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Tuesday, December 17, 2013 Permalink

La Nochebuena: A Spanish Renaissance Christmas

The Rose Ensemble. (Photo:Michael Haug Photography)

The Rose Ensemble. (Photo:Michael Haug Photography)

In La Nochebuena, The Rose Ensemble explores the great variety of music that filled the royal court of Ferdinand and Isabella, and flooded the chapels and streets of Renaissance Spain. Serene choral music from 16th-century masters is balanced with spirited cantigas for solo voice and harp. Spanish-language villancicos from court and countryside, and lively dances for vihuela, harp and percussion.

Now in its 16th season, the Rose Ensemble reawakens the ancient for the holidays.  Bring your listeners this rich variety of seasonal music, beautifully performed and recorded.  The Rose Ensemble will transport them to a time and place when the sacred met the earthy in celebration of the season.   

The program is hosted and produced by public radio veteran Tom Crann and the Rose Ensemble’s founder & artistic director Jordan Sramek. 

La Nochebuena: A Spanish Renaissance Christmas with the Rose Ensemble


Francisco GUERRERO
 (c. 1528-1599): Laudate Dominum de caelis 
Anon. Breviarium Gothicum (1502): Digamos Ave Maria 
Cristóbal de MORALES: (1500?-1553) Missus est Gabriel 

 (late 16th c.- early 17th c.) En Belén están mis Amores
Francisco GUERRERO (c. 1528-1599): Niño Dios d’amor herido 

Diego ORTIZ: (c. 1510-1570) Recercada Segunda (instrumental)
Pedro de ESCOBAR: (c. 1465 - post 1535) Virgen bendita sin par 

-- optional break @ 34:06 --

Juan García de ZÉSPEDES:
 Convidando está la noche (from the Rose Ensemble Celebremos el Niño CD)

(15th c. Cancionero Musical de la Colombina): ¡Qué bonito Niño chiquito!
Anon. (late 16th c. - early 17th c.): Angeles del zielo 

(15th c. Cancionero Musical del Palacio): Rey a quien reyes adoran  
Juan Gutiérrez de PADILLA: (c. 1590-1664): Las estreyas se ríen