Notes & Reviews:
Music by Telemann, Bach, Franck, Vivaldi, Olssen, Altenburg, Monteverdi and Eyck Intricate Music in compelling arrangements for soprano, recorder, and organ. Three musicians from Hanover – one project: organist Ulfert Smidt, recorder player Elisabeth Schwanda, and soprano Ute Engelke explore the fascination of Advent and Christmas in an unusual, but all the more delightful musical setting on their CD ‘Joy and Gladness in Abundance’. They have arranged a number of works, mainly of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, for soprano, recorder, and organ, generating unheard-of, exceptionally stunning musical layers of nuance. The three musicians demonstrate all possible combinations of joint music-making full of inspiration and nuance, exemplifying in highly virtuosic and successful manner the essence of chamber music-making during Advent and Christmas: the expression of our joyful anticipation of redemption through the saviour’s coming into the world.
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Christmas in Vermont - Pinkham / Vermont Symphony Brass
A Wondrous Mystery: Renaissance Music for Christmas - Clemens non Papa: Mass; Traditional old-German carols and motets / Stile Antico
The Christmas Horn - Carol of the Bells, 12 Days of Christmas, O Holy Night, Frosty & Rudolph, Jingle Bells, et al. / The Horn Crew from Rice University, Clevenger
Christmas in Medieval England - plainchant, carols, and other music for Advent and Christmas from 15th c. England. / Blue Heron, Scott Metcalfe
Winter's Delights: Early Christmas Music and Carols from the British Isles, France & Canada including 'Leanabh an Àigh', 'The First Nowell' and 'O Come, O Come, Emmanuel' / Quadriga Consort
A Very English Christmas - Carols, Hymns and other celebratory works for Christmas / Tenebrae, Nigel Short
December Celebration: New Carols by Seven American Composers / Lisa Delan, sop.; Lester Lynch, bar.; Volti Chorus; New Century CO; Dawn Harms
Advent - works by Ludwig Bohme, James MacMillan, Ole Schutzler, Morten Lauridsen, Bob Chilcott, Arvo Pärt, William Byrd, Brahms et al. / Junger Kammerchor Rhein-Neckar, Mathias Rickert
The Rose in the Middle of Winter: Carols by Bob Chilcott / Laurie Ashworth, soprano; Richard Pearce, organ