Nov 18, 2009

Music of the Season

3 Min Read

Celebrate the incarnation of the Son of God with these glorious sounds of Christmas. Listen to various orchestras, choirs, instrumentalists, and soloists perform Christmas hymns and songs arranged by talented composers from around the world. Let the reverence of these classical collections bring you to a greater appreciation of God's drama of redemption.

The Word Became Flesh

by Dan & Heidi Goeller

This album is a musical interpretation and celebration of the incarnation of the Son of God. The biblical narrative from creation through the fall to redemption is retold as familiar hymns, Christmas carols, and new choral pieces are performed, resulting in an epic presentation of salvation that resonates in mind and heart. Total run time: 46:08

Christmas in Kiev

by the Kyiv Symphony

Orchestra and Chorus

These classic Christmas songs take on a richer texture when played and sung by the gifted members of the Kyiv Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. Christmas in Kiev features beloved Christmas carols and songs, including "Silent Night," "O Come All Ye Faithful," and the "Hallelujah Chorus" from Handel's Messiah Total run time: 108:03

Early American Christm__as

by Michael Miller and David Rowe

There is perhaps no more pleasant or authentic sound than the acoustic guitar and hammer dulcimer. Miller and Rowe blend the simplicity of folk music with classical playing styles to create unique yet approachable Christmas songs. Total run time: 81:29

The Glorious Sounds of Christmas

by Covenant Presbyterian

Church Choir and Orchestra

The Christmas season is full of sensation -- laughter, family gatherings, conversation and music. But there is a more enduring sound in the praise we offer to the Prince of Peace. This joyous recording features the Covenant Presbyterian Church Choir and Orchestra of Nashville, Tenn., singing to the One who gives all festivity its meaning. Total run time: 70:53

Dancing Day

by Atlanta Boy Choir

This recording features the eleven-movement "Ceremony of Carols" by Benjamin Britten and an arrangement of eight Christmas carols, "Dancing Day," by John Rutter. In addition to these pieces, which are accompanied by the harp, four additional Christmas songs are included on this recording. Total run time: 63:05

Eternity Shut in a Span

by J.A.C. Redford

Composer J.A.C. Redford, whose works have been performed at Ligonier conferences, has compiled these popular recordings of his Christmas music. The title of the CD comes from a cantata set to five poems that are profound meditations on the mystery of the incarnation. Total run time: 49:17

This Light So Fair

by Independent Presbyterian Orchestra and Choir

This recording contains 17 Christmas hymns and songs performed by the Independent Presbyterian Orchestra and Choir from Memphis, Tenn. Included on this CD are "For Unto Us," "Infant Holy, Infant Lowly," and "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen." Total run time: 55:52

God in the Manger

by Stuart Neill

With Stuart Neill's unmistakable tenor voice, these Christmas hymns evoke a majestic quality few singers can match. In this collection, Neill sings the praises of Jesus' birth with beloved Christmas songs. Total run time: 52:24

A Harp Noel

by Carol McClure

Few instruments have as soothing or distinctive a sound as the harp. Carol McClure is a classically trained and world-renowned harpist who blends elements of her faith and her musical talent in these cherished Christmas carols on this CD. Total run time: 41:22

Handel's Messiah: The Complete Work

by George Frederick Handel

Handel's Messiah is a masterwork celebrating the person and work of Jesus Christ. Every Christian home should have a recording of this masterpiece combining Scripture and music. Ligonier Ministries wholeheartedly recommends this exceptional version recorded by the London Celebration Choir and Orchestra. Total run time: 2:23:38