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To Bethlehem: Carols & Motets for Christmas / Munce, Kantorei of Kansas City


Release Date: 11/11/2016 
Label:  Resonus Classics   Catalog #: 10175   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  David BasdenTraditionalMelchior VulpiusClaudio Merulo,   ... 
Conductor:  Chris Munce
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kantorei Of Kansas City
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 1 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Missouri-based choir Kantorei of Kansas City and their director Chris Munce return to Resonus Classics with a sparkling recording of carols and motets for Christmas. With a compelling programme of Renaissance and contemporary works for the festive season that presents the Christmas story and the journey to Bethlehem, including a number of world premiere recording. Kantorei explores rarely heard works by Renaissance composers such as Giovanni Bassano, Melchior Vulpius, Jakob Reiner and Blasius Amon combined with contemporary composers including Matthew Culloton, Ivo Antognini, R. Douglas Helvering and Kim André Arnesen among others. Missouri-based choir Kantorei of Kansas City and their director Chris Munce return to Resonus Classics with a sparkling recording of carols and motets for Christmas. With a compelling programme of Renaissance and contemporary works for the festive season that presents the Christmas story and the journey to Bethlehem, including a number of world premiere recording. Kantorei explores rarely heard works by Renaissance composers such as Giovanni Bassano, Melchior Vulpius, Jakob Reiner and Blasius Amon combined with contemporary composers including Matthew Culloton, Ivo Antognini, R. Douglas Helvering and Kim André Arnesen among others. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Alleluia! O virga mediatrix by David Basden
Conductor:  Chris Munce
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kantorei Of Kansas City
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2014; Australia 
2.
O come, O come Emmanuel by Traditional
Conductor:  Chris Munce
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kantorei Of Kansas City
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century; France 
Notes: Arr. Jocelyn Hagen 
3.
Ascendit Joseph a Galilaea by Melchior Vulpius
Conductor:  Chris Munce
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kantorei Of Kansas City
Period: Baroque 
Written:  ; Germany 
4.
Spiritus Sanctus in te by Claudio Merulo
Conductor:  Chris Munce
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kantorei Of Kansas City
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 
5.
Ave Maria by R. Douglas Helvering
Conductor:  Chris Munce
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kantorei Of Kansas City
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
6.
Hodie Christus natus est by Jakob Reiner
Conductor:  Chris Munce
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kantorei Of Kansas City
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1579; Germany 
7.
Angels we have heard on high by Traditional
Conductor:  Chris Munce
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kantorei Of Kansas City
Written: France 
Notes: Arr. Matthew Culloton 
8.
In dulci jubilo by Traditional
Conductor:  Chris Munce
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kantorei Of Kansas City
Period: Medieval 
Written: 12th Century; Germany 
Notes: Arr. Matthew Culloton 
9.
Angelus ad pastores ait by Giovanni Bassano
Conductor:  Chris Munce
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kantorei Of Kansas City
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 
10.
Parvulus filius by Blasius Ammon
Conductor:  Chris Munce
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kantorei Of Kansas City
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Austria 
11.
Magi videntes stellam by Blasius Ammon
Conductor:  Chris Munce
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kantorei Of Kansas City
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Austria 
12.
O magnum mysterium by Ivo Antognini
Conductor:  Chris Munce
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kantorei Of Kansas City
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2010; Switzerland 
13.
Still, still, still by Traditional
Conductor:  Chris Munce
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kantorei Of Kansas City
Written: Austria 
Notes: Arr. Matthew Culloton 
14.
Grates nunc omnes by Blasius Ammon
Conductor:  Chris Munce
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kantorei Of Kansas City
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Austria 
15.
All My Heart Again Rejoices by R. Douglas Helvering
Conductor:  Chris Munce
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kantorei Of Kansas City
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
16.
Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Conductor:  Chris Munce
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kantorei Of Kansas City
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Austria 
Notes: Arr. Ivo Antognini 
17.
Cradle Hymn by Kim Andre Arnesen
Conductor:  Chris Munce
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kantorei Of Kansas City
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2010; Norway 
Notes: "Dormi Jesu" 

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