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The Nutcracker


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Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker
Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker

Traditional Christmas Classical Music

George Frederick Handel's Messiah wasn't written for Christmas -- it was first performed in April. Hear some other pieces of classical music that traditionally get played during the Christmas season.

Track list:
Handel: Messiah: Ev'ry valley
Handel: Messiah: For Unto Us
Handel: Messiah: He Shall Feed His Flock
Handel: Messiah: Hallelujah Chorus
Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel: Opening and Evening Prayer
Menotti: Amahl and the Night Visitors: Shepherd's Dance
Menotti: Amahl and the Night Visitors: This is My Box
Menotti: Amahl and the Night Visitors: Do You Really Want to Go?
Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite: Russian Dance

Classics for Kids Quiz

1. The name of George Frederick Handel's famous oratorio that is often heard at Christmastime is

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

White Christmas

The Messiah

Silent Night

O Come All Ye Faithful

2.The hero in Gian Carl Menotti's opera, Amahl and the Night Visitors, helps the wise men.



3. The name of the opera often performed at Christmas that was written by Engelbert Humperdinck is

Hansel and Gretel


The Magic Flue

William Tell

La Boheme

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