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Renaissance Christmas
choral music -
recommended by
GERALD FENECH

'... performed with breathtaking freshness, balance and gracefulness ...'

A Wondrous Mystery - stile antico. © 2015 harmonia mundi usa

When one talks of the Festive Season, we are hardly aware that the biblical narratives are as gritty and stark as anything one can ever imagine. But over the centuries traditions of singing angels, piping shepherds and starry nights have infiltrated the very essence of this unique event in man's history, diluting the profound message of salvation into one of worldly joy signifying practically nothing. Still, one redeeming factor has been the music composed in celebration of the birth of Christ, music that is not only sumptuously beautiful but also emotionally moving and deeply reflective...

Copyright © 14 December 2015 Gerald Fenech,
Gzira, Malta

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A WONDROUS MYSTERY - STILE ANTICO

HARMONIA MUNDI

CHRISTMAS

HIERONYMUS PRAETORIUS

LONDON

ENGLAND

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