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Adoration of the Magi (before 1508), by Meister der Habsburger [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

This week's program features the sounds of Christmas past to help you get into the holiday spirit, including motets, hymns, and carols by Praetorius, Buxtehude, Sweelinck, and Victoria, with performances by The Gabrieli Consort, Theatre of Voices, Emma Kirkby and more!

  • Green grow'th the holly (attr. Henry VIII), performed by Theatre of Voices. Veni Emanuel, performed by the Gabrieli Consort.
  • From 'The Carol Album', featuring The Taverner Consort, Choir, and Players: Quem pastores, Christum wir sollen loben schon, Gaudete, and Bransle d' officiel (Ding Dong Merrily). 
  • Johannes Brassart: Gratulemur cristicole. Performed by La Morra.
  • Wie schön leuchtet and Puer nobis nascitur, from 'Mass for Christmas Morning' by Michael Praetorius, performed by The Gabrieli Consort and Players. 
  • Es sungen drei Engel. 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. 
  • Tomas Luis da Victoria: O Magnum Mysterium, performed by Hesperion XX.
  • Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck: Ons is gheboren een Kindekijn. Performed by Gustav Leonhardt. 
  • Selections from 'Ein Kindelein in der Wiegen', featuring Capella de la Torre, including Von Himmel Hoch. 
  • From 'The Play of Daniel', performed by The Dufay Collective: Te Deum. 
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