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Christmas Carols / Parrott, Taverner Consort


Release Date: 11/06/2007 
Label:  Virgin Classics   Catalog #: 3680   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  VariousWilliam BillingsJohn FosterJoan Cererols,   ... 
Performer:  Emily van EveraTimothy WilsonJeremy WhiteCaroline Trevor,   ... 
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner ConsortTaverner PlayersTaverner Choir
Number of Discs: 4 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 4 Hours 11 Mins. 

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4 Discs for the price of 1!

This very specially priced 4-disc set includes reissues of The Taverner Consort Christmas recordings, including

Festive Music from Europe and America
Nine Centuries of Seasonal Music
The Carol Album I: Seven Centuries of Christmas Music
The Carol Album II: Seven Centuries of Christmas Music

"Here is refreshment in the form of a rich repertoire of originals, well-researched, colourful, occasionally rumbustious, often delicately tender; at all events, as far as possible genuine and
Read more 'authentic'. " -- GRAMOPHONE

TRACKS

Disc 1:
1 Methinks I see an heav'nly host 2:58
2 While shepherds watched their flocks 5:23
3 Serafín, que con dulce harmonía 7:28
4 Los que fueren de buen gusto 4:16
5 Magnificat super 'Angelus ad pastores' 9:15
6 Canticum in nativitatem Domini, 'Frigidae noctis umbra': Praeludium 0:46
7 Canticum in nativitatem Domini, 'Frigidae noctis umbra': Frigidae noctis umbra 1:23
8 Canticum in nativitatem Domini, 'Frigidae noctis umbra': Nolite timere pastores 2:17
9 Canticum in nativitatem Domini, 'Frigidae noctis umbra': Surgamus, festinemus, eamus 1:38
10 Canticum in nativitatem Domini, 'Frigidae noctis umbra': Marche 1:90
11 Canticum in nativitatem Domini, 'Frigidae noctis umbra': Euntes autem pastores 0:55
12 Canticum in nativitatem Domini, 'Frigidae noctis umbra': Salve puerule, salve tenellule 5:29
13 Christmas Mass in F major: Gloria 11:51
14 Adeste Fideles 4:51
15 A Virgin Unspotted 3:19

Disc 2:
1 In dulci jubilo (a 16) Pars I 4:70
2 Noël X 5:19
3 Dormi Jesu 1:12
4 Adeste, fideles S186 No. 4 4:41
5 Hodie nobis caelorum Rex 3:25
6 10 Esquisses byzantines: Noël 3:42
7 Canzonetta sopra la ninnananna (Hor ch'è tempo di dormire) 7:28
8 Angelus ad Virginem 1:27
9 Audite principes a 16 6:23
10 Swete was the song 2:35
11 O viridissima virga 4:10
12 Die Hirten an der Krippe (In dulci jubilo) S186 No. 3 4:27
13 The Burning Babe 2:55
14 Weihnachtsmusik 5:14
15 Lullaby, lullow (I saw a swete semly syght) 2:29
16 In dulci jubilo (a 16) Pars II 3:42

Disc 3:
1 Veni, veni Emmanuel (female voices) 3:27
2 Stille Nacht (original version) 3:55
3 Il est né, le divin Enfant (vocal) 2:10
4 Nova! nova! 1:41
5 Marche des rois 1:49
6 The Babe of Bethlehem (Ye nations all, on you I call) 2:40
7 Verbum caro: Y la Virgen 1:42
8 Glory to God on high 0:57
9 Thys endere nyghth 4:45
10 O Jesulein süss BWV493 (b.c. by Bach) 2:30
11 Il est né, le divin Enfant (instrumental) 2:29
12 God rest you merry, gentlemen 2:29
13 Swete was the song the Virgine soong 2:36
14 Quem pastores laudavere 1:57
15 Quanno nascette Ninno 1:59
16 Riu, riu, chiu 3:24
17 Gabriel fram heven-king 3:17
18 Christum wir sollen loben schon 3:20
19 The Coventry Carol 3:22
20 Gaudete! 1:41
21 Verbum caro: In hac anni circulo 2:21
22 Alleluya: A nywe werk is come on honde 5:50
23 The Old Year now away is fled 1:51
24 Branle de l'officiel (Ding dong! merrily on high) 2:20

Disc 4:
1 While shepherds watched their flocks by night 2:24
2 We three Kings of Orient are 4:18
3 I wonder as I wander 3:30
4 Qui creavit celum (Song of the Nuns of Chester) 4:11
5 Ther is no rose of swych vertu 3:58
6 Sonata for 3 trumpets (based on 'Joseph, lieber mein Joseph') 1:51
7 All hayle to the dayes 4:40
8 Letabundus 3:44
9 There is no rose of such virtue (15th Century - adapted) 2:41
10 Quelle est cette odeur agréable 4:33
11 Lullay, thou tiny little child 2:24
12 Procedenti Puero - Eyal novus annus est 2:38
13 Sonata for 5 trumpets (based on 'In dulci jubilo') 2:17
14 The Lord at first did Adam make 3:57
15 O du fröhliche! O du selige! 2:29
16 Lullay, lullay: As I lay on Yoolis night 7:46
17 Hark! the herald angels sing 5:14

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Works on This Recording

1.
Methinks I see an heav'nly host "The Shepherd's Carol" by William Billings
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Consort
Period: Classical 
Written: 18th Century; USA 
2.
While shepherds watched their flocks by night by John Foster
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Players,  Taverner Choir,  Taverner Consort
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1820; London, England 
3.
Marizápalos a lo divino: Serafin con dulce harmonia by Joan Cererols
Performer:  Emily van Evera (Soprano), Timothy Wilson (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Players,  Taverner Choir,  Taverner Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; Spain 
4.
Los que fueren de buen gusto by Francisco de Vidales
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Consort,  Taverner Players
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century 
5.
Magnificat by Michael Praetorius
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Germany 
6.
In nativitatem Domini nostri Jesus Christi canticum, H 414 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Performer:  Jeremy White (Countertenor), Caroline Trevor (Alto), Tessa Bonner (Soprano),
Rachel Platt (Soprano), Emily van Evera (Soprano)
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Consort,  Taverner Players
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 
Notes: Composition written: France (1683 - 1685). 
7.
Gloria by Edmund Pascha
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Consort
8.
Adeste, fidelis by Thomas Greatorex
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Consort
9.
A virgin unspotted by William Billings
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Choir,  Taverner Consort
Period: Classical 
Written: 18th Century; USA 
10.
Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Guitar), Stephen Charlesworth (Baritone), Charles Daniels (Tenor)
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Consort
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Austria 
Venue:  England 
Length: 3 Minutes 26 Secs. 
11.
Il est né, le divin enfant by Traditional
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Players
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century; France 
Venue:  England 
Length: 1 Minutes 3 Secs. 
12.
Marche des rois by Traditional
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Players
Venue:  England 
Length: 1 Minutes 45 Secs. 
13.
The Babe of Bethlehem by Traditional
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Consort
Venue:  England 
Length: 2 Minutes 35 Secs. 
14.
Verbum caro: Y la Virgen by Traditional
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Consort,  Taverner Players
Period: Medieval 
Written: 15th Century 
Venue:  England 
Length: 1 Minutes 36 Secs. 
15.
Glory to God on high by Traditional
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Consort,  Taverner Players
Venue:  England 
Length: 1 Minutes 1 Secs. 
16.
This endere nyghth by Traditional
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Consort,  Taverner Players
Written: circa 1600; England 
Venue:  England 
17.
God rest ye merry, gentlemen by Traditional
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Consort,  Taverner Players
Written: England 
Venue:  England 
Length: 2 Minutes 30 Secs. 
18.
Swete was the song the Virgine soong by Traditional
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Consort,  Taverner Players
Venue:  England 
Length: 2 Minutes 31 Secs. 
19.
Quem pastores laudavere by Traditional
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Consort,  Taverner Players
Period: Medieval 
Written: 14th Century 
Venue:  England 
Length: 1 Minutes 52 Secs. 
20.
Quanno nascette ninno by Traditional
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Players
Venue:  England 
Length: 1 Minutes 56 Secs. 
21.
Gabriel fram heven-king by Anonymous
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Consort,  Taverner Players
Period: Medieval 
Written: circa 1290; England 
Venue:  England 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
22.
Christum wir sollen loben schon by Traditional
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Consort,  Taverner Players
Venue:  England 
Length: 2 Minutes 57 Secs. 
23.
Alleluya: A nywe werk is come on honde by Traditional
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Consort,  Taverner Players
Venue:  England 
Length: 5 Minutes 44 Secs. 
24.
The Old Year now away is fled by Traditional
Performer:  Elizabeth Tubb (Soprano)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
Venue:  England 
Length: 1 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: English 
25.
O come, O come Emmanuel by Traditional
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century; France 
Venue:  England 
Length: 3 Minutes 26 Secs. 
26.
Nova! nova! by Traditional
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Consort,  Taverner Players
Venue:  England 
Length: 1 Minutes 43 Secs. 
27.
O Jesulein süss (O little one sweet) by Traditional
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Consort,  Taverner Players
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Venue:  England 
Length: 1 Minutes 59 Secs. 
28.
Ríu, ríu, chíu "El lobo rabioso" by Traditional
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Consort,  Taverner Players
Period: Medieval 
Written: Spain 
Venue:  England 
Length: 3 Minutes 23 Secs. 
29.
Lully, lulla, thow littel tyne child "Coventry Carol" by Traditional
Performer:  Emily van Evera (Soprano), Charles Daniels (Tenor), Simon Grant (Bass)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
Venue:  England 
Length: 3 Minutes 18 Secs. 
30.
Gaudete! by Traditional
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Consort,  Taverner Players
Venue:  England 
Length: 1 Minutes 41 Secs. 
31.
Verbum caro: In hoc anni circulo by Traditional
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Consort,  Taverner Players
Period: Medieval 
Written: 14th Century 
Venue:  England 
Length: 2 Minutes 18 Secs. 
32.
Ding Dong! Merrily on high by Traditional
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Players
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; France 
Venue:  England 
Length: 2 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is based on the tune "Branle l'officiel" from Thoinot Arbeau's "Orchésographie".
This selection is based on the tune "Branle l'officiel" from Thoinot
Arbeau's "Orchésographie". 
33.
Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Wayne Marshall (Organ), Stephen Saunders (Ophicleide)
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Players,  Taverner Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Date of Recording: 2/1993 
Venue:  St John at Hackney, London 
Length: 5 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: English 
34.
While shepherds watched their flocks by night by Traditional
Performer:  Rachel Platt (Soprano), Lynda Sayce (Orpharion), Jacob Heringman (Cittern),
William Hunt (Bass Viola da gamba), Charles Daniels (Tenor), Christopher Morrongiello (Lute)
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Consort,  Taverner Players
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1592; England 
Date of Recording: 2/1993 
Venue:  St John at Hackney, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Language: English 
35.
I wonder as I wander by John Jacob Niles
Performer:  Susan Harris (Dulcimer), Emily van Evera (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 2/1993 
Venue:  St John at Hackney, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: English 
36.
Qui creavit celum "Song of the Nuns of Chester" by Anonymous
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Choir
Period: Medieval 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 2/1993 
Venue:  St John at Hackney, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: Composition written: England (13th Century - 14th Century). 
37.
There is no rose, Op. 14 by John Joubert
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; England 
Date of Recording: 2/1993 
Venue:  St John at Hackney, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: English 
38.
Sonata for 3 Trumpets after "Joseph, lieber Joseph mein" by Cesare Bendinelli
Performer:  Trevor Herbert (Trumpet), David Blackadder (Trumpet), Crispian Steele-Perkins (Trumpet)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 2/1993 
Venue:  St John at Hackney, London 
Length: 1 Minutes 51 Secs. 
39.
All hayle to the dayes by Traditional
Performer:  Peter Cooper (Violin), Douglas Wooten (Tenor)
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 2/1993 
Venue:  St John at Hackney, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Language: English 
40.
Letabundus by Anonymous
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Choir
Period: Medieval 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 2/1993 
Venue:  St John at Hackney, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
41.
Ther is no rose of swych vertu by Anonymous
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Choir
Period: Medieval 
Written: circa 1420; England 
Date of Recording: 2/1993 
Venue:  St John at Hackney, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: English 
42.
Quelle est cette odeur agréable? by Traditional
Performer:  Lucy Carolan (Harpsichord), Richard Boothby (Bass Viola da gamba), Patrick Ardagh-Walter (Bass),
Charles Daniels (Tenor), Catherine King (Alto), Rachel Platt (Soprano)
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; France 
Date of Recording: 2/1993 
Venue:  St John at Hackney, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: French 
43.
Lullay, thou tiny little child by John Jacob Niles
Performer:  Susan Harris (Dulcimer), Emily van Evera (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 2/1993 
Venue:  St John at Hackney, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Language: English 
44.
Procedenti puero-eya! novus annus est by Anonymous
Performer:  Jeremy White (Bass)
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Choir
Period: Medieval 
Written: 13th Century; France 
Date of Recording: 2/1993 
Venue:  St John at Hackney, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
45.
Sonata for 5 Trumpets after "In dulci jubilo" by Magnus Thomsen
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Players
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Denmark 
Date of Recording: 2/1993 
Venue:  St John at Hackney, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Peter Downey. 
46.
The Lord at first did Adam make by Traditional
Performer:  Paul Carroll (Bassoon), Douglas Wooten (Tenor)
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Choir
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 2/1993 
Venue:  St John at Hackney, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: English 
47.
O du fröhliche by Traditional
Performer:  Lucy Carolan (Fortepiano), Jennifer Ward-Clarke (Cello)
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Choir
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 2/1993 
Venue:  St John at Hackney, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: German 
48.
Lullay, lullay "Als I lay on Yoolis night" by Traditional
Performer:  Emily van Evera (Soprano)
Period: Medieval 
Written: 14th Century; England 
Date of Recording: 2/1993 
Venue:  St John at Hackney, London 
Length: 7 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: English 
49.
We three kings by John Henry Hopkins Jr.
Performer:  Stephen Charlesworth (Bass), Simon Grant (Bass), Jeremy White (Bass),
Wayne Marshall (Harmonium)
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Consort,  Taverner Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 2/1993 
Venue:  St John at Hackney, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: English 
50.
Harmonia pastoralis: Christmas Mass in F major, Gloria by Edmund Pascha
Performer:  Emily van Evera (Soprano), Rachel Platt (Soprano), Jeremy White (Bass),
Nicholas Robertson (Tenor), John Dudley (Tenor)
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Consort,  Taverner Players
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century; Slovakia 
Length: 11 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is sung in Latin and Slovak. 
51.
Adeste fideles "O come, all ye faithful" by John Francis Wade
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Consort,  Taverner Players,  Taverner Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1782; England 
Length: 4 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: Arranger: Thomas Greatorex. 
52.
Nouveau livre de noëls (12), Op. 2: no 10, Noël grand-jeu et duo, Quand Dieu naquit à Noël by Louis-Claude Daquin
Performer:  Wayne Marshall (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1740; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 19 Secs. 
53.
Canons (5) on Latin Texts, Op. 16: no 2, Dormi Jesu by Anton Webern
Performer:  Michael Harris (Clarinet), Rachel Platt (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Austria 
Length: 1 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: Composition written: Austria (1923 - 1924). 
54.
Weihnachtsbaum for Piano, S 186: no 4, Adeste fideles by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Wayne Marshall (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Rome, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Rome, Italy (1874 - 1876). 
55.
Hodie nobis by Thomas Tallis
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Consort,  Taverner Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
56.
Byzantine Sketches (10) for Organ: no 8, Noël by Henri Mulet
Performer:  Wayne Marshall (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1919; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 42 Secs. 
57.
Curtio precipitato et altri capricii composti, Op. 13: Canzonetta spirituale sopra alla Nanna by Tarquinio Merula
Performer:  Andrew Lawrence-King (Harp), Emily van Evera (Soprano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1638; Italy 
Length: 7 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Language: Spanish 
58.
Angelus ad Virginem by Anonymous
Performer:  Andrew Lawrence-King (Harp)
Period: Medieval 
Written: 13th Century; England 
Length: 1 Minutes 27 Secs. 
59.
Audite principes by Giovanni Gabrieli
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Consort,  Taverner Players
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1615; Venice, Italy 
Length: 6 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
60.
Sweet was the song of the Virgin by Anonymous
Performer:  Andrew Lawrence-King (Harp)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century 
Length: 2 Minutes 35 Secs. 
61.
O viridissima virga, Ave by Hildegard of Bingen
Performer:  Nigel Eaton (Hurdy-gurdy), Emily van Evera (Soprano)
Period: Medieval 
Written: 12th Century; Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
62.
Weihnachtsbaum for Piano, S 186: no 3, Die Hirten an der Krippe by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Wayne Marshall (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874-1876; Rome, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 27 Secs. 
63.
The burning babe by Malcolm Bruno
Performer:  Jacob Heringman (Lute), Catherine King (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 2 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: English 
64.
Weihnachtsmusik by Arnold Schoenberg
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Players
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1921; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 14 Secs. 
65.
Lullay, lullow, I saw a swete semly syght by Anonymous
Performer:  Andrew Lawrence-King (Harp)
Period: Medieval 
Written: 14th Century; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 29 Secs. 
66.
Nova! nova! by Anonymous
Performer:  Simon Grant (Baritone)
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Consort
Period: Medieval 
Written: 15th Century 
Venue:  England 
Length: 1 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is sung in English and Latin. 
67.
Verbum caro: Y la Virgen by Anonymous
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Players
Period: Medieval 
Written: 15th Century 
Venue:  England 
Length: 1 Minutes 42 Secs. 
68.
Redemption by Jeremiah Ingalls
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Consort
Period: Classical 
Written: 1805; USA 
Venue:  England 
Length: 0 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection begins with the words "Glory to God on high." 
69.
This endere nyghth by Anonymous
Performer:  Andrew Parrott (Tenor)
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: circa 1600; England 
Venue:  England 
Length: 4 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: English 
70.
O Jesulein süss, O Jesulein mild, BWV 493 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Lute), Tessa Bonner (Soprano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1736; Leipzig, Germany 
Venue:  England 
Length: 2 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: German 
71.
Swete was the song the Virgine soong by Anonymous
Performer:  Emily van Evera (Soprano)
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Players
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century 
Venue:  England 
Length: 2 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: English 
72.
Ríu, ríu, chíu "El lobo rabioso" by Mateo Flecha
Performer:  Richard Wistreich (Bass)
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Consort
Period: Medieval 
Written: Spain 
Venue:  England 
Length: 3 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Language: Spanish 
73.
Christum wir sollen loben schon by Lucas Osiander
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century 
Venue:  England 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: German 
74.
Gaudete! by Anonymous
Performer:  Stephen Charlesworth (Baritone)
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Consort,  Taverner Players
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century 
Venue:  England 
Length: 1 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
75.
Verbum caro: In hoc anni circulo by Anonymous
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Consort
Period: Medieval 
Written: 15th Century 
Venue:  England 
Length: 2 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
76.
Alleluya: A nywe werk is come on honde by Anonymous
Performer:  Nicholas Robertson (Tenor), Leigh Nixon (Tenor)
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Consort
Period: Medieval 
Written: 15th Century 
Venue:  England 
Length: 5 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is sung in English and Latin. 
77.
Magnificat super "Angelus ad pastores" by Michael Praetorius
Performer:  Emily van Evera (Soprano)
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Players,  Taverner Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Germany 
Length: 9 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
78.
In dulci jubilo by Michael Praetorius
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Consort,  Taverner Players,  Taverner Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1619; Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is sung in German and Latin. 

Sound Samples

Methinks I see an heav'nly host
While shepherds watched their flocks
Serafín, que con dulce harmonía
Los que fueren de buen gusto
Magnificat super 'Angelus ad pastores'
Canticum in nativitatem Domini, 'Frigidae noctis umbra': Praeludium
Canticum in nativitatem Domini, 'Frigidae noctis umbra': Frigidae noctis umbra
Canticum in nativitatem Domini, 'Frigidae noctis umbra': Nolite timere pastores
Canticum in nativitatem Domini, 'Frigidae noctis umbra': Surgamus, festinemus, eamus
Canticum in nativitatem Domini, 'Frigidae noctis umbra': Marche
Canticum in nativitatem Domini, 'Frigidae noctis umbra': Euntes autem pastores
Canticum in nativitatem Domini, 'Frigidae noctis umbra': Salve puerule, salve tenellule
Christmas Mass in F major: Gloria
Adeste Fideles
A Virgin Unspotted
In dulci jubilo (a 16) Pars I
Noël X
Dormi Jesu
Adeste, fideles S186 No. 4
Hodie nobis caelorum Rex
10 Esquisses byzantines: Noël
Canzonetta sopra la ninnananna (Hor ch'è tempo di dormire)
Angelus ad Virginem
Audite principes a 16
Swete was the song
O viridissima virga
Die Hirten an der Krippe (In dulci jubilo) S186 No. 3
The Burning Babe
Weihnachtsmusik
Lullaby, lullow (I saw a swete semly syght)
In dulci jubilo (a 16) Pars II

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  3 Customer Reviews )
 Christmas Carols The Taverner Consort December 21, 2013 By DOLORES Z. (TAURANGA, Bay of Plenty) See All My Reviews "I have not heard this disc, but wish to purchase it for a gift for friends in Cleveland Heights. So please can I do this? Dolores Zonderop" Report Abuse
 Wonderful collection of Christmas Music December 25, 2012 By Karen Taylor (Walnut Creek, CA) See All My Reviews "This is a favorite of mine. I had a similar CD from the Taverner Consort, and wanted to get one for a friend who also likes more traditional Christmas Music. The Consort is a terrific singing group, and the selections cover the more esoteric kind of music that I love." Report Abuse
 An Excellent Value For Some Acclaimed Xmas Music December 7, 2012 By Mark Stenroos (Aliso Viejo, CA) See All My Reviews "CD 1: Festive Music From Europe and America (aka The Christmas Album) CD 2: Nine Centuries of Seasonal Music CD 3: The Carol Album I CD 4: The Carol Album II Taverner Consort Choir and Players/Andrew Parrott, Director This album's rather generic title doesn't give the consumer a clear idea of the music contained herein. The 4 CDs gathered in this box were originally released as EMI single discs between 1987-1995. They were bestsellers in the classical music world, especially *The Carol Albums I and II,* which feature a nice overview of Christmas music through the ages. Andrew Parrott and his Taverner Consort established themselves as a reliable brand in the performance of early and Baroque music, and these recordings hold up very well a quarter of a century since their initial release. Each CD stands on its own as a well-thought-out program, even if their programs in specific bear obvious similarities to each other, mostly due to the musical periods from which the repertoire has been drawn. The musical selections contained pretty much cover the bases of choral/vocal classical Christmas favorites, with most of the selections drawn from the Medieval to Baroque eras. Along with the many anonymously composed carols, you get music by Praetorious, Charpentier, Billings, Daquin, Tallis, Liszt, Gabrieli, Hildegard von Bingen, JS Bach, and even Schoenberg. A few of the carols/songs appear twice - *Hark! The Herald Angels Sing* and *While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks By Night* - which is to be expected when one is compiling into a collection albums which were issued as stand-alone product on their initial release. One of the features of these recordings is that Parrott has his singers perform in vocal styles that he imagines were used by the people who first sang this music in their respective eras. That might mean that an American hymn from the Revolutionary War period is sung with a rowdy and twangy vocal color, while a carol like *Silent Night* is sung in German as a simple duet with choir and guitar, reflecting its origins as a piece composed to deal with the fact (legend?) that the church organ had broken down and that the choir director had to come up with a quick fix to save Xmas Eve services. This approach works pretty well in general, as does Parrott's practice of mixing a cappella and instrumentally accompanied selections throughout the various programs. The EMI versions of these CDs contained lots of readable information in their booklets. Those notes have been jettisoned in this 4-CD set (which has been re-released on EMI's subsidiary label, Virgin Veritas), so you'll need to search out the original EMI issues if extensive program notes are important to you (those CDs are still widely available). The enclosed CD booklet contains only a complete track listing and a 3-page essay that was written for this compilation's 2007 release - not the worst trade-off when one considers the budget-price of this 4CD set. About that price - be advised that Virgin's MSRP has this 4-CD set priced as *4 CDs for the price of 1,* which means that you should be paying anywhere from $13.99 - 16.99 TOPS for this set. Pay any more than that and you are being gouged. Recommended." Report Abuse
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