Program Schedule
Dec 25, 2006
12:00 AM
Hosted by Michael Barone
12:30 AM
Hosted by Christopher Harding
12:30 AMBARBER: Die Natali (Day of the Nativity), op.37/ Royal Scottish National O, Alsop, conductor (Naxos 8.559133)
12:49 AMGREGORIAN CHANT: Third Mass for Christmas, Mass of the Day/ Choral Schola of the Vienna Hofburgkapelle, Dopf, conductor (Philips 446088)
1:04 AMLYAPUNOV: Fêtes de Noël (Christmas Festivals), op.41/ Andjaparidze, piano (Naxos 8.553461)
1:18 AMTORELLI: Christmas Concerto in g, op.8/6/ Capella Savaria, Németh, conductor (Hungaroton 12561)
1:26 AMHERZOGENBERG: Die Geburt Christi (The Birth of Christ), op.90/ Steiner, s; Werner, a; Lichdi, t; Nawrath, t; Gaiser, b; Bauer, b; Würzburg Ecumenical High School Choir; Würzburg Herzogenberg O, Beckert, conductor (CPO 777211)
2:47 AMIRELAND: The Holy Boy/ English CO, Garforth, conductor (Chandos 8390)
2:51 AMMASEK: Pastoral (Christmas) Partita in D/ Prague Collegium Musicum, Vajnar, conductor (Supraphon 72723)
3:03 AMSPOHR: Winter, First Movement of Symphony No.9 in b, op.143, The Seasons/ Slovak State PO, Walter, conductor (Marco Polo 8.223454)
3:13 AMMALCOLM: Missa ad Praesepe (Mass at the Crib)/ Joyce, or; Choristers and Parish Choir of Saint Paul's (Episcopal) Church, K Street, Washington, D.C., J.Smith, conductor (Pro Organ 7190)
3:28 AMDEBUSSY/CAPLET: The Children's Corner Suite/ Montreal SO, Dutoit, conductor (London/Decca 444386)
3:47 AMDE NEBRA: Principio de Maitines de Navidad (Propers for Christmas Matins)/ Martinez, t (celebrant); Matthews, s; Cameron, a; Santamaria, t; Fuente, b; Baroque Orchestra of Madrid, Wilkins, conductor (Dorian 93237)
4:12 AMHUMPERDINCK: Prelude (The Christmas Dream) and Star Dance from the Incidental Music for The Blue Bird/ Bamberg SO, Rickenbacher, conductor (Virgin 61128)
4:21 AMSOWASH: Piano Trio No.3, A Christmas Divertimento/ Mirecourt Trio: Goldsmith, v; King, vcl; Jensen, p (Gasparo 254)
4:43 AMTURINA: Evangelio, op.12/ City of Granada O, de Udaeta, conductor (Claves 9310)
4:56 AMCHRISTMAS AROUND THE WORLD: Christmas Carols, Motets, Hymns and Songs from Scotland/ Cappella Nova, A.Tavener, conductor (Rota 001)
5:00 AM
Morning Edition
News and features from National Public Radio's Steve Inskeep's in Washington and Renée Montagne in Los Angeles; local news, traffic and weather with Jim Bell in Houston; The Marketplace Morning Report at 5:50 and 8:50, The Engines of Our Ingenuity at 7:35, and Garrison Keillor's The Writer's Almanac at 8:35.
9:00 AM
The Morning Show
Hosted by Elaine Kennedy
9:00 AMNICOLAI: Christmas Overture/ Bamberg SO, Rickenbacher, conductor (Virgin 91079)
9:13 AMCOMES: Hodie Nobis Caelorum Rex (Today the King of Heaven is Born to Us)/ Victoria Musicae, Gil-Tárrega, conductor (La Mà de Guido 2064)
9:30 AMMENDELSSOHN: Kinderstücke (Children's Pieces - originally titled Christmas Pieces), op.72/ Barenboim, piano (DG 423931)
9:40 AMDELIUS: Sleigh Ride (Winternacht)/ Royal PO, Beecham, conductor (EMI 47509)
9:48 AMDIABELLI: Pastoral Mass in F, op.147/ Degler, s; Linden, s; Rauschkolb, a; Clayton, t; Müller, b; Chorus and Orchestra of Saint Michael, Munich, Ehret, conductor (Koch/Schwann 313015)
10:34 AMSTANDFORD: A Christmas Carol Symphony/ City of Prague PO, Sutherland, conductor (Naxos 8.557099)
10:55 AMCHARPENTIER: Pastorale on the Birth of Our Savior, Jesus Christ, H.483/ Les Arts Florissants, Christie, conductor (Harmonia Mundi 901082)
11:39 AMGLAZUNOV: Scene I: Winter from The Seasons Ballet, op.67/ Philharmonia O, Svetlanov, conductor (EMI 47847)
11:51 AMCHRISTMAS AROUND THE WORLD: Christmas Carols, Hymns and Songs from Denmark/ Musica Ficta, Holten, conductor (Naxos 8.554627)
12:00 PM
Midday News
12:10 PM
Carols For Dancing
Hosted by Ellen Kushner
The program explores the intimate connection between song and dance in this rich heritage of holiday music. Featured is the group Renaissonics, an award-winning improvisatory Renaissance dance band, with host Ellen Kushner, creator and host of PRI's "Sound and Spirit."
1:10 PM
Afternoon Concert
Hosted by Chris Johnson
1:10 PMMACKENZIE: Overture to The Cricket on the Hearth, op.62/ BBC Scottish SO, Brabbins, conductor (Hyperion 66764)
1:22 PMHOMILIUS: Cantata for Christmas Day, Ein hoher Tag Kömmt (A Great Day Is Dawning)/ Fischer, s; Schneider, ct; Petzold, t; Kupfer, b; Körnerscher Singing Society of Dresden; Dresden Instrumental Concert, Kopp, conductor (Carus 83.170)
1:40 PMSCHUMANN: Wintertime I and II from Album for the Young/ Weissenberg, piano (EMI 63049)
1:47 PMROSSINI/RESPIGHI: La Boutique Fantasque (The Fantastic Toyshop)/ Vienna SO, Janigro, conductor (Vanguard Classics 41)
2:23 PMNELSON: Christmas Cantata, A Nyw Werke Is Come on Honde/ Frohbieter, or; Choruses and SO of the University of Houston Moores School of Music, Hausmann, conductor (Albany 381)
2:41 PMHEINICHEN: Christmas Pastorale in A/ C.P.E. Bach CO, Haenchen, conductor (Sony 53266)
2:49 PMCHRISTMAS AROUND THE WORLD: Romanian Christmas Carols/ Madrigal Chamber Choir, Constantin, conductor (Electrecord 121)
3:00 PM
Christmas with the Philadelphia Singers 2006
Hosted by Ed Cunningham
An annual favorite, this is a concert of traditional and contemporary holiday music. The famed ensemble celebrates Christmas on Logan Square with a program of 20th-century music.
3:53 PM
The Engines of Our Ingenuity
Hosted by Dr. John Lienhard
Dr. John Lienhard introduces you to men and women whose ideas and inventions have changed our world.
4:00 PM
All Things Considered
News and features from National Public Radio and KUHF, with Melissa Block, Michelle Norris and Robert Siegel in Washington and Rod Rice in Houston.
6:30 PM
Hosted by Kai Ryssdal
Public Radio International’s magazine of news and features on business and the economy.
7:00 PM
Evening Concert
Hosted by Chris Hathaway
7:00 PMVAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Prelude, Carol and Christmas Dance from the Suite for Viola and Orchestra/ Schotten, viola; Slovak Radio O, Trevor, conductor (Crystal 837)
7:11 PMPRAETORIUS: Puer Natus: Ein Kind geboren zu Bethlehem (A Child Is Born in Bethlehem)/ Hassler Consort, Raml, conductor (MD+G 6140660)
7:20 PMBUSONI: Sonatina in Diem Nativitatis Christi MCMXVII (Christmas Sonatina 1917)/ Madge, piano (Philips 420740)
7:29 PMRAFF: Symphony No.11 in a, op.214, Winter/ Slovak State PO, Schneider, conductor (Marco Polo 8.223529)
8:06 PMLUTOSLAWSKI: Twenty Polish Christmas Carols/ Pasichnyk, soprano; Polish Radio Chorus, Krakow; Polish National Radio SO, Katowice, Wit, conductor (Naxos 8.555994)
8:47 PMM. HAYDN: Pastorello in C/ Oradea PO, Acél, conductor (Olympia 404)
9:00 PM
Bach's Christmas Oratorio
Hosted by John Schaefer
Robert Bass, cond. Lisa Saffer, soprano; Gigi Mitchell-Velasco, mezzo-soprano; Paul Austin Kelly, tenor; James Maddalena, bass. From Carnegie Hall, the Collegiate Chorale performs three of six sacred cantatas, each depicting a different scene from Christ's birth, known collectively as the Christmas Oratorio. Also featured are some traditional holiday favorites.
11:00 PM
Hosted by Eric Ladau
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