The 50 Most Essential Christmas Masterpieces


1 A Christmas Festival Overture-Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra
2 O Come, O Come Emmanuel-Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
3 Angels We Have Heard on High-Oxford St. Peter's Choir
4 Panis Angelicus-Musica Antiqua New York
5 Christmas Medley: In notte placida - Tu scendi dalle stelle - O Tannenbaum - Splende una stella - Adeste fideles - Jingle bells - Silent Night - White Christmas-Caffé Concerto Ensemble
6 Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming-Amor Artis Chamber Choir
7 We Wish You A Merry Christmas-Oxford St. Peter's Choir
8 The Nutcracker, Op. 71a: I. Overture: Allegro giusto-Bonn Classical Philharmonic
9 The Nutcracker, Op. 71a: II. Scene: Allegro non troppo - Decorating and Lighting up the Christmas Tree-Bonn Classical Philharmonic
10 The Nutcracker, Op. 71a: III. March: Tempo di marcia viva-Bonn Classical Philharmonic
11 The Nutcracker, Op. 71a: IX. Scene: Andante - In the Christmas Tree-Bonn Classical Philharmonic
12 The Nutcracker, Op. 71a: X. Scene and Waltz of the Snowflakes: Tempo di valse, ma con moto-Bonn Classical Philharmonic
13 The Nutcracker, Op. 71a: XI. Scene: Andante - The Magic Castle on Candy Mountain-Bonn Classical Philharmonic
14 The Nutcracker, Op. 71a: XIIId. Character Dances - Trepak (Russian Dance): Tempo di trepak, molto vivace-Bonn Classical Philharmonic
15 The Nutcracker, Op. 71a: XIIId. Character Dances - Dance of the Reed Pipes: Andantino-Bonn Classical Philharmonic
16 The Nutcracker, Op. 71a: XIV. Waltz of the Flowers: Tempo di valse-Bonn Classical Philharmonic
17 The Nutcracker, Op. 71a: XVc. Pas de deux - Variation II: Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy-Bonn Classical Philharmonic
18 Ave Maria (after J.S. Bach)-Hermann Prey
19 Oh Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles)-Oxford St. Peter's Choir
20 In the Bleak Midwinter-London Regency Choir
21 The Four Seasons (Le quattro stagioni), Op. 8 - Violin Concerto No. 4 in F Minor, RV 297, "Winter" (L'inverno): II. Largo-Emmy Verhey, Camerata Antonio Lucio and Alun Francis
22 I Saw Three Ships-Oxford St. Peter's Choir
23 Cantata, BWV 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben": Jesu bleibet meine Freude (Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring)-Ama Deus Ensemble
24 Concerto Grosso in G Minor, Op. 6:8, "Christmas Concerto": V. Allegro - VI. Pastorale: Largo-Wurttemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn
25 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen-Oxford St. Peter's Choir
26 Ellen's Chants, D. 839: Ave Maria-Musica Antiqua New York
27 L'Enfance du Christ, Part II: L'adieu des bergers (The Shepherds' Farewell)-Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
28 O Little Town of Bethlehem-Oxford St. Peter's Choir
29 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: Sinfonia in G Major, "And There Where Shepherds"-Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
30 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: Break Forth-Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
31 Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: Jesus, Shepherd My Beginning-Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
32 Silent Night-Oxford St. Peter's Choir
33 Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, BWV 1048: I. Allegro-Wurttemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn
34 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing-London Regency Choir
35 Magnificat, BWV 243: I. Magnificat-Ama Deus Ensemble
36 In Dulci Jubilo-Oxford St. Peter's Choir
37 Children's Corner, L 113: IV. The Snow is Dancing-Peter Schmalfuss
38 What Child Is This-Oxford St. Peter's Choir
39 The Messiah, HWV 56: Every valley shall be exalted-Ama Deus Ensemble
40 The Messiah, HWV 56: Hallelujah Chorus-Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
41 The Seasons, Op. 37a: XII. December: Christmas-Michael Ponti
42 It Came Upon the Midnight Clear-Oxford St. Peter's Choir
43 Concerto Grosso in C Major, Op. 3/12, "Christmas Concerto": I. Largo-Wurttemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn
44 We Three Kings-Oxford St. Peter's Choir
45 Mass in B Minor, BWV 232: Dona nobis pacem-Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
46 Ding Dong Merrily On High-Oxford St. Peter's Choir
47 Gloria in D Major, RV 589: I. Gloria in excelsis-Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
48 Deck the Halls-Oxford St. Peter's Choir
49 O Holy Night (Cantique De Noël)-101 Strings Orchestra
50 Amen-Oxford St. Peter's Choir