In the mood for holiday music? Below we’ve linked to two frequently-heard pieces for the season, courtesy of the libraries’ subscription to Classical Music Library.
- Handel’s Messiah, including the Hallelujah Chorus
A 1986 Hyperion recording conducted by Harry Christopher; performed by soloists Lynne Dawson, Catherine Denley, David James, Maldwyn Davies, and Michael George with the Orchestra of the Sixteen and the Oregon Bach Festival Chorus and Orchestra.
- Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite, including my favorite, the Trepak (Russian Dance)
These selections conducted for a 1993 recording by Yuri Simonov; performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Had enough of these holiday classics? Browse our streaming audio resources for more music.