A Bohemian Christmas

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Program: #05-52   Air Date: Dec 19, 2005

NOTE: All NOTE: All of the music on this program is performed by the ensemble Early Music New York directed by Frederick Renz.


NOTE: All NOTE: All of the music on this program is performed by the ensemble Early Music New York directed by Frederick Renz. This is the fifth in the ensemble Christmas series--the first four being:
A Medieval Christmas--CD # EC-9001
A Renaissance Christmas--CD # EC-9003
A Baroque Christmas--CD # EC-9004 and
A Colonial Christmas--CD # EC-9006
A Bohemian Christmas is CD # EC-9007. You may order these at the ensemble's web site:


or purchase them at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. This recording celebrates late Medieval Bohemian, Moravian, and Polish music for the season. Machaut is included since he was secretary to John of Luxembourg (also known as John of Bohemia)--under the influence of John and his son, Emperor Charles IV, Prague became the cultural capital of the Holy Roman Empire.

--MIKOLAJ RADOMSKI (fl. 1420/30): Alleluia.

--Anon. 13th cen. Czech: Jesu Kriste ("Jesus Christ, gracious priest").

--Codex Specialnik (compiled by the Utraquist Protestant congregations in the last quarter of the 15th century): Ave regina caelorum ("Hail, Queen of Heaven").

--Anon. 13th cen. Czech: Svaty Vaclave ("St. Wenceslaus, leader of the Czech lands").

--Codex Specialnik: Svaty Vaclave (see above).

--MIKOLAJ RADOMSKI: Magnificat anima mea Dominum.

--Anon. 13th cen. Czech: Vizmez pacholicka ("Embrace the baby boy").

--Codex Specialnik: Flosculum amenitatis ("Little flower of loveliness").

--Anon. early 15th cen. Polish: Breve regnum ("A brief reign is established").

--Anon. 15th cen. Polish: Angelus ad virginem ("When the angel who had been sent out").

--Anon. late 14th cen. Czech: Czaldy waldy.

--Codex Specialnik: Vzdajmez chvalu ("Give praise to the God of Israel").

--Codex Specialnik: Nobis est natus hodie
("Today is born to us the victorious King").

--Anon. 12th cen. Polish: Omnis beneficia ("All beneifits...are given by grace").

--Anon. 13th cen. Polish: Ortus de Polonia ("Born in Poland, Stanislaus read his lessons").

--Anon. 13th cen. Polish: Gaude, mater Polonia ("Rejoice, O mother Poland").

--GUILLAUME de MACHAUT (1300-1377)--Messe de Nostre Dame: Kyrie, Gloria.

--Anon. 14th cen. Czech: Je falla.

--GUILLAUME de MACHAUT--Messe de Nostre Dame: Credo.

--Anon. 14th cen. Czech: Tant plus vos voye.

--GUILLAUME de MACHAUT--Messe de Nostre Dame: Sanctus, Agnus Dei, Ite missa est.

Composer Info

MIKOLAJ RADOMSKI (fl. 1420/30), GUILLAUME de MACHAUT (1300-1377)

CD Info

CD # EC-9007

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