A Baroque Christmas – 2012

The celebration of the Nativity has always been a source of inspiration for composers. The different elements of the evangelical narrative evoke numerous images: tender feelings before the Baby Jesus; the gentleness of his mother, the Virgin Mary; the procession of the three Wise Men; the angelic choirs in Heaven; and these shepherds gathered in the manger. All that appears in the musical repertoire linked to this holiday, as well as the presence of colourful instrumentations and themes connected to folk traditions. This set, released by Ricercar, brings together all these elements, drawn from the repertoires of the Renaissance and Baroque eras.

With the participation of: Vox Luminis, Lionel Meunier, Ricercar Consort, Philippe Pierlot, La Fenice, Jean Tubéry, Choeur de Chambre de Namur, Leonardo García Alarcón, Bruno Boterf, Akadêmia, Françoise Lasserre, La Pastorella, Frédéric de Roos, Les Agrémens, Greta De Reyghere, Claire Lefilliâtre, Maria Cristina Kiehr, Susan Hamilton, Henri Ledroit, James Bowman, Guy de Mey, Ian Honeyman, John Elwes, Max Van Egmond, Jérémie Papasergio, Bernard Foccroulle, Freddy Eichelberger, Luc Ponet, Syntagma Amici, Ensemble Mare Nostrum, Ensemble Faux Bourdon

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