Ding-Dong, Delos! We are excited to start the Christmas season, and to kick it off, we’ve got an updated playlist on Spotify and a sale on our entire Christmas album collection! Now through December 17th, save 25% on all of our Christmas recordings!
It seems that nothing ushers in the Christmas season and promotes holiday spirit quite like music, and especially, choral music! Two of the works heard most often are, of course, G. F. Handel’s mighty Messiah and Benjamin Britten’s ever-popular Ceremony of Carols – and Delos is pleased to offer recordings of each that are among the best in the business! Another less-commonly heard work appropriate to the season is Alan Hovhaness’ mystic-toned Magnificat, centered around the Advent text recounting the Angel Gabriel’s annunciation to the Virgin Mary. Then there are the many holiday collections of beloved and familiar holiday choral songs and carols, and even a rich survey of Russian Nativity season chants by the wonderful Capella of the Moscow Kremlin Museum, covering four centuries of Orthodox tradition in A Kremlin Christmas!
Delos doesn’t limit the celebrations to the choristers! We’ve also got a wondrous arrangement of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite by the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, and what great American orchestra and chorus does not pull out all the stops in their festive annual Christmas extravaganzas? Delos can offer you prime examples from two major-metro musical scenes: Dallas and San Francisco. If you can’t make it to your own city’s event this year, either (or both) of these two releases will fill the void nicely – and joyfully: Dallas Christmas Gala (DE 3267) and the GRAMMY-nominated Christmas by the Bay (DE 3238). Both are guaranteed to gladden your hearts and get the Christmas spirit going!
Please accept warmest season’s greetings and wishes from all of us here at Delos – and let us help you have a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!