Nova Nova: Christmas Carols From Europe

Release Date: 11/9/2010
Label: Coviello
Catalog Number: COV21012
Performer: The Playfords
Orchestra/Ensemble: The Playfords
Number of Discs: 1

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CD
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$18.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews
How does the new appear in the world? A central and recurring question for mankind; particularly at Christmas time of course. The glad tidings of the birth of Christ, in the beliefs of the Christian world, is the piece of news in the history of mankind. Over the centuries quite different responses are found in Europe - by no means always in a serious tone of voice, but often almost wildly cheerful. The Playfords, the ensemble specialising in the Renaissance and Baroque periods, has taken itself on a musical journey, and rediscovered Christmas music from the fourteenth to the eighteenth centuries. Well-known German tunes stand alongside songs and dances from England, France and Spain, all in the ensemble's own colourful arrangements. With their usual precision the Playfords present the whole palette of Christmas feelings from emotion to ecstasy.
Works on This Recording
1. O come, O come Emmanuel by Traditional
Performer: The Playfords
Orchestra/Ensemble: The Playfords
Period: Renaissance
Written: 15th Century ; France
2. O Heiland, reiß die Himmel auf, carol (German) by Traditional
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Orchestra/Ensemble: The Playfords
3. Riu, riu, chiu by Matheo Flecha
Performer: The Playfords
Orchestra/Ensemble: The Playfords
Period: Renaissance
4. Marien ward ein' Bot' gesandt, carol (German) by Traditional
Performer: The Playfords
Orchestra/Ensemble: The Playfords
5. Es kommt ein Schiff geladen, carol (German) by Traditional
Performer: The Playfords
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6. Weihnachtsapfel: Part 1 by Benjamin Dreßler
Performer: The Playfords
Orchestra/Ensemble: The Playfords
7. Musae Sioniae, Book 5: Der Morgenstern ist aufgedrungen by Michael Praetorius
Performer: The Playfords
Orchestra/Ensemble: The Playfords
Period: Renaissance
8. On Christmas Night "Sussex Carol" by Traditional
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9. Ein Christmas Medley: Ein Kind geborn zu Bethlehem / Puer natus in Bethlehem by Traditional
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10. Christmas Medley: Entre le bouf et l'âne gris / Chantons, je vous en prie by Traditional
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11. Masters in this hall by Traditional
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12. Weihnachtsapfel: Part 2 by Benjamin Dreßler
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Orchestra/Ensemble: The Playfords
13. Christmas Medley: Playford Christmas Medley: Puddings and Pies / Drive the Cold Winter Away / Twelth by Traditional
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14. Fum, fum, fum by Traditional
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15. Noël nouvelet, carol (French) by Traditional
Performer: The Playfords
Orchestra/Ensemble: The Playfords
Period: Renaissance
Written: 16th Century ; France
16. Nova! nova! Ave fit ex Eva by Traditional
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17. The Holly and the Ivy by Traditional
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Orchestra/Ensemble: The Playfords
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