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A Brandenburg Christmas

Audio Samples

>Palestrina, Giovanni : Hodie Christus natus est
>Hildegard of Bingen : O ecclesia oculi tui
>Traditional, Christmas : Angelus ad virginem (English)
>Ronzani, Hugh : Alma Redemptoris Mater, for chorus & orchestra
>Merula, Tarquinio : Madrigals, Book 2, Op. 10
>Arañés, Juan : A la vida bona, chacona for 4 voices
>Purcell, Henry : Rejoice in the Lord Alway, Z 49 "Bell Anthem"
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Vesperae solennes de confessore K. 339
>     Laudate Dominum
>Joel, Billy : Lullabye "Goodnight, my angel"
>Traditional, Christmas : O come, o come, Emmanuel (Veni, veni, Emmanuel), carol
>Traditional, Christmas : Coventry Carol (2)~Lully, Lulla, Thou Little Tiny Child
>Traditional, Christmas : Noel nouvelet, carol (French)
>Howells, Herbert : Here is the little door
>Davis, Katherine K. : The Little Drummer Boy "Carol of the Drum"
>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
>Anonymous : Come all you faithful Christians

Album Summary

>Palestrina, Giovanni : Hodie Christus natus est
>Hildegard of Bingen : O ecclesia oculi tui
>Traditional, Christmas : Angelus ad virginem (English)
>Ronzani, Hugh : Alma Redemptoris Mater, for chorus & orchestra
>Merula, Tarquinio : Madrigals, Book 2, Op. 10
>Arañés, Juan : A la vida bona, chacona for 4 voices
>Purcell, Henry : Rejoice in the Lord Alway, Z 49 "Bell Anthem"
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Vesperae solennes de confessore K. 339
>Joel, Billy : Lullabye "Goodnight, my angel"
>Traditional, Christmas : O come, o come, Emmanuel (Veni, veni, Emmanuel), carol
>Traditional, Christmas : Coventry Carol (2)~Lully, Lulla, Thou Little Tiny Child
>Traditional, Christmas : Noel nouvelet, carol (French)
>Howells, Herbert : Here is the little door
>Davis, Katherine K. : The Little Drummer Boy "Carol of the Drum"
>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
>Anonymous : Come all you faithful Christians
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Notes & Reviews:

MusicWeb International, November 2012
This seasonal offering reveals the quirky programming policy of artistic director Paul Dyer...I'm not sure anyone else has ever dared programme Angelus ad virginem and Billy Joel together, but the man who hymned his Uptown Girl shares stage space with Herbert Howells and Henry Purcell as well, and doesn't seem unduly to suffer.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: City Recital Hall Angel Place, Sydney (12/18/2010).



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Works Details

>Palestrina, Giovanni : Hodie Christus natus est
  • Performers: Christina Leonard (Saxophone); Paul Dyer (Harpsichord); Louise Prickett
  • Conductor: Paul Dyer
  • Running Time: 2 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Hildegard of Bingen : O ecclesia oculi tui
  • Performers: Paul Dyer (Harpsichord); Louise Prickett; Christina Leonard (Saxophone)
  • Conductor: Paul Dyer
  • Running Time: 7 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Written: circa 1140-1179

>Traditional, Christmas : Angelus ad virginem (English)
  • Performers: Paul Dyer (Harpsichord); Christina Leonard (Saxophone); Louise Prickett
  • Conductor: Paul Dyer
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 13th Century

>Ronzani, Hugh : Alma Redemptoris Mater, for chorus & orchestra
  • Performers: Louise Prickett; Paul Dyer (Harpsichord); Christina Leonard (Saxophone)
  • Conductor: Paul Dyer
  • Running Time: 6 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Merula, Tarquinio : Madrigals, Book 2, Op. 10
  • Performers: Louise Prickett; Christina Leonard (Saxophone); Paul Dyer (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Paul Dyer
  • Running Time: 7 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Juan Arañés (died 1649) : A la vida bona, chacona for 4 voices
  • Performers: Louise Prickett; Belinda Montgomery (Soprano); Christina Leonard (Saxophone); Craig Everingham; Paul Dyer (Harpsichord); Richard Sanchez
  • Conductor: Paul Dyer
  • Running Time: 4 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Purcell, Henry : Rejoice in the Lord Alway, Z 49 "Bell Anthem"
  • Performers: Louise Prickett; David Hayton; Richard Sanchez; Paul Dyer (Harpsichord); Christina Leonard (Saxophone)
  • Conductor: Paul Dyer
  • Running Time: 7 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: circa 1683

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Vesperae solennes de confessore K. 339 :: Laudate Dominum
  • Performers: Louise Prickett; Christina Leonard (Saxophone); Paul Dyer (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Paul Dyer
  • Running Time: 4 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1780

>Joel, Billy : Lullabye "Goodnight, my angel"
  • Performers: Christina Leonard (Saxophone); Paul Dyer (Harpsichord); Louise Prickett
  • Conductor: Paul Dyer
  • Running Time: 3 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Traditional, Christmas : O come, o come, Emmanuel (Veni, veni, Emmanuel), carol
  • Performers: Louise Prickett; Paul Dyer (Harpsichord); Christina Leonard (Saxophone)
  • Conductor: Paul Dyer
  • Running Time: 4 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 12th Century

>Traditional, Christmas : Coventry Carol (2)~Lully, Lulla, Thou Little Tiny Child
  • Performers: Paul Dyer (Harpsichord); Christina Leonard (Saxophone); Louise Prickett; Samantha Ellis; Meinir Thomas
  • Conductor: Paul Dyer
  • Running Time: 3 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1498

>Traditional, Christmas : Noël nouvelet, carol (French)
  • Performers: Paul Dyer (Harpsichord); Louise Prickett; Christina Leonard (Saxophone)
  • Conductor: Paul Dyer
  • Running Time: 3 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 16th Century

>Howells, Herbert : Here is the little door
  • Performers: Louise Prickett; Christina Leonard (Saxophone); Paul Dyer (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Paul Dyer
  • Running Time: 3 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1918

>Davis, Katherine K. : The Little Drummer Boy "Carol of the Drum"
  • Performers: Belinda Montgomery (Soprano); Louise Prickett; Bryony Dwyer; Paul Dyer (Harpsichord); Christina Leonard (Saxophone)
  • Conductor: Paul Dyer
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1958

>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
  • Performers: Paul Dyer (Harpsichord); Louise Prickett; Christina Leonard (Saxophone)
  • Conductor: Paul Dyer
  • Running Time: 3 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1818

>Anonymous : Come all you faithful Christians
  • Performers: Paul Dyer (Harpsichord); Louise Prickett; Christina Leonard (Saxophone)
  • Conductor: Paul Dyer
  • Running Time: 3 min. 35 sec.
  • Form: Christmas