Fine Arts Brass Ensemble

Christmas Brass: Christmas Medley

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Christmas Brass: Christmas Medley features the Fine Arts Brass Ensemble performing a total of 25 compositions over the course of a single disc. The ensemble moves quickly, never spending too much time on a given composition. A few of these songs will sound familiar to you -- "O Holy Night," "Have Yourself a Merry Christmas," "We Three Kings" -- but, for the most part, this isn't your run-of-the-mill collection. It has a strong classical leaning, featuring several Bach compositions. Therefore, it should most appeal to those with a taste for classical music.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 1:08
2 3:04
Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56
3
3:40
Hänsel und Gretel, opera
4 3:44
Lieutenant Kijé, film score and suite for orchestra, Op. 60
5
2:47
6 2:16
Trumpet Tune in D major (from the semi-opera "The Island Princess")
7 1:37
Weihnachtsoratorium (Christmas Oratorio), in six parts, BWV 248 (BC D7)
8 4:09
9 3:05
Weihnachtsoratorium (Christmas Oratorio), in six parts, BWV 248 (BC D7)
10
1:13
11 5:23
Cantata No. 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben," BWV 147 (BC A174)
12 3:43
Die Geburt unsers Herren Jesu Christi, for chorus, instruments & continuo, SWV 435
13
1:38
14 2:42
Weihnachtsoratorium (Christmas Oratorio), in six parts, BWV 248 (BC D7)
15 2:15
16
1:56
17 2:00
18 3:05
Weihnachtsoratorium (Christmas Oratorio), in six parts, BWV 248 (BC D7)
19 1:18
20 2:33
21 3:05
22 4:14
Concerto Grosso in G minor ("Christmas Concerto"), Op. 6/8
23 3:27
24 3:29
Weihnachtsoratorium (Christmas Oratorio), in six parts, BWV 248 (BC D7)
25 5:28
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