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Sacred Treasures of Christmas


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Recorded on the very eve of the UK’s first Coronavirus lockdown, and in the generous acoustic of St Augustine’s church in Kilburn, this 57-strong choir of boys and men, makes an absolutely heavenly sound. There is purity in the tone, exquisite balance across the voices, and a magical empathy with this programme of 15th and 16th century polyphonic motets which set texts relevant to the seasons of Christmas, Epiphany and Candlemas. 

Running Time: 76 mins

  1.  Hodie Christus Natus est 3:52 Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621)
  2. O Magnum Mysterium 4:34  Giovanni Gabrieli (c1554/7-1612)
  3. Alleluia. Dies Sanctificatus 2:24 Anonymous
  4. Verbum Caro Factum Est 3:30 Hans Leo Hassler (1562-1612)
  5. Nesciens Mater 6:08 Jean Mouton (before 1459-1522)
  6. Puer Natus in Bethlehem 2:23 Samuel Scheidt (1587-1654)
  7. Pastores Loquebantur 4:02 Francisco Guerro (1528-1599)
  8. Resonet in Laudibus 4:36 Orlande de Lassus (1530/32-1594)
  9. O Magnum Mysterium 4:32 Tomas Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)
  10. Alma Redemptorist Matar a 5  8:06 Tomas Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)
  11. Surge, Illuminare, Jerusalem 2:57 Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525/26-1594)
  12. Omnes de Saba 3:03 Orlande de Lassus (1530/32-1594)



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