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2005 Playlist

 *Recording of Special Merit
**Recording of Exceptional Merit
***Christmas Spirit Award (this goes to those few recordings that, independent of their musical quality, embody the Christmas spirit)

MONDAY, DECEMBER 19

Barbara Martin and Mac Walter - "Tis The Season" - 3, 4, 6, 10
El McMeen - "The Soul of Christmas Guitar" - 2, 7, 9, 12
Mack Bailey - "Star Light" - 2, 3, 11
Bev Barnett & Greg Newton - "Starry, Starry Night" - 1, 4, 6
The Ennis Sisters - Christmas on Ennis Road - 4, 8, 9
*Robin Berry, Bobby Schnitzer & David Young - "A Christmas Dream" - 1, 2, 6, 7
Leslie Ritter & Scott Petito - "This Christmas Morning" - 3, 4, 10
*Gary Doles - "The Night of Heaven and Earth" - 2, 3, 6
*Diane Zeigler - "December in Vermont" - 3, 4, 6, 10
Gail Rodgers - "Winterhymn" - 2, 6, 9
John Mock - "Christmas in New England" - 2, 4, 5 
Helen Avakian - "Vanishing Point" - 11
*Peter Mayer - "Midwinter" - 2, 3, 6, 8
Trace Bundy - "O Night Divine" - 1, 5, 8
Steve Meisner - "Forever Christmas" - 4, 6, 8, 12
Sean Lomax - "Whistling This Christmas" - 2, 4, 5, 12, 16
Martin Sexton - "Camp Holiday" - 3, 4, 7, 8
Don Latarski - "Guitars on Holiday" - 3, 7, 8, 11
*Misty River - "Mid Winter" - 3, 6, 8, 9, 12
Craig Chaquico - "Holiday" - 4, 10
Ottmar Liebert - "Winter Rose" - 4, 6
David HB Drake & Elizabeth Friedman - "Let There Be Light" - 6, 8, 11
Gavin Coyle - "Gentle Christmas" - 3, 5, 10, 14
Bill Perry - "A Christmas Carol" - 2, 5, 10
John Fallon - (untitled 2-song EP) - 2
***Cori Connors - "Sleepy Little Town" - 1, 3, 5, 9
*Eric Tingstad & Nancy Rumbel - "Comfort and Joy" - 1, 3, 7
Randy Bernsen - "Angels we Have Heard On High..." - 2, 3, 5, 9
Bill Leslie - "Christmas In Carolina" - 2, 6, 7, 11

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20

*Bruce Kurnow - "Holidays in Harmonicaland" - 5, 7, 14, 1, 11
The Butties - "12 Greatest Carols" - 1, 2, 3, 6, 7
*Various - Santa Has Left the Building - 1, 4, 11, 14
Marshall Tucker - "Carolina Christmas" - 3, 6, 8, 10
Rudy and the Surf Kings - "do Christmas" - 1, 3, 6, 9
The Brian Setzer Orchestra - "Dig That Crazy Christmas" - 1, 2, 3, 10
Sloan Wainwright - "On A Night Before Christmas" - 3, 4, 8, 9
Jefferson Pepper - "Christmas in Fallujah" - 1, 7
Various - Reindeer Room Vol. 3 - 2, 8, 12
Various - Christmas Remixed 2 - 5, 7, 8
Elu - "December" 4, 6
Arctic Express - "Carol of the Bells" - 3, 5, 7
* Various - Christmas In The Northwest - 3, 7, 9, 13
Various - Holiday Heart - CD 1: 10, 13, 16, 19; CD 2: 7, 17
Various - Happy Holidays Las Vegas - 13, 14, 18
Tony Orlando and Dawn - "A Christmas Reunion" - 5, 8, 14
Hawksley Workman - "Almost A Full Moon" - 2, 5, 6, 10
Charles Tapp - Christmas Songs" - 3, 7, 9
Lords A Leaping Volume II - 7, 8, 10, 11
Les Kerr - "Christmas on The Coast" - 1, 2, 5, 7
The Hot Rods - "Christmas" - 10, 12, 13
Donna Colton - "Christmas" - 1, 6, 7, 8
Michael Fawcett - "These Make The Season" - 8, 12, 15
Various - Hawaiian Style Christmas 2 - 1, 4, 9, 10
Images - "Images of Christmas" - 2, 5, 7, 10
Scot Wisniewski "A Classic Christmas" - 5, 6, 10
Monique Danielle - "15 Christmas Classics" - 2, 4, 5, 7
Sarah Pierce - "It Must Be Christmas Time" - 1, 2, 3, 5
Debbie Zepick - "See Amid The Winter's Snow" - 6, 8

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21

Mithril - "Winter's ay" - 1, 3, 5, 7
Music for a Winter's Eve - 2, 6, 9, 14
Craig & Kara Markley - "Once Upon A Winter Moon" - 1, 9, 12
Jeff Johnson & Brian Dunning - "Stars in the Morning East" - 1, 2, 4
Jessica Radcliffe, Lisa Ekstrom & Martin Simpson - "Beautiful Darkness" - 2, 7
**Shira Kammen - "The Castle of the Holly King" - 1, 2, 3, 4, 10
Various - Where Will You Be Christmas Day? - 2, 9, 11
Odetta - "Gonna Let It Shine" - 3, 4, 5, 9
The Sound of the Northwest - "The Gift: Love (Part 1)" - 3, 6, 7, 9, 11
The Calvarymen - "A Christmas Gift" - 1, 2, 7, 9, 12
Lynda Randle - "Christmas" - 1, 2, 6, 10
Sandi Patty - "Yuletide Joy" - 8, 9, 12
Steven Curtis Chapman -All I Really Want For Christmas" - 3, 8, 13
Martha Munizzi - "When He Came" - 1, 6, 8
Mark Bishop - "Christmas Time Is Here" - 3, 7, 9, 10
Cynthia Clawson - "Carols & Chant" - 1, 3, 6, 10, 19
Tony Perry - "Christmas" - 3, 9, 13
Mercyme - "The Christmas Sessions" - 1, 2, 4, 9
Denver & The Mile High Orchestra - "Timeless Christmas" - 5, 6, 7, 10
Chuck Wagon Gang - "Christmas Classics" - 1, 4, 6, 7
Chuck Wagon Gang - "An Old Fashioned Christmas" - 3, 7, 10, 11
Various - Stars & Snow: A Texas Country Christmas - 1, 3, 5
Monroe Crossing - "The Happy Holidays" - 1, 2, 7, 8, 11, 15
Oak Ridge Boys - "Christmas Cookies" - 2, 5, 6, 10, 11
Bobby Maynard - "Holly Jolly Pickin'" - 1, 4, 6, 7, 10
Ricky Skaggs - "A Skaggs Family Christmas" - 1, 2, 6, 8, 13
Iskwelahang Pilipino Rondalla of Boston "Pasko Sa Amerika" - 1, 2, 5, 6, 11, 13
Ilona Yue - "Ilona's Christmas" - 1, 3, 4, 9 
Lalo Davila & Orkesta Cubana - "Feliz Navidad" - 1, 3, 6
Marina Rossell - "Nadal" - 5, 8, 11

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22

(The first five CDs here, plus the Cantus and Concordia CDs, are distributed by Clarion records)

The Sixteen - "Christus Natus Est: An Early English Christmas" - 2, 4, 9, 8, 14, 18
*The Sixteen - "A Ceremony of Carols: Britten Choral Works II" - 1-12
*The Sixteen - "Devotion to our Lady: Tomas Luis de Victoria" - 1
Arcangeli Chamber Chorus and Orchestra - "Joy For Every Age" - 3, 6, 10
*Seattle Pro Musica - "Weihnachten: A German Christmas" - 8, 13, 14, 17
University of Texas at Austin Trombone Choir - "Christmas with..." - 4, 8, 10, 14
The Choir of St. Thomas Church, NYC - "Christmas on Fifth Avenue" - 3, 5, 9, 10, 18
*The Vocal Arts Ensemble of Cincinnati - "Christmas Holidays" - 2, 3, 4, 15
Witold Lutoslawski - Twenty Polish Christmas Carols - 1-7

(The next 5 CDs are from groups based in the Twin Cities area)

*The Rose Ensemble - "Slavic Holiday" - 2, 9, 19
Mila Vocal Ensemble & Orkestar Bez Ime - "From A Dark Night" - 1, 2, 6, 9, 11, 13, 15
Cantus - "Comfort and Joy: Volume Two" - 1, 7, 12, 13, 15
*2004 Concordia College Christmas Concert - "The Lord Is My Shepherd" - 6, 11, 12, 14, 16, 20
Christmas At St. Olaf - *"2004 - Child of Light Be Born In Us" - CD 1: 2, 3, 7, 12, 16; CD 2: 8, 9, 14, 15
Caliban - "Caliban Does Christmas" - 4, 9
*The Singers - Minnesota Choral Artists "Shout The Glad Tidings" - 6, 8, 9, 23
Magnum Chorum - "Wonderful Mystery" - 6, 7, 8, 9, 16
Magnum Chorum - "Welcome All Wonders" - 2, 13, 16, 17
*Boston Brass - Christmas Bells Are Swingin' - 5, 6, 7, 8

(The four discs that follow collectively merit the *** Christmas Spirit Award. In 17 years of programming Christmas music, I have only rarely seen such an astonishing combination of musical excellence and genuine Christmas spirit.)

Conspirare - "Christmas at the Carillon 2000" - 2, 3, 8, 11
Conspirare - "Back To The Garden" - 7, 11, 19, 20, 21, 23
Conspirare - "Where Does Morning Lie" - 2, 6, 11, 16, 18, 19, 21
Conspirare - "Nearer" - 1, 16, 17, 21, 24, 25
Bournemouth Symphony Chorus and Orchestra - "A Christmas Choral Spectacular" - 1, 3, 6
Western New York Children's Chorus - "If Angels Could Sing" - 2, 4, 9, 10, 11
Canticle - "O Wondrous Mystery" - 7, 8, 10, 15
Toronto Consort - "Praetorius Christmas Vespers" - 10, 14

 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23

Bruno Hubert Trio & B3 Kings - "A Cellar Live Christmas" - 3, 5, 6
The Acme Brass Co. - "X-mas X-ing" - 1, 7, 8, 10
Sam Levine - "Christmas By The Fire" - 1, 11, 12
Ken Foster Trio - "A Holly Jolly Christmas" - 1, 4, 6, 7
Preston Smith - "Christmas Blues and other standards" - 1, 4, 7, 8
Gemini Soul - " A Cyber Jazz Holiday" - 6, 7
Gap Mangione - "Family Holidays" - 1, 4, 15
Peter Smith Quartet - "Yule Like This" - 2, 3, 11
Joe Hesh - "Christmas" - 4, 6, 9
Janet Seidel - "Hooray for Christmas" - 1, 5, 10
Dave Powers - "Christmas Collection" - 2, 3, 9
Stephen Kummer Trio, Chris McDonald Orchestra - "Christmas In The City" - 1, 7, 10
R. Cory Johnson - "A Musical Christmas for the Soul" - 3, 8, 10
Greg Vail - "Is It Christmas Yet?" - 5, 7, 9
Marie Alexandre - "Yule Fool" - 1, 6, 7
Diane Krall - "Christmas Songs" - 1, 3, 4, 5
Edward Tobin "'Tis The Season To Be Groovy" - 1, 4, 8
*Connie Evingson - "The Secret of Christmas" - 2, 6, 8, 10
*The David Leonhardt Jazz Group - "I'll Be Home For Christmas" - 1, 4, 6, 10
Judith Owen - "Christmas In July" - 3, 4
Joel Brown - "Christmas Cedar and Spruce" - 1, 3, 6
*The Blenders - "Most Wonderful Time" - 2, 3, 7, 8, 10
Wes Burden - "Christmas Journey" - 1, 3, 9
Donna Ruzicka - "Season's Greetings" - 1, 3, 6, 8
Christoph Spendel Christmas Jazz Trio - "Silent Night" - 2, 5, 6
Mary Stahl - "I'd Like You For Christmas" - 2, 3, 7, 10
Mark Russo - "Instrumental Christmas" - 1, 5, 7, 9
Barbara Montgomery "Noel" - 6, 9

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24 - Music for a Silent Night

Vicky Emerson - "A Winter Moment" - 2, 4, 12
Philip Wesley - "Comfort and Joy" - 3, 4, 6
Michael Chapdelaine - "Guitar for Christmas" - 1, 3, 8, 13
Noel Lester - "A Family Christmas With The Lesters" - 2, 6, 10
**Valarie Alexandra Valois - "Deck The Halls" - 1, 2, 6, 7, 10, 24
*Jim Gibson - "Carols for Christmas" - 1, 3, 5, 11, 13
Melinda Johnson - "The Shepherd's Carol" - 2, 5, 6, 9
Randy Klein - Piano Christmas! - 1, 4, 9, 14
**Becky Archibald - "The Christmas One" - 1-7
**Tony Sandate - "A Christmas Journey" - 12, 15
Richard Carr - "Christmastide: Christmas Around The World" - 3, 6, 8, 9, 11
*Jeremy Abbate - "Fifth & St. Nick" - 2, 5
*** Lorraine Nelson Wolf - "'twas in the moon of Winter time" - 1, 2, 3, 4, 6
Ann Sweeten - "An Acoustic Christmas" - 1, 6, 7, 11
Joe Curry - "Midnight Clear" - 1, 4, 10, 12
Debra Wendells Cross & Barbara Chapman - "Love's Pure Light" - 3, 4, 5, 10, 18
**Michael Dulin - "Christmas At Our House" - 2, 5, 9 
*Chip Mergott - "Silent Night: Christmas Carols for Acoustic Guitar" - 1, 4, 6, 10

MONDAY, DECEMBER 26

*Richard Sladek - "Christmas Favorites" - 1, 2, 4, 5, 6
Lorie Line - "My Favorite Things" - 6, 8, 14
Christie Forester - "Heartsong for Christmas" - 5, 7, 12
Juan Oskar - "Christmas Is For Grownups Too" - 2, 8, 15, 18, 24
Brad Hatfield - "Holidays at Home" - 4, 5, 6, 10, 11
Michael Loonan - "Piano for the Holidays" - 1, 5, 6, 7, 10
J.J. Sheridan - "An Irish Piano Christmas" - 2, 5, 6, 11
Neal Ewers - "The Joy of Christmas" - 2, 3, 11, 12
Sarah Lentz - "My Christmas Carols" - 1, 5, 8
Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass - "Christmas Album" - 3, 9, 10
Michael Loonan - "A Season of Grace" - 1, 14, 15
Conspirare - "Nearer: Christmas at the Carillon 2003" - Entire CD
Mike Boelter - "Joy to the World" - 4, 10
Oshkosh Chamber Singers 2005 9 Lessons & Carols concert (private recording)
Neal Ewers - "Peace on Earth" - 22

 

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