A Medieval Christmas

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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:

www.monks.org

  1. Epiphany Vigils: Responsory "Illuminare" (Mode 5)
  2. Epiphany Vigils: Te Deum (Mode 4)
  3. Epiphany Vigils: Gospel
  4. Epiphany Vigils: Te decet laus (Mode 1--"To Thee belongs all praise")
  5. Epiphany Vigils: Prayer
  6. Epiphany Lauds: Deus in adjutorium and Doxology
  7. Epiphany Lauds: Psalm 66
  8. Epiphany Lauds: Psalm 150 and Antiphon
  9. Epiphany Lauds: Capitulum and Responsorium breve
  10. Epiphany Lauds: Hymn "Illuminas Altissimus" with Versicle and Response
  11. Epiphany Lauds: Benedictus and Antiphon
  12. Epiphany Lauds: Kyrie and Pater Noster

III.Trefoil: Christo è nato

(Trefoil Ensemble) MSR Classics CD MS 1094.

For information on this ensemble:

www.trefoiltrio.com

  • 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")

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