A German Christmas
17th Century Music for the Time of Advent and Christmas
Margaretha Consort / Marit Broekroelofs The pieces on this album originate
largely from the Christmette by Michael Praetorius. In addition, nativity hymns
by a range of different composers from the same era have been compiled. In Lutheran
style the compositions on this album include solo-pieces, choir arrangements,
double-choral motets, instrumental pieces and of course the church organ repertoire.
The listener can also hear pieces, which were not necessarily meant for Christmas,
but fit the program very well. The function of some of the pieces is liturgical,
like “Gloria”, “Our Father” or the mighty Entrance-Prelude.
Two other pieces are meditative moments about the name of Jesus.
|Release Period||November 2018|