A Bohemian Christmas


Performed by Early Music New York - Frederick Renz, Director

Artists: Ryland Angel - countertenor; Oliver Brewer - tenor; Joe Damon Chappel - bass; Corey-James Crawford - countertenor; Matthew Hensrud - countertenor; Tam Johnson - tenor; Christa Patton - soprano & alto shawm, bagpipe; Terry Pierce - tenor & bass sackbut; Gregory Purnhagen - baritone; Bruce Rameker - countertenor; David Ronis - tenor; Erik Schmalz - tenor sackbut; Geoffrey Williams - countertenor

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Medieval motets honoring Bohemia's "Good King Wenceslas" (St. Vaclave) and Poland's St. Stansilaus. 'Carols' from the time of patriot Jan Hus, early polyphony from the Codex "Specialnik" celebrating the Nativity. Plus, the only extant Czech medieval dance, and the "Messe de Notre Dame" by Guillaume de Machaut, celebrated French poet/composer and Secretary to the King of Bohemia. Men's voices and instruments.

PLAY LIST (click a selection for a 30 sec mp3 preview)

1.AlleluiaMikolaj Radomski, fl. 1420-30

2.Jesu Kriste, scedry knezeCzech, 13th century

3.Ave regina caelorumCodex Specialnik, before 1500

4.Svaty VáclaveCzech, 13th century

5.Nás mily Svaty VáclaveCodex Specialnik

6.Magnificat anima mea DominumRadomski

7.Vizmez pacholickaCzech, 13th century

8.Flosculum amenitatisCodex Specialnik

9.Breve regnumPolish, early 15th century

10.Angelus ad virginem missusPolish, 15th century

11.Czaldy waldyCzech, late 14th century

12.Vzdajmez chváluCodex Specialnik

13.Nobis est natus hodieCodex Specialnik

14.Omnia beneficiaPolish, late 12th century

15.Ortus de PoloniaPolish, 13th century

16.Gaude, mater PoloniaPolish, 13th century

17.Kyrie eleison-La Messe de Nostre DameGuillaume de Machaut, 1300-1377

18.Gloria in excelsis Deo-La Messe de Nostre DameMachaut

19.Ja fallaCzech, 14th century

20.Credo in unum Deum-La Messe de Nostre DameMachaut

21.Tant plus vos voyeCzech, 14th century

22.Sanctus-La Messe de Nostre DameMachaut

23.Agnus Dei-La Messe de Nostre DameMachaut

24.Ite missa est-La Messe de Nostre DameMachaut