Christmas Classics and More on WHRO FM
- Written by Dwight Davis, Host, Morning Classics
- Category: Featured - Radio
- Published: 12 December 2017
We all know and love those pieces of music that have become Christmas classics – Handel’s Messiah, The Nutcracker, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, Hansel and Gretel. Without these masterpieces it just wouldn’t be Christmas. And of course, the same can be said about the many beloved carols and holiday songs that make the season bright. Again at this holiday time, we will offer these pieces to our listeners to help make their celebrations festive. However, we feel especially privileged to be able to go beyond the familiar and present some lesser-known compositions to further enhance the joy of the season. Our extensive library is full of holiday music stretching back over 500 years, music from around the world that will not be heard on most other radio stations. We invite you to explore and enjoy these works with us, inspired compositions such as Rheinberger’s heartfelt Star of Bethlehem, Respighi’s gentle Laud to the Nativity and Perosi’s seldom-performed Birth of the Redeemer. These works and so many more will be offered this Christmas season to help make your holidays warm and bright.
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