Musica della sera

Classical Music 7:00-9:30pm

Playlist for Thursday, December 8, 2011

Hosted by Meera Collier-Mitchell





Record Title




Carol: Ave Maria

Song: Gabriel, fram heven-king

Carol: Lullay: I saw a swete semly syght

Anonymous 4: Ruth Cunningham, Marsha Genensky, Susan Hellauer, Johanna Rose

On Yoolis Night: Medieval Carols & Motets

Harmonia Mundi

[?Thomas] Damett
(c. 1436/7)

Salvatoris mater / O Georgi Deo

The Binchois Consort, Andrew Kirkman, conductor

Mark Chambers, Timothy Travers-Brown, alto

Richard Butler, Edwin Simpson, Matthew Vine, Christopher Watson, tenor

Andrew Kirkman, conductor

Music for Henry V and The House of Lancaster


John Cooke
(c. 1385 - ?1442)

Alma proles / Christi miles

[?Nicholas] Sturgeon
(d. 1454)

Salve mater / Salve templum


Heinrich Schütz
(1585 – 1672)

Weihnachts-Historie, SWV 435

-        Sinfonia

-        Evangelist “Es begab sich aber zu derselbigen Zeit

-        Der Engel “Fürchtet euch nicht

-        Evangelist “Und alsbald war da bei dem Engel

-        Die Menge der Engel “Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe

Martin Hummer, Evangelist

Susanne Ryden, Maria Cristina Kiehr, Andreas Scholl, Gerd Turk, Andreas Lebeda, Ulrich Messthaler, Die Engel

Rene Jacobs, director

H. Schütz: Weihnachts-Historie

Harmonia Mundi

Juan de Araujo
(1646 – 1712)

Dime, amor, que prodigio es aqueste! / Tell me, love, what wonder is this

Coro Hispano de San Francisco & Conjunto Nuevo Mundo

Juan Pedro Gaffney R., Director

Vamos al portal: Music from the Hispanic World celebrating the feasts of the Nativity cycle

Instituto Pro Musica de California

Francisco Guerrero
(1528 – 1599)

Vamos al portal / Let us go to the stable

Traditional Hebrides

Christ Child Lullaby

Sarah-Jane Summers, fiddle; Jesse Autumn, double harp; Neal Hellman, mountain dulcimer; Barry Phillips, cello

Colonial Christmas, Barry Phillips & Friends: A collection of instrumental carols and dances from colonial America

Gourd Music

Amos Munson
(1753 – 1783)

Christmas, from The Columbian Harmonist No. 2 (1785)

Lars Johannesson, flute; Shelley Phillips, oboe & English horn; Christa Stiner, bassoon; Barry Phillips, mandolin & cittern

Traditional Playford

New Year’s Eve

Deby Benton Grosjean, fiddle; Barry Phillips, cello; Linda Burman-Hall, harpsichord


Gian Carlo Menotti
(1911 – 2007)

Amahl and the Night Visitors

-        Amahl! Amahl!

-        Oh, Mother, you should go out and see!

-        Stop bothering me!

-        Poor Amahl!

-        Don’t cry, Mother dear

-        From far away we come

-        Amahl… Yes, Mother

-        Good evening! Good evening!

-        Come in, come in!

-        Are you a real King?

-        This is my box

-        Amahl, I told you not to be a nuisance!

-        Oh, these beautiful things

-        Have you seen a Child

-        Shepherds! Shepherdesses!

-        Emily, Emily

-        Olives and quinces

-        Shepherds’ Dance

-        Thank you, good friends

-        All that gold!

-        Thief! Thief!

-        Don’t you dare!

-        Oh, woman, you can keep the gold

-        Oh, no, wait

-        I walk, Mother

-        Do you really want to go?

-        Shepherds, arise!

Chet Allen, Amahl

Rosemary Kuhlmann, his Mother

Andrew McKinley, Kaspar

David Aiken, Melchior

Leon Lishner, Balthazar

Frank Monachino, the Page

Thomas Schippers, orchestra & chorus conductor

Recorded 1952 under the personal direction of Mr. Menotti

Amahl and the Night Visitors

RCA Gold Seal


Hector Berlioz
(1803 – 1869)

L’Enfance du Christ: trilogie sacrée, Op. 25

Part II: la fuite en Egypte (The Flight into Egypt)

      I.      Ouverture

    II.      L’adieu des bergers à la Sainte Familie / The Shepherds’ Farewell to the Holy Family

   III.      Le repos de la Sainte Familie / The Holy Family’s Repose

La Chapelle Royale, Collegium Vocale, Orchestre des Champs Élysées, Philippe Herreweghe, conductor

Berlioz: L’Enfance du Christ

Harmonia Mundi (France)


Franz Biebl
(1906 – 2001)

Ave Maria

Chanticleer, Joseph Jennings, director

Our Heart’s Joy: A Chanticleer Christmas

Chanticleer Records

Benjamin Britten
(1913 – 1976)

A hymn to the Virgin

Arr. Dale Grotenhuis

Tomorrow shall be my dancing day

J. S. Bach

Ave Maria

Butch Thompson, piano


Daring Records


Butch Thompson

Deck the Halls


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