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Christus Natus Est: Gregorian Chant On Christmas Eve

Frieberger / Schola Gregoriana Plagensis
Release Date: 10/01/2010 
Label:  Christophorus   Catalog #: 1562   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Anonymous
Conductor:  Rupert Gottfried Frieberg
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 5 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Gregorian Chant on Christmas Eve at the Premonstratensians Apart from the Roman tradition, the Gregorian chant has gone through its own "dialects" and traditions in the various surroundings and orders. It is therefore legitimate to investigate these variations with regard to the diversity of musicological discussion nowadays, as it has perhaps not been taken into consideration often enough in the past. This recording introduces the singing of the Premonstratensian order, of which historians proudly claim that we are dealing with a chorale dialect. The Premonstratensian order was founded in 1125/26 by St. Norbert of Xanten in Prémontré in France. Norbert and his successor, Abbott Hugo, laid great store by the greatest Read more possible uniformity within the constantly growing young order. Eight years after the foundation, Norbert left France to become Archbishop of Magdeburg. At this time there were 41 monasteries in France, the Netherlands and Germany. One century later there were around 1500 in Europe and Jerusalem together. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Conditor alme siderum by Anonymous
Conductor:  Rupert Gottfried Frieberg
Period: Medieval 
Length: 1 Minutes 57 Secs. 
2. De illa occulta habitatione, responsory (for Christmas Eve mass) by Anonymous
Conductor:  Rupert Gottfried Frieberg
Length: 2 Minutes 48 Secs. 
3. O Virgo virginum, antiphon by Anonymous
Conductor:  Rupert Gottfried Frieberg
Period: Medieval 
Written: Europe 
Length: 1 Minutes 16 Secs. 
4. Hodie scietis, introit (for Christmas Vigil Mass) by Anonymous
Conductor:  Rupert Gottfried Frieberg
Period: Medieval 
Length: 1 Minutes 48 Secs. 
5. Hodie scietis, gradual (for Christmas Vigil Mass) by Anonymous
Conductor:  Rupert Gottfried Frieberg
Period: Medieval 
Length: 3 Minutes 34 Secs. 
6. Tollite portas, offertory (for Christmas Vigil Mass) by Anonymous
Conductor:  Rupert Gottfried Frieberg
Period: Medieval 
Length: 1 Minutes 43 Secs. 
7. Revelabitur, communion (for Christmas Vigil Mass) by Anonymous
Conductor:  Rupert Gottfried Frieberg
Period: Medieval 
Length: 1 Minutes 4 Secs. 
8. Veni redemptor gentium, hymn (for Advent) by Anonymous
Conductor:  Rupert Gottfried Frieberg
Period: Medieval 
Written: Europe 
Length: 2 Minutes 43 Secs. 
9. Christus natus est nobis by Anonymous
Conductor:  Rupert Gottfried Frieberg
Period: Medieval 
Length: 6 Minutes 16 Secs. 
10. Christe Redemptor omnium, hymn in mode 1 by Anonymous
Conductor:  Rupert Gottfried Frieberg
Period: Medieval 
Written: Europe 
Length: 3 Minutes 28 Secs. 
11. Primo Tempore, lesson by Anonymous
Conductor:  Rupert Gottfried Frieberg
Period: Medieval 
Written: Europe 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
12. Hodie nobis caelorum rex, responsory by Anonymous
Conductor:  Rupert Gottfried Frieberg
Period: Medieval 
Written: Europe 
Length: 4 Minutes 8 Secs. 
13. Hodie Nobis de Caelo, responsory by Anonymous
Conductor:  Rupert Gottfried Frieberg
Period: Medieval 
Written: Europe 
Length: 3 Minutes 25 Secs. 
14. Descendit de caelis, responsory in Mode 1 by Anonymous
Conductor:  Rupert Gottfried Frieberg
Period: Medieval 
Written: Europe 
Length: 5 Minutes 52 Secs. 
15. Liber generacionis, lectio ad matutinum by Anonymous
Conductor:  Rupert Gottfried Frieberg
Period: Medieval 
Written: Europe 
Length: 5 Minutes 27 Secs. 
16. Dominus Dixit ad me, introit by Anonymous
Conductor:  Rupert Gottfried Frieberg
Period: Medieval 
Written: Europe 
Length: 2 Minutes 5 Secs. 
17. Tecum principium, gradual for Christmas Midnight Mass by Anonymous
Conductor:  Rupert Gottfried Frieberg
Period: Medieval 
Written: Europe 
Length: 3 Minutes 48 Secs. 
18. Laetabundus, sequence in mode 6 by Anonymous
Conductor:  Rupert Gottfried Frieberg
Period: Medieval 
Written: Europe 
Length: 3 Minutes 4 Secs. 
19. Laetentur caeli, offertory (for Christmas Midnight Mass) by Anonymous
Conductor:  Rupert Gottfried Frieberg
Period: Medieval 
Length: 1 Minutes 8 Secs. 
20. In splendoribus sanctorum, communion chant (1st Mass of Christmas) by Anonymous
Conductor:  Rupert Gottfried Frieberg
Period: Medieval 
Written: Europe 
Length: 1 Minutes 41 Secs. 
21. Alma Redemptoris Mater, antiphon by Anonymous
Conductor:  Rupert Gottfried Frieberg
Period: Medieval 
Written: Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 59 Secs. 

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