Christmas is one of the most richly celebrated seasons around the world. While its focus rests on just a few days of the year, the wealth of music that has been written to mark its spirit and story is astonishingly plentiful and varied. These new releases offer a great deal of variety – new choral works; arrangements of favourite tunes for brass; and enjoyable pieces for children!
We hope our Christmas catalogue will provide you with music that is both comfortingly familiar and refreshingly novel. May you spend a very happy Christmas with Naxos
Listen to an excerpt The Magi’s Dream
James WHITBOURN (b. 1963)
Music for Christmas
Eric Rieger, Tenor • Daryl Robinson, Organ
Westminster Williamson Voices • James Jordan
James Whitbourn is a GRAMMY® nominated composer whose music is internationally admired for its direct connection with performers and audiences, The Observer describing him as ‘a truly original communicator in modern British choral music’. Carolae is a fusion of two great American and English Christmas traditions, with the Missa carolae at its heart. Whitbourn’s love of medieval musical language is shown through his crafting of original melody and skilful arrangements of seasonal favourites.
Christmas with Septura

Brass instruments are almost a Christmas cliché: synonymous with the celebration, but perhaps not with the wealth of great music that it has inspired. Septura sets out to rectify this, re-imagining for brass septet the Christmas offerings of the greatest composers of the past 450 years. Pushing the combinations and colours of the septet to the limits, the result is a virtuosic and varied selection of festive favourites.
Listen to an excerpt
from We Three Kings of Orient Are
‘My First’ Christmas Album
Various Artists
Can you imagine Christmas without music? No singing, no jingling. Only Scrooge would be happy with that! It is a time for music to fill the air. Part of the fun is hearing things that are only played at Christmas and at no other time of year – carols that make you think of the end of term, or the holidays, or bobble hats; songs that make you think of food, or snow, or stockings. Here are some of the most popular carols, as well as some other surprises… Merry Christmas!
“This is a great collection to put on as an entertainment at Christmas for oneself as well as guests, especially the young ones. This audio CD is far more entertaining and revealing of what Christmas is and was about than some television program.”Lancette Arts Journal
“David Timson enhances the strengths and strengthens the weaknesses, such as sentimentality and overplayed emotions. His narration is consistently genial and smart but varies sensitively with the text—sober, amused, merry.”AudioFile
“Lesser’s spirits are eerie and poignant; Scrooge and the listener are suitably haunted. High marks, too, for Naxos’s signature musical scoring”AudioFile
A new day, a new piece of classical music – FREE!

Naxos’s musical app for Advent features 25 complete tracks behind numbered doors. Each day, a new door is ‘unlocked’ to reveal a new piece of seasonal music from Naxos’s classical music catalogue.
Musical Advent Calendar
Musical Advent Calendar 2
“The St. Albans Abbey Girls’ Choir proves to be an impressive choir who along with the Lay Clerks of St. Albans Cathedral Choir deliver some very fine performances.”
The Classical Reviewer
“Winpenny plays with impressive precision and clarity. Both the playing and the recorded sound are technically impressive.”
BBC Music Magazine
“These singers embrace and elevate everything they sing – and their performances are imbued with a vivaciousness and joy that’s absolutely infectious.”
“The City of London Choir’s disc superbly catches the visionary quality of this music.”Gramophone