A Millennium Christmas

Program: #11-52   Air Date: Dec 19, 2011

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For the 32nd year, we celebrate the season, including stops in Italy and Ireland.

NOTE: The first and third sets of music on this program comes from the recent recording by the Theatre of Voices and Ars Nova of Copenhagen directed by Paul Hiller, The Christmas Story. The recording is on Harmonia Mundi and is CD HMU 807556.

I. The Christmas Story

  • Anon.: Veni veni Emanuel
  • BIASIO TOMASI (fl. c. 1611): Dum deambularet Dominus in Paradisum (:As the Lord was walking in Paradise")
  • ALESSANDRO GRANDI (1586-1630): Missus est Gabriel ("The Angel Gabriel was sent by God")
  • WILLIAM BYRD (c.1540-1623): O Magnum mysterium

II.Christmas Songs (Anuna). Koch CD KOC-CD-9554

  • Anon.: The Wexford Carol
  • Anon. Mediaeval text/18th c. Wexford music: The First Day
  • Anon. Mediaeval: Codhlaim go suan ("I sleep softly in Your heart")
  • BISHOP LUKE WADDING (1588-1657): Christmas Day is Come
  • Anon. 6th century: Cantemus in omni ("Let us all sing together each day"--for the Virgin Mary)

    for more information: www.anuna.ie

III. The Christmas Story

  • GIOVANNI FRANCESCO ANERIO (1567-1630): Voi ch'ai notturni rai ("Shepherds, who by the light of moonbeams")
  • Anon.: Videntes stellam ("When the Wise Men saw the star")
  • Anon.: Personet hodie ("Let there ring out today")
  • Anon.: Herodes iratus ("Herod was exceeding wroth")
  • Anon.: Vox in Rama ("A voice in Rama was heard")
  • JOHANN ECCARD (1553-1611): Uebers Gebirg ("Mary goes over the mountains")
  • ECCARD: Maria wallt zum Heiligtum ("Mary piously visited the temple")

Composer Info

BIASIO TOMASI (fl. c. 1611), ALESSANDRO GRANDI (1586-1630), BISHOP LUKE WADDING (1588-1657), WILLIAM BYRD (c.1540-1623), GIOVANNI FRANCESCO ANERIO (1567-1630), JOHANN ECCARD (1553-1611)

CD Info

CD HMU 807556, KOC-CD-9554