Christmas Instrument

Dunedin Consort, John Butt - J.S. Bach: Magnificat, Christmas Cantata (2015)

Dunedin Consort, John Butt - J.S. Bach: Magnificat, Christmas Cantata (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 78:19 | 435 MB
Genre: Classical, Sacred | Label: Linn Records | Catalog: CKD 469

Given the considerable number of recordings that have tried to place Renaissance compositions within the context for which they were written, it is odd that the same has so rarely been done for Bach. After all, most of Bach's output consists of Gebrauchsmusik, music written for daily use. This release by Scotland's historical-instrument Dunedin Consort and its leader John Butt shows the possibilities of this approach.
Dunedin Consort, John Butt - Bach: Magnificat & Christmas Cantata (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Dunedin Consort, John Butt - Bach: Magnificat & Christmas Cantata (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 86:31 minutes | 1.74 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

This is the premiere recording of J.S. Bach's Magnificat heard for the first time within its original liturgical context, alongside the beautiful Christmas Cantata.

Barbara Dennerlein - Christmas Soul (Bonus Track Version) (2015)  Music

Posted by El Misha at Nov. 11, 2015
Barbara Dennerlein - Christmas Soul (Bonus Track Version) (2015)

Barbara Dennerlein - Christmas Soul (Bonus Track Version) (2015)
Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:08:25 | 161 MB + 5% Recovery
Label: MPS | # 8346658 | ‎Tracks: 14 | Rls.date: 2015

What a nice present! Just in time for the Christmas season 2015 Barbara Dennerlein is back with a new album! Combining elements from Pop, Funk, Soul and Fusion she creates Christmas Jazz at it´s best.
Caldara - Vaticini di Pace (Christmas Cantata); Sinfonia No. 5 & 6 (Mallon) (1996)

Caldara - Vaticini di Pace (Christmas Cantata); Sinfonia No. 5 & 6 (Mallon) (1996)
APE, IMG+CUE, LOG, Complete Artwork (jpg) => 274 MB | 65’26
EAC Rip | Classical/Sacred/Vocal | Label: Naxos | FServe/FSonic

… are the personages in this "Christmas Cantata" written in 1712 for performance at the Vatican. The notes with the CD suggest a burden of historical and political allusions in the libretto, quite interesting in their way but utterly imperceptible to modern ears. Really, the recitativos and arias of Caldara's Vaticini di Pace sound remarkably like Handel - the same broad but expressive melodies, the same robust instrumental accompaniment, the same treatment of the voice as a thing apart from the instruments, so unlike the hard-to-sing instrument-like vocal lines of JS Bach. To listeners of 1712, of course, it would have been vice-versa, Handel who sounded like Caldara, since Caldara was fifteen years older and well established.

Olivia Newton-John: Christmas Wish (2008 Edition with Bonus Track)  Music

Posted by BlondStyle at Dec. 30, 2009
Olivia Newton-John: Christmas Wish (2008 Edition with Bonus Track)

Olivia Newton-John: Christmas Wish (2008 Edition with Bonus Track)
Easy Listening, Christmas, Traditional, Vocal | EAC Rip | APE + CUE + LOG + Covers | 66 Min | 414,63 Mb
MP3 | 320 Kbps | Covers | 140,71 Mb
Label: Compass/ONJ Productions | Released: 2008

Four-time Grammy Award winner Olivia Newton-John returns with a beautiful holiday CD simply titled, Christmas Wish. The 23-track CD features thirteen glorious vocals and ten musical interludes, as well as performances by Grammy winners and nominees, Barry Manilow, Michael McDonald, Jon Secada, David Foster and JimBrickman, to name a few.

Christmas Concertos (Il Giardino Armonico)  Music

Posted by Ignazio Favagrossa at Dec. 17, 2008
Christmas Concertos (Il Giardino Armonico)

Christmas Concertos (Il Giardino Armonico)
2007 | FLAC+CUE | Booklet | RAR 300Mb

The Christmas concerto is an interesting subgenre of the baroque concerto grosso. Several Italian baroque composers wrote concerti designated for performance at Christmastime - this designation being by virtue of their pastoral or "musette" movements, such music being associated with the music of the sheperds of Bethlehem. Here Il Giardino Armonico performs a batch of Christmas concertos by Corelli, Vivaldi, Gemignani, and others. Giardino's astringent tone lacks the sweetness of Europa Galante (my preferred Italian period instrument ensemble), but their interpretations are bracing, sometimes startling in their dynamic contrasts, and full of life. They are, if you will, like a severe German alterpiece rather than a sweet Italian madonna.
Amazon review

Brian Wilson - What I Really Want For Christmas (2005) RESTORED  Music

Posted by Rehabilly at Nov. 30, 2008
Brian Wilson - What I Really Want For Christmas (2005) RESTORED

Brian Wilson - What I Really Want For Christmas (2005)
FLAC+CUE+LOG or MP3 CBR 320 | Covers | 314 or 106 MB

What I Really Want for Christmas is Brian Wilson's ninth official solo album and his first seasonal release. It was released by Arista Records in October 2005 and features many traditional Christmas songs, as well some of Wilson's originals, including remakes of The Beach Boys' "Little Saint Nick" and "The Man with All the Toys"…

Zamfir - Christmas At The Notre Dame Basilica

Pan flute - Great Romanian Artists Series

Zamfir - Christmas At The Notre Dame Basilica

Pan flute - Great Romanian Artists Series

Making Cards - Christmas Papercraft Special 2017  Magazines

Posted by crazy-slim at Sept. 22, 2017
Making Cards - Christmas Papercraft Special 2017

Making Cards - Christmas Papercraft Special 2017
English | 100 pages | True PDF | 113 MB