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As it fell on a Holie Eve: Music for an Elizabethan Christmas - Beverly Au (bass viol); Julianne Baird (soprano); Parthenia Vocal
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  1. Work(s): Prelude and Voluntary
  2. Remember, O thou man (from Melismata, 1611)
  3. From Virgin's Womb (with chorus "Rejoice, rejoice"), sacred song for voices and 4 viols
  4. As it fell on a holy eve
  5. The cradle, for consort
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  1. Work(s): Prelude and Voluntary
  2. Remember, O thou man (from Melismata, 1611)
  3. From Virgin's Womb (with chorus "Rejoice, rejoice"), sacred song for voices and 4 viols
  4. As it fell on a holy eve
  5. The cradle, for consort
  6. The night-watch, almand for 5 voices
  7. Gradualia seu cantiones sacrum, liber secundus, for 3-5 voices: O magnum mysterium
  8. Vidimus stellam ejus in Oriente, motet for 4 voices (SATB)
  9. Puer natus est nobis, motet for 4 voices (SATB)
  10. Gentil Madonna
  11. Sweet Was the Song the Virgin Sung, carol (English)
  12. Dr Bulls My Selfe for keyboard (No 189 in the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book), MB 138
  13. La sampogna, fantasia for instrumental consort
  14. Out of the orient crystal skies, consort song for voice & 4 viols
  15. An Elizabethan Suite: Pavan of Albarti
  16. An Elizabethan Suite: Gallyard
  17. An Elizabethan Suite: Allemana d'Amor
  18. Fantasia a 4, for instrumental consort in G minor
  19. Coventry Carol ("Lully, Lulla, Thou Little Tiny Child") (English)
  20. Hark! Hark! (No 10 in Musical Humors)
  21. A Mery Conceit. The Q(ueens) delight
  22. The Old Year now away is fled
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As it fell on a Holie Eve: Music for an Elizabethan Christmas is an apt description of the contents of this album of Renaissance-era music for voice and viols, but it may not be the best choice for listeners looking for music to celebrate a contemporary Christmas. The music itself is exquisitely graceful and the performances are beyond reproach, but the tone is largely so solemn and so many of the works are in a mournful minor mode that it may not deliver the boost of holiday cheer that generally characterizes albums ...

As it fell on a Holie Eve: Music for an Elizabethan Christmas 2010, MSR Classics

UPC: 681585136522

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