Christmas Stocking Stuffers

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Program: #00-48, Air Date: 11/20/00

--Our annual review of new recordings for the season.

I. NOVA: A Medieval Christmas (New York's Ensemble
        for Early Music/Frederick Renz, dir.).
        Ex Cathedra CD EC-9001.

    --Anon.: Rex virginum amator.

  II. A Renaissance Christmas  (New York's Ensemble
        for Early Music/Frederick Renz, dir.).
        Ex Cathedra CD EC-9003.

 --Anon.: (15th cen. English): Hayl Mary, full of grace.
 --Anon.: (15th cen. French): C'etait a l'heure.
 --Anon./HENRY VIII: Green groweth the holly.
 --Anon. (Henry VIII Book): Sweet Jesus.

 [May be ordered at Amazon.com; or from the Metropolitan
 Museum of Art at www.metmuseum.org or at 1-800-468-7386]

  III. The Earliest Songbook in England (Gothic Voices/
        Christopher Page, dir.). Hyperion CDA-67177.

 --Anon.: Verbum patris umanatur O O.
 --Anon.: Resonet, intonet.
 --Anon.: Ad cantus letitie.

  IV. MONTEVERDI: Christmas Vespers  (The Danish
        Chamber Choir/Kim Glies Nandfred, cond.).
        Classico CD CLASSCD 317.

 --MONTEVERDI: Christe redemptor omnium.

  V. Christmas Music (Emma Kirkby, soprano/London
        Baroque/Charles Medlam, dir.). BIS CD 1135.

 --PHILIPP FRIEDRICH BOEDDECKER: Natus est Jesus.

  VI. Noel ancien: Noels and Carols from the Olde World (Sandra Simon, soprano/Apollo's Fire:The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra/Jeannette Sorrel, dir.).
        Eclectra CD ECCD-2041.

 --Anon.: Sussex carol.
 --MARC-ANTOINE CHARPENTIER: A la venue de Noel.

  VII. PALESTRINA: Motets for the Season of Christmas    (The Palestrina Choir/Michael Harrison, dir.). Pro Organo CD 7114 [Note: May be ordered from
        the label at www.zarex.com or at 1-800-336-2224]

 --PALESTRINA: O magnum mysterium.

  VIII. Dancing Day  (Rosa Lamoreaux, soprano/Hesperus Ensemble). Koch CD 3-7507-2.

 Anon. (13th cen. Italian laude): Cristo e nato.
 Anon.: Wexford Carol.

Composer Info

HENRY VIII, MONTEVERDI, PHILIPP FRIEDRICH BOEDDECKER, MARC-ANTOINE CHARPENTIER, PALESTRINA

CD Info

CD EC-9001, CD EC-9003, CDA-67177, CD CLASSCD 317, BIS CD 1135, CD ECCD-2041, Pro Organo CD 7114, CD 3-7507-2