The Well-Tempered Ear

Classical music: Spend at least part of Christmas Eve with Bach’s “Christmas Oratorio” | December 24, 2017

By Jacob Stockinger

Merry Christmas Eve, all.

The Ear hopes you can spend at least part of it with some sections of “The Christmas Oratorio” by Johann Sebastian Bach — perhaps The Ear’s favorite holiday work.

Here it is, in a YouTube video with a spirited early music performance by the critically acclaimed, expert forces of Sir John Eliot Gardiner, the English Baroque Soloists and the Monteverdi Choir:

What is your favorite holiday music?

Leave the name, the composer and, if possible, a link to a YouTube performance in the COMMENT section.

Cheers to all!


2 Comments »

  1. I still love Lessons and Carols, no matter how often I’ve heard it.

    Comment by Ronnie Hess — December 24, 2017 @ 9:24 am

  2. OH MY, THERE ARE SO MANY FROM WHICH TO CHOOSE, HOWEVER WHAT IMMEDIATELY COMES TO MIND IS THE WONDERFUL RENDITION OF “THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY” BY THE HARRY SIMEONE CHORALE…

    Comment by Terry Baer — December 24, 2017 @ 5:11 am


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