Alfred Deller and the Deller Consort recorded 4 Christmas theme albums for the Bach Guild / Vanguard in the 50’s and 60’s: ‘The Holly and the Ivy’,’Hark Ye Shepherds’,’Carols And Motets For The Nativity’ and ‘Carols and Motets of Medieval Europe’.
The Bach Guild has released a Christmas Big Box as a download, and it includes all 4 albums, plus other works at http://amzn.to/1yKcXQx . The MP3 download contains over 13 hours of music, and at the almost free price of 89 cents.
Here is a listing of some of the works and albums on the set:
Music Box of Christmas Carols Music Boxes from the Bornand Collection Canterbury Choristers / Dr. Newell B. Wright
Alfred Deller Christmas Carols Part 1 and 2
German Christmas Songs
Christmas Eve at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine
18th Century Christmas I Soloisti di Zagreb / Antonio Janigro
Bach: Magnificat in D Vienna State Opera Orchestra / Vienna State Opera Choir
Christmas Music for the Nativity Parts 3 and 4
Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker (Ballet), Op.71 Utah Symphony Orchestra / University of Utah Chorus / Maurice Abravanel
Bach: Orgelbuchlein Christmas, BWV 603-612; New Year’s Day, BWV 613-615 Anton Heiller
Handel: Messiah Margaret Price / Yvonne Minton English Chamber Orchestra / Johannes Somary