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A Renaissance Christmas
Dufay, Busnois, Brumel
A Renaissance Christmas
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Special Interest, Pop, Classical
 
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Produced in association with The Metropolitan Museum of Art, "A Renaissance Christmas" celebrates the winter holiday. Selections include: 15th-century English carols, "Green grow'th the holly" and Taundernaken from the So...  more »

     
   
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Produced in association with The Metropolitan Museum of Art, "A Renaissance Christmas" celebrates the winter holiday. Selections include: 15th-century English carols, "Green grow'th the holly" and Taundernaken from the Songbook of Henry VIII; noels by Busnois, Dufay and Brumel; late Renaissance motets, lute songs, villancicos and instrumental dances by Palestrina, Attey, Arbeau and Praetorious' "Es ist ein' Ros' entsprungen."
 

CD Reviews

Great for a snowy night and a quite house
12/06/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"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 a mixture of period instruments thrown in for good measure. Listening to it all, you can easily picture an advent service in a 16th cent. French cathedral. If you're looking for a beatiful peaceful collection of music to add to your holiday collection, this is it.Favorite tracks include: Nowell: Tidings true, C'etait a l'heure, Es ist ein' Ros', Conventry Carol, Greensleves, Branle de l'Official."
My favorite christmas cd
charlotte eloise | paris, france | 10/31/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Usually period music is so poorly produced and cliche, but this CD is flawless. The quality of sound is amazing; the beauty of the music transcends time and space. If you buy one Christmas CD, buy this one. It's the perfect elegant moodsetter for the season."