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Welcome to Radio Pro Musica: Voices Capturing the Human Spirit, a new radio program created in partnership with Classical WMHT-FM! Albany Pro Musica’s Opalka Family Artistic Director, Dr. José Daniel Flores-Caraballo, with Rex Smith, will present choral music and expert commentary each Sunday evening at 5pm. Tune to 89.1 FM to listen!

All December we’ll be featuring our favorite selections from recent performances of our annual holiday concert, “The Many Moods of Christmas.” Tune in for music of the season!

Weekly schedule:

12.6 ​– The Many Moods of Christmas 2015

Morten Lauridsen                  O Magnum Mysterium

Felix Mendelssohn                 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing arr. by David Willcocks

Felix Mendelssohn                 There Shall a Star from Jacob Come Forth from “Christus”

Hector Berlioz                        L’Adieu des berges from L’Enfance du Christ

Ralph Vaughan Williams      Fantasia on Christmas Carols

                                                     Woodrow Bynum, Baritone

Steve Murray                         Little Tree

Leroy Anderson                    Sleigh Ride arr. Mark Brymer

                                                        The Many Moods of Christmas Suite 1 arr. by Robert Russell Bennett

                                                            The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus; Robert Shaw, Conductor

12.13 ​– The Many Moods of Christmas 2016, featuring Rafael Davila, tenor

Traditional                              O Come, all ye Faithful arr. David Willcocks

Felix Mendelssohn                He Watching Over Israel from “Elijah”

Pietro Yon                               Gesu Bambino

Gustav Holst                           Christmas Day

Adolphe Adams                     O Holy Night arr. John Rutter

Traditional                             Christmas is Coming arr. Mack Wilberg

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky      Journey through the Snow from “The Nutcracker”

John Rutter                            Candlelight Carol

Amaury Veray                      Villancico Yaucano

Alan Silvestri                        God Bless Us Everyone from “A Christmas Carol”

Glen Ballard

                                                        The Many Moods of Christmas Suite 2 arr. by Robert Russell Bennett

                                                            The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus; Robert Shaw, Conductor

12.20 ​– The Many Moods of Christmas 2017, featuring Elisabeth Marshall, soprano

Ola Gjeilo                               Dreamweaver

                                                     Prologue

                                                     Dreamsong

                                                     The Bridge

                                                     Intermezzo

                                                     Paradise

                                                     Dominion

                                                     Epilogue

Traditional                             It’s Christmastime arr. Calvin Custer

Craig Courtney                      A Musicological Journey Through the Twelve Days of Christmas

                                                     A partridge from 6th Century Rome

                                                     Two Turtle Doves from 15th Century France

                                                     Three French hens from 16th Century Italy

                                                     Four calling birds from 17th Century Italy

                                                     Five Gold Rings from 18th Century Germany

                                                     Six Geese A-laying from 18th Century Austria

                                                     Seven Swans A-swimming from 19th Century France

                                                     Eight Maids A-milking from 19th Century Germany

                                                     Nine Ladies Dancing from 19th Century Austria

                                                     Ten Lords A-leaping from 19th Century Italy

                                                     Eleven Pipers Piping from 19th Century Russian

                                                     Twelve Drummers Drumming from 19th Century United States

                                                        The Many Moods of Christmas Suite 3 arr. by Robert Russell Bennett

                                                            The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus; Robert Shaw, Conductor

12.27 ​– The Many Moods of Christmas 2018

Traditional                             Wexford Carol arr. Mack Wilberg

  Geoffrey Shaw                     How Far is it to Bethlehem? arr. Mack Wilberg

  Traditional                           O Little Town of Bethlehem arr. Mack Wilberg

Traditional                             I Saw Three Ships arr. Mack Wilberg

Thomas Oliphant                 Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly arr. Mack Wilberg

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky     Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a

                                                   Miniature Overture

                                                   Arabian Dance

                                                   Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy

                                                   Russian Dance

Pablo Fernández Badillo     Celebremos la Navidad

Traditional                             African Noel arr. André J. Thomas

Traditional                             Around the World at Christmastime arr. Bruce Chase

                                                     O Tannenbaum (Germany)

                                                     Infant Holy Infant Lowly (Poland)

                                                     What Child Is This? (England)

                                                     Sanctissima (Italy)

                                                     The Hanukkah Song?

                                                     Whence Comes This Rush of Wings (France)

                                                     Go Tell It on the Mountain (USA)

Craig Bohmler                        Joy to All the World

                                                     Du Froliche (Germany)

                                                     Keresimesi (Nigeria)

                                                     Da Droben vom Berge (Austria)

                                                     Dormi, dormi, o bel bambin (Italy)

                                                     Chiquiriquitin (Spain)

                                                     Koorehsoomah soo (Japan)

                                                     Celebrons la naissance (France)

                                                     Rocking song  (Mexico)

                                                     Carol of the birds (Catalonia)

                                                     Juldagsmorgon  (Sweden)

                                                     Sliczna Panienka (Poland)

                                                     Joy to the world

                                                Sandra Schujman, Soprano

                                                Christopher Price, Baritone

                                                        The Many Moods of Christmas Suite 4 arr. by Robert Russell Bennett

                                                            The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus; Robert Shaw, Conductor