Dec 27

Videntes Stellam [Seeing the star] (Matthew 2:10-11) – Toby Hession

Adoration of the Magi by Fra Angelico and Fili...

Adoration of the Magi by Fra Angelico and Filippo Lippi. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Matthew 2:10-11 [Latin]

10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.

11 And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense and myrrh.

Videntes Stellam, composed by Toby Hession (b. 1997)

Performed by Inner Voices & the National Youth Chamber Choir. Conducted by Stephen Cleobury.
Winning entry of A Carol for Christmas 2015 in Category 2 – SATB composition (18 and under).

 

 

Dec 20

Gloria in excelsis Deo [Glory to God in the highest] (Luke 2:14) – Antonio Vivaldi

Antonio Vivaldi by François Morellon la Cave; 1725

Antonio Vivaldi by François Morellon la Cave; 1725 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Luke 2:14 [Latin] (1st two movements of Vivaldi’s work: Gloria in excelsis Deo; Et in terra pax hominibus)

14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

Gloria (RV 589), composed (in 1716?) by Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)


Performed by Trevor Pinnock, English Concert

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Dec 13

Hodie Christus natus est [Christ is born today] (Luke 2:11) – Giovanni Gabrieli

Giovanni Gabrieli

Giovanni Gabrieli (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Luke 2:11 [Latin]

11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

Hodie Christus natus est, Christmas motet for 8 voices arranged in two separate choirs, composed by Giovanni Gabrieli (1554/1557-1612)


Performed by University Choir Munich
Munich Brass Connection
Director: John Kleinjung

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Hodie Christus Natus Est (Christ Is Born Today) (Hodie Christus natus est). Composed by Gabrieli. For double choir. Christmas. Difficult. Published by Concordia Publishing House (CR.97-5758U1).

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Dec 06

Angelus ad pastore ait [The angel said to the shepherds] (Luke 2:9-11) – Hans Leo Hassler

Hans Leo Hassler, 1564–1612

Hans Leo Hassler, 1564–1612 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Luke 2:9-11 [Latin]

And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

Angelus ad pastore ait (1601) composed by Hans Leo Hassler (1564-1612)


Performed by The Sine Nomine Singers of Valdosta; David Lee Johnson, Founder and Director

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Composed by Hans Leo Hassler (1564-1612). Arranged by Geoffrey Mason. Walton Choral. 12 pages. Walton Music #W6002. Published by Walton Music (HL.8501195).

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