Renaissance Christmas

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Program: #13-52   Air Date: Dec 23, 2013

Recent recordings include the continuing series dedicated to Palestrina, including the great Christmas Mass O magnum mysterium.

I. RIAS Kammerchor: Christmas! (RIAS Chamber Choir/Hans-Christoph Rademann). Harmoni Mundi CD HM 902170.

Christmas! Noel! Weihnachten! by RIAS-Kammerchor (2013-10-08)

—JOHANNES ECCARD (1553-1611): Ich tag in tiefster Todenacht (“I lay in death’s deepest night”)
Nun liebe Seel, nun ist es Zeit (“Now, sear Soul, now it is time”)
Uber’s geburg Maria geht (“Mary goes over the mountains”)

—JAN PIETERZOON SWEELINCK (1562-1621): Hodie Christus natus est

—MICHAEL PRAETORIUS (1571-1621): In dulci jubilo


II. Sacred Music Volume I (The Church of the Ascension Choir/Thomas Wikman). For more information:

Sacred Music, Vol. 1

—JACOBUS HANDL (1550-1591): Omnes de Saba (“And they from Saba shall come”)

—CRISTOBAL de MORALES (1500-1553): O magnum mysterium


III. Palestrina, Volume 4 (The Sixteen/Harry Christophers). Coro CD COR16114.

Palestrina 4

--GIOVANNI PIERLUIGI da PALESTRINA (1525-1594): Missa O magnum mysterium.


IV. Music for King Henry VIII Tudor (Capella de la Torre/Katharina Bauml). Carpe Diem CD 16292.

Harry Our King: Music For King Henry VIII Tudor

—Henry VIII (1491-1547): Green growth th’Holly; Pastime with Good Company


V. Surrounded by Angels (Ensemble Galilei/Carolyn Surrick).

Surrounded by Angels

—Anon.: Divinum Mysterium.

—Anon. Scottish: Christ Child Lullaby

—Anon. French: Quelle est cette odeur agréable?

—MELCHIOR VULPIUS (c.1570-1615): Jesu Kreuz, Leiden und Pein



Composer Info

Henry VIII (1491-1547), GIOVANNI PIERLUIGI da PALESTRINA (1525-1594), CRISTOBAL de MORALES (1500-1553), JACOBUS HANDL (1550-1591), MICHAEL PRAETORIUS (1571-1621), JAN PIETERZOON SWEELINCK (1562-1621), JOHANNES ECCARD (1553-1611),

CD Info

Harmoni Mundi CD HM 902170, Coro CD COR16114