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Christmas in Medieval England (Live) (Blue Heron/Scott Metcalfe)

Christmas in Medieval England

Recorded Live in Cambridge in 2013

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Sarum plainchant
Angelus ad virginem
Gabriel fram Heven-King
Carols: Hayl Mary, Ther is no rose of swych vertu, Nowel: Owt of your slepe aryse, Ecce quod natura, Ave rex angelorum, Nowel syng we bothe al and som, Nova, Nova! Ave fit ex Eva
John Dunstaple (d. 1453): Gaude virgo
Leonel Power (d. 1445): Gloria, Ibo michi ad montem mirre
Anonymous (English, c. 1440): Missa Veterem Hominem (Sanctus & Agnus dei)

Christmas in Medieval England allows listeners to share the beauty, excitement, intensity and variety found in a Blue Heron concert performance. It includes plainchant, carols, and other music for Advent and Christmas from 15th-century England. It is comprised entirely of tracks recorded live at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational in December 2013. The disc should appeal to fans of Blue Heron’s first disc (BHCD1001), which contained music of 15th-century France (“an extremely impressive recorded debut” ~ F. Weber, Fanfare). One Amazon reviewer calls the new disc "a perfect hour of celebration and wonder".

BHCD 1006

Release Date: October 9, 2015

Track Listing

Advent
1 Veni, veni Emanuel (4:41)

Annunciation
2 Angelus ad virginem / Gabriel from Heven-King (7:26)

3 Gaude virgo salutata / Gaude virgo singularis — John Dunstaple (4:52)

4 Hayl Mary, ful of grace (5:03)

5 Gloria (Old Hall MS, no. 21) — Leonel Power (3:38)

6 Ther is no rose of swych vertu (3:49)

7 Ibo michi ad montem mirre — Leonel Power (3:25)

Christmas Eve
8 Veni redemptor gencium — Sarum plainchant (3:14)

Christmas Day
9 Dominus dixit ad me — Sarum plainchant (2:13)

10 Nowel: Owt of your slepe aryse (3:56)

11 Gloria (Old Hall MS, no. 27) — Pycard (2:41)

12 Ecce quod natura (4:12)

13 Missa Veterem hominem: Sanctus (7:04)

14 Ave rex angelorum (2:58)

15 Missa Veterem hominem: Agnus dei (6:39)

16 Nowel syng we bothe al and som (2:51)

17 Nova, nova! Ave fit ex Eva (2:50)

Total time: (71:27)

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