Playlist 2016-12-25

Sunday Baroque gift list

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History of Christmas

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Latkes Recipes

Winter Solstice

Handel JUDAS MACCABAEUS oratorio

First Hour

James Oswald (1711-1769), The Laurel (Winter), Mindy Rosenfeld – flute, Ronn McFarlane – lute, Dorian Sono Luminus DSL-92169, NINE NOTES THAT SHOOK THE WORLD

English traditional, (arr. H. Walford Davies), The Holly and the Ivy, Choir of Westminster Abbey, Simon Preston, Christopher Herrick – organ, Deutsche Grammophon 445572, CHRISTMAS CAROLS

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741), Concerto in f op.8 #4 RV297 WINTER, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble, Joshua Bell – violin, Sony 8869711013, VIVALDI: THE FOUR SEASONS

John Playford (1623-1686), Drive the cold winter away (jig), Les Witches, Alpha 502, NOBODY’S JIG: MR PLAYFORD’S ENGLISH DANCING MASTER

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Christmas Oratorio BWV248 – Part 1 – Chorus: Jauchzet, frohlocket!, Aria (alto): Nun wird mein liebster Brautigam, Chorale: Ach, mein herzliebes Jesulein, Chorale: Wie soll ich dichempfangen,  Part 1 – Aria (bass): Großer Herr, o starker König, Wiebke Lehmkuhl – alto, Konstantin Wolff – bass, Decca 478227, BACH WEIHNACHTS-ORATORIUM

Giuseppe Sammartini (1695-1750), Concerto Grosso #6 in g op.5 CHRISTMAS, Ensemble 415, Chiara Banchini, Harmonia Mundi 901245, GIOVANNI BATTISTA & GIUSEPPE SAMMARTINI: CONCERTI & SINFONIE

Traditional English, I saw three ships, Anonymous 4, Harmonia Mundi 907325, WOLCUM YULE CELTIC AND BRITISH SONGS AND CAROLS

Second Hour

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), Air with Variations from Suite in E HARMONIOUS BLACKSMITH, London Brass, Teldec 18665, LONDON BRASS BAROQUE

Anonymous (ca.1640), Greensleeves to a Ground, Hesperion XXI, Jordi Savall – viola da gamba, Arianna Savall – harp, Xavier Diaz-Latorre – guitar, Alia Vox 9811, LA BARCHA D’AMORE 1563-1685

Traditional (Henry VIII poem), Green Grow’th the Holly, Theatre of Voices, Paul Hillier, Harmonia Mundi 907079, CAROLS FROM THE OLD & NEW WORLDS

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), Judas Maccabaeus: Overture, O Father, Whose Almighty Power, Fall’n is the foe, See, the conqu’ring hero comes! & March, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan, Harmonia Mundi 907077.78, HANDEL: JUDAS MACCABAEUS

Traditional Irish, Air:La fuar geimhreadh (instrument), Andrew Lawrence-King – Irish harp, Harmonia Mundi 907325, WOLCUM YULE CELTIC AND BRITISH SONGS AND CAROLS

Salomone Rossi (c.1570-1630), Adon Olam, New York Baroque, Eric Milnes, Dorian 93210, THE SONGS OF SOLOMON VOL.1: MUSIC FOR THE SABBATH

Giovanni Antonio Guido (c.1675-after 1728), Concerto #4 WINTER, The Band of Instruments, Roger Hamilton – harpsichord, Caroline Balding – violin, Divine Art, dda 25072, GIOVANNI ANTONIO GUIDO * THE FOUR SEASONS

Third Hour

Traditional, Coventry Carol (lully, lulla …)
15th c. English carol, Lullay, lullow, I saw a swete semly syght, New York Polyphony, Geoffrey Dunstan Williams – countertenor, Geoffrey Silver – tenor, Craig Philips – bass-baritone, Scott Dispensa – baritone, AVIE, 2141, I SING THE BIRTH

Giuseppe Torelli (1658-1709), Concert a Quatro in Forma di Pastorale op.8 #6 CHRISTMAS, La Pieta, Angele Dubeau – violin, Analekta AN2 8730, NOEL

Heinrich Franz Ignaz von Biber (1644-1704), Rosary Sonata No.3. – The Nativity, Leah Gale Nelson – violin, Daniel Swenberg – theorbo, Dongsok Shin – organ, Lyrichord, LEMS 8079, THE SACRED MYSTERIES THE ROSARY SONATAS FOR VIOLIN & CONTINUO

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), MESSIAH: chorus – FOR UNTO US A CHILD IS BORN, Pastoral Symphony (Pifa), accompagnato (soprano) & chorus – AND SUDDENLY THERE WAS WITH THE ANGEL & GLORY TO GOD IN THE HIGHEST, air (alto & soprano) – HE SHALL FEED HIS FLOCK LIKE A SHEPHERD, Handel and Haydn Society, Harry Christophers, Daniel Taylor – countertenor, GIllian Keith – soprano, CORO 16125, HANDEL MESSIAH

Traditional (English), Wassail Song & Good King Wenceslas
Traditional, God Rest You Merry Gentleman
Traditional (16th c. French), Bring a Torch Jeanette Isabella, Philadelphia Brass Ensemble, Sony 7033, FESTIVAL OF CAROLS IN BRASS

Johann Christoph Pez (1664-1716), Concerto Pastorale, Les Violons du Roy (King’s Violins), Bernard Labadie, Dorian 90180, A TREASURY OF BAROQUE CHRISTMAS CONCERTI

Fourth Hour

Traditional Irish, Wexford Carol (Good People All), The Sixteen, Harry Christophers, CORO 16085, A TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS CAROL COLLECTION VOL.II

Gaetano Maria Schiassi, Christmas Symphony in D,, Schwerin Blechblaser-Collegium, Sunday Baroque MG2, SUNDAY BAROQUE – MUSICAL GIFTS 2

English 15th c., Qui creavit celum (Nuns of Chester), Taverner Choir, Andrew Parrott, EMI 54902, CAROL ALBUM 2

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741), Concerto in E RV270 Per il Santissimo Natale, La Pieta, Angele Dubeau – violin, Analekta AN2 8730, NOEL

Louis-Claude Daquin (1694-1772), Noel provencal, Rene Saorgin – organ, Harmonia Mundi HMX2978223, NOEL – CHRISTMAS – WEIHNACHTEN

Giovanni Gabrieli (1554/7-1612), O Magnum Mysterium
16th c. French melody, Ding Dong! Merrily on High, Musica Sacra, Richard Westenburg, Deutsche Grammophon 429732, CHRISTMAS CAROLS: MUSICA SACRA

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), Concerto a Due Cori #3 in F HWV 334, Tafelmusik, Jeanne Lamon, Sony 63073, HANDEL

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