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A Very Brandenburg Christmas



Catalog Number: ABC4812176
Label: ABC Classics
Format: CD

Available: 3
Price: $13.99

A Very Brandenburg Christmas

Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Brandenburg Choir
Paul Dyer Conductor And Harpsichord
Louise Prickett Soprano
Christina Leonard Saxophone

Every year since 1999, four-time ARIA-winners the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra along with the Brandenburg Choir have gathered each December to celebrate the glorious sounds of Christmas. They call it Noël! Noël! and it soon became an annual Brandenburg tradition. Each year, Artistic Director Paul Dyer revisits his much-loved Christmas ‘recipe’, always seeking to include the richest musical ingredients. Some flavours are well known while others come as a delightful surprise. ‘All of them are selected to inspire the feeling of joy that we all look forward to in December,’ says the much-admired Dyer. ‘It is a feeling that transcends race, religion and nationality, and often arouses memories of family, the rituals and perfumes of the season.’

Track Listing:

1. Palestrina Hodie Christus natus est
2. Hildegard von Bingen O Ecclesia
3. Traditional arr. Carter Angelus ad virginem
4. Ronzani Alma Redemptoris Mater
5. Merula Aria de Ciaconna ‘Su la cetra amorosa’
6. Arañés Chacona ‘A la vida bona’
7. Purcell Rejoice in the Lord Alway (The ‘Bell’ Anthem)
8. Mozart Laudate Dominum
9. Joel arr. Lawson Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)
10. Traditional arr. Coelho O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
11. Traditional arr. Coelho The Coventry Carol
12. Traditional arr. Coelho Noël nouvelet
13. Howells Here is the Little Door
14. Davis arr. Coelho The Little Drummer Boy
15. Gruber Stille Nacht (Silent Night)
16. Anonymous arr. Willcocks O Come, All Ye Faithful