A traditional carol with a joyful and simple music. Written for three mixed voices (Sop, Alt, Men), the different verses are treated with 3 different easy structures to allow a varied and lively dialogue.
Here is the original Dutch version of Philipp Nicolaï's choral. Under the surname of Sweelinck, Father Jan-Peterszoon is often confused with his son Dirck-Janszoon, both Dutch composers.
This hymn is intended for the celebration of the feast of...
Motet for the feast of the Annunciation (March 25).
Luca Marenzio is a composer of the Italian Renaissance of many madrigals and motets. He worked in different courts in Rome, Florence and even in Poland. He is recognized as a master in the art...
This arrangement is an adaptation of the organ accompaniment written by Gabriel Faure for this famous traditional carol.
Simple and peaceful, it is easily sung by any choir planning a Christmas concert.
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Fourth and last of the traditional Carols harmonized by GEVAERT. It is written on the song system with verse and chorus. Certainly one of the most developed (with "the angels in our campaigns") in terms of dialogue between voices.
One of the best known harmonizations of this traditional Christmas Carol from Béarn (Southern France) was written by Swiss composer Frank Martin in the 20th century.
This song does not evoke the baby Jesus but the three wise men (sovereign...
This traditional Carol alternates verses sung in unison and a 4-voice chorus. it is however possible to flexibly manage this alternation, or even to sing the whole in polyphony.
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