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Medieval Christmas - Angus Smith (tenor); Donald Greig (baritone); Mark Dobell (tenor); Robert Harre-Jones (counter tenor);...
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  1. Christe redemptor, 2-part kyrie
  2. Quem lohannes, troped agnus from a Christmas Mass
  3. Alleluia V. Dies sanctificatus, organum for 2 voices
  4. O primus homo coruit, versus (from Matines de NoŽl)
  5. Lux refulget, organum
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  1. Christe redemptor, 2-part kyrie
  2. Quem lohannes, troped agnus from a Christmas Mass
  3. Alleluia V. Dies sanctificatus, organum for 2 voices
  4. O primus homo coruit, versus (from Matines de NoŽl)
  5. Lux refulget, organum
  6. Annus renascitur, conductus (Florence, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Plut. 29.1)
  7. De quanqu'on peut, belle et bonne, estriner, ballade in 4 parts
  8. Tout mon dťsir, ballade for 3 voices
  9. Ce jour de l'an, rondeau for 3 voices
  10. Clangat Tuba, Martyr Thoma, carol for 3 voices
  11. Ave rex angelorum, carol for 3 voices
  12. Eya martir Stephane, carol for 2 voices
  13. Vox in Rama, motet in 4 voices
  14. Lullay, lullow: I saw a swete semely syght, christmas carol for 2 voices
  15. O admirabile commercium, motet for 4 voices
  16. Pastores loquebantur, motet for 5 voices
  17. Noel, noel, motet for 4 voices
  18. Noe, Noe, Noe, motet for 4 voices
  19. Nato Canunt Omnia, motet for 5 voices
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The title of this album by the Orlando Consort -- Medieval Christmas -- should be taken at face value -- this is not the kind of familiar merry Renaissance music that is sung and played by costumed revelers at madrigal dinners, this is unaccompanied vocal music primarily of the eleventh through the fifteenth centuries, presented without accommodation to the expectations of contemporary audiences. This is not recognizably "Christmas music," but it's beautiful in its strangeness. For the listener who is eager to hear ...

Medieval Christmas 2006, Harmonia Mundi

UPC: 093046741822

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