A Renaissance Christmas

November 3, 2016 - Comment

Produced in association with the Metropolitan Museum of Art where the EEM appears annually, this colorful disc celebrates the winter holiday with Renaissance carols and noels. Selections include: “Green grow’th the holly” and Taunder Naken from the Songbook of Henry VIII, noels by Busnois, Dufay and Brumel, 15th century English carols, late Renaissance motets, lute

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Produced in association with the Metropolitan Museum of Art where the EEM appears annually, this colorful disc celebrates the winter holiday with Renaissance carols and noels. Selections include: “Green grow’th the holly” and Taunder Naken from the Songbook of Henry VIII, noels by Busnois, Dufay and Brumel, 15th century English carols, late Renaissance motets, lute songs, villancicos and instrumental dances by Palestrina, Attey, Arbeau and Praetorius’ “Es ist ein’ Ros’ entsprungen.” This full color cover features “The Annunciation” (detail) by Botticelli from The Metropolitan Museum of Art. A generous twenty page booklet includes notes and complete texts with parallel English translations.

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David Kirk says:

Renaissance was better than this….

charlotte eloise says:

Great for a snowy night and a quite house I first heard cuts off this CD on the syndicated early music program Harmonia and was enchanted by it. I ordered it the next day and wasn’t disappointed after it arrived. The CD comprises various English, French, & Italian carols, dance tunes, noels, and melodies from the 16th century.I’m not a trained musician so please forgive my lack of detailed musical critique. The tracks consist mostly of the heavenly vocals of the six members of the New York’s Ensemble For Early Music, with…

Anonymous says:

my favorite christmas cd

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