A little something to help the festivities go down.
Don't thank me - thank the BBC.
Westlake, Nigel (b. 1958): Winter in the Forgotten Valley
Samuel-Rousseau, Marcel (1882-1955): Variations pastorales sur un vieux Noel
Erica Goodman (harp)
Members of the Amadeus Ensemble:
Moshe Hammer and Barry Schiffman (violins)
Douglas Perry (viola)
Jack Mendelsson (cello)
Boccherini, Luigi (1743-1805): Quintet in D for guitar and strings, G448 (arr. for guitar quartet and string orchestra)
Zagreb Guitar Quartet
Varazdin Chamber Orchestra
From Christmas Night 2008.
If you aren't familiar with any of the above music, or composers, check out the BBC Radio 3 site - there is wall to wall great music and streaming the audio may save your life . . .or at least your sanity.