Classical music for winter season/ Christmastime?

Recently ventured into classical music.. Was wondering if anyone had any recommendations for the winter season.. Not specific Christmas pieces per se, (although feel free to recommend those as well) but composers or compositions that you feel suit the wintry season?

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  • 4 years ago
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    As someone who has programmed Christmas concerts for many years, I can make the following Christmas-specific suggestions.

    JS Bach - Advent Cantatas: Nos 36, 61, 62, 132, 147 and 186a

    JS Bach - Christmas festival cantatas: Nos 28, 40, 57, 63, 64, 91, 110, 122, 133, 151, 152 and 191

    JS Bach - Christmas Oratorio

    Brahms - Marienlieder, Op 22

    Bridge - A Christmas Rose

    Britten - A Boy Was Born; Ceremony of Carols; A Charm of Lullabies; St Nicolas

    Byrd - Hodie Christus natus est

    Charpentier - Messe de minuit

    Corelli - Christmas Concerto

    Finzi - Dies natalis; In terra pax

    Gibbons - O, Clap Your Hands

    Handel - Messiah

    Holst - Christmas Day; A Dream of Christmas

    Howells - A Spotless Rose

    Ireland - The Holy Boy

    Joubert - Torches

    Locatelli - Christmas Concerto

    Manfredini - Christmas Concerto

    Pearsall - In dulci jubilo

    Poulenc - Quatre motets pour le temps de Noël

    Purcell - Behold, I Bring You Glad Tidings

    A Scarlatti - Cantata pastorale per la nascità di Nostro Signore

    Tavener - The Lamb

    Torelli - Christmas Concerto

    Vaughan williams - Fantasia on Christmas Carols; Hodie (This Day)

    Villa-Lobos - Praesepe

    Vivaldi - Motet: Nulla in mundo pax sincera; Violin Concerto in E 'per il Santissimo Natale'

    Warlock - Bethlehem Down; The First Mercy

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    My favourite piece is Largo al Factotum from The Barber of Seville.

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