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Christmas Vespers: Music of Michael Praetorius ()

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The historical-performance ensemble Apollo's Fire, based in Cleveland, Ohio, far from the centers of this tradition, has been releasing interesting and convincing performances of a variety of music since the late 1990s. Few of their recordings, however, have matched the ambitions of this album of music by Michael Praetorius, which might well serve as an introduction to this composer's output. The issue with many Praetorius recordings has been the diverse nature of his music, which included chorale-based pieces, limpid and ...

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  1. Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, for 6 voices (from Musae Sioniae 5)
  2. Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland (from the Polyhymnia caduceatrix)
  3. Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (from the Polyhymnia caduceatrix)
  4. Puer Natus in Bethlehem (from the Polyhymnia caduceatrix)
  5. Ach, Mein Herre, Straf Mich Doch Night (from the Polyhymnia caduceatrix)
  6. Wir glauben all an einen Gott
  7. Terpsichore Dances: Bransle de Poictu - Gaillarde - Bransle gay - Bransle simple - Bransle double
  8. Glori sei Gott (from the Polyhymnia caduceatrix)
  9. Quem pastores laudavere, hymn (Puericinium)
  10. Christum wir sollen loben schon, processional
  11. Magnificat, for chorus, organ & orchestra (Polyhymnia Caduceatrix, 1619)
  12. Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern (How Brightly Shines the Morning Star) (from the Polyhymnia caduceatrix)
  13. Es ist ein Ros entsprungen (Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming), for chorus
  14. Vater unser in dem Himmel, chorale setting à 4 (Musiae Sionae)
  15. Benedicamus aeterno Regi (Eulogodia Sionia, 1611)
  16. Nun lob, mein Seel, den Herren, organ chorale
  17. In dulci jubilo, for chorus & ensemble (from the Polyhymnia caduceatrix)
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Christmas Vespers: Music of Michael Praetorius
2015, Avie

UPC: 822252230628


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