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I Sing the Birth ()

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composed by Andrew Smith, Anonymous, Ritson Manuscript, Christmas Traditional, English Traditional, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Gregorian Chant, Jacobus Clemens Non Papa, Kenneth Leighton, Pérotin, Peter Maxwell Davies, Plainchant, Richard Smert, Robert Parsons

New York Polyphony, a male quartet, in many senses calls to mind Anonymous 4, the women's ensemble that made an extraordinary career focusing on early music, but also branching out as far afield as folk song and contemporary repertoire. The collection here is primarily devoted to Medieval and Renaissance pieces, but includes works by modern British composers Peter Maxwell Davies, Kenneth Leighton, and Andrew Smith, and an unfamiliar setting of "Away in a Manger" based on a folk song from Normandy. The bulk of the music was ...

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  1. Veni Redemptor gentium, for vocal ensemble
  2. Hodie Christus Natus Est (Mode 1)
  3. Hodie Christus natus est, for 4 voices
  4. Puer natus est nobis, introit
  5. Lully, Lulla, Thou Little Tiny Child, for soloist & chorus, Op 25b
  6. Beata viscera, conductus for solo voice
  7. Ave Maria Mater Dei for 4 voices
  8. Alma redemptoris mater, antiphon
  9. The Darkest Midnight in December, carol (Irish)
  10. The Fader of Heaven, for vocal ensemble
  11. Vox in Rama audita est, Communion
  12. Vox in Rama, motet in 4 voices
  13. Vox in Rama audita est, Communion: Reprise
  14. Away in a Manger
  15. Ave Maria for 5 voices
  16. Coventry Carol ("Lully, Lulla, Thou Little Tiny Child") (English)
  17. Ave Maria, gratia plena, tractus
  18. Lullay, lullow: I saw a swete semely syght, christmas carol for 2 voices
  19. Mervele noght, Josep
  20. Nowell, nowell: Dieu vous garde
  21. Veni redemptor gentium, hymn (for Advent)
  22. O magnum misterium, motet for 4 voices (SATB)
  23. Ecce advenit dominator Dominus
  24. Magi veniunt ab oriente
  25. Nunc dimittis, for vocal ensemble
  26. Vox in Rama
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I Sing the Birth
2007, Avie

UPC: 822252214123

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