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Praetorius: Christmas Vespers

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This recording recreates a Vespers (evening) service for Christmas as it might have sounded in a large north German church in the early 17th century. In this recording, the Toronto Consort undertakes one of its most ambitious projects ever recreating. Marquis.2005

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"...this is a really satisfying and thoughtfully organized program of music by a composer often overlooked...music lovers have at least one new release to celebrate this season" -- Classics Today

"Most of these solemn, thoughtful works deserve to be better known, especially several [of these] charming carols" -- The WholeNote

1. Opening Hymn: "Geborn ist Gottes Sohnelein"
2. The Ten Commandments: "Die zehen Gebot"
3. Credo: "Wir glauben all an einen Gott"
4. Gospel Reading: "So sschreibt der heilige Lucas"
5. Jubilate Domino (Psalm 98)
6. The Lord's Prayer: "Vater unser in dem Himmel"
7. Humnum de tempore: "Der neugebornen Kindelein"
8. Antiphon: "Chritum unsern Heiland"
9. Magnificat, Part I: "Meine Seel erhebt den Herren"
10. Carol: "Ein Kind geborn zu Bethlehem"
11. Magnificat, Part II: "Denn er hat große Ding an mir getan"
12. Carol: "Freut euch, ihr lieben Christen"
13. Magnificat, Part III: "Er stoßet die Gewaltigen vom Stuhl"
14. Carol: "Von Himmel hoch"
15. Magnificat, Part IV: "Wie er geredt hat unsern Vatern"
16. Carol: "Joseph lieber, Joseph mein"
17. Collect: "Der Herr sei mit euch"
18. Blessing: "Benedicamus aeterno Regi"
19. Closing Hymn: "In dulci jubilo"

Product Details

  • Performer: Toronto Consort
  • Conductor: David Fallis
  • Composer: Michael Praetorius
  • Audio CD (January 8, 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Marquis Classics
  • ASIN: B00078JW1S
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #338,317 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By Christine A. Rorden on October 31, 2012
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I bought this CD as a gift--I already have a copy myself. The music is absolutely exquisite, and the performers top notch. One of my favorite recordings of all time!
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