#3677: Music for Christmas Eve

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To be sure, there will be a few "Jingle Bells", "Silent Nights", and other Christmas carols from the likes of Tony Trischka, Tribecastan, Joshua Bell and Friends. Listen to conflicted holiday song from the jokesters violinist Aleksey Igudesman, pianist Hyung-ki Joo, and violinist Joshua Bell, titled “Christmas Confusion,” which mixes both Jewish and Christmas traditions. It’s a clever mashup of “Silent Night” with “Jingle Bells,” “Hava Nagila” and even “The Dreidel Song.”

Hear “Good King What's His Name” from the world-inflected downtown musicians known as Tribecastan. Plus, banjo player Tony Trischka and Turtle Island String Quartet take on “Angels We Have Heard On High.” Then listen to our Q2 Music colleagues violist Nadia Sirota with composer/producer Alex Overington quote another carol from their "Golden Hours." There’s also an arrangement by London group Mediæval Bæbes of a Swedish-Finnish Christmas carol from the 16th Century. Then, sample a seasonal work from Irish composer/guitarist Dave Flynn – his “Winter Snowflakes ,“ dedicated to Kate Bush. And more.

PROGRAM #3677 New Music for Christmas Eve (First aired on 12/24/2014)  





Joshua Bell, violin
Aleksey Igudesman, violin
Hyung-ki Joo, piano

Musical Gifts | Joshua Bell and Friends

Christmas Confusion

Masterworks - #88883762832


Coal, Again

Good King What's His Name [3:15]


Tony Trischka & Turtle Island String Quartet

Glory Shone Around: A Christmas Collection

Angels We Have Heard on High

Rounder - #ROUCD 0354
Out of print, but available as a download, Amazon.com OR Amazon.com will burn you a CDR.

Mediaeval Baebes

Of Kings & Angels: A Christmas Carol Collection

Gaudete [2:23]


Dave Flynn

Winter Variations

Winter Snowflakes, dedicated to Kate Bush [8:46]


Nadia Sirota, viola & Alex Overington

Bedroom Community Gold Yule 2014

Golden Hours [5:22]


Lambert Orkis

Songs, Drones and Refrains of Death

George Crumb: Canticle of the Holy Night (Little Suite for Xmas AD1979)

Bridge Records 9028 bridgerecords.com

Nadia Sirota & Alex Overington

Q2 Advent Calendar

In Christmas [:47]


Curtis MacDonald, Nadia Sirota & Alex Overington

Q2 Advent Calendar

Christmas Phase [1:29]



Coal, Again

Jingle Bells [9:09]

See above.

Dave Flynn

Winter Variations

Winter Storm, dedicated to Brian Eno, excerpt [1:00]