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Label : Vanguard
Format : Flac (image + cue)
Cover : Yes

Tracklist :

CD 1: The Holly and the Ivy
1 Anon., 17th c.: Patapan 1:01
2 J.H. Hopkins: Hymn: We Three Kings of Orient Are 3:57
3 Anon., Trad., England: I Saw Three Ships 2:05
4 Anon., Trad., England: The Coventry Carol 2:23
5 Edmund H. Sears & Richard S. Willis: It Came Upon the Midnight Clear 2:25
6 Anon., 16th (spring carol): Good King Wenceslas (text: J.M. Neale, 19th c.) 2:46
7 C.J. Alexander & H.J. Gauntlett: Once in Royal David’s City 2:38
8 Anon., Czech Carol: Rocking (Hajej, nynjej) 1:32
9 Anon., Trad., England: The First Nowell 4:01
10 Anon., England: Christmas carol: God Rest You, Merry Gentlemen 3:09
11 George Wither (lyric) & Ralph Vaughan Williams (arr.): Wither’s Rocking Hymn 2:25
12 Joseph Mohr & Hans Gruber: Silent Night 2:55
13 Anon., Trad., England: Wassail Song 1:33
14 Anon.: Dormi Jesu! 1:26
15 Anon., ca 15th c.: Boar’s Head Carol 1:47
16 Anon., London Wait: Past Three o’Clock 1:56
17 Anon., medieval & Gustav Holst (arr.): Lullay My Liking 2:43
18 Anon., 15th c. & Peter Warlock (arr.): Adam Lay Ybouden 1:14
19 Anon., Germany & Robert Herrick (word / 1647: Christmas-play carol: Herrick’s Carol 1:39
20 Anon., 14th c.: Angelus ad Virginem 1:47
21 Anon., medieval & Cecil Sharp (arr.): Carol: The Holly and the Ivy 2:44
22 Anon., Germany (? / Scheidt & J.S. Bach (harmonization): O Little One Sweet 2:41
23 Anon., medieval, Chester Ms (ca 1425): Processional song of the Nuns of Chester 2:30
24 Anon., 16th c.: Winter-Rose 2:25
25 Anon., 14th c. arr. Bach: Carol: In Dulci Jubilo 3:30
Alfred Deller, counter-tenor / Desmond Dupre, lute / Stanley Taylor, recorder
The Deller Consort / Alfred Deller, director
April Cantelo, soprano / Alfred Deller, counter-tenor / Gerald English, tenor / Maurice Bevan, baritone

CD 2: Hark, Ye Shepherds!
1 Anon., traditional, old Welsh: Deck the Halls 1:15
2 Felix Mendelssohn: Hark! the Herald Angels Sing (text: Charles Wesley) 2:00
3 Anon. William Ballet’s Lute Book: Lute-book Lullaby 2:20
4 Anon., traditional: Ye Shepherds 1:54
5 George Frideric Handel (attr.): Joy to the World (text: Isaac Watts) 1:38
6 Anon., traditional: Down in Yon Forest 2:31
7 Anon., traditional, old Besancon: Carol tune: People Look East 2:01
8 Anon., traditional: Blessed Be That Maid Mary 1:31
9 Anon., ca 1520-1530: Sir Christmas 2:59
10 Anon., 15th c, arr. Michael Praetorius (arr.).: Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming 2:26
11 J.F. Wade: O Come All Ye Faithful 2:54
12 Anon.: The Twelve Days of Christmas 2:45
13 Anon., traditional: Here We Come a-Wassailing 2:42
14 Johann Georg Ebeling: All My Heart This Night Rejoices 2:44
15 Anon., traditional, Germany, 15th c.: Joseph Dearest (Song of the Crib) 5:56
16 Anon., traditional: I Saw Three Ships Come Sailing In 2:20
17 Geoffrey Shaw: How Far Is It to Bethlehem? (text: Frances Chesterton) 3:10
18 Anon., traditional, Czech: The Birds 1:12
19 Anon., traditional: Elizabethan popular tune: The Old Year Now (Greensleeves) (text: anon. 17th c.) 2:03
20 Anon., traditional, England (west country): A Merry Christmas 1:37
The Deller Consort / Alfred Deller, director
Eileen Poulter, soprano / Mary Thomas, soprano / Alfred Deller, counter-tenor / Wilfred Brown, tenor / Gerald English, tenor / Maurice Bevan, baritone
Desmond Dupre, guitar
Alfred Deller, counter-tenor

CD 3: Carols and Motets for the Nativity
1 Guilelmus Monachus: Gymel (instr.) 1:13
2 Anon.: Nowell, nowell: Tidings true 4:04
3 Roy Henry (Henry VIII?): Sanctus (instr.) 1:41
4 Anon.: Blessed be Thou, Heavenly Queen 2:04
5 Anon.: Qui natus est 3:56
6 Anon.: Burden and Carol (instr.) 4:55
7 Anon.: Nova! nova! 2:09
8 Anon.: Angelus ad virginem (instr.) 1:04
9 Anon.: Hail, Mary full of grace 3:40
10 Richard Smert: In die nativitas 3:39
11 Anon.: There is no rose of such virtue 3:08
12 John Dunstable: Kyrie (instr.) 2:41
13 Richard Pygott: Quid petis o fili 5:55
14 Anon.: Carol: I saw (instr.) 0:54
15 Anon.: Nowell, nowell: Out of your sleep 2:36
16 Guilelmus Monachus: Fauxbourdon (instr.) 1:28
17 John Dunstable: Quam pulchra es 2:37
The Deller Consort / Alfred Deller, director
Honor Sheppard, soprano / Mark Deller, counter-tenor / Alfred Deller, counter-tenor / Robert Tear, tenor / Maurice Bevan , baritone
Musica Antiqua Wien / Rene Clemencic, director

CD 4: Christmas Carols and Motets of Medieval Europe
1 Anon., end of 15th, Czech hymn book: Motet (a 4): De Nativitate Domine 2:08
2 Giacomo Fogliano: Lauda: Ave Maria 2:51
3 Jan of Jenstejn: Monody: Decet huius cunctis horis 5:16
4 Pedro de Escobar, Cathedral Library, Tarazona, Spain Ms: In Nativitate Domine (a 4) 1:35
5 Anon., end of 15th, Czech hymn book: O Regina, Lux Divina (a 3) 3:09
6 Giovanni Perluigi da Palestrina: Motet (a 4): Hodie Christus natus est 1:36
7 Byttering, Old Hall & York Mss: Motet (a 3): Nesciens mater 2:02
8 Johannes Ciconia, Codex Trent: Et in terra pax (instr.) 2:52
9 St. Godric, British museum, Ms Reg. v. f.vii,f: Crist and Sainte Marie 1:52
10 John Dunstable: Sancta Maria 2:32
11 Anon., Codex Montpellier: Isorythmic motet: O Maria virgo (instr.) 2:34
12 Anon., England, 14th c., British Museum add. 29987: Gloria 4:54
13 Henricus Isaac: Introit (a 4): Puer natus 2:59
14 Thomas Stoltzer: Foeno iacere (instr.) 1:47
15 Ludwig Senfl: Maria Zart 2:56
16 Leonel Power, Old Hall Ms: Motet (a 3): Beata Progenies 1:19
17 Anon., England, early 14th c.: Alleluya psallat 2:26
The Deller Consort / Alfred Deller, director
Honor Sheppard, soprano / Mark Deller , counter-tenor / Philip Todd, tenor / Maurice Bevan , baritone
Musica Antiqua Wien / Rene Clemencic, director
Helmut Ascherl, renaissance trombone, hurdy-gurdy / Rene Clemencic, recorder, organ / Wolfgang Hartl, alto pommer, renaissance bassoon or dolzian, bass krummhorn / Erwin Kellner, renaissance trombone / Bernhard Klebel, soprano pommer, krummhorn / Hubert Koller, tenor gamba / Paul Maurer, tenor pommer, krummhorn, drum / Hans Radbauer, glockenspiel, drum / Gerhard Stradner, zink, fiddle, recorder / Hans Tchedemnig, renaissance alto trombone / Peter Widensky , finger-hole horn, recorder, organ / Fritz Wurzler, renaissance trombone

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