Playlist 2017-12-24

Christmas Bells

This Week’s Links

Official NORAD Santa Tracker

Sunday Baroque Holiday Gift List

History of Christmas

Saint Francis and the history of the creche

Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Wassail Song

The story behind GOOD KING WENCESLAS

Lost Traditions of Christmas

First Hour

Traditional, O Tannenbaum, CSSR State Philharmonic (Kosice), Naxos 550301, CHRISTMAS GOES BAROQUE

Traditional (English), Coventry Carol
Traditional German, Quem Pastores Laudavere, The Sixteen, Harry Christophers, Hyperion, 66263, CHRISTMAS MUSIC FROM MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE EUROPE

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

Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713), Concerto Grosso #8 in g Op.6 CHRISTMAS, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Deutsche Grammophon 429390, ALBINONI:ADAGIO PACHELBEL: CANON BACH HANDEL CORELLI VIVALDI PURCELL

Michael Praetorius (1571-1621), In Dulci Jubilo, Taverner Consort, Choir & Players, Andrew Parrott, EMI 47633, SCHUTZ PRAETORIUS

Traditional (English), Wassail Song, The First Noel, & Good King Wenceslas, Philadelphia Brass Ensemble, Sony 7033, FESTIVAL OF CAROLS IN BRASS

Gaetano Maria Schiassi (1698-1754), Concerto for strings & b.c. in D PASTORALE PER IL SANTISSIMO NATALE DI NOSTRO SIGNOR JESU, Masques, Olivier Fortin, Analekta 9908, NOEL BAROQUE (BAROQUE CHRISTMAS)

Second Hour

Anonymous English 15th c., This endris night (The other night)
Anonymous English partsong 15th c., Once as I remember, Monteverdi Choir, John Eliot Gardiner, Philips 462050, ONCE AS I REMEMBER

Michel Corrette (1707-1795), Symphonie des noels No. 4 in d, Arion Ensemble (Montreal, Canada), ATMA 2192, CORRETTE: SYMPHONIES DES NOELS;CONCERTOS COMIQUES/ENSEMBLE ARION

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Cantata BWV147: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Ton Koopman, Yo Yo Ma – cello, Sony 60680, SIMPLY BAROQUE

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

John Playford (1623-1686), Greensleeves, David Douglass – violin, Paul O’Dette – lute, Andrew Lawrence King – harp, Harmonia Mundi 907186, APOLLOS BANQUET

Traditional French, Il est ne, le divin Enfant
Traditional French, Marche des rois (L’arlesienne)
Traditional, Ding! Dong! Merrily on high, Taverner Consort, Choir & Players, Andrew Parrott, EMI, 490809, THE CAROL ALBUM: SEVEN CENTURIES OF CHRISTMAS MUSIC

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741), Concerto in e RV270 Il Riposo Natale, Academia Montis Regalis, Enrico Onofri – violin (muted), Naive 30417, CONCERTI PER VIOLINO VOL. 1 LA CACCIA

Third Hour

Giovanni Gabrieli (1554/7-1612), CHRISTMAS Motet: Salvator noster a 15, Gabrieli Consort & Players, Paul McCreesh, Deutsche Grammophon 4775762, THE BAROQUE CHRISTMAS ALBUM

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741), Concerto in f “WINTER” op. 8 no. 4 RV 297, Zürcher Kammerorchester, Daniel Hope – violin, Deutsche Grammophon 4796922, DANIEL HOPE FOR SEASONS

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

Pietro Antonio Locatelli (1695-1764), Concerto Grosso #8 in f op.1 CHRISTMAS, Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, Gottfried von der Goltz, Harmonia Mundi 901889, PIETRO LOCATELLI CONCERTI GROSSI OP.1

Anonymous English Carol 15th c., There is no rose of such virtu
German Traditional (late 15th c?), Lo How a Rose E’er Blooming (Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen), Monteverdi Choir, John Eliot Gardiner, Philips 462050, ONCE AS I REMEMBER ...

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

Fourth Hour

Giovanni Pierluigi Da Palestrina (c.1525-1594), Two 5-pt motets:rorate coeli & canite tuba, Voices of Ascension, Dennis Keene, Delos 3210, PRINCE OF MUSIC: GIOVANNI PALESTRINA

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

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

Anonymous 17th c., A Scots Lilt (instrumental), Andrew Lawrence King – harp, Harmonia Mundi 907325, WOLCUM YULE CELTIC AND BRITISH SONGS AND CAROLS

Lorenzo Gaetano Zavateri (1690-1764), Concerto #10 in D PASTORALE, Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, Gottfried von der Goltz, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 77352, ZAVATERI CONCERTI DA CHIESA E DA CAMERA

Traditional, The Holly and the Ivy, Choir of Westminster Abbey, Simon Preston, Deutsche Grammophon 445766, MAD ABOUT CHRISTMAS

Giuseppe Sammartini (1695-1750), Concerto Grosso in g op.5 #6 CHRISTMAS, Les Violons du Roy (King’s Violins), Bernard Labadie, Dorian 90180, A TREASURY OF BAROQUE CHRISTMAS CONCERTI

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Magnificat BWV243a: Vom Himmel hoch (From Heaven on High), Freut euch und jubilieret (Rejoice and celebrate), Gloria in excelcis deo & Virga Jesse floruit (The branch of Jesse flowers), Collegium Vocale Ghent, Philippe Herreweghe, Carolyn Sampson – soprano, Peter Kooy – bass, Harmonia Mundi 901781/82, CHRISTMAS CANTATAS FROM LEIPZIG

 

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