Christmas concert

Saturday 17 December 2016, 8.15pm

Paaskerk Baarn, Oude Utrechtseweg 4a, 3743 KN Baarn, The Netherlands

An anthology of seasonal music from Advent to Christmas, from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century, and from all over Europe

The music

H.I.F. von Biber (1644–1704): ‘Annunciation’ from the Mystery sonatas

Tarquinio Merula (1595–1665): Canzonetta Spirituale sopra alla nanna

Claudio Merulo (1533–1604): Toccata ottava

Giacomo Carissimi (1605–74) ‘Salve salve puellule’

Arcangelo Corelli (1653–1713): Concerto Grosso in G minor, op. 6, no. 8 [‘Christmas concerto’]

Johann Walther (1496–1570) ‘Nun komm der Heiden Heiland’

Franz Tunder (1614–67): ‘Wachet auf! ruft uns die Stimme’

Michael Praetorius (1571–1621): ‘Resonet in laudibus’

Gregor Joseph Werner (1693–1766): ‘December’ (‘Il Decembre’) from Musicalischer Instrumental-Calender (1748)

George Frideric Handel (1685–1759), from Messiah (1741):
– Pifa (Pastoral Symphony)
– ‘There were shepherds abiding in the field’
– ‘And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them’
– ‘Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion’

The musicians

(Rachel Elliott soprano, Nicolette Moonen, violin, Oliver Webber violin, Rachel Stott viola, Olaf Reimers cello, Silas Wollston harpsichord / organ)

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