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Episode #1987

Program #1987

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Thursday, December 25, 2003

To some, Christmas music has come to mean "Jingle Bell Rock," and syrupy Mall Muzak. But there is also plenty of great Christmas music around, as this special edition of New Sounds demonstrates. Highlights include excerpts from John Adams’s nativity oratorio El Nino, the California Guitar Trio performing “Greensleeves (What Child Is This),” and “Silent Night,” plus festive selections from Mike Marshall, Robert Fripp, John Renbourn, and others.

PROGRAM # 1987, new music for Christmas (First aired on 12/24/01)

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

Steven Mackey

Tuck And Roll

Waffling (sic), excerpt [1:30]

BMG #63826**
Available at Amazon.com*

John Adams

El Niño

I Sing Of A Maiden [6:00] For With God No Thing Should Be Impossible [1:00] The Babe Leaped In Her Womb [3:30]

Nonesuch #79634** www.nonesuch.com *

California Guitar Trio

10 Christmas Songs

Carol of the Bells [3:30]

California Guitar Trio Direct Collector's Series Vol. 3. www.cgtrio.com

Triakel

Wintersongs

Adventspsalm [3:30]

North Side #NSD 6061. www.noside.com *

Heritage

A Christmas Heritage

Mike Marshall: O Come O Come Emmanuel [3:00]

Six Degrees #KOC CD 8030** www.sixdegreesrecords.com

California Guitar Trio

10 Christmas Songs

Greensleeves (What Child Is This) [4:30]

See above.

Robert Fripp

New Sounds Live, 11/30/01, World Financial Center's Winter Garden

Soundscape #1 [8:30]

This soundscape is not commercially available, but other soundscape recordings are: www.disciplineglobalmobile.com * or in stores**.

California Guitar Trio

10 Christmas Songs

Silent Night [3:30]

See above.

John Renbourn

A Thistle & Shamrock Christmas Ceilidh

I Saw Three Ships [1:30]

Green Linnet #1208** www.greenlinnet.com *

Daron Hagen

Silent Night

O Come O Come Emmanuel [8:30]

Arsis #107. 617-236-1935, office@ecspublishing.com or www.ecspublishing.com

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