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A Renaissance Christmas / Cohen, Boston Camerata


Release Date: 09/13/1991 
Label:  Nonesuch   Catalog #: 79134   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Richard SmertAnonymousGuillaume DufayTraditional,   ... 
Performer:  Edmund BrownlessRoberta AndersonKenneth FitchAnne Azéma,   ... 
Conductor:  Joel Cohen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Camerata
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 1 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Drawing from the vast treasury of Christmas music of the 15th, 16th, and early 17th centuries, A Renaissance Christmas presents a collection of juxtapositions: pop and art music, seriousness and wit, and spirituality and jest all peacefully coexist here, as befits the holiday season. Drawing from the vast treasury of Christmas music of the 15th, 16th, and early 17th centuries, A Renaissance Christmas presents a collection of juxtapositions: pop and art music, seriousness and wit, and spirituality and jest all peacefully coexist here, as befits the holiday season. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Dieus wous garde by Richard Smert
Performer:  Edmund Brownless (Tenor), Roberta Anderson (Soprano), Kenneth Fitch (Countertenor),
Anne Azéma (Soprano)
Conductor:  Joel Cohen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Camerata
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century; England 
Date of Recording: 12/1985 
Venue:  Trinity Church, Boston, Massachusetts 
Length: 3 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Notes: This selection contains a mixture of English and French, a common tongue of the nobility of Norman descent in 15th century England. 
2.
Piae Cantiones: Gaudete, gaudete by Anonymous
Conductor:  Joel Cohen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Camerata
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1582; Sweden 
Date of Recording: 12/1985 
Venue:  Trinity Church, Boston, Massachusetts 
Length: 2 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
3.
Missa "Ecce ancilla Domini": Kyrie eleison by Guillaume Dufay
Performer:  Kenneth Fitch (Countertenor), Frank Albinder (Bass), Edmund Brownless (Tenor)
Conductor:  Joel Cohen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Camerata
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1460s; Cambrai, France 
Date of Recording: 12/1985 
Venue:  Trinity Church, Boston, Massachusetts 
Length: 5 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: Greek 
Notes: A reading by Edmund Brownless precedes this selection. He reads from the Tyndale Bible: Luke book I, verses 18 to 22. 
4.
E la don don by Anonymous
Performer:  Edmund Brownless (Tenor)
Conductor:  Joel Cohen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Camerata
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Spain 
Date of Recording: 12/1985 
Venue:  Trinity Church, Boston, Massachusetts 
Length: 2 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is sung in Catalan-Provençal. 
5.
Une jeune fillette by Traditional
Performer:  Anne Azéma (Soprano), Roberta Anderson (Soprano), Kenneth Fitch (Countertenor),
Fred Raffensperger (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Joel Cohen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Camerata
Period: Renaissance 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 12/1985 
Venue:  Trinity Church, Boston, Massachusetts 
Length: 3 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: This selection shares a track and timing with "Joseph est bien marié." 
6.
Joseph lieber, Joseph mein by Johann Walter
Conductor:  Joel Cohen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Camerata
Period: Renaissance 
Date of Recording: 12/1985 
Venue:  Trinity Church, Boston, Massachusetts 
Length: 1 Minutes 15 Secs. 
7.
Magnificat quinti toni by Johannes Galliculus
Conductor:  Joel Cohen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Camerata
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/1985 
Venue:  Trinity Church, Boston, Massachusetts 
Length: 7 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
8.
Esprits divins by Claude Goudimel
Performer:  Frank Albinder (Bass)
Conductor:  Joel Cohen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Camerata
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/1985 
Venue:  Trinity Church, Boston, Massachusetts 
Length: 2 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Language: French 
9.
O vos omnes by Hieronymus Praetorius
Conductor:  Joel Cohen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Camerata
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1599; Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/1985 
Venue:  Trinity Church, Boston, Massachusetts 
Length: 4 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: A reading by Edmund Brownless precedes this selection. He reads from the Tyndale Bible: Luke book 3, verses 4 to 12. 
10.
Ungaresca by Traditional
Performer:  Marilyn Boenau (Ocarina)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/1985 
Venue:  Trinity Church, Boston, Massachusetts 
Length: 1 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Notes: A reading by Edmund Brownless precedes this selection. He reads from the Tyndale Bible: Luke book 2, verses 20 to 21. 
11.
Nouvelles, nouvelles by Nicolas Martin
Performer:  Anne Azéma (Soprano)
Conductor:  Joel Cohen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Camerata
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; France 
Date of Recording: 12/1985 
Venue:  Trinity Church, Boston, Massachusetts 
Length: 1 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Language: French 
12.
Tau garçó, la durundena by Cŕrcares
Conductor:  Joel Cohen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Camerata
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Spain 
Date of Recording: 12/1985 
Venue:  Trinity Church, Boston, Massachusetts 
Length: 1 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is sung in Catalan. 
13.
Touro-louro-louro by Nicolas Saboly
Performer:  Joel Cohen (Baritone)
Conductor:  Joel Cohen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Camerata
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; France 
Date of Recording: 12/1985 
Venue:  Trinity Church, Boston, Massachusetts 
Length: 3 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is sung in Provençal. 
14.
O magnum mysterium by Tomás Luis de Victoria
Conductor:  Joel Cohen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Camerata
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1572; Spain 
Date of Recording: 12/1985 
Venue:  Trinity Church, Boston, Massachusetts 
Length: 2 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: A reading by Edmund Brownless precedes this selection. He reads from the Tyndale Bible: Luke book 2, verses 3 to 8. 
15.
La bona novella by Anonymous
Conductor:  Joel Cohen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Camerata
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Avignon, France 
Date of Recording: 12/1985 
Venue:  Trinity Church, Boston, Massachusetts 
Notes: This selection is sung in Provençal. It shares a track and timing with "Bransle de Poictou." 
16.
Joseph est bien marié by Traditional
Performer:  Anne Azéma (Soprano), Roberta Anderson (Soprano), Kenneth Fitch (Countertenor),
Fred Raffensperger (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Joel Cohen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Camerata
Period: Renaissance 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 12/1985 
Venue:  Trinity Church, Boston, Massachusetts 
Language: French 
Notes: This selection shares a track and timing with "Une jeune fillette." 
17.
Ríu, ríu, chíu "El lobo rabioso" by Mateo Flecha
Performer:  David Ripley (Bass)
Conductor:  Joel Cohen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Camerata
Period: Medieval 
Written: Spain 
Date of Recording: 12/1985 
Venue:  Trinity Church, Boston, Massachusetts 
Length: 2 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: Spanish 
18.
Fantasies (2) sur "Une jeune fillette" by Francois du Caurroy
Conductor:  Joel Cohen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Camerata
Period: Renaissance 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 12/1985 
Venue:  Trinity Church, Boston, Massachusetts 
Length: 2 Minutes 43 Secs. 
19.
Musae Sioniae: Es ist ein' Ros' entsprungen by Michael Praetorius
Performer:  Edmund Brownless (Tenor), Kenneth Fitch (Countertenor), Roberta Anderson (Soprano),
Frank Albinder (Bass)
Conductor:  Joel Cohen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Camerata
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1609; Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/1985 
Venue:  Trinity Church, Boston, Massachusetts 
Length: 2 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: A reading by Edmund Brownless precedes this selection. He reads from the Tyndale Bible: Luke book II, verses 17-19. 
20.
Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern by Michael Praetorius
Conductor:  Joel Cohen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Camerata
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1619; Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/1985 
Venue:  Trinity Church, Boston, Massachusetts 
Length: 2 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: German 
21.
Singet und klinget, ihr Kinderlein by Michael Praetorius
Performer:  Anne Azéma (Soprano), Roberta Anderson (Soprano), Kenneth Fitch (Countertenor),
Fred Raffensperger (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Joel Cohen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Camerata
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/1985 
Venue:  Trinity Church, Boston, Massachusetts 
Length: 4 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: German 
22.
Terpsichore: Bransle double de Poictu by Michael Praetorius
Conductor:  Joel Cohen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Camerata
Period: Renaissance 
Date of Recording: 12/1985 
Venue:  Trinity Church, Boston, Massachusetts 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Notes: This selection shares a track and timing with "La bona novella." 

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