A German Christmas / Broekroelofs, Hoving, Margeretha Consort

Release Date: 11/9/2018
Label: Naxos
Catalog Number: 8551398
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
The pieces on this album originate largely from the Christmette by Michael Praetorius. In addition, nativity hymns by a range of different composers from the same era have been compiled. In Lutheran style the compositions on this album include solo pieces, choir arrangements, double choral motets, instrumental pieces and of course the church organ repertoire. The listener can also hear pieces, which were not necessarily meant for Christmas, but fit the program very well. The function of some of the pieces is liturgical, like “Gloria,” “Our Father,” or the mighty Entrance-Prelude. Two other pieces are meditative moments about the name of Jesus. Many of the songs are well-known. However, the arrangements for soloists and/or choir from Praetorius and his contemporaries are rarely performed. The Early Music ensemble Margaretha Consort was founded in 2009. The ensemble is based in the Netherlands, but the singers and instrumentalists are from all over Europe.Over the years a very skilled team has been created, where knowledge, musicality, and congeniality go hand in hand.
Works on This Recording
1. Praeludium for Organ in G minor by Franz Tunder
Period: Baroque
Written: 17th Century ; Germany
1. O Jesu, nomen dulce by Heinrich Schütz
2. Nun komm der Heiden Heiland by Michael Praetorius
Period: Renaissance
2. Nobilissime Jesu by Alberich Mazak
3. In dulci jubilo by Michael Praetorius
Period: Renaissance
Written: by 1619 ; Germany
3. Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern by Johann Hermann Schein
4. Puer natus in Bethlehem by Michael Praetorius
Period: Renaissance
Written: by 1619 ; Germany
5. Heute ist Christus der Herr geboren, SWV 439 by Heinrich Schütz
Period: Baroque
Written: 1632 ; Germany
6. Teutsch Et in terra by Michael Praetorius
7. Vater unser im Himmelreich by Hans Leo Hassler
Period: Renaissance
8. Quem pastores by Michael Praetorius
Period: Renaissance
9. Es ist ein Ros entsprungen by Michael Praetorius
Period: Baroque
10. Vom Himmel hoch da komm ich her, WV 69 by Heinrich Scheidemann
Period: Baroque
11. Veni, veni, Emmanuel by Traditional
Period: Romantic
12. Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern by Johann Hermann Schein
13. Vom Himmel hoch da komm ich her, WV 69 by Heinrich Scheidemann
Period: Baroque
14. Veni, veni, Emmanuel by Traditional
Period: Romantic
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