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Christmas Around Europe 2021 - Disc 11: Bulgaria
Gli Accordati Vocal Ensemble, from Sofia [no label, 1CD]

BNR Hristo Botev (Bulgaria, recorded on December 14, 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. Intro 2:19
Track 02. Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck: Hodie Christus natus est 3:17
Track 03. Intro 0:57
Track 04. Adrian Willaert: Sempre mi ride sta donna 1:12
Track 05. Orlando di Lasso: Allala pia calia 4:47
Track 06. Intro 3:11
Track 07. Igor Stravinsky: Ave Maria 2:19
Track 08. Orlando di Lasso: Chi chilichi? Cucurucu! 4:09
Track 09. Jacobus Gallus: Pater Noster 3:52
Track 10. Intro 1:05
Track 11. Francis Poulenc: Excerpts from ‘Quatre Motets pour le temps de Noël, FP 152′ 7:36
Track 12. Intro 0:50
Track 13. Clément Janequin: Au joly jeu 2:05
Track 14. Arvo Pärt: Bogoróditse Djévo (Mother of God and Virgin) 1:32
Track 15. Pierre Certon: La, la, la, je ne l’ose dire 2:05
Track 16. Intro 0:35
Track 17. Igor Stravinsky: Bogoróditse Djévo 6:13
Track 18. Anonymous: There Is No Rose 4:39
Track 19. Outro 0:47
Track 20. Eriks Esenvalds - Only In Sleep 9:20
63 mins

Gli Accordati Vocal Ensemble, from Sofia
Dragomir Yossifov, conductor


  2. Thank you for your wonderful blog. Just wanted to let you know that I a unable to play song 20, there seems to be a problem

    By tawauffi on Dec 29, 2022

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