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A Festival of Nine Lesssons and Carols - Works by Mendelssohn, Browne, Busch, Byrd, Christie, Church, Gruber, Praetorius, et al / Rufus Beck, reader; Jens Bauditz, Neuer Knabenchor Hamburg

Album Summary

>Gauntlett, Henry John : Once in Royal David's City, carol
>Byrd, William : Gradualia, Volume 2
>Hoffmann, August Heinrich : Der Traum, for chorus
>Ord, Boris : Adam lay ybounden
>Word, Spoken : Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus, editorial (by Francis Church)
>Traditional, Christmas : Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French)
>Leontovych, Mykola : Carol of the Bells
>Word, Spoken : Weihnachtslied vom Eselchen (by James Krüss)
>Praetorious, Michael : A Great and Mighty Wonder
>Word, Spoken : La Veille de Noël (from René Goscinny's "Le petit Nicholas")
>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
>Word, Spoken : Großstadt-Weihnachten, poem (by Theobald Tiger, pseudonym of Kurt Tucholsky)
>Pearsall, Robert Lucas : In dulci jubilo, for soloists & chorus
>Nystedt, Knut : Missa brevis Op. 102 für sechsstimmigen gemischten Chor
>Word, Spoken : Der Stern, poem (by Wilhelm Busch)
>Traditional, Christmas : The First Nowell (English)
>Word, Spoken : The Carol Singer, story (by Chris Naylor)
>Traditional, Christmas : God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen (English)
>Kirkpatrick, William J. : Away in a manger
>Bruni, Gloria : Meeres Stille, for chorus
>Word, Spoken : The Christmas Cuckoo, story (from "Granny's Wonderful Chair" by Frances Browne)
>Traditional, Christmas : Riu, riu, chiu!, carol (Spanish)
>Kocher, Conrad : As With Gladness Men of Old
>Word, Spoken : The Naughty Donkey, story (from Agatha Christie's "Star Over Bethlehem")
>Wade, John Francis : O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fideles)
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing"
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Notes & Reviews:

The British Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, in which nine Bible readings are interpolated with Christmas carols, has been the preparation of Christmas Eve for countless people for more than one hundred years - particularly since the celebration has been broadcast all over the world from the King's College Chapel since 1928. The Neuer Knabenchor Hamburg has now adapted this tradition in a very special way. By choosing the form of nine lessons, the boy's choir is pursuing a new direction in order to express the miraculous joy of Christmas. Rather than reciting biblical or religious stories, Rufus Beck - known in Germany as the narrator of the Harry Potter audio books - reads fantasy-filled retellings of the Christmas story and poems centering on the great festival. The readings invite children and adults alike to set out on their own inner journey, here merrily, there pensively, to Bethlehem. The musical section, on the other hand, is thoroughly in accordance with the old English tradition. The msot familiar carols can be heard here, just as they would be heard in Cambridge and all over England.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Isarklang in Munich (02/27/2016-03/01/2016); Kirche St. Gertrud, Hamburg (02/27/2016-03/01/2016); Isarklang in Munich (04/14/2016); Kirche St. Gertrud, Hamburg (04/14/2016).



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Works Details

>Gauntlett, Henry John : Once in Royal David's City, carol
  • Conductor: Jens Bauditz
  • Notes: Kirche St. Gertrud, Hamburg (02/27/2016-03/01/2016)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1850

>Byrd, William : Gradualia, Volume 2
  • Conductor: Jens Bauditz
  • Notes: Kirche St. Gertrud, Hamburg (02/27/2016-03/01/2016)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1607

>Hoffmann, August Heinrich : Der Traum, for chorus
  • Conductor: Jens Bauditz
  • Running Time: 1 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Ord, Boris : Adam lay ybounden
  • Conductor: Jens Bauditz
  • Running Time: 1 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Word, Spoken : Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus, editorial (by Francis Church)
  • Conductor: Jens Bauditz
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 09/1897

>Traditional, Christmas : Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French)
  • Conductor: Jens Bauditz
  • Running Time: 1 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1588

>Leontovych, Mykola : Carol of the Bells
  • Conductor: Jens Bauditz
  • Running Time: 1 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1910

>Word, Spoken : Weihnachtslied vom Eselchen (by James Krüss)
  • Conductor: Jens Bauditz
  • Running Time: 1 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Praetorious, Michael : A Great and Mighty Wonder
  • Conductor: Jens Bauditz
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Word, Spoken : La Veille de Noël (from René Goscinny's "Le petit Nicholas")
  • Conductor: Jens Bauditz
  • Running Time: 10 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
  • Conductor: Jens Bauditz
  • Running Time: 2 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1818

>Word, Spoken : Großstadt-Weihnachten, poem (by Theobald Tiger, pseudonym of Kurt Tucholsky)
  • Conductor: Jens Bauditz
  • Running Time: 1 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1913

>Pearsall, Robert Lucas : In dulci jubilo, for soloists & chorus
  • Conductor: Jens Bauditz
  • Running Time: 3 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Nystedt, Knut : Missa brevis Op. 102 für sechsstimmigen gemischten Chor :: Gloria
  • Conductor: Jens Bauditz
  • Running Time: 1 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1985

>Word, Spoken : Der Stern, poem (by Wilhelm Busch)
  • Conductor: Jens Bauditz
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Traditional, Christmas : The First Nowell (English)
  • Conductor: Jens Bauditz
  • Running Time: 2 min. 43 sec.
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1823

>Word, Spoken : The Carol Singer, story (by Chris Naylor)
  • Conductor: Jens Bauditz
  • Running Time: 3 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1988

>Traditional, Christmas : God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen (English)
  • Conductor: Jens Bauditz
  • Running Time: 1 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas

>Kirkpatrick, William J. : Away in a manger :: Cradle Song) (New English Hymnal 22)
  • Conductor: Jens Bauditz
  • Running Time: 1 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1885

>Bruni, Gloria : Meeres Stille, for chorus
  • Conductor: Jens Bauditz
  • Running Time: 4 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Word, Spoken : The Christmas Cuckoo, story (from "Granny's Wonderful Chair" by Frances Browne)
  • Conductor: Jens Bauditz
  • Running Time: 4 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Christmas

>Traditional, Christmas : Riu, riu, chiu!, carol (Spanish)
  • Conductor: Jens Bauditz
  • Running Time: 1 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1556

>Kocher, Conrad : As With Gladness Men of Old
  • Conductor: Jens Bauditz
  • Running Time: 1 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Word, Spoken : The Naughty Donkey, story (from Agatha Christie's "Star Over Bethlehem")
  • Conductor: Jens Bauditz
  • Running Time: 3 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Wade, John Francis : O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fideles)
  • Conductor: Jens Bauditz
  • Running Time: 2 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1751

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing"
  • Conductor: Jens Bauditz
  • Notes: Kirche St. Gertrud, Hamburg (02/27/2016-03/01/2016)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1840