The Christmas Story

Wednesday, Dec 8th 2010 - 8:00pm
Arranged by: Ars Nova Copenhagen


The story of Christmas told in chant, motets, baroque dialogues and traditional folk carols. The music is drawn from Italy, Germany, Denmark, England, and the USA. The performance will be followed by a CD recording for Harmonia Mundi USA.


  Chant: Rorate coeli desuper
Arr. Paul Hillier Veni veni Emanuel
Arr. Paul Hillier Es ist ein Ros entsprungen
Biasio Tomasi (1611) Dum deambularent Dominus in Paradisum
Howard Skempton Adam lay ibounden
Arr. R. L. Pearsall In dulci iubilo
Alessandro Grandi (1610) Missus est Gabriel
William Byrd O magnum mysterium
  Chant: Puer natus est
G.F. Anerio Voi ch’ai notturni rai
Arr. Paul Hillier Dormi, dormio bel bambin
Arr. Paul Hillier Liebe Hirten
Arr. Paul Hillier Andachtsjodler
  Chant: Videntes stellam
J. H. Hopkins We three kings
Arr. Paul Hillier Personent hodie
The Holy Innocents:  
  Chant: Herodes iratus
  Vox in Rama
Johann Eccard (1553-1611) Uebers Gebirg
Johann Eccard (1553-1611) Maria wallt zum Heiligtum
Arr. Paul Hillier The holly and the ivy