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Contemporary Christian Christmas recordings

Contemporary Christian Christmas music is some of the most evocative out there - who can hear a modern arragement of "Away in a Manger" or "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" without flashing back to that happy holiday season? The albums we carry contain the traditional carols of centuries past, more modern carols we all grew up with, and in many cases, original works sure to be added to many a family's annual caroling sing-a-long. Some of the groups interpret the works and make them uniquely their own, others perform more traditional versions, but one thing you can rely on is the spirit and talent with which the music is sung!

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A Cappella Singers : Deck The Halls

Review: Conductor and founder of The Acappella Singers Ronald Boender's love of pure acappella singing is but one of his many interests. His interest in Tropical Biology led him to found Butterfly World in Coconut Creek, FL, where the Singers regularly perform. The 32-strong, semi-professional Singers, who are celebrating their 10th year together and their 8th excellent recording, bring us 9 traditional Christmas tunes, 7 of them arranged by Derric Johnson: "Wassail Song," "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear," "Rejoice with Exceeding Great Joy" which segues into "We Three Kings" and "Noel, Noel;" "Infant Holy" (arranged by Paul Christiansen), "Deck The Halls," "White Christmas," "Winter Wonderland," "Away In The Manger," and "Jingle Bells." Nice solos by John Cotter on "Winter Wonderland" and "Rejoice with Exceeding Great Joy," and Beverly Atkinson on "Away In The Manger." A bright, joyous collection to brighten your holidays!

Songlist: Wassail Song, It Came Upon A Midnight Clear, Rejoice With Exceeding Great Joy, Infant Holy, Deck The Halls, White Christmas, Winter Wonderland, Away In A Manger, Jingle Bells

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2879c | 1 CD | $14.95 | A Cappella || Mixed Choir Christmas CDs


A Cappella Singers : This Christmastide

Review: Following the inspiration of acappella arrangers Derric Johnson and Norman Luboff, Ronald Boender formed this 24 voice, mixed ensemble dedicated to performing the best of folk, sacred, Americana, and Christmas acappella. Since 1994, the Acappella Singers have built a solid repertoire of the finest acappella choral literature (in 8 parts) remaining steadfast to the foundation of the purest form of singing. Choosing Christmas songs arranged by aforementioned Derric Johnson, as well as Alfred Burt and Jay Rouse to name a few. Accentuated with sounds of a cathedral echo you can only love 'Carol Of The Bells', 'Joy To The World', 'Caroling, Caroling', 'Rejoice and Sing', and 'Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence'.

Songlist: Caroling, Caroling, Be Born In Me, He Just Had To Come Down, Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silent, Carol Of The Bells, This Christmastide, Rejoice And Sing, Silent Night, I Believe This Is Jesus, Joy To The World, My Song In The Night, Winter Wonderland, Thee With Tender Care, Peace, Peace

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2218c | 1 CD | $14.95 | A Cappella || Mixed Choir Christmas CDs


Acappella Company : A Cappella Carols

Review: The jubilant voices of the Acappella Company are amazingly prolific, having recorded dozens of albums through the years. Their inspirational themes are blended in a contemporary-meets-gospel style. 'Carols' was released in 1993, and features the group performing all of the best-loved holiday gems: 'O Holy Night, The First Noel,' 'Joy To The World' and 'Silent Night,' plus six more. While the production and arrangements are certainly not plain, by comparison to their original compositions, they are restrained. 'Silent Night' retains the simplicity of this ubiquitous melody, but improvises upon it, adding warmth and depth with a resonant bass and perfectly-timed harmonic backing. You can't go wrong with this one!

Songlist: Angels We Have Heard On High, O Holy Night, Hark The Herald Angels Sing, Away In A Manger, The First Noel, O Come All Ye Faithful, What Child Is This, Joy To The World, Little Town of Bethlehem, Silent Night

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2202c | 1 CD | $11.95 | A Cappella || Gospel Christmas


Acappella Company : Christmas

Review: Contemporary Christian group Acappella's Christmas CD features many original compositions with the sophisticated production for which the group is known, along with several traditionals, such as 'Go Tell It On The Mountain.' The consonant and stirring harmonies are intricately woven, and the group favors effects processing on some of the vocal tracks, giving them a modern edge. Even when singing about the birth of Christ thousands of years ago, the songs can be energetic and uptempo, such as 'Merry Christmas,' with it's swinging walking bass, and vocal slides. 'The Reason For The Season' meanders through a doo wop feel into a 6/8 meter, while 'That's What I Love About Christmas' is a whimsical jazz-influenced number, with vocal trumpet and trombone solos. The group adds occasional percussion or keyboard to ornament certain tracks, but Acappella's vocal arrangements, and the quality of the performances, are already as filled with bounty as Santa's sleigh!

Songlist: There Were Angels, A Tiny Child, Go Tell It On The Mountain, Joseph's Song, That's What I Love About Christmas, No Other Day, Christmas Medley, Now You're Here, Merry Christmas, The Reason For The Season

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3221c | 1 CD | $9.95 || Gospel Christmas


Acappella Company : Family Christmas

Review: The Acappella Company, a male inspirational quartet, has the knack of writing clever arrangements without sacrificing emotional intensity, and their intelligent production lends a modern edge and sheen. Some cuts have percussion tracks, which arenUt employed as a live trap kit would be, but add groove and fullness. 'Family Christmas' includes twenty-one holiday carols and hymns, some of which were included previously on their two former Christmas CDUs (also in stock), and four from their childrenUs recording. Some of the older tracks have been refreshed and re-mixed with new vocals for this release, and 'Mary Did You Know,' 'O Holy Night' 'Away In A Manger' and 'Little Drummer Boy' are brand new.

Songlist: Mary Did You Know , Away In a Manger, A Tiny Child, The First Noel, Noel, Silent Night, Joy to the World, There Were Angels, O Come, O Come Emanuel, Christmas Medley, No Other Day, Here We Come A Carolling Medley, That's What I Love About Christmas, Hark the Herald Angels Sing, Angels We Have Heard On High, Jesus Carol, Merry Christmas, What Child Is This, Is Born a Savior, O Holy Night, Little Drummer Boy

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2201c | 1 CD | $14.95 | A Cappella || Gospel Christmas


American Spiritual Ensemble : The Spirit of the Holidays

Review: There are 21 singers here, directed by founder Everett McCorvey's Kentucky-based American Spiritual Ensemble in the recording of this beautiful Christmas album, but the sound is so rich and full it seems like there must be more. Favorites among the 18 songs include standards like "Away In A Manger," "Little Drummer Boy," "Mary Had A Baby," "Christmas Medley" and "Ave Maria;" and less familiar tunes like "I Believe This Is Jesus," "Behold The Star," "Great Day," "Rockin' Jerusalem," the joyous "Here's A Pretty Little Baby," "The Virgin Mary Had A Baby Boy," "Siyahamba," "Prepare Me one Body" and "I Can Tell The World." There is some piano accompaniment. This album is a foot-tapping celebration from beginning to end, and to us that is what "The Spirit of the Holidays" is all about. Don't miss this one!

Songlist: I Believe This is Jesus , Behold the Star, Away in a Manger , Little Drummer Boy, Mary had a Baby, Great Day, Ave Maria, I Can Tell the World, Christmas Medley , Rockin' Jerusalem, Here's a Pretty Little Baby , The Virgin Mary had a Baby Boy & Mary's Little Boy Child, Siyahamba, Prepare Me One Body, Sister Mary Had-a But One Child, Round the Glory Manger, Sweet Little Jesus Boy, Over the Rainbow

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5896c | 1 CD | $14.95 | A Cappella || Gospel Christmas


Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir : Christmas at The Brooklyn Tabernacle

Review: A fine selection of traditional carols mixed with contemporary takes on the birth of the Christ child, Christmas at the Brooklyn Tabernacle is a festive and joyful celebration of the season. True to their roots, the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir pays homage to their ethnic diversity by including a variety of styles: the funky Caribbean influenced "First Day of the Son," the soulful R&B groove of "They Followed His Star," and the exquisitely executed classicism of "Carol of the Bells." Also included are the popular "Happy Birthday Jesus," performed by the children's choir division, and a magnificently arranged rendition of director Carol Cymbala's "You Shall Call His Name Jesus." Featured soloists include the well-loved voices of Charles Allen, Susan Cymbala, and Karen Melendez.

Songlist: O Come Emmanuel, You Shall Call His Name Jesus, First Day Of The Son, Love Came Down, Beneath His Father's Heaven, Carols, Happy Birthday Jesus, They Followed His Star, Light Of A Million Mornings, Have A Merry, Merry Christmas

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2295c | 1 CD | $8.95 || Gospel Christmas


CenturyMen : Beautiful Star

Review: Established in 1969, the CenturyMen is an auditioned men's chorus of professional musicians who are directors of music in Baptist churches across the country. The group has extensively toured the US, and has performed in churches, concert halls and on nationwide telecasts. Concert tours in foreign countries include Brazil, Russia, China, Poland, the Czech Republic, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Switzerland, Israel and Turkey. "Beautiful Star" is a Christmas album, heavily accompanied by piano, Hammond and pip organ, electric piano, mandolin, guitar and percussion, that features 21 songs. Many of the songs are beautifully-arranged standards such as "O Holy Night," "Angels We Have Heard on High," "Wexford Carol," "O Come All Ye Faithful," "Rise Up Shepherd/Go Tell It on the Mountain," "Silent Night," "Joy to the World" the spirited round "This Little Babe" and "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel," are all wonderfully done by this veteran chorus. A few are new to us, the joyous "O Jerusalem in the Morning," the lovely, waltz-like "O Beautiful Star of Bethlehem," the dramatic "What You Gonna Name Your Pretty Little Baby" and the rhythmic "Ain't That a-Rockin'," and these are the hits of the album. The CenturyMen have a powerful, rich harmonic sound (which we would love to hear unaccompanied) that rivals that of the best Barbershop Harmony Society choruses, and "Beautiful Star" is a joy from beginning to end!

Songlist: O Holy Night, Angels We Have Heard On High, Mosaic Noel 1 "Fear not: for, behold...", Wexford Carol, Glory, Glory, Hallelujah, Mosaic Noel 2 "...I bring you good tidings of great joy..., O Jerusalem in the Morning, Beautiful Star of Bethlehem, Mosaic Noel 3 "...which shall be to all people..., What You Gonna Name Your Pretty Little Baby, This Little Babe, Mosaic Noel 4 "...For unto you is born this day..., Ain't That a-Rockin', O Come All Ye Faithful, Mosaic Noel 5 "in the city of David a Savior..., Rise Up, Shepherd/Go Tell It on the Mountain, Silent Night, Christmas Triptych, Mosaic Noel 6 "...which is Christ the Lord.", Joy to the World, O Come, O Come, Emmanuel: A Digital Reflection

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9008c | 1 CD | $15.95 || Men's Choir Christmas


Chapter 6 : Christmastime

Review: Chicago's excellent Contemporary Christian sextet Chapter 6, who we have enjoyed on the stage at the Harmony Sweeps Finals, have a poised, strong, jazz-flavored CD in "Christmas time." 12 songs, notably the light, scatty "Sleigh Ride," a Chanticleer-like arrangement of "O Come, O Come Emmanuel," a surprising scatty Manhattan Transferish arrangement of "Hark the Herald Angels Sing," a rap-flavored "This Christmas," a blue-note "Away in a Manger," a jazzy, driving "Carol of the Bells," surprising, hip vocal percussion arrangements of "O Little Town of Bethlehem," "Rise Up Shepherd and Follow," a moody "Gabriel's Message," a blue-note "The First Noel" and a stunningly jazzy "White Christmas." An unexpected, but impressive Christmas album for very talented Chapter 6.

Songlist: Sleigh Ride, Christmas Time is Here, O Come O Come Emmanuel, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, This Christmas, Away in a Manger, Carol of the Bells, O Little Town of Bethlehem, Rise Up Shepherd and Follow, Gabriel's Message, The First Noel, White Christmas, Under the Boardwalk, Let Me Call You Sweetheart, Jingle-Bell Rock, I Believe, Star-Spangled Banner, O Canada!

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2828c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella || Gospel Christmas


Discovery Singers : A Cappella Christmas

Review: The Discovery Singers are a marvelous Christian ensemble from Grand Rapids, Michigan who sing as part of the Discovery House ministry and associated radio programs. The songlist: "Hark The Herald Angels Sing" (which includes "Angels We Have Heard On High,"), "It Came Upon A Midnight Clear," "While Shepherds Watch Their Flocks," "What Child Is This," "Angels From The Realms Of Glory," "Go Tell It On The Mountain," "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel," "O Come All Ye Faithful," "O Little Town Of Bethlehem" and "Joy To The World." This group sings carols the old-fashioned way, like angels. Beautiful traditional Christmas music with innovative arrangements and sweet, mixed-choral singing!

Songlist: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, It Came Across A Midnight Clear, While Shepherds Watched Their Flock By Night, What Child Is This, Angels From The Realms Of Glory, Go Tell It On The Mountain, O Come, O Come Ye Faithful, O Little Town Of Bethlehem, Joy To The World

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5353c | 1 CD | $7.95 | A Cappella || Gospel Christmas


Durant : Durant Christmas

Review: Keith Lancaster, founder of the Acappella Company, pride of Goodlettsville, TN, has a beautiful and talented daughter, Melissa, who produced, recorded and mixed "Christmas" at Durant Studios in Goodlettsville. Although we're not given much info on the liner notes here, we think the good-looking, happy family on the cover (it says "Photography by Kim and Keith Lancaster") includes Melissa and her siblings or friends, and possibly Kim and Keith themselves. "Durant" could be the name of this group, or we will guess that it refers to the venue where this rich, magical, joyous Christmas album of 10 songs was recorded. In any case, this is a feel-good, foot-tapping collection that's spiritual but doesn't push it, just unabashedly celebrates the occasion, the birth of Christmas. Our favorites are Miles Goodman's "Bless Us All," Imogen Heap's "Just for Now" and Randy Handley & Cam King's "Baby Jesus is Born," three songs that are new to us. But we were equally delighted by "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," a wonderfully arranged "Little Drummer Boy," "O Holy Night," Alvin and the Chipmunks' silly "Christmas Don't Be Late," "Winter Wonderland" and the final cut, "Feliz Navidad," as loaded with faux horns, vocal percussion and pure joy as Grandma's fruitcake is loaded with nuts, candies and love. Listen to "Bless Us All" or "Baby Jesus is Born," and you'll know that "Christmas" has all the good stuff that Christmas has always been about!

Songlist: Bless Us All, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Little Drummer Boy, Just For Now, Joy to the World, O Holy Night, Baby Jesus is Born, Christmas Don't Be Late, Winter Wonderland, Feliz Navidad

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2291c | 1 CD | $11.95 | A Cappella || Gospel Christmas


Eclipse : It's Christmas Time

Review: Eclipse has taken Christmas music to a whole new level with their second holiday album. "It's Christmas Time" is an up-beat and light-hearted collection of songs that is sure to put a smile on your face. The album features ten new arrangements that are both inventive and engaging - from the hard-hitting bass and percussion of "Need a Little Christmas" and "Come all ye Faithful" to the emotional delivery of "O Holy Night," this album will make you fall in love with Christmas music all over again. "It's Christmas Time" is a must-have for your holiday music collection and the perfect Christmas gift.

Songlist: I Saw Three Ships, Come All Ye Faithful, Shake Up Christmas, O Holy Night, Need a Little Christmas, Christmas as a Child, Do Your Hear What I Hear?, Christmastime, Let It Snow, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

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2065c | 1 CD | $15.95 | A Cappella || Contemporary Christmas CDs


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Glad : An Acappella Christmas

Review: As one of the best-known and best-selling Contemporary Christian groups, the Glad quintet's tone is warm, full and open. With many arrangements by Bob Kauflin (which are collected in the accompanying 'Glad Christmas' songbook), and other gifted scribes such as Dave Maddux, the traditional holiday carol songlist is infused with added spirit. To a certain extent, as on 'Joy to The World,' the group re-writes the material, melodically and harmonically, so that it's tantamount to a new composition. Whether one approves of these liberties or not, one cannot argue the creativity, expertise and emotion that pervades everything they lay to tape.

Songlist: Glory to God, O Come, O Come, Emmauel, Hark, the Herald Angels Sing, Silent Night, Joy to the World, Rise Up Night, Shepherd, and Follow, For Unto Us, Starlight, O Come, All Ye Faithful, One Quiet Moment, In the First Light, Break Forth, O Beauteous Heav'nly Light

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3404c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella || Gospel Christmas


Glad : Voices Of Christmas

Review: Glad presents the long awaited Voices Of Christmas featuring: 'It Came Upon A Midnight Clear', 'Angels From The Realms Of Glory', 'The First Noel', 'Angels We Have Heard On High', 'O Little Town Of Bethlehem', 'All Praise To You', 'God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen', 'What Child Is This', and 'All The World Was Waiting'. Glad is regarded as one of the finest vocal ensembles in the a cappella community bringing new and exciting arrangements to songs of Christmas past. This 'humbug repellent' will bring joy to your home and create a harmonious atmosphere to all those who hear.

Songlist: It Came Upon A Midnight Clear, Go Tell It On The Mountain, Angels From The Realms Of Glory, The First Noel, Angels We Have Heard On High, O Little Town Of Bethlehem, All Praise To You, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, What Child Is This, All The World Was Waiting

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2262c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella || Gospel Christmas


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Go Fish : More Than A Story

Review: The four young men of Go Fish have a polished, tight and professional sound, and though they are contemporary Christian, with a lyrical emphasis on a message that can't be missed, they have much in common with Rockapella and the Blenders. Indeed, the Blenders' own Darren Rust mixed this CD, which includes half original compositions, as well as holiday perennials such as 'Angels We Have Heard On High,' 'Silent Night,' and 'Away In The Manger,' though, in the case of 'Angels,' the Go Fish version is a 90's dance-mix. Likewise, 'Silent Night' is only recognizable by the words - the rhythm, melody and harmonization has been created anew. 'More Than A Story' is a musical dramatization, with a newscaster's voiceover, telling the tale of the birth of Jesus. Includes drum and percussion accompaniment.

Songlist: Silent Night, O, Holy Night, Zechariah's Song, Angels We Have Heard On High, Away In A Manger, More Than a Story, Mary Did You Know?, Go Tell It To The Mountain, I Beleive In You, The Grinch Song

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2187c | 1 CD | $14.95 | A Cappella || Gospel Christmas


Go Fish : Snow

Review: High energy Contemporary Christian all male trio Go Fish apply their tight Rockapella-like sound and cutting-edge arrangements to a Christmas collection, beginning with an accompanied, rewritten "Joy to the World," seguing into a surprising, upbeat "We Three Kings," with jazzy scat non-vocal percussion. An a cappella, traditional, richly harmonic "Away in a Manger/ Beautiful Savior" medley follows, a jazzy, heavily-accompanied original, "Christmas with a Capital C". A finger-snapping, mellow a cappella "White Christmas," a thought-provoking "It's About the Cross," plus the rhythmic, powerful "Little Drummer Boy." round out the album.

Songlist: Joy To The World, We Three Kings, Away In A Manger, Christmas Time, Christmas With A Capital C, White Christmas, Christmas And You, It's About A Cross, The Little Drummer, My Jesus I Love Thee

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2221c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella || Gospel Christmas


Gold City : A Gold City Christmas

Review: Over the past quarter of a century, Gold City has won every significant Southern Gospel music award- many more than once. Among their more than 60 accolades are numerous awards for Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Group of the Year, and Individual of the Year. Possessing some of the tightest four-part harmonies in the genre, Gold City's uniquely identifiable sound has led to an endless string of #1 radio songs. Here is a great collection of Christmas songs that showcase their undeniable singing abilities and talent to harmonize.

Songlist: Angels From The Realms Of Glory, Go Tell it On The Mountain, Let It Snow, I Have Seen the Light, Winter Wonderland, Silent Night, Its Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas, O Come All Ye Faithful, The First Noel, Children's Medley, Why Can't Every Day Be Like Christmas, Holly Jolly Christmas

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2285c | 1 CD | $13.95 || Gospel Christmas


Haven Quartet : An Acappella Christmas

Review: The Haven Quartet's a cappella Christmas includes Bach's 'Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring,' 'Silent Night,' 'Go Tell It On The Mountain' and the 'Wexford Carol,' among others. In other words, whether an Irish traditional, American spiritual or Alfred Burt carol, the common thread is the versatility of this Contemporary Christian group. 'Mary, Did You Know' is revitalized, with a soulful lead by Randy Crenshaw, transforming it into an emotional pop ballad; the resonant 'Noel! Noel!', augmented by a refrain played on recorder, and a lively renaissance country-dance rhythm, is joyful and festive. Each Haven member's voice possesses an attractive brilliance of tone, and the four voices together have an exceptional depth.

Songlist: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, Joy to the World, Mary Did You Know?, Noel! Noel!, Wexford Carol, Silent Night, Little Drummer Boy, All on a Christmas Morning, Do You Hear What I Hear?, On Come, O Come, Emmanuel, Lo, How a Rose, What Are the Signs?, Go, Tell It on the Mountain

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3043c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella || Gospel Christmas


Haven Quartet : Come Let Us Adore Him

Review: Beautifully accompanied with a variety of instruments including recorders and Uilleann pipes, this CD draws from a number of different sources for it's material. 'Good Christian Men, Rejoice,' is a fourteenth century carol; 'I Wonder As I Wander,' is an Appalachian traditional with a contemporary vocal treatment, and a spoken introduction about the birth of Jesus (called a 'lesson,' of which there are six in total). There are also purely instrumental versions of 'Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring,' 'O Little Town of Bethlehem,' 'Silent Night' and 'We Three Kings.' In accordance with the holiness of the season, the arrangements are restrained, the manner reverential. The Haven Quartet reminds us of the purpose and significance of the holiday celebration.

Songlist: Of the Father's Love, Good Christian Men, Rejoyce, Gaudete, Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, I Wonder As I Wander, Once In David's Royal City, O Little Town of Bethlehem, For Love's Sake, Hallelujah Chorus, God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen, Silent Night, O Holy Night, How Great Our Joy, While Shepherds Watched, Do not Be Afraid , Rise Up Shepherd and Follow, We Three Kings, Christmas Song (for all year 'reound)

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3046c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella || Gospel Christmas


King's Heralds : Christmas

Review: The oldest continuous Gospel quartet in America, the King's Heralds began in the state of Texas nearly eighty years ago, with four college students. Throughout the years, this ministry has reached out with the good news of Jesus in song in thirty different languages, and in over fifty countries via recordings, radio, and television. 29 men have been a part of the quartet since their founding and they have recorded on over 100 albums. "Christmas" is the first recording of Christmas songs by the Heralds in 14 years, and features the distinctive arrangements of Wayne Hooper, who sang baritone with the KH for 18 years, arranging and composing for the group to 33 years. 13 a cappella Christmas classics with Hooper's, clean, tight, jazzy harmonies: "Behold That Star," "My Pretty Little Jesus," "Angels Singing O'er the Plains," "Shepherd's Pipe Carol," "Do You Hear What I Hear," "Silent Night" and "Carol of the Drum"... this is just a great collection of Christmas tunes by the oldest and possibly the best Gospel quartet ever!

Songlist: Behold That Star, Away in a Manger, My Pretty Little Jesus, Angels Singing O'er The Plains, O Come, All Ye Faithful, Shepherd's Pipe Carol, Coventry Carol, Do You Hear What I Hear?, Go, Tell it On The Mountain, Silent Night, Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light, O holy Night, Carol of the Drum

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2877c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella || Gospel Christmas


Legacy : The Gift

Review: Five-man Contemporary Christian a cappella group Legacy first got together to sing in college in the fall of 2002. After a summer tour in 2003 and recording their excellent self-titled CD together, they felt that God had other plans and went their separate ways. In 2006 John Paul, Clint, Josh and Jake were brought back together by some amazing things in Lubbock, TX, to continue their musical ministry, joined this time by Marty Baker. Legacy has been compared to such a cappella giants as Take 6, Acappella and Rockapella, and the 10 songs on "The Gift" are as beautiful and relevant as any we have heard on a Christmas album. The traditional carols "Silent Night," "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing," "The First Noel," "Oh Holy Night," "Away In A Manger," and "Go Tell It On The Mountain" are wonderfully arranged gems, filled with the deeply-felt reverence of these remarkable singers. Lesser-known songs like "All Is Well," "Mary Did You Know" and "Here With Us" are just what we need to consider at a holiday celebrating the birth of Christ. The final cut, the powerful "While You Were Sleeping" speaks directly to Americans about whether their society will be one to embrace Jesus, or once again have no room for Him at the inn. The colorful liner notes have all the lyrics and some wonderful graphics and photos. Don't miss "The Gift," it's for everyone this Christmas from Legacy, one of the best Contemporary Christian a cappella groups we have heard!

Songlist: Silent Night, Hark The Herald Angels Sing, The First Noel, O Holy Night, Away In A Manger, All Is Well, Mary Did You Know, Here With Us, Go Tell It On The Mountain, While You Were Sleeping

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2292c | 1 CD | $14.95 | A Cappella || Gospel Christmas


Marty Parks : Men Sing Christmas CD

Review: A heavenly host of great music for men's voices in the Advent and Christmas season. This collection from Marty Parks has established a treasured place in music ministry. The essence of the Christmas story is captured in a variety of styles. Collection includes service openers, anthems, calls to prayer, and benedictions.

Songlist: Amen, Child of Bethlehem, Christmas Presence, How Great Our Joy!, Jesus, the Light of the World, Jesus, the Son of God, Joyfully We Sing, Mary Had A Baby, O Come, All Ye Faithful, O Little Town of Bethlehem, O Lord, Most Holy, Once In Royal David's City, Prince of Peace, We Have Seen His Star

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7095c | 1 CD | $15.95 | TTBB || Southern Gospel | Companian Songbook Available


Master's Men : A Cappella Christmas

Review: Formed in 1995, the 18-strong Master's Men love to sing a cappella because listeners can really hear the harmony and the words. . Directed by Rudy Partin, a skilled and experienced director and arranger, the Men, who accept no fees or payments, share the goal of providing inspirational 4 to 6 part music for the glory of God. 2 excellent recordings precede "Christmas," "Songs From The Old Country Church" and "When We All Get Together." 10 songs: "Go, Tell It on the Mountain," "O Little Town of Bethlehem," "O Come, O Come Emmanuel," "Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming," "O Holy Night," "Sweet Little Jesus Boy," "Carol of the Bells," "Mary, Did You Know?," "O Come, All Ye Faithful," and "Silent Night, Holy Night." There is tremendous depth and feeling in these songs, to go with the rich, sweet harmonies. Just beautiful, and recommended!

Songlist: Go, Tell It On the Mountain, O Little Town of Bethlehem, O Come, O Come Emmanuel, Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming, O Holy Night, Sweet Little Jesus Boy, Carol of the Bells, Mary, Did You Know?, O Come, All Ye Faithful, Silent Night, Holy Night

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2824c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella || Gospel Christmas


Montreal Jubilation Gospel Choir : Joy To The World

Review: Joy To The World - Jubilation V, was originally intended to be a Christmas record, but it is definitely one that can be enjoyed all year round. It features such tracks as "Geographical Fugue for Speaking Chorus" and their version of "Amazing Grace" proved the choir to be at the top of its power. Indeed, as Canada's music business trade, The Record, stated in their review, "The Choir has now moved well beyond their original black roots. This is, in fact, more of a choral "world music" album. This recording was awarded a JUNO Award in the best blues or gospel album category.

Songlist: Gregorian Chant, Gloria In Excelsis Deo , Remember, Quel Est l'Enfant Qui Est Ne Ce Soir , Wohl Mir Daß Ich Jesum Habe , Over My Head , Stille Nacht (O Nuit De Paix) (Silent Night) , Go Tell It On The Mountain , Amazing Grace, King Of Orient , Geographical Fugue For Speaking Chorus , Calypso Christmas Medley: Joy To The World/O Come All Ye Faithful/Les Anges Dans Nos Campagne... , Amen

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2496c | 1 CD | $14.95 | A Cappella || Gospel Group Harmony CDs


Naturally 7 : Christmas A Love Story

Review: In 1999 Naturally Seven had been singing together as a group only a short time when they won the NYC Harmony Sweeps Regionals, then stunned the a cappella world by winning the National Finals in San Rafael. They were quickly signed by PAC Records to record their excellent debut CD, "Non-Fiction." Touring extensively in the US, they went on to create big followings in Japan, Switzerland, Austria and particularly Germany, while recording 4 more CDs, one of them "Christmas...It's a Love Story." 28 songs, featuring Nat 7's trademark complex, butter-smooth Gospel harmonies - some favorites: the wonderful originals "What Day Is It?," "Love Story," "No Christmas Without You," "In Your Eyes (Baby Girl)," "Can I Play My Song" and "If the Lord Allows;" and the traditional carols "Hark, The Herald Angels Sing," "What Child Is This?," "Little Drummer Boy" and "Silent Night." Also nice are "Rejoice," "Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony 5th Movement (The Shepherd's Song)," "Pachelbel's Canon in D," "Stille Nacht" (German), "Kiyoshi Kono Yoru," (Japanese) "Nuit de Paix," (French) and "Noche de Paz" (Spanish) and "That Thing/We Wish You A Merry Christmas." These seven young men have produced an amazing body of work, and one of the best Holiday CDs of the year!

Songlist: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Love Story, Hark, The Herald Angels Sing, What Child Is This? (Greensleeves), No Christmas Without You, In Your Eyes (Baby Girl), O Little Town Of Bethlehem, O Come, O Come Emmanuel, We Three Kings, Silent Night, Kiyoshi Kono Yoru , Nuit de Paix , Noche de Paz , O Holy Night, Happy Christmas (War Is Over), Two Friends, White Christmas, Joy To The World

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2869c | 1 CD | $12.95 | A Cappella || Gospel Christmas


No Better Cause : Perfect Peace

Review: Lincoln, Nebraska's Contemporary Christian male quintet No Better Cause knocked us out with "Sanctuary," and now bring us an amazing Christmas album, "Perfect Peace." The group's refreshingly funky vocal percussion side is evident on most of these 11 group-arranged standards, on songs like "Carol of the Bells," the wonderfully arranged "Little Drummer Boy," "Perfect Peace," "Hark the Herald Angels Sing" and "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen." The sweet, soulful side we loved on "Sanctuary" is still here, on "Silent Night," "O, Holy Night" and "The First Noel." There's also a pair of nice originals, Fred Hammond's "We Sing Glory," and group member Lucas Kellison's very fine "World Stops." The bottom line here is, we love these guys, and "Perfect Peace" is a joyful Christmas treat from beginning to end!

Songlist: Carol of the Bells (intro), Carol of the Bells, Little Drummer Boy, Perfect Peace, Hark The Herald Angels Sing, Silent Night, We Sing Glory, O, Holy Night, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, The First Noel, World Stops

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2357c | 1 CD | $12.95 | A Cappella || Contemporary Christmas CDs


Poor Baker's Dozen : Christmas with

Review: St. Paul, MN's all-male Contemporary Christian sextet Poor Baker's Dozen's "Christmas with PBD" is their 4th excellent CD. We can't tell you very much about the group because the liner notes are sparse, and their website focuses on their ministry-which we like, because it places the emphasis on the group's calling as opposed to promoting themselves individually as singers. 8 songs, a very nicely arranged "Drummer Boy," a fine original by group member David Olson, "Redeemer in the Hay," "Pat-a-Pan," "Good Stuff" (the group's comment on Christmas consumption, writing new words to the Young Rascals' classic "Good Lovin',") "Gabriel's Message," "Silent Night" and the group-arranged "Amen." Some light percussion played by the group. PBD prefers to let their music and message do the talking, and "Christmas with PBD" speaks quite eloquently!

Songlist: Drummer Boy, Redeemer In The Hay, Pat a Pan, Gentle Mary, Good Stuff, Gabriel's Message, Silent Night, Amen

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3007c | 1 CD | $9.98 || Gospel Christmas


Praise-apella : Follow the Star

Review: Pride of Avon Lake, Ohio, mixed-voice Contemporary a cappella Quintet (two women, three men) Praise-Apella brings us their 2nd excellent album, "Follow the Star," a Christmas collection. The group's top-drawer vocal percussion, sweet leads & harmonies and wonderful arrangements have gained them lots of airplay and many fans on the popular Christian FM radio station The Fish. There are five tunes here, beginning with a very nice, re-arranged pair of traditional carols, "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day" and "O' Come All Ye Faithful." Then there's a wonderful cover of Marc Marte & Jason Germain's insightful "How Many Kings," a surprising, reinvented cover of George Michael's "Last Christmas" and finally a lively cover of Jose Feliciano's "Feliz Navidad" that features very cool faux horns. This is a short but sweet collection by the fast-rising, innovative and inspirational Praise-Apella, who invite us to "follow the star and you will find a new life in Jesus. Have a Blessed & Merry Christmas!"

Songlist: I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day, O' Come All Ye Faithful , How Many Kings, Last Christmas, Feliz Navidad

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2618c | 1 CD | $9.95 | A Cappella || Gospel Christmas


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Praise-apella : The Perfect Gift

Review: Cleveland, OH based contemporary Christian vocal band Praise-apella are certainly one of the most exiting a cappella groups to emerge over the past few years and this new Christmas release certainly helps further that reputation. Strong individual voices blend seamlessly with interesting arrangements by Ryan Fischer and the group that keeps one's attention. "Do They Know" is a particular treat and "The Angles Medley" will be sure to get you in the Christmas spirit. Sung with feeling this all a cappella recording is indeed The Perfect Gift.

Songlist: Silent Night, Joy to the World, Do They Know?, Hark, The Herald Angel Sing, O Holy Night, Angels Medley, The First Noel, Mary Did You Know, We Are The Reason, How Great Is Our God

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2467c | 1 CD | $14.95 | A Cappella || Gospel Christmas


ReGeneration : Christmas In Velvet Vol 1& 2

Review: 1991 release by Derric Johnson, esteemed director of the Voices of Liberty. Many of the arrangements are also his, and can be recognized by their dramatic codas and lofty soprano range. There are many familiar carols, such as 'God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,' 'O Come All Ye Faithful' and 'Little Drummer Boy,' just to name a few - 26 tracks in all. With that kind of variety, there is something for everyone: 'Sweet Little Jesus Boy,' a spiritual; 'Calypso Noel,' with that island rhythm; 'Pat-A-Pan,' in the French classical vein. 'Gesu Bambino' is one of the prettiest songs, a distinctive melody, coupled with an easy waltz tempo.

Songlist: Do You Hear What I Hear?, A Starry Night, Calypso Noel, Sweet Little Jesus Boy, Pat-A-Pan, Sing Allelulia/ In Excelsis Deo, I Wonder As I Wander, Christmas, Gesu Bambino, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, The Little Bitty Baby/ Wonderful Counselor, It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year, O Holy Night, Go Tell It On The Mountain, White Christmas, Fum Fum Fum, While Shepards Watched, The First Noel, O Come All Ye Faithful, What A Merry Little Christmas Tree, The Birthday Of A King, Winter Wonderland, Little Drummer Boy, French Chorale Of Praise, Away In A Manger, We Wish You A Merry Christmas

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3252c | 1 CD | $14.98 || Gospel Christmas


ReGeneration : Christmas In Velvet Vol 3 & 4

Review: Follow-up to previous release by the Regeneration troupe. As on Volume I and II, Derric Johnson's voice-orchestra performs sensational arrangements of carols such as 'Joy To The World,' 'Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town' and 'Deck The Halls.' Particularly lovely is 'Carol Of The Russian Children/The Sleigh,' popularized by the Singers Unlimited.

Songlist: Joy To The World, I'll Be Home For Christmas, Carol Of The Russian Children/ The Sleigh, Go Where I Send Thee, Silent Night, Let It Snow!, Jingle Bells, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, Hanukkah, The Christmas Song/ Chestnuts Roasting, Rejoice With Exceeding Great Joy, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town, Carol Of The Bells, Silver Bells, Christmas In The Air, Deck The Halls, It Came Upon A Midnight Clear, Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer, Some Children See Him

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3253c | 1 CD | $14.95 || Gospel Christmas


Rescue : The First Christmas

Review: Gresham, Oregon-based Contemporary Christian group Rescue is Josh McKenney, Jason McKenney, Jason Pearce and Jason Overstreet, and 'First' is in fact their third most impressive CD. There are some Christmas carols in here, for sure, notably 'Silent Night,' 'O Holy Night,' 'Go Tell It On The Mountain,' 'O Come All Ye Faithful' and 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,' but the arrangements of these are such that you are hearing them for the first time. But the original songs, some by group members, are the meat of this powerful CD, and of Rescue's ministry. 'Christmas To Remember,' 'The First Christmas,' 'In Your Care' and 'Mary Did You Know' - with the telling lyric, 'Did you know that your baby boy has walked where angels trod? When you kiss your little baby you've kissed the face of God' remind us that the first Christmas meant much more than toys, tinsel and Santa.

Songlist: Christmas To Remember, The First Christmas, Mary Did You Know, Silent Night, Go Tell It On The Mountain, O Holy Night, It Is He , O Come All Ye Faithful, In Your Care , Have Your Self A Merry Little Christmas

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2806c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella || Gospel Christmas


Take 6 : He is Christmas

Review: Contemporary Christian group Take 6 are virtuoso singers with a flawless grasp of harmonic theory. This vocabulary enables them to create arrangements that are resplendent with original ideas, though built on an unassailable foundation. 'Silent Night' is a haunting mysterious dance with the familiar melody line, a departure point for the jazz chord voicings that are essential imagery of Take 6. The group's own 'Oh!, He Is Christmas' is a sophisticated soul didactic. 'Away In A Manger' is rooted in a repeating bass part - the breath of the tune - while the lead is freed up to explore every vocal contour. 'Amen' is a smooth gospel-go-round, joyous and bright. If you want uniquely brilliant interpretations of your Christmas favorites, this is the CD for you.

Songlist: Silent Night, Oh! He Is Christmas, Hark! The Herald The Angels Sing, Away In The Manger, Amen!, The Little Drummer Boy, 'Twas Da Nite, Sweet Little Jesus Boy, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, O Come All Ye Faithful

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3103c | 1 CD | $11.98 | A Cappella || Gospel Christmas


Take 6 : The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Review: Legendary, pioneering Contemporary Christian A Cappella group Take 6 has been mixing elements of Jazz, Gospel, R&B and Doo-Wop for nearly 25 years, winning 10 Grammys, 10 Dove Awards, one Soul Train Award, and two NAACP Image Awards in the process. Claude, Mark, Joel, David, Dr. Cedric and Alvin bring us a cool 10-song collection of Christmas tunes from their childhoods: a finger-popping title tune, smooth and jazzy "The Sugar Plum Dance" (based on "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy"), a wonderfully greasy "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch," a breezy, jazzy "Sleigh Ride," a surprising, salsa-flavored "White Christmas," eggnog-smooth bluenote Jazz arrangements of "I'll Be Home For Christmas" and "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear;" a rewritten, strikingly-arranged take on "I Saw Three Ships," and a piano-accompanied "Christmas Time is Here," featuring a sweet lead by a marvelous female guest vocalist. Take 6 has delighted and amazed us through the years of their groundbreaking career, and we were very happy to receive "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year" and feel that way again, listening to this finely-crafted album. It's been a long wait for a new T6 release, but this makes it all worth it!

Songlist: It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, White Christmas, Grinch Introduction/ The Grinch/ "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch", Sleigh Ride, I'll Be Home for Christmas, It Came Upon a Midnight Clear, The Sugarplum Dance (Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy), I Saw Three Ships, Jingle Bells, Christmas Time Is Here

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2392c | 1 CD | $15.95 | A Cappella || Gospel Christmas


Tom Fettke : Christmas A Cappella

Review: "Christmas A Cappella" is the fourth in Tom Fettke's successful series of a cappella collections for the contemporary Christian church choir. Considered by many to be a master of a cappella writing his arrangements are sung in churches across the country. The 23 arrangements covering every aspect of the Christmas story are creative and finely crafted, yet thoroughly accessible to untrained singers. This professional-quality recording is a joy to listen to and is also useful as an aid for choir members who are learning the arrangements from the companion songbook.

Songlist: A Christmas Alleluia, A Christmas Prayer, A Song Was Born at Christmas, Ain't-a That Good News!, All Praise to You, Eternal lord, Angels We Have Heard on High, Come and See!, Come, Believe in His Name, Deck the Halls, Glory to God, Gonna See a Baby, Hallelujah to the Newborn King, Lullaby, Mary's Newborn Son, My Heart Would Be Your Bethlehem, On Christmas Day, Ordinary Baby, Rejoice, Rejoice! The Glory Has Come to Us, Rose of Bethlehem, Sing Gloria, Stranger in the Straw, The Lamb of Christmas, The Way in a Manger, Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne, What Was the Name of the Baby Boy?, You Are the Light

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2223c | 1 CD | $14.95 | A Cappella || Gospel Christmas | Companian Songbook Available


Various Artists : Voices: A Gospel Choir Christmas

Review: The power of the gospel choir comes to life in this uplifting and spiritual holiday collection by today's top gospel stars including Kirk Franklin and the Family, Patti LaBelle, Israel & New Breed, Fred Hammond, Hezekiah Walker and Donald Lawrence. Voices: A Gospel Choir Christmas features inspirational choir arrangements of holiday classics together in one special collection, offered at a value price. Voices brings the sounds of the gospel choir right into your home. Now listeners anywhere can feel that special spirit that could only come from a gospel choir, with classics like Silent Night, The First Noel, Go Tell It on the Mountain and O Holy Night.

Songlist: Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, Now Behold the Lamb, Silent Night, He Is The Reason, Go Tell It on The Mountain, Tidings , The First Noel, O Holy Night, 12 Days of Christmas, Emmanuel, More Than a Holiday, He Has Come

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5216c | 1 CD | $14.95 || Gospel Christmas


Voices Of Lee : Christmas

Review: The 15-strong (9 men and 6 women) undergraduate Gospel chorus of Cleveland, Tennessee's Lee University brings us ten beautiful Christmas songs, "Joy to the World," "Tennessee Christmas," "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town," "Let There Be Peace On Earth," "Carol of the Bells," "A Star Was Born," "Winter Wonderland," "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas," "Keep Christ In Christmas" and "We Wish You a Merry Christmas." The 15 voices have the harmonic power of a chorus, while allowing the individual voices to shine on leads and solos, and what strong, wonderful, soaring voices they are. An exceptional CD, musically and spiritually, from the talented young Voices of Lee!

Songlist: Joy To The World, Tennessee Christmas, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, Let There Be Peace On Earth, Carol Of The Bells, A Star Was Born, Winter Wonderland, Have Youself A Merry Little Christmas, Keep Christ In Christmas, We Wish You A Merry Christmas

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5365c | 1 CD | $15.98 | A Cappella || Gospel Christmas


Haven Quartet : Best of Christmas by Haven

Review: Decades of worship and musical excellence define the legacy of the Haven musicians. On this 2-disc collection, there are 32 tracks spanning 5 decades. Each track was hand-selected as the "best of the best" by Haven's own Paul Sandberg. Truly, for those who love the music of Haven, this is the definite Christmas collection.

Songlist: O Come All Ye Faithful, The First Noel, One Small Child, Do You Hear What I Hear?, Have You Ever Seen the Star?, While Shepherds Watched, O Holy Night, Lo, How A Rose, I Know Now, Once In David's Royal City, Unto Us, Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, It Came Upon A Midnight Clear, Peace, Peace/Silent Night, Christmas Song, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Angels We Have Heard, How Great Our Joy, Go Tell It On the Mountain, Not Just Any Night, Mary Did You Know, Infant Holy, O Little Town of Bethlehem, Bethlehem, How Should A King Come, Carol Of the Bells, Do Not Be Afraid, Would It Still Be Christmas, Away In A Manger, Tiny Little Baby, Good Christian Men Rejoice, Hark the Herald Angels Sing

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2288c | 2 CDs | $29.95 || Christian Christmas


Voice Male : Christmas Live

Review: For many years this talented Christian a cappella group has been presenting sold out Christmas concerts and now you no longer have to live in Utah to enjoy the experience. This 2 CD set is a recording of their live show and captures all the excitement and fun of their concert. All the favorites and crowd pleasers are included and the recordings is bound to get their fans both old and new in the holiday spirit.

Songlist: Jamaican Noel, White Christmas, Jingle Bells, Chopsticks, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, Carol of the Bells, Homeless, Away In A Manger, Let It Snow, Mr. Bass Man, Rubber Ducky, The Chipmunk Song, Jingle Bell Rock, O Come, O Come Emanuel, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen , Angels We Have Heard On High, I'll Be Home For Christmas, Tractin' In A Winter Wonderland, The Little Drummer Boy, The Christmas Song, Prayer of the Children, It's A Small World, We Wish You A Merry Christmas, Silent Night, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, The Lion Sleeps Tonight

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6034c | 2 CDs | $15.95 | A Cappella || Contemporary Christmas CDs


Elizabeth Gilpatrick : 'Round the Seasons!

Review: 40 new rounds, partner songs and short songs for every holiday and season. 'Round the Seasons is a delightful resource ideal for developing the beginning part-singing with your young singers. Great for warm-ups too!

Songlist: Round the Seasons , A Birthday Song , A New Year's Call , A Sledding Song , A Turkey Knocked at My Back Door , Blue, White, and Red , Boxing Day , Burn Little Candle , Care for the Earth , Cinco de Mayo , December Winds , Easter Alleluia , Feliz Navidad , Groundhog Day Has Come , Harambee! , Hurry Santa , I Have Lost My Jingle Bell , I Hear an Owl , I Met an April Fool , I Only Fly at Night , If You Haven't Got a Fiddle , Keep the Dream Alive , My Valentine Is You! , Nine Little Candles , Old Abe Lincoln , Old Autumn Wind , On New Year's Day , Plant a Tiny Acorn , School's Out , Song of the Seasons , Spring Ahead, Fall Behind , Thanks We Give , The First Signs of Spring , The First Snow , The Right Man for the Job , The Very First Day of School , The Very First Day of School (Reprise) , Thirty Days Hath September , We Will Remember , Welcome to This House , When Planting Gardens

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9686b | Songbook | $19.95 | 2 Parts || Partner Songs


Ernie Haase & Signature Sound : Every Light That Shines at Christmas

Review: 16 songs from the holiday album by this popular men's gospel quartet, arranged in TTBB format with accompaniment.

Songlist: He Started the Whole World Singing, Oh Come, All Ye Faithful, Marshmallow World, Every Light That Shines at Christmas, Redeeming Love, Changed by a Baby Boy, Mr. Heat Miser, Thank God for Kids, Christmas Is Christmas (Wherever You Are), God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen, What Child Is This?, If It Doesn't Snow on Christmas, All I Want Is You, Christmas in Indiana, Silent Night, Light a Candle, Amen

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6717b | Songbook | $19.95 | TTBB || Christmas Arrangements Male Voices


Marty Parks : Men Sing Christmas

Review: A heavenly host of great music for men's voices in the Advent and Christmas season. This collection from Marty Parks has established a treasured place in music ministry. The essence of the Christmas story is captured in a variety of styles. Collection includes service openers, anthems, calls to prayer, and benedictions.

Songlist: Amen, Child of Bethlehem, Christmas Presence, How Great Our Joy!, Jesus, the Light of the World, Jesus, the Son of God, Joyfully We Sing, Mary Had A Baby, O Come, All Ye Faithful, O Little Town of Bethlehem, O Lord, Most Holy, Once In Royal David's City, Prince of Peace, We Have Seen His Star

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7095b | Songbook | $8.95 | TTBB || Southern Gospel | Companian CD Available


Robert Sterling (Editor) : The Ultimate Youth Choir Christmas Book

Review: This seasonal addition to Word Music s family of Ultimate Youth Choir products equips your youth choir with a versatile resource for Christmas. The Ultimate Youth Choir Christmas Book captures the best seasonal titles from contemporary Christian artists and places them into easily learned SAB arrangements by Robert Sterling. Dramatic sketches written by Bob Hoose complement the songs and create an adaptable way to deliver the Christmas message. With keyboard accompaniment. This is a book you won't want to miss!

Songlist: And It Came To Pass, Born Is the King Medley, Angels we Have Heard on High, Joy To the World, Gloria, Breath of Heaven, Celebrating Jesus, Child of Bethlehem, Christmas Lullaby, The Christmas Season, Cough-N-Sneezin' Blues, A Christmas to Remember, Christmastime, Heirlooms, It's A Christmas Thing, Joy to the World!, Mary, Did You Know?, The Night That Christ was Born, Not That Far From Bethlehem, The Reason for Christmas, This Baby, Welcome to Our World, When Love Came Down, You Are Emmanuel

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8111b | Songbook | $9.95 | SAB || Youth Choirs


Rudy Partin : Traditional Christmas

Review: Traditional Christmas is a collection of seven easily singable, yet rich tunes from Rudy Partin's prolific hand, and perfect for any a cappella celebration of the birth of our Lord! Gather your friends around the fire on a chilly winter's night, and warm your heart with these lovely tunes of the Christmas season.

Songlist: Go, Tell It On The Mountain, O Little Town of Bethlehem, O Come, Emmanuel, Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming, O Holy Night, O Come, All Ye Faithful, Silent Night

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8926b | Songbook | $12.95 | TTBB | A Cappella || Christmas Arrangements Male Voices


Tom Fettke : Ladies Christmas

Review: Tom Fettke has compiled a master list of traditional carols, classics, and contemporary Christmas songs for groups of anywhere from 3 to 300 voices. Ladies Christmas includes 30 songs in 21 arrangements of varying styles. Four of these are a cappella settings. Featured in the collection is The Birthday of a King, minimusical that is perfect for Advent services, Christmas banquets, or other similar occasions.

Songlist: A Christmas Prayer, A Stable Prayer, Advent Celebration, Canticle of Praise, Good News of Great Joy, He Is Worthy of Praise, Hear the Angels Shouting, How Should a King Come?, Hymn of Triumph, Lift Up Your Eyes, Lion of Judah, Magnificat, Mary's Little Boy Chile, O Holy Night, Prepare Ye the Way, Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord, Rejoice with Exceeding Great Joy, The Birthday of a King, The Birthday of a King, We Wish You A Merry Christmas, We Would Worship Thee, What Can We Give to the King?, You Can Trust God

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1017b | Songbook | $8.95 | SSA. || Gospel Arrangements


Tom Fettke : Ladies Noel

Review: With stylistic variety and a wide range of emotion, Ladies Noel offers carols, classics, and contemporary favorites, some of which are festive outbursts of joy, while others portray the quiet, introspective side of Christmas. Ladies Noel will greatly enhance Advent and Christmas worship for years to come.

Songlist: Sing We All Noel, Deck the Halls, Sing We Now of Christmas, Come, Ye Lofty, Rose of Bethelehem, Lord of Life and Love, Wonderful, Desire of my Heart, For Unto Us A Child Is Born, Jesus, For Unto Us A Child Is Born, Infinite Lord, God is With Us, Behold a Virgin Shall Conceive, God Is With Us! Alleluia!, Alleluias from Christmas Oratorio, Silent Night, Silent Night, Sleep O Holy Child, Bethelehem's Treasure, O Come All Ye Faithful, Come and See, The Lamb of Christmas, Love and Praise Medley, Shine in Us, Star of Wonder, Our Eyes Have Seen the Lord, You Are Lord Over All, Here We Come Rejoicing

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1019b | Songbook | $8.95 | SSA. || Christmas Arrangements for Female Voices


Tom Fettke : Ladies Sing Christmas

Review: Eighteen Christmas settings (fourteen full-length accompanied arrangements and four a cappella settings) create a treasury of useful materials for worship services, concerts, pageants, or other seasonal events. Includes ballads and up tempo numbers; classic carols and contemporary expressions. Arranged by Tom Fettke. The ultimate resource book for ladies trio, ensemble or choir.

Songlist: Angels, From the Realms of Glory, Bless That Wonderful Name, Child In the Manger, Come and See, Come Rejoicing!, Emmanuel, Emmanuel - Prince of Peace, Gloria, Gloria Deo, Go, Tell It on the Mountain, His Name Is Called Emmanuel, Holy Is the Lord, Hope Has Arrived, I Extol You, Immanuel, Immanuel, Jesus, O What a Wonderful Child, Jesus, the Light of the World, O Come, Let Us Adore Him, O Lord, Most Holy, Precious Promise, Saw You Never in the Twilight, Simple Worship, Sovereign Lord, That Beautiful Name, the Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy, There Is Hope, Thou Didst Leave Thy Thorne, Who Is This Child?, Wonderful Counselor

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7097b | Songbook | $8.95 | SSA. || Christmas Arrangements for Female Voices


Tom Fettke : The Men's Christmas Collection

Review: Traditional and contemporary Christmas selections for men's quartets, ensembles, or choirs. Tom Fettke's settings include twelve TTBB arrangements, five two-part arrangements, and two a cappella renditions.

Songlist: Angels We Have Heard On High, Baby, What You Goin' to Be?, Beautiful Savior, Celebrate the Child, Come, Thou Long-expected Jesus, Come to My Heart, Gesu Bambino, Gloria, Hear the Good News, How Great Our Joy, In All of His Glory, Jesus! Jesus!, Light of the Star, O Come, O Come, Emmanuel, O Holy Night, Sing Praise to the King, Sovereign Lord, The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy, When He Comes

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7094b | Songbook | $8.95 | TTBB || Southern Gospel


Derric Johnson : Christmas in Velvet Charts

Review: Quite probably the busiest performing a cappella group in the country The Voices of Liberty are also one of the longest running professional a cappella groups as they perform several sets each and every day at Disney World in Orlando, Florida. The group follows in an even longing-running tradition of Regeneration, as both are almost the same as they were both directed by, and perform almost exclusively the arrangements of, the great Derric Johnson. The sheet music we've all been waiting for, finally some of Derric Johnson's finest Christmas arrangements have been printed for us to sing! Included are 3 Volumes of 4 songs each from the namesake recordings.

Songlist: A Cappella Christmas Vol. 1, Away in a Manger, Gesu Bambino, Go Tell It On the Mountain, O Holy Night, A Cappella Christmas Vol. 2, Deck the Halls, Go Where I Send Thee, It Came Upon the Midnight Clear, Jingle Bells, A Cappella Christmas Vol. 3, Christmas In The Air, French Chorale of Praise, Pat-a-Pan, We Wish You A Merry Christmas

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9598b | Sheet Music | $7.95 | SATB divisi | A Cappella || Contemporary Christmas Arrangements


Take 6 : A Take 6 Christmas

Review: One of the most well known A Cappella groups of today, Take 6 continues to amaze us with their beautiful and unique arrangements. 'A Take 6 Christmas' is an exciting medley of classic Christmas carols, including "Silent Night," "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing," "Sweet Little Jesus Boy," and "O Come, All Ye Faithful," as recorded on the He Is Christmas album. In 'A Quiet Place,' the guys take this subtle hymn and turn into a triumphant, yet soothing, gem with lush harmonies and lots of heart.

Songlist: Silent Night (medley), Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (medley), Sweet Little Jesus Boy (medley), O Come, All Ye Faithful (medley)

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3105b | Sheet Music | $4.98 | Mixed 5-8 Parts | A Cappella || Contemporary Christian Arrangements

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