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Angels & Shepherds 17th Century Christmas


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  • Performer: Netherlands Bach Society, Pieter Dirksen
  • Conductor: Jos Van Veldhoven
  • Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach, Dietrich Buxtehude, Chiara Margarita Cozzolani, Johannes Cruger, Giovan Battista Fergusio, et al.
  • Audio CD (April 8, 2009)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Channel Classics Records
  • Run Time: 69 minutes
  • ASIN: B00002EIU9
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #186,038 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Wie schon leuchtet der Morgenstern (How Brightly Shines The Morning Star) (German)
2. Es ist ein Ros entsprungen (Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming), for chorus
3. Gloria in Excelsis Deo
4. Angelus ad pastores ait, motet for 5 voices & continuo (Cantiones Sacrae No. 35)
5. Puer nobis nascitur (Ons is geboren een kindekijn), variations for keyboard
6. Gloria in Altissimis Deo
7. In dulci jubilo, for SSB voices, 2 violins & continuo, BuxWV 52
8. Currite, pastores, for voices & continuo, Op. 5/4
9. Work(s): Vom Himmel hoch da komm ich her (M. Praetorius / M. Luther / Hassler)
10. Work(s): Vom Himmel hoch da komm ich her, BWV 701 / Christum wir sollen loben schon, BWV 696 / Gelobet seist
11. Ich steh an deiner Krippen hier, for voice & continuo (Schemelli Gesangbuch No. 195), BWV469
12. O anima festina, for soprano, alto, tenor, bass, 2 violins, cello & continuo (formerly attrib. to Carissimi)

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Edward L. Killham on October 23, 1999
Format: Audio CD
Just in time for the holidays, the Netherlands Bach Society has brought out a thoroughly charming collection of 17th century Christmas music. For this CD, the Bach Society Chorus is joined by a smaller group named the Capella Figuralis, both of them under the confident direction of Jos van Veldhoven. Several famous composers are represented on the disc, headed by Michael Praetorius, Dietrich Buxtehude, and, of course, J.S. Bach. Lesser known figures are also included, however, and some of the songs listed as Anonymous (not the Anonymous 4) are equally authentic and moving. Verily, they make a joyful noise unto the Lord.
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