos Handbell Ensemble – Well Tempered Productions 5191 – 1 thru 6, plus 7 & 17 on 12/23 http://www.welltempered.com/

I Remember December – Timmins Youth Singers - Timmons Youth Singers 1994 – 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 13 http://www.timminsconcertsingers.com/

Christmas At Trinity – Choir of Trinity Church, Wall Street, New York – Naxos 8.555886 – 2, 4, 9, 13, 15, 17, 21 http://www.naxos.com/

**A Choral Christmas: Trinity Church, Boston – Trinity Choir – Dorian 93240 – 1, 2, 5, 9, 10, 12, 16, 21 http://www.dorian.com/

*Carols of the Winter Solstice – Tick Tock Harp Duo – no label – KB8833 – 6, 7 plus 1, 2, 4 on 12/23 http://www.ticktockharpduo.com/

Gloria – Exultate – Exultate EX 41 – 4, 12, 13, 14, plus 7 on 12/24 http://www.exultate.org/

The Savior Is Born – Exultate – Exultate EX 61 – 1, 2, 5, 10, 11 http://www.exultate.org/

A Ceremony of Carols – Exultate – Exultate EX 101 – 13, 14, 15, 16, 18 http://www.exultate.org/

All On A Christmas Morning – Exultate – Exultate EX 21 – 9, 10, plus 5 & 6 on 12/24 http://www.exultate.org/

*Unsilent Nights – Phil Kline – Cantaloupe 21005 – 8, 9 http://www.cantaloupemusic.com/

 

Wednesday, December 19th: Jazz/Blues/Latin

Swingin’ Christmas – Various – Rhino 79998 – 4, 5, 6, 11, 14, 18 – http://www.rhino.com/

Maxjazz Holiday – Various – Maxjazz 301 – 4, 5, 6, 7, 9  http://www.maxjazz.com/

*Playboy’s Latin Jazz Christmas: A Not So Silent Night – Various – Playboy Jazz 7501 – 1, 3, 4 http://www.concordrecords.com/

A Nancy Wilson Christmas – Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild 1008 – 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12 http://www.telarc.com/

A Christmas Postcard – Kathy Schweiger – Altenburgh 70031 – 2, 3, 4, 6, 10  http://www.altenburgh.com/

*Blue Xmas: Christmas Blues Instrumentals – Various – Evidence 26118 – 2, 3, 4, 13, 16 mailto:EvidenceMusic@aol.com

*A Wisconsin Christmas In Concert – Various – Altenburgh 70029 – 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 14, 15 - http://www.altenburgh.com/

**A Cathy Morris Christmas – no label or # - 1, 7, 9 http://www.cathymorris.com/

Groovin’ Jazz Christmas – Various – Gold Circle 50007 – 1, 2, 3, 7, 8 http://www.goldcircle.com/

Deck The Halls – Otis Read & Friends – North Star 151 – 2, 4, 5, 8 http://www.northstarmusic.com/

Baby, It’s Cold Outside – Holly Cole – Alert 81038 – 1, 2, 4, 5 , plus 6, 8, 10, 11 on 12/22 http://www.alertmusic.com/

**The Adventures in Jazz Orchestra Celebrates Christmas – Tee Bee Music 1960 – 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9

Windy Christmas – Tatsu Aoki Quartet – IEL 1006 – 1, 4, 6, 9 http://www.petey.com/tatsu/

Christmas Jam – Chris Ho – Merrimack 10182 – 2, 12 http://www.merrimackrecords.com/

Joy – Spirit – Crimson Heart Records, no # - 4, 9 http://www.fundraisingspirit.com/

 

Thursday, December 20th: Pop/Rock/Country/Gospel

Christmas Treasures – Andy Williams – Neon Tonic 6501 – 1, 4, 5, 6 http://www.concordrecords.com/

Crooners Christmas – Various – North Star 135 – 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 15 http://www.northstarmusic.com/

Christmas With Perry Como – Green Hill 5260 – 2, 3, 7, 10 http://www.greenhillmusic.com/

Streetcorner Carols – Alley Cats – North Star 154 – 4, 7, 9, 12, 14 http://www.northstarmusic.com/

Surfin’ Christmas – Wave Benders – CMH 7200 – 1, 6, 12  http://www.cmhrecords.com/

* A Holiday Feast Vol. VI – Various – Hungry For Music 0014 – 1, 2, 3, 12, 13, 14, 18, 21 http://www.hungryformusic.com/

A Groove Christmas – Rita di Ghent – Groove Productions 1200 – 1 http://www.ritadighent.com/

It’s Christmas – Dr. Duke Tumatoe – J-Bird 80360 – 4 http://www.j-birdrecords.com/

*Sounds Like Christmas – December People – Magna Carta 9025 – 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 http://www.magnacarta.net/

The Big 80’s Christmas – Various – Rhino 74381 – 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14 http://www.rhino.com/

*Christmas Time In Texas – Dale Watson – Audium 8134 – 3, 4, 8, 9, 12 http://www.kochentertainment.com/

Christmas, My Favorite Time Of Year – Paul Overstreet – Scarlet Moon 4444 – 4, 7, 8, 10, 11 http://www.pauloverstreet.com/

Country Legends Christmas – Various – Green Hill 5248 – 1, 3, 5, 8, 9, 11, 12 http://www.greenhillmusic.com/

*Father Christmas – Deana Carter – Rounder 11661-0496 – 1, 3, 4, 7 http://www.rounder.com/

Canadian Christmas – The Falcons – Falcon Beach 983 – 1, 2, 3 http://www.falconbeachmusic.com/

Christmas: A Time For Joy – Bill & Gloria Gaither and their Homecoming Friends – Spring House 2350 – 1, 2, 8, 9, 11, 13, 18

Emmanuel – Norman Hutchins & JDI Christmas – JDI, no # - 2, 3, 4, 8 – http://www.jdirecords.com/

Christmas Wish – Stacie Orrico – Forefront 32588 – 3, 4, 5 – http://www.forefrontrecords.com/

**Heavenly Peace – Darlene Koldenhoven – TimeArt 10993 – 2, 7, 8 www.darlenekoldenhoven.com

 

Friday, December 21st: World/Celtic/Bluegrass/Folk

A French Christmas – C.C. Couch – Sound Inventions 1001 – 3, 4, 7, 10, 12 – mailto:SoundInventions@aol.com

Wintersongs – Triakel – NorthSide 6061 – 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 13 http://www.noside.com/

Santa’s Gone Hawaiian – Various – Hana Ola 25000 – 1, 3, 4 http://www.cordinternational.com/

Island Christmas – One World – no label or # - 2, 5, 6, 7 http://www.oneworld-music.com/

It’s A Cuban Christmas – Various – Universal Music Latino 176 160 504 – 1, 3, 7, 9, 11, 12

*Christmas in an Irish Castle – Various -  California Revels, no # - Entire CD – http://www.calrevels.org/

A Christmas Celtic Sojourn – Various – Rounder 11661-7042 – 2, 3, 4, 6, 13, 14, 15, 17 http://www.rounder.com/

Mittens For Christmas – Kirkmount – Dorian 93236 – 1, 4, 5, 10 http://www.dorian.com/

*Christmas – The Sincere Ramblers – no label or # - 1, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9 mailto:bledford@watervalley.net

*A Folk Song Christmas – Various – American Melody 5120 – 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 12, 16 – http://www.americanmelody.com/

Sanders Family Christmas: Smoke On The Mountain Part II – Daywind 1215 – 1, 2, 4, 6, 14 http://www.daywind.com/

**Comfort and Joy – Margo Hennebach and Mark Saunders – no label or # - 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13 http://www.primecd.com/margo.htm

**A Folk Christmas – Jeanie Fitchen – Carry It On 4640 – 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 13, 14 – http://www.jfitchen.com/

Home for Christmas – Gerri Gribi – Lilyfern, no # - 2, 4, 6, 10, 13 http://www.creativefolk.com/

Saturday, December 22nd: Potpourri

Christmas In London – Stars of the London Stage – Silva Screen 5026 – 3, 5, 9, 11, 14, 15 – http://www.silvascreen.com/

All Is Calm, All Is Bright – D. C. Anderson – LML 136 – 5, 6, 8, 14, 15 http://www.lmlmusic.com/

*A Merry Little Christmas – Courtenay Collins – Mamma Sez TO387 – 2, 3, 5, 6, 10 – http://www.mammasez.com/

**This Christmas...My Favorite Things – Margaret Carlson – Blue Moon Music 001 – 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9

**Behold That Star! – Various – Revels Records 2001 – Entire CD  http://www.revels.org/

Christmas Favorites – Daughters of St. Paul – Pauline Records 1558 – 2, 3, 4, 6, 11, 14, 15 http://www.pauline.org/

Christmas Extraordinaire – Mannheim Steamroller – American Gramaphone, no # - 1, 4, 5, 6, 11 http://www.mannheimsteamroller.com/

Harpsichord Carols – Jackson Berkey – SDG Records 011 – 3, 5, plus 9 on 12/24 http://www.berkey.com/

Above All The Bustle – Impromptu – Impromptu 9801 – 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 15 – PH 207-827-7014

It’s Always Been About Love – Spirit – Crimson Heart, no # - 1, 7, 9 http://www.fundraisingspirit.com/

Unplugged Holiday Music – Spirit – Crimson Heart, no # - 5, 7, 12 http://www.fundraisingspirit.com/

Christmas A cappella Music – Spirit – Crimson Heart, no # - 8, 9, 10 http://www.fundraisingspirit.com/

Sunday, December 23rd: Classic/Choral II

**O Rising Dawn – Opus 7 – Loft 1003 – 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 21 http://www.loftrecordings.com/

**Christmas With Chanticleer – Teldec 85555 – 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 22, 23 http://www.warnerclassics.com/chanticleer

*Fair With Her Firstborn – Tudor Choir – Pelican PR-FWHF – 1, 3, 7, 11, 14, 15, 17 http://www.scn.org/arts/tudorchoir

**He Comes To Us – St. Olaf College – St. Olaf Records 2388 – entire set – http://www.stolafrecords.com/

*Symphohmania – Frederick Hohman – Pro Organo 7077 4 thru 11 http://www.zarex.com/

Christmas At Transfiguration – Transfiguration Catholic Church, Marietta, GA – Transfiguration Music VOSS01 – 2, 4, 5, 10, 11, 15, 16 http://www.transfiguration.com/

Sounds of Christmas – Nashua Flute Choir – no label or # - 4, 5, 6 http://home.earthlink.net/~rgpierce/nfc

God Comes Tomorrow... – Cathedral Singers – GIA 494 – 2, 4, 5, 6, 14, 16, 19 http://www.giamusic.com/

**A Scandinavian Christmas – Choral Arts Northwest – Loft 1017 – 3, 6, 9, 12, 14, 15 http://www.loft.cc/

**Sing We Noel – Washington Men’s Camerata – Gothic 49128 – 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 17
Monday, December 24th: Music For A Silent Night

Christmas Through The Ages – Various – Hyperion Noel 1 – 1, 4, 5, 9, 10, 23 http://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/

*John Rutter: Music for Christmas  - Polyphony, City of London Sinfonia – Hyperion 67245 – 2, 3, 5, 7, 9, 13, 20 http://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/

Angel Voices – The Western Wind – Western Wind 1224 – 1, 4, 6, 7, 15, 18 http://www.westernwind.org/

Carol of the Birds – Choirs of St. Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle – Loft 1016 – 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 16, 20 http://www.loftrecordings.com/

Christmas – Monsignor Carl J. Marucci – Elation 8802 – 1, 2, 3, 7 http://www.ethereanmusic.com/

Joy To The World – Exultate – Exultate EX 11 – 2, 4, 5, 7 http://www.exultate.org/

What Child Is This? – Esteban – Daystar, no # - 1, 7 http://www.estebanmusic.com/

*A Christmas Fantasy – Noel Lester – RWYA CRL 0137 – 3, 7, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15 http://www.137.com/lester

Six String Christmas – Bob Rafkin – Lake Ridge, no # - 1, 3, 7, 8, 10 http://www.bobrafkin.com/

Amy & Friends At Christmas – Amy Collins – Another Stellar Product, no # - 1, 3, 6, 7, 10, 11 http://www.oboe.net/

White Christmas – James Edwards – no label or # - 1, 2, 4, 9, 10

*One Bright Star – Marty Haugen & Marc Anderson – GIA 512 – 2, 5, 7, 8, 11 http://www.giamusic.com/

Holiday – DavidTolk – North Star 153 – 1, 2, 6, 8, 12 http://www.northstarmusic.com/

**Three Guitars – Theodore Irwin – Sound Inventions 1003 – 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 http://www.soundinventions.com/

Dawn of Redeeming Grace: Christmas At St. Olaf Vol. VII - St. Olaf 2198 – 17 http://www.stolafrecords.com/

Welcome Christmas! - S:t Jacob’s Chamber Choir - Proprius 9138 - 5, 6

Christmas Greetings - Riga Radio Choir - Excelsior EXC-2-9601 – 19

Magic In December - Tom Barabas - Barabas Productions TB101CD: 2 (This is the only selection that has been played every year for 11 years; it is the "signoff" for the final program.)

 

 

Supplier Contact Information:

Many—but far from all-of the recordings heard on the programs can be obtained from the following large-scale internet CD sellers:

http://www.amazon.com/ http://www.cdnow.com/ http://www.buy.com/ http://www.towerrecords.com/ http://www.bn.com/

 

More specialized sellers include:

CLASSICAL: H&B Recordings Direct – www.hbdirect.com

A CAPPELLA: Mainely A Cappella – www.a-cappella.com

A CAPPELLA: Primarily A Cappella – www.singers.com

by Clark, Leslie A. last modified Dec 07, 2011 08:32 AM