Weihnacht der Spielleyt: Strassburger Gesangbuch (1697) | Christophorus CHE02182

Weihnacht der Spielleyt: Strassburger Gesangbuch (1697)


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Label: Christophorus

Cat No: CHE02182

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Christmas

Release Date: 25th October 2019



The ensemble Spielleyt - Early Music Freiburg presents on this album a series of Christmas songs from the song collection of the Strasbourg Hymnbook of 1697. The preface to the hymnbook states that the song selection consists of ‘außerlesenen, uhralten und ... new songs’. ‘Uhralt’ here means that the melodies of some songs can date back to the Middle Ages. The ensemble has restored the songs in question from the Strasbourg hymnal to a medieval sound.

The ensemble Spielleyt was formed in Freiburg in 1990. The name is taking from Spielleute, the German word for medieval players. Group members were drawn from students at the University of Freiburg and the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis.

1. Tag und Nacht war gleich entfernet (Straßburger Gesangbuch)
2. Laßt uns das Kindlein wiegen (Straßburger Gesangbuch)
3. Ciaccona (Cremona, private collection, 17th century)
4. Der Spiegel der Dreyfaltigkeit (Straßburger Gesangbuch)
5. Susato - Bergerette sans roch (Danserye, 1551)
6. Schlaf mein Kindelein (Straßburger Gesangbuch)
7. O voy (Cancionero de palacio, Spain, c.1500)
8. Zu Bethlehem gebohren (Straßburger Gesangbuch)
9. Susato - Branle (Danserye, 1551)
10. Uns kompt ein Schiff gefahren (Andernacher Gesangbuch, 1608)
11. Marien wart ein bot gesant (Mondsee-Wiener Liederhandschrift, c.1400)
12. Am Weynacht Abend in der still (Straßburger Gesangbuch)
13. Praetorius - Bransles simple, gay, double (Terpsichore, 1612)
14. Maria durch ein Dornwald ging (first printed edition: Paderborn, 1850)
15. Kircher - Antidotum Tarantulae (Phonurgia nova, Kempten, 1673)
16. Natali regis glorie (conductus, School of St Martial, 12th century)

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