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Entirely Captivating

The Nativity story
told through music -
recommended by
HOWARD SMITH

'... a balanced and fulfilling listening experience.'

The Christmas Story - Theatre of Voices; Ars Nova Copenhagen / Paul Hillier. © 2011 harmonia mundi usa

You can have Christmas music however you like it. Among the most popular evergreens are Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney, Perry Como, Johnny Mathis, Cliff Richard, Charlotte Church, Katherine Jenkins, Leontyne Price and so forth.

I do have a personal soft spot for Crosby and Price. Even more crucial I'd find the season lacking were it not for Dickens' A Christmas Carol (1843), Raymond Briggs' The Snowman (1978), Dylan Thomas' A Child's Christmas in Wales (1952), and 20th Century Fox's Miracle on 34th Street (1947)...

Copyright © 17 December 2011 Howard Smith,
Masterton, New Zealand

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THE CHRISTMAS STORY - PAUL HILLIER

COPENHAGEN

DENMARK

CHRISTMAS

HARMONIA MUNDI

WILLIAM BYRD

CHORAL MUSIC

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