Gathered in this volume are some of the finest motets and related pieces for the season of Christmas. 'Christmas Motets' provides a superb choice of pieces for something new. John Rutter has prepared completely new editions of all the pre-twentieth-century works, going back to the earliest and most reliable manuscript or printed sources. There are new English singing translations and playable keyboard reductions in every case.
Songs Include: Virga Jesse floruit (Brucknerer) · O magnum mysterium and Beata virgo (Byrd) ·(Cui) Magnificat (Dering) Quem vidistis, pastores? attrib. (Flecha) Riu, riu, chiu (Handl) Omnes de Saba venient (Handl) Resonet in laudibus (Mendelssohn) Frohlocket, ihr V?r auf Erden (Mouton) Nesciens mater; Palestrina: O beatum et sacrosanctum diem H. Praetorius: In dulci jubilo M. Praetorius: Quem pastores laudavere Scheidt: In dulci jubilo; Sweelinck: Hodie Christus natus est Victoria: O magnum mysterium