December 2009

A Harpist's Christmas with Yolanda Kondonassis is a celebration of the holiday with familiar carols arranged for harp, flute and viola. Host Fred Child welcomes one of the world's pre-eminent harpists, Yolanda Kondonassis, into the music studio to play these tunes and to talk about what makes each of these carols so special. Yolanda is joined by Joshua Smith, principal flutist with the Cleveland Orchestra, and Cynthia Phelps, principal violist with the New York Philharmonic. The particular blend of these instruments is at once delicate and dynamic. It's a beautiful way to celebrate the season.

Audio Listen to the program


Plainsong, arr. Yolanda Kondonassis: O Come, O Come Emmanuel
André Jolivet: Pastorales de Noël
J.S. Bach, arr. Charles Gounod: Ave Maria
Antonio Vivaldi: Largo from Winter of The Four Seasons
Traditional Provençal Carol, arr. Kondonassis: Bring A Torch, Jeannette, Isabella
Traditional Spanish Folk Carol, arr. Kondonassis: O Sleep, My Pretty Baby
Traditional French Carol, arr. Carlos Salzedo: Short Fantasy on a Neapolitan Carol
English melody, arr. Kondonassis: Coventry Carol
Traditional: Greensleeves
Traditional: Sleepers Awake
Traditional: Sheep May Safely Graze
Lewis Redner, arr. Salzedo: O Little Town of Bethlehem
Bach: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
American Folk Carol, arr. Salzedo: I Wonder As I Wander
Traditional French-English Carol, arr. Kondonassis: Angels We Have Heard On High
Traditional English Carol: Masters In This Hall

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