Christmas in Switzerland

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Program: #00-50   Air Date: Dec 11, 2000

Featuring an exclusive recording of a Gregorian mass for Christmas Day from the monastery of Einsiedeln.

NOTE: This program was made possible in part by a grant from PRS, Presence Switzerland, with support from Swiss Radio International, Switzerland Tourism, and the Embassy of Switzerland in Washington, D.C.

I. Anon.: Mass for Epiphany. (Choralschola Einsideln/Fr. Roman Bannwart). Private recording.

  • Introit: Ecce advenit.
  • Graduale: Omnes de Saba.
  • Alleluia: Vidimus stellam.
  • Offertorium: Reges Tharsis.
  • Communio: Vidimus stellam.

II. Gregorian Chant from St. Gall (Die Singphoniker/Godehard Joppich). CPO CD 999.267.

  • TUOTILO of St. Gall: Christmas trope: Hodie cantandus.
  • Anon.: Introit: Puer natus.
  • Anon.: Sequence: Natus ante saecula.

III. Christe, qui lux es et dies (Basler Madrigalisten/Ensemble Galliarda Basel/Fritz Naef). Cantate CD 580.002.

  • ROBERT WHITE: Christe, qui lux es et dies.
  • SAMUEL SCHEIDT: Christe, der du bist Tag und Licht.

IV. Natus est Jesus: Baroque Christmas Music (Rosemarie Hofmann, soprano/Rene Jacobs, counter-tenor/Gottfried Bach, organ/Konrad Junghaenel, lute/Roel Dieltiens, cello/Basler Madrigalisten/Orchestra of the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis/Fritz Naef). EMI/Deutsche Harmonia Mundi CD CDC-7-49139 (not in print).

  • GIUSEPPE GIAMBERTI: O belle lagrimette.
  • GIACOMO CARISSIMI: Magnificat.

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