A World Music Christmas

Hear traditional and contemporary holiday songs from the Arab Christian, Irish folk, and Medieval European traditions. Look for a very familiar tune about a guy in a red suit coming to town, as delivered by the Bahamian guitarist Joseph Spence, and perhaps a dark lullaby about berries and breadcrumbs for supper from the Swedish group Triakel. Plus, Orthodox carols of the Nativity Feast from Estonia, Russia and the Ukraine, and perhaps a sampling of Christopher Rouse's Karolju, inspired by both traditional carols and Carl Orff's "Carmina Burana." And much more.

PROGRAM #2748, A New Sounds Christmas (First aired on Monday, 12/24/07)





Various artists: Joseph Spence

Think Global: World Christmas

Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town [3:00]

Think Global #104 www.worldmusic.net

Naser Musa

Christmas And Beyond

The Little Drummer Boy [3:00]

Saha Raheen no #. www.nasermusa.com


In The Spirit

Tchaikovsky: Arab Dance [5:00]

Perspective #001 www.mayatrio.com*

Naser Musa

Christmas And Beyond

Joy To The World [2:00]

See above.

Various artists: Ensemble Choral Du Bout Du Monde

Think Global: World Christmas

Nedeleg [3:30]

See above.

Christopher Rouse


Spanish [3:00] Italian [8:00]

RCA Red Seal #11561 ** www.sonybmgmusicworks.com*

Ensemble Galilei

A Winter’s Night

O Come O Come Emmanuel / What Child Is This [5:00]

Maggie’s Music #226 www.maggiesmusic.com*

Frank Wallace


Coventry Carol [3:30]

Gyre #10092 www.gyremusic.com*

Orlando Consort

Medieval Christmas

Lullay, lullow: I saw a swete semely syght [2:30]

Harmonia Mundi #907418 ** www.harmoniamundi.com*

Ensemble Galilei

A Winter’s Night

Puer Natus Est In Bethlehem In Dulci Jubilo [3:00]

See above.