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musicOMH’s 2020 Classical Advent Calendar Day 20:
Anderson’s ‘Sleigh Ride’

by Barry Creasy

Another sleigh ride on day 20 of our Advent Calendar. All we need now is snow



musicOMH’s 2020 Classical Advent Calendar Day 19:
Leontovych’s ‘Carol...

by Barry Creasy

Let’s have two treats today. First, you can’t have a musical Christmas without carols. Door 19 of our Classical Advent Calendar reveals one for us

musicOMH’s 2020 Classical Advent Calendar Day 18:
Hely-Hutchinson’s ‘...

by Barry Creasy

One week to the big day! Here’s a rousing symphony to get us in the mood

musicOMH’s 2020 Classical Advent Calendar Day 17:
Finnish National Opera and Ball...

by Sam Smith

We all hope to be free of the pandemic in the New Year. In the meantime, we can enjoy a modern day twist on some old favourites

musicOMH’s 2020 Classical Advent Calendar Day 16:
Bach’s ‘Christmas O...

by Keith McDonnell

Another Christmas classic today. Bach pokes his head out of our Advent Calendar door on day 16

musicOMH’s 2020 Classical Advent Calendar Day 15:
‘Gaudete’ (Shreds)

by Barry Creasy

Time for a bit of merrymaking as we get closer to Christmas. Enjoy day 15 of our Advent Calendar series

musicOMH’s 2020 Classical Advent Calendar Day 14:
Prokofiev’s ‘Troika...

by Benjamin Poore

We take a sleigh ride on day 14 of our Classical Advent Calendar. Join us!

musicOMH’s 2020 Classical Advent Calendar Day 13:
Handel’s ‘The Trump...

by Melanie Eskenazi

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without Handel’s Messiah. We find it here, today, in our Advent Calendar

musicOMH’s 2020 Classical Advent Calendar Day 12:
Waldteufel’s ‘Les P...

by Barry Creasy

Day 12 of our Countdown to Christmas continues with a classic waltz

musicOMH’s 2020 Classical Advent Calendar Day 11:
Berlioz’ ‘The Sheph...

by Melanie Eskenazi

Only a fortnight to the big day. Today, our Advent Calendar door opens to Berlioz

musicOMH’s 2020 Classical Advent Calendar Day 10:
Messiaen’s ‘La Nati...

by Melanie Eskenazi

Messiaen joins us on his birthday in our Advent entry for today

musicOMH’s 2020 Classical Advent Calendar Day 9:
Mozart’s ‘Piano Conc...

by Barry Creasy

Another day, another door opens on our Classical Advent Calendar. Today, we celebrate the master

Why I Love… Christmas music

by Barry Creasy

A festive addition to our continuing series. Barry Creasy picks his favourite Christmas tunes

musicOMH’s 2020 Classical Advent Calendar Day 8:
Sibelius’ ‘Christmas...

by Melanie Eskenazi

Another 2 for 1 today as we celebrate the birthday of a composer and mourn the loss of a musician who changed modern music forever

musicOMH’s 2020 Classical Advent Calendar Day 7:
Chris de Burgh’s ‘A ...

by Sam Smith

Here’s something a little different from our Advent Calendar on the 7th. Enjoy!

musicOMH’s 2020 Classical Advent Calendar Day 6:
Vaughan Williams’ ‘H...

by Barry Creasy

Day 6 of our Christmas countdown is here. Today, we highlight some British choral music

musicOMH’s 2020 Classical Advent Calendar Day 5:
Tchaikovsky’s ‘The N...

by Sam Smith

The holidays wouldn’t be complete without a spot of ballet, so we celebrate dance with the fifth treat in our special musical Advent Calendar

musicOMH’s 2020 Classical Advent Calendar Day 4:
Britten’s ‘A Ceremon...

by Melanie Eskenazi

A double-header on day 4 of our Advent Calendar. In memory of two composers who left us on this day

musicOMH’s 2020 Classical Advent Calendar Day 3:
Poulenc’s ‘Un Soir d...

by Barry Creasy

Choral music is traditional at this time of year. Day 3 of our Advent Calendar brings us a beautiful example

musicOMH’s 2020 Classical Advent Calendar Day 2:
Humperdinck’s ‘Häns...

by Sam Smith

Day 2 of our Advent Calendar highlights some festive magic thanks to Engelbert Humperdinck. No, not that one!

musicOMH’s 2020 Classical Advent Calendar Day 1:
Clarke’s ‘Prince of Denm...

by Melanie Eskenazi

The first day of musicOMH’s 2020 Classical Advent Calendar opens a door on a piece by the first organist of the rebuilt St Paul’s Cathedral