A German Christmas (CD)

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Margaretha Consort, Marit Broekroelofs

The pieces on this album originate largely from the Christmette by Michael Praetorius. In addition, nativity hymns by a range of different composers from the same era have been compiled. In Lutheran style the compositions on this album include solo-pieces, choir arrangements, double-choral motets, instrumental pieces and of course the church organ repertoire. The listener can also hear pieces, which were not necessarily meant for Christmas, but fit the program very well. The function of some of the pieces is liturgical, like “Gloria”, “Our Father” or the mighty Entrance-Prelude. Two other pieces are meditative moments about the name of Jesus.

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  1. Tunder: Praeludia No. 3 in G Minor
  2. Praetorius, M: Nun komm der Heiden Heiland
    (arr. Margaretha Consort for early music ensemble)
  3. Schütz: O Jesu, nomen dulce
  4. Praetorius, M: In dulci jubilo
    (arr. Margaretha Consort for early music ensemble)
  5. Frank Wakelkamp: Maria durch ein Dornwald ging
  6. Praetorius, M: Puer natus in Bethlehem
    (arr. Margaretha Consort for early music ensemble)
  7. Alberik Mazák: Nobilissime Jesu
  8. Schütz: Heute ist Christus geboren SWV439
  9. Praetorius, M: Teutsch Et in terra a 6, "Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr"
  10. Petrus Hurtado: Illibata ter beata
    (arr. R.R. Miranda and J.M. Peláez for early music ensemble)
  11. Hassler, H L: Vater unser
    (arr. M. Broekroelofs and J.M. Peláez for early music ensemble)
  12. Praetorius, M: Quem pastores laudavere
  13. Praetorius, M: Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen
  14. Praetorius, M: Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern
    (arr. for early music ensemble)
  15. Scheidemann: Vom Himmel hoch, WV 69 - Vom Himmel hoch
  16. Frank Wakelkamp: Veni, veni, Emmanuel