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Re: Music for Advent and Christmas
« Reply #40 on: December 15, 2013, 07:09:28 PM »
This:



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

Thanks for this recommendation! It's a beautiful work!

I'm listening to that Carus disk, indeed. It's excellent.  :)
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Re: Music for Advent and Christmas
« Reply #41 on: December 17, 2013, 01:06:46 AM »
Thanks for this recommendation! It's a beautiful work!

I'm listening to that Carus disk, indeed. It's excellent.  :)

Glad you like it! It's such a 'catchy' work, I'm surprised it isn't more popular. 

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Re: Music for Advent and Christmas
« Reply #42 on: December 17, 2013, 02:33:14 AM »
The Saint-Saens looks interesting - must investigate.

Here are my two recommendations:




Finzi's  'In Terra Pax' is an especially lovely work.

The last section of Vaughan Williams's 'Folk Songs of the Four Seasons' (on the Finzi disc)  is also a lovely, inspiriting end to the CD.
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Re: Music for Advent and Christmas
« Reply #43 on: December 18, 2013, 06:56:05 AM »
As It Fell on a Holie Eve - Music for an Elizabethan Christmas
Parthenia/ A Consort of Violes
Julianne Baird



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Re: Music for Advent and Christmas
« Reply #44 on: December 18, 2013, 07:11:02 AM »
I have loved this recording for c. 25 years: available still, although technically out of print.

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Re: Music for Advent and Christmas
« Reply #45 on: December 18, 2013, 07:44:47 AM »
I have loved this recording for c. 25 years: available still, although technically out of print.



Nice suggestion.

It's available on Spotify.  :)
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Re: Music for Advent and Christmas
« Reply #46 on: December 18, 2013, 10:35:32 AM »
I have loved this recording for c. 25 years: available still, although technically out of print.



Nice suggestion.

It's available on Spotify.  :)

Eventually everything will be on Spotify!   8)
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Re: Music for Advent and Christmas
« Reply #47 on: December 18, 2013, 01:12:05 PM »
I have loved this recording for c. 25 years: available still, although technically out of print.



Will check that out with pleasure.

My choir have off both Thursday the 26th and Sunday the 29th, so I really need to start rehearsing them tomorrow night with something for Sunday the 5th . . . and I think I've settled on the Coventry Carol.

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Re: Music for Advent and Christmas
« Reply #48 on: December 19, 2013, 09:19:12 PM »
Catching this performance tomorrow!

http://www.bachcollegiumsd.org/web/events.aspx

1619: Praetorius In Dulci Jubilo

St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church
San Diego, California
Friday, 20 December 2013 - 7:30 PM

Michael Praetorius was the most influential, diverse, and prolific composer of his generation. During the early seventeenth-century his musical productivity became the basic repertoire for the Lutheran church in Northern Germany. This musical offering will offer elements of a Lutheran Vespers ca. 1620s as it might have been performed in a large Northern German church during the mid-seventeenth-century.


Hammerschmidt: Kyrie Eleison a 5
Hammerschmidt: Gloria in Excelsis a 5
Rosenmüller: Lieber Herr Gott
Schütz: Freuet euch des Herren, SWV 130
Schütz: Der Engel sprach, SWV 395
Praetorius: Quem pastores laudavere
Praetorius: Vom Himmel hoch
Praetorius: Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern
Praetorius: Singet und klinget, ihr Kinderlein
Praetorius: In dulci jubilo

Artists: Anne-Marie Dicce (Soprano); Jolle Greenleaf (Soprano); Molly Quinn (Soprano); Luthien Brackett (Alto); Matthew Tresler (Tenor); Paul Max Tipton (Baritone); Hank Heijink (Theorbo); Daniel Zuluaga (Theorbo); Julie Andrijeski (Violin); Robert Mealy (Violin); Greg Ingles (Sackbut); Alexandra Opsahl (Cornetto); Erik Schmalz (Sackbut); Kiri Tollaksen (Cornetto); Ruben Valenzuela (Chamber Organ)
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Re: Music for Advent and Christmas
« Reply #49 on: December 19, 2013, 11:56:24 PM »
Catching this performance tomorrow!

Looks like a very nice program indeed. Enjoy! :)


In heavy rotation here is this one, from Ensemble Organum:



I have a different edition than this one, but the music on this set is incredible!  A very moving listening experience.  Well worth the investment. . .

Got that one a while ago and saved it for the holidays, so will listen to it shortly. :)

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Re: Music for Advent and Christmas
« Reply #50 on: December 21, 2013, 08:36:27 AM »
Enjoying this one right now:



http://www.amazon.com/Christmas-Noel-Weihnachten-RIAS-Kammerchor/dp/B00COU0720

Beautiful choral music of a.o. M. Praetorius, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Bruch, Grieg, Bruckner, Poulenc and Pärt.

Recommended!

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Re: Music for Advent and Christmas
« Reply #51 on: December 21, 2013, 09:11:03 AM »
Mm, that does look nice!
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Re: Music for Advent and Christmas
« Reply #52 on: December 22, 2013, 09:42:03 AM »
Advent IV

Bereitet die Wege, bereitet die Bahn! BWV 132, premiered on December 22, 1715.
Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147a, premiered on December 20, 1716 (expanded in 1723 to BWV 147 for Visitation).




http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Pic-Rec-BIG/Gardiner-P13c[sdg162_gb].pdf

http://www.bh2000.net/score/sacrbach/bwv132.pdf

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Re: Music for Advent and Christmas
« Reply #53 on: December 22, 2013, 11:18:28 AM »
For something different, try these traditional Romanian carols

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Enjoy!
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Re: Music for Advent and Christmas
« Reply #54 on: December 22, 2013, 11:56:31 PM »
I suddenly have the urge for the soundtrack of Life of Brian.

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Re: Music for Advent and Christmas
« Reply #55 on: December 23, 2013, 04:57:14 AM »
That is obligatory Christmastide viewing!
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Re: Music for Advent and Christmas
« Reply #56 on: December 23, 2013, 04:58:15 AM »
A balm? What are you giving him a balm for? It might bite him.
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Re: Music for Advent and Christmas
« Reply #57 on: December 23, 2013, 05:16:33 AM »
Seriously, has nobody posted Schoenberg's Weihnachtsmusik yet?

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/yR94CiqtFLs" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/yR94CiqtFLs</a>

IMO an unjustly neglected minor masterpiece, with some wonderfully Schoenbergian contrapuntal touches--and a harmonium!
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Re: Music for Advent and Christmas
« Reply #58 on: December 23, 2013, 05:19:08 AM »
Thanks for the reminder, Edward!
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Re: Music for Advent and Christmas
« Reply #59 on: December 23, 2013, 06:20:51 AM »
At the Lessons & Carols tomorrow night, I shall play my Sonatina sopra « Veni, Emmanuel »
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