CHRISTMAS MEDITATION

     
     
 JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
1  Ave Maria (version for orchestra) 2:51
 Simbah Chamber Collegium Orchestra
     
  TRADITIONAL
2  Maria durch ein Dornwald ging 3:23
 Martin Flamig Conductor
 Flamig, Martin
     
 GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL
3  Messiah, HWV 56 2:51
 Michael Erxleben Conductor
 Erxleben, Michael
     
 ANTONIO VIVALDI
4  The 4 Seasons: Violin Concerto in F minor, Op. 8, No. 4, RV 297, "L'inverno" (Winter) (arr. for flute and harp) 2:15
 Janos Balint Soloist
     
  TRADITIONAL
5  Susser die Glocken nie klingen 2:36
 Jochen Kowalski Soloist
 Bohme, Frank
     
 JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
6  Flute Sonata in E flat major, BWV 1031 (arr. for trumpet and organ) 2:10
 Martin Lucker Soloist
     
  JOHANN RITTER VON HERBECK
7  Pueri, concinite 4:08
 Peter Marschik Conductor
 Marschik, Peter
     
 PIETRO ANTONIO LOCATELLI
8  Concerto Grosso in F minor, Op. 1, No. 8, "Christmas" 3:43
 Michael Erxleben Conductor
 Erxleben, Michael
     
 GIOVANNI GABRIELI
9  Sacrae symphoniae 4:39
 Edward H. Tarr Conductor
 Tarr, Edward H.
     
 GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL
10  Messiah 4:35
 Peter Marschik Soloist
 Marschik, Peter
     
 JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
11  18 Chorales, BWV 651-668, "Leipziger Chorale" 4:39
 Matthias Eisenberg Soloist
     
 CARL DITTERS VON DITTERSDORF
12  Harp Concerto in A major 9:14
 Andrea Vigh Soloist
     
  TRADITIONAL
13  Heil'ge Nacht auf Engelsschwingen 2:56
 Hans-Joachim Rotzsch Conductor
 Rotzsch, Hans-Joachim
     
 GIOVANNI BONONCINI
14  Divertimento da camera in C minor 2:32
 Eckart Haupt Soloist
     
  TRADITIONAL
15  Es ist ein Reis entsprungen 2:54
 Peter Marschik Conductor
 Marschik, Peter
     
 ANTONIO VIVALDI
16  Concerto Grosso in D minor, Op. 3, No. 11, RV 565 3:00
 Janos Rolla Conductor
 Rolla, Janos
     
     
     
     
 JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
1  Overture (Suite) No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068 4:26
 Helmut Winschermann Conductor
 Winschermann, Helmut
     
 MICHAEL PRAETORIUS
2  Kindelein zart von guter Art 2:02
 Hans-Joachim Rotzsch Conductor
 Rotzsch, Hans-Joachim
     
 FRANCESCO ONOFRIO MANFREDINI
3  Concerto Grosso in C major, Op. 3, No. 12 4:11
 Michael Erxleben Conductor
 Erxleben, Michael
     
 JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
4  Jesu, meines Herzens Freud, BWV 361 3:10
 Hartwig Eschenburg Conductor
 Eschenburg, Hartwig
     
 GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL
5  Organ Concerto No. 6 in B flat major, Op. 4, No. 6, HWV 294 (version for harp and orchestra) 4:01
 Andrea Vigh Soloist
     
 JEAN-BAPTISTE LŒILLET
6  Trumpet Sonata in G major 2:48
 Wolfgang Steiner Soloist
     
  TRADITIONAL
7  O Jesulein zart 2:23
 Hans-Joachim Rotzsch Conductor
 Rotzsch, Hans-Joachim
     
 FRANCESCO BARSANTI
8  Sonata in E minor, Op. 2, No. 4 1:55
 Eckart Haupt Soloist
     
 GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL
9  Serse (Xerxes), HWV 40 3:07
 Bela Banfalvi Conductor
 Banfalvi, Bela
     
  TRADITIONAL
10  Stille, stille, lasst uns lauschen 3:13
 Martin Flamig Conductor
 Flamig, Martin
     
 GIOVANNI BATTISTA PESCETTI
11  Harp Sonata in C minor 5:06
 Andrea Vigh Soloist
     
 ARCANGELO CORELLI
12  Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op. 6, No. 8, "Christmas Concerto" (arr. for trumpet and organ) 2:43
 Wolfgang Steiner Soloist
     
 JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
13  Lobe den Herrn, meine Seele, BWV 143 2:24
 Hans-Joachim Rotzsch Conductor
 Rotzsch, Hans-Joachim
     
 GEORG PHILIPP TELEMANN
14  Concerto for Recorder and Flute in E minor, TWV 52:e1 3:49
 Gunther Holler Soloist
 Fischer, Georg
     
 EDVARD GRIEG
15  Fra Holbergs tid (From Holberg's Time), Op. 40 (version for orchestra) 6:45
 Bela Banfalvi Conductor
 Banfalvi, Bela
     
 JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
16  Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 6:22
 Monica Groop Soloist
 Otto, Ralf
     
     
     
     
 JOHANN MELCHIOR MOLTER
1  Concerto Pastorale 1:24
 Michael Erxleben Conductor
 Erxleben, Michael
     
  TRADITIONAL
2  Dies est laetitiae 3:13
 Capella Gregoriana Choir
     
 TOMASO GIOVANNI ALBINONI
3  Oboe Concerto in B flat major, Op. 7, No. 3 3:07
 Bela Banfalvi Soloist
 Banfalvi, Bela
     
 WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
4  Vesperae solennes de confessore, K. 339 4:12
 Maria Zadori Soloist
 Fischer, Ivan
     
 GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL
5  Water Music: Suite No. 1 in F major, HWV 348 3:38
 Bela Banfalvi Conductor
 Banfalvi, Bela
     
 MICHAEL PRAETORIUS
6  Schlaf, mein Kindelein 3:10
 Hans-Joachim Rotzsch Conductor
 Rotzsch, Hans-Joachim
     
 ANDREA VIGH
7  Prelude in C minor, BWV 999 (arr. A. Vigh) 1:52
 Andrea Vigh Soloist
     
 ANTONIO VIVALDI
8  The 4 Seasons: Violin Concerto in F minor, Op. 8, No. 4, RV 297, "L'inverno" (Winter) 2:21
 Bela Banfalvi Conductor
 Banfalvi, Bela
     
  TRADITIONAL
9  O admirabile commercium 2:13
 Capella Gregoriana Choir
     
 PIERRE-GABRIEL BUFFARDIN
10  Flute Concerto in E minor 3:35
 Eckart Haupt Soloist
     
 MAX REGER
11  8 Geistliche Gesange, Op. 138 (Anonymous lyricist) 2:20
 Martin Flamig Conductor
 Flamig, Martin
     
 WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
12  Concerto for Flute and Harp in C major, K. 299 7:48
 Martin Sandhoff Soloist
     
 FELIX MENDELSSOHN
13  3 Motets, Op. 39 5:23
 Martin Flamig Soloist
 Flamig, Martin
     
 ARCANGELO CORELLI
14  Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op. 6, No. 8, "Christmas Concerto" 5:03
 Michael Erxleben Conductor
 Erxleben, Michael
     
 JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
15  Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 5:34
 Ruth Ziesak Soloist
 Otto, Ralf
     
 CARL PHILIPP EMANUEL BACH
16  Keyboard Concerto in E flat major, Wq. 35, H. 446 7:38
 Hartmut Haenchen Soloist
 Haenchen, Hartmut
     
     
     
     
 JOHANN PACHELBEL
1  Canon and Gigue in D major 4:26
 Max Pommer Conductor
 Pommer, Max
     
 JACOBUS HANDL
2  Ecce virgo concipiet 1:33
 Roland Buchner Conductor
 Buchner, Roland
     
 GIOVANNI GABRIELI
3  Sacrae symphoniae 3:26
 Edward H. Tarr Conductor
 Tarr, Edward H.
     
 ANTON BRUCKNER
4  Ave Maria, WAB 6 3:26
 Martin Flamig Conductor
 Flamig, Martin
     
 JOSEPH GABRIEL RHEINBERGER
5  3 Sacred Songs, Op. 69 (arr. for violin and organ) 3:59
 Erno Sebestyen Soloist
     
 PLACIDE CAPPEAU
6  Cantique de Noel (O Holy Night) (Sung in French) 3:23
 David Cordier Soloist
 Froschauer, Helmut
     
 JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
7  Keyboard Concerto in F minor, BWV 1056: II. Largo (arr. for flute and harp) 2:58
 Janos Balint Soloist
     
 JOHANN CHRISTOPH FRIEDRICH BACH
8  Hirtenlied 2:04
 Hermann Max Conductor
 Max, Hermann
     
 GEORG PHILIPP TELEMANN
9  Ouverture a la Pastorelle 4:44
 Pal Nemeth Conductor
 Nemeth, Pal
     
 PAUL GERHARDT
10  Ich steh' an deiner Krippen hier, BWV 469 1:29
 Axel Kohler Soloist
     
 GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL
11  Organ Concerto No. 4 in F major, Op. 4, No. 4, HWV 292 6:57
 Erzsebet Achim Soloist
     
 JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
12  Jesu, du mein liebstes Leben, BWV 356 2:58
 Hartwig Eschenburg Conductor
 Eschenburg, Hartwig
     
 VINCENZO GALILEI
13  Fantasia ottava 3:19
 Jurgen Rost Soloist
     
  TRADITIONAL
14  Gott hat dich, Maria erwahlt 1:29
 Roland Buchner Conductor
 Buchner, Roland
     
 GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL
15  Concerto Grosso in B minor, Op. 6, No. 12, HWV 330 3:29
 Max Pommer Conductor
 Pommer, Max
     
 JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
16  Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 9:27
 Monica Groop Soloist
 Otto, Ralf
     
     
     
     
 PYOTR IL'YICH TCHAIKOVSKY
1  Suite No. 4 in G major, Op. 61, "Mozartiana" 3:49
 Neville Marriner Conductor
 Marriner, Neville
     
 FRANZ SCHUBERT
2  Deutsche Messe, D. 872 3:31
 Jorg-Peter Weigle Conductor
 Weigle, Jorg-Peter
     
 JOHANN FRIEDRICH REICHARDT
3  Heilige Nacht 1:56
 Jochen Kowalski Soloist
 Bohme, Frank
     
 JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
4  Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 5:38
 Ralf Otto Conductor
 Otto, Ralf
     
 MICHAEL PRAETORIUS
5  Den die Hirten lobeten sehre 3:07
 Hans-Joachim Rotzsch Conductor
 Rotzsch, Hans-Joachim
     
 JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
6  Clavierbuchlein for Anna Magdalena Bach, Book 2, BWV Anh. 113-132: Minuet in D minor, BWV Anh. 132 1:14
 Walter Heinz Bernstein Soloist
     
 ANTONIO VIVALDI
7  Mandolin Concerto in C major, RV 425 2:11
 Lajos Mayer Soloist
     
  TRADITIONAL
8  Auf dem Berge da geht der Wind 1:27
 Hans-Joachim Rotzsch Conductor
 Rotzsch, Hans-Joachim
     
 GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL
9  Water Piece in D major, HWV 341 3:05
 Bela Banfalvi Conductor
 Banfalvi, Bela
     
 JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
10  Oboe Concerto in D minor (after BWV 35, BWV 156, BWV 1056 and BWV 1059) 3:06
 Max Pommer Soloist
 Pommer, Max
     
 MARTIN BOELITZ
11  Schlichte Weisen, Op. 76: No. 52. Maria Wiegenlied 4:17
 Roland Buchner Soloist
 Buchner, Roland
     
 JOSEPH GABRIEL RHEINBERGER
12  Ave Maria 1:47
 Roland Buchner Conductor
 Buchner, Roland
     
 CHRISTOPH WILLIBALD GLUCK
13  Orfeo ed Euridice 7:26
 Andras Korodi Conductor
 Korodi, Andras
     
 THOMAS MOORE
14  Jubilate-Amen, Op. 3 3:43
 Helmut Froschauer Soloist
 Froschauer, Helmut
     
 EDVARD GRIEG
15  Lyric Pieces, Book 4, Op. 47 (arr. for flute and harp) 3:29
 Janos Balint Soloist
     
 JOSEF MOHR
16  Stille Nacht (Silent Night) 5:37
 Hans-Joachim Rotzsch Conductor
 Rotzsch, Hans-Joachim