This week's program features Christmas music from several centuries to help get you in the holiday spirit, with hymns and carols by Michael Praetorius and Johannes Brassart, a Christmas concerto by Francesco Manfredini, and a traditional German carol sung by Emma Kirkby. Other performers include La Morra and the Gabrieli Consort and Players. 

  • Clemens non Papa: Pastores quidnam vidistis. Performed by The Tallis Scholars.
  • Johannes Brassart: Gratulemur cristicole. Performed by La Morra.
  • Francesco Manfredini: Concerto XII in C ‘Pastorale per il Santissimo Natale.’ Performed by Les Amis de Philippe.
  • Henry VIII: Green grow’th the Holly. Performed by Theatre of Voices.
  • Anon.: Es sungen drei Engel. Performed by Emma Kirkby, soprano & the Westminster Abbey Choir.
  • Anon.: Suite of Medieval English Carols. Performed by The Folger Consort.
  • Michael Praetorius: Selections from the Lutheran Mass for Christmas morning. Performed by The Gabrieli Consort & Players, led by Paul McCreesh.
  • Anon.: Bransle d’officiel (Ding Dong Merrily on High). Performed by Taverner Players.
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