By Martin le Franc, "Champion des Dames" [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Hymns, motets, and antiphons for the season of anticipation and preparation for Christmas. 

  • Guillaume Dufay: Conditor alme siderum. Performed by Pomerium. From "Creator of the Stars", DG 449819.
  • JS Bach: Chorale: Nun komm der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659. Performed by Ton Koopman at the Müller organ at the Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam. Hänssler 98.182. Michael Praetorius: Nun komm der Heiden Heiland. Performed by La Capella Ducale and Musica Fiata. CBS/Sony 62929.
  • Ludwig Senfl: Ave Maria gratia plena. Performed by the choir of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge.
  • Dieterich Buxtehude: Magnificat noni toni, BuxWV 205. Performed by Bine Bryndorf at the Schnitger organ in the Jakobikirche in Hamburg. Dacapo 6.220520. Andreas Hammerschmidt: Meine Seele Gott erhebt. Performed by Gli Scarlattisti. Carus 83.375.
  • Marc-Antoine Charpentier: "O" Antiphons for Advent, including O Salutaris hostia, O Sapientia, O Adonai et dux domus Israel. Performed by Les Arts Florissants. HMU 0905124.
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