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Praetorius: Christmas Vespers

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Taking its name from the classical god of music and the sun, Apollo's Fire is dedicated to the performance of 17th- and 18th-century music on the period instruments for which it was written. The ensemble unites a select pool of renowned early music specialists from throughout North America and Europe. Apollo's Fire was founded in 1992 by Jeannette Sorrell, with the assistance of Roger Wright, then Artistic Administrator of the Cleveland Orchestra (now with the BBC). The orchestra received a startup grant from the Cleveland Foundation in 1992. Since then, Apollo's Fire has performed in Toronto, Washington D.C., Indianapolis, Philadelphia, Columbus, Detroit, Pittsburgh, with the American Bach Project in Milwaukee, at the New World Symphony's Baroque Festival in Miami, the Gilmore International Festival in Michigan, the Ojai Festival in California, the Boston Early Music Festival Concert Series and the Aspen Music Festival in Colorado. Apollo's Fire is frequently broadcast on National Public Radio and can also be heard on Britain's BBC, Canada's CBC, European Community Radio, and in Northeast Ohio on WCLV and WKSU. Apollo's Fire has been featured on several national holiday broadcasts on NPR as well as NPR's World of Opera and SymphonyCast. In addition, Apollo's Fire collaborates with Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Institute of Music to provide direction for the Case/CIM Baroque Orchestra. Apollo's Fire has received international critical acclaim for its six recordings on the Canadian label Eclectra. Now recording for Koch International Classics, the orchestra's recent releases include Don Quixote (Telemann Suites and Concertos), Mozart symphonies and piano concertos, Scarborough Fayre, and a re-issue of the popular Noels and Carols disc. Together with Jeannette Sorrell, Apollo's Fire received the 1995 Noah Greenberg Award from the American Musicological Society, given for an outstanding project involving the collaboration of scholars and performers, and the 1998 Northern Ohio Live Achievement Award for Classical Music.

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  1. Processional: Nun Komm der Heiden Heiland 3:15$0.99  Buy MP3 
  2. Nun Komm der Heiden Heiland 5:09$0.99  Buy MP3 
  3. Hymn: Wachet Auf! 2:47$0.99  Buy MP3 
  4. Carol: Puer Natus in Bethlehem 4:58$0.99  Buy MP3 
  5. Offertory: Ach, Mein Herre 7:41$0.99  Buy MP3 
  6. Credo: Wir glauben all 5:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
  7. Dances from Terpsichore 4:25$0.99  Buy MP3 
  8. Gloria: Glori sei Gott 6:57$0.99  Buy MP3 
  9. Hymn: Quem Pastores 3:13$0.99  Buy MP3 
10. Antiphon: Christum wir sollen loben0:48$0.99  Buy MP3 
11. Magificat, Part I & II 5:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
12. Carol: O Morning Star 2:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
13. Magificat, Part III & IV 7:31$0.99  Buy MP3 
14. Carol: Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming 1:41$0.99  Buy MP3 
15. Our Father in Heaven 1:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
16. Benediction: Benedicamus aeterno Regi0:49$0.99  Buy MP3 
17. Organ Voluntary: Nun lob mein Seel 2:33$0.99  Buy MP3 
18. Closing Hymn: In dulci jubilo/Good Christian Friends, Rejoice! 7:15$0.99  Buy MP3 

Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 9, 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Koch Records
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Reviewer on May 14, 2008
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Michael Praetorius was an odd provincial genius, a prolific and inventive composer and musical theorist who lived nearly his whole life embedded in his musical/pastoral duties to his Lutheran congregation in Wolfenbuettel, in rural eastern Germany. That his music has survived at all, and that his theoretical writings have become a major source of historical information about music at the beginning of the 17th Century, is something of a fluke, the result of his self-publication and thus of the dissemination of music that followed from the developmrnt of printing. Praetorius was enormously ambitious, a kind of mad encyclopedist in music. Likewise, his compositions range from four-part dance tunes to polychoral/polyorchestral monuments, and in difficulty from chorales for congregational singing to dramatic cantatas required florid virtuosity. He did NOT, however, compose a "Christmas Vespers." This performance on CD is a composite of pieces from his various publications, arranged as a series of Advent concerts by the director of Apollo's Fire, Jeannette Sorrell.

The CD turned up last year among my amazon recommendations. I'd never had the opportunity to hear Apollo's Fire, though I knew of the group, based in Cleveland and at Oberlin College. I knew of Ms Sorrell also, as associated with the summer workshops in Early Music at Amherst College.
I put the CD in my cart and waited for an attractive price, which finally arrived a few weeks ago. Yesterday evening, I tore off the wrapping, popped the disk in my player, and settled down to listen without even glancing at the booklet of notes.

The first track is a processional on the chorale melody Nun Komm der Heiden Heiland, sung more or less as any good Lutheran church choir might sing it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Piano Girl on April 29, 2014
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I very much enjoy this CD. Perfect for a reflective Christmas evening. I recommend Praetorius' Mass for Christmas morning as well.
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By Jeffery Clark on February 16, 2015
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Excellent addition to any Christmas or Lutheran music library.
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