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Christmas Around Europe 2021 - Disc 7: Denmark
An Evening Of Snow, with Paul Hillier
Ars Nova, from Copenhagen [no label, 1CD]

DR P2 (Denmark, recorded on December 13, 2021); BBC Radio 3 broadcast on December 19, 2021.

A day-long festival of Christmas music and singing from across Europe and Canada in the European Broadcasting Union’s annual Christmas music day. Choirs and ensembles come together to celebrate the wonder of Christmas. First we travel to Russia with the Moscow Synodal Choir; then to Tallinn in Estonia, with Vox Clamantis, and then from Leipzig, in Germany, we hear Mendelssohn, and from Riga in Latvia, music by Handel. The broadcast started at 11 am and ended at 11 pm.

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Track 01. Peter Maxwell Davies’s Fires Of London - Kinloche His Fantassie 3:50
Track 02. Intro 2:09
Track 03. Rheinberger: Four Advent Motets 9:16
Track 04. Pärt: Which Was The Son Of 6:56
Track 05. Poulenc: Un Soir de Neige 7:21
Track 06. Byrd: O Magnum Mysterium 7:18
Track 07. Intro 1:58
Track 08. Trad. Anglo-American arr. P. Hillier: Joys Seven 2:31
Track 09. Trad. Portuguese arr. F. Lopes-Graça: Do Varao Nasceu a Vara 2:41
Track 10. Intro 0:55
Track 11. Trad. Italian arr. P. Hillier: Gesù Bambin l’è Nato 2:00
Track 12. Trad. Austrian arr. P. Hillier: Heissa Buama 2:30
Track 13. Intro 1:06
Track 14. Praetorius arr. P. Hillier: Es ist ein Ros Entsprungen 3:35
Track 15. Trad. English arr. P. Hillier: Ding Dong Merrily On High 4:31
Track 16. Trevor Pinnock: Handel’s Unto Us A Child Is Born 4:13
63 mins

Paul Hillier, director


  2. I want a hippopotopenis for Christmas.
    Only a Hippopotopenis will do.
    I don’t want doll, or dinky Tinkertoy.
    Only a hippopotopenis to play with and enjoy.

    By Derrick on Dec 25, 2022

  3. I’d just like to wish the happiest holiday season to all gay guys coast to coast. I live you all…

    By Leonard on Dec 25, 2022

  4. Homos has taken over here. No heteros left. People like TJ, Scara, Derrick drove folks like Johnny Straight away.

    By Lawn Reindeer on Dec 25, 2022

  5. Derrick here. I’m changing my name to De-reek in salute to heroes of the NFL.

    Right now I’m skinning my coc watching yhose big football guys. Its so good of them to play for us on Christmas

    By De-reek on Dec 26, 2022

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