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Music for Advent

On the first Sunday of Advent, Catherine Bott introduces a selection of early music for the Advent season. Including music from Bach, Charpentier and Praetorius and lesser known composers Vaclav Karel Holan Rovensky and Thomas Stoltzer.

58 minutes

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV.61: Overture

    Performers: Collegium Vocale, Philippe Herreweghe (conductor)

    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
    • HMC 901605.
  • Jan Dismas Zelenka

    Magnificat, ZWV.107

    Performers: Barbora Sojková (soprano), Musica Florea, Marek Štryncl (conductor)

    • SUPRAPHON.
    • SU 4111-2.
  • Vaclav Karel Holan Rovensky

    Maria, pole vznešené (Maria, thou lofty field)

    Performers: Marián Krejčík (baritone), Collegium Marianum, Jana Semerádová (director)

    • SUPRAPHON.
    • SU 4002-2.
  • Vaclav Karel Holan Rovensky

    Rorate cœli, když svatí proroci (Rorate cœli, when holy prophets)

    Performers: Hana Blažíková (soprano), Kamila Ševčíková (alto), Tomáš Král (baritone), Collegium Marianum, Jana Semerádová (director)

    • SUPRAPHON.
    • SU 4002-2.
  • Marc‐Antoine Charpentier

    O de l'Advent: 3rd O: O radix Jesu; Noël pour les instruments "Les Borgeois de Chastre";

    Performers: Les Arts Florissants, William Christie (conductor)

    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
    • HMA 1905124.
  • Johannes Eccard

    Übers Gebirg Maria geht

    Performers: Collegium tubicense Ulm, Holzbläser & Kammerorchester, Simon Dach (director)

    • CHRISTOPHORUS.
    • CHE 0177-2.
  • Michael Praetorius

    Alvus tumescit virginis

    Performer: Anna Steppler (organ)

    • DELPHIAN.
    • DCD 34122.
  • Michael Praetorius (arr. Jan Sandström)

    Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen

    Performers: Choir of Merton College, Oxford, Benjamin Nicholas (conductor)

    • DELPHIAN.
    • DCD 34122.
  • Josquin des Prez

    Ave Maria a 4

    Performers: Weser-Renaissance Bremen, Manfred Cordes (conductor)

    • CPO.
    • 777 5902.
  • William Cornysh

    Ave Maria Mater Dei

    Performers: The Sixteen, Harry Christophers (conductor)

    • UCJ (UNIVERSAL CLASSICS & JAZZ).
    • 476 6295.
  • Thomas Stoltzer

    O admirabile commercium

    Performers: Stimmwerk

    • CHRISTOPHORUS.
    • CHR 77364.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV.61: Overture

  • Jan Dismas Zelenka

    Magnificat

  • Vaclav Karel Holan Rovensky

    Maria, thou lofty field

  • Vaclav Karel Holan Rovensky

    Rorate coeli, when holy prophets

  • Marc‐Antoine Charpentier

    "O" Anthem for Advent: 'O root of the tree of Jesse'

  • Marc‐Antoine Charpentier

    Noel pour les instruments 'Les Borgeois de Chastre'

  • Marc‐Antoine Charpentier

    "O" Anthem for Advent: 'O key of David'

  • Johannes Eccard

    Ubers Gebirg Maria geht

  • Michael c.1571-1621) Praetorius

    Alvus tumescit virginis

  • Michael c.1571-1621) Praetorius

    Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen

  • Josquin des Prez

    Ave Maria a 4

  • William Cornysh

    Ave Maria Mater Dei

  • Thomas Stoltzer

    O admirabile commercium

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