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Early Music Christmas


With selections drawn from three of Early Music New York's popular holiday recordings, this specially priced sampler CD is an ideal introduction to the genre of early music, and the wide-ranging versatility of the musicians of Early Music New York and its Director, Frederick Renz.

From A Medieval Christmas:

1. Laude novella (Italian, anonymous, late 13-14th centuries)
2. “Nota” (English, anonymous, late 13th-14th centuries)
3. Angelus ad virginem (English, anonymous, late 13th-14th centuries)
4. In natali summi regis (Notre Dame School, c. 1200)
5. “Minnesang” (Niedhart von Reuenthal, c. 1190-c. 1240)
6. Polorum regina (Catalonia Llibre Vermell, 14th century)
7. Nicholas presulis (Notre Dame School, c. 1200)
8. “Saltarello” (Italian, anonymous, late 13-14th centuries)


From A Renaissance Christmas:
9. Hail Mary full of grace (English 15th-century anonymous carol)
10. Noel, noel (Antoine Busnois. d. 1492)
11. Green groweth the holly (King Henry VIII, c. 1515)
12. Taundernaken (King Henry VIII, c. 1515)
13. E la don don verges Maria (Spanish, Anonymous, pub. 1556)
14. Hodie Christus natus est (motet) (Giovanni di Palestrina, c. 1525-1594)
15. In dulci jubilo (Arr. Michael Praetorius, 1571-1621)
16. Sweet was the song (John Attey, c. 1640)
17. Greensleeves (Thysius Lute Book, c. 1600)
18. Psallite unigenite (Michael Praetorius, 1571-1621)
19. Branle de l’official (Thoinot Arbeau, 1519-1595)


From A Baroque Christmas:
20. Nou let us sing (Scottish, anonymous, c. 1639)
21. Viens vite, laisse la boulette (Antoine Charpentier, d. 1704, Arr. Renz)
22. Vous qui desirez sans fin (Antoine Charpentier, d. 1704, Arr. Renz)
23. Un ciego que contrabajo (Antonio de Salazar, fl. 1690)
24. “Otros Canarios” (Santiago de Mucia, c. 1720, Arr. Herreid)
25. Ach mein herzliebes Jesulein (Samuel Scheidt, pub. 1635)
26. Toccata (Alessandro Piccinini, pub. 1621)
27. Ciaccona in partite variata (Alessandro Piccinini, pub. 1621)
28. The old yeare now away is fled (Cover illustration: Mathias Grünewald – English, anonymous, c. 1642)

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