Friday, November 20, 2009

Some Classical Music Christmas Recommendations

I would like to recommend the following two works, both of which are currently in print on Naxos and possibly other labels:

William Henry Fry: Santa Claus Symphony
This, believe it or not, was written while the American Civil War was raging. It's not just about fun. The major musical motif through it all is "O Come All Ye Faithful".

Victor Hely-Hutchinson: A Carol Symphony
This is a reworking of what is familiar, but still it has a beauty which calls for a listen.

What are some works you've enjoyed?

I'm posting this early so that we'll have a chance to order some of this music and hear it before the Christmas season is over.

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