Weihnacht der Spielleyt (A minstrel Christmas) | Christophorus CHR77335

Weihnacht der Spielleyt (A minstrel Christmas)

Label: Christophorus

Cat No: CHR77335

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 8th November 2010



The Freiburger Spielleyt have chosen a surprisingly “modern” selection of repertoire for an ensemble whose focus has otherwise been on the music of the late Middle Ages. But, as is noted in the foreword to the Straßburger Gesangbuch, the selection had already been made from selected hymns, old and 'new', many of which date back to the Middle Ages. Nevertheless, all the carols from the edition of 1697 are performed in the style of the time.

Spielleyt has come up with a varied range of instruments, in line with its emphasis on the Middle Ages, including the Baroque double harp, the Baroque lute and a gamba. However, they have been fond of improvisation and playful dealings with musical material since the year dot, and they take advantage of that freedom here.

Track Listing:
1. Tag und Nacht war gleich entfernt
2. Laßt uns das Kindlein wiegen
3. Ciaccona
4. Der Spiegel der Dreyfaltigkeit
5. Bergerette sans roch
6. Schlaf mein Kindelein
7. O Voy
8. Zu Bethlehem gebohren
Danserye (Extract)     
9. Branle
10. Uns kompt ein Schiff gefahren
11. Marien wart ein bot gesant
12. Am Weynacht Abend in der still
Terpsichore (Extract)     
13. Bransles simple, gay, double
14. Maria durch ein Dornwald ging
Phonurgia nova (Extract)     
15. Antidotum Tarantulae
16. Natali regis glorie

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