Program: #09-52 Air Date: Dec 21, 2009
Keeping with a 30 year tradition, we hear three discs that link Christmas to it early roots: more early Schola Hungarica; the second disc by the Trappist Monks of Gethsemane; and the medieval Italian Laude tradition with the ensemble Trefoil.
NOTE: Keeping with a 30 year tradition, we hear three discs that link Christmas to it early roots: more early Schola Hungarica; the second disc by the Trappist Monks of Gethsemane; and the medieval Italian Laude tradition with the ensemble Trefoil.
I. Magyar Gregorianum I: Gregorian and Polyphonic Chants from Medieval Hungary--Christmas
(Schola Hungarica/Lázló Dobszay and Janka Szendrei). Hungroton CD HCD 11477.
For a complete list of past recordings by the Schola Hungarica, check the play list "A Hungarian Christmas," #07-49.
- Veni Redemptor Gentium ("Come, Redeemer of nations")
- Christus natus est nobis ("Christ is born for us")
- Iube Domine silentium ("Let there be silence in the ears of the listeners")
- Descendit de caelis ("He came down from Heaven")
II. Behold! Three Wise Men Came Out of the East: Music from the Epiphany Service and Mass of the Christmas Season
(Trappist Monks of the Abbey of Gethsemane). Sony/BMG Special Products CD A 684247.
This release originally came out in 1961. For more information on this remarkable order:
- Epiphany Vigils: Responsory "Illuminare" (Mode 5)
- Epiphany Vigils: Te Deum (Mode 4)
- Epiphany Vigils: Gospel
- Epiphany Vigils: Te decet laus (Mode 1--"To Thee belongs all praise")
- Epiphany Vigils: Prayer
- Epiphany Lauds: Deus in adjutorium and Doxology
- Epiphany Lauds: Psalm 66
- Epiphany Lauds: Psalm 150 and Antiphon
- Epiphany Lauds: Capitulum and Responsorium breve
- Epiphany Lauds: Hymn "Illuminas Altissimus" with Versicle and Response
- Epiphany Lauds: Benedictus and Antiphon
- Epiphany Lauds: Kyrie and Pater Noster
III.Trefoil: Christo è nato
(Trefoil Ensemble) MSR Classics CD MS 1094.
For information on this ensemble:
- Anon., Laudario di Cortona: Stella nova
- Anon., Sienna Convento di Santa Maria dei Servi: Ave stella matutina ("Hail, O morning star")
- Anon., Biblioteca Estense, Modena: Puer natus in Bethlehem ("A child is born in Bethlehem")
- Anon., Florentine Laudario ms. BR 19: Co la madre del beato
: Nova stella apparita ("A new star in the Orient has appeared")