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    Quote Originally Posted by waltcamp45 View Post
    Wondering if anyone has strong opinions on Saint-Saëns' Oratorio de Noël. Read that it was composed in the span of only a couple of weeks and is said to sound rushed. My gut reaction upon fist listen last night was, "I'm not sure how much I dig this ... but I think I should keep digging."
    It's not a particularly "great piece". It's been a long time since I heard it but I saw it live years ago (it can be done with fairly modest forces and is not long) and have some sentimental attachment but no strong opinion either. If you don't care for it, it's probably not worth pursuing further.

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    You go to Prague and everyone is playing and singing Jakub Jan Ryba: Czech Christmas Mass for soloists, choir, organ and orchestra.
    "Music is the electric soil in which the spirit thinks, lives and invents..." -- Beethoven

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    Romanticism:

    Josef Rheinberger - The Star of Bethlehem

    Berlioz - L'enfance du Christ

    Herzogenberg - The Birth of Christ Oratorio

    Nicolai - Christmas Overture
    "Music in any generation is not what the public thinks of it but what the musicians make of it"....Virgil Thomson

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sondersdorf View Post
    You go to Prague and everyone is playing and singing Jakub Jan Ryba: Czech Christmas Mass for soloists, choir, organ and orchestra.
    As I, alas, won't be visiting Prague anytime soon, I'll have to settle for ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=943LRjl1cuo

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vasks View Post
    Romanticism:

    Josef Rheinberger - The Star of Bethlehem

    Berlioz - L'enfance du Christ

    Herzogenberg - The Birth of Christ Oratorio

    Nicolai - Christmas Overture
    Thanks - three I'd not heard of before and a reminder that I need to give the Berlioz piece a listen. Note to myself: "He wrote more than just Symphonie fantastique, you know!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by waltcamp45 View Post
    Thank you kindly! Will try to track them down.
    https://www.prestomusic.com/classica...as-from-selwyn
    My most pleasure .

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