Millennium of Music Christmas

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Program: #03-51   Air Date: Dec 22, 2003


Again, all in sound, almost no words--we hear music for the season newly recorded by Anonymous 4, Lionheart, and the Westminster Cathedral choir.

Preservation of this program is made possible by a generous grant in honor of Ann C. & William J. Moran.

From Wolcum Yule with Anonymous 4 and Andrew Lawrence-King, harps & psaltery (Harmonia Mundi CD HMU 907325).

  • trad. Irish: Good People All.
  • trad. Scottish: Balulalow.
  • HENRY VIII: Grene growith the holy.
  • trad. English: The Cherry Tree carol.
  • trad. Cornish: Can wassel (Wassail Song).

From Palestrina: Music for Advent and Christmas with the Westminster Cathedral Choir, Martin Baker, Master of Music (Hyperion CD CDA67396).

  • PALESTRINA (1525/6-1594): Hodie Christus natus est.
  • PALESTRINA: O magnum mysterium.
  • PALESTRINA: O admirabile commercium.

From Tydings Trew: Medieval English Carols and Motets with Lionheart (Koch CD KIC CD 7562).

  • Anon.: A, my dere, a, my dere Son (carol).
  • Anon.: Hayl Mary, ful of grace (carol).
  • Anon.: As I outrode this endres night (carol).
  • Anon.: Ecce, quod natura (carol).
  • Anon.: Nowel, nowel (carol).

Composer Info

PALESTRINA (1525/6-1594)

CD Info

CD HMU 907325, CDA67396, KIC CD 7562.

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