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L’Esprit Baroque

The baroque spirit in all its musical shapes. Pastorale: Baroque Advent and Christmas music.

Anonymous (ca. 1390)
1. Nos demorarur – O Sapientia incarnata
2. Magne virtutum conditor – O Emmanuel rex noster
Huelgas Schola and Ensemble led by Paul van Nevel
(CD Cypriot advent antiphons, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi RD77977)

Traditional Maronite hymns
3. Shubho lhaw qolo
4. Tala ál Wa’du
5. Kan ya Ma kan
The Music Choir of the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik in Lebanon led by Père Louis Hage
(CD Chants Maronites Traditionnels, Studio SM 1993)

Johann David Heinichen (1683-1729)
6. Pastorale per la Notte di Natale
Virtuosi Saxoniae led by Ludwig Güttler
(CD Weihnachtskonzerte, Berlin Classics BC 1059-2)

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
7. Cantate: ‘Schwingt freudig euch empor, BWV 36
Joanne Lunn, soprano. William Towers, alto. Jan Kobow, tenor and Dietrich Henschel, bass. The Monteverdi Choir and The English Baroque Soloists led by John Eliot Gardiner
(CD Bach Cantatas Gardiner, Soli Deo Gloria SDG 162)

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