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Re: Music for Advent and Christmas
« Reply #20 on: December 04, 2013, 09:42:03 AM »
And this, which has a wider selection of music, and an alternate performance of the Tallis mass (although I think I prefer Stile Antico's recording for the mass itself)


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Re: Music for Advent and Christmas
« Reply #21 on: December 04, 2013, 09:47:06 AM »
There is no Boxing Day Cantata, is there?
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Re: Music for Advent and Christmas
« Reply #22 on: December 04, 2013, 09:55:16 AM »
The Thomaskirche does not seem to have included the Feast of All Boxes in its liturgical calendar,  but for the Second Day of Christmas, there are BWV numbers 40, 57, and 121, and of course the second part of BWV 248.

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Re: Music for Advent and Christmas
« Reply #23 on: December 04, 2013, 04:44:15 PM »
Tempus Festorum: Medieval music for the Nativity Season
Ensemble Anonymus
Bernatchez, Claude




I will consider a relisten- might be beneficial.

There is also this:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Feast-Fools-New-London-Consort/dp/B0018B7RSS/ref=sr_1_4?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1386203969&sr=1-4&keywords=philip+pickett

and a similar recording by René Clemencic on Harmonia Mundi, which I can´t find at the moment. It may be OOP.
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Re: Music for Advent and Christmas
« Reply #24 on: December 04, 2013, 06:05:28 PM »
I will consider a relisten- might be beneficial.

There is also this:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Feast-Fools-New-London-Consort/dp/B0018B7RSS/ref=sr_1_4?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1386203969&sr=1-4&keywords=philip+pickett

and a similar recording by René Clemencic on Harmonia Mundi, which I can´t find at the moment. It may be OOP.

That Pickett's disk looks enticing.

On the basis of your post, I found this:

La Fête de l'Âne - Traditions du Moyen-Age
Clemencic Consort - René Clemencic, dir.
http://www.medieval.org/emfaq/cds/hmu1036.htm



La Fête des Fous
Obsidienne - Emmanuel Bonnardot
Calliope CAL 9344
http://www.medieval.org/emfaq/cds/clp9344.htm



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Re: Music for Advent and Christmas
« Reply #25 on: December 04, 2013, 06:57:11 PM »
There is no Boxing Day Cantata, is there?

I think the "Boxing Day" is not a German secular celebration, but I could be wrong. Anyway, this day matches with the Christian feast of St. Stephen, the first Christian martyr.

On the Second Day of Christmas, the Lutheran Church in Leipzig celebrated Christmas and St. Stephen's Day in alternating years, with different readings:

- For Christmas:
Titus 3:4–7, God's mercy appeared in Christ
Luke 2:15–20, the shepherds at the manger
   
- For St. Stephen's Day:
Acts 6:8–15 and 7:55–60, Martyrdom of Stephen
Matthew 23:35–39, Jerusalem killing her prophets

The cantatas for the day are those pointed out by Jeffrey, but apparently they are not directly related to St. Stephen, excepting a reference in BWV 57.  :)
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Re: Music for Advent and Christmas
« Reply #26 on: December 05, 2013, 06:54:17 AM »
Baroque Christmas (Corelli, Torelli, Manfredini, Scarlatti, Buxtehude, Bernhard)
New Trinity Baroque
Kathryn Mueller, Wanda Yang Temko, soprans
Predrag Gosta, conductor



An excellent recital by an also excellent American HIP ensemble.  :) 

http://www.newtrinitybaroque.org

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Re: Music for Advent and Christmas
« Reply #27 on: December 05, 2013, 07:25:49 AM »
This:



Lovely work. (Although I can't vouch for this particular recording.)

And this:


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Re: Music for Advent and Christmas
« Reply #28 on: December 05, 2013, 04:39:46 PM »
Is anyone familiar with this recording, under the leadership of Jean Tubery?



I also wonder if the music on that release, is - partial or whole - included as a part of this 3 CD collection:



Anyone familiar with this set?

I think the "Boxing Day" is not a German secular celebration, but I could be wrong. Anyway, this day matches with the Christian feast of St. Stephen, the first Christian martyr.

On the Second Day of Christmas, the Lutheran Church in Leipzig celebrated Christmas and St. Stephen's Day in alternating years, with different readings:

St. Stephen!  ;)



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Re: Music for Advent and Christmas
« Reply #29 on: December 05, 2013, 05:48:29 PM »
Is anyone familiar with this recording, under the leadership of Jean Tubery?



I also wonder if the music on that release, is - partial or whole - included as a part of this 3 CD collection:



Anyone familiar with this set?

Here is the content of that 3-CD set:

http://www.jpc.de/jpcng/classic/detail/-/art/A-Baroque-Christmas/hnum/3180240

As far I can see just part of the first CD is included there.

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Re: Music for Advent and Christmas
« Reply #30 on: December 05, 2013, 06:10:59 PM »
Here is the content of that 3-CD set:

http://www.jpc.de/jpcng/classic/detail/-/art/A-Baroque-Christmas/hnum/3180240

As far I can see just part of the first CD is included there.

On its own, that Tubery/Bach Cantata set probably makes a nice companion disc to the Ricercar Consort's forthcoming release.

Here's the amazon link to that one:



Thanks Gordo, for alerting me to this release!  Their Bach: Magnificat release is getting a lot of "seasonal play" right now!  An excellent release:



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Re: Music for Advent and Christmas
« Reply #31 on: December 08, 2013, 10:52:17 AM »
December 8 - Celebration of the "Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary" (Roman Catholic title)

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Re: Music for Advent and Christmas
« Reply #32 on: December 12, 2013, 06:23:54 AM »
Liutenant Kije Suite.  Especially Troika.  Of course it wasn't intended as Christmas music, but sure SOUNDS like it...
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Re: Music for Advent and Christmas
« Reply #33 on: December 12, 2013, 06:27:57 AM »
Pergolesi
Messa di S. Emidio (Missa Romana)

Alessandro Scarlatti
Messa per il santissimo Natale
Alessandrini & Concerto Italiano

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Re: Music for Advent and Christmas
« Reply #34 on: December 12, 2013, 06:28:16 AM »
December 8 - Celebration of the "Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary" (Roman Catholic title)



That looks a beauty.
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Re: Music for Advent and Christmas
« Reply #35 on: December 12, 2013, 06:42:41 AM »
That looks a beauty.

Very beautiful, indeed. Like this:



This Ensemble Jaques Moderne is excellent, too.  :)
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Re: Music for Advent and Christmas
« Reply #36 on: December 13, 2013, 07:50:29 AM »
This also deserves a careful consideration:



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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Christmas was celebrated with particular splendor in the churches and court chapels of seventeenth-century Lutheran Germany. This attractive program draws together a wide variety of Schütz' choral motets and dialogues to form an alternative Christmas story.

R E V I E W S:

"This handsome anthology of Schutz’s Christmas music was recorded last year during the festive season. The selection spans the whole of Schutz’s career and output, ranging from large-scale polychoral pieces to the more diminutive works composed when the Thirty Years War imposed relative hardship even on the courts of kings and dukes (such as Schutz’s patron, the Elector of Saxony). The lovely Sei gegrusset, Maria combines both monumentality and intimacy, being a dialogue between the archangel Gabriel and the Virgin, framed by interventions from the choir and ensemble. Interspersed among these are instrumental pieces, mostly from the pen of Schutz’s beloved mentor, Giovanni Gabrieli. There is something inherently festive about these pieces, so their inclusion here is very apposite. Mostly they are performed with panache and verve, and count among the disc’s most satisfying moments; I particularly enjoyed the delightfully quirky canzona by Schutz’s pupil, Matthias Weckmann, in which a violin, a cornet, a sackbut and a dulcian exchange melodic material largely made up of ascending thirds (from 2'25'' onwards), an enchanting conceit treated with increasing freedom.

The sound quality throughout is most engaging, but may surprise some listeners: even in the more grandiose selections, the emphasis is not on grandeur but on a compactness, not loudness but richness. It is largely a matter of adjusting one’s expectations accordingly...but the music is so satisfying, its range so admirable as to make for compelling listening."

--Fabrice Fitch, GRAMOPHONE , From Review of Original Release HM 907202

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Re: Music for Advent and Christmas
« Reply #37 on: December 13, 2013, 10:13:26 AM »
Found on a blog I read every day.  Although it might actually be better placed in another thread.


Source is:
http://leaveitlay.blogspot.com/2013/12/hilarity-to-put-in-my-pockets-precious.html

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Re: Music for Advent and Christmas
« Reply #38 on: December 13, 2013, 10:17:35 AM »
Found on a blog I read every day.  Although it might actually be better placed in another thread.

If you accept our humble purposes (limited to 2013), it's a perfect find for this thread.  :)
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Re: Music for Advent and Christmas
« Reply #39 on: December 13, 2013, 01:25:09 PM »
I saw that on Facebook, perhaps some other forumites did, too ;)
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