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For unto us a child is born / Edward Higginbottom, New College Oxford

> Hark! the herald angels sing (arr. D. Willcocks) - Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (arr. D. Willcocks)
> Messiah, HWV 56 - Messiah, Part I: For unto us a Child is Born
> Stille Nacht (Silent Night) - Stille Nacht (Silent Night)
> O magnum misterium - O magnum misterium
> Hodie Christus natus est, SWV 456 - Hodie Christus natus est, SWV 456
> Angelus ad Virginem (arr. A. Carter) - Angelus ad Virginem (arr. A. Carter)
> 4 Motets pour le temps de Noel, FP 152 - No. 1. O magnum mysterium
> 4 Motets pour le temps de Noel, FP 152 - No. 4. Hodie Christus natus est
> Fantasia on Christmas Carols - Fantasia on Christmas Carols: This is the Truth Sent from Above
> 4 Motets pour le temps de Noel, FP 152 - No. 2. Quem vidistis pastores dicite
> 4 Motets pour le temps de Noel, FP 152 - No. 3. Videntes stellam
> Nouveau livre de noels, Op. 2 - Nouveau livre de noels, Op. 2: No. 10. Noel grand-jeu et duo, Quand Dieu naquit a Noel
> Quem vidistis pastores a 8 - Quem vidistis pastores a 8
> Videntes stellam magi - Videntes stellam magi
> Sing Lullaby (arr. E. Pettman) - Sing Lullaby (arr. E. Pettman)
> Cantiones sacrae - Cantiones sacrae: Puer natus in Bethlehem, SSWV 18
> Lute-book Carol - Lute-book Carol
> Of the Father's Heart Begotten (arr. D. Willcocks) - Of the Father's Heart Begotten (arr. D. Willcocks)

Album Summary

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing"
>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
>Byrd, William : Gradualia, Volume 2
>Schütz, Heinrich : Hodie Christus natus est, SWV 456
>Anonymous, English : Angelus ad Virginem
>Poulenc, Francis : Quatre motets pour le temps de Noel, for chorus, FP 152
>Traditional, Christmas : This is the truth sent from above (English)
>Daquin, Louis-Claude : Bon Joseph. ecoutez-moi, for organ (Nouveau Livre des Noels no 10)
>Schein, Johann H. : Quem vidistis, pastores, motet for 8 voices (Cymbalum Sionium)
>Lassus, Orlando de : Videntes stellam magi
>Howells, Herbert : Carol-Anthems (3) for Chorus
>Scheidt, Samuel : Puer natus in Bethlehem
>Anonymous : Lute-Book Lullaby
>Traditional, Christmas : Of the Father's heart begotten (A Christmas Procession)
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Works Details

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing"
  • Performer: Sir Wilcocks (Descant)
  • Conductor: Edward Higginbottom
  • Ensemble: Canticum Novum Ensemble
  • Notes: Composition written: 1840.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1840

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: For unto us a Child is born
  • Conductor: Edward Higginbottom
  • Ensemble: Canticum Novum Ensemble
  • Running Time: 4 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
  • Conductor: Edward Higginbottom
  • Ensemble: Canticum Novum Ensemble
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1818

>Byrd, William : Gradualia, Volume 2
  • Conductor: Edward Higginbottom
  • Ensemble: Canticum Novum Ensemble
  • Running Time: 2 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1607

>Heinrich Schütz (Composer) (1585 - 1672) : Hodie Christus natus est, SWV 456
  • Conductor: Edward Higginbottom
  • Ensemble: Canticum Novum Ensemble
  • Running Time: 6 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1640-1650

>Anonymous, English : Angelus ad Virginem
  • Conductor: Edward Higginbottom
  • Ensemble: Canticum Novum Ensemble
  • Running Time: 3 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: by 1360

>Poulenc, Francis : Quatre motets pour le temps de Noël, for chorus, FP 152
  • Conductor: Edward Higginbottom
  • Ensemble: Canticum Novum Ensemble
  • Running Time: 11 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1951-1952

>Traditional, Christmas : This is the truth sent from above (English)
  • Conductor: Edward Higginbottom
  • Ensemble: Canticum Novum Ensemble
  • Running Time: 3 min. 16 sec.

>Poulenc, Francis : Quatre motets pour le temps de Noël, for chorus, FP 152
  • Conductor: Edward Higginbottom
  • Ensemble: Canticum Novum Ensemble
  • Running Time: 11 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1951-1952

>Daquin, Louis-Claude : Bon Joseph. écoutez-moi, for organ (Nouveau Livre des Noëls no 10)
  • Conductor: Edward Higginbottom
  • Ensemble: Canticum Novum Ensemble
  • Running Time: 5 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1757

>Schein, Johann H. : Quem vidistis, pastores, motet for 8 voices (Cymbalum Sionium)
  • Conductor: Edward Higginbottom
  • Ensemble: Canticum Novum Ensemble
  • Running Time: 5 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Lassus, Orlando de : Videntes stellam magi
  • Conductor: Edward Higginbottom
  • Ensemble: Canticum Novum Ensemble
  • Running Time: 3 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Howells, Herbert : Carol-Anthems (3) for Chorus
  • Conductor: Edward Higginbottom
  • Ensemble: Canticum Novum Ensemble
  • Running Time: 3 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1918

>Scheidt, Samuel : Puer natus in Bethlehem
  • Conductor: Edward Higginbottom
  • Ensemble: Canticum Novum Ensemble
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Anonymous : Lute-Book Lullaby
  • Conductor: Edward Higginbottom
  • Ensemble: Canticum Novum Ensemble
  • Running Time: 1 min. 53 sec.

>Traditional, Christmas : Of the Father's heart begotten (A Christmas Procession)
  • Conductor: Edward Higginbottom
  • Ensemble: Canticum Novum Ensemble
  • Running Time: 3 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1582