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Christmas Campaign 2021

Up to 50% off selected Christmas titles

“On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me… a discounted Naxos CD!"

Throughout December, enjoy exclusive discounts of up to 50% off selected titles from Naxos, BIS, Chandos, Hyperion, Coro, Opus Arte and many more.

With up to 123 Christmas albums discounted, there is a festive bargain for every classical music lover.

Offer lasts from 1st December – 1st January 2022.
*Order by 15th December to receive gifts in time for Christmas*
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Image Carol of the Bells
The Sixteen contrasts traditional with contemporary in this choral feast of festive music. Bob Chilcott's sumptuous Advent Antiphons based on plainsong melodies anticipate the coming of Christmas and feature alongside Mykola Leontovich's much-loved Carol of the Bells, Richard Rodney Bennett’s stunning Susanni and Eric Whitacre’s shimmering Lux aurumque. Interspersed with the beautiful simplicity of traditional carols, this is a Christmas collection to savour.

£13.99
Image Hodie: An English Christmas Collection
Christmas music by Howells, Britten, Tavener, Leighton and Warlock.

'Outstanding, irrespective of the season' Gramophone magazine

£12.99
Image Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker and Mouse Kin
Christian Spuck puts the literary origin at the heart of his choreography of 'The Nutcracker and the Mouse King', emphasizing the fantastical nature of the original rather than the delightful Christmas fairytale and bringing back the tale of princess Pirlipat, who turns into a nut monster, as told by E.T.A. Hoffmann. On stage, Drosselmeier’s workshop turns into an old revue-theater, where the ballet’s characters come to life. Spucks’ choreography plays with the richness of characters in Hoffmann's narrative cosmos, the absurdity and overwrought humor that inhabit them, while at the same time looking down into the dark abyss of Romanticism.

£32.99
Image Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker
Peter Wright’s timeless and enchanting interpretation of The Nutcracker has been in The Royal Ballet’s repertory for over thirty years. Presented in a festive period setting, this charming and magical production features Marianela Nuñez as the exquisite Sugar Plum Fairy and Vadim Muntagirov as her charming Prince.

Vivid designs and spellbinding stage effects which include authentic Christmas tree decorations that magically come to life, and Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous, iconic score combine to create the quintessential Christmas ballet – an opulent treat for the senses for audiences of all ages.

Filmed in High Definition and recorded in true surround sound.

£24.99
Image The Waiting Sky: Music for Advent and Christmas
The award-winning London vocal ensemble SANSARA,with Artistic Directors Tom Herring and Benjamin Cunningham, makes its Resonus Classics debut with a striking programme of works for Advent and Christmas both old and new. This compelling programme explores the anticipation of Christmas through works by masters of the Renaissance alongside pieces by living composers combining to
conjure an aura of mystery and excitement.

£13.99
Image In Dulci Jubilo - Christmas Concertos by Michael P
Michael Praetorius saw his most important mission as a composer in the promoting and spreading of the German-language chorale. His collection Musae Sioniae comprises nine volumes and is virtually a complete edition of the Lutheran chorales in every setting imaginable. The Christmas hymns in Musae Sioniae, just as popular today as they were then, were of particular importance for Praetorius. He took the greatest care in handling them and often presented them in many different settings. Most of the Christmas hymns selected for this album are also heard in contrasting settings, from ornate bicinia and tricinia (in which only two or three of the same voices are used) to magnificent polychoral works with two or three choirs, the choral texture so masterful that even the most complicated counterpoint is clearly audible.

£13.99
Image Alpha & O: Music for Advent & Christmas
The two choirs of St Catharine’s College, Cambridge return to Resonus Classics to collaborate once more on a new recording of contemporary works for Advent and Christmas. Featuring many world premiere recordings, the programme includes works written specially for the two college choirs including Diana Burrell’s exuberant carol, Green groweth the holly; Christopher Fox’s major new setting of the O Anitphons, insterpersed with the original plainchant, and Jeremy Thurlow’s Magnificat for upper voices, organ and tape, that blazes with the intensity of a new vision of the world.

£13.99
Image A Traditional Christmas Carol Collection Vol. 2
Volume I of Traditional Christmas Carols broke iTunes’ record for the most downloads of a classical album and remains one of The Sixteen’s most popular discs. This brand new recording contains more festive delights.
There is such an abundance of festive music available to us that sometimes one wishes Christmas did not come but once a year! The Sixteen’s first volume of traditional Christmas carols contains some of our most favourite pieces but there is so much more wonderful festive music that deserves to be better known. So we decided to make a second volume. On this disc you will discover familiar seasonal favourites such as ‘Unto us a boy is born’ and ‘It came upon the midnight clear’ but we have also included some less well-know gems like ‘Cherry Tree Carol’ and ‘Gloucestershire Wassail’.

£13.99
Image Elizabeth Poston; Philip Ledger; Gary Davison; Phi
Choral music has always played a significant and central role at Belfast Cathedral, since its consecration in 1904. This strong choral tradition continues to this day with the recently formed all-adult, fully professional vocal ensemble. This ‘new’ cathedral choir brings together some of the finest singers in Northern Ireland who lead the liturgy and worship of Belfast Cathedral and are featured here in their debut album for Resonus Classics. Featuring a varied programme of seasonal carols from composers including Elizabeth Poston, John Rutter and Philip Ledger, this album celebrates Christmas from Northern Ireland’s national cathedral.

£13.99
Image Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker and Mouse Kin
Christian Spuck puts the literary origin at the heart of his choreography of 'The Nutcracker and the Mouse King', emphasizing the fantastical nature of the original rather than the delightful Christmas fairytale and bringing back the tale of princess Pirlipat, who turns into a nut monster, as told by E.T.A. Hoffmann. On stage, Drosselmeier’s workshop turns into an old revue-theater, where the ballet’s characters come to life. Spucks’ choreography plays with the richness of characters in Hoffmann's narrative cosmos, the absurdity and overwrought humor that inhabit them, while at the same time looking down into the dark abyss of Romanticism.

£24.99
Image Johann Sebastian Bach: Christmas Oratorio
“Jauchzet, frohlocket!” For many people, the introductory trumpet and timpani sounds of the Christmas Oratorio are just as much a part of Christmas as the festive meal on Christmas Day. Johann Sebastian Bach‘s famous six cantatas are undoubtedly among the most popular and most commonly known works of music of all time. Written for the Thomanerchor Leipzig and performed for the first time between Christmas Day 1734 and Epiphany 1735 in St. Thomas Church and St. Nicholas’ Church in Leipzig under the direction of the Thomaskantor himself, this music has been an integral part of the choir’s calendar ever since. In 2018, under the direction of Bach‘s 17th successor Gotthold Schwarz, the Thomanerchor and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig continued this tradition with an internationally renowned ensemble of soloists.

£29.99
Image Bach: Christmas Oratorio
"Like Gardiner… the Sixteen's recording throbs with the joy of it all." BBC Music Magazine, December 2007

£19.99
Image Johann Sebastian Bach: Christmas Oratorio
“Jauchzet, frohlocket!” For many people, the introductory trumpet and timpani sounds of the Christmas Oratorio are just as much a part of Christmas as the festive meal on Christmas Day. Johann Sebastian Bach‘s famous six cantatas are undoubtedly among the most popular and most commonly known works of music of all time. Written for the Thomanerchor Leipzig and performed for the first time between Christmas Day 1734 and Epiphany 1735 in St. Thomas Church and St. Nicholas’ Church in Leipzig under the direction of the Thomaskantor himself, this music has been an integral part of the choir’s calendar ever since. In 2018, under the direction of Bach‘s 17th successor Gotthold Schwarz, the Thomanerchor and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig continued this tradition with an internationally renowned ensemble of soloists.

£29.99
Image Handel: Messiah
Hot on the heels of their landmark appearance on BBC Four’s Sacred Music programme Harry Christophers and his award-winning ensemble The Sixteen are releasing a brand new recording of Handel’s Messiah. On this disc The Sixteen and Harry Christophers are joined by four soloists, all revered Handelians who have had a long association with the choir - Carolyn Sampson, Catherine Wyn-Rogers, Mark Padmore and Christopher Purves.
The Sixteen has performed Messiah over 150 times and over the years the two have become synonymous with one another. Arguably the most famous oratorio ever written and certainly Handel’s best known work, Messiah needs little introduction. Composed in a staggering 24 days, Messiah was first performed in Dublin in 1742 where it received a rapturous welcome. This exceptional new recording demonstrates an accomplished expertise, honed over the past 23 years.

£19.99
Image Johann Sebastian Bach: Christmas Oratorio
“Jauchzet, frohlocket!” For many people, the introductory trumpet and timpani sounds of the Christmas Oratorio are just as much a part of Christmas as the festive meal on Christmas Day. Johann Sebastian Bach‘s famous six cantatas are undoubtedly among the most popular and most commonly known works of music of all time. Written for the Thomanerchor Leipzig and performed for the first time between Christmas Day 1734 and Epiphany 1735 in St. Thomas Church and St. Nicholas’ Church in Leipzig under the direction of the Thomaskantor himself, this music has been an integral part of the choir’s calendar ever since. In 2018, under the direction of Bach‘s 17th successor Gotthold Schwarz, the Thomanerchor and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig continued this tradition with an internationally renowned ensemble of soloists.

£24.99
Image Gaudete! - Christmas with amarcord
“Weihnacht” is the Leipzig a cappella quintet’s most personal Christmas album. The compilation of works is like a small Christmas story: Advent pieces (Veni, Maria) are followed by a first “quiet high point” of joy and sorrow (Ros, Lully Lulla), then the personal confrontation (Ich steht’ and Schlaf wohl), the appearance of the Shepherds (Villancios and La Negrina), and finally, with Weihnacht and Stille Nacht, the second “quiet high point” is heard. And naturally this album by former members of the St. Thomas Choir, with four cantoral manuscripts, breathes the tradition of the Leipzig boys’ choir.

£13.99
Image Verbum caro factum est - A Christmas Greeting
Bach Collegium Japan and Masaaki Suzuki have sung of the wonders of Christmas a number of times, in Bach’s cantatas and Christmas Oratorio as well as in Handel’s Messiah. Here, instead, we hear the choir a cappella in a selection of classic Christmas carols. Masato Suzuki, son of the ensemble’s founder and director, has selected some of the best-loved songs of Christmas, such as Adeste fideles and Silent Night, as well as less familiar hymns, arranging them especially for these singers. A consummate organist, he also performs a number of Louis-Claude Daquin’s noëls variés – keyboard variations on Christmas songs which became a highly popular genre in 18th-century France.

£13.99
Image Joy To The World
CORO is delighted to announce the first 'studio' recording with the Handel and Haydn Society. The disc, which is a co-production with WGBH and was recorded at their studios in Boston in January, will feature an eclectic selection of Christmas music including traditional carols using American tunes and Christmas motets by Charles Ives and contemporary American composer, James Bassi. The disc also features two carols by the 'father of American choral music', Bostonian William Billings, and the popular Carol of the Bells by Ukranian composer Mykola Leontovich with its instantly recognisable four-note ostinato motif. Boston's internationally acclaimed Handel and Haydn Society was founded in 1815 and is considered the oldest continuously performing arts organization in the U.S. It has given the American premieres of major works by Handel, Bach and Haydn and has won a Grammy Award. It will celebrate its Bicentennial in 2015.

£13.99
Image The Canterbury Voices at Christmas
£13.90
Image A Renaissance Christmas
Following The Sixteen’s hugely successful album, ‘Song of the Nativity’, which featured Christmas music from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries, this new seasonal offering explores a stunning selection of festive works from the Renaissance. The Sixteen captures the joy and sincerity of this most wonderful of seasons, from the joyous simplicity of plainsong chants Resonemus laudibus and Veni, veni Emmanuel to the shining purity of Lassus’ polyphonic Videntes stellam Magi and Byrd’s jubilant This day Christ was born. This album provides a perfect alternative to traditional carols for those looking for something a little different at Christmas.

£13.99
Image 100 Christmas Classics
Christmas is perhaps the time when most singing can be heard, both in the town and country. The musicologist Marius Schneider affirmed this when he wrote: ‘God hungers for songs.’ So it is that the time which celebrates the symbolic birth of the Lord is a great occasion for music, even for people who may have no direct religious beliefs. With this 5-CD set, Capriccio presents a total of 100 Classical Christmas titles, sung by some of the world's most famous choirs and soloists, ranging from J. S. Bach's lofty Christmas Oratorio to simple songs of the countryside, including the most famous of all, Silent Night, Holy Night

£28.99
Image Winter Fragments: Chamber Music by Michael Berkele
Following on from their lauded recording of chamber works by their namesake, Lennox Berkeley, the Berkeley Ensemble – celebrating their 10th anniversary return to Resonus Classics to turn their attention to the music of his son, Michael. In the year of his 70th birthday, the ensemble record a selection of Michael’s chamber works from across the last thirty-five years, including the virtuosic Catch Me if You Can and the Clarinet Quintet. The Ensemble are joined by mezzo-soprano Fleur Barron and conductor Dominic Grier for Winter Fragments, Sonnet for Orpheus, and the poignant Seven.

£13.99
Image 100 Christmas Meditation
Following the success of 100 Christmas Classics (Capriccio C7331) comes Christmas Meditation, featuring 100 choral and instrumental works from across the centuries. The set encompasses sacred Renaissance treasures including Bach‘s Christmas Oratorio and Bach/Gounod‘s Ave Maria, Handel‘s Baroque masterpiece Messiah (‘He shall feed his flock‘) and classic Christmas carols such as It Came Upon A Midnight Clear by Richard Storrs Willis and Franz Xaver Gruber‘s Stille Nacht (‘Silent Night‘). Featuring some of the most renowned choral institutions, Christmas Meditation offers listeners a classical Christmas to remember.

£24.99
Image Britten: A Ceremony of Carols
"Deft, precise and cleanly executed, these performances from The Sixteen's Britten choral series come up fresh as paint in this repackaging (A Boy was Born is the other main work)." 5* BBC Music Magazine, December 2005

£12.99
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