Hymns, carols, and dances to help you get into the holiday spirit, with performances by Hamburger Ratsmusik, the Dufay Collective, and  the Bremen Baroque Consort. 

  • Veni, Veni Emanuel, performed by the Gabrieli Consort, from their album 'Incarnation'. 
  • Settings of Martin Luther's hymn 'Vom Himmel Hoch', including settings by Hassler, Forster, Othmayr, and Eccard, performed by Hamburger Ratsmusik, with Simone Eckert, viola da gamba and direction, Veronika Winter and Ina Siedlaczek, sopranos. 
  • Johannes Brassart: Gratulemur cristicole. Performed by La Morra.
  • Heinrich Scheidemann: Vom Himmel Hoch, performed by organist Rhonda Edgington, and 'Gelobet seist du, Holdselige', by Matthias Weckmann, perfomed by soprano Manja Stephan, tenor Mirko Ludwig, and members of the Bremen Baroque Consort, directed by Manfred Cordes.
  • Francesco Manfredini, Concerto Grosso Op. 3, No. 12 (Christmas Concerto), performed by Les Amis de Philippe, directed by Ludger Remy. 
  • Es sungen drei Engel (traditional German), performed by Emma Kirkby and the Choir of Westminster Abbey. 
  • Dieterich Buxtehude: In dulci jubilo, BuxWV 52. Performed by the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir. 
  • From 'To Drive the Cold Winter Away: Christmas Revels in Renaissance England', performed by the Dufay Collective: Swet Jesu is cum to us, En vray amour (Henry VIII), Wassail Wassail, The Sussex Carol, Noel Nouvelet, Bransle de l'officiel.  
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