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Christus Natus Est: An Early English Christmas - The Sixteen (choir, chorus); Harry Christophers (conductor)
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  1. Verbum caro factum est
  2. Nowell, Nowell, Tidings True, carol ("Nowell, Nowell, Nowell, this is the salutation")
  3. Nowell Sing We, carol (English)
  4. Gaudete Christus est natus (Piae Cantiones 1582)
  5. Hail Mary Full of Grace (15th Century)
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  1. Verbum caro factum est
  2. Nowell, Nowell, Tidings True, carol ("Nowell, Nowell, Nowell, this is the salutation")
  3. Nowell Sing We, carol (English)
  4. Gaudete Christus est natus (Piae Cantiones 1582)
  5. Hail Mary Full of Grace (15th Century)
  6. Gloria in excelsis
  7. There Is No Rose of Such Virtue (English)
  8. Owt of your slepe aryse (15th c. English), carol
  9. Remember, O thou man (from Melismata, 1611)
  10. Quid Petis, O Fili?, carol for 4 voices
  11. Lute Book Lullaby ("Sweet was the song the Virgin sung")
  12. Lullaby, my sweet little baby, madrigal for 5 voices (SSATB) & viols
  13. Ave rex angelorum, carol for 3 voices
  14. Drive the Cold Winter Away (from John Playford's English Dancing Master)
  15. Nowell, nowell: The boares head (Riston MS.)
  16. The Old Year now away is fled
  17. Angelus ad virginem (English)
  18. Nowell: Dieu vous garde, carol (French)
  19. Make we joy (Ritson MS.)
  20. Verbum caro factum est, responsory motet for 6 voices
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The Sixteen, a mixed vocal ensemble founded and conducted by Harry Christophers, has a repertoire ranging from plainsong to contemporary works. This album, Christus Natus Est: An Early English Christmas, includes works from the fourteenth through the seventeenth centuries. What's most notable about it is the impressive range of appropriate performance practices the group brings to this varied repertoire, which starts with chant and moves through folk-like carols to Renaissance motets. The chants have an impressive austerity ...

Christus Natus Est: An Early English Christmas 2004, Coro

UPC: 828021602726

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