French & German Baroque Music for Christmas

December 19, 2018, 10:00 pm

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On this special two-hour Christmas edition of Baroque&Before, we present a Bach Concert for Christmas from Austria’s Sankt Pölten Cathedral, recorded live in concert December 8th; as well as a French Baroque Christmas from Montreal, recorded live in concert December 9th.

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Michel Corrette (1709-1795)
Symphonie des Noëls No. 2 in D

Traditional (France)
Entre le boeuf et l’âne gris

Marc-Antoine Charpentier (c.1645-1704)
Noëls sur les instruments, H.534

Traditional (France)
Noël nouvelet

Marc-Antoine Charpentier
“La Nuit,” from the oratorio Dialogus inter angelos et Pastores Judeae in nativitatem Domini, H. 420

Excerpts from Noëls sur les instruments, H.531

Traditional (France)
Berger, secoue ton sommeil profond

Michel Corrette
Symphonie des Noëls No. 4 in d minor

Michel-Richard Delalande (1657-1726)
Trois Noëls en trio, from S. 173

Symphonies des Noëls, S. 130, No. 1

Clavecin en Concert Instrumental Ensemble; Luc Beauséjour, harpsichord & Director
Hugo Laporte, baritone; Michel Angers, theorbo
Recorded live in concert Sunday, December 9, 2018 at L’Église de La Visitation-du-Sault-au-Récollet, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Cantata BWV 147: Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben

Magnificat in E-Flat, BWV 243a


Martina Daxböck, Barbara Zidar-Willinger; soprano
Anna Kargl; contralto
Friedolin Obersteiner; altus
Johannes Bamberger; tenor
Stefan Zenkl; bass
Neue Hofkapelle Graz & the Choir of Sankt Pölten Cathedral; Otto Kargl, conductor
Recorded live in concert Saturday, December 8, 2018 at the Cathedral of Sankt Pölten, Austria