The Giulini Quartet

A Traditional Christmas: The Gold Collection

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One of the many faceless Christmas discs pumped out by the St. Clair label, A Traditional Christmas: The Gold Collection bills itself as something of considerable significance -- instead, it turns out to be a fairly innocuous set. Each rendition is performed by the Giulini Quartet. Many of the usual standards are performed, ranging from playful to spiritual, including "We Wish You a Merry Christmas," "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer," "What Child Is This," "Away in a Manger," "Joy to the World," "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing," "O Come All Ye Faithful," and "The First Noel."

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:25
2 3:32
3 3:33
4 2:46
5 3:54
6 2:54
7 3:32
8 3:13
9 3:16
10 2:20
11 2:17
12 4:19
13 1:36
14 2:07
15 2:23
16 1:53
17 3:01
Concerto Grosso in G minor ("Christmas Concerto"), Op. 6/8
18 5:58
Concerto a 4 in forma di Pastorale per il Santissimo Natale, for 2 violins, cello & continuo in G minor, Op. 8/6
19 2:27
Concerto Grosso in C major, Op. 3/12 "Christmas Pastorale"
20 4:27
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