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A German Christmas



2009


 


Harpsichord, played by Webb Wiggins

 A German Christmas

In Dulci Jubilo

December 11-21, 2009

 

Folger Consort celebrates the holidays in the Elizabethan Theater with the festive music of Michael Praetorius, the most prolific German composer of the early 17th century. The son of a Lutheran minister, he was responsible for combining the wonderful north German Lutheran chorale tradition with the new Italian developments of the Baroque. In 1610, the last volume of his collection of over 1000 chorale settings,  Musae Zioniae, was published. The Consort performs some of the great Christmas favorites from this collection, including  In Dulci Jubilo,  Es ist ein Rose, and  Puer Natus Est .

 

Folger Consort
Robert Eisenstein--violin, viol

Guest Artists

Cantate Chamber Singers--vocals

David Douglas--viol, violin

Daniel Rippe--viol

Mary Springfels--viol

Daniel Stillman--trombone, dulcian, recorder

Webb Wiggins--organ

Tom Zajac--trombone, recorder, flute

 

 


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