Christmas and music are interlinked. Can you think of a single christmas where you didn’t sing a carol, hymn, or hummed a christmas related song (Wham, Mariah Carey etc)??
For most of us, Christmas is a wonderful time that is only heightened by the music we associate with it- whether that be Tchaikovsky’s ‘The Nutcracker’, a christmas jingle or a classical piece.
Classic fm have listed their ’20 best pieces of classical Christmas music’ as:
1. Prokofiev – Troika
2. Mendelssohn – Hark The Herald Angels Sing
3. Whitacre – Little Tree
4. Britten – A Ceremony of Carols
5. Bach – Christmas Oratorio
6. André Rieu
7. Tchaikovsky – Nutcracker
8. The Holly and the Ivy
9. Hely-Hutchinson – Symphony of Carols
10. Berlioz – L’Enfance du Christ
11. The John Rutter Christmas Album
12. Karl Jenkins – A Celebration of Christmas
13. Tchaikovsky – Christmas waltz
14. Elgar – A Christmas Greeting
15. Vivaldi – Winter
16. Gruber – Silent Night
17. In the Bleak Midwinter
18. Saint-Saëns – Oratorio de Noël
19. I Saw Three Ships
20. Handel – The Messiah
Do you agree?
What would you change or add?Do you know every piece listed?!
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