A Wondrous Mystery: Renaissance Choral Music for Christmas Stile Antico

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Album info

Album-Release:
2015

HRA-Release:
14.10.2015

Label: harmonia mundi

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Choral

Album including Album cover Booklet (PDF)

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  • Michael Praetorius (1571-1621)
  • 1Ein Kind geborn in Bethlehem03:26
  • Jacob Clemens non Papa (1510-1555)
  • 2Motet: Pastores quidnam vidistis05:01
  • Michael Praetorius (1571-1621)
  • 3Es ist ein Ros entsprungen02:57
  • Jacob Clemens non Papa (1510-1555)
  • 4Missa Pastores quidnam vidistis: Kyrie05:51
  • Jacob Handl (1550-1591)
  • 5Canite tuba02:10
  • Jacob Clemens non Papa (1510-1555)
  • 6Missa Pastores quidnam vidistis: Gloria08:11
  • Hieronymus Praetorius (1560-1629)
  • 7Magnificat quinti toni11:25
  • Jacob Clemens non Papa (1510-1555)
  • 8Missa Pastores quidnam vidistis: Credo10:09
  • Jacob Handl (1550-1591)
  • 9Mirabile mysterium04:06
  • Johannes Eccard (1553-1611)
  • 10Über's Gebirg Maria geht02:56
  • Jacob Clemens non Papa (1510-1555)
  • 11Missa Pastores quidnam vidistis: Sanctus & Benedictus07:33
  • Johannes Eccard (1553-1611)
  • 12Vom Himmel hoch02:01
  • Hans Leo Hassler (1564-1612)
  • 13Hodie Christus natus est03:14
  • Jacob Clemens non Papa (1510-1555)
  • 14Missa Pastores quidnam vidistis: Agnus Dei03:51
  • Total Runtime01:12:51

Info for A Wondrous Mystery: Renaissance Choral Music for Christmas

Enthusiastic interpreters of Renaissance and baroque religious music whose recordings have earned them two Grammy nominations, Britain's Stile Antico brings some Christmas rarities to life on this album. The 12-member a cappella ensemble are exquisite on Michael Praetorius's Ein Kind geborn in Bethlehem and Es ist ein Ros entsprungen; Jacobus Clemens non Papa's Pastores quidnam vidistis; Hans Leo Hassler's Hodie Christus natus est; Hieronymus Praetorius's Magnificat quinti toni; the Slovene composer Jacob Handl's festive Canite tuba/Mirabile mysterium, and more. The booklet includes the lyrics for the songs and some background information on this beautiful yet rarely heard repertoire.

"Breathtaking freshness, vitality and balance" (New York Times). Stile Antico's new Christmas programme of Renaissance polyphony features a glorious Mass by the Flemish master Jacobus Clemens non Papa, alongside traditional old-German carols and motets, many of them still sung to this day. An irresistibly festive collection! "Stile Antico has become the gold standard in this repertory" (The Independent, UK)

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