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Christmas Around Europe 2021 - Disc 9: Stuttgart
SWR Vocal Ensemble, from Stuttgart [no label, 1CD]

SWR 2 (Germany, recorded on December 9, 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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The SWR Vocal Ensemble with a programme of Scandinavian Christmas music.

Tracks have been arbitrarily split for easier access.

Part 1
Odde: Snilla Patea for choir and fiddle
Gjeilo: Tota pulchra es Maria
Matre: Eit barn er født i Betlehem (A Child is Born in Bethlehem)
Sixten: Marias Wiegenlied (Stille Nacht)
Track 01. Intro
Track 02. Part 1 - A 5:43
Track 03. Part 1 - B 6:00
Track 04. Part 1 - C 5:38
Track 05. Part 1 - D 3:29

Part 2
Nordqvist: Jul jul strålande jul (Yule, Yule, Radiant Yule)
Sørensen: Benedictus
Karlsson: Frid på Jord
la Cour: Hodie Christus natus est
Nystedt: Hosanna für Frauenstimmen 43:56
Track 06. Intro
Track 07. Part 2 - A 6:30
Track 08. Part 2 - B 5:37
Track 09. Part 2 - C 5:37
Track 10. Part 2 - D 4:57

Part 3
Praetorius, arr. Jan Sandström: Es ist ein Ros entsprungen
Traditional, arr. Gunther Martin Göttsche: O du fröhliche
Asbjørn Indahl, arr. Gjermund Larsen: Gropen
Track 11. Intro 46:44
Track 12. Part 3 - A 4:33
Track 13. Part 3 - B 4:05
Track 14. Outro 3:30
60 mins

Bjørn Kåre Odde, Hardanger fiddel, viola
Espen Wensaas, cittern
Mini Schulz, double bass
Yuval Weinberg, chorus director

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