December 2007#07-52 (12/17/07)
Back to the Cappella Romana, with their celebration of Christmas music in the Byzantine tradition.
Composer: JOHN the Monk, St. KOSMAS the MELODIST, KASIA the Nun, St. ROMANOS the Melodist
CD Info: GR 502CD,
This Twin Cities-based group directed by Jordan Sramek has presented a number of Christmas-themed programs--we'll sample music from Poland, Bohemia, Spain, and Mexico.
Composer: MIKOLAJ ZIELENSKI (c. 1550-after 1616), VASILY TITOV (c.1650-c.1715), Juan García de Zéspedes (ca. 1619-1678), Antonio de Salazar (ca. 1650-1715), Francisco de Vidales (d. 1702), Fray Gerónimo Gonzáles (fl. 1600), Gutiérrez de Padilla (ca. 1590-1664), Sebastián Durón (1660-1716)
Over the years, we have celebrated this ensemble's many Christmas programs during December--this year, festivities from the time of the founding of the Dutch republic and Holland's Golden Age.
Composer: BENEDICTUS APPENZELLER (publ. 1505/6), TIELMAN SUSATO (c.1500-c. 1562), LUPUS HELLINC, JOANNES BERCKELAERS (?1630-?1700), JACOB van EYCK (1589/90-1659), JAN PIETERSZOON SWEELINCK (1562-1621), GULIELMUS MESSAUS, CORNELIUS de LEEUW (c.1613-1661), PETRUS HURTADO (1655), GISBERT van STEENWICK (??-1679), HERMAN HOLLANDERS (c. 1600-c.1650), JAN BAPTIST VERRIJT (c. 1600-1630), PHILIPPUS van STEELANT
CD Info: CD # EC-9001, CD # EC-9003, CD # EC-9004, CD # EC-9006, CD # EC-9007, CD # EC-9009
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