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Starry Night Wayne Shorter
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My Favorite Things Shawn Lee Ping Pong Orchestra & Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra
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O Little Town of Bethlehem 101 Strings Orchestra
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In Pursuit of Recognition: An Undocumented Immigrant's Resilient Fight
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Kick Off Anat Cohen
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Whatever Happened To The Classical Christmas Album?
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O come, O come, Emmanuel (Veni, veni, emmanuel), carol Jessye Norman
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How Far Is It to Bethlehem? (Children's Song of the Nativity) (Tune: Stowey) (English) Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia, Peter Breiner (conductor)
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