JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
 All praise to Thee, Jesus Christ BWV 91  
  (For Christmas Day)  
1 1 Chorus (Chorale) - All praise to Thee, Jesus Christ 2:46
2 2 Recitative and Chorale: Soprano - The splendour of highest majesty 1:54
3 3 Aria: Tenor - God, for whom the earth's orbit is too small 2:26
4 4 Recitative: Bass - O Christian world! 1:16
5 5 Aria (Duet): Sporano, Alto - The poverty that God has assumed 6:50
6 6 Chorale - All this He has done for us 0:48
   
 To Christ we should sing praises BWV 121  
  (For the Second Day of Christmas)  
7 1 Chorus (Chorale) - To Christ we should sing praises 2:37
8 2 Aria: Tenor - O creature exalted by God 4:36
9 3 Recitative: Alto - The boundless being of grace 1:11
10 4 Aria: Bass - John leapt for joy in the womb 7:37
11 5 Recitative: Soprano - But how does it behold Thee in Thy crib? 0:55
12 6 Chorale - Glory, praise and thanks be sung to Thee 1:05
   
 For this purpose the Son of God was manifested BWV 40  
  (For the Second Day of Christmas)  
13 1 Chorus - For this purpose the Son of God was manifested 3:59
14 2 Recitative: Tenor - The Word was made flesh and dwells in the world 1:21
15 3 Chorale - Sin brings sorrow 0:47
16 4 Aria: Bass - Hellish serpent 1:54
17 5 Recitative: Alto - The serpent that in paradise 1:09
18 6 Chorale - Shake your head and say 0:48
19 7 Aria: Tenor - Christian children, now rejoice! 3:26
20 8 Chorale - Jesus, continue to look after 1:03
   
 Let our mouth be full of laughter BWV 110  
  (For Christmas Day)  
21 1 Chorus - Let our mouth be full of laughter and our tongue of singing 6:10
22 2 Aria: Tenor - All you thoughts and meditations 3:59
23 3 Recitative: Bass - These is none like unto Thee, O Lord. 0:31
24 4 Aria: Alto - Ah, Lord, what is man 3:21
25 5 Aria (Duet): Soprano, Tenor - Glory to God in the highest 3:43
26 6 Aria: Bass - Awake, you veins and limbs 3:34
27 7 Chorale - Alleluia! Alleluia! All praise to God 0:55
   
 Katherine Fuge soprano (BWV 91,121)
 Joanne Lunn soprano (BWV 110)
 Robin Tyson alto (BWV 91,40)
 William Towers alto (BWV 121,110)
 James Gilchrist tenor
 Peter Harvey bass
 John Eliot Gardiner
   
  Cover photography by Steve McCurry