Saturday, December 15, 2018

German Christmas music from the 17th Century

For those who want a serene playlist of German Christmas music from the 17th century, this is the place! The Margaretha Consort recently recorded this CD, that has played many times on my computer. Conductor, gamba player Marit Broekroelofs wrote the liner notes that can be read here:


1 Praeludium for Organ in G minor by Franz Tunder 
 Gerrit Hoving (Organ) 
2. Nun komm der Heiden Heiland by Michael Praetorius 
3. O Jesu, nomen dulce by Heinrich Schütz 
4. In dulci jubilo by Michael Praetorius 
Written: by 1619; Germany 
5. Maria durch ein Dornwald arr by Frank Wakelkamp 
6. Puer natus in Bethlehem by Michael Praetorius 
Written: by 1619; Germany 
7. Nobilissime Jesu by Alberich Mazak 
8. Heute ist Christus der Herr geboren, SWV 439 by Heinrich Schütz 
Written: 1632; Germany 
9. Teutsch Et in terra by Michael Praetorius 
10. Illibata ter beata by Petrus Hurtado 
11. Vater unser im Himmelreich by Hans Leo Hassler 
12. Quem pastores by Michael Praetorius 
13. Es ist ein Ros entsprungen by Michael Praetorius 
14. Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern by Johann Hermann Schein 
15. Vom Himmel hoch da komm ich her, WV 69 by Heinrich Scheidemann 
16. Veni, veni, Emmanuel, Traditional, arr by Frank Wakelkamp

Margaretha Consort
Conductor:  Marit Broekroelofs

Hope you will enjoy it!
(Webplayer link) 

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