Verbum Caro Factum Est: A Christmas Greeting ()

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Japan is between 1 and 2 percent Christian, but conductor Masaaki Suzuki is among that group. This Christmas release has a personal flavor, especially coming as it does on the heels of the completion of his monumental cycle of Bach cantatas with his Bach Collegium Japan. The selections are pieces that have been performed at a series of Bach Collegium Japan Christmas concerts at Tokyo's Suntory Hall, and they are an intriguing combination of standards and almost unknown music, mostly from the Renaissance and Baroque eras. ...

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  1. Verbum caro (Piś Cantiones)
  2. Nouveau Livre des NoŽls pour l'orgue et le clavecin, for keyboard & various instruments: I. NoŽl
  3. Let all mortal flesh keep silence (French)
  4. Nouveau Livre des NoŽls pour l'orgue et le clavecin, for keyboard & various instruments: II. NoŽl
  5. Ich steh an deiner Krippen hier, for voice & continuo, BWV 469 (BC F232) (Schemelli Gesangbuch No. 195)
  6. Nouveau Livre des NoŽls pour l'orgue et le clavecin, for keyboard & various instruments: III. NoŽl
  7. Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht (Silent Night)
  8. In dulci jubilo (Piś Cantiones)
  9. The First Nowell (English)
  10. Hark! the Herald Angels Sing (adapted by W. H. Cummings from Mendelssohn's Festgesang for the Gutenberg Festival)
  11. O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fideles)
  12. A Christmas Medley: Away In A Manger / It Came Upon The Midnight Clear / Ding, Dong! Merrily On High
  13. Nouveau Livre des NoŽls pour l'orgue et le clavecin, for keyboard & various instruments: VI. NoŽl
  14. Nouveau Livre des NoŽls pour l'orgue et le clavecin, for keyboard & various instruments: VII. NoŽl
  15. O Jesulein sŁss, for chorus
  16. Nouveau Livre des NoŽls pour l'orgue et le clavecin, for keyboard & various instruments: X. NoŽl
  17. O come, o come, Emmanuel (Veni, veni, Emmanuel), carol
  18. Nouveau Livre des NoŽls pour l'orgue et le clavecin, for keyboard & various instruments: XII. NoŽl Suisse
  19. Verbum caro factum est, lauda
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Verbum Caro Factum Est: A Christmas Greeting
2018, BIS

UPC: 7318599922911

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