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A Wondrous Mystery: Renaissance Choral Music for Christmas

Stile Antico

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1
Ein Kind geborn in Bethlehem
Michael Praetorius; Stile Antico
3:26
2
Motet: Pastores quidnam vidistis
Jacob Clemens non Papa; Stile Antico
5:01
3
Es ist ein Ros entsprungen
Michael Praetorius; Stile Antico
2:57
Missa Pastores quidnam vidistis  
4
Kyrie
Jacob Clemens non Papa; Stile Antico
5:51
5
Canite tuba
Jacob Handl; Stile Antico
2:10
6
Gloria
Jacob Clemens non Papa; Stile Antico
8:11
7
Magnificat quinti toni
Hieronymus Praetorius; Stile Antico
11:25
8
Credo
Jacob Clemens non Papa; Stile Antico
10:09
9
Mirabile mysterium
Jacob Handl; Stile Antico
4:06
10
Über's Gebirg Maria geht
Johann Eccard; Stile Antico
2:56
11
Sanctus & Benedictus
Jacob Clemens non Papa; Stile Antico
7:33
12
Vom Himmel hoch
Johann Eccard; Stile Antico
2:01
13
Hodie Christus natus est
Hans Leo Hassler; Stile Antico
3:14
14
Missa Pastores quidnam vidistisAgnus Dei
Jacob Clemens non Papa; Stile Antico
3:51
15
Die Könige
Peter Cornelius; Stile Antico
2:56
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    75:47
Grammy Award nomination - Producer of the Year, Classical, 2016

British vocal ensemble stile antico celebrates the nativity of Christ with this programme that gathers music from some of the most highly regarded European composers of the late 16th and early 17th centuries, working in both the Roman Catholic and Lutheran church traditions. The latter yielded predominantly German-texted carols, often with a popular flavour and in simpler settings, while the former produced Latin polyphony. Running as a thread through the album is Clemens’s Christmas mass based on the motet Pastores quidnam vidistis, while Praetorius’s Magnificat draws strongly on both traditions.

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Breathtaking freshness, vitality and balance (New York Times). Stile Antico's new Christmas programme of Renaissance polyphony features a glorious Mass by the Flemish master Jacobus Clemens non Papa, alongside traditional old-German carols and motets, many of them still sung to this day. An irresistibly festive collection! Stile Antico has become the gold standard in this repertory (The Independent, UK)
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