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Nun Komm Der Heiden Heiland

Song NameComposer
Alle Psallite Cum Luya
Veni Redemptor Gentium
Nun Komm Der Heiden HeilandJohann Eccard
Angelus Ad Virginiem
Magnificat Sexti ToniJacobus Vaet
Veni Redemptor GentiumAmbrosius von Mailand
Stella Splendens
Pastores Loquebantur Inter SePhilipp Dulichius
Officium Nativitatis DominiHeinrich Isaac
Vetus Abit Littera Vid erunt Omnes
Sys Willekomen Heirre Kerst
In Dulci Jubilo
O Viridissma VirgaHildegard von Bingen
There is No Rose Of Swych Vertu
Es Ist Rose EntsprungenMichael Praetorius
Veni Redemptor GentiumAmbrosius von Mailand
Nun Komm Der Heiden HeilandJohann Eccard
Alleluya: A Nywe Werk
Veni redemptor gentiumMichael Praetorius

"Nun komm der Heiden Heiland", containing Early and Renaissance Christmas music, won a CASA award in 2006 for "Best classical album" and is a most rewarding of the award. The tale told by the booklet stretches back to St. Augustine and his role in early Christian church music, all by way of explaining the origins of Nun komm der Heiden Heiland (Now come, savior of the Gentiles), the hymn that gives the album its title. It got started as a Latin hymn, Veni redemptor gentium, by Saint Ambrose, the bishop of Milan who baptized Augustine of Hippo; translated into German and simplified somewhat by Martin Luther, it became a pan-Protestant hit. The group's singing is intonationally dazzling and splendidly controlled, fully the equal of any of the world's more flamboyant male vocal ensembles but without drawing attention to itself.

Item code: 9865C | 1 CD | $16.95 add item to cart
Early Music | Male | Germany

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