Rembrandt the adoration of the magi

Rembrandt van Rijn, Adoration of the Magi, 1634. Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons. 

On this special Christmas edition of Ancient Voices, we'll hear selections from Praetorius' Mass for Christmas Morning, plus other favorite hymns and carols!

  • From 'Mass for Christmas Morning', the Gabrieli Consort and Players perform music by Michael Praetorius: Christum wir sollen loben schon, Puer natus in Bethlehem, organ prelude, Vom Himmel hoch, organ prelude 'Resonet in laudibus', Quem pastores laudavere, organ prelude 'Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern', Puer nobis nascitur, organ voluntary 'Nun lob mein Seel', In dulci jubilo. 
  • Tomorrow shall be my Dancing Day & Noel Provencal. Performed by The Aulos Ensemble and soprano Julianne Baird. 
  • Nowel syng we bothe al and som & A Virgin unspotted. Performed by Anonymous 4.
  • From 'The Carol Album', performed by the Taverner Consort and Players: Nova! Nova!, Verbum caro: Y la Virgen, Riu, riu, chiu. 
  • Closing music: Jesaja dem Propheten das geschah by M. Praetorius. 
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