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Rogier van der Weyden, Adoration of the Magi, Public domain via Wikimedia Commons

The music on this week's show celebrates the Feast of Epiphany, with a nod to the Feast of the Purification. We'll hear from composers like Byrd, Sweelinck, Dufay, and Hassler. 

  • Anon 11th Century: Mass for Epiphany: Trope: Descendens ab etherei- Introit: Ecce advenit. Organum: Graduel: Omnes de Saba. Performed by Ensemble Gilles Binchois. Virgin Classics 61640.
  • Anon. 12th Century (Aquitaine): Orienti Oriens. Performed by Sequentia. DHM 77370.
  • Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck: Ab Oriente. Performed by the Gesualdo Consort.
  • Anon.: Orientis Partibus. Performed by the New London Consort. L’Oiseau-Lyre 448559.
  • Guillaume Dufay: Hostis Herodes impie. Performed by the Amadis Ensemble. Jade 71067.
  • William Byrd: Mass Propers for Epiphany: Introit: Ecce advenit, Gradual: Surge illuminare, Offertory: Reges Tharsis, Communion: Vidimus stellam. Performed by The Cardinall’s Musick. ASV 179.
  • Blasius Ammon: Magi videntes stellam. Hans Leo Hassler: Nunc dimittis. Performed by Oltremontano and Egidienchor Nürnberg.
  • Andreas Hammerschmidt: Wo ist die neugeborne König? Performed by Gli Scarlattisti.
  • Christoph Bernhard: Herr, nun lässest du deinen Diener. Performed by Bremen Barock Consort. 
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