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Episode #2881

A New Sounds Christmas

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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Hear some unusual and unexpected melodies for the holidays, featuring jazz bassist Reggie Washington’s take on “Greensleeves,” the Breton choir Du Bout Du Monde doing a traditional carol called “Nedeleg,” a famous carol played on musical saws, and eccentric takes on holiday faves from banjo wiz Bela Fleck and cellist Yo Yo Ma.

PROGRAM # 2881, another New Sounds Christmas (First aired on 12-24-08)

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Julian Koster

The Singing Saws At Christmastime

Silent Night, excerpt [1:00]

Merge #330** www.mergerecords.com*

Bela Fleck and the Flecktones

Jingle All the Way

Jingle Bells [4:00]

Rounder #0616**
www.rounder.com
*

Various artists: Ensemble Choral du Bout du Monde

Think Global: World Christmas

Nedeleg [4:30]

Think/Riverboat Records #104, www.worldmusic.net*

Bela Fleck and the Flecktones

Jingle All the Way

Christmas Time Is Here [3:30]
Linus and Lucy [3:00]

See above.

Yo Yo Ma and Friends

Songs of Joy and Peace

Improvisation on Dona Nobis Pacem [3:00]
The Wexford Carol [4:00]

Sony Classical 24414**
www.sonybmg
masterworks.com
*

Various artists: Baraban

Think Global: World Christmas

Puer Natus [3:30]

See above.

Yo Yo Ma and Friends

Songs of Joy and Peace

Golijov: Kuai Le [4:00]

See above.

Various artists: Marta Sebestyen

Think Global: World Christmas

Betlehem, Betlehem [4:00]

See above.

Julian Koster

The Singing Saws At Christmastime

Hark the Herald Angels Sing [3:00]

See above.

Oliver Lake Steel Quartet

Have Yourself a Merry…

Greensleeves [3:30]

Passin’ Thru #41216 www.passinthru.org

Bela Fleck and the Flecktones

Jingle All the Way

What Child is This/Dyngyldai [5:00]
River [3:30]

See above.

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