Christmas in 15th-Century France & Burgundy
Friday, December 16, 2016 at 8 PM
Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 2:30 PM and 8 PM
First Church in Cambridge, Congregational
Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 4 pm
Corpus Christi Church, New York City
Music Before 1800

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Advent
Plainchant
O clavis David (O-antiphon for December 20)
Jacob Obrecht (1457/8-1505)
Factor orbis
Plainchant
O virgo virginum (O-antiphon for December 24)
Josquin Desprez (c.1455-1521)
O virgo virginum
Guillaume Du Fay (c. 1397-1474)
Conditor alme siderum (alternatim hymn for Advent)
Antoine Brumel (c.1460-c.1512)
Ave Maria gratia dei plena

Christmas
Johannes Regis (c. 1425-1426)
O admirabile commercium / Verbum caro factum est

INTERMISSION

Christmas
Du Fay
Letabundus (Christmas sequence)
Adrian Willaert (c. 1490-1562)
Praeter rerum seriem

New Year’s Day
Nicolas Grenon (c. 1380-1456)
La plus belle et doulce figure
Guillaume Malbecque (c. 1400-1465)
Dieu vous doinst bon jour et demy
Baude Cordier (d. 1397/8?)
Dame excellent ou sont bonté, scavoir
Johannes Tinctoris (c. 1435-1511?)
De tous biens playne (instrumental)
Gilles Binchois (c. 1400-1460)
Margarite, fleur de valeur
Du Fay
Ce jour de l’an voudray joie mener

Christmas
Johannes Ciconia (c. 1370-1412)
Gloria Spiritus et alme
Brumel
Nato canunt omnia

BLUE HERON
Jennifer Ashe, Pamela Dellal, Martin Near, Daniela Tosic
Michael Barrett, Owen McIntosh, Jason McStoots, Stefan Reed, Mark Sprinkle, Sumner Thompson
Cameron Beauchamp, Paul Guttry
Laura Jeppesen, vielle & rebec
Charles Weaver, lute & voice
Scott Metcalfe, harp, director