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2009 Playlist

Links for virtually all of the recordings can be found in the 2009 Post Crescent review, and the review of late arrivals, found elsewhere on this site.


While all of the CDs on the playlists were good enough to be on my show, some deserve to be singled out with the following awards:

(*) Recording of Special Merit

(**) Recording of Exceptional Merit


Where to acquire the CDs listed here? Apart from the links in the reviews, the two main sources are amazon.com and cdbaby.com. For a cappella CDs, the two prime sources are singers.com and a-cappella.com.

 
Saturday, December 19, 2009 1- 5 PM CST

"Christmas Jam" - Various Artists - 1, 2, 3, 6, 10, 11, 18 (call 715-294-2499 for info on obtaining this one)
"A Kindie Christmas" - The Hipwaders - 3, 7, 10
"Family Force 5's Christmas Pageant" - Family Force 5 - 1, 3, 5, 6, 9
"A Dreaded Xmas" - Those Dreaded Gnats - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
(*)"Winterbloom: Tradition Rearranged: - Duvekot, Heaton, Hutchinson, Zukerman  - 2, 3, 5, 7
"On The Holiday Highway" - The Christmas Jug Band - 2, 4, 10
"Do You Hear?" - Eric Loy - 5, 7, 10
"Putumayo Presents A Family Christmas" - Various Artists - 3, 5, 6, 7, 8
"An Awful Christmas and a Lousy New Year" - Swamp Dogg - 2, 3, 7, 8
"Gift Wrapped" - Brenda Kaye Pierce - 1, 3, 6, 7, 11
"The Magic of Christmas" - Lisa Kessler - 3, 5, 13
"A Holiday to Remember" - Audrey Malone & Michael Evans - 1, 4, 7, 9
"The Sounds of Christmas 2009" - Various Artists - 13, 14, 7, 9

Sunday, December 20, 2009 1-8 PM, CST

The first part of today's program comes from Germany, and its cathedrals in particular:

"Ich steh an deiner Krippen hier - Weihnacht mit den Essener Domsigknaben" - 1, 2, 3, 15, 16, 17
"Von Himmel Hoch - Weihnachtliche Kantaten und Motetten Norddeutscher Meister" - 3, 4, 6, 8
"Wie Schon Leuchtet der Morgenstern - Musik zur Weihnachtszeit" - Fautando Koln - 9-14
(*)"Vidimus Stellam" - Schola Gregoriana Monacensis - 5, 7, 9, 12
"Der Tag der ist so freudenreich - Munchner Weihnachtsmusik des 16. Jahrhunderts" - Die Gruppe fur Alte Musik Munchen - 1, 5, 9
"Es stot Ein Lind in Himelrich" - Freiburger Domsingknaben, Freiburger Spielleyt - 6, 7, 10, 11
(*)"Lund an es Liacht - Tiroler Volksweisen zur Weihnacht" - Osttiroler Viergesang, Konigswiesener Stubensmusik - 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 17, 19
"Europaische Weihnacht" - Knabenchor Hannover - 10-20
"Ein Kind is uns Geboren" - Augsburger Domsigknaben - 3, 5, 6, 10, 11, 20
"Stille Nacht...German Carols" - RIAS Kammerchor - 1, 4, 7, 11, 14, 17
(*)"Frohlocket ihr Volker auf Erden - German Romantic Christmas" - Munchener Bach-Chor - 2, 6, 7, 9, 11, 14, 17
"Zu Weihnachten in Deutschland" - Knabenchor Hannover - 2, 4, 18, 21, 26

The remainder comes from other European countries and Canada

(**)"What If Mozart Wrote 'White Christmas'" - The Northern Lights Orchestra - 1, 2, 11, 12
(*)"Magnum Mysterium" - Grex Vocalis - 1, 4, 13, 15, 16
"Julemesse - Missa in Nativitate Domini" - Solvguttene - 3, 4, 12, 18, 19
"a un nino llorando" - Quink Vocal Ensemble - 8, 9, 10, 17, 20, 22, 24
"The Manchester Carols" - The Manchester Carollers & the Northern Chamber Orchestra - 1, 5, 7, 9
"Carols by Candlelight - Music for Advent and Christmas" - The Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford - 2, 4, 10, 11, 16, 21
(*)"In Terra Pax - A Christmas Anthology" - City of London Choir, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, soloists - 2, 4, 6
"Le premier noel" - Marc Hervieux - 4, 6, 15
(*)"A Chatman Christmas" - University of British Columbia Singers - 1, 3, 5, 9, 12, 15, 18
"Celebremos el Nino - Christmas Delights from the Mexican Baroque" - The Rose Ensemble - 1, 5, 11

 
Monday, December 21, 2009 1-9 PM, CST

The focus of today's program is popular music, in many varieties

"The Very Best of Christmas" (Trippin 'n' Rhythm Records) - 1, 3, 8, 10
"Christmas in New Orleans" - New Orleans' Own Dukes of Dixieland - 1, 4, 9, 10, 14
(*)"Hot Club Cool Yule" - Hot Club of San Francisco - 2, 3, 6, 9, 10
(*)"Blues, Blues Christmas - Volume 2 1926-1958" CD 1: 3, 4, 6, 9, 14, 17, 19; CD 2: 4, 5, 11, 13, 14
"Every Kind of Christmas" - Texas Gypsies - 1, 3, 4, 7, 10
"How the Groove Stole Christmas" - Dr. Zoot - 4, 5, 6, 14
(*)"Yuletide Groove" - Typhanie Monique, Neal Alger & Friends - 1, 3, 5, 9
"Jazzy Brass for the Holidays" - Eddie Allen - 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 12
(*)"You and Me by the Christmas Tree" - Krisanthi Pappas - 1, 6, 8, 13, 14
"Smooth Soul Holiday" (NuGroove Records) - Various Artists - 1, 4, 6, 9, 12
"The Knight Before Christmas" - Charles Hayes - 4, 7
"Trio West Plays Holiday Songs Vol. 2" = Trio West - 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10
(*)"Peace on Earth" - Monika Herzig - 3, 9, 10, 11
(*)"One Wish" - Johanna Sillanpaa - 1, 3, 5, 8, 9
"Bossa Nova Christmas" - Jack Jezzro & Friends - 1, 3, 4, 9, 10
"Christmas with Moogstar" - Moogstar & Company - 1, 2, 4, 5
(**)"Christmas with the Annie Moses Band" -The Annie Moses Band - 1, 4, 7, 9
"Do You Hear What I Hear?" - Aaron Meyer - 1, 3, 10
"Eban Schletter's Cosmic Christmas" - 4, 9, 11, 14
"Joy to the World: A Bluegrass Christmas" - Charlie Daniels & Friends - 1, 3, 4, 6, 7
"Every Light That Shines at Christmas" - Ernie Haase & Signature Sound - 3, 5, 9, 10, 14
"Christmas with Bill & Gloria Gaither and their Homecoming Friends" - 3, 6, 10, 11
"Jerry Christmas" - Jerry Douglas - 2, 5, 7, 10, 12
(*)"Christmas Bright and Beautiful" - Annie Moses Band - 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 12
"The Holiday Spirit" - Aaron Meyer - 7, 9
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 1-9 PM, CST

The focus of today's program is popular vocal music

"Christmas Is Easy When Love's Around" - Tey - 3, 7, 8, 9

'Christmas Jam II - The Best of the Midwest" - 5, 8, 11, 13, 14
(*)"Christmas Time Is Here" - Colin Farish, Bob Phillips, Eddie Erickson & Friends - 2, 3, 5, 10
"Christmas in A Cappella" - Tina Lambert - 4, 9, 14, 15
"The Ghosts of Christmas Past" - George Simonovich & Harry Kopy - 4, 5, 6, 13
"Comfort and Joy" - John Cowan - 4, 8, 10, 12
"Connie Talbot's Holiday Magic" - Connie Talbot - 3, 8, 9, 12
(*)"Nollaig: An Irish Christmas" - Carroll Brown & Harry O'Donoghue - 4, 8, 11, 13
"Wait With Me" - Susan Bailey - 1, 4, 9
"Oh, What A Gift" - Denise Edwards - 1, 2
"Christmas" - Linda Gray - 4, 7, 9
"For the Holidays" - Artful Touch and Duane Ingalls - 6, 11, 14
(*)"Dream Center Presents Dream Christmas Vol. 1" - Various - 2, 5, 8, 10, 13
(*)"Christmas Once Again" - Hilary Weeks - 3, 7, 11
"Beyond the Star" - Michael Londra - 3, 5, 9, 10
"Merry Christmas, with love" - Christy Jefferson - 2, 4, 6, 7, 10
"'Tis the Season" - Tom Ball - 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7
(**)"One Small Boy" - Cori Connors - 1, 2, 4, 6
"A Christmas Tale" - David James - 1, 4, 5, 7
"Cold Blows the Day" - Traveler's Dream - 1, 5, 6, 8
"A Christmas Postcard" - Emerson, Brown & Donoghue - 3, 4, 8, 12
"Have A Fancy Yancy Christmas" - Yancy - 2, 6, 7, 8
"It's Christmas Time in the City" - Michael Tinholme - 1, 5, 6, 7
"Holiday High" - Cadence Spalding and Mars Lasar - 2, 4, 5, 10
"In the Spirit of Peace: An Irish Holiday Celebration" - Inner Splendor Celtic Christmas Music - 5, 10
(**)"Salvation is Created - A Christmas Record from Bifrost Arts" - 2, 7, 10
(*)"Colors of Christmas" - Timberline Players - 1, 3, 7, 10
"Christmas Light" - Sheri O'Meara, Locklin Road and Friends - 1, 4, 7, 9
"The Eller/Martin Christmas Project" - JanElaine Eller & Chip Martin - 1, 3, 4, 8
"Christmas Is..." - Mark Masri - 3, 8, 10
"Smoky Mountain Holiday" - John Deere American Music Series - 2, 3, 7, 9, 12, 17
"A Slide Guitar Christmas" - Tom Mason - 1, 5, 9

Wednesday, December 23, 2009 1-9 PM, CST

 The focus of today's program is American choral groups

"Hear the Christmas Angels" - Washington National Cathedral - 1, 8, 13, 17
(**)"And Glory Shone Around - Early American Carols, Country Dances, Southern Harmony Hymns and Shaker Spiritual Songs" - The Rose Ensemble - 2, 13, 14, 16, 17
"Es ist ein Rose" - Pastyme
"Rejoice! - Another Christmas with the Lesters" - Noel Lester, RoseAnn Markow Lester, Marie Lester Loy, David Lester - 4, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 20
"Beautiful Star" - Schola Cantorum on Hudson - 5, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16
"Winter Patterns" - Peninsula Women's Chorus - 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13
(*)"Ring Christmas Bells" - Mormon Tabernacle Choir - 1, 6, 12, 16
(*)"Carol of Joy" - University of Utah Singers - 4, 6, 14, 15, 17, 18
(*)"The Majesty of Christmas" - Southwestern Seminary Oratorio Chorus/Fort Worth Chamber Orchestra - 1, 3, 5, 7, 12
"Christmas Tidings" - Southwestern Seminary Oratorio Chorus/Fort Worth Chamber Orchestra - 3, 4, 7, 11, 17
(**)"Lay Me Low - 2008 Christmas at the Carillon" - Conspirare - 6, 10, 14, 21, 22, 23
"A Song for Christmas" - The Heartland Men's Chorus - 1, 4, 8, 14
"A New December" - The Heartland Men's Chorus - 5, 7, 8, 12, 14
"The World's Desire - Christmas at Loretto" - South Bend Chamber Singers - 2, 6, 9, 11, 12
(*)"Emmanuel shall come to thee. Noel" - 1, 2, 3, 7, 9, 10, 14, 19
(*)"Beautiful Star" - The Century Men - 4, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17
"Sing in Exultation" - Washington National Cathedral - 4, 13, 17, 19
(**)"Love Looked Down" - National Lutheran Choir - 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 16
(*)"My Spirit Sings of Wondrous Things - 2008 Christmas at St. Olaf" - CD 1: 2, 6, 15/CD 2: 2, 6, 9, 12, 17
(**)"Christmas at Luther 2008 - Night of Glory, Dawn of Peace" - 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 18, 19, 24, 28
"Celebrating Christmas at Luther Vol. 1" - 6, 17
(**)"Angels and Fools - A Christmas Collection Vol. 2" - Neal & Leandra - 1, 2, 3, 4, 8
(*)"A Small Town Christmas" - SimpleGifts with Billy McLaughlin - 4, 10, 11, 12 (3, 6, 8 played 12/24)


Thursday, December 24, 2009 1-6 PM, CST

Music for a Silent Night  - as always, I saved some of the best for the last day

"Christmas Peace" - Solveig - 2, 6, 8, 11
"Christmas Memories!!!" - Darlene Miller - 1, 5, 7, 9, 17, 19
(*)"O Tannenbaum" - John Black - 3, 6, 7, 9, 14
"The Hymns and Carols of Christmas" - Jim Brickman - 3, 4, 5, 10, 15
(*)"Angelsong - A Celebration of Christmas" - Joanna Mell - 1, 4, 6, 10
"A Home Grown Christmas" - Home Grown Trio - 1, 2, 5, 8
(*)"Merry Christmas to you" - Marius Noss Gundersen - 3, 4, 5, 8, 9
(*)"Christmas Remembered" - Wayne Gratz - 5, 9, 14, 15
(*)"Of Shepherds and Angels" - SimpleGifts - 4, 7, 8, 12
(*)"Christmas Guitar Solos" - Edward Wright - 2, 6, 10, 11, 17, 19
(**)"Christmas Lullabies" - The O'Neill Brothers - 7, 10, 12
(**)"Joy to the World" - Cynthia Cathcart - 3, 5, 6, 7, 13, 16
(**)"December Peace" - Stanton Lanier - 3, 5, 9, 15
(**)"Acoustic Christmas" - David Sinclair - 3, 5, 7, 9
(**)"Silent Night" - Dana Cunningham - 2, 4, 6, 7

...and my traditional closing pieces from the Dale Warland Singers, the Real Group, the Riga Radio Choir, and Tom Barabas

by Clark, Leslie A. last modified Nov 17, 2011 04:53 PM