Every year since 1999, four-time ARIA-winners the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra along with the Brandenburg Choir have gathered each December to celebrate the glorious sounds of Christmas. They call it Noël! Noël! and it soon became an annual Brandenburg tradition.
Each year, Artistic Director Paul Dyer revisits his much-loved Christmas ‘recipe’, always seeking to include the richest musical ingredients. Some flavours are well known while others come as a delightful surprise. ‘All of them are selected to inspire the feeling of joy that we all look forward to in December,’ says the much-admired Dyer. ‘It is a feeling that transcends race, religion and nationality, and often arouses memories of family, the rituals and perfumes of the season.’
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A Noel! Noel! Live Concert Recording
1. Palestrina: Hodie Christus natus est 2. Hildegard von Bingen: O Ecclesia 3. Traditional arr. Carter: Angelus ad virginem 4. Ronzani: Alma Redemptoris Mater 5. Merula: Aria de Ciaconna 'Su la cetra amorosa' 6. Aranes: Chacona 'A la vida bona' 7. Purcell: Rejoice in the Lord Alway (The 'Bell' Anthem) 8. Mozart: Laudate Dominum 9. Joel arr. Lawson: Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel) 10. Traditional arr. Coelho: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel 11. Traditional arr. Coelho: The Coventry Carol 12. Traditional arr. Coelho: Noel nouvelet 13. Howells: Here is the Little Door 14. Davis arr. Coelho: The Little Drummer Boy 15. Gruber: Stille Nacht (Silent Night) 16. Anonymous arr. Willcocks: O Come, All Ye Faithful
Paul Dyer (harpsichord) Louise Prickett (soprano) Christina Leonard (saxophone) Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Brandenburg Choir Paul Dyer (conductor)