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The Adoration of the Kings by Gérard David (active 1484-1523)
Reproduced by permission of The Trustees, The National Gallery, London
Track(s) taken from CDGIM010
Recording details: Unknown
Salle Church, Norfolk, United Kingdom
Produced by Steve C Smith & Peter Phillips
Engineered by Mike Clements
Release date: November 1986
Total duration: 2 minutes 30 seconds

'The three medieval carols sung by male voices … are instantly attractive, whilst the one with a soprano line … though rhythmically complex, is amusing in its musical mazing … Ave Maria appears for four voices by Josquin Desprez, for seven voices by Philippe Verdelot and for four voices and for double choir by Victoria. The continuous sostenuto of the first two settings produces some delicious mild metal in the voices … a lovely record, beside which much of our accustomed Christmas musical fare seems meretricious' (Gramophone)

Joseph, lieber Joseph mein
composer
author of text

Introduction
This wonderfully sonorous carol was written for use at Vespers after the Magnificat during the Christmas season. Praetorius himself would have directed it in the grand parish church of St Jacobi in Hamburg, where he was organist. The choir regularly divides into two halves, one of high voices, one of low, singing in alternation.

from notes by John Milsom © 2013

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