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The Classical Christmas Mixtape

Merry Christmas everyone! We’re very happy to announce that the annual bonus Christmas Mixtape is here! This year’s bonus mixtape features a classical Christmas compilation. All the biggest names in classical music — Mozart, Handel, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Holst, Bach, and many many more.

Okay, okay, I know this isn’t the type of music that you normally come to The New LoFi to listen to, but hear me out. These composers and this collection of music represents some of the most well-known and archetypal Christmas music of all time. A lot of the pop Christmas songs we know today will have been inspired in some small way from the compositions presented here.

But I get it, this kind of music isn’t for everyone. It’s not the collection of chart topping Christmas pop songs that you might be used to. Perhaps you could try putting it on as a background soundtrack to your gift wrapping. Or play it low to accompany a fancy dinner. Or, if you just can’t handle the classical Christmas, you should check out some of our Christmas Mixtapes from previous years: The 80’s Christmas Mixtape, A LoFi Christmas, A Whiskey Soaked Indie Rock Christmas Mixtape, 30s, 40, 50s Christmas Mixtape, or The Christmas Mixtape 2000!

Merry Christmas!

The Classical Christmas Mixtape

  • In The Bleak Midwinter – Gustav Holst, St. Paul’s Cathedral Choir (02:03)
  • Still, Still, Still (Austrian Christmas Carol) – Mack Wilberg, Libera Choir (05:16)
  • I Believe in Father Christmas – Leopold Stokowski, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (08:51)
  • Traditional Slavic Christmas Music – Anonymous, Mantovani & His Orchestra (11:54)
  • O Tannenbaum – Wiener Sängerknaben, Vienna Boys Choir (14:48)
  • Angels from the Realms of Glory – Anonymous, Canadian Brass, Elmer Iseler Singers (18:21)
  • Joy to the World – George Frideric Handel, The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square (20:58)
  • We Wish You A Merry Christmas – Arthur Harris, John Williams & The Boston Pops Orchestra (23:30)
  • Carol Of The Drum – Anonymous, John Williams & The Boston Pops Orchestra (25:23)
  • Carol Of The Bells – Mykola Leontovych, Canadian Brass (28:54)
  • Good King Wenceslas – John Mason Neale & Thomas Helmore, Canadian Brass (30:49)
  • The First Nowell – Anonymous, Sir David Willcocks & The Bach Choir, Graham Ashton Brass Ensemble (31:55)
  • The Nutcracker Overture – Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Antal Dorati & The London Symphony (35:07)
  • Waltz of the Flowers – Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (38:06)
  • Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy – Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Simon Rattle & The Berliner Philharmoniker Orchestra (45:33)
  • Sleigh Ride (Troika) – Sergei Prokofiev, Neeme Järvi & The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (47:54)
  • God rest ye merry, Gentlemen – Anonymous, Sir David Willcocks & The Bach Choir (50:25)
  • German Dance No. 3 – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Claudio Abbado & The Wiener Philharmoniker Orchestra (53:16)
  • Hallelujah – George Frideric Handel, Karl Richter and The London Philharmonic Orchestra (55:34)
  • Winter (Le quattro stagioni) – Antonio Vivaldi, Silverwood Quartet (59:30)
  • Sheep May Safely Graze – Johann Sebastian Bach, Eugene Ormandy & The Philadelphia Orchestra (01:03:04)
  • O Come, All Ye Faithful – John Francis Wade, Sir David Willcocks, St. John’s Cathedral Choir (01:08:32)
  • Oratorio de Noël – Wiener Sängerknaben, Camille Saint-Saëns, Helmut Fuchs & The Vienna Boys Choir (01:13:20)
  • Hark! The Herald Angels Sing – Felix Mendelssohn (01:15:07)
  • In dulci jubilo – Johann Sebastian Bach, performed by Kay Johannsen (01:17:28)
  • The Christmas Song – Robert Wells and Mel Tormé, John Rutter & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (01:19:29)
  • All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey, James Morgan & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (01:22:48)
  • Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer – Johnny Marks & Leroy Anderson, Arr. Richard Hayman & The Boston Pops Orchestra (01:25:51)
  • Sans Day Carol – John Rutter, The Cambridge Singers, City of London Sinfonia (01:27:59)
  • I Saw A Maiden – Edgar Pettman (01:31:09)
  • Greensleeves – Anonymous, Vaughan Williams, Fantasia on Greensleeves (01:34:00)
  • Walking In The Air – Howard Blake, Vladimir Ashkenazy (01:38:53)
  • Rocking – Anonymous, Sir David Willcocks & The Choir Of Westminster Abbey (01:41:47)
  • Gabriel’s Message (Basque Carol) – Anonymous, Sir David Willcocks & The Bach Choir (01:43:39)
  • Nocturne Op.55 No.1 – Frédéric Chopin, Arr. Arthur Rubinstein (01:46:09)
  • Silent Night, Holy Night – Franz Xaver Gruber, Stephen Cleobury & The Choir of King’s College Cambridge (01:51:50)
  • O Holy Night – Adolphe Adam, John Rutter & The Cambridge Singers, City of London Sinfonia (01:54:11)

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