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Nova Nova: Christmas Carols From Europe


Release Date: 11/05/2010 
Label:  Coviello Classics   Catalog #: COV21012   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  TraditionalMatheo FlechaBenjamin DreßlerMichael Praetorius
Performer:  The Playfords
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Playfords
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 1 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

How does the new appear in the world? A central and recurring question for mankind; particularly at Christmas time of course. The glad tidings of the birth of Christ, in the beliefs of the Christian world, is the piece of news in the history of mankind. Over the centuries quite different responses are found in Europe - by no means always in a serious tone of voice, but often almost wildly cheerful. The Playfords, the ensemble specialising in the Renaissance and Baroque periods, has taken itself on a musical journey, and rediscovered Christmas music from the fourteenth to the eighteenth centuries. Well-known German tunes stand alongside songs and dances from England, France and Spain, all in the ensemble's own colourful arrangements. With Read more their usual precision the Playfords present the whole palette of Christmas feelings from emotion to ecstasy. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
O come, O come Emmanuel by Traditional
Performer:  The Playfords ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Playfords
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century; France 
Venue:  Magdeburg 
Length: 4 Minutes 41 Secs. 
2.
O Heiland, reiß die Himmel auf, carol (German) by Traditional
Performer:  The Playfords ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Playfords
Venue:  Magdeburg 
Length: 4 Minutes 28 Secs. 
3.
Riu, riu, chiu by Matheo Flecha
Performer:  The Playfords ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Playfords
Period: Renaissance 
Venue:  Magdeburg 
Length: 3 Minutes 27 Secs. 
4.
Marien ward ein' Bot' gesandt, carol (German) by Traditional
Performer:  The Playfords ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Playfords
Venue:  Magdeburg 
Length: 3 Minutes 55 Secs. 
5.
Es kommt ein Schiff geladen, carol (German) by Traditional
Performer:  The Playfords ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Playfords
Venue:  Magdeburg 
Length: 3 Minutes 32 Secs. 
6.
Weihnachtsapfel: Part 1 by Benjamin Dreßler
Performer:  The Playfords ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Playfords
Venue:  Magdeburg 
Length: 3 Minutes 56 Secs. 
7.
Musae Sioniae, Book 5: Der Morgenstern ist aufgedrungen by Michael Praetorius
Performer:  The Playfords ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Playfords
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Germany 
Venue:  Magdeburg 
Length: 1 Minutes 8 Secs. 
8.
On Christmas Night "Sussex Carol" by Traditional
Performer:  The Playfords ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Playfords
Written: England 
Venue:  Magdeburg 
Length: 2 Minutes 27 Secs. 
9.
Ein Christmas Medley: Ein Kind geborn zu Bethlehem / Puer natus in Bethlehem by Traditional
Performer:  The Playfords ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Playfords
Venue:  Magdeburg 
Length: 2 Minutes 59 Secs. 
10.
Christmas Medley: Entre le bouf et l'âne gris / Chantons, je vous en prie by Traditional
Performer:  The Playfords ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Playfords
Venue:  Magdeburg 
Length: 3 Minutes 6 Secs. 
11.
Masters in this hall by Traditional
Performer:  The Playfords ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Playfords
Written: France 
Venue:  Magdeburg 
Length: 3 Minutes 53 Secs. 
12.
Weihnachtsapfel: Part 2 by Benjamin Dreßler
Performer:  The Playfords ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Playfords
Venue:  Magdeburg 
Length: 3 Minutes 42 Secs. 
13.
Christmas Medley: Playford Christmas Medley: Puddings and Pies / Drive the Cold Winter Away / Twelth by Traditional
Performer:  The Playfords ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Playfords
Venue:  Magdeburg 
Length: 4 Minutes 30 Secs. 
14.
Lully, lulla, thow littel tyne child "Coventry Carol" by Traditional
Performer:  The Playfords ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Playfords
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
Venue:  Magdeburg 
Length: 4 Minutes 54 Secs. 
15.
Fum, fum, fum by Traditional
Performer:  The Playfords ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Playfords
Written: Mexico 
Venue:  Magdeburg 
Length: 3 Minutes 21 Secs. 
16.
Noël nouvelet, carol (French) by Traditional
Performer:  The Playfords ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Playfords
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; France 
Venue:  Magdeburg 
Length: 3 Minutes 50 Secs. 
17.
Nova! nova! Ave fit ex Eva by Traditional
Performer:  The Playfords ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Playfords
Venue:  Magdeburg 
Length: 2 Minutes 46 Secs. 

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