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The Christmas Story - Ars Nova Copenhagen (choir, chorus); Theatre of Voices (choir, chorus); Paul Hillier (conductor)
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  1. Rorate caeli desuper, introit in mode 4 for the 4th Sunday in Advent
  2. O come, o come, Emmanuel (Veni, veni, Emmanuel), carol
  3. Es ist ein Ros entsprungen (Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming), for chorus
  4. Dum deambularet Dominus in Paradisum, for chorus
  5. Adam lay y-bounden, advent carol for chorus
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  1. Rorate caeli desuper, introit in mode 4 for the 4th Sunday in Advent
  2. O come, o come, Emmanuel (Veni, veni, Emmanuel), carol
  3. Es ist ein Ros entsprungen (Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming), for chorus
  4. Dum deambularet Dominus in Paradisum, for chorus
  5. Adam lay y-bounden, advent carol for chorus
  6. In dulci jubilo (PiŠ Cantiones)
  7. Missus est Gabriel (Dialogo), motet for 5 voices
  8. Puer natus est nobis, introit
  9. O magnum misterium, motet for 4 voices (SATB)
  10. Voi ch'ai notturni rai, for chorus
  11. Dormi, dormi, o bel bambin (Sleep, O Sleep My Lovely Child) (Italian)
  12. Liebste Hirten (Alpine Region)
  13. Andachtsjodler (Christmas Yodler)
  14. We Three Kings of Orient Are
  15. Videntes stellam Magi, Magnificat antiphon
  16. Personent hodie (On this day Earth shall ring) (Piae Cantiones)
  17. Herodes iratus, antiphon (Mode 1)
  18. Vox in Rama
  19. ▄bers Gebirg Maria geht
  20. Maria Wallt zum Heiligtum
  21. The Holly and the Ivy (English)
  22. Barn Jesus i en krybbe la (Baby Jesus in a Manger Lay), song
  23. We Wish You a Merry Christmas (English)
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The full title of this album gives a good overview of its contents and artistic intent: the Christmas story told in chant, motets, dialogues and traditional folk carols. Listeners should be aware that it's not a playful CD of "fun" holiday music, but a serious, thoughtfully assembled collection of Christmas music spanning the history of the Western European tradition, from plainchant to contemporary anthems and arrangements made especially for this album. Its format is based loosely on the Anglican service of Nine Lessons ...

The Christmas Story 2011, Harmonia Mundi

UPC: 093046756567

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