Friday, December 23, 2011

Top 10 Classical Christmas Songs

You can click on any of the following links on Youtube and enjoy these classical Christmas song but if you want to feel the full impact of this music, go to on Christmas eve or Christmas Day and sing along, guarenteed one of these songs will be played and it will stir your soul.

1. Handel's Hallelujah Johann Strauss Orchestra and the Harlem Gospel Choir.

2. Adeste Fideles O Come All Ye Faithful Traditional Christmas Concert at Konzerthaus with the Vienna Boy's Choir.

3. O Holy Night Mormon Tabernacle Choir Typically I do not have much time for the harsh and negative comments made on youtube or anywhere else on the internet but I saw this one on this link and feel it bears repeating. Will you people please stop with the nasty religious bickering? It's a video about a group of people singing. If you are so riled up about nothing that you just have to scream at each other, there are THOUSANDS of videos on YouTube set up for back-and-forth between people just like you who have nothing better to do than stick your nose in other people's religious affairs. "They're not Christian because herpa durpa durp!" WHO CARES?!

4. Amen written by Jester Hairston sung by Sidney Poitier in the film Lillies of the Field one of the best renditions of the song I ever heard from a great film. Hairston wrote the song "Mary's Boy Child" in 1956, possibly the only popular Christmas song written by an African-American.

5. Ave Maria sung by Andrea Bocelli magnifico. It was written by Franz Peter Schubert.

6. Fantasia on Greensleeves by Ralph Vaughan Williams performed by La Sierra University

7. Joy to the World by George Frederic Handel  José Carreras, Diana Ross and Placido Domingo perform Joy To The World by George Frederic Handel as part of Christmas in Vienna.



8. Carol of the Bells Celtic Woman music  originally composed by Mykola Leontovych; original traditional Ukrainian lyrics are of pre Christian origin; English adaptation of text by Peter Wilhousky, 1936.

9. Hark the Herald Angels Sing music: Felix Mendelssohn, words: Charles Wesley, amended by George Whitfield and Martin Madan sung by Choir of Christchurch Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland.

10. Silent Night Gregorian Monks

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