A Classical Christmas on The Third Floor, Part Five: #283

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Sun, 12/27/2020 - 8:00am to 11:00am
The last of Christmas music for the season with some deeper dives into holiday music from Schutz, Charpentier, and Monteverdi.

TTF Program 283

December 27, 2020

Hour One:

Reger:  Maria Weigenlied (Bramdean Chapel Choir, Exeter) 2:07

Choir of Queen’s College, Oxford; dir. Owen Rees; Judith Weir, Drop down, ye heavens, from above; Michael Praetorius, Es ist ein Ros entsprungen; David Blackwell, Lo, how a rose e’er blooming; Michael Praetorius, Resonet in laudibus -- 11:00

Carols (Robert Shaw Chamber Singers, Chorale and Orchestra) 23:31

Handel:  Messiah Choruses from Part 1 with the Halleluia Chorus (The English Concert Choir; The English Concert; dir. Trevor Pinnock) 17:30

Hour Two 

Claudio Monteverdi -- Exultent caeli (The Monteverdi Choir, dir. John Eliot Gardiner) 7:41

Bach: Cantata #64 for the Third Day of Christmas, Sehet, welch eine Liebe hat uns der Vater erzeiget (Gillian Keith, soprano; Robin Tyson, alto; Peter Harvey, bass; The Monteverdi Choir; The English Baroque Soloists; dir. John Eliot Gardiner) 17:39

Schutz:  Historia der Geburt Jesu Christi (Monika Frimmer, soprano; David Cordier, alto; Christopher Robson, alto; William Kendall, tenor; Rufus Muller, tenor; Christoph Pregardien, tenor; Peter Kooy, bass; Michael Volle, bass; Thomas Herberich, bass; Franz Joseph Selig, bass; Kammerchor Stuttgart; Musica Fiata Köln; Barockorchester Stuttgart; Frieder Bernius, conductor) 31:30

Hour Three

Charpentier:  Messe de Minuit Pour Noel (Arcadia Ensemble, dir. Kevin Mallon) 28:47

Coventry Carol (NY Polyphony)  O Holy Night -- Wassail Song -- Hodie Christus Natus Est (Elora Festival Singers) Es ist ein Ros entsprungen -- I Saw Three Ships -- Nova! Nova! -- Come Thou Redeemer of the earth -- in the bleak mid-winter -- The Lamb (The Choir of St. Thomas Church, NYC) 28:00

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