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In Nativitate Domini - Festliche Weihnachtsmusik / Kirkby, Ryden


Release Date: 12/11/2007 
Label:  Berlin Classics   Catalog #: 16242   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johann VierdanckVincent LübeckHeinrich SchützAndreas Hammerschmidt,   ... 
Performer:  Susanne RydénEmma Kirkby
Conductor:  Annegret Siedel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bell'Arte Salzburg
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Christmas can be cash-in time for opportunistic companies, so it’s gratifying to see the Berlin Classics label producing a CD such as In Nativitate Domini, where fresh and original programming combines with high quality period performances. The repertoire is 17th century, much of it by virtually unknown composers. Many of the pieces are for two sopranos (the excellent Emma Kirkby and Susanne Rydén), with occasional instrumental works (including a fine Biber Sonata) providing sorbet-like punctuation. A joyful recording.

-- Terry Blain, BBC Music Magazine
Christmas can be cash-in time for opportunistic companies, so it’s gratifying to see the Berlin Classics label producing a CD such as In Nativitate Domini, where fresh and original programming combines with high quality period performances. The repertoire is 17th century, much of it by virtually unknown composers. Many of the pieces are for two sopranos (the excellent Emma Kirkby and Susanne Rydén), with occasional instrumental works (including a fine Biber Sonata) providing sorbet-like punctuation. A joyful recording.

-- Terry Blain, BBC Music Magazine Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Ich verkündige euch grosse Freude by Johann Vierdanck
Performer:  Susanne Rydén (Soprano), Emma Kirkby (Soprano)
Conductor:  Annegret Siedel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bell'Arte Salzburg
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 26 Secs. 
2.
Willkommen, süsser Bräutigam by Vincent Lübeck
Performer:  Susanne Rydén (Soprano), Emma Kirkby (Soprano)
Conductor:  Annegret Siedel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bell'Arte Salzburg
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Length: 7 Minutes 31 Secs. 
3.
Kleine geistliche Konzerte, Op. 9: Verbum caro factum est, SWV 314 by Heinrich Schütz
Performer:  Emma Kirkby (Soprano), Susanne Rydén (Soprano)
Conductor:  Annegret Siedel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bell'Arte Salzburg
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1639; Dresden, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 4 Secs. 
4.
Wie bin ich doch so herzlich froh by Andreas Hammerschmidt
Performer:  Susanne Rydén (Soprano), Emma Kirkby (Soprano)
Conductor:  Annegret Siedel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bell'Arte Salzburg
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 8 Secs. 
5.
Harmoniarum sacrarum continuatio: Gloria in excelsis Deo by Johann Staden
Performer:  Susanne Rydén (Soprano), Emma Kirkby (Soprano)
Conductor:  Annegret Siedel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bell'Arte Salzburg
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1621; Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 48 Secs. 
6.
Sonata laetitiae in C major by Pavel Josef Vejvanovsky
Conductor:  Annegret Siedel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bell'Arte Salzburg
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1666 
Length: 3 Minutes 26 Secs. 
7.
Musicalischer Jahrgang und Vesper-Gesang . Deutsche Concerten: Unst ist ein kind geboren by Constantin C. Dedekind
Performer:  Susanne Rydén (Soprano), Emma Kirkby (Soprano)
Conductor:  Annegret Siedel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bell'Arte Salzburg
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1773; Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 27 Secs. 
8.
Sacra partitura: Magnificat anima mea Dominum by Philipp Friedrich Böddecker
Performer:  Emma Kirkby (Soprano)
Conductor:  Annegret Siedel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bell'Arte Salzburg
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1651; Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 19 Secs. 
9.
Sonatae tam aris, quam aulis servientes: no 6 in F major by Heinrich Ignaz Biber
Conductor:  Annegret Siedel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bell'Arte Salzburg
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1676; Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 19 Secs. 
10.
Gott sei dank durch alle Welt by Michael Altenburg
Performer:  Emma Kirkby (Soprano)
Conductor:  Annegret Siedel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bell'Arte Salzburg
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 3 Secs. 
11.
Venite ocius, transeamus usque in Bethlehem by Johann Heinrich Schmelzer
Performer:  Susanne Rydén (Soprano), Emma Kirkby (Soprano)
Conductor:  Annegret Siedel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bell'Arte Salzburg
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; Austria 
Length: 10 Minutes 10 Secs. 
12.
Lechler Codices: Alma Redemptoris Mater by Anonymous
Performer:  Susanne Rydén (Soprano), Emma Kirkby (Soprano)
Conductor:  Annegret Siedel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bell'Arte Salzburg
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1659 
Length: 3 Minutes 59 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Sonata laetitiae
Ich verkundige euch grosse Freude
Wie schon leuchtet der Morgenstern
Uns ist ein Kind geboren
Willkommen susser Brautigam
Magnificat anima mea Dominum
Sonata No. 6 a 5 in F major
Gott sei Dank durch alle Welt
Venite ocius! Transeamus usque in Bethlehem
Kleine geistliche Konzerte, Part II, Op. 9, SWV 306-337: Kleiner geistlichen Concerten, Part II, Op. 9, SWV 306-337: Verbum caro factum est, SWV 314
Alma Redemptoris Mater
Wie schon leuchtet der Morgenstern
Wie bin ich doch so herzlich froh
Gloria In Excelsis Deo

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