Episode #3152

Another New Sounds Christmas

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Friday, December 24, 2010

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Hear many holiday tunes, including Christmas carols, done up New Sounds-style for this holiday program.  We'll hear from a new recording of non-syrupy Christmas music from accomplished Bay-area guitarist Sean Smith.  Plus, an arrangement of a Christmas carol framed by an alap, traditional a cappella music from Slovenia, and an old favorite from John Fahey and Richard Rushkin.  All that, and more.

PROGRAM #  3152, Another New Sounds Christmas  (First aired on 12-24-10)

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Sean Smith


We Three Kings [2:05]
O Come All Ye Faithful [3:00]

Tompkins Square TSQ2486

Various Artists: Bikram Ghosh, Robbie Link, & Tarun Bhattacharya

Nomad Christmas

O Come, O Come Emmanuel [4:45]

Nomad 50314, distr. By Music of the World, LTD.
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11 Acorn Lane

Happy Holy Days

Hark the Herald Angels Sing [2:30]

WHR 87327
Neal Pawley and Thomas Foyer

John Fahey with Richard Ruskin

Christmas with John Fahey Vol. II

Carol of the Bells [2:34]
Russian Christmas Overture [6:45]

Takoma Records 8912
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Slovenian Institute of Ethnomusicology

Winter Kolednica: Seasonal Carols from Slovenia

Pesem pomladi [5:12]

Naxos World

Chicago A Cappella

Christmas A Cappella

The Huron Carol [2:59]

Cedille Records 90000 107


A Celtic Heartbeat Christmas

Maria Matrem Virginem (Maria Virgin Mother) [3:59]

Celtic Heartbeat 82929


A Celtic Heartbeat Christmas

The Wexford Carol [3:56]

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Cormac Breatnach

A Celtic Heartbeat Christmas

Oiche Nollaig (Christmas Eve) [3:49]

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Sean Smith


It Came Upon a Midnight Clear [2:04]

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