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WCLV Program Guide 12-24-2021

00:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with John Mills

00:01:07  Ottorino Respighi: Three Botticelli Pictures: Adoration of the Magi    (1927)  CityMusic Cleveland James Gaffigan CityMusic 2 9:13

00:11:38  Franz Gruber: Silent Night    (1818)  Burning River Brass  BurnRiver 2004 3:55

00:17:00  William Horwood: Magnificat secundi toni à 5    (1470) Pomerium  Alexander Blachly Archiv 449819 14:43

00:34:27  Ralph Vaughan Williams: Christmas Cantata 'Hodie'    (1954) London Symphony Chorus London Symphony Richard Hickox EMI 54128 57:47

01:35:42  Johann Sebastian Bach: Suite from the Christmas Oratorio  BWV 248 (1720) Alison Balsom, trumpet Balsom Ensemble Simon Wright Warner 9029537006 17:27

01:54:42  Jules Massenet: Thaïs: Méditation    (1894) Joshua Bell, violin Royal Philharmonic Andrew Litton Decca 433519 5:14


02:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Peter Van de Graaff

02:00:00            Liszt, Franz       Transcendental Etudes' (1851)   Jenő Jandó, p   Naxos   Etudes D'Execution Transcendante   5:17

02:05:17            Fucik, Julius Ernst Wilhelm         Winter Storms' Waltzes  Royal Scottish National Orch/Neeme Järvi            Chandos           A Festival of Fucik         9:21

02:14:38            Sviridov, Gregory Vasilevich      The Snowstorm' Yurlov State Cho; Ostankino Sym Orch/Vladimir Fedoseyev        MHS     Sviridov 26:10

02:40:48            French Trad      Carol, 'Ding, Dong, Merrily on High'        True Concord; Eric Holton         Reference Recordings       Christmas with the True Concord           1:45

02:42:33            Tulou, Jean-Louis          Nocturne, Op 48            Glorian Duo      Delos   DIAMOND, D.: Concert Piece / TOURNIER, M.: 2 Preludes romantiques / SAINT-SAENS, C.: Fantaisie in A Major (Sounds of the Seine) (Glorian Duo)     12:24

02:54:57            French Trad      Carol, 'Ding! Dong! Merrily on high'         Galliard Brass Ens         Musicmasters    A Christmas Celebration: A Collection Of Classical Brass. String and Choral Favorites         1:47

03:00:00            French Trad      Carol, 'Angels from the Realms of Glory' Tabernacle Cho; Orchestra at Temple Square/Mack Wilberg    Mormon Tabernacle Choir          Rejoice and Be Merry!   4:55

03:04:55            Bizet, Georges  Jeux d'enfants,' Op. 22  San Francisco Ballet Orch/Martin West   Reference Recordings       Bizet: Symphony in C; Jeux d’Enfants, etc.         23:35

03:28:30            Blumer, Theodor           Kinderspielzeug,' Op 64 Moran Wind Quintet       Crystal  Music of Theodor Blumer, Vol. 2   1:46

03:30:16            Vivaldi, Antonio Violin and Cello Concerto in A, R 546     Vladimir Waltham, vc; La Serenissima/Adrian Chandler, v       Avie      Vivaldi X 2         9:51

03:40:07            Corelli, Arcangelo          Concerto grosso in g, Op 6/8, 'Christmas Concerto'         Collegium Aureum            RCA-DHM         Weihnachtskonzerte alter Meister - Christmas Concertos 14:27

03:54:34            Traditional         Carol, 'Infant holy, infant lowly'   Royal College of Music Chamber Cho & Brass Ensemble/David Willcocks         Rykodisc          O Come All Ye Faithful - Favorite Carols 1:30

04:00:00            English Trad      Sussex Carol'    True Concord; Eric Holton         Reference Recordings   Christmas with the True Concord   2:43

04:02:43            English Trad      Somerset Wassail         True Concord; Eric Holton         Reference Recordings            Christmas with the True Concord           2:40

04:05:23            Lane, Philip       Three Christmas Pictures'          Royal Ballet Sinfonia/Gavin Sutherland   Marco Polo            Lane Orchestral Music   11:41

04:17:04            Gardner, John   When Christ was born of Mary free'        Elizabethan Singers/Louis Halsey            Boston Skyline  Sir Cristemas    1:32

04:18:36            Hurlstone, William          Piano Quartet in e, Op 43           Tunnell Piano Quartet    Lyrita    Hurlstone            26:25

04:45:01            Dvorák, Antonín My Home' Overture, Op 62         Bavarian Radio Sym/Rafael Kubelik       DG            Slavonic Dances Opp. 46 & 72   9:42

04:54:43            English Trad      We Wish You A Merry Christmas'           Elizabethan Singers/Louis Halsey            Boston Skyline  Sir Cristemas    1:48

05:00:00            Bach, Johann Sebastian            Christmas Oratorio,' BWV 248    Academy of Ancient Music/Christopher Hogwood      L'Oiseau Lyre    Corelli, Torelli: Christmas Concertos       5:12

05:05:12            Bach, Johann Sebastian            Concerto for Two Violins in d minor, BWV 1043   Simon Standage, Elizabeth Wilcock, v's; English Concert/Trevor Pinnock   DG Archiv         Bach: Violin Concertos BWV 1041, 1042, and 1043     14:42

05:19:54            Jessel   Parade of the Wooden Soldiers' Canadian Brass RCA     Noël     3:17

0:23:11 Davis, Katherine            The Little Drummer Boy' Canadian Brass RCA     Noël     3:49

05:27:00            Bennett, Robert Russell Out of your sleep arise and wake'           Ely Cathedral Cho/Paul Trepte            Herald   Sing Joy the Day           1:40

05:28:40            Praetorius, Michael        Chorale, 'Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern'    Hassler Consort/Franz Raml            MD+G Recordings        Mussorgsky: Pictures at and Exhibition   2:42

05:31:22            Reger, Max       Fantasy on 'Wie schön leuchtet uns der Morgenstern,' Op 40/1    Paul Fejko, o     Arkay            Incantation        23:16

05:54:38            American Trad   Carol, 'O Come Emmanuel'        Philadelphia Brass Ensemble     CBS     A Festival of Carols in Brass  1:40


06:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with John Mills

06:01:49  Michael Praetorius: Psallite unigenito    (1609) Capella SF  Ragnar Bohlin Delos 3485 1:31

06:03:21  Eric Whitacre: Lux aurumque    (2000) Capella SF  Ragnar Bohlin Delos 3485 4:04

06:07:25  Bernard de La Monnoye: Patapan    (1720) Capella SF  Ragnar Bohlin Delos 3485 1:29

06:10:23  Vince Guaraldi: What Child is This?    (1965)  Canadian Brass  Steinway 30027 3:23

06:15:17  John Rutter: Brother Heinrich's Christmas    (1982) Cambridge Singers City of London Sinfonia John Rutter Collegium 115 19:14

06:37:38  Various: 'Christmas by the Bay'    (1998) San Francisco Sym Chorus  Vance George Delos 3238 44:48

07:27:11  Patric Standford: A Christmas Carol Symphony    (1978)  City of Prague Philharmonic Gavin Sutherland Naxos 557099 18:59

07:47:11  Johann Melchior Molter: Concerto Pastorale    (1740) Angèle Dubeau, violin La Pietà Angèle Dubeau Analekta 8730 11:18


08:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Jacqueline Gerber

08:00:38  Adolphe Adam: O Holy Night    (1847) Elina Garanca, mezzo-soprano German Radio Philharmonic Karel Mark Chichon Deutsche Gram 21327 5:18

08:06:43  Peter Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker: Act 2 Divertissement    (1892)  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Antal Doráti Philips 4788977 11:39

08:19:34  Victor Herbert: Babes in Toyland: Suite    (1903)  Razumovsky Symphony Keith Brion Naxos 559025 7:28

08:30:17  Robert Russell Bennett: The Many Moods of Christmas: Medley No. 1    (1963) Atlanta Symphony Chorus Atlanta Symphony Robert Shaw Telarc 80087 11:29

08:44:14  Leon Jessel: Parade of the Wooden Soldiers    (1905)  Cincinnati Pops John Morris Russell FanfareCin 1 4:17

08:50:17  Raymond Scott: The Toy Trumpet    (1937) Mark Calder, trumpet New London Orchestra Ronald Corp Hyperion 67067 3:10

08:54:08  Roger Harvey: Fantasy de Noël    (2007)  Burning River Brass  BurnRiver 2008 4:42


09:00 SPECIAL Welcome Christmas with John Birge – VocalEssence, Philip Brunelle, conductor

Anonymous (arr Alice Parker): Resonet in Laudibus (Let voices sound with joy)   

Traditional (arr Alice Parker & Robert Shaw): Angels We Have Heard on High     

Carl Schalk: Before the Marvel of This Night

Michael Fink: What Sweeter Music

John Rutter: Carol of the Magi  

John Rutter: When Music Sounds

Stephen Paulus: O Little Town of Bethlehem

Stephen Paulus: Sing Hallelu

Stephen Paulus: Wishes and Candles

Stephen Paulus: Sing, Hevin Imperial

Anonymous (arr G. Phillip Shoultz): Creator of the Stars of Night

Adolphe Adam: O Holy Night                                                                 

Mitchell Southall: In Silent Night

Paul Manz: E’en So

Mark Sirett: Thou Shalt Know Him

Paul Lohman: What Child Behold          

10:00 CLASSICAL MUSIC with Mark Satola

10:02:16  Ralph Vaughan Williams: Nativity Play 'The First Nowell'    (1958) Sarah Fox, soprano City of London Sinfonia Richard Hickox Chandos 10385 29:01

10:33:51  Margaret Bonds: The Ballad of the Brown King    (1960) Laquita Mitchell, soprano Dessoff Choirs & Orchestra Malcolm J. Merriweather Avie 2413 24:46


11:00 SPECIAL Divine Voices at New York’s Metropolitan Museum with Nimet Habachy – Choir of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Kent Tritle, director

Gregorian chant: Veni, veni Emanuel

Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611): Motet O Magnum Mysterium

Tomás Luis de Victoria: Missa O Magnum Mysterium

Hans Leo Hassler (1564-1612): Verbum caro factum est

Franz Biebl (1906-2001): Ave Maria

Peter Philips (c. 1560-1628): O Beatum et sacrosanctum diem

Eric Whitacre (c. 1970): Lux aurumque (2000)

Francis Poulenc (1899-1963): Four Motets for the Christmas Season

        I. O magnum mysterium

        II. Quem vidistis pastores dicite

        III. Videntes stellam

        IV. Hodie Christus natus est

William Byrd (1674-1744): Senex puerum portabat

Morten Lauridsen (b. 1943): O magnum mysterium

Gregorian Chant: Conditor alme siderum



12:01:18  Robert Russell Bennett: The Many Moods of Christmas: Medley No. 1    (1963) Cleveland Orchestra Chorus Cleveland Orchestra Robert Porco MAA 2002 8:03

12:09:22  John Joubert: There is no Rose    (1954) Cleveland Orchestra Chorus  Gareth Morrell MAA 1996 2:12

12:11:35  Johann Sebastian Bach: Mass in b: Dona nobis pacem    (1749) Cleveland Orchestra Chorus Cleveland Orchestra Robert Shaw MAA 1999 3:21

12:14:56  Peter Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker: Trepak    (1892)  Cleveland Orchestra Robert Porco MAA 2002 1:18

12:16:13  Traditional: Sussex Carol 'On Christmas Night'     Cleveland Orchestra Chorus Cleveland Orchestra Robert Porco MAA 2011 2:47

12:20:27  Traditional: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel     Cleveland Orchestra Chorus Cleveland Orchestra Robert Porco MAA 2002 2:50

12:23:18  Ottorino Respighi: Three Botticelli Pictures: Adoration of the Magi    (1927)  Cleveland Orchestra Robert Porco MAA 2008 8:26

12:31:44  Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Blessed Son of God from 'Hodie'    (1954) Cleveland Orchestra Chorus  Robert Porco MAA 2002 2:54

12:34:40  Traditional: Il est né le divin enfant     Cleveland Orchestra Chorus Cleveland Orchestra Robert Porco MAA 2014 2:57

12:37:37  John Rutter: Mary's Lullaby    (1978) Cleveland Orchestra Chorus Cleveland Orchestra Robert Porco MAA 2008 3:24

12:42:24  Bob Chilcott: The Time of Snow    (1997) Cleveland Orch Children's Chorus Cleveland Orchestra Robert Porco MAA 2011 3:38

12:46:03  Michael Praetorius: In dulci jubilo    (1607)  Cleveland Orchestra Robert Porco MAA 2011 1:37

12:47:40  C. E. F. Weyse: O Green and Shimmering Tree, Good Day    (1830) Cleveland Orchestra Chorus Cleveland Orchestra Robert Porco MAA 2014 3:27

12:51:07  Victor Herbert: Babes in Toyland: March of the Toys    (1903)  Cleveland Orchestra Robert Porco MAA 2011 3:51

12:57:45  Peter Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy    (1892)  Cleveland Orchestra Robert Porco MAA 2002 1:47


13:00 My Christmas with Bill O’Connell

Michael Praetorius: Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming 2:34

Lewis Redner: O Little Town of Bethlehem 1:38

Traditional: For Christ is Born 4:00

Johann Sebastian Bach: Christmas Oratorio: Break forth, O beauteous heavenly light 1:42

Gustav Holst: Christmas Day—Mormon Tabernacle Choir/Richard P. Condie (‘The Spirit of Christmas’) 6:46

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Hodie: The Oxen—John Shirley-Quirk, baritone; London Symphony/Sir David Willcocks EMI 69872) 3:11

Johannes Brahms: Ave Maria 3:37

Michael Praetorius: Psallite 1:33

Traditional (arr George): Christmas is Here Again—San Francisco Symphony Chorus/Vance George; John Fenstermaker, organ (Delos 3238 ‘Christmas by the Bay’) 0:59

Franz Biebl: Ave Maria—Chanticleer (Chanticleer 8803) 7:30

Charles Ives: A Christmas Carol—Chanticleer (Teldec 94563 CD) 2:19

Annunzio Paolo Mantovani: Christmas Bells 2:24

Traditional: Deck the Halls 2:57

Jester Hairston: Mary’s Boy Child 3:35

Henry J. Gauntlett: Once in Royal David’s City 3:41

Traditional: While Shepherds Watched 3:22

Traditional: The Holly and the Ivy—Mike Sammes Chorus & Singers; Mantovani & his Orchestra (Decca 433199 ‘Mantovani’s Christmas Favorites’) 3:35


14:00 My Christmas with Robert Conrad

David Lovrien: Minor Alterations—Dallas Wind Symphony/Jerry Junkin (Reference 126) 6:03

Alan Silvestri: The Polar Express: Spirit of the Season—Cleveland Orchestra & Chorus/Robert Porco (MAA 2011) 2:28

Gian-Carlo Menotti: Amahl and the Night Visitors: Introduction, March & Shepherd's Dance (MAA 2002) 6:15

Flanders & Swann: The Origin of Greensleeves (EMI CD)

Traditional (arr Robert Russell Bennett): What Child is This—Robert Shaw Chorale & Orchestra (RCA 68805)

Loudon Wainright: Christmas Morning—Loudon Wainright (Hannibal 1443)

A Child's Christmas in Wales - Dylan Thomas (Caedman 1003)


15:00 My Christmas with John Mills

Traditional (arr John Rutter): Un flambeau, Jeannette, Isabelle--Cambridge Singers/John Rutter (Collegium 512) 2:02

Traditional (arr John Rutter): Still, Still, Still--Cambridge Singers/John Rutter (Collegium 512) 2:13

Hugo Distler: Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen--Quink Vocal Ensemble (Telarc 80202) 3:17

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Vespers from All-Night Vigil, Op. 37; Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir/Paul Hillier (Harm Mundi 907284) 21:38

Benjamin Britten: A Ceremony of Carols Op 28--Choir of King’s College, Cambridge/Sir David Willcocks (EMI 5627962) 22:28


16:00 My Christmas with Rob Grier

George Frideric Handel: Excerpts from ‘Messiah’--Kaaren Erickson & Sylvia McNair, sopranos; Alfreda Hodgson, mezzo-soprano; John Humphrey, ten; Richard Stiwell, baritone; Layton James, harpsichord; Atlanta Symphony & Chamber Chorus/Robert Shaw (Telarc 80093) 16:54

Peter Tchaikovsky: Selections from the Nutcracker Suite Op 71a—Cleveland Orchestra/Lorin Maazel (Telarc 80068) 17:21

Peter Tchaikovsky (arr Ellington/Strayhorn): Selections from The Nutcracker Suite--Duke Ellington Band/Ellington (Columbia 46825) 23:41


17:00 My Christmas with John Simna

Giovanni Gabrieli : Sonata pian' e forte-- National Brass Ensemble (Oberlin Music 1504)

Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata No.191 ‘Gloria in excelsis Deo’--Bethlehem Bach Festival Orch/Greg Funfgeld; Julia Doyle, soprano; Benjamin Butterfield, tenor; Bach Choir of Bethlehem (Analekta 9873)

Johann Christoph Pez: Concerto Pastorale in F major--Bernard Labadie, Les Violons du Roy (Dorian 90180)

John Rutter: Five Meditations for Orchestra--John Rutter, Royal Philharmonic (Decca 1821)


18:00 My Christmas with Jacqueline Gerber

Sinatra/Sanicola/Stanford: Mistletoe and Holly—Frank Sinatra (Capitol/EMI 42210) 3:20

J. Marks: Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer--Dean Martin (Capitol/EMI 42210) 2:45

H. Martin/TRO, Inc: Christmastime All Over the World--Sammy Davis, Jr (Capitol/EMI 42210) 2:52

Ralph Vaughan Williams (arr Eaken Piano Trio): Fantasia on ‘Greensleeves--Eaken Piano Trio (Naxos 554099) 5:03

S. Cahn/J. Styne: The Christmas Waltz—Frank Sinatra (Capitol/EMI 42210) 3:00

H. Martin: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas--Judy Garland (Universal 13416) 2:42

Guaraldi: Christmastime is Here--Paul Ferguson Big Band (Big Band Christmas) 4:36      

Irving Berlin: I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm--Mills Brothers (Universal 43725) 3:14

Tormé & Wells: The Christmas Song-- Mel Tormé (Universal 13416) 2:45

Tormé & Wells (arr G. Puerling): The Christmas Song--Manhattan Transfer & Tony Bennett (Columbia 52968) 4:40

J. Carlton/J. Boothe: Jingle Bell Rock--Bobby Helms (Universal 47325) 2:10

L Anderson: Sleigh Ride--Eaken Piano Trio (Naxos 554099) 2:33

L. Anderson & M. Parrish: Sleigh Ride--Andrews Sisters (Universal 47325) 3:04

Lennon/McCartney (vocal arr Johnny Mandel): Goodnight--Manhattan Transfer (Columbia 52968) 3:50


19:00 SYMPHONY AT SEVEN with John Simna

19:03:09  Benjamin Britten: A Ceremony of Carols Op 28   (1942) Etherea Vocal Ensemble   Delos 3422 24:02

19:30:03  Ralph Vaughan Williams: Masque 'On Christmas Night'    (1926) Joyful Company of Singers City of London Sinfonia Richard Hickox Chandos 10385 27:52


20:00 SPECIAL:  All is Bright: Contemplative Music for Christmas with Lynne Warfel (APM) (one break NPA, FPA)

Traditional: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel - Robert Shaw Chamber Singers

Anonymous: Angelus ad virginem - Monteverdi Choir

Traditional Basque: Gabriel’s Message - Choir of Clare College, Cambridge

Part: Magnificat - Tallis Scholars

Traditional: The Angels and the Shepherds - The Dale Warland Singers

Culloton: Angels We Have Heard on High – Summer Singers

Traditional French:  Quittez, Pasteurs (Come, Leave Your Sheep) - Seraphic Fire

Traditional: Huron Carol (‘Twas in the Moon of Wintertime) - Chanticleer

Higdon: O Magnum Mysterium - Handel and Haydn Society Chorus

Rutter: Carol of the Magi - VocalEssence

Traditional Medieval:  The Friendly Beasts -The Dale Warland Singers

Gruber: Silent Night – Utah Chamber Artists

MacGimsey: Sweet Little Jesus Boy - Jessye Norman


21:00 The Night Before Christmas with Robert Conrad & Family – a repeat of the 2007 edition of this annual program


21:30 Christmas with Chanticleer and Dawn Upshaw

Traditional (arr Ralph Vaughan Williams): The truth sent from above

Traditional (arr Ian Humphries, Joseph Jennings and Matthew Oltman):  Noël nouvelet

Traditional (arr David Willcocks):  The First Nowell

Traditional (arr Andrew Carter): Spanish Carol

Adger M. Pace/R. Fischer Boyce: Beautiful Star of Bethlehem

Traditional (arr Joseph Jennings): The Huron Carol  

Franz Gruber (arr Michael McGlynn): Silent Night


22:00 Polish Christmas Carols & Dancing Day

22:02:05  Witold Lutoslawski: Polish Christmas Carols    (1946) Julia Doyle, soprano BBC Symphony David Zinman RCA 11561 31:02

22:34:48  John Rutter: Dancing Day    (1973) Etherea Vocal Ensemble   Delos 3422 24:49


23:00 QUIET HOUR with Rob Grier

23:02:25  Franz Gruber: Silent Night    (1818) Ola Gjeilo, piano   Decca 4816326 3:41

23:06:06  John Rutter: Ave Maria    (2006) Cambridge Singers Royal Philharmonic John Rutter Collegium 133 3:06

23:09:08  André Jolivet: Pastorales de Noël    (1943) Manuela Wiesler, flute   BIS 739 11:42

23:21:30  Traditional: Watts Nativity Carol     Emma Kirkby, soprano  Martin Neary Sony 87771 5:58

23:27:29  Daryl Runswick: Fantasia on 'The Coventry Carol' and 'In dulci jubilo'    (1996)  London Cello Sound Geoffrey Simon Cala 55003 6:32

23:34:01  Traditional: Christ Child's Lullaby     Amanda Powell, soprano Apollo's Fire Jeannette Sorrell Avie 2396 5:43

23:40:25  Josquin Desprez: Ave Maria    (1500) Westminster Choir  Joe Miller WCC 1009 4:58

23:45:23  Pietro A. Yon: Gesu Bambino    (1917)  Bay Brass A. David Krehbiel Gothic 49120 5:25

23:50:49  Francesco Manfredini: Pastorale from Concerto Grosso Op 3 # 12 'Christmas' (1718)  Lucerne Festival Strings Rudolf Baumgartner Deutsche Gram 469376 4:17

23:56:13  Franz Gruber: Silent Night    (1818) St. Paul's Cathedral Choir  Andrew Carwood Decca 4789225 3:16