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2003 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 – web or e-mail address (provided only for companies that supplied promotional copies for the programs)

 

*   Recording of Special Merit

** Recording of Exceptional Merit

 

Last year I reported the following on my playlist: “2002 was an unusual year for the programs; I was on the air for more hours than ever, but the number of new Christmas CDs was sharply down.”  2003 was exactly the opposite—I was on the air for fewer hours (28), but a large number of new CDs arrived late in the season, forcing me to play a little less of each than I would have liked.  Perhaps 2004 will hold equilibrium for my program!

 

Friday, December 19th: Classical/Choral

 Christmas with the Tallis Scholars – Gimell CDGIM 202 – 1, 2, 3, 7 http://www.harmoniamundi.com

*Palestrina: Music for Advent and Christmas – Westminster Cathedral Choir/Martin Baker – Hyperion CDA 67396 – 2, 4, 11 http://www.harmoniamundi.com

*Christmas Rediscovered – John Walker – Pro Organo CD 7189 – 1, 3, 4/plus 6, 12, 15 on the 21st http://www.zarex.com/

Bach: Leipzig Christmas Cantatas – Collegium Vocale Gent/Philippe Herreweghe – Harmonia Mundi HMC 901781/82 – CD 2: 8, 10, 12, 16, 17, 20, 23 http://www.harmoniamundi.com

Bach: Christmas Oratorio – The Netherlands Bach Society – Channel Classics CCS SA 20103 – 1, 5, 9, 10, 12, 59, 64 http://www.channelclassics.com/

Nativity: Christmas Music from Georgian England – The Parley of Instruments/Psalmody/Peter Holman – Hyperion CDA 67443 – 5, 14, 15, 16 www.harmoniamundi.com

**An American Christmas: Shapenote Cartols from New England & Appalachia – The Tudor Choir/ Doug Fullington – Loft LRCD 1060 – 5, 7, 9 http://www.gothicrecords.com/

*Small Wonder: Christmas At St. Paul’s, K Street – St. Paul’s Parish Choir & Choristers/ Jeffrey Smith – Pro Organo 7190 – 4, 11, 13, 17/plus 19 on the 21st http://www.zarex.com/

*Ave Rex – The Choir of Christ and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church (Norfolk, VA)/Allen Shaffer – Pro Organo 7192 – 5, 8, 9, 10, 11 http://www.zarex.com/

Wonder Tidings: Christmas Music of Stephen Paulus – Magnum Chorum/David Dickau – Clarion MCC 4 – 4 thru 8 http://www.magnumchorum.org/

An Angel’s Christmas – Sara Botkin – (no  label or number) – 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13

We Three Kings – Irish Tenors – Razor & Tie 7930182897 – 4, 8, 12, 13 – http://www.razorandtie.com/

Samuel Barber (works) – Royal Scottish National Orch./Marin Alsop – Naxos 8.559133 – 4 – http://www.naxos.com/

Christmas Joy - Duelin’ Sopranos – Duelin’ Sopranos DS 101 – 3, 8, 9, 10 - http://www.duelinsopranos.com/

A Yuletide Enigma – West Coast Enigma – WCE 2-2002 – 4, 8

O Abies: Christmas Carols In Latin – C.C. Couch/Teddy Irwin – Sound Inventions LLC/Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers BCP 0001 – 4, 7, 8 – http://www.bolchazy.com/

A Majestic Christmas with the U.S. Air Force Symphony Orchestra – Doxology DXD 7102 – 1, 3, 5, 9 – http://www.doxology.com/

The Cambridge Singers Christmas Album – John Rutter, director – Collegium CSCD 512 – 1, 4 http://www.collegiumusa.com/

 

Saturday, December 20th: Rock/Pop

 Count Your Blessings – Barbara Cook – DRG 91479 – 6, 11, 13, 15 – http://www.drgrecords.com/

Songs of the Season – Dobie Gray – (no label or number) – 1, 2, 6, 7 – http://www.dobiegray.com/

Sweet Sounds of Christmas – Patti Page – DRG 1480 – 1, 6, 8, 11 - http://www.drgrecords.com/

O Holy Night: A Drifters Christmas – Bill Pickney & The Original Drifters – Fuel 2000 302 061 350 – http://www.originaldrifters.com/

Christmas with the Von Trapp Children – Rattlesby Records RLB 1006 – 3, 5, 6, 8, 10 –http://www.vontrappchildren.com/

Holiday Pops! – Peter Nero and the Philly Pops – DRG 91478 – 2, 4, 5, 7 - http://www.drgrecords.com/

The Jethro Tull Christmas Album – Fuel 2000 302 061 340 – 2, 6, 11, 13

Chicago Christmas: What’s It Gonna Be, Santa? – Rhino R2 73892 – 1, 3, 10, 12 http://www.rhino.com/

* Can’t Stop Thinking About Christmas – Universal Honey – 41 Records 91033 – 1, 4, 7, 8, 9 – http://www.universalhoney.com/

Presents – Dread Zeppelin – Cash Cow 5606 – 3, 4, 6, 8

A Santa Cause: It’s a Punk Rock Christmas – Various -  Immortal 60002 – 4, 6, 9, 12, 14 – http://www.immortalrecords.com/

Holiday Remixed – Various – BasicLux  BL 9202 – 1, 3, 6 – http://www.basiclux.com/

The Christmas Project – Rich Harris – Jamzone (no number) – 5, 7, 8, 9 –mailto:contactrich@aol.com

The Reindeer Room Volume II: A Christmas Chillout – Various – Kriztal Entertainment KRI CD 3020 – 1, 3, 5 http://www.kriztal.com/

Christmas Remixed: Holiday Classics Re-Grooved – Various – Six Degrees 675036 1095 – 1, 2, 5, 9 http://www.sixdegreesrecords.com/

Christmas Spirit – The Carolliers/George Makredes – Anoel 1017-6872 – 1

*Genuine Houserockin’ Christmas – Various – Alligator Records XMAS 9202 – 1, 3, 5, 8, 9, 12 – http://www.alligator.com/

Of A Child: Season Of Grace – Kathleen Kelley & Cathleen Wong - 1 of 2 ckathleens productions 74210 – 2, 5, 8, 10, 11

 

Sunday, December 21st: Classical/Choral 2

 Holiday Classics – Appleton North Choirs – (no label or number) – 4, 8, 15, 21, 24, 25

*Westwind Christmas – RKAL 1002 – 1, 2, 5, 7

Home For The Holidays – White Heron Chorale/Richard Bjella – (no label or number) – 3, 4, 8, 15 – http://www.whiteheronchorale.org/

**Ris’n With Healing In His Wings: Christmas At St. Olaf – The 2002 St. Olaf College Christmas Festival – St. Olaf Records E-2564 – entire CD – http://www.stolafrecords.com/

*Wolcum Yule – Anonymous 4 with Andrew Lawrence-King – Harmonia Mundi HMU 907325 – 4, 7, 8, 11, 12, 14 – http://www.harmoniamundi.com/

From Darkness to Light: An Advent Procession – The Choir of Wellington Cathedral/Andrew Cantrill – Raven OAR-630 – 9, 13, 18, 24 – http://www.ravencd.com/

**Glorious Splendor: Christmas with the Washington Chorus – Robert Shafer, director – Gothic 49220 – 2, 6, 8, 9 – http://www.gothicrecords.com/

Great Joy: A Gospel Christmas – Michael McElroy and the Broadway Inspirational Voices – Sh-K-Boom 6000 – 1, 4, 5, 8, 9 – http://www.sh-k-boom.com/

PLUS my annual recording of the Oshkosh Chamber Singers’ “A Festival Of Nine Lessons and Carols” concert,  made on December 13, 2003

 

Monday, December 22nd: Jazz

 *Christmas At Mast Cove – Thomas Snow – Mast Cove Galleries MCG 100201 – 1, 2, 5

* When I Think of Christmas – Chris Bennett – Rhombus RHO 6001 – 1, 2, 6, 7, 9 http://www.chrisbennett.com/

*Gumbo Christmas – The Dixieland Ramblers – Summit DCD 370 – 1, 3, 8, 11 http://www.summitrecords.com/

The Hammond Organ of Christmas – Rhoda Scott – Sunnyside Communications SSC 3017 – 9, 12, 14, 15

With a Christmas Heart – Patrick Lamb – Patrick Lamb Productions PLP853378000920 – 1, 2, 5, 9  http://www.patricklamb.com/

The New England Jazz Ensemble Wishes you A Cookin’ Christmas – Sea Breeze SB 2125 – 1, 4, 5 http://www.neje.org/

*A Christmas Present from The Caroling Company – Variety Artists VAG 4224 – 1, 2, 6, 8, 12, 16 http://www.thecarolingcompany.com/

O’ Christmas Trio – The Ken Foster Trio – (no label or number) – 4, 6, 8, 9 http://www.kenfoster.com/

Quintessence goes Christmas – Quintessence Saxophone Quartet – CPO Special 999 917 – 2, 3, 11

Let It Snow – Tamer Tewfik – Swamp Queen 0002 – 1, 3, 4, 7 http://www.tamertewfik.com/

Peace Round – Yellowjackets – Yellowjackets YJ 002 – 6, 10 http://www.yellowjackets.com/

**Merry Magic – Eric Reed – MaxJazz MXJ 302 – 3, 7, 8, 10 http://www.maxjazz.com/

*Putumayo Presents Christmas Around The World – Various – Putumayo World Music PUT 218 – 1, 3, 4, 8, 12 http://www.putumayo.com/

Mistletoe Magic – Various – Quicksilver QSCD 4008 – 1, 5, 6

This Christmas – Clairdee – Declare Music (no number) – 3, 4, 5 http://www.clairdee.com/

*Follow That Star – The Gents – Channewl Classics CCS SA 20403 – 4, 5, 6, 15/ plus 3 & 16 on the 24th – http://www.channelclassics.com/

Yulesville – Various – Shout Factory DK 30419 – 2, 3, 5, 7, 13 http://www.shoutfactory.com/

Cool December – Various – Shout Factory DK 30274 – 2, 10 http://www.shoutfactory.com/

Under The Mistletoe – Various – Shout Factory DK 30271 – 1, 2, 7, 8, 14 http://www.shoutfactory.com/

 

Tuesday, December 23rd: Bluegrass/Country/Folk

 *A Pinecastle Christmas Gatherin’ – Various – Pinecastle PRC 1133 – 7, 9, 12, 16, 17 http://www.pinecastle.com/

Smoky Mountain Christmas – Raymond Fairchild – Rural Rhythm RHY 290 http://www.ruralrhythm.com/

*Joy For Christmas Day – Kathy Mattea – Narada 70876-18072 – 1, 3, 4, 5, 8 http://www.mattea.com/

For Christ’s Sake – John Graboff – Confidential Recordings CON 3004 – 9, 10 http://www.confidentialrecordings.com/

*New England Yuletide – The New England Christmastide Musicians – North Star Music NS 182 – 1, 3, 5, 8, 9, 13, 21, 23 http://www.northstarmusic.com/

Winter Kolednica: Seasonal Carols from Slovenia – Various – Naxos World 76053 – 12, 16, 17, 21, 28 http://www.naxosworld.com/

Christmas in the Mountains – Various – Rebel Records REB-CD 1800 – 2, 5, 7, 12 http://www.rebelrecords.com/

Irish Christmas – Craig Duncan, prod. – Green Hill GHD 5367 – 1, 3, 4, 10 http://www.greenhillmusic.com/

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas – Suzy Bogguss – Compadre 9251522 – 1, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12 http://www.compadrerecords.com/

*Glad Tidings – The Parallel String Band & Friends – North Star Music NS 187 – 1, 2, 4, 7, 9, 11 http://www.northstarmusic.com/

*Joy To The World – Acoustic Eidolon – Acoustic Eidolon EID 802 – 2, 4, 5, 6 http://www.eidolonmusic.net/

**A Very Special Acoustic Christmas – Various – Lost Highway 80001038 – 3, 4, 6, 9, 12 http://www.losthighwayrecords.com/

**Merrily Greet The Time – Sue Richards & Maggie Sansone – Maggie’s Music MM 228 – 2, 4, 6, 10, 11, 17, 18, 22 http://www.maggiesmusic.com/

Christmas On the Mountain - Craig Duncan, prod. – Green Hill GHD 5366 – 2, 7, 10, 11, 13 http://www.greenhillmusic.com/

Bluegrass Christmas - Craig Duncan, prod. – Green Hill GHD 5348 – 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 10, 13 http://www.greenhillmusic.com/

Christmas Panpipes – David Arkenstone, prod. – Green Hill GHD 5347 – 4, 5, 13 http://www.greenhillmusic.com/

Mountain Snow and Mistle Two – Bridget Ball & Christopher Shaw – Hudson River Co. HUD 9410 – 9, 10, 12

The Simple Gift of Christmas – Tim Janis – Tim Janis Ensemble TJE-CD-1225 – 1, 7, 8, 10 http://www.timjanis.com/

 

Wednesday, December 24th : Piano/Guitar

 Xmas Ecstasy – Peter Kater – Silver Wave SD 937 – 1, 5 http://www.silverwave.com/

Christmas By Candlelight – Denis Solee with The Jeff Steinberg Orchestra – Green Hill GHD 5358 – 2, 4, 7, 12 http://www.greenhillmusic.com/

Christmas Light: Themes and Variations – Steve Holt – Inner Music IMD 001 – 2, 5, 7 http://www.cdbaby.com/

Christmas Collection – Ted Brabham & Friends – (no label or number) – 1, 13 http://www.tedbrabham.com/

Carol: A Christmas Journey – Zola Van – (no label or number) – 2, 3, 4 http://www.zolavan.com/

Crystalline Christmas – Richard Carr – Rec’D Music RECD 1007 – 4, 11, 12 http://www.richardcarr.com/

O Come Emmanuel – David Nevue – Midnight Rain Productions MRP2800CD – 4, 7, 9, 12 http://www.rainmusic.com/

**Candlelight Christmas – John E. Coates – Doxology Records DXD 7100 – 6, 11, 12, 13, 14 http://www.doxology.com/

*A Classical Guitar Christmas – Michael Ryan – (no label or number) – 7, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17 http://www.michaelryanmusic.com/

*Julen Er Her – The Real Group – EMI Music Norway 595588 – 1, 9

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

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

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 internet CD seller:

http://www.towerrecords.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 Nov 22, 2011 03:23 PM