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The Friday OT: Bach, Weihnachtsoratorium / Christmas oratorio (BWV248)

Sorry Mariah Carey, Slade or anything else in our lifetimes, this is the all-time Christmas number one:

Choirs and orchestras will be playing this all over mainland Europe today and, as it’s especially loved in Holland, here’s the Netherlands Chamber orchestra doing the honours for this esteemed audience. Even if you don’t stick around for the full two hours plus, get in the Christmas spirit by taking in the first few minutes and one of the most famous entries ever. YouTube here.

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