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Playing this hour.
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 12 AM
 
Music Through the Night
with Gillian Martin
 
12:01 am Alan Higbee: In the Bleak Midwinter
VocalEssence / Philip Brunelle
Clarion 939 
 
12:06 am Alois Melichar: Mille Cherubini
Northwest Sinfonia / Steven Mercurio
Carl Tanner, tenor
Bounty 17822 
 
12:11 am Traditional Scandinavian: O Green and Shimmering Tree
Mormon Tabernacle Choir / Craig Jessop
Mormon Tabernacle 1063 
 
12:14 am Johann Sebastian Bach: Christmas Oratorio: Shepherd's Music
Boston Pops Orchestra / Arthur Fiedler
DG 419414 
 
12:24 am Cyril Mockridge: Miracle on 34th Street: Suite
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / David Newman
Telarc 88801 
 
12:36 am Benjamin Britten: A Ceremony of Carols
Choir of King's College, Cambridge / David Willcocks
EMI 47709 
 
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 1 AM
 
Music Through the Night
with Ward Jacobson
 
1:01 am Traditional: Infant Holy, Infant Lowly
Utah Chamber Artists / Barlow Bradford
Clarion 928 
 
1:06 am Christmas Music: Christmas Medley
Emily Mitchell, harp
Albany 1438 
 
1:17 am Ralph Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Christmas Carols
English Chamber Orchestra / Matthew Best
Thomas Allen, baritone
Hyperion 20420 
 
1:31 am Peter Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker: Dance of the Reed Pipes
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Vladimir Ashkenazy
London/Decca 433000 
 
1:34 am Alfred Burt: Caroling, Caroling
The Choral Project / Daniel Hughes
Clarion 941 
 
1:36 am Massimo Paris: X'mas Suite
Los Romeros / Massimo Paris
DG 17474 
 
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 2 AM
 
2:01 am Traditional: Cherry Tree Carol
Baltimore Consort
Dorian 90198 
 
2:06 am Traditional: Christmas Medley
Choir of St. John's College, Cambridge / Andrew Nethsingha
John Challenger, organ
Chandos 5096 
 
2:18 am Christmas Music: The Morning Star Has Risen; On Christmas Day (Sussex Carol)
The Playfords
Coviello 21012 
 
2:22 am Christmas Music: Medley for Advent
Choir of Clare College, Cambridge / Graham Ross
Harmonia Mundi 907579 
 
2:44 am Max Reger: Weihnachtstraum
Jeffrey Biegel, piano
Steinway & Sons 30005 
 
2:47 am Alexander Craig: Sleep Now
New York Polyphony
Bis 2099 
 
2:49 am Marcel Tournier: Six Noels for Harp
Judy Loman, harp
Naxos 572510 
 
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 3 AM
 
3:01 am Mark O'Connor: One Winter's Night
Mark O'Connor, violin
Chris Thile, fiddle
Bryan Sutton, guitar
OMAC 16 
 
3:06 am Howard Blake: The Snowman: Walking in the Air
Emma Johnson, clarinet
Julius Drake, piano
ASV 910 
 
3:09 am Patric Standford: A Christmas Carol Symphony
City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra / Gavin Sutherland
Naxos 557099 
 
3:29 am Johann Molter: Concerto Pastorale
La Pieta / Angele Dubeau
Analekta 8730 
 
3:41 am Traditional Catalan: El noi de la mare (The Child of the Virgin)
Arianna Savall, mezzo-soprano
Petter Udland Johansen, voice and Hardanger fiddle
Sveinung Lillehier, guitar
Miquel Angel Cordero, double bass
David Mayoral, percussion
ECM 2227 
 
3:45 am Christmas Music: Seven Joys of Christmas
Santa Fe Desert Chorale / Linda Mack
Clarion 926 
 
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 4 AM
 
4:01 am Gustav Holst: In the Bleak Midwinter
Handel and Haydn Society / Harry Christophers
Coro 16117 
 
4:06 am Patrick Zuk: Ye sons of men
Saint Louis Chamber Chorus / Philip Barnes
Regent 373 
 
4:11 am George Chadwick: Noel
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra / Raymond Leppard
Hidetaro Suzuki, violin
London/Decca 458157 
 
4:20 am Charles Ives: A Christmas Carol
Kansas City Chorale / Charles Bruffy
Nimbus 5413 
 
4:23 am John Rutter: Mary's Lullaby
Choir of Clare College, Cambridge / John Rutter
London/Decca 425500 
 
4:27 am Victor Hely-Hutchinson: A Carol Symphony
City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra / Gavin Sutherland
Naxos 557099 
 
4:52 am Traditional: When Christ is Born
Poznan Nightingales / Stefan Stuligrosz
Polskie Nagrania 268 
 
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 5 AM
 
5:01 am Emil Waldteufel: The Skaters' Waltz
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra / JoAnn Falletta
SELF PROD 266 
 
5:06 am Jule Styne: Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!
Northern Lights Orchestra / Petri Juutilainen
Warren Schatz 5 
 
5:11 am Peter Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker: Russian Dance (Trepak)
Harmonie Ensemble / Steven Richman
Harmonia Mundi 907493 
 
5:13 am Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Christmas Eve Suite
Scottish National Orchestra / Neeme Jarvi
Chandos 8327 
 
5:44 am Traditional German: Kling, Glockchen
Choral Arts Society of Washington / Norman Scribner
Dotian Levalier, harp
Naxos 555049 
 
5:46 am Robert Russell Bennett: The Many Moods of Christmas No. 4
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra / Robert Shaw
Telarc 80087 
 
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 6 AM - 9 AM
 
QED Morning Show
with Jim Cunningham
Live from Oakland with local arts, NPR News, traffic, weather and morning favorites.
 
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 9 AM
 
Welcome Christmas
Begin the Christmas holiday with favorite carols old and new, from VocalEssence, led by Philip Brunelle.
 
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 10 AM - 12 PM
 
Festival of 9 Lessons and Carols
The tradition began in 1918, the BBC broadcasts in 1929, and theyve been on the air ever since for millions worldwide. Join that one, clear, innocent voice opening Once in Royal Davids City, for THE worldwide Christmas service of carols and spiritual texts.
 
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 12 PM - 3 PM
 
Anna Singer
Anna Singer plays holiday favorites.
 
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 3 PM - 5 PM
 
Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker
Enjoy Tchaikovskys entire holiday favorite performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Yuri Temirkanov.
 
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 5 PM
 
Polish Christmas Cheer
Polish holiday music, hosted by guest announcer Eva Tumiel Kozak.
 
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 6 PM
 
Christmas at the Movies
The Christmas holiday is charged with nostalgia and hope, so a Christmas setting can effectively heighten the emotional power of any film. There have been many Christmas scenes in movies, and host David Garland unwraps some of the accompanying music for them. Holiday favorites such as It's a Wonderful Life, Miracle On 34th Street and The Bishop's Wife are included.
 
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 7 PM
 
Joshua Bell and Friends
Violinist Joshua Bell performs seasonal music from his new CD, Musical Gifts with special guests including pianist/singer Frankie Moreno and the Young Peoples Chorus of New York City.
 
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 8 PM
 
A Chanticleer Christmas
A celebration of the season as told through the glorious voices of Chanticleer, the 12-voice San Francisco based mens choir.
 
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 9 PM
 
Exploring Music
with Bill McGlaughlin
Each week, Bill explores a single theme ranging from composer biographies to explorations of various cultures, musical styles, and time periods.
 
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 10 PM
 
A Leroy Anderson Christmas
Hosted by Leonard Slatkin and the composers son Kurt Anderson, this program features Andersons holiday works including his Sleigh Ride, Suite of Carols for String Orchestra and more.
 
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 11 PM
 
Music Through the Night
with Gillian Martin
 
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featured specials

  • Portraits for the Homefront: The Story of Elizabeth Black
    The poignant story unfolds as we explore Black’s lost art career, seek out elderly veterans who encountered Miss Black on the battlefield, and present to amazed and appreciative families portraits that never arrived.
  • Classical Crossroads
    Where classical music crosses paths with rock and roll, world music, folk music and jazz. Listen to interviews with people who make good music here.

featured specials

  • Portraits for the Homefront: The Story of Elizabeth Black
    The poignant story unfolds as we explore Black’s lost art career, seek out elderly veterans who encountered Miss Black on the battlefield, and present to amazed and appreciative families portraits that never arrived.
  • Classical Crossroads
    Where classical music crosses paths with rock and roll, world music, folk music and jazz. Listen to interviews with people who make good music here.

featured specials