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Four Centuries of Christmas Music

> Polyhymnia Caduceatrix and Panegyrica - In dulci jubilo
> Polyhymnia Caduceatrix and Panegyrica - Puer natus
> Polyhymnia Caduceatrix and Panegyrica - Wachet auf
> Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 - Hirtenmusik (sinfonia)
> Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 - Aria: Grosser Herr, o starker Konig (Baritone)
> Herst Nachba, Hob. XXIIId:3, "Cantilena pro adventu" - Cantilena pro Adventu: Ein' Magd, ein' Dienerin
> 2 Geistliche Gesange, Op. 19 (arr. for choir) - 12 deutsche geistliche Gesange Nr. 6, WoO: O Jesulein suss
> Weihnachts-Ouverture uber Vom Himmel hoch - Weihnachtsouverture
> Vom Himmel hoch - Vom Himmel hoch
> Men of Goodwill - Men of Goodwill

Album Summary

>Praetorious, Michael : In dulci jubilo
>Praetorious, Michael : Puer natus in Bethlehem
>Praetorious, Michael : Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (from the Polyhymnia caduceatrix)
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Ein Magd, ein' Dienerin (Cantilena Pro Adventu), for soprano, strings & organ in A major, H. 27d/1
>Reger, Max [Composer] : O Jesulein suá, folk song for chorus (7 Sacred Folk Songs, no 6)
>Nicolai, Otto [Composer] : Weinachtsouverture uber "Vom Himmel Hoch" for orchestra & chorus ad lib
>Stravinsky, Igor : Choral-Variationen uber das Weinachtslied "Von Himmel hoch", transcription for chorus & orchestra (a
>Britten, Benjamin : Men of Goodwill, variations on a carol for orchestra
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Notes & Reviews:

An intelligent collection of joyous music for the holidays! Of special importance to collectors is the rare, utterly charming 'Weihnachtsouverture' by Otto Nicolai.



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Works Details

>Praetorious, Michael : In dulci jubilo
  • Running Time: 4 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1619

>Praetorious, Michael : Puer natus in Bethlehem
  • Running Time: 6 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Praetorious, Michael : Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (from the Polyhymnia caduceatrix)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 :: Hirtenmusik (Sinfonia)
  • Performers: Uwe Zaiser (Trumpet); Olaf Bär (Baritone)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1734

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 :: Arie. Groáer Herr, o starke
  • Performers: Uwe Zaiser (Trumpet); Olaf Bär (Baritone)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1734

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Ein Magd, ein' Dienerin (Cantilena Pro Adventu), for soprano, strings & organ in A major, H. 27d/1
  • Performer: Claron McFadden (Soprano)
  • Notes: SWR Studios, Kaiserslautern, Germany (09/02/2004-09/03/2004)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: circa 1770-1775

>Reger, Max [Composer] : O Jesulein süá, folk song for chorus (7 Sacred Folk Songs, no 6)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1899

>Nicolai, Otto [Composer] : Weinachtsouvertüre über "Vom Himmel Hoch" for orchestra & chorus ad lib
  • Notes: SWR Studios, Kaiserslautern, Germany (09/02/2004-09/03/2004)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1833

>Stravinsky, Igor : Choral-Variationen über das Weinachtslied "Von Himmel hoch", transcription for chorus & orchestra (a
  • Running Time: 10 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1956

>Britten, Benjamin : Men of Goodwill, variations on a carol for orchestra
  • Running Time: 8 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1947