♬ ★ The Best Music for Christmas 2013 ♬ ★
On this page I am collection concerts and other interesting music links for Christmas 2012. More interesting links will be added within the next weeks!
Classical Guitar Program of the Spanish Radio
Two hours classical guitar music for Christmas as podcast or download:
- La guitarra – Programa dedicado a la Navidad – 25/12/11
- La guitarra – Dedicado a la Navidad – 23/12/12
Playlists von Smithsonian Folkways
Ensemble Galilei Shares The Essential Songs Of The Season
The Celtic folk band Ensemble Galilei has been performing music from the Renaissance, Ireland and Scotland together more than two decades. When the time comes every year for the six musicians to pick out a Christmas set, they have a lot of material to choose from — without being too predictable.
Find more Christmas concerts on the CBC concert on demand site – use search:
Brian Oberlin – Solo Swing Chrismas
Brian Oberlin has recorded a CD titled Solo Swing Christmas – he sings and plays the mandolin in the jazz-style of Jethro Burns and Don Stiernberg. This is up to now my favorite Christmas CD for this year. You can listen to three tracks on Brian’s website:
The CD is available at cdbaby (CD/download): Click here to buy Solo Swing online
Folk Alley Holiday Stream
Folk Alley presents the December Holiday Stream featuring nearly 50 hours of some of our favorite Christmas, Hanukkah, Solstice and winter music by artists like Rhonda Vincent, Over the Rhine, Sufjan Stevens, Christine Lavin, Lyle Lovett, John Fahey, the Asylum Street Spankers, Leon Redbone, Bela Fleck, The Roches… and lots more!
Camerata Nova – Christmas in Early America
Conducted by Ross Brownlee and Michael McKay, this annual, free Camerata Nova concert in Winnipeg was fun as usual, but also different, with seasonal songs from early American traditions. This included shape-note songs from New England and carols from the Shaker tradition, backwoods Appalachia, southern plantation slave quarters and the early Spanish churches of California and Latin America.
Christmas Music from the Antique Phonograph Music Program with MAC
Historical recordings from Edison cylinders and 78 records
Sufjan Stevens, ‘Silver & Gold’
Kostenloser Download bei Noisetrade:
By contrast, part of what makes Sufjan Stevens’ contributions to the Christmas canon so enduring and remarkable is that they’re almost overpoweringly effort-intensive. He views the holidays as a labor of love — worthy of creativity and care, hard work and an ocean of ideas. Silver & Gold, his second five-disc box set of holiday music, almost literally overflows with gifts, from dozens upon dozens of songs to sheets of temporary tattoos, photos, art and other doodads. The package is overstuffed in virtually every way; decadent and lovely, reverent and silly, crafted with painstaking consideration but spontaneous enough to follow an AutoTuned “Good King Wenceslas” with an inexplicable cover of Prince’s “Alphabet St.”
NPR: First Listen
NPR First Listen has always some great CDs as preview, during Christmas time you can also find some Christmas music. This is an example from last year 2012:
Check NPR first listen: http://www.npr.org/series/98679384/first-listen
A great video from Switzerland – mixing Turkish and Swiss tarditions:
Müslüm “Samichlaus” Musikvideo
Christmas Carols from Switzerland by Sabrina Sauder
Donna Ulisse – All The Way To Bethlehem
at Airplay Direct: http://www.airplaydirect.com/music/DonnaUlisseAllTheWayToBethlehem/
Gretchen Peters – Northern Lights – 12 Songs for Christmas
Gretchen Peters has recorded the CD Northern Lights with 12 songs for Christmas – great Christmas CD – you can find a playlist at youtube:
A Fiddler’s Holiday with Jay Ungar & Molly Mason
Those are some links from last year that still are working:
Festive Canadian roots music
In the spirit of the impending holiday season, we’ve gathered an array of musical Yuletide treats from around the web and across the country to share with you.
Jazz, Native flute, mandolin, & Celtic: holiday music you haven’t heard
A Jazz Piano Christmas 2011
Every December, a select group of the most celebrated pianists in jazz converge on the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The holiday classics which come out of their fingers are captured by NPR Music for our annual holiday celebration, A Jazz Piano Christmas.
A Bluegrass and Old Time Music Radio Show
2 podcasts with Christmas music:
Show #25 – December 20, 2006 — Christmas time is comin’. Here’s a variety of Christmas songs performed by old time and bluegrass bands for your holiday enjoyment. Merry Christmas to all and have a wonderful New Year.
Sheet Music for Christmas
Sheet music link collection for christmas: http://pinboard.in/u:mandoisland/t:weihnachten/t:noten