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New York Polyphony: I Sing the Birth

Song NameComposer
Veni Redemptor gentiumSmith
Hodie Christus natus est
Hodie Christus natus estGiovanni Palestrina
Puer natus est nobis
Lully, lulla, thou little tiny childLeighton
Beata visceraPerotin
Ave Maria Mater DeiCornysh
Alma Redemptoris mater
The darkest midnight in December
The Fader of HevenMaxwell Davies
Vox in Rama
Vox in RamaClemens non Papa
Vox in Rama
Away in a manger
Ave MariaParsons
Coventry Carol
Ave Maria
Lullay, lullow, I saw a swete semly syght
Mervele noght, Josep
Nowell: Dieus wous garde, byewsser
Veni Redemptor gentium
O magnum mysteriumWilliam Byrd
Ecce advenit dominator Dominus
Magi veniunt ab orienteClemens non Papa
Nunc dimittisSmith
Vox in Rama

New York Polyphony is rapidly gaining a reputation as one of the finest new classical vocal ensembles. Fusing elegant vocalism with expert ensemble singing, its four male voices consistently deliver dynamic performances of music spanning nearly a millennium in a range of styles, combining historically-informed interpretive style with their own unique artistry. From the simplicity of plainchant to the dense chromaticism of contemporary works, the New York Polyphony sound is unified, energized and distinctive. The musical landscape traversed on this disc of music for the Advent and Christmas season is broad, from 12th century conductus to a 21st century carol, though the musical center is firmly polyphonic and rooted in the late Medieval world. The group is joined by a women's trio in several works written for more than four parts. The sound is clean and present, with appropriate resonance for this material. For the listener looking for a collection of contemplative Christmas music that steers clear of the most obvious selections and introduces intriguing new repertoire, as well as for the fan of early music vocal ensembles, this album has much to offer.

Item code: 8761C | 1 CD | $16.95 |add item to cart
Choral  | A Cappella | Male | United States
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