Renaissance Men: A Polyphonic Christmas
RENAISSANCE MEN: A POLYPHONIC CHRISTMAS is an ECMC concert CD recorded live on Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at The Church of the Blessed Sacrament in Manhattan, New York.
To open its nineteenth concert season, the Empire City Men’s Chorus, returned to a more traditional musical celebration of the holiday season. The Chorus added its distinctive style and artistry to a tapestry of captivating choral gems from the HIgh Renaissance. The resplendent realm of Music Divine was represented by signature works of Palestrina, Lasso, and Taverner, among others. Complementary pieces from modern masters influenced by the stile antico, balanced a program that also included a few light-hearted surprises!
Veni, Veni Emmanuel
15th century French chant; arr. Petker
G.P. da Palestrina (1525-1594)
Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)
Alma Redemptoris Mater
Natus est Nobis
Jacob Handl (1550-1591)
O Regem Coeli – Natus est Nobis
Hans Leo Hassler (1564-1612)
Rudolphus Naso-Rubro Tarandro
Johnny Marks (1909-1985); arr. Szazbo; trans. Clowdus