Perhaps best known for its association with author and theologian Thomas Merton, Kentucky's Abbey of Gethsemani is also distinguished by the chants of its Trappist monks. They are heard here in 24 ... (Read More)
Elisabeth Bayer, harp. Chorus Viennensis. Wiener Sängerknaben. Hans Gillesberger & Anton Neyder, conductors.
Label: Membran Music. Format: 2 CDs.
UPC: 885150336021. Daedalus Item Code: 57401
Looking back on a history spanning more than 500 years, the Vienna Boys Choir is the most famous and best-known boys' choir in the world. On this double CD they perform a varied Christmas program of ... (Read More)
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The memorable 1965 TV special A Charlie Brown Christmas has become a perennial favorite in large part because of the musical contributions of the Vince Guaraldi Trio. Lyrical and evocative, ... (Read More)
Elizabeth McGovern, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, William Christie, Choir of Kings College, Cambridge, Jim Carter & others.
Label: Warner Bros. Records. Format: 2 CDs.
UPC: 825646206193. Daedalus Item Code: 49721
Composer John Lunn has written an extended seasonal suite version of the Downton Abbey theme, Parts 1 and 2 of which open each disc of this collection of music by cast members and friends of ... (Read More)
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You wouldn't expect Cyndi Lauper to make a traditional Christmas album, and she didn't. This 1998 release does offer her renditions of "Silent Night" and the Gustav Holst version of "In the Bleak ... (Read More)
Established in 1966, the Ensemble Vocal d'Avignon is led in these 1970s recordings by their founder, Georges Durand. The group's specialty is Renaissance and baroque religious music, and here they ... (Read More)
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Ol' Blue Eyes is in fine voice for these early-career recordings of some Christmas standards, heard here with the orchestral arrangements of Axel Stordahl. There's plenty of swinging on "Jingle ... (Read More)
Capturing Johnny Cash in his prime, this 1963 Christmas album is both sincere and intimate. In addition to the traditional favorites "Silent Night," "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day," and "The ... (Read More)
Reflecting Judy Collins's affection for Christmas music as well as highlighting her classical training, this compilation features 14 songs for the season. Along with such familiar favorites as "Away ... (Read More)
It's hard to believe that it's been 50 years since the debut of Vince Guaraldi's "Linus and Lucy," one of the all-time great theme songs and among the most familiar jazz tunes in history. Twelve of ... (Read More)